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Apple adds another ball to juggle, said to enter feature film business. With hardware updates lagging, OSes to finish, are there too many balls in the air, or is Apple able to juggle 'em all? Vote for the results in the left column below or go straight to the results here.

Weekend Highlights: Apple's Friday surprise is a "multi-year partnership with Opra Winfrey" to "create original programs that embrace her incomparable ability to connect with audiences around the world"; WSJ cites sources claiming Apple will stay with less expensive LCD screens for future iPhones "as consumers balk at iPhone X price tag"—more in our Apple/Macintosh section; Gene Munster thinks Apple is about 5 years behind Netflix and further ahead with original content than we think; Bare Feats compares Direct X on Win 10 vs Metal 2 on macOS 10.13.5; Lory Gil reviews Airfoil for Mac; Jonny Evans ponders whether or not Apple has a hidden meaning behind naming the next macOS after a desert; GrayKey, a thorn in Apple's side, finds workaround to new security measures; Apple releases four (1, 2, 3, 4) advertisements called "Behind the Mac", some find the sudden focus on Macs "strange"; Apple "most awarded brand" at AICP Awards.

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  • "IPhone Obsession Brings No Relief For Imagined Vibrations" ["'The iPhone has changed everything about how we relate to technology, for both good and bad,' said Larry Rosen, a psychologist and professor who is the author of 'IDisorder: Understanding Our Obsession with Technology and Overcoming Its Hold on Us'"]  Bloomberg 11:18 AM
  • "Fury at Apple's 'rip-off' plan to make ALL iPhone accessories obsolete by changing design of socket"  Daily Mail (UK) 7:36 AM
  • "iPhone 5: What's Up With the Dock? In 2003, the third-generation iPod debuted with a 30-pin dock. That basic design has been used on iPods, and eventually iPhones, ever since. But with the arrival of the next iPhone, Apple may introduce a new dock design. That could provide some design advantages to the upcoming handset, but it could also leave customers and third-party device makers in the lurch."  MacNewsWorld 7:56 AM
  • "iPhone 5 dumping Dock Connector for 'chipped' Micro MagSafe?" ZDNet 7:59 AM
  • "Every iPhone accessory you own is now obsolete" 9:21 AM
  • "Apple, Facebook map out a plan: Self-developed app to replace Google's" Associated Press 8:21 AM
  • "Feds want help from publishers who settled Apple/e-book case: As the Department of Justice continues to press its antitrust case against Apple and some of the country's largest book publishers, it wants the publishers who have already settled to turn over evidence." CNET News 12:26 PM
  • "Are Apple's legal woes biting it?" [Video Report] BBC 8:23 AM
  • "California judge puts limit on Apple-Samsung patent exhibits: Apple and Samsung are limited to 125 exhibits and 25 hours of argument to streamline the case" IDG News Service 11:16 AM
  • "Apple v. Samsung Smackdown Headed to Jury Trial" AllThingsD 11:26 AM
  • "Apple sues HTC in Virginia court for abuse of 4G/LTE standard-essential patents" Foss Patents 3:59 PM
  • "Apple files 4G LTE patent countersuit in ITC case against HTC" AppleInsider 5:30 PM
  • "Proview in jeopardy over creditor's appeals court complaint" Electronista 8:18 AM
  • "Apple asks retail employees to test Mountain Lion" CNET News 7:55 AM
  • "Apple Genius Bar staff testing Mountain Lion: Apple is asking its Apple Store Genius Bar staff to get involved with testing the latest beta version of OS X Mountain Lion." Macworld UK 8:10 AM
