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MacSurfer's Archive: Tuesday, July 10, 2012


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Tuesday Highlights: As the US vs. China trade war amps up, CNBC sees Apple as "most at risk" given almost 20% revenue flows from China; Michael Simon thinks "Apple Music has tipped the streaming scale" with new release from Beyonce, Jay-Z; Jonny Evans interviews two leaders at Deloitte on Apple's healthcare records initiative; in Australia, Apple sees US $6.7 million fine for misleading customers—reports in our Apple/Macintosh section; Tim Cook in Ireland to open Cork expansion; Market Realist takes a look inside Apple's declaration of war on cryptocurrency world; T-Mobile, Sprint put forth case to FCC for merger; Facebook decides autoplay video ads need to be inside your private Messenger chats; rumors of iPhone X Plus surface; PCWorld reviews new TP-Link Deco M9 Plus mesh router setup; iDownload Blog goes hands-on with Animoji in iOS 12.

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  • "Apple Has 'Insurmountable' Lead In Tablets, Ma Says (Video)"  Bloomberg 8:49 AM
  • "Microsoft's Ballmer to Apple: It's on (again)" ["'We are trying to make absolutely clear we are not going to leave any space uncovered to Apple,' Ballmer said, after speaking to an estimated 16,000 Microsoft partners at the Toronto event."]  GigaOM 7:32 AM
  • "Microsoft's Ballmer Declares War on Apple, Considers Smartphone" Mashable 8:18 AM
  • "Ballmer warns Microsoft is 'not going to leave any space uncovered to Apple'" The Verge 8:22 AM
  • "Steve Ballmer says Microsoft will not be out innovated by Apple" Network World 3:37 PM
  • "Apple iOS platform market share grows to 17.3 per cent in China: New data reveals that China now has the largest smartphone market share in the world" Macworld UK 8:52 AM
  • "Apple to See China Boom Thanks to New iPad" TheStreet 8:53 AM
  • "Apple boss Cook may have stumped up $60m iPad pay-out"  The Register 7:58 AM
  • "iPhone 5 may decide the Apple versus Samsung war" Computerworld 7:35 AM
  • "A conduit for content: How an iPad mini could define the small tablet market"  The Next Web 1:23 PM
  • "Let's Try to Think This iPad Mini Thing All the Way Through"  Daring Fireball 7:32 AM
  • "Apple responds to EPEAT concerns" The Loop 9:12 PM
  • "Mountain Lion launch imminent, GM with developers: Hours after Microsoft announced Windows 8 shipping dates Apple dispatched the gold master of OS X Mountain Lion" Macworld UK 7:54 AM
  • "Apple's Mountain Lion preparing to pounce" iTWire 7:39 AM
  • "Mountain Lion Release Coming Soon, with Windows 8 to Follow" PCWorld 8:35 AM
  • "Coming soon to a hard drive near you: A new operating system" Houston Chronicle 8:53 AM
  • "Apple Nudges Developers To Submit Their Apps For Mountain Lion" Apple Bitch 7:37 AM
  • "OS X Mountain Lion in final stages, can your Mac handle it?" Crave @ CNET 8:03 AM
  • "Want Mountain Lion? Better Make Sure Your Mac Has The Right Specs" WebProNews 12:11 PM
  • "Chrome to drop Mac OS X 10.5 support/Those with the 2007-era version of Apple's operating system won't be able to use a new version of Chrome due in three months. Also coming to the browser: support for Webcams and gamepads." CNET News 8:00 AM
  • "Chrome Drops OS X 10.5, Adds New Video and Gaming Tools" Webmonkey 11:55 AM
  • "Chrome team to Leopard users: no Chrome 22 for you!" Ars Technica 11:02 AM
  • "New Web exploit targets multiple platforms: While Windows, OS X, and Linux platforms may be affected, this effort is a crude and easily detectable attempt." CNET Reviews 4:11 PM
