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Wednesday Highlights: Jesus Diaz at Fast Company Design looks back at how Apple's "Advanced Technology Group developed some of the most influential technology of the century"; Tim Cook falls 43 spots to #96 in Glassdoor's CEO rankings, due in large part to "Apple's culture of secrecy and high stress"; Jason Snell ponders what Apple's new TV service will look like, and how it can compete with Hulu, Netflix; "the enterprise is Apple's space today" says Fleetsmith CEO Zack Blum; Dieter Bohn explains the how/why in his Mac customization; at, a video on building a hackintosh; interview with Angela Ahrendts on Apple's focus to enrich peoples' lives—reports in our General Interest section; Axios reporting of online privacy plan in works at White House; Siri a bit wishy washy in latest OS betas; Cult of Mac, 9to5Mac go hands-on with the Walkie-Talkie feature in watchOS 5.

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  • "Apple Is a Safe Haven in a Tech World Riven With Fear: Investors are fleeing tech, as the outlook for tech spending weakens, but Apple remains strong. And why disk-drive makers get no respect."  Barron's 8:01 AM
  • "Why small tablets will dominate the tablet market: Sorry, iPad. You're just too big (and expensive) to represent the future of tablets."  Computerworld 8:06 AM
  • "What Apple lost by dropping EPEAT green certification: A triumph of design over U.S. government-approved environmental standards?"  Fortune 7:58 AM
  • "Apple bows out of program for environment-minded products: The company says its design direction is no longer in keeping with the requirements of a major program devoted to the fostering of environmentally responsible electronics, according to a report." CNET News 4:19 PM
  • "Apple Removes Green Electronics Certification From Products" WSJ Blogs 7:58 AM
  • "Apple Ditches Green Standard, Cuts Off Federal Agencies From Apple Products" iFixit 8:00 AM
  • "Apple pulls out of EPEAT green registration, may not be able to sell computers to federal agencies" Engadget 8:02 AM
  • "Apple Ceases Registering Products in EPEAT" EPEAT 7:59 AM
  • "7.85-Inch iPad to Ramp Up Production in September at Foxconn Brazil" MacRumors 7:57 AM
  • "iPad mini: made in Brazil, has 3G, almost as thin as iPod touch" iDownload Blog 8:01 AM
  • "iPad Mini Would Cannibalize Apple's Tablet Sales: But that's not necessarily a bad thing, says one analyst, who expects competing tablets would be only a minor problem for Apple." PCWorld 8:20 AM
  • "Can Apple Find Enough Value In A 7 inch iPad?"  Forbes 1:30 PM
  • "Apple sued over noise reduction technology: Noise Free Wireless says it showed Apple its technology and that Apple then misappropriated it" IDG News Service 1:31 PM
  • "IPad bests its rivals with social interaction: I don't know if the iPad is the future of gaming, but I haven't been playing on much else lately." Austin American-Statesman [Free Registration Required] 8:31 PM
  • "Like Microsoft before it, Apple will provide boost: Apple's decision to build a data center and office space in the region is great news for our local economy. Community and government leaders have pointed out that an organization like Apple can help attract more businesses and provide a boost for existing businesses." Reno Gazette-Journal 8:24 AM
  • "New China challenge to Apple: A Chinese technology firm has filed a legal challenge accusing Apple of infringing its patented voice recognition software with its Siri function on the iPhone, the company said Saturday." Bangkok Post 7:57 AM
  • "Chinese companies take a bite out of Apple" BetaNews 4:14 PM
  • "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 7/6
  • "Microsoft Windows Loses Its Advantage Over Apple's Operating Systems" Forbes 7/6
  • "Apple Platforms Closing on Parity with Windows for the First Time" NewsFactor 7/6
  • "Mac vs. PC gap is the narrowest since '90s" CNN 7/6
  • "The Whys, Wherefores and Whens of an iPad Mini" MacNewsWorld 7/6
  • "Apple faces big dilemma on mini-iPad"  Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7/6
  • "Federal Circuit denies immediate stay of Galaxy Tab 10.1 injunction, no Nexus decision yet" Foss Patents 7/6
  • "Samsung loses bid for stay in U.S. fight over tablet" Reuters 7/6
  • "Samsung wins temporary stay of Galaxy Nexus ban" Foss Patents 7/6
  • "Samsung wins bid to sell Nexus in Apple court battle" Reuters 7/6
  • "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."] [Paid Membership Required] 7/6
  • "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 7/6
  • "Apple claims Italian court 'misinterpreted the law' for 2-year warranty" Macworld UK 7/6
  • "Apple Faces Siri Lawsuit In China: Big trouble in not-so-little China" redOrbit 7/6