  • "Apple Expands Testing of OS X Mountain Lion to Select Retail Store Staff" MacRumors 8:57 AM
  • "Apple releases Safari 6 Developer Preview 2: The new preview build fixes a crash experienced in the previous build" Macworld UK 10:31 AM
  • "Samsung tempts iPhone users with iTunes content transfer tool" V3 8:50 AM
  • "Vacation Blackout Hints at Late July Release for OS X Mountain Lion" MacRumors 4:10 PM
  • "Confirmation OS X Mountain Lion Coming Late-July" Tapscape 3:45 PM
  • "Bugs & Fixes: From missing alarms to update woes" Macworld 4:07 PM
  • "How to manage ext2/ext3 disks in OS X: OS X cannot natively read the popular ext2 and ext3 filesystems, though support for these filesystems can be implemented if needed." CNET Reviews 12:06 PM
  • "Make These Audio Tweaks To Improve Your iMovie [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 8:49 AM
  • "Mac Tip: Move Menu Bar Contents Around In Mac OS X" MacTrast 8:50 AM
  • "Swap the Last Two Characters Typed with a Keyboard Shortcut" OS X Daily 3:53 PM
  • "Remove Chrome 'Most Visited' Web Thumbnails" OS X Daily 1:33 PM
  • "The New Mac Trend: Download Video Tutors For Your Mac And Mac Apps" Mac 360 7:22 AM
  • "Cut, Copy, Paste, Check Spelling The iPhone And iPad Way Right On Your Mac" NoodleMac 7:23 AM
  • "Use Your Mac To Relax Or Get Better Sleep With A Little Background White Noise App" TeraTalks 7:22 AM
  • "4 Ways Your Mac Can Help You Type Faster Than You Can Actually Type" Mac 360 7:23 AM
  • "2 Easy Mac Apps That Remove Unwanted Items From A Photo With A Click" PixoBebo 7:23 AM
  • "275 High Resolution Desktop Wallpaper Photos For Your Mac (less than 2-cents each)" McSolo 7:22 AM
Press Releases
  • "Cut with Drag & Drop Brings Cut and Paste to OS X (Sort Of)" Lifehacker 9:47 AM
  • "Satellite Eyes Switches Your Mac's Wallpaper to a Map of Your Location" The Next Web 8:55 AM
  • "TextExpander 4 makes longer document creation easier, but only if you have OS X 10.7" The Verge 8:10 AM
  • "Mac support coming to major engineering and construction specifications platform" ZDNet 8:05 AM
  • "Have a PPC Mac? Benchmark your Video card, share" FairerPlatform 7:42 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Pay Raises May Help Stem Employee Dissatisfaction" ifoAppleStore 8:18 AM
  • "Facebook recruits Apple's UI Design Manager" 9 to 5 Mac 11:24 AM
  • "Facebook hires former Apple design manager" CNET News 12:26 PM
  • "Apple's iPhone 5 with global 4G heads to world's biggest carrier, China Mobile" Computerworld 10:22 AM
  • "Personal Drone's Secret Ingredient: iPhone" Wired 7:48 AM
  • "iRacism: Apple refuses to sell products to US Persians" RT News 11:13 AM
  • "Apple Improves Employee Discount Program" ifoAppleStore 8:18 AM
  • "Apple's new employee discounts start: $500 off a Mac and $250 off an iPad" The Verge 8:10 AM
  • "Third Street Promenade 2 Apple Store taking shape in California" TUAW 8:50 AM
  • "Apple's App Store hits 32 more countries, focuses on Africa and Asia" Engadget 8:05 AM
  • "Apple's App Store travels to 32 more countries" CNET News 8:52 AM
  • "Watch the 'Dream Team' of iPhone Hackers Present on the Corona Jailbreak [Video] iClarified 8:20 AM
  • "Criminal who did Apple out of $1m gets nine years: Criminal who did Apple out of $1m worth of iPads, iPhones and Macs gets up to nine years" Macworld UK 8:10 AM
  • "Chinese Mother Uses 4-Year-Old Son to Steal iPhone" M.I.C. Gadget 8:18 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Google Files for 'Google Driverless Car' Icon Trademark" Patent Bolt 3:44 PM
  • "Samsung Invents New Ways of Handling Folders on Android" Patent Bolt 1:30 PM
  • "Adobe fixes Flash Player for Firefox to stop crashes" Computerworld 4:13 PM