  • "Mozilla's Thunderbird not dead but sort of on life support" CNET News 10:03 AM
  • "Chrome beta release promises video chat without plugins - IT News from" V3 11:03 AM
  • "iMac (Mid 2011), MacBook Pro (Early 2011) and later, MacBook Air (mid 2012), and MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012): About resolution settings in the QuickTime Player inspector" Apple Support 5:29 PM
  • "Why can't I log in to iTunes? We explain what to do if you can't remember the password for your Apple ID and the email address you originally registered with is out of date" Computeract!ve 8:52 AM
  • "Quick Cacti Spine on Lion tip" bynkii 5:27 PM
  • "Blu-ray No Longer a 'Bag of Hurt' for Macs" Low End Mac 4:12 PM
  • "AirPlay for all? Miracast promises video streaming without the router" Ars Technica 9:31 AM
  • "Retina MacBook Pro: maximizing battery life with gfxCardStatus" Ars Technica 9:31 AM
  • "Learn Everything There Is To Know About Your Mac's Hardware" Mactuts+ 10:21 AM
  • "This Simple Terminal Command Could More Than Double Your Retina MacBook Pro's Battery Life" Cult of Mac 9:31 AM
  • "How to Run OnLive's Remote Microsoft Office on OS X, For Free" Gizmodo 8:29 AM
  • "Use InstaBackup to backup Instagram shots to your Mac" Macworld 9:14 AM
  • "How To Password Protect Each App On Your Mac (and why that's a good thing)" NoodleMac 7:38 AM
  • "Why You Might Want An Email Manager App That You Don't Really Need" TeraTalks 7:37 AM
  • "More Reminder Apps For The Mac (or, why Mac users suffer from memory loss)" BohemianBoomer 7:38 AM
  • "2 Ways This Photo Blending App Is Ultra Cool (and one big way it's absolutely not)" McSolo 7:38 AM
  • "100 Ways To Cook On A Mac (if music was food, iTunes would be MacGourmet)" Mac 360 7:38 AM
  • "How Not To Use Email To Send Very Large Files To Friends, Family, And Business Associates" Mac 360 7:39 AM
  • "The Problem With iCloud" TightWind 6:46 PM
  • "Mountain Lion to ship July 17, says Federighi Easter Egg" FairerPlatform 12:39 PM
  • "The truth about MacKeeper" Stemmings 11:58 AM
  • "Before Mac OS X, There Was OS 1 Through 9: A History of Apple's Operating System" [Slideshow] Business Insider 11:50 AM
  • "With Mountain Lion a few weeks away, and Retina Display Macbooks showing a very 'uncinematic' pixelated Keynote, can an update be very far away? More evidence emerges of a rethink on Apple's Keynote" Les Posen's Presentation Magic 10:13 AM
  • "The Time Is Ripe For An Apple Home Server" MacNews 8:49 AM
Press Releases
  • "solidThinking announces solidThinking Evolve 9.0" Architosh 1:10 PM
  • "USC Architecture School BIM event sessions by Nemetschek Vectorworks" Architosh 1:09 PM
  • "FileMaker Design Studio Scheduled for October 2012 in New York City" prMac 4:06 PM
  • "Zevrix Updates Deliver Express with Google Storage Support" prMac 8:42 AM
  • "Earth 2140 Returns to OSX with Real Time Strategy High Tech Warfare" prMac 7:55 AM
  • "FMChat - Private, Scriptable Chat for FileMaker Pro and Go" prMac 7:54 AM
  • "MacMate Adds Gallery Online Photo Sharing Feature" prMac 7:54 AM
  • "Ohanaware releases App Wrapper 2.0 - Software Packaging for OS X" prMac 7:54 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "City of San Francisco to stop buying Apple computers: City officials tell the Wall Street Journal that city money can't be used to buy Apple desktops and laptops. The change comes after Apple withdrew its products from a green-certification registry."  CNET News 4:11 PM
