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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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  • "MobileMe shuts down, though Apple still offering migrations, iDisk, Gallery downloads"  9 to 5 Mac 6:04 AM
  • "Apple's MobileMe is dead -- but you can still retrieve your files" Fortune 6:47 AM
  • "Apple shutters MobileMe, keeps data available for 'limited time'" AppleInsider 1:49 PM
  • "Judge Koh deals next blow to Samsung, denies all 12 of its summary judgment requests" Foss Patents 6:07 AM
  • "Android devices have already been found to infringe 11 valid Apple and Microsoft patents" Foss Patents 11:18 AM
  • "Samsung's public statements contradict its motion to stay the Galaxy Tab 10.1 injunction" Foss Patents 7:51 AM
  • "Samsung appeals Galaxy Nexus ban and moves to stay the injunction" Foss Patents 2:59 PM
  • "Apple's patent absurdity exposed at last/US appeal court judge Richard Posner has finally said the unsayable: that Apple's and other tech firms' patent battles are a ridiculous abuse of intellectual property law" The Guardian 6:55 AM
  • "Italian regulator threatens Apple with new fines: source" Reuters 8:31 AM
  • "For state economic development efforts, Apple deal something to build on" Las Vegas Sun 6:09 AM
  • "Does Apple have anything that can match Google Glass?" Fortune 9:06 AM
  • "Apple Tweaks Genius Bar To Increase Capacity" ifoAppleStore 10:50 AM
  • "Gov. Brown gives fast-track status to Apple headquarters"  Silicon Valley 6/30
  • "Apple's second victory in a week over Samsung as sales of Galaxy Nexus are banned by judge in patent wrangle that has already claimed iPad rival" Daily Mail (UK) 6/30
  • "US Court Approves Apple Injunction Against Samsung Galaxy Nexus" Social Barrel 6/30
  • "Apple scores second legal win vs Samsung in a week" Gay Today 6/30
  • "Could Steve Jobs actually win his thermonuclear war?"  Fortune 6/30
  • "Apple Wins 8 New Design Patents in Hong Kong China" Patently Apple 6/30
  • "Apple's Senior Hardware Chief Bob Mansfield Retiring" eWeek 6/30
  • "Battle plan: Apple vs. Microsoft vs. Google" MSNBC 6/30
  • "TMA Grades Gene Munster's Apple Analysis: Comprehension and Accuracy Both Get F's"  The Mac Advocate 6/30
  • "Apple Stock vs Google Stock Since The Launch Of The iPhone" Business Insider 6/30
  • "Steve Would Be Proud: How Apple Won The War Against Flash | TechCrunch" TechCrunch 6/30
iPhone Impact
  • "What if ... Apple just now released the first iPhone?" BetaNews 6:54 PM
  • "The iPhone Turns 5. Here's What It Wrought." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6/29
  • "Touched by greatness: The iPhone years" GigaOM 6/29
  • "Five years later: How the iPhone reinvented Apple" GigaOM 6/29
  • "Because of the iPhone, there is an app for that — Tech News and Analysis" GigaOM 6/29
  • "Apple's September iPhone 5: 'Biggest product launch in CE history'?" Computerworld 6/29
  • "News has been changed forever by the iPhone" GigaOM 6/29
  • "The Apple iPhone at 5: a potted history/Happy 5th birthday, iPhone! This is your life" Macworld UK 6/29
  • "Apple's iPhone Turns 5 – Watch Steve Jobs Unveil It" WSJ Blogs 6/29
  • "Apple Changing Posture on Security and Macs" eWeek 10:42 AM
  • "OS X Mountain Lion Set For July 22nd Release?" MacTrast 6/30
  • "New OS X Tibet Malware Puts In An Appearance, Sends User's Personal Information To A Remote Server" Redmond Pie 6/30
  • "Google Admits Chrome is Crashing New MacBook Air" Tapscape 6/30
  • "Google: Yes, Chrome is crashing MacBooks" CNET Reviews 6/29
  • "Google: Chrome Is 'Causing A Kernel Panic' On Some Macs, We're Fixing It ..." RazorianFly 6/29
  • "Google confirms Chrome bug is causing crashes on latest MacBook Air" Ars Technica 6/29
  • "MobileMe, a rare Apple screwup, finally bites the dust" CNET News 6/29
  • "6 Ways Apple Is Polishing Mac Security: Apple no longer markets Macs as malware-free, but rather 'built for security,' and refines protection in Mountain Lion." InformationWeek 6/29
  • "New OS X Tibet malware variant surfaces: Unlike other malware, this strain appears to be a politically motivated and targeted attack." MacFixIt 6/29