  • "Firefox Promises Privacy Patch Against Tab Spying/Shared PC warning: Firefox 13 browser records and stores a user's most-visited pages, including sensitive content otherwise protected by HTTPS." InformationWeek 12:20 PM
  • "Alan Turing 100: Visionary, war winner ... game maker?The Register 11:46 AM
  • "Alan Turing - Codebreaking, computing and bigotry: Science Museum celebrates 100th anniversary of man who cracked Enigma code and founded the computer age" Techworld 11:41 AM
  • "Open source cloud vendors air their differences: Citrix, OpenStack and Eucalyptus officials fire zingers back and forth" Network World 11:21 AM
  • "Malware targeting AutoCAD files could be sign of industrial espionage" Network World 11:20 AM
  • "Gadgets that save you from yourself" MSNBC 11:08 AM
  • "Sony adds 11in super-portable to Vaio E Series laptops" V3 11:50 AM
  • "Sony Xperia S Android 4.0 update goes live" TG Daily 11:43 AM
  • "Verizon Rolls Out Ice Cream Sandwich to Droid Razr, Razr Maxx" PC Magazine 11:12 AM
  • "Facebook Finally Lets You Edit Your Comments Anytime" PCWorld 11:16 AM
  • "After Oracle, OpenSolaris rises again: Oracle tried to kill it, but the former Sun project has emerged from the ashes, nurtured by a crowd of innovative startups" InfoWorld 10:53 AM
  • "CEO Of Internet Provider We Delete User Logs After Two Weeks. Your Internet Provider Should, Too." Forbes 10:45 AM
  • "U.S. computer graphics scientist wins Kyoto Prize" Associated Press 10:34 AM
  • "Schilling says company crash cost him his baseball fortune" CBSSports 10:39 AM
  • "Curt Schilling: I lost $50M in failed gaming company" Boston Herald 10:08 AM
  • "Office printers spew reams of garbage as 2-year-old Trojan runs wild" The Register 11:45 AM
  • "Megaupload's Dotcom bouncing back with new venture, attracts Apple co-founder's attention" VentureBeat [Free Registration Required] 11:52 AM
  • "Google Slips Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Details: Google accidentally spilled some beans about Android 4.1 Jelly Bean ahead of its official Google I/O debut. Here's what Google's slip-up says about the next version of Android." InformationWeek 12:20 PM
  • "Google Allows Developers to Answer User Comments in Play App Store" IDG News Service 11:16 AM
  • "Google CEO sidelined by mystery voice condition" Reuters 11:34 AM
  • "Google's Larry Page loses voice, will not speak at key events: Page will not be speaking at an upcoming Google developer conference and the company's earnings calls next month" IDG News Service 11:20 AM
  • "Nintendo Debuts 3DS XL With 90% Larger Displays: Available August 19 For $199" TechCrunch 11:39 AM
  • "Sony Invents Optical Communication Glasses for Work & Play" Patent Bolt 9:04 AM
  • "Actress Kelly Macdonald Explains Why The Brave Video Game Was More Challenging Than The Pixar Film" Forbes 7:55 AM
  • "Gene Steinberg meets columnist Joe Wilcox of BetaNews, commentator Jim Dalrymple of The Loop, and Mike Prospero, Reviews Editor of Laptop magazine, this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 1:38 PM
  • "Playing w/ the MacBook Air, USB 3.0, Thunderbolt Ethernet Adapter, MS Surface (Podcast)" Insanely Great Mac 8:10 AM
  • "Apple's iPad costs you $1.36 per year to charge: According to the Electric Power Research Institute, its data is based on owners fully charging the slate every other day." CNET News 8:52 AM
  • "iPad Calculated to Use $1.36 Worth of Electricity a Year" The Mac Observer 8:59 AM
  • "Power your iPhone for $0.38 a year; iPad, $1.36" Tapscape 11:21 AM
  • "The Next iMac May Not Have A Retina Display After All" Cult of Mac 9:03 PM