  • "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 7/6
  • "Apple Resets App Ratings For Developers Affected By App Crashing Bug, But Negative Reviews Remain" TechCrunch 7/6
  • "Updated Apps Crashing? Here's What You Need to Know" PCWorld 7/6
  • "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 7/6
  • "Apple and Google find a common friend in China" Bloomberg [Free Registration Required] 7/6
  • "Inside Apple's Go-Slow Approach to Mobile Payments" [Paid Membership Required] 7/6
  • "Dodgy DRM server to blame for corrupted iOS and Mac apps" ZDNet 7/6
  • "App Store platform hits snags" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7/6
  • "Hackers hit Apple's iOS and Mac OS operating systems" V3 7/6
  • "Apple's Mountain Lion launch may follow financial results on 24 July" Macworld UK 7/6
  • "New in OS X Mountain Lion: Screen Saver System Preference Pane" FairerPlatform 7/6
  • "Prices of Thunderbolt Cables Likely to Drop in 2013" MacRumors 7/6
  • "How to detect and fix a machine infected with DNSChanger: The FBI will be closing the DNSChanger network on Monday, after which thousands worldwide are expected to no longer be able to access the Internet." CNET Reviews 8:06 AM
  • "Q&A: MacFixIt Answers/How To address a corrupt hard drive before upgrading OS X, and other questions answered." CNET Reviews 7/6
  • "Final Cut Pro X, Motion 5, Compressor 4: Using 'This Computer Plus' or other configured cluster" Apple Support 7/6
  • "Let me provide some additional observations and information regarding this Lion bug" MacInTouch 7/6
  • "Eric Johnson asks about hardware to digitise LPs into a computer." MacInTouch 7/6
  • "Mac Tip: Convert Video For Use On iPhone, iPod, iPad, AppleTV, And Your Mac" MacTrast 8:18 AM
  • "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 7/6
  • "Pages '09 Tip: Avoid automatic spacing when pasting text" Betalogue 7/6
  • "Windows 8 vs OS X on the Retina MacBook Pro" PC Pro [Free Registration Required] 7/6
  • "Windows 8, OS X upgrades by the numbers: 1 upgrade edition choice, 5 upgrades per person max, 99 days for discount" Computerworld 7/6
  • "Monitor the Free Space of Your Hard Drive" Softpedia 7/6
  • "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 7/6
  • "Finally, A Mac App Solves An Age Old Problem You Didn't Know You Had" McSolo 7/6
  • "Try The Cheap, Easy, And Modern Mac Word Processor That Channels Features From The Early 1980s" Mac 360 7/6
  • "Free Browser Tool Promises To Eliminate Tracking Cookies From Your Mac" TeraTalks 7/6
  • "Holy Cow! Yet Another App To Find Viruses On Your Mac (and they want money)" BohemianBoomer 7/6
  • "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 7/6
  • "So, You Think You're A Mac Geek? Not If You Don't Have This App On Your Mac" NoodleMac 7/6
  • "On Mountain Lion's System Requirements and Consumer Confusion – Updated" 512 Pixels 1:31 PM
  • "TUAW and MacTech interview: Aerohive" TUAW 7/6
  • "Apple finds itself playing defense in the App Store" Econsultancy 7/6
  • "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 7/6
  • "Find and Call - is it *really* the first malware in the iOS App Store?"  Sophos 7/6
  • "Trojan app Find and Call shows iOS devices aren't that safe after all" Shiny Shiny 7/6
Press Releases
  • "Command Guru introduces Meetings for Mac in Private Beta - Join us" prMac 7:24 AM
  • "Logoist 1.0 for Mac OS X - Create Stunning Artwork" prMac 7:24 AM
  • "JotDot 1.0 for Mac - Notes Application with Seamless Saving" prMac 7:24 AM
  • "Coladia Today Announces Summer Holidays Sales on Mac Games" prMac 7/6
  • "Prep for Mountain Lion with New Take Control Ebook from Joe Kissell" TidBITS 7/6
  • "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 7/6
  • "FIPLAB Launches Mac App Deals Website with Huge Discounts" prMac 7/6
  • "Transmission 2.6: OS X Mountain Lion GateKeeper ready, Retina support" FairerPlatform 7/6
  • "Skype's latest update for Windows and Mac apps fixes bugs, improves stability" Engadget 7/6
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Steve Jobs on programming, craftsmanship, software, and the Web: We highlight some notable quotes from Steve Jobs in 'The Lost Interview.'" Ars Technica 12:52 PM
  • "Get in line: one Apple store per 216 million Chinese" Reuters 8:20 AM
  • "More Apple Stores Needed In China" redOrbit 8:30 AM
  • "Apple is taking it slow on mobile payments but carriers are likely the biggest roadblock" 9 to 5 Mac 1:01 PM
  • "nTelos starts selling iPhone without contract, Apple's prepaid sphere grows a little larger" Engadget 7:57 AM
  • "Hotel replaces obsolete guestroom phones with the iPhone" Digital Trends 6:07 PM
  • "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 7/6
  • "Marco Arment: The Hero of Apple's Appageddon/You'd think the company would thank the man who warned them of the problem" Fortune 7/6