  • "Mac-based Trojan targets Uyghur activists: Security researchers have intercepted a Mac-based Trojan attack targeting Uyghur human rights activists." The Register 6/29
  • "Aperture 3.2.3 or later: Migrating MobileMe albums and photos to your Aperture library" Apple Support 7:52 AM
  • "Pro Application Replacement Serial Numbers" Apple Support 6/30
  • "Hard Disk Failure on the Office iMac: Part 2 -Data Recovery" eXtensions 6/29
  • "How To Make Disk Images From CDs or DVDs Using OS X Disk Utility" MacTrast 6/30
  • "iBook Lessons: The absolute beginner" TUAW 6/29
  • "MailTags 3 is an excellent add-on for Apple's Mail app" Macworld 6/29
  • "Merge separate App and Media libraries Article" iLounge 6/29
  • "Ask the iTunes Guy: Questions about video" Macworld 6/29
  • "Strophes is an indispensable complement to iTunes" MacNews 6/29
  • "Sound Bunny Review" ["This light application from Prosoft lets you set the volume level for each application running on your Mac."] Mac|Life 6/29
  • "MacMost Now 728: Creating Animated Video Charts With Keynote" MacMost 6/29
  • "Using Munki to Manage Apple Software Updates" Amsys 6/29
  • "3 Ways to Turn Off The Screen of Your MacBook Without Closing The Lid [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 6/29
  • "Be Afraid. Macs Get Malware. Scan, Find, Delete Malware With These Free Apps" PixoBebo 6/29
  • "How To Stop Hackers, Malware, And Big Brother From Breaking 'Out' Of Your Mac" BohemianBoomer 6/29
  • "The Easy Way To Turn Your Skype Calls Into QuickTime Movies On A Mac" Mac 360 6/29
  • "How Is Your Mac Working? Check On The Mac's Internals With A System Monitor App" Mac 360 6/29
  • "The Best Way Yet To Clean Up And Manage A Mac's Crowded, Cluttered Menubar" TeraTalks 6/29
  • "How To Add Flare To Your Mac And Your Photos With Just A Click" McSolo 6/29
  • "Free: All The Keyboard Shortcuts Revealed With This Mac Cheat Sheet App" NoodleMac 6/29
  • "The war for developers" 8:23 PM
  • "Apple Rooting Their Own Systems?" Rixstep 6:51 PM
  • "Apple Shuts Down MobileMe For Good" AppleBitch 10:42 AM
  • "TUAW and MacTech interview: Tumult" TUAW 6/30
  • "Remember geeks, iOS wasn't made for us" iMore 6/30
  • "Always On Scroll Bars in Lion, 'New' Mac Pro Same as the Old Mac Pro, and More" Low End Mac 6/29
  • "A Big Day For Google Chrome With Release On iOS, Crashing On OS X" AppleBitch 6/29
Press Releases
  • "VLC 2.0.2 update includes Retina Display support (and lots more!)" 9 to 5 Mac 6:05 AM
  • "VLC Media Player 2.0.2 ships with Retina, improved legacy Mac support" FairerPlatform 10:41 AM
  • "Reeder App Updated For The New MacBook Pro's Retina Display" Cult of Mac 6/30
  • "Get Retina-blowing Color Splash Studio for Mac Free Through Sunday [Daily Freebie] Cult of Mac 6/30
  • "Hero Academy Is Coming To Mac And Adding Valve's Team Fortess 2 As A Playable Team" Cult of Mac 6/29
  • "All Call of Duty games 50% off on Mac App Store" FairerPlatform 6/29
  • "Characters For Mac, A Designers' and Developers' Best Friend" Cult of Mac 6/29
  • "The Desktop Web Browser for Smartphone Users 'Sleipnir 3 for Windows / Mac (3.5) 'released. – Drastically change your smartphone life!" Sleipnir 6/29
  • "Logoist 1.0 for Mac OS X - Create Stunning Artwork" prMac 6/29
  • "Zevrix Updates Output Factory for InDesign: Improves Book Processing" prMac 6/29
  • "Sprightly Software Releases Attendance Taking App, Participants for Mac" prMac 6/29
  • "Introducing Armadillo - the world's best Audio Notes" prMac 6/29
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple demands domain: Second time in two months it's filed claim with U.N. agency to get hands on a URL" Computerworld 6:59 AM
  • "Saturday Apple links: six stories we liked this week/Android apps on OS X and 5 other stories we didn't get to at Infinite Loop." Ars Technica 6/30
  • "Job ad indicates Apple using Oracle, IBM servers in North Carolina data center: Apple is looking for Unix engineer to support Oracle and IBM servers at its data center in Malden, North Carolina" Computerworld 6/30
  • "Apple's Siri wrong 38 percent of the time in test: In a test by analysts Piper Jaffray on a busy Minneapolis street, Apple's Siri managed to perform searches correctly 62 percent of the time. Oddly, Google's voice assistant was right 86 percent." CNET News 6/30
