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MacSurfer's Archive: Wednesday, July 4, 2012
 

 

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Thursday Highlights: Following Apple's victory in iPod antitrust case, judge tells press outlets they will not get Steve Jobs' video deposition—more in our Apple/Macintosh section today; Jonny Evans curates 33 statistics showing just how good Apple's 2014 was for the company; Tim Cook tells employees Apple raised over $20 million for RED charity; what to do when ripping a CD in iTunes, but it can't find track names; WSJ says "mobile-payment war is on"; Apple Pay to launch in UK soon as hinted by job listings, also tipped for launch in Middle East, India, Africa; Sony hack rocks company to core, guess what platforms were safe from harm?; Steve Wozniak officially an Australian resident reports the Australian Financial Review; lesson to learn for anyone who tracks a stolen iPhone: involve the police; Apple's latest patent applications include phone moisture protection; iPad 3D apps; touch ID enhancements, among others in our Hardware/Software section; TekRevue on good, bad, ugly of third party iOS keyboards.

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple hits $600 a share in trading despite Wintek worries: It's the first time since 27 April that the stock has broken back into the $600s, and was despite concerns about Apple's manufacturing partner, Wintek"  Macworld UK 8:25 AM
  • "Galaxy Nexus ban remains in effect (for now), Apple posts $95.6M bond, Google stops selling"  Foss Patents 8:57 AM
  • "Apple enforces Galaxy Nexus smartphone ban in the US: Samsung has had to stop selling its Galaxy Nexus smartphone in the US after Apple paid a bond, bringing a court-ordered ban into effect." BBC 8:11 AM
  • "Galaxy Nexus pulled from Google Play store: Apple's ban on the Galaxy Nexus begins to take effect, as Google has replaced the buy option with a note that says 'coming soon.'"  CNET News 8:14 AM
  • "Apple suffers High Court defeat over 'prize' iPhone patents: Apple has been defeated at the High Court by the Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC over a series of patent infringement claims, including around the iPhone's 'prize' slide-to-unlock patent." Telegraph 8:51 AM
  • "UK High Court clears HTC of infringement of four Apple patents -- business as usual" Foss Patents 12:33 PM
  • "HTC Phones Don't Infringe Apple Patents, U.K. Judge Says" Bloomberg 9:39 AM
  • "U.K. judge: HTC phones do not infringe Apple patents" CNET News 3:48 PM
  • "Samsung's Request to Stay Smartphone Injunction Denied" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:28 AM
  • "Apple's 'slide to unlock' patent ruled invalid in UK" Neowin 9:09 PM
  • "WSJ, Bloomberg confirm Apple's 7.85-inch 'iPad mini' plan" Computerworld 8:18 AM
  • "Launch Appears Near for Smaller Apple Tablet" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:50 AM
  • "Apple supply chain points to 8-inch iPad" MarketWatch 9:12 AM
  • "Apple suppliers said to prepare for smaller tablet" MarketWatch 9:12 AM
  • "Apple's 'smaller iPad due for Christmas': Apple is to unveil a smaller, 7" iPad in time for Christmas, sources have claimed." Telegraph 8:50 AM
  • "The Current State Of Music-Making and Discovery On The iPad"  MacStories 12:39 PM
OS X
News
  • "An App Store issue is crashing a number of newly updated Mac and iOS apps" The Next Web 11:11 PM
  • "Developers suspect App Store mix-up led to corrupt binaries" AppleInsider 11:11 PM
  • "iCloud offers more details on Reminders and Notes" AppleTell 8:48 AM
  • "Mac OS X's 9 lives: The InfoWorld tour/In 21 years, Apple's reinvented Mac OS has pushed computing in vibrant new directions. Now a new version is imminent" [Slideshow] InfoWorld 9:56 AM
  • "A New Malware Threats Mac-Using Chinese Activists" M.I.C. Gadget 8:56 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Adobe Illustrator CS6 Review" Mac|Life 12:38 PM
  • "Avast! Free Antivirus For Mac 7.0 review: Free virus protection for your Mac" Macworld UK 8:56 AM
  • "How to Transfer Music from Your iPod to Your New Mac" Mac|Life 3:44 PM
  • "MacMost Now 730: Custom Merge Fields In Pages" MacMost 9:57 AM
  • "Extend battery life for latest MacBook Pros with gfxCardStatus" Mac OS X Hints 10:48 AM
  • "The Top Mac Menubar App: To-do Lists, Tasks, Projects With A Click" TeraTalks 8:02 AM
  • "Drag And Drop Files From Mac To Mac With The Best Mac Menubar App" NoodleMac 8:02 AM