  • "No Retina Display in Next-Generation iMac?" MacRumors 4:10 PM
  • "Impact of iPad on notebook market decreasing, say Taiwan ODMs" DigiTimes 10:37 AM
  • "Retina MacBook Pro Runs 3 Displays, 15" MacBook Pro Teardown, 13" MacBook Pro Benchmarks, More" Low End Mac 4:13 PM
  • "SandDisk's Fast New USB 3 Flash Drives, Pixelmator and CameraBag Apps Updated, and More" Low End Mac 1:33 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Asphalt 7: Heat For iPhone and iPad Was Just Released For $0.99 (Will Increase To $6.99 Soon)" Apple Sliced 8:46 AM
  • "iSlash HD For iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $1.99)" Apple Sliced 8:46 AM
  • "Demolition Master 3D! For iPhone Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:46 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:20 AM
  • "MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:20 AM
  • "Apple MacBook Air Buyer's Guide -Up To $400 Off -Models, Prices And Information" MacReviewZone 7:22 AM
  • "Apple AirPort Extreme Base Station Price Tracker -Prices From $95" MacReviewZone 7:21 AM
  • "iPad Accessories Buyer's Guide -Best Selling Apple iPad Accessories -From $2 To $300 -Prices, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 7:21 AM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 10 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 8:31 AM

  • "Meet the new Mac Pro, about the same as the old Mac Pro" Macworld 8:19 AM
  • "New Apple laptop's display shines, but for a high price" Silicon Valley 10:35 AM
  • "Pixelpalooza: 15" Retina MacBook Pro reviewed/Apple replaces ports & spinning drives with Thunderbolt and 5.1 million pixels." Ars Technica 8:46 AM
  • "MacBook Pro with Retina Display: I wanna love you, but you're bringing me down" Digital Trends 8:08 AM
  • "Shootout: Adobe Photoshop CS6 on various 2012 and 2011 Apple Laptops" Bare Feats 12:24 PM
  • "Boxee Live TV Tuner adds over-the-air TV to Boxee Box" Macworld 4:07 PM
  • "Ultra Optics Screen Protector Lets The New iPad's Retina Display Shine Through" App Advice 4:10 PM
  • "Arcadie for iPhone Review" SlashGear 12:26 PM
  • "iHealth Blood Pressure Dock Review: iHealth Blood Pressure Dock is a well designed hardware accessory for iPad or iPhone/iPod touch that allows users to measure and track their blood pressure at home." 148Apps 4:12 PM
  • "Video Review: iKeep & iKeep Charger from Poldera" Run Around Tech 9:03 AM
  • "Code Folio Practical, Functional With Just A Couple Of Missteps" MacNews 9:04 AM
  • "Company of Heroes Complete: Campaign Edition Review" Mac|Life 8:21 AM
  • "Free: Play Poker With Your Friends Using A Cool, Multi-player Mac Poker App" BohemianBoomer 7:23 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "iBook Lessons: Folium Book Studio" TUAW 8:46 AM
  • "Garden Apps: Blooms Amid the Weeds" [Paid Membership Required] 12:26 PM
  • "Air Mail™ Review: Standout flight simulator is a charming and original ride" Macworld 8:55 AM
  • "Asphalt 7 – Heat review for iPad and iPhone" iMore 8:55 AM
  • "Swordigo for iOS review: Cheerful roleplaying action, atrocious writing" Macworld UK 8:17 AM
  • "Dragons Lair HD for iPad review: Help Dirk the Daring rescue the Princess Daphne in this retro classic" Macworld UK 8:17 AM
  • "Virtua Tennis Challenge Review" Mac|Life 9:21 AM
  • "Put the pedal to the metal in these games for iOS" CNET Reviews 7:55 AM
  • "Appidemic: Nyan Cat Adventures for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch" AppleTell 8:20 AM
  • "'Band Together' iPad Review - Puzzles For People Who Like to Play God" Touch Arcade 4:07 PM
  • "Asphalt 7: Heat Review/Asphalt 7 offers the same core gameplay as Asphalt 6, but with stunning new graphics." 148Apps 4:11 PM