  • "Minneapolis street test: Google gets a B+, Apple's Siri gets a D/1,600 questions: 800 in a quiet room, 800 in a noisy street"  Fortune 6/29
  • "Apple's Siri Gets Below-Average Grade From Piper Jaffray" Bloomberg 6/29
  • "Siri Shows Increasing Promise, But Accuracy Falls Short of Google Text Searches" MacRumors 6/29
  • "Report: Tablets now drive more ecommerce traffic than smartphones" GigaOM 6/29
  • "On the Big Screen: Surface Beats Retina" AllThingsD 6/29
  • "21% of iOS users say they wouldn't leave Apple at any price" AppleInsider 6/29
  • "Happy Birthday, iPhone! What's It Feel Like Being 5?" Wired 6/29
  • "Apple's iPhone Marks 5 Years as Iconic Smartphone" ABCNews 6/29
  • "The Apple iPhone, Five Years Later (Infographic)" AllThingsD 6/29
  • "iPhone: The 5-Year-Old That Changed the World [Infographic] Mashable 6/29
  • "Will Apple say 'uncle' in Madrid? Nearly 28,000 people have signed a petition asking Apple Inc. to return a much-loved but unofficial Madrid landmark, a massive Tio Pepe sherry advertisement, to its perch atop a historic hotel in the bustling central square Puerta del Sol upon completion of the edifice's renovation." MarketWatch 6/29
  • "New Apple Stores Opening in US, Australia on Saturday" The Mac Observer 6/29
  • "Virgin Mobile to carry iPhone from today, Sir Richard does his best Fonz impression" Engadget 6/29
  • "Virgin Mobile starts selling Apple's iPhone 4, iPhone 4S" CNET News 6/29
  • "The Phoenix Rises: Modbook Pro – Worlds Most Powerful and Largest-Screen Tablet Computer" MacPrices 6/29
  • "Modbook, the Mac Tablet of Yore, Marches Back Into Action" MacNewsWorld 6/29
  • "The Mac Modbook is back, watch out iPad: A pro version of the Modbook, a modified MacBook-Wacom tablet combo will hit the shops this autumn" Macworld UK 6/29
Non-Apple News
  • "FTC investigating Google, Motorola over FRAND patent abuse" AppleInsider 6/30
  • "Microsoft Bringing Fingerprint Detection to 'Surface' Tablets" Patent Bolt 6/29
  • "Facebook Insider Tells All In 'The Boy Kings'" Daily Ticker 6/29
  • "Gateway refreshes budget-priced SX, DX desktops for back-to-school shopping" ZDNet 6/29
  • "How One Hacker Quit the Programming Life for Bluer Skies" Wired Magazine 6/29
  • "Red Hat details next Linux and storage platforms for cloud, big data era" ZDNet 6/29
  • "Nintendo hires digital content expert" TG Daily 6/29
  • "Scientists develop spray-on battery" Reuters 6/29
  • "French bid 'adieu' to Minitel, the France-Wide Web" Reuters 6/29
  • "So what will you do with your extra second tomorrow night? Rare leap second to be added to atomic clocks on Saturday night" The Independent 6/29
  • "Adobe says no Flash Player for Android 4.1, plans to withdraw app on Aug. 15" IDG News Service 6/29
  • "AOL Reorganizes Into Membership, Brand And Ad Units [Incl Armstrong's Memo] TechCrunch 6/29
  • "AOL reorganizes, creates three new groups" CNET News 6/29
  • "AOL Promotes CFO Minson To COO To Reorganize Company" Bloomberg 6/29
  • "RIM Explores Microsoft Alliance, Other Radical Moves" InformationWeek 6/29
  • "RIM Apparently Not Interested In Switching To Windows Phone" Forbes 6/29
  • "No shortage of requests from Android devs at Google team's 'fireside chat" Network World 6/29
  • "GameStop pre-selling Nexus 7, offers discounts with trade-ins" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 6/29
  • "Google makes small changes to Google+ but shows social skills elsewhere: The company rolled out incremental improvements to its social network platform while adding social elements to its other offerings" IDG News Service 6/29
  • "Google+ minus Linus Torvalds: New Google+ Events feature sends the father of Linux packing" InfoWorld 6/29
  • "Google Is Rolling Out Changes To Crack Down On Google+ Event Spam" TechCrunch 6/29
  • "Google scrambles to fix Events after celebs yelp" GigaOM 6/29
  • "Adobe Flash Is Dead -- on mobile!" BetaNews 6/29
  • "Most Americans doubt safety of cloud storage" MacNews 6/29
  • "Google's new Nexus 7 tablet apparently infringes Nokia's patents and faces other IP risks" Foss Patents 6/29
  • "Talkcast tonight, 7pm PT/10pm ET: Pyrotechnic edition! " TUAW 7:37 PM
