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MacSurfer's Archive: Friday, July 6, 2012
 

 

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Wednesday Highlights: Tim Cook told Walt Mossberg at Re/code that the current iPad slump is merely a speed bump; and iPhone 6 hype so intense some say it "could drive the most old iPhone trade-ins ever", portending "huge demand"; Disk Diag, reviewed at Macworld, can clean your HD of "unnecessary space-hogging files"; iMore shows how to adjust your Mac's display for those with visual impairments; Tera Talks on Quicken 2015; while Apple now having to re-bid on the LA contract for iPads, Minnesota is prepping deployment of 40,000 iPads for students, more in our General Interest section; Apple ready to roll out larger mobile advertisements for iOS apps; interesting study on impact of video games on children; DigiTimes rumor suggests a new MacBook coming late next year, will be thinner than existing models; pictures leak of purported rear casing of iPad Air 2; Macworld UK reviews newest 13" Retina MacBook Pro; iMore explains Touch ID features in iOS 8; rumor of giant iPad doesn't make any sense, but if real, "could be a dream device"; Matt Richman on why he thinks Apple will switch over to ARM-based Macs.

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple could overtake Windows in platform war within two years, analyst: Apple has almost reached Microsoft's once seemingly unbeatable lead in the platform war, new data reveals"  Macworld UK 8:44 AM
  • "Microsoft Windows Loses Its Advantage Over Apple's Operating Systems" Forbes 11:26 AM
  • "Apple Platforms Closing on Parity with Windows for the First Time" NewsFactor 3:58 PM
  • "Mac vs. PC gap is the narrowest since '90s" CNN 11:08 AM
  • "The Whys, Wherefores and Whens of an iPad Mini" MacNewsWorld 8:46 AM
  • "Apple faces big dilemma on mini-iPad"  Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 10:40 AM
  • "Federal Circuit denies immediate stay of Galaxy Tab 10.1 injunction, no Nexus decision yet" Foss Patents 3:47 PM
  • "Samsung loses bid for stay in U.S. fight over tablet" Reuters 3:36 PM
  • "Samsung wins temporary stay of Galaxy Nexus ban" Foss Patents 6:59 PM
  • "Samsung wins bid to sell Nexus in Apple court battle" Reuters 6:59 PM
  • "Dates Set for Apple Vs Samsung, Motorola Multi-touch Patent Cases" ["The Mannheim court heard arguments Friday from lawyers for each party, and set the date for a decision in the Motorola case for Aug. 31, and for Samsung on Sept. 21."] WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 1:51 PM
  • "Samsung and Google to 'gang up on Apple': Samsung is reported to have said that it is working on an anti-Apple legal plan with Google." Macworld UK 8:02 AM
  • "Apple claims Italian court 'misinterpreted the law' for 2-year warranty" Macworld UK 8:01 AM
  • "Apple Faces Siri Lawsuit In China: Big trouble in not-so-little China" redOrbit 8:30 AM
  • "Apple fixes app corruption bug but developers dispute breadth of problem: Developer says tens of thousands of users would have been affected, and timing of problem with apps also a source of dispute as Apple clears up 'crashing bug' caused by server DRM"  The Guardian 8:33 AM
  • "Apple Resets App Ratings For Developers Affected By App Crashing Bug, But Negative Reviews Remain" TechCrunch 10:45 AM
  • "Updated Apps Crashing? Here's What You Need to Know" PCWorld 8:11 AM
  • "Apple recruiting for 15th Australian Apple Store: Promises support and career development, despite claims from New York that workers are overworked and underpaid" Macworld UK 8:47 AM
  • "Apple and Google find a common friend in China" Bloomberg [Free Registration Required] 2:47 PM
  • "Inside Apple's Go-Slow Approach to Mobile Payments" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7:29 PM
OS X
News
  • "Dodgy DRM server to blame for corrupted iOS and Mac apps" ZDNet 8:45 AM
  • "App Store platform hits snags" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:34 AM
  • "Hackers hit Apple's iOS and Mac OS operating systems" V3 11:29 AM
  • "Apple's Mountain Lion launch may follow financial results on 24 July" Macworld UK 8:03 AM
  • "New in OS X Mountain Lion: Screen Saver System Preference Pane" FairerPlatform 8:18 AM
  • "Prices of Thunderbolt Cables Likely to Drop in 2013" MacRumors 3:31 PM
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "Q&A: MacFixIt Answers/How To address a corrupt hard drive before upgrading OS X, and other questions answered." CNET Reviews 7:46 PM