  • "Mutant Storm Review: Mutant Storm is a dual-stick shooter that is designed for players to try and survive through 89 levels." 148Apps 4:12 PM
  • "Call of Snakes Review: A classic game with an action twist." 148Apps 12:26 PM
  • "Real Escape Review: It makes good use of some new iOS Device features, but Real Escape slips up on one of the most basic essentials." 148Apps 11:26 AM
  • "Soccer Superstars 2012 Review: Passable game that doesn't score." 148Apps 10:24 AM
  • "Xtrail – The GPS Fitness Tracker Review: Xtrail is a GPS-enabled fitness tracker that records workouts and analyzes your performance." 148Apps 8:49 AM
  • "Mad Acorn Review: It's a mad dash to stay on beat in this quirky rhythm game" 148Apps 9:22 AM
  • "Streaming Videos to an iPad using Home Sharing" iLounge 3:53 PM
  • "Road-Trip With Your iPad, Too [iOS Tips] Cult of Mac 4:11 PM
  • "Six ways to sharpen iPad presentations" Entrepreneur 11:15 AM
  • "Turn Your iPad into a Digital Picture Frame" Macinstruct 7:43 AM
  • "Jingle Bells, Batman Smells, Apple TV's On the Way" The Mac Observer 9:02 PM
  • "Particle Debris: The Apps That Came in From the Cold" The Mac Observer 5:19 PM
  • "What Resolution to Expect From Apple's Future Retina Devices" Gizmodo 4:06 PM
  • "Crunching the numbers on Retina: what to expect in iMacs, MacBook Airs, and Thunderbolt monitors with Retina displays" gdgt 2:05 PM
  • "10 Mac Apps that Need MacBook Pro Retina Support (and Pronto)" Techland 12:04 PM
  • "Apple's iPhone 5 connector said to be a control freak: 30-pin? Nope. Micro-USB? Nope. Power grab? Yup" The Register 4:06 PM
  • "Editorial: On a Smaller Dock Connector and Compatibility Article"  iLounge 12:03 PM
  • "iPhone 5 rumor rollup for the week ending June 22: Apple iPhone 5 scuttlebutt includes mini dock flare-up, the 5th dimensions, Liquidmetal again, China 3G" Network World 11:21 AM
  • "Usefulness Is the Greatest Feature of All" Tech.pinions 10:22 AM
  • "If Apple Could Do It From The Start, Why Won't The Microsoft Surface Launch With 3G?" Cult of Mac 10:25 AM
  • "Wouldn't it be poetic justice if with Surface, a Microsoft solution costs more than Apple?" VentureBeat 10:22 AM
  • "On iPad not being for working and learning"  iDownload Blog 9:37 AM
  • "Hey, Apple, Open Up A Store In My End Of Town" MacNews 9:04 AM
  • "Ask TechBlog: What case do you use to protect your mobile device?" Houston Chronicle 8:54 AM
  • "Apple lovers kick Microsoft's Surface while it's down" Fortune 8:02 AM
  • "The New Apple Is Sticking A Fork In Old And New Competitors (and not even one at a time)" Mac 360 7:23 AM
  • "My Experiences with the Lenovo ThinkPad X120e" Low End Mac 4:17 PM
  • "If Apple Jumped Off a Bridge, Would Microsoft Jump, Too?" Minyanville 4:06 PM
  • "Unfixable Computers Are Leading Humanity Down a Perilous Path" iFixit 2:03 PM
  • "Here's now much data we generate every minute" CNET News 12:16 PM
  • "Is there more to Larry Page's sickness? One analyst wonders" CNET News 12:17 PM
  • "BlackBerry 10 hands on: Virtual keyboard and radical new UI" ZDNet UK 12:02 PM
  • "Top 5 hottest smartphones this summer" ZDNet 12:00 PM
  • "Ten techie homeowner tips for Jason's new house" ZDNet 11:57 AM
  • "Which mobile OS's apps make most money? Hint: It's not Android or iOS." Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 11:53 AM
  • "What happened to Turing's thinking machines?" ZDNet 11:59 AM
  • "How Smart Phones are Changing the Way We Bank, Drive, Have Sex, and Go to the Bathroom" Time 11:48 AM
  • "Alienware M17x Gaming Notebook, Amped with Ivy Bridge and GeForce GTX 680M, Hands-On Sneak Peek" HotHardware 11:21 AM