  • "One on One: Ken Segall, the Man Who Put the 'i' in iMac" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7/6
  • "Ting MVNO hopes to offer iPhone: Company warns of roadblocks to selling Apple's iconic smartphone" FierceWireless 7/6
  • "Apple Announces Live Online Q&A Seminars For 'iPad In Business" AppleBitch 7/6
  • "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 7/6
  • "Apple popularity boosts Objective-C language past C++" Macworld UK 7/6
  • "Objective-C Overtakes C++ in Programming Language Popularity" eWeek 7/6
  • "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 7/6
  • "Renovation happening at 'wrong' Steve Jobs house: The builders are at Jobs' Palo Alto home, but what of the Woodside Jackling house"  Macworld UK 7/6
  • "Apple's Language Lapse Irks Hong Kong iTunes Users" TechNewsWorld 7/6
  • "Why the iPhone matters: 8 questions for Horace Dediu" Network World 7/6
  • "NatWest seeks volunteers to bonk with their iPhones: Hurry, only 1,000 NFC payment cases up for grabs" The Register 7/6
  • "Apple Store Now Offering Vintage Flag iPhone Cases" AppleBitch 7/6
  • "Outrage as app teaches 12-year-old girls to pole dance" DNA 7/6
  • "Oldsmar City Council votes to go paperless with iPads" Tampa Bay Times 7/6
  • "Chinese iPad Game Depicts Slaughter of Stereotypical Japanese" Wired 7/6
  • "Rifle wielding men rob van carrying Apple gear in France - report" AppleInsider 7/6
  • "Men armed with assault rifles robs truck loaded with Apple products" UberGizmo 7/6
Non-Apple News
  • "Amazon Planning Smartphone to Rival Apple iPhone: Report" eWeek 1:02 PM
  • "Technology Patent Nonsense: Amazon Seeks Patent Bundle To Release Phone/An interesting little example of how the whole field of technology patents has become entirely Fubar'd. Amazon is thinking of releasing a smartphone to compete with Apple, Google's Android, the new Windows phone and all the rest. Before it does so it is seeking to buy a bundle of patents." Forbes 8:04 AM
  • "Amazon to launch at least three new Kindle Fire models this fall, Report says" AppleInsider 7/6
  • "UN Standards Body to Host Patent Litigation Round Table" The Mac Observer 7/6
  • "Bill Gates: Steve Jobs' work was 'phenomenal' but Apple may need Surface-like device" Macworld UK 7/6
  • "Amazon Said To Plan Smartphone To Vie With Apple IPhone" Bloomberg 7/6
  • "Amazon rumoured to be working with iPhone maker Foxconn on own smartphone" Pocket-lint 7/6
  • "Amazon may be building a smartphone to take on the iPhone" Tech2 7/6
  • "Amazon joins Apple, Google in maps war - report" Macworld UK 7/6
  • "Archos 97 Carbon Android tablet unveiled as Nexus 7 rival" T3 7/6
  • "Samsung Galaxy Note II rumored to get even bigger with 5.5' display" AppleInsider 7/6
  • "Samsung estimates record $5.9 billion profit for Q2 2012" BGR 7/6
  • "New AT&T system will allow users to block stolen devices from use" AppleInsider 7/6
  • "AT&T Unveiling New Blocking Service for Stolen Phones Next Week" MacRumors 7/6
  • "AT&T brings Toggle to iOS – outlines plan to serve the mobile enterprise" 451 Research 7/6
  • "Best Buy turning 60 of its locations into Apple Store copycats" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 7/6
  • "Best Buy Reveals a Slimmer Apple-like Store and More Staff Cuts" Forbes 7/6
  • "Facebook to Track App Usage to Target Ads" [Paid Membership Required] 7/6
  • "Time Warner Cable expands broadband data caps" TG Daily 7/6
  • "Now your car can report you for cellphone driving" TG Daily 7/6
  • "Best Buy laying off 600 from Geek Squad" Dow Jones Newswires [Free Registration Required] 7/6
  • "MIT researchers chart a new approach for mobile Internet protocols: Mosh replaces aging SSH with a mobile-friendly app and protocol" Network World 7/6
  • "From Tech to Toilet Paper, Berliner Tries to Live Completely Open Source for One Year" IDG News Service 7/6
  • "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 7/6
  • "Exclusive: Yahoo and Facebook Strike Patent Peace Deal, Significantly Expanding Ad and Content Partnership" AllThingsD 7/6
  • "Hulu CEO declines to be considered for Yahoo post" MarketWatch 7/6
  • "Inside Yahoo, word is that Levinsohn's the one" CNET News 7/6
  • "BlackBerry 10 Is 'Fantastic,' RIM to Emerge 'Stronger,' Says Executive" eWeek 7/6
  • "Chip executives' conference relocates to Bratislava" EE Times 7/6
  • "Flexible displays to be developed by Taiwan panel manufacturers" DigiTimes 7/6
  • "Amazon prepping a smartphone and four tablets" Computerworld 7/6
  • "Robot eye moves like the real thing" TG Daily 7/6
  • "New robotic legs accurately mimic human walking" CBS News 7/6
  • "Bumpy road as hi-tech in cars amazes, perplexes" CBS News 7/6
  • "Seagate Fourth-Quarter Sales, Gross Margin Miss Forecasts" Bloomberg 7/6