  • "Final Cut Pro X, Motion 5, Compressor 4: Using 'This Computer Plus' or other configured cluster" Apple Support 6:38 PM
  • "Let me provide some additional observations and information regarding this Lion bug" MacInTouch 12:19 PM
  • "Eric Johnson asks about hardware to digitise LPs into a computer." MacInTouch 12:15 PM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Using the OS X Terminal instead of the Finder to copy files: The Finder's abilities to copy files is usually adequate, but sometimes when managing large data transfers it can introduce some burdensome quirks." MacFixIt 7:45 PM
  • "PagesĀ '09 Tip: Avoid automatic spacing when pasting text" Betalogue 6:37 PM
  • "Windows 8 vs OS X on the Retina MacBook Pro" PC Pro [Free Registration Required] 8:13 AM
  • "Windows 8, OS X upgrades by the numbers: 1 upgrade edition choice, 5 upgrades per person max, 99 days for discount" Computerworld 8:29 AM
  • "Monitor the Free Space of Your Hard Drive" Softpedia 1:58 PM
  • "Caffeinated brings Google Reader experience to Macs: This RSS feed tool is simple, fast and well connected to third-party services like Twitter, Facebook and Google+." ITBusiness Canada 1:54 PM
  • "Finally, A Mac App Solves An Age Old Problem You Didn't Know You Had" McSolo 7:44 AM
  • "Try The Cheap, Easy, And Modern Mac Word Processor That Channels Features From The Early 1980s" Mac 360 7:44 AM
  • "Free Browser Tool Promises To Eliminate Tracking Cookies From Your Mac" TeraTalks 7:44 AM
  • "Holy Cow! Yet Another App To Find Viruses On Your Mac (and they want money)" BohemianBoomer 7:44 AM
  • "How Much Do You Use Each App On Your Mac? Here's An App That Tracks You And Your Apps While You Work" Mac 360 7:43 AM
  • "So, You Think You're A Mac Geek? Not If You Don't Have This App On Your Mac" NoodleMac 7:43 AM
Op/Ed
  • "TUAW and MacTech interview: Aerohive" TUAW 9:29 PM
  • "Apple finds itself playing defense in the App Store" Econsultancy 3:11 PM
  • "Podcasts for iOS: what's wrong, and what can be improved/Syncing leaves a lot to be desired, and where's our iCloud support?" Ars Technica 2:22 PM
  • "Find and Call - is it *really* the first malware in the iOS App Store?"  Sophos 10:45 AM
  • "Trojan app Find and Call shows iOS devices aren't that safe after all" Shiny Shiny 10:44 AM
Press Releases
  • "Coladia Today Announces Summer Holidays Sales on Mac Games" prMac 4:03 PM
  • "Prep for Mountain Lion with New Take Control Ebook from Joe Kissell" TidBITS 2:56 PM
  • "Prep for Mountain Lion with new Take Control eBook" The Mac Observer 10:59 AM
  • "Brother Printer Drivers 2.8.1: This update installs the latest Brother printing and scanning software for OS X Lion and Mac OS vX 10.6." Apple Support 10:51 AM
  • "FIPLAB Launches Mac App Deals Website with Huge Discounts" prMac 10:29 AM
  • "Transmission 2.6: OS X Mountain Lion GateKeeper ready, Retina support" FairerPlatform 8:18 AM
  • "Skype's latest update for Windows and Mac apps fixes bugs, improves stability" Engadget 7:59 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Hotel replacing guest phones with iPhones: Vancouver hotel hopes guests will appreciate making calls with no roaming fees on hotel-proVided iPhones instead of those things called landlines." CNET News 9:19 PM
  • "Marco Arment: The Hero of Apple's Appageddon/You'd think the company would thank the man who warned them of the problem" Fortune 11:36 AM
  • "One on One: Ken Segall, the Man Who Put the 'i' in iMac" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:46 AM
  • "Ting MVNO hopes to offer iPhone: Company warns of roadblocks to selling Apple's iconic smartphone" FierceWireless 11:28 AM
  • "Apple Announces Live Online Q&A Seminars For 'iPad In Business" AppleBitch 7:48 AM
  • "Apple popularity boosts Objective-C language ahead of C++: Objective-C language, used for building iPad and iPhone apps, takies third place in dev language charts" InfoWorld 8:32 AM
  • "Apple popularity boosts Objective-C language past C++" Macworld UK 8:04 AM
  • "Objective-C Overtakes C++ in Programming Language Popularity" eWeek 11:18 AM
  • "Apple's Steve Jobs inspired by France Telecom's pre-Internet device: Apparently he bought the 1982 networked device and took it apart to see how it worked" Macworld UK 8:27 AM
  • "Renovation happening at 'wrong' Steve Jobs house: The builders are at Jobs' Palo Alto home, but what of the Woodside Jackling house"  Macworld UK 8:44 AM
  • "Apple's Language Lapse Irks Hong Kong iTunes Users" TechNewsWorld 12:10 PM