  • "Video Viewing Up On Tablets and Phones, Down On PCs" PCWorld 11:15 AM
  • "The Best Google Chrome Extensions 2012: Picking the best from so many great add-ons was hard, but we did so. Here are our choices for some of the greatest extensions you can add to your Google browser." PC Magazine 11:13 AM
  • "Are BYOD workers more productive?" CIO 10:54 AM
  • "Microsoft's Surface Many Annoy Hardware Firms, But They'll Live" Forbes 10:45 AM
  • "Game on: 3 high-performance laptops duke it out/We test the Eurocom Panther 4.0, HP Envy 17 and MSI GT783 to find out which will get gamers to the finish line fastest." Computerworld 10:30 AM
  • "Virtualization Security: Where's The Innovation?" InformationWeek 9:54 AM
  • "Twitter Crash: Hack Or Hardware Fail? Twitter blames a cascading bug, but hacking group UGNazi claims responsibility." InformationWeek 9:54 AM
  • "When Everyone Has a Cloud" TheStreet 12:14 PM
  • "3 reasons we won't see a cloud API standard" InfoWorld 10:53 AM
  • "Great Open Source Cloud Debate Rages: One, and only one, open source project usually gains the upper hand in a new software category, but cloud has three tough contenders in OpenStack, CloudStack, and Eucalyptus. Must one win?" InformationWeek 10:51 AM
  • "Using A Cloud Service At the Office Without Permission? You're Not Alone" AllThingsD 9:35 AM
  • "At the Salo end of Nokia's deep crisis" Reuters 9:52 AM
  • "Here's Why It Doesn't Matter That Microsoft's Tablet Won't Have 4G" Business Insider 12:06 PM
  • "Do you lose free speech rights if you speak using a computer? Scholar argues computer-generated speech is not protected by the Constitution." Ars Technica 11:24 AM
  • "Report: Samsung Galaxy S III phone explodes in user's car in Ireland" MacDailyNews 9:04 AM
  • "Microsoft Shrouded The Surface In 'Apple Levels Of Secrecy' By Designing It In A Secret Underground Bunker" Business Insider 9:03 AM
  • "Microsoft's Surface tablet said to be Wi-Fi only at launch; no 4G, no 3G, no 2G, not even 1G" MacDailyNews 8:46 AM
  • "Microsoft's Surface proves software is dead: Ballmer finally gets with the program" The Register 7:46 AM
  • "The Battery Life On Microsoft's New Tablet Might Be Terrible Compared To The iPad" Business Insider 7:40 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "OmniFocus: Getting Things Done On iPad, Mac" [Slideshow] InformationWeek 4:16 PM
  • "Motive Stylus Offers Clever Storage and a Custom Tip — A Kickstarter Project" PadGadget 4:13 PM
  • "OnLive For iPad Is Still In A Holding Pattern" Apple'n'Apps 4:13 PM
  • "The TAKTIK Case For iPhone Offers Premium Protection With Premium Looks" App Advice 4:10 PM
  • "Brick-Size Snooze Button Connects to Your iPhone [Video] Mashable 4:06 PM
  • "TabToolKit 2 Adds Tab Store, iPad Retina Display Improvements" The Mac Observer 3:57 PM
  • "Lantronix Adds USB Support with xPrintServer -Home Edition" The Mac Observer 3:45 PM
  • "Apple iPad Users Can Now Autotrade the Currency Market Directly from the iPad" PRWeb 12:29 PM
  • "Moredays Brings A Digital Journal, Scrapbook & Calendar To iPhone" TechCrunch 12:04 PM
  • "Draw Maze Lets Friends Draw and Send Mazes to Each Other" 148Apps 12:04 PM
  • "Today's Apps Gone Free: League Of Evil, OSnap!, TinyWallet And More" App Advice 11:25 AM
  • "DoubleDutch Releases Collaboration App, Pride" 148Apps 11:17 AM
  • "Slow Moment for iOS saves your memories s-l-o-w-l-y" TUAW 9:11 AM
  • "The Wimbledon App Arrives Ahead Of 2012 Tournament" App Advice 8:57 AM
  • "Granny Smith Races Onto iOS This August" 148Apps 8:57 AM
  • "Taito's Classic Shooter 'RayStorm' Hits the App Store, Original 'RayForce' on Sale to Celebrate" Touch Arcade 8:46 AM