  • "San Francisco Blocks Mac Purchases After Apple EPEAT Pull Out" The Mac Observer 7:05 PM
  • "Apple's EPEAT withdrawal raises recycling, disassembly concerns: Industry observers are expressing concerns about Apple's environmental commitment, but also question the EPEAT process" PCWorld Australia 5:28 PM
  • "Google, FTC Near Settlement on Privacy: Google Inc. is close to a deal to pay $22.5 million to settle charges related to its surreptitious bypassing of the privacy settings of millions of Apple Inc. users, according to officials briefed on the settlement terms." [Paid Membership Required] 8:28 AM
  • "Google Said Near $22.5 Million Settlement in Browser Breach" Bloomberg 8:49 AM
  • "Google expected to cough measly $22.5m for Safari privacy gaffe" The Register 7:58 AM
  • "Report: Google close to deal with FTC to pay record $22.5M fine for violating Apple users' privacy" Network World 11:12 AM
  • "Google to settle FTC charges over Safari, report says" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 10:03 AM
  • "Thou Shalt Not Lie: FTC set to hit Google for millions over Safari incident — Tech News and Analysis" GigaOM 10:24 AM
  • "Google Faces FTC's Largest Ever Fine Over Safari Cookie Debacle" Gizmodo 8:28 AM
  • "Google's Safari cookie evasion may cost it $22.5M, the FTC's largest fine ever" VentureBeat 1:41 PM
  • "10 reasons Apple, Facebook & Google chose North Carolina for their mega data centers"  GigaOM 8:23 AM
  • "Apple Dares Green Advocates To Go Elsewhere" BYTE 8:43 AM
  • "Apple fights websites selling access to iOS6 beta code" BBC 8:03 AM
  • "RIM's corporate customers are preparing for switch to IOS or Android" The Inquirer 8:04 AM
  • "Mike Daisey invites journalist critics to watch revised Apple monologue: Daisey formerly used his monologue to accuse Apple of mistreating its factory workers" Macworld UK 8:29 AM
  • "Iconic Steve Jobs tribute secures job offer for Hong Kong student: Ad agency boss Graham Fink was determined to track down the 19-year-old student who created an iconic image of Steve Jobs following his death. Here he explains why..." Metro UK 8:10 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Information on new Philips 9 series HDTVs leaks" CNET News 12:54 PM
  • "Programmable Cardboard Robotic Arm Hits Kickstarter" Wired 12:33 PM
  • "Graphene Repairs Holes By Knitting Itself Back Together, Say Physicists: Make a hole in graphene and the material will heal itself, say materials scientists who have watched the process in action" Technology Review 12:15 PM
  • "AT&T Galaxy Note users get Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade: Upgrade of Samsung Galaxy Note, available Tuesday, also includes new suite of stylus-centric software" Computerworld 11:32 AM
  • "Bruce Schneier's book: The Internet has created 'the largest trust gap' in history" Network World 11:32 AM
  • "Toshiba Developing New Data Center Products Based on Its Flash Memory Chips" IDG News Service 11:29 AM
  • "Google reduces Chrome's reliance on Flash" ZDNet 12:38 PM
  • "Google open-sources Android 'Jelly Bean' 4.1 for third-party modification" ZDNet 12:38 PM
  • "Google's Schmidt Predicts End of China's Internet Firewall" PC Magazine 11:27 AM
  • "Motorola Atrix HD Coming to AT&T July 15" PC Magazine 11:26 AM
  • "Zuck's new friend: Hulu's Kilar may prove key to Facebook plans" New York Post 11:23 AM
  • "Western Digital Red Hard Drives Boast NASware Technology" eWeek 10:36 AM
  • "Nearly 10 years later, EMC's NetWorker hits Version 8.0: The backup and recovery software is designed to be more efficient and ready for cloud computing" IDG News Service 10:22 AM