  • "LibreOffice for Android Is in the Works" PCWorld 7/6
  • "Google launches Android indoor maps application: Submit your floor plans now, says Google" Computerworld UK 7/6
  • "Google lashes out at Microsoft's Android botnet allegations" V3 7/6
  • "Google disputes Android botnet spam claim" BBC 7/6
  • "Twitter to unveil major 'search and discovery' update today" CNET News 7/6
  • "Samsung eyes success in other galaxies" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7/6
  • "HTC profit lags forecasts, faces challenges in third quarter" Reuters 7/6
  • "eXtensions Podcast #2012 4: The Bangkok-based eXtensions podcast based on the week's Cassandra columns and whatever else I throw in." eXtensions 12:44 PM
  • "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 7/6
  • "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 7/6
  • "Apple May Not Include NFC in the iPhone 5 [Video] Mashable 7:35 PM
  • "Rumor: 7-inch iPad to be produced in Brazil for fall launch" AppleInsider 8:19 AM
  • "Rumor: Shaved Down 7.85 Inch iPad Has Brazilian Origins" AppleBitch 8:06 AM
  • "iPad mini to be produced in Brazil?" 9 to 5 Mac 8:19 AM
  • "iPad mini to be 3G, very thin" Tapscape 10:56 AM
  • "Apple's Special Project for a Video Telephonic Headset Wins a Second Patent" Patently Apple 10:56 AM
  • "iPad Mini release date, specs and rumours: Apple's smaller iPad is gaining a lot of interest" Macworld UK 7/6
  • "Holy IGZO! iPad refresh, iPhone 5 chip rumor round up" Tapscape 7/6
  • "Chinese Blog Claims New iPad Could Launch in China on July 27" Mac|Life 7/6
  • "Apple rumored to launch third-gen iPad in China on July 27" AppleInsider 7/6
  • "iPad: Mini-version may arrive by holidays" USA Today 7/6
  • "Report: Supply chain mobilizes to make iPad Mini" EE Times 7/6
  • "Sketchy Claims of Revamped iPad with IGZO Display and Thinner Enclosure in Late 2012" MacRumors 7/6
  • "Report: Apple Developing A Thinner And Cooler 9.7-inch Retina-Equipped iPad For A Q4 Release" TechCrunch 7/6
  • "Latest iPad undergoes backlight revisions" DigiTimes 7/6
  • "Apple rumored to revise backlight for iPad update" AppleInsider 7/6
  • "Minor iPad update could see revised backlight to reduce overheating" Macworld UK 7/6
  • "Upcoming iPad may undergo minor revisions to address overheating concerns" Tech2 7/6
  • "iPhone 5 rumor rollup for the week ending July 6: More quad-core, sooner rather than later, exploding omens" Network World 7/6
  • "Next Gen iPhone to Sport a Quad Core A6 Chip" DeviceMAG 7/6
  • "Apple fixes App Store bug" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 7/6
  • "Apple says it has resolved the App Store corrupted updates problem" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 7/6
  • "Apple 'fesses up: We broke App Store downloads/Now, get back to lining our pockets" The Register 7/6
  • "Apple removes negative reviews from affected App Store apps to mitigate DRM issue" The Next Web 7/6
  • "Apple Rapidly Fixes App Update Issues On iOS App Store" AppleBitch 7/6
  • "Apple removes 'first instance' Trojan Horse malware detected at iOS App Store" Yahoo! News 7/6
  • "It's Over: Apple Fixes App Store Corruption, Apps Automatically Download Again" Mac|Life 7/6
  • "Apple iOS App Store hit by first malware app" Crave @ CNET 7/6
  • "'Find and Call' app is App Store's first malware attack" Tech Digest 7/6
  • "Phone-raiding Trojan slips past Apple's App Store censors: Find And Call is actually Slurp, Stalk And Spam" The Register 7/6
  • "iOS malware warning over app that steals phone numbers" Computing 7/6
  • "Research reveals suspicious application in Apple App Store" SC Magazine UK 7/6
  • "What's Apple patented this week? Future technology roundup" Macworld UK 7/6
  • "Apple still trying for water damage indicator patent, drop-prone device owners twitch (update: granted)" Engadget 7/6
  • "Apple Bags Patents for Making Playlists and Random Playback" DeviceMAG 7/6
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Graffiti Me! For iPhone Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 10:55 AM
  • "Spellsword For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 10:55 AM
  • "Tap & Clear For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 10:55 AM
  • "Apple MacBook Pro Buyer's Guide -Closeout, Refurbished & Used -Prices Start At $599" MacReviewZone 10:56 AM
  • "Angry Birds Seasons HD For iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $1.99), The iPhone Version Is Also Free" Apple Sliced 7/6
  • "TinyLegends -Crazy Knight For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 7/6
  • "GPlayer (VLC-Like Video Player) For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $2.99)" Apple Sliced 7/6
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7/6