  • "Most Valuable Mac Menubar App: One Click Connection To Remote Macs" BohemianBoomer 8:02 AM
  • "The Most Beloved Menubar App On My Mac Is Free And Cross Platform" Mac 360 8:02 AM
  • "How The Top Mac Menubar App Adds Muscle And Memory To The Clipboard" PixoBebo 8:04 AM
  • "How To Compress Photo Sizes With A Click And Compare Results Side-by-Side On Your Mac" McSolo 8:02 AM
Op/Ed
  • "No Preview Sandbox" Rixstep 12:03 PM
  • "Fireworks in Apple's /usr/bin/clang" Rixstep 8:01 AM
Press Releases
  • "Mellel 3.0 adds Live Bibliography and over 60 new features" prMac 8:24 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Gates: Jobs 'phenomenal,' Surface tablet will disrupt Apple"  Electronista 8:03 AM
  • "Bill Gates: Steve Jobs' work was 'phenomenal' but Apple may need Surface-like device/Microsoft founder expressed his excitement about the new Surface tablet in an hour long interview" Macworld UK 8:25 AM
  • "Taiwan worries new Apple patent could target ultrabooks" IDG News Service 8:48 AM
  • "Samsung fails to lift Apple's Galaxy Nexus US sales ban" V3 8:49 AM
  • "iPad owned by 2 million UK residents, YouGov survey: iPad has 70% of the UK market, which according to government figures, equates to around 2,100,000 people owning an iPad here in the UK." Macworld UK 8:26 AM
  • "Get in line: one Apple store per 216 million Chinese" Reuters 8:26 AM
  • "There Are 8 Apple Stores in Pennsylvania, But Only 6 in All of China" Mac|Life 9:04 AM
  • "Apple Puts Yelp in Maps for iOS 6" TheStreet 8:18 AM
  • "Apple Gains Control of iPad3.com, Less Than a Week After its Complaint" The Next Web 8:50 AM
  • "Transplant Merger Questions Delve into Jobs" ["Commissioner Terry Roland questioned whether Apple CEO Steve Jobs received his 2009 transplant because he bought a house owned by the chancellor of the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center. UT and Memphis University Hospital are partners in the transplant institute that treated Jobs."] Associated Press 12:35 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "RealNetworks CEO steps down" ZDNet 10:44 AM
  • "Google uses July 4 to doodle and get political: In a curious mixture of patriotism and political activism, Google's U.S. home page enjoys a modest doodle and link to a campaign for Internet freedom." CNET News 10:49 AM
  • "Android Director: 'We Have the First Natural-Sounding Synthesized Voice in the World'" Wired 10:39 AM
  • "Ten questions for RIM CEO Thorsten Heins" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 9:52 AM
  • "Amazon Orders 2 Million Next-Generation Kindle Fire Tablets: Report" eWeek 9:49 AM
  • "Crunching Energy Data Down to the Greedy Fridge" GigaOM 9:32 AM
  • "Flame Killing: Free Tool Spots Vulnerable Digital Certificates" InformationWeek 9:19 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "iOS 6 Q&A podcast -- Get your questions answered Live tonight at 6pm PDT / 9pm EDT / 5am BST!" iMore 3:45 PM
Hardware/Software
  • "Apple's iPad mini: The rumor mill kicks into high gear" Fortune 8:04 AM
  • "Slumping sales of current iPhone touch panel supplier could point to new in-cell panels for iPhone 5" iMore 8:04 AM
  • "Rumor: The 7 Inch iPad Mini Will Be Unleashed In October" Apple Bitch 8:03 AM
  • "Apple 'set to unveil smaller 7-inch iPad Mini in time for Christmas'" Metro UK 8:18 AM
  • "Report: Apple Mini-iPad Going Into Production" BYTE 3:48 PM
  • "Apple plans smaller iPad to rival Google's Nexus" ShareCast 8:27 AM
  • "Supply of Apple's 27" iMac drying up as Ivy Bridge upgrade awaits" AppleInsider 12:46 PM
  • "Rumor: iMac Shortages In Third Party Resellers May Lead The Way To New Models" AppleBitch 3:31 PM
  • "Where have all the iMacs gone? Refresh incoming!" SlashGear 9:09 PM
  • "Apple granted head-mounted display patent: Is Apple planning to launch a Google Project Glass rival?" Macworld UK 8:25 AM
  • "Apple to build freakish headgear with peripheral vision" The Register 8:09 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Wordflick Pro For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:51 AM
  • "Need for Speed Shift for iPad For iPad Is $0.99 Today (Was $2.99)" Apple Sliced 9:51 AM
  • "Best Buy and Amazon discount newest Apple MacBook computers" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 10:18 AM
  • "Apple Display Buyer's Guide -Up To $150 Off Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display" MacReviewZone 8:02 AM
  • "Best Selling iPhone Accessories -From $11 To $300 -Prices, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 8:01 AM