  • "Why the iPhone matters: 8 questions for Horace Dediu" Network World 1:58 PM
  • "NatWest seeks volunteers to bonk with their iPhones: Hurry, only 1,000 NFC payment cases up for grabs" The Register 8:46 AM
  • "Apple Store Now Offering Vintage Flag iPhone Cases" AppleBitch 9:12 AM
  • "Outrage as app teaches 12-year-old girls to pole dance" DNA 8:13 AM
  • "Oldsmar City Council votes to go paperless with iPads" Tampa Bay Times 8:28 AM
  • "Chinese iPad Game Depicts Slaughter of Stereotypical Japanese" Wired 1:36 PM
  • "Rifle wielding men rob van carrying Apple gear in France - report" AppleInsider 10:33 AM
  • "Men armed with assault rifles robs truck loaded with Apple products" UberGizmo 1:57 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Amazon to launch at least three new Kindle Fire models this fall, Report says" AppleInsider 9:05 PM
  • "UN Standards Body to Host Patent Litigation Round Table" The Mac Observer 6:41 PM
  • "Bill Gates: Steve Jobs' work was 'phenomenal' but Apple may need Surface-like device" Macworld UK 8:00 AM
  • "Amazon Said To Plan Smartphone To Vie With Apple IPhone" Bloomberg 11:03 AM
  • "Amazon rumoured to be working with iPhone maker Foxconn on own smartphone" Pocket-lint 8:29 AM
  • "Amazon may be building a smartphone to take on the iPhone" Tech2 7:56 AM
  • "Amazon joins Apple, Google in maps war - report" Macworld UK 8:01 AM
  • "Archos 97 Carbon Android tablet unveiled as Nexus 7 rival" T3 8:43 AM
  • "Archos 97 Carbon squares up to Nexus 7 and iPad" The Gadget Show 8:14 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Note II rumored to get even bigger with 5.5' display" AppleInsider 10:41 AM
  • "Samsung estimates record $5.9 billion profit for Q2 2012" BGR 8:42 AM
  • "New AT&T system will allow users to block stolen devices from use" AppleInsider 12:08 PM
  • "AT&T Unveiling New Blocking Service for Stolen Phones Next Week" MacRumors 12:09 PM
  • "AT&T brings Toggle to iOS – outlines plan to serve the mobile enterprise" 451 Research 4:16 PM
  • "Best Buy turning 60 of its locations into Apple Store copycats" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 3:12 PM
  • "Best Buy Reveals a Slimmer Apple-like Store and More Staff Cuts" Forbes 10:41 AM
  • "Facebook to Track App Usage to Target Ads" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 2:01 PM
  • "Time Warner Cable expands broadband data caps" TG Daily 1:20 PM
  • "Now your car can report you for cellphone driving" TG Daily 1:17 PM
  • "Best Buy laying off 600 from Geek Squad" Dow Jones Newswires [Free Registration Required] 12:00 PM
  • "MIT researchers chart a new approach for mobile Internet protocols: Mosh replaces aging SSH with a mobile-friendly app and protocol" Network World 11:59 AM
  • "From Tech to Toilet Paper, Berliner Tries to Live Completely Open Source for One Year" IDG News Service 11:57 AM
  • "The next GPL: Why it's being shaped on GitHub/After five years, the open source community is revisiting compromises in GPLv3 -- and using a new medium for the discussion" InfoWorld 11:41 AM
  • "Exclusive: Yahoo and Facebook Strike Patent Peace Deal, Significantly Expanding Ad and Content Partnership" AllThingsD 1:31 PM
  • "Hulu CEO declines to be considered for Yahoo post" MarketWatch 2:06 PM
  • "Inside Yahoo, word is that Levinsohn's the one" CNET News 1:44 PM
  • "BlackBerry 10 Is 'Fantastic,' RIM to Emerge 'Stronger,' Says Executive" eWeek 11:19 AM
  • "Chip executives' conference relocates to Bratislava" EE Times 11:17 AM
  • "Flexible displays to be developed by Taiwan panel manufacturers" DigiTimes 11:15 AM
  • "Amazon prepping a smartphone and four tablets" Computerworld 11:11 AM
  • "Robot eye moves like the real thing" TG Daily 1:17 PM
  • "New robotic legs accurately mimic human walking" CBS News 11:06 AM
  • "Bumpy road as hi-tech in cars amazes, perplexes" CBS News 11:06 AM
  • "Seagate Fourth-Quarter Sales, Gross Margin Miss Forecasts" Bloomberg 11:02 AM
  • "LibreOffice for Android Is in the Works" PCWorld 11:58 AM
  • "Google launches Android indoor maps application: Submit your floor plans now, says Google" Computerworld UK 1:15 PM
  • "Google lashes out at Microsoft's Android botnet allegations" V3 1:28 PM
  • "Google disputes Android botnet spam claim" BBC 11:01 AM
  • "Twitter to unveil major 'search and discovery' update today" CNET News 9:09 AM
  • "Samsung eyes success in other galaxies" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:33 AM