  • "MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7/6
  • "Apple Friendly Product Guide -Best Selling iPod Accessories -From $14 To $200" MacReviewZone 7/6
  • "Mac Compatible Printers... Prices Range From $29 To $450 -Best Selling -Prices, Deals, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 7/6
  • "Best Selling iPhone Speakers -From $26 To $350 -Prices, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 7/6
  • "Closeout, Refurbished & Used Mac mini Buyer's Guide -Prices Start At $541" MacReviewZone 7/6

  • "Hands on: Seagate GoFlex Desk Thunderbolt adapter" Electronista 6:06 PM
  • "Spike Is The Most Impressive iPhone Physical Keyboard + Protective Case We've Seen Yet! [Video] Redmond Pie 1:07 PM
  • "20+ Beautiful Camera-Themed iPhone Cases" [Slideshow] Mashable 1:07 PM
  • "Review: Eskuché Control" Stemmings 8:17 PM
  • "Mac USB3 performance: worth the cost?" ZDNet 7/6
  • "Shootout: 2012 Retina MacBook Pro versus other Macs running Aperture 3 and Motion 5" Bare Feats 7/6
  • "A-JAYS Four Boasts Solid Sound --And Tangle Resistant Cords" MacNews 7/6
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Where Apps Become Child's Play: An iPad case that doubles as a teething toy? Yes, such a product exists. It's known as the Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Apptivity Case (also available for iPods and iPhones) and it sells for $35." New York Times [Free Registration Required] 4:19 PM
  • "iOS 6 vs Jelly Bean vs Windows Phone 8" Tech2 8:26 AM
  • "10 incredible iPad apps for education" The Next Web 7:57 AM
  • "7 Apps You Don't Want To Miss" [Slideshow] Mashable 5:27 PM
  • "Rampage Punch review, plus a special giveaway" iDownload Blog 8:01 AM
  • "Inside Scoop: The best of iPad gaming" [Video Report] CNET News 7/6
  • "Core Dump: The Pick of Primary Math Apps" Wired 7/6
  • "New iOS App Gives Podcasts a New Voice" MacNewsWorld 7/6
  • "The Week in iOS Apps: Cthulhu Saves The World" Macworld 7/6
  • "Snugg iPad 3 Case Cover and Flip Stand review" Macworld UK 7/6
  • "Taylor Smart Stand Sleeve for iPad review" Macworld UK 7/6
  • "Holga SLFT-IP4 iPhone case helps you snap creative photos" Pocket-lint 7/6
  • "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 7/6
  • "10 Perfect Summer iOS Games for Kids" Mashable 7/6
  • "The app book gets a makeover - London - A City Through Time review" Shiny Shiny 7/6
  • "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 7/6
  • "Create Invoices on iPad/iPhone with Invoice2go" Best App Site 7/6
  • "Running Windows 8 on your Mac: We look at four options for installing Microsoft's latest OS on your Mac" Macworld 7/6
  • "Video: How to mod your iPhone for case-free wireless charging" DVICE 7/6
  • "Hardware hack adds wireless charging to iPhone 4S [video] BGR 7/6
  • "How to Make Your iPhone Charge Wirelessly (Without an Ugly Case)" Gizmodo 7/6
  • "Macworld Feature: Discover the hidden features in iOS's built-in apps/From Clock to Weather, you may have overlooked these capabilities" Macworld UK 7/6
  • "MacMost Now 731: Getting Apple User Manuals" [Video Report] MacMost 7/6
  • "Take an iPhone Photo Remotely Using the Earbuds" OS X Daily 6:07 PM
  • "A leaked screenshot of the next Twitter for iPhone raises more questions about future third-party clients" The Next Web 6:07 PM
  • "MacOS KenDensed: Samsung's Courtroom Smackdown & App Store Blues" The Mac Observer 4:13 PM
  • "Apple accused of stealing noise reduction technology" iDownload Blog 1:31 PM
  • "The One Thing You Must Do Before Traveling Abroad With Your iPad" Business Insider 1:30 PM
  • "The Forgotten iPod Isn't Forgotten At All. It's Ignored" Redmond Pie 1:29 PM
  • "The Macalope Weekly: Cherished delusions" Macworld 1:29 PM
  • "There Is Too Malware On The iPhone!" Forbes 1:02 PM
  • "Wake-up Apple, the iPhone is a yawn: The iPhone shook up the tech industry, now it's time for Apple to give us something new." Slate 1:02 PM
  • "Ex-Apple Employee: Here Are 5 Things Developers Should Do To Get Apple Interested In Their Apps" Business Insider 12:51 PM
  • "Steve Jobs got his inspiration from the French? The French? A report suggests that the minute Steve Jobs saw France's chunky, clunky Minitel, he took it apart in order to see how it worked. And then the Mac was born. Perhaps." CNET News 12:51 PM
  • "Techdom's Apple aura problem: Last week, Google unveiled its first consumer electronics device: Nexus Q. If Steve Jobs were still alive and had announced the same product as 'one more thing', there would be headlines everywhere that Apple had done it again: that the fruit-logo company raised the bar and demonstrated its brilliance at design and innovation."  BetaNews 12:47 PM
  • "Apple withdraws from green gadget certification program" VentureBeat 6:07 PM