  • "Insanely Simple by Ken Segall – review: The secret of Steve Jobs's success – revealed by the man who put the 'i' into Apple's products" The Guardian 6/30
  • "eXtensions Podcast #2012 3: The Bangkok-based eXtensions podcast based on the week's Cassandra columns and whatever else I throw in." eXtensions 6/30
  • "Gene Steinberg meets Kirk McElhearn, the 'iTunes Guy,' Ross Rubin of the NPD Group, and Avram Piltch of Laptop magazine this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 6/29
  • "TUAW and MacTech interview: VMware" TUAW 6/29
  • "In-Depth: Graphisoft talks to Architosh about ArchiCAD 16" Architosh 6/29
  • "Interview: Artist Growth for iOS helps manage your musical career" TUAW 6/29
  • "Apple Warns Users Of Impending Shutdown" AppleBitch 11:04 AM
  • "MacBook Pro retina display coming as 13-inch MBP update" All Voices 6/30
  • "Wickr gives iPhone messages military-grade protection" Yahoo! News 6/30
  • "Apple Planning Mid-Cycle iPad 3 Display Update, Says Rumor" Tapscape 6/30
  • "Apple rumored to release upgraded iPad in summer, says paper: Apple is reportedly set to launch an upgraded 9.7-inch iPad in the summer of this year with the device shipment volumes expected to increase starting September, according to a Chinese-language Apple Daily report citing sources from market watchers."  DigiTimes 6/29
  • "Apple Will Reportedly Launch A Thinner iPad Complete With An IGZO Display Panel" Redmond Pie 6/29
  • "Apple Could Sell $10B Of iPad Minis In FY '13, Analyst Says" Forbes 6/29
  • "Rumor: New 'Thin' iPad Set To Arrive This Summer" Apple Bitch 6/29
  • "Foxconn aims to land iTV orders by investing in Sharp, says CMI former executive" DigiTimes 6/29
  • "Foxconn, Sharp eying Apple big-screen TV, says parts maker: Need more reassurance that an Apple big-screen TV is on the way? A screen component manufacturer in Asia muses on the potential of the Foxconn-Sharp alliance." CNET News 6/29
  • "iPhone 5 rumor rollup for the week ending June 29" Network World 6/29
  • "Want a terabyte iPad? Then you'll want to read this" GigaOM 6/29
  • "Chrome for iOS hits No.1 in Apple's App Store" BGR 6/29
  • "Chrome hits iPhone and iPad, storms to top of download chart" The Register 6/29
  • "Google Chrome already No. 1 among free iOS apps" CNET News 6/29
  • "Google Chrome races onto iOS, slowed by Apple-implemented speed issues" AFP Relax News 6/29
  • "Chrome for iOS Tops App Store Charts" PC Magazine 6/29
  • "Google Chrome for iOS: Number one with a bullet" FairerPlatform 6/29
  • "Apple Podcasts app doesn't require iTunes" TG Daily 6/29
  • "Apple patent may foretell an end to iPhone autocorrect Tourette's" The Register 6/29
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Best Buy knocks up to $140 off of new MacBook Airs, Retina/Pros, start at $949" 9 to 5 Mac 1:41 PM
  • "There are no new item in The US Apple Store, 84 were unchanged, and five were Sold Out. - Refurbished Apple products while they last." While Supplies Last 6:47 AM
  • "Drawing Box For iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 6/30
  • "Power of Logic HD For iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $1.99), The iPhone Version Is Also Free" Apple Sliced 6/30
  • "Pollushot For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 6/30
  • "Mac Compatible Printers... Prices Range From $30 To $450 -Best Selling -Prices, Deals, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 6/30
  • "iPod Touch Buyer's Guide... Up To $169 Off Currently Shipping Models" MacReviewZone 6/30
  • "Apple TV Buyer's Guide -Apple TV Prices, Deals, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 6/30
  • "There are no new item in The US Apple Store, two decreased price price, three were restocked , 85 were unchanged, and five were Sold Out. - Refurbished Apple products while they last." While Supplies Last 6/30
  • "MEGA MAN X For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For $0.99 (Normally $4.99)" Apple Sliced 6/29
  • "Clock Blocks For iPhone Is Free Right Now (Previously $1.99)" Apple Sliced 6/29
  • "Photo Slice For iPhone Is Free Today (Was $1.99)" Apple Sliced 6/29
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 6/29