  • "Furby, the Furry 1990s Toy, Makes a High-Tech Comeback" ABCNews 10:07 AM
  • "Verizon to sell BlackBerry Curve 9310 for $50 after rebate, starting Thursday" Computerworld 10:23 AM
  • "RIM Plans To Start BlackBerry 10 Rollout In January" Bloomberg 10:10 AM
  • "RIM's CEO: What went wrong and where BlackBerry goes from here/In an exclusive Q&A, RIM CEO Thorsten Heins discusses the state of BlackBerry and how it fell from grace and what the company is doing to ensure things don't get worse" CIO 10:52 AM
  • "Ouya Aims to 'Upend' Gaming With Android-Powered Console" PC Magazine 11:24 AM
  • "Applied Materials slashes outlook: Company cites weak demand for chip making equipment" MarketWatch 9:39 AM
  • "Mobile ads can hijack your phone and steal your contacts" CNNMoney 9:20 AM
  • "Interview with Ron Avitzur, The Graphing Calculator Story" Your Mac Life 9:06 PM
  • "iPad Minis And Our Favorite New Gadgets On Our Latest CultCast" Cult of Mac 7:44 PM
  • "TUAW and MacTech interview: Matrox Electronic Systems" TUAW 4:07 PM
  • "Security Flaw on Apple's App Store, Android & more" [Interview with Charlie Miller] MacDirectory 1:21 PM
  • "The Portable Podcast, Episode 145" 148Apps 1:18 PM
  • "Mac Geek Gab Podcast: MGG 407: Number 12 On The Beaufort Scale" The Mac Observer 7:37 AM
  • "Interview with Next Issue Media's CTO, Keith Barraclough" Your Mac Life 7:35 AM
  • "New iPad Arrives in China on Friday, July 20" Apple 7:55 AM
  • "New iPad Arrives in China on Friday, July 20" Business Wire 7:59 AM
  • "Apple kicks off new iPad sales in China next week: $60M trademark settlement last week opens way for sales to start" Computerworld 11:55 AM
  • "Apple to Release Third-Generation iPad in China July 20" [Paid Membership Required] 8:54 AM
  • "New iPad to launch in China on July 20" CNET News 7:59 AM
  • "With Proview Settlement Done And Dusted, Apple's New iPad Finally Comes To China July 20" TechCrunch 9:16 AM
  • "Apple Announces New iPad Will Launch On July 20 In China" Apple Bitch 8:19 AM
  • "What you need to know about the upcoming iPhone 5: As the fall launch of Apple's signature smartphone approaches, users should begin preparing" InfoWorld 8:21 AM
  • "Apple's next iPod nano may resemble tiny iPhone, feature dedicated iTunes service" AppleInsider 12:12 PM
  • "Apple to return to vertical, tall iPod nano design, add home button?" 9 to 5 Mac 12:19 PM
  • "Apple's iPod Nano could return to taller form, rumor says" CNET News 3:37 PM
  • "13-Inch Retina MacBook Pro Shows Up in Benchmarks" MacRumors 1:22 PM
  • "Supply chain players deny rumors about delayed 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display" DigiTimes 8:24 AM
  • "Rumor: 13 Inch Retina Display MacBook Pro To Hit Before October" Apple Bitch 1:10 PM
  • "Photos show alleged engineering sample of iPhone 5" Electronista 5:28 PM
  • "Apple iPhone 5 pre-orders begin ahead of handset's release" T3 2:14 PM
Granted Apple Patents
  • "Apple Wins a Major Patent for iTravel & More" Patently Apple 7:58 AM
  • "Apple wins patent for iTravel application" CNET News 11:10 AM
  • "iTravel is Apple's Leap to the Travel Business (and 6 other travel apps you will need)" Forbes 12:22 PM
  • "How Apple's iTravel Patent Could Threaten Android's NFC Future" Wired 4:08 PM
  • "New patent makes a compelling case for NFC on the iPhone 5" ZDNet 12:40 PM
  • "Apple Granted Patent for NFC-Powered 'iTravel' App" The Mac Observer 9:07 PM
  • "Apple Wins a Major Integrated Multi-Touch Screen Patent & More" Patently Apple 11:04 AM