  • "Apple's new designs force it to abandon EPEAT Green standard, potentially cutting off big customers" 9 to 5 Mac 4:14 PM
  • "Apple removes EPEAT environmentally friendly certification from their - The #1 Site for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Apple TV owners" iMore 4:14 PM
  • "Apple removes 39 products from 'green electronics' certification" Edible Apple 4:13 PM
  • "Apple Drops EPEAT Certification, Loses US Government as Customer" Tapscape 10:57 AM
  • "Apple's Top Execs Are Still Too Nervous To Pull The Trigger On Mobile Payments" Business Insider 8:19 AM
  • "Why the iPhone matters, analyst: Why ask eight questions about the five-year impact of Apple's iPhone, and analysts Horace Dediu replied from his iPad." Network World 8:19 AM
  • "Why shrinking the iPad and stretching out the iPhone make sense" Digital Trends 8:14 AM
  • "On Apple's plans for a mobile payment system" iDownload Blog 8:14 AM
  • "Apple dropped NFC mobile payment plans due to battery and adoption concerns, says WSJ" The Verge 7/6
  • "Apple Plans To Invade The Mobile Payment Industry One Step At A Time [Report] Cult of Mac 7/6
  • "Why Apple's Passbook Doesn't Do Credit Cards (Yet)" MacStories 7/6
  • "What Bugs iPhone 4S, Galaxy S III Users" Forbes 7/6
  • "Why The iPad Wins Despite The Cheap Sex Appeal In Other Tablet Ads [Video] Cult of Mac 7/6
  • "'iGlass': Could Apple top Google's computerized specs?" eWeek 7/6
  • "Don't Put Down That iPad – 8,000 Mobile Devices Left At Top U.S. Airports" TechCrunch 7/6
  • "Top iPad game apps: Disney apps claim top three chart spots" Gamasutra 7/6
  • "Check out this iPhone 5 'Handphone' fan concept [Video]"  UberGizmo 7/6
  • "Apple Chest Pounding: We Crippled Sales of Two Samsung Devices in One Week!" The Motley Fool 7/6
  • "Top problems with iPhone 4S, Galaxy S III, other leading phones revealed in new report" BGR 7/6
  • "If the iPad 4 takes Microsoft Surface cues it could look like this" Stuff Magazine 7/6
  • "Here Is One Surefire Way To Get Your App Noticed By Apple" Business Insider 7/6
  • "The HMVs vs the iTunes" ZDNet 7/6
  • "Apple's iPad Design Patent: Been There, Done That (Images)" ZDNet 7/6
  • "The Wonder of Tech: The iPhone comes to Virgin Mobile – your dream come true?" Philadelphia Inquirer [Free Registration Required] 7/6
  • "Friday Poll: Will you buy Android now or wait for iPhone 5?" CNET News 7/6
  • "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 7/6
  • "Apple's future depends on more stores in China" MoneyWatch 7/6
  • "Tidbits: 3Dconnexion, Dosch and IMAGINiT Technologies news" Architosh 7/6
  • "ITU, Apple, iPhone and a happy finish for the smartphone patent wars" Computerworld 7/6
  • "Will tech firms cooperate with oppressive regimes? Experts are split" MSNBC 7/6
  • "High Street 2020: Apple stores and glorified post offices" New Statesman [Free Registration Required] 7/6
  • "Mini iPad Could Mark Departure for Apple" WirelessWeek 7/6
  • "iPad Mini Would Cannibalize Apple's Tablet Sales" PCWorld 7/6
  • "Apple's 7-Inch iPad Can Be Its Ace in the Hole" TheStreet 7/6
  • "Time to Admit It: A Smaller iPad Would Spell Doom for Everyone Else"  Techland 7/6
  • "Why It Makes Perfect Sense For Apple To Release An iPad-Mini" Business Insider 7/6
  • "Do I really need an app for that? [video] Econsultancy 7/6
  • "Amazon smartphone incoming: Why Apple should be terrified" Electricpig 7/6
  • "What If You Could Combine the iPhone and Samsung Galaxy S III?" Mashable 7/6
  • "iSung Galaxy 5 Concept Phone: iPhone 5 meets Galaxy S3/What if Samsung and Apple make a smartphone together?" I4U News 7/6
  • "Macworld Feature: 30 reasons you need iOS 6" Macworld UK 7/6
  • "What does iOS6 say about Apple's plans for the future?" IT-Director 7/6
  • "CNET News Apple: Odd speculation persists about 'revised' iPad" CNET News 7/6
  • "New IMacs --Retina Displays Or Not?" MacNews 7/6
  • "Updated Retina Display iPad Before Christmas...Bollocks" AppleBitch 7/6
  • "Something Wicked Cool This Way Comes: New Apple Products For The Next Year" PixoBebo 7/6
  • "6 Ways to Stay on Top of Social Media" Mashable 7:35 PM
  • "Court Clears Samsung Galaxy Nexus For Sale But Patent Battle Continues" Wired 8:30 PM
  • "Ban be damned, Galaxy Nexus selling now online and unlocked" VentureBeat 6:07 PM
  • "IT class warfare — It's not just IBM" I, Cringely 7/6
  • "Mozilla cutting Thunderbird email client loose" FairerPlatform 7/6
  • "Seven tips for selecting a cloud services provider" ZDNet 7/6
  • "Sneaky Clouds and the Developers That Love Them" Wired 7/6
  • "The 'doomsday' virus and the tragedy of the Internet commons" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 7/6
  • "The week in tech: 5 must-know things" USA Today 7/6
  • "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 7/6