  • "OmniPlan for iPad packs a professional punch at $50, despite limited sharing and syncing features" 9 to 5 Mac 8:21 AM
  • "Flipboard for iOS updated with Google+ and YouTube integration, more languages" 9 to 5 Mac 8:21 AM
  • "Nike+ Running For iPhone Gets Fresh New Look, Lots Of New Features In Version 4.0" Cult of Mac 8:18 AM
  • "ibanglez takes crowd funded route for iPod nano bangle" iPodNN 8:12 AM
  • "Radiolab releases Android, iOS app, invites you to join the sound collage" Engadget 8:05 AM
  • "Split! leads iPhone Games of the Week" Appolicious 8:03 AM
  • "Retro BoomBox Print Hard Case for iPhone 4 / 4S" USBfever 7:31 AM
  • "Zebra Print Hard Case for iPhone 4 / 4S" USBfever 7:31 AM
  • "Taskoverflow now available on the App Store" prMac 7:42 AM
  • "Angry Humans? Guano! Is A New Mobile Game For The Birds" prMac 7:42 AM
  • "Babel the King - a new interactive storybook for kids 2+ and parents" prMac 7:42 AM
  • "Smiley Cat LLC releases HoneyBees! for iPad" prMac 7:41 AM
  • "Brain School 1.0 for iOS Passes the Test" prMac 7:31 AM
  • "Buzz Me! by GiggleUp - All New Interactive Toy Phone for Learning" prMac 7:31 AM
  • "FilterMania 2 for iPhone Turns You into an iPhotography Artist" prMac 7:31 AM
  • "Forget the Mayan Calendar: Get Latest iPhone, iPad Mayan Adventure Game" prMac 7:31 AM
  • "Hazard Manager 3.5 for iPad - Workplace Safety Inspections Made Easy" prMac 7:31 AM
  • "Lucky Dice 1.0 for iOS - New App for Winning at Your Local Lottery" prMac 7:31 AM
  • "Multiple timers made easy with Tymer for iPhone" prMac 7:31 AM
  • "New Marble Math Junior Educational App Now Available in the App Store" prMac 7:30 AM
  • "New Math App in Groundbreaking i Learn With Educational Program for iPad" prMac 7:30 AM
  • "Zombie Quest 1.0 for iOS - A Casual Spin on Conservative Board Games" prMac 7:30 AM
  • "Amazing Twitter Client TweetBot To Hit The Mac" AppleBitch 7:26 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Lawsuit over HP ex-CEO Hurd payout dismissed" Reuters 12:19 PM
  • "Hewlett-Packard Named Top Dividend Stock With Insider Buying and 2.61% Yield" Forbes 12:13 PM
  • "Lawsuit over HP ex-CEO Hurd payout dismissed" Reuters 4:11 PM
  • "Will H-P bottom out any time soon?" MarketWatch 4:00 PM
  • "'Nuclear free' city grants waiver for HP" Computerworld 10:19 AM
  • "HP Names New Channel Leaders, Searching For Rauch Replacement" CRN 9:22 PM
  • "HP Passport 1912NM Internet monitor gets thin client treatment: Passport Internet monitor is a thin client slapped on to an all-in-one" Techworld 11:41 AM
  • "Microsoft and Madison Avenue in Epic Battle" CNBC 9:41 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface To Start At $599? Microsoft risks alienating everyday consumers by pricing its self-branded tablets at a premium, analysts say." InformationWeek 4:16 PM
  • "Microsoft's Surface Tablet Said To Be Wi-Fi Only At First" Bloomberg 10:08 AM
  • "Microsoft's Surface tablet said to come with only Wi-Fi" CBS News 9:50 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface could fall flat on Wi-Fi only plans" V3 11:50 AM
  • "Windows 8 Secure Boot: Two Linux Distros Respond" PCWorld 11:16 AM
  • "Acer says Microsoft's move against Apple will fail: The manufacturer and Microsoft partner changes its tone on the Surface tablet." CNET News 9:14 PM
  • "Windows Phone 8 seen cementing developer loyalty to Microsoft: Some experienced Windows Phone developers say Microsoft got it all right, citing new hardware options, more APIs, and device services" Network World 10:53 AM
  • "Analyst: Microsoft Possibly Prepping Own Windows Phone 8 Handset" PC Magazine 11:13 AM
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