  • "MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 6/29
  • "Refurbished Mac Pros -Prices Range From $1,730 to $5,259" MacReviewZone 6/29
  • "iPad Closeout & Refurbished & Used Buyer's Guide -Prices Start At $248" MacReviewZone 6/29
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 20 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 6/29
  • "Best Selling iPhone Headsets -From $2 To $300 -Prices, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 6/29

  • "Addo Slate Shield Case for iPad review" iMore 1:05 PM
  • "5 Bad Things & 5 Good Things About Apple's New Retina MacBook Pro" Business Insider 10:43 AM
  • "The MacBook Retina Display – Pros and Cons" Amsys 6/29
  • "Apple TV vs. Roku vs. Nexus Q: Media streamers compared" CNET Reviews 6/29
  • "Google Nexus 7 vs new iPad 3" T3 6/29
  • "GPU acceleration in After Effects CS6: Which Mac does it better?" Bare Feats 6/29
  • "Mini review/hands-on: LunaTik alloy and polymer stylus/pen combo" 9 to 5 Mac 6/29
  • "Review: Logitech Ultrathin iPad Keyboard Cover will kickstart your transition from consumption to creation" 9 to 5 Mac 6/29
  • "GeekDad Review: Hitachi G-Connect" Wired 6/29
  • "CaseApp for iPhone review" iMore 6/29
  • "Review: Twelve South's BookBook case for iPad" 9 to 5 Mac 6/29
  • "MagSafe to MagSafe 2 Converter for 2012 MacBook Air, MacBook Pro w/ Retina Display (Video)" Insanely Great Mac 6/29
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Webr For iOS Lets You Create Dynamic Websites Right On Your iPhone" Redmond Pie 8:49 PM
  • "Chrome for iOS Slower Than Safari, And We Know Why" Social Barrel 6:56 AM
  • "Review: Countdown++ – A Great Countdown Timer For iOS" MacTrast 6:49 AM
  • "Face Off: Chrome vs. Safari for iOS" ["But the only true assessment of a browser's usefulness, of course, is how fast it loads the sites we visit every day, and in our much-less-scientific matchups, Chrome performed admirably. Safari won most battles (the content-rich New York Times website loaded about a second quicker, but this site actually loaded a couple of ticks faster with Chrome), but none of the contests were decided by more than a few seconds. And once cached, the difference was mostly imperceptible."] Mac|Life 6/29
  • "At last! Chrome for iPhone and iPad is here, and it (mostly) rocks" Houston Chronicle 6/29
  • "Chrome on iOS is sluggish, but at least it syncs" ExtremeTech 6/29
  • "Google Chrome vs Apple Safari: iOS Browser shootout!" iMore 6/29
  • "11 mobile apps to enhance your travel experience" Computerworld 6/29
  • "Yelp for iOS review: With iOS 6 you'll be able to read Yelp reviews in Maps. But you can read them right now with the Yelp app itself" Macworld UK 6/29
  • "Update to SloPro -60fps Slow Motion Video app: Now 1000 fps" eXtensions 6/29
  • "SnapDot app makes stipple portraits on the iPhone a snap" GigaOM 6/29
  • "Project Now iOS app generates a soundtrack for your life -- Kind of" BetaNews 6/29
  • "Magical Weather for iPad review" iMore 6/29
  • "App Spotlight: MaxEmail Fax Turns Your iPhone into a Fax Machine" PCWorld 6/29
  • "5 good iPad apps worth checking out" ZDNet 6/29
  • "LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 for iOS review/Immerse yourself in a lego-based world featuring the boy who lived" Macworld UK 6/29
  • "Adventure Time - Legends of Ooo: Big Hollow Princess Review" Mac|Life 6/29
  • "Oregano Recipe Manager Review: Is Oregano the recipe manager to end all recipe managers? Not quite." 148Apps 6/29
  • "Boom Brigade 2 Review: This particular infestation is going to require a bit more than a rolled up newspaper and some glue traps." 148Apps 6/29
  • "The Mordis Review: The Mordis is a brain teasing puzzler that is both challenging and addicting." 148Apps 6/29
  • "Magic 2013 Review/Forget the free option. Plunk down $9.99 and buy a great translation of Magic: The Gathering to the iPad." 148Apps 6/29
  • "Spell Dash Review: Owing much to other word games, Spell Dash still has a certain fun quality about it." 148Apps 6/29
  • "Cthulhu Saves The World Review: Cthulhu Saves The World is an RPG inspired by the 16-bit era that has players taking Cthulhu on an adventure to become a true hero so that he can destroy the world." 148Apps 6/29