  • "HTC profit lags forecasts, faces challenges in third quarter" Reuters 9:13 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Gene Steinberg meets Bob 'Dr. Mac' LeVitus, Ted Landau, and Macworld Lab Director Jim Galbraith this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 3:59 PM
  • "Facebook, Oracle, Microsoft, Apple: The Joke's On You/Consider these alternative viewpoints on the IT world's top news stories, straight from InformationWeek's Valley View Web show." InformationWeek 10:42 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "iPad Mini release date, specs and rumours: Apple's smaller iPad is gaining a lot of interest" Macworld UK 8:11 AM
  • "Holy IGZO! iPad refresh, iPhone 5 chip rumor round up" Tapscape 8:17 AM
  • "Chinese Blog Claims New iPad Could Launch in China on July 27" Mac|Life 8:46 AM
  • "Apple rumored to launch third-gen iPad in China on July 27" AppleInsider 2:46 PM
  • "iPad: Mini-version may arrive by holidays" USA Today 8:31 AM
  • "Report: Supply chain mobilizes to make iPad Mini" EE Times 8:24 AM
  • "Sketchy Claims of Revamped iPad with IGZO Display and Thinner Enclosure in Late 2012" MacRumors 1:55 PM
  • "Report: Apple Developing A Thinner And Cooler 9.7-inch Retina-Equipped iPad For A Q4 Release" TechCrunch 10:42 AM
  • "Latest iPad undergoes backlight revisions" DigiTimes 11:16 AM
  • "Apple rumored to revise backlight for iPad update" AppleInsider 7:58 AM
  • "Minor iPad update could see revised backlight to reduce overheating" Macworld UK 8:26 AM
  • "Upcoming iPad may undergo minor revisions to address overheating concerns" Tech2 8:39 AM
  • "iPhone 5 rumor rollup for the week ending July 6: More quad-core, sooner rather than later, exploding omens" Network World 11:29 AM
  • "Next Gen iPhone to Sport a Quad Core A6 Chip" DeviceMAG 8:25 AM
  • "Apple fixes App Store bug" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 8:38 AM
  • "Apple says it has resolved the App Store corrupted updates problem" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:48 AM
  • "Apple 'fesses up: We broke App Store downloads/Now, get back to lining our pockets" The Register 8:45 AM
  • "Apple removes negative reviews from affected App Store apps to mitigate DRM issue" The Next Web 8:47 AM
  • "Apple Rapidly Fixes App Update Issues On iOS App Store" AppleBitch 7:45 AM
  • "Apple removes 'first instance' Trojan Horse malware detected at iOS App Store" Yahoo! News 8:04 AM
  • "It's Over: Apple Fixes App Store Corruption, Apps Automatically Download Again" Mac|Life 8:33 AM
  • "Apple iOS App Store hit by first malware app" Crave @ CNET 8:08 AM
  • "'Find and Call' app is App Store's first malware attack" Tech Digest 8:39 AM
  • "Phone-raiding Trojan slips past Apple's App Store censors: Find And Call is actually Slurp, Stalk And Spam" The Register 11:27 AM
  • "iOS malware warning over app that steals phone numbers" Computing 11:28 AM
  • "Research reveals suspicious application in Apple App Store" SC Magazine UK 8:43 AM
  • "What's Apple patented this week? Future technology roundup" Macworld UK 8:44 AM
  • "Apple still trying for water damage indicator patent, drop-prone device owners twitch (update: granted)" Engadget 10:34 AM
  • "Apple Bags Patents for Making Playlists and Random Playback" DeviceMAG 8:32 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Angry Birds Seasons HD For iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $1.99), The iPhone Version Is Also Free" Apple Sliced 8:19 AM
  • "TinyLegends -Crazy Knight For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:19 AM
  • "GPlayer (VLC-Like Video Player) For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $2.99)" Apple Sliced 8:19 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:47 AM
  • "MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:47 AM
  • "Apple Friendly Product Guide -Best Selling iPod Accessories -From $14 To $200" MacReviewZone 10:26 AM
  • "Mac Compatible Printers... Prices Range From $29 To $450 -Best Selling -Prices, Deals, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 8:34 AM
  • "Best Selling iPhone Speakers -From $26 To $350 -Prices, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 8:07 AM
  • "Closeout, Refurbished & Used Mac mini Buyer's Guide -Prices Start At $541" MacReviewZone 7:49 AM

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Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Mac USB3 performance: worth the cost?" ZDNet 7:59 AM
  • "Shootout: 2012 Retina MacBook Pro versus other Macs running Aperture 3 and Motion 5" Bare Feats 10:48 AM