  • "Five reasons DNSChanger victims deserve to lose the internet" ZDNet 7/6
  • "There Is No Excuse for Still Being Infected with DNSChanger" PCWorld 7/6
  • "Will Tech Firms Spurn or Embrace Oppressive Regimes by 2020?" PC Magazine 7/6
  • "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 7/6
  • "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 7/6
  • "Where in the World Is Google Building Servers?" Wired Magazine 7/6
  • "Hooray! Google Now Gets Ported From Jelly Bean To Ice Cream Sandwich" TechCrunch 7/6
  • "Spam Emails: Android Botnet or Not?" PC Magazine 7/6
  • "Google Nexus 7 Teardown Prompts Big Love from iFixit" eWeek 7/6
  • "SSDs may replace HDDs to become mainstream storage in 3-5 years" DigiTimes 7/6
  • "Is Verizon 'shaking down' customers with family plan?" CNET News 7/6
  • "How Hackers Attack" [Paid Membership Required] 7/6
  • "Why your wireless service sucks at sports games" CNNMoney 7/6
  • "Amazon's 'Kindle Phone' killer feature: A dumbed-down Android experience?" ZDNet 7/6
  • "What an Amazon smartphone would bring to the table" CNET News 7/6
  • "iPad mini Rumors Hit Mass Production" Tapscape 7/6
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Coladia announces Mac games sale" AppleTell 10:12 PM
  • "Park Wildlife: Hit the trails with national park field guide app" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 8:32 PM
  • " kills developer API support and Klik iOS app" The Verge 6:07 PM
  • "WTHR Weather App For iPhone Will Make You Smile, Even If the Climate Doesn't" Redmond Pie 6:07 PM
  • "Quirky App Of The Day: We Spy Turns Your Personal Photos Into A Game" App Advice 6:07 PM
  • "Nerdtris Knows There Are 10 Types Of People: Those Who Know Binary And Those Who Don't" App Advice 1:31 PM
  • "The Week in iPad Cases: Helter swelter" Macworld 1:30 PM
  • "Here's How You Can Get Advanced System Management Features On Your iPad" Redmond Pie 1:07 PM
  • "Tiny Wings 2 iOS app release confirmed for July 12th" T3 8:19 AM
  • "Lost keys? Your iPhone will find them" AppleTell 8:19 AM
  • "Terasoft Launches Action Sight Words Games to Help Children Read Better" prMac 8:29 AM
  • "Eys-Apps introduces Party & Event Planner 1.0 for iOS" prMac 7:25 AM
  • "The Green Games release Neon Snake Puzzle 1.0 for iOS" prMac 7:25 AM
  • "Tones! 1.0 for iOS - Innovative Ringtone Creator for iPhone" prMac 7:25 AM
  • "The first illustrated mobile app guide to New York City's High Line Park" prMac 7:24 AM
  • "Orra Health Makes It Easy To Dictate And Receive Transcripts On The Fly" prMac 7:24 AM
  • "Musical Egg Knock App by Hompimplay Stimulates Healthy Learning for Kids" prMac 7:24 AM
  • "Math Ocean 1.0 for iOS - Children Learn Math Skills and Have Fun" prMac 7:24 AM
  • "GoTranslate 2.0 for iOS - The Ultimate Solution for Google Translate" prMac 7:24 AM
  • "iETA Launches to Save Time and Lives" prMac 7:24 AM
  • "Developing Applications for iOS 5" prMac 7:23 AM
  • "Pandora Updates iPhone App With New Design, Lyrics, Sharing, And More" Cult of Mac 7/6
  • "Furby returns in September with iPad compatibility and LCD eyes" The Verge 7/6
  • "iPhone app makes a game of monitoring pain for young cancer patients" Boing Boing 7/6
  • "Tiny Wings 2 coming July 12, here's the awesome promo Video" 9 to 5 Mac 7/6
  • "Garmin's iPhone App Mirrors Navigation onto Kenwood's In-Dash System" GPS News 7/6
  • "Over iPhone App Launches To Make Adding Beautiful Typography To Pictures Fun And Easy" TechCrunch 7/6
  • "Scanner Pro gets updated with iCloud integration and a new iPhone interface" UberGizmo 7/6
  • "The Week in iPhone Cases: Slip and fall" Macworld 7/6
  • "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 7/6
  • "Media Advisory: Get Your Giant Tiger App in Apple App Store Now!" Marketwire 7/6
  • "Little Tikes creates iTikes iPad toy range" Pocket-lint 7/6
  • "Sky Sports iPad app adds split-screen functionality" Cable 7/6
  • "Addictive New Maze Game App Round N Round Pro Offers Endless Challenges" prMac 7/6
  • "Pirate-Themed Talking Jack Promises Hours of Fun and Laughter" prMac 7/6
  • "Matchbook for Facebook Shows Friends Possible Romantic Connections" prMac 7/6
  • "GRAPHISOFT ships ArchiCAD 16 and launches" Architosh 7/6
  • "Nifty MiniDrive gives your MacBook additional storage without being unsightly" UberGizmo 7/6
  • "German Ministry of Finance releases 'Customs and Travel' App for Android and iOS" the::unwired 7/6
  • "Mag+ Announces 3.5 Version With Iphone Publishing Tools, Winner Of Magnify Your World Competition" Digital Arts 7/6
  • "Gadgets: Audio amplifier gives your iPhone high-fidelity sound" Miami Herald 7/6
  • "Download: Angry Birds Seasons (iOS)/New version of the pig-bashing game can be downloaded free for a week." Techtree 7/6
  • "iPick Stocks 1.11 - A Free iOS Game" prMac 7/6