  • "A Great Fix For A Broken iPhone Power/Lock Button" Apple Bitch 6/29
  • "Make Chrome your default browser in iOS with BrowserChooser" iDownload Blog 6/29
  • "The iPhone doesn't have the power to ruin (or rescue) everything" TUAW 9:12 PM
  • "Editorial: Why NFC In The iPhone WILL Solve Problems That DO Exist" Apple Bitch 6:49 PM
  • "The camera you have with you" 6:48 AM
  • "Apple's injunction stopping Galaxy Nexus sales is shameful" BetaNews 6/30
  • "Is the iPad 2 cannibalizing the new iPad's profits?"  GigaOM 6/30
  • "Battle for mobile OS dominance: Ars OpenForum talks competition/Who will be the alpha in the ecosystem of mobile operating systems?" Ars Technica 6/30
  • "MacOS KenDensed: Patent Ping Pong & Happy Birthday, iPhone" The Mac Observer 6/30
  • "The Macalope Weekly: Personality disorder" Macworld 6/30
  • "Weekly Wrap: MacBook Air tests, tons of reviews, and five years of iPhone" Macworld 6/30
  • "Apple Files For Domain; Still Available" AppleBitch 6/30
  • "Is Apple Going To Launch An iTunes Web Application Through" AppleBitch 6/30
  • "The Last Jelly Bean Smartphone Ever? Judge Blocks Samsung Galaxy Nexus" Tapscape 6/30
  • "The iSource Pick of the Week: iPhone" iSource 6/30
  • "How on earth will we create the next Steve Jobs? Matching demand in the education system." New Statesman 6/30
  • "Steve Jobs Was Wrong: Google's new Nexus 7 proves smaller tablets aren't completely worthless." Slate 6/29
  • "Hey Apple, This Is Crazy, But My Name's Intel, So Call Me Maybe?" Seeking Alpha 6/29
  • "Giddyup, Apple! The company is strolling like Microsoft when it should be sprinting like Adobe."  PC Magazine 6/29
  • "iMac 2012 Retina: iMac 2012, New iMac or iMac Retina – whatever it will be called, here are our predictions for Apple's next all in one PC, and check back for 2012 iMac news, rumours and details as we get them." TrustedReviews 6/29
  • "Another Management Exit Suggests Apple's Ride Without Jobs Could Be A Rocky One" App Advice 6/29
  • "An Apple-lover's take on the Nexus 7" VentureBeat 6/29
  • "Looks Like Apple Has Changed Its App Store Algorithm Again" TechCrunch 6/29
  • "The Macalope Daily: Cry me a river" Macworld [Insider Content] 6/29
  • "I run my business from iPhone 3G" BetaNews 6/29
  • "5 years later: 8 iPhone-bashing pundits repent/Pundits who got it wrong about the iPhone when it debuted explain why — or deny that they did" [Slideshow] InfoWorld 6/29
  • "Five Years Later: Where Were You When The iPhone Was Born? [Feature] Cult of Mac 6/29
  • "The iPhone at five: Was it really five years ahead?" Electricpig 6/29
  • "It's iPhone's 5th Birthday: Here Are Its 5 Most Viral Videos Ever" Business Insider 6/29
  • "iPhone fifth anniversary: Apple's meteoric rise to the top" BGR 6/29
  • "The iPhone That Started A Revolution" App Advice 6/29
  • "Happy 5th birthday, original iPhone!" iMore 6/29
  • "Here's What Steve Ballmer Thought About The iPhone Five Years Ago" Business Insider 6/29
  • "How the iPhone shaped the wireless industry — for better or worse" GigaOM 6/29
  • "The iPhone at 5: a GigaOM retrospective" GigaOM 6/29
  • "Apple Obsolescence Debate: More Analysis Please, Fanboys/The Apple-can-do-nothing-wrong crowd cranked up the hate machine when I questioned the vendor's upgrade treadmill. Some responses and clarifications are in order."  InformationWeek 6/29
  • "Apple posts multi-million dollar bond to start Galaxy Tab injunction" IntoMobile 6/29
  • "It's Mac vs. PC. iPad vs. Everything Else. Beware: The Specification Wars Are Back" Mac 360 6/29
  • "Tech remorse: the worst gadgets we ever bought/The Ars staff relays some close encounters with technological abominations." Ars Technica 8:48 PM
  • "Why performance will help Google steal cloud customers from Amazon" GigaOM 1:06 PM
  • "Careful, Twitter — remember what happened to MySpace and Digg" GigaOM 6/30
  • "Latest outage raises more questions about Amazon cloud" GigaOM 6/30
  • "Google Nexus Q Hands-On: The buggy streaming story" PCWorld 6/29
  • "How To Maximize Your SSD Investment: Some servers benefit from solid state drives more than others. An SSD deployment strategy will help you get the biggest bang for your buck." InformationWeek 6/29