  • "Lexmark OfficeEdge Pro5500 review" Macworld UK 7:58 AM
  • "A-JAYS Four Boasts Solid Sound --And Tangle Resistant Cords" MacNews 7:49 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Inside Scoop: The best of iPad gaming" [Video Report] CNET News 1:45 PM
  • "Core Dump: The Pick of Primary Math Apps" Wired 1:37 PM
  • "New iOS App Gives Podcasts a New Voice" MacNewsWorld 11:28 AM
  • "The Week in iOS Apps: Cthulhu Saves The World" Macworld 11:26 AM
  • "Snugg iPad 3 Case Cover and Flip Stand review" Macworld UK 10:45 AM
  • "Taylor Smart Stand Sleeve for iPad review" Macworld UK 10:43 AM
  • "Holga SLFT-IP4 iPhone case helps you snap creative photos" Pocket-lint 10:35 AM
  • "Liquid physics games for iOS: Jason Parker loves puzzle games and this week's collection of apps is all about mind-bending challenges that use liquid physics." CNET Reviews 9:09 AM
  • "10 Perfect Summer iOS Games for Kids" Mashable 8:40 AM
  • "The app book gets a makeover - London - A City Through Time review" Shiny Shiny 8:30 AM
  • "Elcomsoft iOS Forensic Tookit review: Extract all data, passcodes and keychains from a locked iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch with professional-grade security software" Macworld UK 8:25 AM
  • "Total War Battles for iOS review" Macworld UK 7:58 AM
  • "Create Invoices on iPad/iPhone with Invoice2go" Best App Site 7:38 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "Running Windows 8 on your Mac: We look at four options for installing Microsoft's latest OS on your Mac" Macworld 7:23 PM
  • "Video: How to mod your iPhone for case-free wireless charging" DVICE 4:20 PM
  • "Hardware hack adds wireless charging to iPhone 4S [video] BGR 11:29 AM
  • "How to Make Your iPhone Charge Wirelessly (Without an Ugly Case)" Gizmodo 12:08 PM
  • "Macworld Feature: Discover the hidden features in iOS's built-in apps/From Clock to Weather, you may have overlooked these capabilities" Macworld UK 7:57 AM
  • "MacMost Now 731: Getting Apple User Manuals" [Video Report] MacMost 8:17 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Apple dropped NFC mobile payment plans due to battery and adoption concerns, says WSJ" The Verge 9:29 PM
  • "Apple Plans To Invade The Mobile Payment Industry One Step At A Time [Report] Cult of Mac 9:17 PM
  • "Why Apple's Passbook Doesn't Do Credit Cards (Yet)" MacStories 9:04 PM
  • "What Bugs iPhone 4S, Galaxy S III Users" Forbes 9:29 PM
  • "Why The iPad Wins Despite The Cheap Sex Appeal In Other Tablet Ads [Video] Cult of Mac 7:00 PM
  • "'iGlass': Could Apple top Google's computerized specs?" eWeek 4:16 PM
  • "Don't Put Down That iPad – 8,000 Mobile Devices Left At Top U.S. Airports" TechCrunch 4:15 PM
  • "Top iPad game apps: Disney apps claim top three chart spots" Gamasutra 3:39 PM
  • "Check out this iPhone 5 'Handphone' fan concept [Video]"  UberGizmo 3:31 PM
  • "Apple Chest Pounding: We Crippled Sales of Two Samsung Devices in One Week!" The Motley Fool 3:11 PM
  • "Top problems with iPhone 4S, Galaxy S III, other leading phones revealed in new report" BGR 2:22 PM
  • "If the iPad 4 takes Microsoft Surface cues it could look like this" Stuff Magazine 1:58 PM
  • "Here Is One Surefire Way To Get Your App Noticed By Apple" Business Insider 1:54 PM
  • "The HMVs vs the iTunes" ZDNet 1:41 PM
  • "Apple's iPad Design Patent: Been There, Done That (Images)" ZDNet 1:40 PM
  • "Do web designers 'need' a Retina display?" .net magazine 11:28 AM
  • "Wait, Did Apple Just Patent the Ultrabook?"  Tom's Hardware 11:26 AM
  • "The Wonder of Tech: The iPhone comes to Virgin Mobile – your dream come true?" Philadelphia Inquirer [Free Registration Required] 11:26 AM
  • "Friday Poll: Will you buy Android now or wait for iPhone 5?" CNET News 11:25 AM
  • "Massive Damage affected by Apple's app-crashing blunder: A Toronto-based game developer had to work overtime to provide support to its users affected by an App Store glitch. But the fault was not their own." ITBusiness Canada 11:25 AM
  • "Apple's future depends on more stores in China" MoneyWatch 10:44 AM
  • "Tidbits: 3Dconnexion, Dosch and IMAGINiT Technologies news" Architosh 10:28 AM
  • "ITU, Apple, iPhone and a happy finish for the smartphone patent wars" Computerworld 10:27 AM
  • "Will tech firms cooperate with oppressive regimes? Experts are split" MSNBC 8:41 AM
  • "High Street 2020: Apple stores and glorified post offices" New Statesman [Free Registration Required] 8:14 AM
  • "Mini iPad Could Mark Departure for Apple" WirelessWeek 10:46 AM