  • "Top Selling Mac Accessories -$11 to $750... Prices, Deals, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 8:02 AM
  • "Best Selling Mac Scanners -From $100 To $496 -Prices, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 8:02 AM
  • "Independence Day iOS game sales" AppleTell 8:49 AM

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Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "An iPad Case That Folds Like Origami" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:15 AM
  • "Best Case Scenario - Cooler Master Wake Up Folio Case Review" Mac|Life 4:08 PM
  • "Tomb Raider: Underworld review/Memo from Thor – he wants his hammer back" Macworld UK 8:55 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Appidemic: Chord Explorer for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch" AppleTell 8:48 AM
  • "25 iOS apps to pack on your summer road trip — Apple News, Tips and Reviews" GigaOM 8:47 AM
  • "Toca Boca sets a standard for iOS apps for kids: App maker's digital playsets spark the imagination" Macworld 9:04 AM
  • "New Star Soccer for iOS review: The beautiful game meets Angry Birds in handheld perfection" Macworld UK 12:36 PM
  • "Have A Howling Good Time With Updated Ski Safari" App Advice 9:53 AM
  • "Master Difficult Controls To Fly To Safety In Angry Fly Adventure HD" App Advice 12:36 PM
  • "DancePad review for iPad" iMore 3:46 PM
  • "Solve Puzzles to Help the Clumsy Pirates – iPad Game Review" PadGadget 10:58 AM
  • "Review: Max Power Adventures – A Humorous RPG Game for iPhone" MacTrast 12:38 PM
  • "Review: AstroWings3-ICARUS – A Fast-Paced Vertical Shooter For IOS" MacTrast 12:38 PM
  • "'The Amazing Spider-Man' Review - Radioactive Spider-Man" Touch Arcade 12:38 PM
  • "Chicken Doom Review: Help Biggy and Biguette destroy the space chickens in this funny base defense game." 148Apps 8:56 AM
Tips
  • "Disappearing iPhone Calendar events" iLounge 3:46 PM
  • "Q&A: Observing the Genius at Work/Every so often when I open iTunes, I see it displaying a message about 'sending Genius results to Apple.' What does this mean?" New York Times [Free Registration Required] 11:00 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Why the Latest Version of Apple iOS Is More Important Than Google Android" The Motley Fool 11:11 PM
  • "Watch Out, Android and iOS: Another Mobile OS Is Coming" The Motley Fool 9:11 PM
  • "Has Apple caught up to Windows in the 'post-PC' era?" The Verge 9:10 PM
  • "Android points the way for small tablets: Google's mobile OS has a pretty good handle on the small tablet market. Does Apple need to be there too?" CNET News 9:05 PM
  • "Building and dismantling the Windows advantage" asymco 9:02 PM
  • "Samsung Creams Apple: See The 10 Most Effective TV Ads Of Q2" [Slideshow] Business Insider 4:08 PM
  • "I declare independence from Apple" BetaNews 4:08 PM
  • "Dear Apple, by keeping the Nexus away from consumers, you're just making them want it more"  The Next Web 3:40 PM
  • "How Apple Could Team Up With Amazon To Put More Pressure On Google Search" Business Insider 3:37 PM
  • "Why I'm Switching to a Galaxy Nexus from the iPhone" Lockergnome 3:35 PM
  • "Auguste Bartholdi, of Paris, France. Design For A Statue: This is the year that Apple's intellectual-property litigation became just as flashy and innovative as some of its products. And today's the day we celebrate the anniversary of the birth of America." Andy Ihnatko's Celestial Waste of Bandwidth 12:43 PM
  • "Apple's China store-to-customer ratio could 'harm sales'" ZDNet 10:48 AM
  • "A smaller iPad would present huge problems for Google and Microsoft" Appolicious 12:38 PM
  • "Get Ready: Even MORE Claims Of 7 Inch iPad 'Mini' Launch" Apple Bitch 10:49 AM
  • "Why Apple doesn't need a 7-inch iPad" ZDNet 10:48 AM
  • "WSJ: Apple Tells Suppliers To Brace Themselves For iPad Mini Production En Masse" Redmond Pie 10:48 AM
  • "The Macalope Daily: Independence day" Macworld [Insider Content] 9:51 AM
  • "Apple, Amazon and Others Look Over Your Shoulder When You Read Ebooks"  Kirkville 8:18 AM
  • "Twitter Crackdown Would Make Steve Jobs Proud" Wired 8:12 AM
  • "Speaking in Tech: Apple, Oracle and Google SUCK at cloud" The Register 8:09 AM
  • "Former Apple employee discusses the App Store review process" 9 to 5 Mac 10:48 AM
  • "Former Apple employee sheds light on app review process" iDownload Blog 8:03 AM
Non-Apple