  • "Parsing the New Cellphone Plans" [Paid Membership Required] 6/29
  • "The week in tech: 5 must-know things" USA Today 6/29
  • "10 essentials for nerds hitting the beach" MSNBC 6/29
  • "Could Facebook be testing a 'Want' button?" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 6/29
  • "Is the 'home of the future' ideal passe?" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 6/29
  • "Gouged by cloud - but it's so convenient" The Register 6/29
  • "Red Hat, the hidden cloud company" InfoWorld 6/29
  • "Anthony Wood: How Roku Prospers In An Apple-Google TV Invasion" Forbes 6/29
  • "Sandberg faces many tests at Facebook" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 6/29
  • "Survey: 59% would grab smartphone out of toilet" CBS News 6/29
  • "LinkedIn Breach: Leading CISOs Share 9 Protection Tips" InformationWeek 6/29
  • "8 Android devices you can mod to run 'Ice Cream Sandwich'" [Slideshow] Network World 6/29
  • "Hello, Nexus Q. Goodbye, Google TV?" Techland 6/29
  • "At first birthday, has Google+ found its niche? Social network might be becoming hub for all things Google" Computerworld 6/29
  • "Is Google prepping a 10-inch tablet?" CNET News 6/29
  • "Google Nexus 7 Review Round-Up: Best $200 Tablet Available" PCWorld 6/29
  • "RIM's Most Excellent Decision: Delaying BlackBerry 10" Techland 6/29
  • "Is RIM, a Canadian national icon, at its breaking point?" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 6/29
  • "Made in the U.S.A. - Google's killer new feature?" ZDNet 6/29
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Last Time app: a missing event tracker in the App Store" MacMegasite 11:03 AM
  • "Nike+ FuelBand iPhone and iPod Touch app now integrated with Path" Gadgetell 10:40 AM
  • "SloPro 2.0 For iOS Features Native iPad Support, Records Video At 1000 FPS & More [Video] Redmond Pie 6/30
  • "Good Deal: 'Call of Cthulhu' for iPhone / iPad is free for today only" The Verge 6/30
  • "Command your dragon in an exploration of the magic world of Haypi Dragon" MacMegasite 6/30
  • "Fat Eel Studios Release Save n' Spend 1.0" MacMegasite 6/30
  • "Lantronix announces XPrintServer Home Edition for iOS wireless printing" TUAW 6/29
  • "Splashtop for iPad updated to support Retina Display" CNET News 6/29
  • "Orbotix's Sphero Is Rolling Into An Apple Store Near You" TechCrunch 6/29
  • "ZangZing and QOOP Closing Their Doors" TidBITS 6/29
  • "Find Your Lost Keys with the Hone for the iPhone 4S and new iPad" Run Around Tech 6/29
  • "Safari Download Manager finally compatible with iOS 5" AppleTell 6/29
  • "Close Friends Can Now Track Your Fitness Successes (And Failures) On Path, With A Daily Sparkline From Nike+ Fuelband" TechCrunch 6/29
  • "Path adds support for Nike+ FuelBand with integrated Fuel score graph" The Verge 6/29
  • "Nike+ FuelBand app for iOS updated with background syncing and battery meter" The Verge 6/29
  • "Exclusive: How New Star Soccer dominated the charts, and made its creator £5k a day" Electricpig 6/29
  • "Gilt Groupe's Recipe for Success in Mobile" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6/29
  • "Ground Branch by BlackFoot Studios" Kickstarter 6/29
  • "CarbonLOOK with Front cover for iPad(3rd generation)/iPad 2 (Black)" USBfever 6/29
  • "LeatherLOOK with Front cover for iPad(3rd generation)/iPad 2 (Black)" USBfever 6/29
  • "Google announces offline editing for Docs, and Google Drive for iOS: A version of Chrome for iOS was also part of the second day of the company's Google I/O conference" IDG News Service 6/29
  • "Google releases its Chrome web browser on IOS" The Inquirer 6/29
  • "Chrome for iPhone and iPad has tab sync, Drive app out too" Crave @ CNET 6/29
  • "Math Ocean 1.0 for iOS - Children Learn Math Skills and Have Fun" prMac 6/29
  • "GoTranslate 2.0 for iOS - The Ultimate Solution for Google Translate" prMac 6/29
  • "Musical Egg Knock App by Hompimplay Stimulates Healthy Learning for Kids" prMac 6/29
  • "JotDot 1.0 for Mac - Notes Application with Seamless Saving" prMac 6/29
  • "Black Operations - Addictive War Game - Free for a Limited Time" prMac 6/29
  • "ALS Interactive releases its first game - 5th Floor Elevator" prMac 6/29