  • "iPad Mini Would Cannibalize Apple's Tablet Sales" PCWorld 10:42 AM
  • "Apple's 7-Inch iPad Can Be Its Ace in the Hole" TheStreet 8:51 AM
  • "Time to Admit It: A Smaller iPad Would Spell Doom for Everyone Else"  Techland 8:48 AM
  • "Why It Makes Perfect Sense For Apple To Release An iPad-Mini" Business Insider 8:38 AM
  • "Do I really need an app for that? [video] Econsultancy 8:10 AM
  • "Amazon smartphone incoming: Why Apple should be terrified" Electricpig 8:09 AM
  • "What If You Could Combine the iPhone and Samsung Galaxy S III?" Mashable 8:10 AM
  • "iSung Galaxy 5 Concept Phone: iPhone 5 meets Galaxy S3/What if Samsung and Apple make a smartphone together?" I4U News 8:09 AM
  • "Pressure on Apple as Galaxy propels Samsung to record" Evening Standard 8:03 AM
  • "Macworld Feature: 30 reasons you need iOS 6" Macworld UK 1:56 PM
  • "What does iOS6 say about Apple's plans for the future?" IT-Director 7:59 AM
  • "CNET News Apple: Odd speculation persists about 'revised' iPad" CNET News 7:59 AM
  • "New IMacs --Retina Displays Or Not?" MacNews 7:49 AM
  • "Updated Retina Display iPad Before Christmas...Bollocks" AppleBitch 7:46 AM
  • "Something Wicked Cool This Way Comes: New Apple Products For The Next Year" PixoBebo 7:43 AM
Non-Apple
  • "IT class warfare — It's not just IBM" I, Cringely 6:36 PM
  • "Mozilla cutting Thunderbird email client loose" FairerPlatform 6:43 PM
  • "Seven tips for selecting a cloud services provider" ZDNet 1:40 PM
  • "Sneaky Clouds and the Developers That Love Them" Wired 1:36 PM
  • "The 'doomsday' virus and the tragedy of the Internet commons" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 1:34 PM
  • "The week in tech: 5 must-know things" USA Today 1:27 PM
  • "9 Facebook Buttons We 'Want' To See: Facebook users have long clamored for more options to express themselves. Here are nine new buttons, including the long-rumored 'Want' button, that would do the job." InformationWeek 12:24 PM
  • "Tech addictions and the rise of the iDisorder" New York Times 12:04 PM
  • "Five reasons DNSChanger victims deserve to lose the internet" ZDNet 1:41 PM
  • "There Is No Excuse for Still Being Infected with DNSChanger" PCWorld 11:57 AM
  • "Will Tech Firms Spurn or Embrace Oppressive Regimes by 2020?" PC Magazine 11:55 AM
  • "Galaxy S III review: Hands down, the best Android smartphone/Thanks to real attention to usability and meaningful features, Samsung's flagship takes its place as the Android front-runner" InfoWorld 11:40 AM
  • "Throw Hardware At The Problem: Sometimes you have to fix a performance problem quickly. Solid state storage can help you do that, if you consider these tips." InformationWeek 11:39 AM
  • "Where in the World Is Google Building Servers?" Wired Magazine 1:37 PM
  • "Hooray! Google Now Gets Ported From Jelly Bean To Ice Cream Sandwich" TechCrunch 1:14 PM
  • "Spam Emails: Android Botnet or Not?" PC Magazine 11:55 AM
  • "Google Nexus 7 Teardown Prompts Big Love from iFixit" eWeek 11:19 AM
  • "SSDs may replace HDDs to become mainstream storage in 3-5 years" DigiTimes 11:15 AM
  • "Is Verizon 'shaking down' customers with family plan?" CNET News 9:10 AM
  • "How Hackers Attack" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:54 AM
  • "Why your wireless service sucks at sports games" CNNMoney 8:50 AM
  • "Amazon Android Smart Phone Could Upend Industry" InformationWeek 1:47 PM
  • "Amazon's 'Kindle Phone' killer feature: A dumbed-down Android experience?" ZDNet 11:25 AM
  • "What an Amazon smartphone would bring to the table" CNET News 10:41 AM
Humor/Cartoons
  • "iPad mini Rumors Hit Mass Production" Tapscape 10:47 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Pandora Updates iPhone App With New Design, Lyrics, Sharing, And More" Cult of Mac 8:03 PM
  • "Furby returns in September with iPad compatibility and LCD eyes" The Verge 7:22 PM
  • "iPhone app makes a game of monitoring pain for young cancer patients" Boing Boing 6:59 PM
  • "Tiny Wings 2 coming July 12, here's the awesome promo Video" 9 to 5 Mac 6:59 PM
  • "Garmin's iPhone App Mirrors Navigation onto Kenwood's In-Dash System" GPS News 3:20 PM
  • "Over iPhone App Launches To Make Adding Beautiful Typography To Pictures Fun And Easy" TechCrunch 2:22 PM
  • "Scanner Pro gets updated with iCloud integration and a new iPhone interface" UberGizmo 2:22 PM
  • "The Week in iPhone Cases: Slip and fall" Macworld 1:57 PM
  • "Get Angry Birds Seasons free for iOS: Until next Thursday, Apple is giving away this level-packed game for both iPhone and iPad. Let the bird-flinging begin!" CNET Reviews 1:45 PM