  • "1TapSparrow 1.0 for iOS - Create custom icons for Sparrow Mail App" prMac 7/6
  • "Blanca Goes To School ,Learn French is now available on the App Store" prMac 7/6
  • "Perfect Dimension Studios partners with the P4RC mobile reward network" prMac 7/6
  • "The Discover Brunei App Dream Holiday Competition Is Now Open" prMac 7/6
  • "Want My Lollipop Game Giveaway From InJoyee" prMac 7/6
Computer Industry
  • "Google demands Oracle reimburse over $4 million in costs for Android infringement trial" The Verge 8:14 AM
  • "Google Slaps Oracle With $4 Million Legal Bill" AllThingsD 12:52 PM
  • "Oracle will soon phase out Flash support portal: Remaining users of the criticised Flash version to get new HTML edition" Techworld 8:27 AM
  • "Windows 8 boots 55.26% faster than Windows 7, and that's important for tablet devices" The Next Web 9:10 PM
  • "Microsoft's Windows 8 Promotion Plans May Be Impressive – Will They Be Effective Too?" MobileBloom 8:22 AM
  • "Microsoft Allows $39.99 Windows 8 Pro Upgrade From Release Preview" Legit Reviews 8:23 AM
  • "Microsoft investigates XBox Live sign-in problems" GMA News 8:26 AM
  • "Windows Home Server is dead, but we shouldn't mourn it" Ars Technica 6:07 PM
  • "Windows 7 to pass XP in usage share this month" Computerworld 7:35 PM
  • "Inside the Microsoft headquarters" [Slideshow] IBMLive 8:23 AM
  • "'Maybe we'll just call them 'Surface-like devices'/Plus: Boffins get excited over the 'heaviest boson ever found'" The Register 8:06 AM
  • "Intel to drop price of Ultrabook Ivy Bridge Core i3 chip?" HardwareInfo 8:22 AM
  • "Heads Up! This Was Google's Apple Moment" TechCrunch 8:30 AM
  • "Google TV Needs To Decide: Platform Or Closed Ecosystem" TechCrunch 8:19 AM
  • "Facebook vs. Google: Experienced IPO hand William Hambrecht talks about why the social network's sale went awry and why Google was a better model for new offerings. His Dutch auction approach." Barron's [Subscription Required for Full Article] 8:01 AM
  • "Yahoo, Facebook Settle Patent Dispute" PCWorld 12:52 PM
  • "Canada's vanishing tech sector: If Research in Motion Ltd. is no longer Canada's most valuable publicly-traded high tech company, what is?" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 8:05 AM
  • "External device causes smart phone fire: Samsung cites report" Reuters 8:15 AM
  • "Tech Companies Leave Phone Calls Behind" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:09 AM
  • "Weekend rant: Why I may buy Microsoft Surface RT once it's released?" IntoMobile 8:25 AM
  • "How to detect DNS Changer virus threat" Telegraph 8:20 AM
  • "Ten... budget inkjet printers: Bargain basement all-in-ones" Register Hardware 8:18 AM
  • "In A Key Shift, Pinterest Is Leaving Palo Alto And Moving To San Francisco" Business Insider 8:15 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple Is the Heavyweight in Many Fund Portfolios" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 1:02 PM
  • "AAPL: iPhone Estimate Risk Ahead of FYQ3 Report, Says Wedge" Barron's 7/6
  • "Apple Will Still Grow Despite Macro Malaise: Analyst" CNBC 7/6
  • "These Two Companies Increase Apple's Net Worth" Forbes 7/6
  • "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 7/6
  • "Apple hits $600 a share in trading despite Wintek worries" PC Advisor 7/6
Industry News
  • "Software, chip selloff cuts down tech issues: Informatica warning hits Teradata, VMWare, Citrix and Red Hat" MarketWatch 7/6
  • "U.S. stocks end lower after lackluster jobs gains: Dow down 0.8% on week; Nasdaq scores fifth-straight weekly rise" MarketWatch 7/6
  • "Stocks Walloped Amid Economic Malaise" FOXBusiness 7/6
  • "U.S. Stocks Retreat As Jobs Growth Trails Forecasts" Bloomberg 7/6
  • "Stocks weaken after jobs report" CNNMoney 7/6
  • "Stocks Slide as U.S. Economy Stagnates" TheStreet 7/6
  • "U.S. Stocks Close Broadly Lower" [Paid Membership Required] 7/6
  • "Mediocre jobs data weigh on Canada stocks" MarketWatch 7/6
  • "Brazil, Mexico stocks fall with the U.S. market" MarketWatch 7/6
  • "Asian Shares Drop on Central Bank Action" [Paid Membership Required] 7/6
  • "Asian Stocks Drop for Second Day on Central Bank Disappointment" Bloomberg 7/6
  • "Asia Markets: Most Asia markets down after China, ECB rate moves" MarketWatch 7/6
  • "Europe Markets: Spanish Markets Battered Again" [Paid Membership Required] 7/6
  • "European Stocks Decline as U.S. Payrolls Rise Less Than Forecast" Bloomberg 7/6
  • "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 7/6
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 7/6
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares down at 1 p.m." Associated Press 7/6
  • "Why Cisco Should Be Part Of Your Dividend Portfolio" Seeking Alpha 7/6

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