  • "iETA Launches to Save Time and Lives" prMac 6/29
  • "Ba-dum-tss clap clap bang - Soundbrett for iPhone released" prMac 6/29
  • "Run Spirit Lite 1.0 for iOS - Ecological 3D Adventure Game" prMac 6/29
  • "The first illustrated mobile app guide to New York City's High Line Park" prMac 6/29
  • "Orra Health Makes It Easy To Dictate And Receive Transcripts On The Fly" prMac 6/29
  • "Bravo Jump 1.0 for IOS - To Defend Terrified Classmate From Bullies" prMac 6/29
  • "Word Breaker released for iOS and Android - Please, Save Manto" prMac 6/29
  • "Trivie 1.0 for iOS - A New Trivia Game with Fun and Friends" prMac 6/29
  • "Rootn Tootn - a baby timer app without the cliched pinks and blues" prMac 6/29
  • "Nosy Crow Launches Second Bizzy Bear App - Bizzy Bear Builds A House" prMac 6/29
  • "Major new email features bought to the iPad and iPhone with AltaMail 3.0" prMac 6/29
  • "Introducing Happy Duck 1.0 for iOS: Adventure Puzzle Fishing Game" prMac 6/29
  • "I WANT THIS Free 1.0 for iOS: Always Get What You Want" prMac 6/29
  • "Flikshop 1.0 for iOS - Sends Postcards to Inmates" prMac 6/29
  • "Conquer Online 2.0 for iPad: Available in New Language" prMac 6/29
  • "Chilibite Games Brings Latest Title, The Mordis 1.0 for iOS" prMac 6/29
Computer Industry
  • "The End Of Microsoft ... As We Know It" Forbes 11:05 AM
  • "Windows XP remains popular with users" 7:02 AM
  • "Microsoft manager hints that there may be more to Windows Phone 7.8 than the start screen" WMPoweruser 7:06 AM
  • "Windows 8 Release Date: Windows Versions to Accept Upgrade to Windows 8" Social Barrel 7:06 AM
  • "Microsoft will make the Windows Phone 8 Marketplace available for 180 countries on launch date" Gadgetell 10:48 AM
  • "Attention Value Investors: 9 Reasons To Love Microsoft" Seeking Alpha 7:06 AM
  • "Microsoft Word 2013 to Support PDF Editing Natively" Legit Reviews 7:06 AM
  • "Imagine people lined up at the Microsoft Store" Windows IT Pro 7:07 AM
  • "Hewlett-Packard to shun ARM Holdings at debut of Microsoft Windows 8" The Economic Times 9:09 PM
  • "HP computers with AMD A8-5500 APU sold in US" CPU World 7:02 AM
  • "HP scraps Windows RT tablet plans" think digit 7:07 AM
  • "Dell Close to Deal for Quest Software" [Paid Membership Required] 9:09 PM
  • "AMD's new G-series for low-power, compact and low-cost embedded systems" EE Herald 9:08 PM
  • "Apple, Amazon, Google and Oracle: Are These The New Robber Barons?" Forbes 9:10 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Demand for iPads, e-readers lift John Lewis sales" Reuters 6/29
Industry News
  • "U.S. stocks rally on European agreements: Nasdaq Composite closes its best session for 2012" MarketWatch 6/29
  • "EU Agreement Ignites Buying Frenzy on Wall Street" FOXBusiness 6/29
  • "S&P 500 Caps Best June Since 1999 on European Agreement" Bloomberg 6/29
  • "Stocks Finish June in Fine Fashion" TheStreet 6/29
  • "Stocks end first half of 2012 with a bang - Jun. 29, 2012" CNNMoney 6/29
  • "S&P Posts Best Day This Year" [Paid Membership Required] 6/29
  • "Stocks: Investors cheer EU deal" CNNMoney 6/29
  • "Asian Shares Surge on Europe's Bailout Agreement" [Paid Membership Required] 6/29
  • "Asian Stocks Rise, Posting Biggest First-Half Year Since 2009" Bloomberg 6/29
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks bolt higher to cheer Europe action/Rally caps strong week, month, but most markets fell this quarter" MarketWatch 6/29
  • "European Stocks Surge" [Paid Membership Required] 6/29
  • "European Stocks Surge Most in Seven Months on Summit Decisions" Bloomberg 6/29
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks post summit-inspired rally/Spain's IBEX 35 sees biggest gain since May 2010" MarketWatch 6/29
  • "World markets cheer EU deal" CNNMoney 6/29
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 6/29
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares up at the close of trading" Associated Press 6/29
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares up at 1 p.m." Associated Press 6/29
  • "Our Outlook for Tech & Communication Services Stocks" Morningstar 6/29
  • "Why Cisco Will Make A Good Investment Now" Seeking Alpha 6/29

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