  • "Media Advisory: Get Your Giant Tiger App in Apple App Store Now!" Marketwire 12:09 PM
  • "Little Tikes creates iTikes iPad toy range" Pocket-lint 10:40 AM
  • "Sky Sports iPad app adds split-screen functionality" Cable 10:39 AM
  • "Addictive New Maze Game App Round N Round Pro Offers Endless Challenges" prMac 10:39 AM
  • "Pirate-Themed Talking Jack Promises Hours of Fun and Laughter" prMac 10:29 AM
  • "Matchbook for Facebook Shows Friends Possible Romantic Connections" prMac 10:28 AM
  • "GRAPHISOFT ships ArchiCAD 16 and launches BIMComponents.com" Architosh 10:27 AM
  • "Nifty MiniDrive gives your MacBook additional storage without being unsightly" UberGizmo 8:38 AM
  • "German Ministry of Finance releases 'Customs and Travel' App for Android and iOS" the::unwired 8:27 AM
  • "Mag+ Announces 3.5 Version With Iphone Publishing Tools, Winner Of Magnify Your World Competition" Digital Arts 8:24 AM
  • "Gadgets: Audio amplifier gives your iPhone high-fidelity sound" Miami Herald 8:23 AM
  • "Download: Angry Birds Seasons (iOS)/New version of the pig-bashing game can be downloaded free for a week." Techtree 8:13 AM
  • "iPick Stocks 1.11 - A Free iOS Game" prMac 8:07 AM
  • "1TapSparrow 1.0 for iOS - Create custom icons for Sparrow Mail App" prMac 7:48 AM
  • "Blanca Goes To School ,Learn French is now available on the App Store" prMac 7:48 AM
  • "Perfect Dimension Studios partners with the P4RC mobile reward network" prMac 7:47 AM
  • "The Discover Brunei App Dream Holiday Competition Is Now Open" prMac 7:46 AM
  • "Want My Lollipop Game Giveaway From InJoyee" prMac 7:46 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Is HP Planning A Windows RT Tablet After All? (Updated)" Forbes 2:09 PM
  • "HP Steers Clear Of Windows 8 RT On Compatibility Concerns" Forbes 2:09 PM
  • "HP Secures Patent For See-Thru Screen" WhatCulture! 9:01 PM
  • "HP says Itanium, HP-UX not dead yet: While exec says x86, Linux are future, company insists Itanium is part of plan." Ars Technica 9:01 PM
  • "HP patents teleprompter-esque transparent screen tech: HP has bagged a US patent on its way of making a see-through screen, which will let users see stuff onscreen as well as whatever's behind it." The Register 1:25 PM
  • "HP, IBM Shares Fall With Dow on Weak Jobs Report" AllThingsD 9:02 PM
  • "HP, Dell to launch 10.1-inch Windows RT tablet PCs in 4Q12" DigiTimes 11:15 AM
  • "Dell's partners fear divorce after firm beds new squeeze: Quest acquisition could upset CommVault and Symantec deals" The Register 1:24 PM
  • "Dell Is On A Quest For Software" Forbes 2:08 PM
  • "Dell seeks Linux fans to try cut-price Ubuntu Ultrabook" Register Hardware 1:24 PM
  • "How To Get One Of Dell's Linux-Based Developer Laptops And Become A Sputnik Beta Cosmonaut" TechCrunch 9:00 PM
  • "Microsoft stumbles into crucial financial year" Reuters 9:13 AM
  • "Microsoft's profit margin on Surface Touch Cover could be 50 percent" ZDNet 1:41 PM
  • "Microsoft lobs licensing liposuction at Server 2012: Slims down to four builds, sheds Home and Small Business Server" The Register 1:25 PM
  • "Say Goodbye to Windows Home Server: Technology enthusiasts are mourning the end of the line for Microsoft's Windows Home Server (WHS), a central device capable of managing multiple PCs and files across a home network. Microsoft confirmed through a support document [PDF] that WHS development will end." PCWorld 11:57 AM
  • "Microsoft drops SBS with new Windows Server portfolio" V3 1:28 PM
  • "Microsoft Readies Patches for 16 Security Vulnerabilities: Microsoft is planning to release nine security bulletins in the July Patch Tuesday update to address bugs in a number of products, including Windows, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Office" eWeek 11:19 AM
  • "Microsoft to patch 9 security vulnerabilities on Tuesday: Three critical vulnerabilities have made their way to Patch Tuesday, as well as six Important issues." CNET News 9:09 AM
  • "Microsoft to patch under-attack XML bug next week: Patch Tuesday will also include an unexpected update for IE9" Computerworld 11:41 AM
  • "Navy, Microsoft Sign $700 Million Agreement: Deal consolidates previous Microsoft licenses into one enterprise agreement covering desktop and server software." InformationWeek 11:39 AM
  • "Xbox Live comes back online: Microsoft's gaming service is alive and kicking, the company posted, after about five hours of downtime." CNET News 4:18 PM