  • "When Androids Attack! 'Industrial Scale' Spam from Android Botnet" Tapscape 12:02 PM
  • "5 reasons Why Independence Day is the Geekiest Holiday of Them All" Wired 10:41 AM
  • "Clive Thompson on the Perils of Winnowing Windows" Wired 10:40 AM
  • "Fiber Is the Key to U.S. Telecom Diet" Wired 10:40 AM
  • "This Linux distro emulates the Commodore 64 OS" TG Daily 10:33 AM
  • "ARM won the processor wars? Hardly!" EE Times 10:20 AM
  • "10 major tech missteps in 2012: The year is only half over, but Cringely has no problem picking 10 big flops, flubs, and faceplants in high tech" [Slideshow] InfoWorld 9:55 AM
  • "Chip market still shrinking versus 2011, says SIA" EE Times 9:48 AM
  • "Going 'unplugged' doesn't have to lead to an e-mail meltdown" CNET News 9:16 AM
  • "7 Things Research In Motion Must Do To Curb Its Decline" Seeking Alpha 9:12 AM
  • "Microsoft Avoids Copying iPad, Surface Innovation 'Brilliant'?" iPadCTO 9:28 AM
  • "I told Nokia to go Android, Elop and the board should be fired: Former Apple exec Jean-Louis Gassée" The Next Web 8:50 AM
  • "The Windows logo is evolving backwards" The Verge 8:48 AM
Humor/Cartoons
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Naive Girls iBook for iPad: Aventure and Discovery in Italy" prMac 9:01 PM
  • "Storm Shield is like having a sophisticated weather radio on your iPhone" TUAW 3:46 PM
  • "Take iOS Gaming To The Next Level With iCade Mobile" App Advice 3:46 PM
  • "MacBracket Releases A Laptop Security Lock For Latest MacBook Air Models" AppleBitch 8:23 AM
  • "iPoe: Interactive Edgar Allan Poe Collection 2.0 for iOS - Drops Price" prMac 3:31 PM
  • "Happy Scales iPhone app motivates weight loss with a smile" prMac 8:33 AM
  • "Math Education App loopy! Gives Children a Lifelong Learning Advantage" prMac 8:24 AM
  • "New App Starbounder 1.0 Takes Gamers on an Action Packed Thrill Ride" prMac 8:23 AM
  • "Thursby PKard Reader iPad/iPhone CAC/PIV secure browser earns FIPS 140-2" prMac 8:23 AM
  • "EliNext Develops Virtual Reality 5D Simulation Games on Unity 3D" prMac 8:21 AM
  • "Experience the excitement of July 4th fireworks on your mobile device" prMac 8:20 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft in the dock over French tax fraud claims" GigaOM 9:02 AM
  • "Microsoft OEM head change related to Surface, say Taiwan makers" DigiTimes 9:47 AM
  • "Why Microsoft is building a tablet - but won't build smartphones" ZDNet 10:43 AM
  • "Quest 'kernel' of Dell's software aspirations" ZDNet 10:44 AM
  • "Sorry IBM – A Big Box Is Not A Platform As A Service" TechCrunch 10:31 AM
  • "Intel Says EU Selected Its Evidence To Build 'Extreme' Case" Bloomberg 9:10 AM
  • "Intel heads to court to appeal record EU antitrust fine" CNET News 9:16 AM
  • "Intel claims EU used 'profoundly inadequate' evidence in antitrust case" The Inquirer 12:39 PM
  • "Nvidia's Rise: The chipmaker gets some marquis partnerships." Technology Review 3:34 PM
  • "European Parliament rejects ACTA copyright treaty by 478 votes to 39: The parliament followed the recommendations of five of its committees that had examined the treaty." IDG News Service 10:11 AM
  • "European Parliament delivers knockout blow to ACTA" V3 10:36 AM
  • "European lawmakers reject global anti-piracy deal" Reuters 10:50 AM
  • "Acta: Controversial anti-piracy agreement rejected by EU" BBC 9:29 AM
  • "'Last rites' for ACTA? Europe rejects antipiracy treaty" CNET News 9:15 AM
  • "EU Parliament votes down reviled ACTA treaty" The Canadian Press [Free Registration Required] 9:53 AM
  • "Android malware pandemic set to intensify through 2012" V3 10:36 AM
  • "Silicene: The next wonder material emerges from the shadows" ZDNet 10:44 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Why We Are Buying Apple And Expedia, Why We Are Shorting Joy Global And Fastenal" Seeking Alpha 8:49 AM
Industry News
  • "Asia Markets: Asia markets mostly up on commodity stocks/But Hong Kong, mainland Chinese shares decline after recent gains" MarketWatch 9:05 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Banks, energy drive early for Europe stocks/Parliamentary testimony of ex–Barclays chief in market spotlight" MarketWatch 9:05 AM
  • "European Stocks Dip: European stocks were on the back foot Wednesday, taking a breather following three consecutive sessions of gains while crude oil futures slipped after a rise of almost 5% on Tuesday." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:04 AM

 
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