  • "Microsoft investigating Xbox Live outage" USA Today 1:27 PM
  • "Xbox Live down; Microsoft at work on a fix" CNET News 12:22 PM
  • "Gamers bereft as Xbox Live takes a dive" The Register 1:23 PM
  • "The Nokia Lumia 910 could be the first Windows Phone 8 device" BGR 7:49 PM
  • "Lenovo Drops To 6-Month Low After ICBC Says Outlook Weak" Bloomberg 11:02 AM
  • "Intel's $1.3 Billion Rebate Fine Based On EU 'Experiment'" Bloomberg 2:10 PM
  • "AMD downgraded as PC market slows" TG Daily 1:20 PM
  • "Cisco apologizes for privacy 'confusion,' makes cloud service an opt-in feature" IDG News Service 7:48 PM
  • "Cisco Rethinks 'Cloud' Service After Customer Outcry" Wired Magazine 7:49 PM
  • "Cisco Issues Second Apology For Linksys/Connect Cloud Fiasco" CRN 11:09 AM
  • "Cisco Apologizes for 'Lack of Clarity' in Linksys Privacy Mess" AllThingsD 2:07 PM
  • "Cisco backs down, drops cloud from default router settings" ZDNet 1:40 PM
  • "Oracle Health Sciences Network Recruits Trial Participants in the Cloud" eWeek 11:18 AM
  • "U.N. Affirms Internet Freedom as a Basic Right" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:11 AM
  • "Federal Government Acts Against Trojan; Some Users May Lose Internet Access Monday" CRN 11:09 AM
  • "Is US government reading email without a warrant? It doesn't want to talk about it" MSNBC 11:50 AM
  • "Some IT jobs signal preference for visa holders, report claims: Group calls on job board to pull problematic ads" Computerworld 11:11 AM
  • "IT pulls its job creation weight in June in the US" The Register 1:23 PM
  • "Good news for IT: Bonuses are back, pay rates are up/Midyear survey reveals that IT salaries and hiring are slowly rising as companies gradually bring more operations in-house" InfoWorld 11:41 AM
  • "Media, tech deals may make comeback at Sun Valley" Reuters 12:23 PM
  • "The Shape of the Battle for Hardware, Software and Cloud" New York Times [Free Registration Required] 9:06 AM
  • "Quantum Computing at Room Temperature — Now a Reality" Techland 1:26 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "AAPL: iPhone Estimate Risk Ahead of FYQ3 Report, Says Wedge" Barron's 3:19 PM
  • "Apple Will Still Grow Despite Macro Malaise: Analyst" CNBC 1:56 PM
  • "These Two Companies Increase Apple's Net Worth" Forbes 10:34 AM
  • "Apple hits $600 a share in trading despite Wintek worries: It's the first time since 27 April that the stock has broken into the $600s, despite concerns about Apple's manufacturing partner, Wintek" ITBusiness Canada 10:34 AM
  • "Apple hits $600 a share in trading despite Wintek worries" PC Advisor 8:00 AM
  • "Options Investing And Apple's Earnings" Seeking Alpha 12:09 PM
Industry News
  • "Software, chip selloff cuts down tech issues: Informatica warning hits Teradata, VMWare, Citrix and Red Hat" MarketWatch 4:22 PM
  • "U.S. stocks end lower after lackluster jobs gains: Dow down 0.8% on week; Nasdaq scores fifth-straight weekly rise" MarketWatch 4:10 PM
  • "Stocks Walloped Amid Economic Malaise" FOXBusiness 3:27 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Retreat As Jobs Growth Trails Forecasts" Bloomberg 3:27 PM
  • "Stocks weaken after jobs report" CNNMoney 8:50 AM
  • "Stocks Slide as U.S. Economy Stagnates" TheStreet 4:11 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Close Broadly Lower" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:28 PM
  • "Mediocre jobs data weigh on Canada stocks" MarketWatch 4:22 PM
  • "Brazil, Mexico stocks fall with the U.S. market" MarketWatch 2:05 PM
  • "Asian Shares Drop on Central Bank Action" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:59 AM
  • "Asian Stocks Drop for Second Day on Central Bank Disappointment" Bloomberg 9:01 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Most Asia markets down after China, ECB rate moves" MarketWatch 8:56 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Spanish Markets Battered Again" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 12:26 PM
  • "European Stocks Decline as U.S. Payrolls Rise Less Than Forecast" Bloomberg 9:00 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Spain leads Europe stock drop after U.S. jobs data/IMF's Lagarde warns on growth; Spain 10-year bond yield nears 7%" MarketWatch 3:29 PM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 2:07 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares down at 1 p.m." Associated Press 2:08 PM
  • "Why Cisco Should Be Part Of Your Dividend Portfolio" Seeking Alpha 9:02 AM

 
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