  • "Apple Patent Is For Portable Devices With Multiple Power Interfaces" MacNews 10:03 AM
  • "Apple Wins their Sixth Solar Power Related Patent & More" Patently Apple 2:14 PM
  • "Apple Investigating Touch Screens For Laptops" MacNews 10:01 AM
  • "How To prepare a used Mac for use: While formatting a used Mac is always best, you can set one up to be as new as possible without formatting." MacFixIt 9:27 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "MEDINA For iPhone Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 10:01 AM
  • "Baldify For iPhone Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 10:01 AM
  • "Fireflies! For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 10:01 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:33 AM
  • "MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:33 AM
  • "iPad 3 Buyer's Guide -Best iPad Prices Reviews & Information" MacReviewZone 11:59 AM
  • "Apple Display Buyer's Guide -Up To $150 Off Apple 27 ' Thunderbolt Display" MacReviewZone 7:39 AM
  • "Top Selling Mac Accessories -$11 to $600... Prices, Deals, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 7:39 AM
  • "Best Selling iPhone Accessories -From $14 To $150 -Prices, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 7:39 AM

  • "Elgato Thunderbolt SSD: The Elgato Thunderbolt SSD is one of very few bus-powered portable storage drives featuring the high-speed Thunderbolt interface." Computerworld 5:27 PM
  • "Self-upgrading an Apple laptop: A real-world test/What's the best way to upgrade your older laptop? Crave contributor John Scott Lewinski tests three upgrade kits to find out." CNET News 4:11 PM
  • "ioSafe Rugged Portable review" ZDNet 12:40 PM
  • "Best headphones for under $50: Looking for inexpensive headphones that sound decent for the money? Here are CNET's top bargain picks." CNET News 6:27 PM
  • "Review: Seidio Desktop Charging Cradle for iPhone 4S and iPhone 4" Beatweek Magazine 7:30 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Twitter, Twitter 4.3, and The Mixed Message" MacStories 6:40 PM
  • "Two apps keep your iPhone and iPad data private: While the free Find My iPhone app can remotely wipe the data on a lost or stolen iPhone or iPad, a pair of $2 apps prevent prying eyes from viewing contact info and other sensitive information on an iPad or iPhone without having to erase everything." CNET 1:10 PM
  • "Sonarflow for Spotify, an app for iOS devices, takes you on a journey of musical enlightenment" VentureBeat 8:35 AM
  • "Google Releases Their Google+ for iPad Update" Best App Site 1:38 PM
  • "Finding the best iOS scanner app: We rate scanning apps for image quality, simplicity, and flexibility" Macworld 2:33 PM
  • "Launch Center Pro Review" Mac|Life 8:11 AM
  • "Hands on: Next Issue all-you-can-read magazine iPad app" Macworld 7:34 AM
  • "Enhance Your iPhone's Audio With Some Xcite-ment And Beats By Dr. Dre" App Advice 12:19 PM
  • "5 Apps to Turn Your iPhone Into a Recording Studio" [Slideshow] Mashable 3:39 PM
  • "'Puzzle Dungeons' Review - A Fairly Standard Puzzle RPG with Some Good Ideas" Touch Arcade 9:14 AM
  • "Total Defense 3D Review: This run of the mill tower defense game has a few interesting points and a unique perspective on the genre." 148Apps 4:12 PM
  • "Offroad Legends Review: Gentlemen, Start Your Engines!!!" 148Apps 4:11 PM
  • "Glow Bugs Review: A simple yet enjoyable endless running game with a selection of challenges to keep players returning." 148Apps 1:31 PM
  • "Amoebas Attack Review: Amoebas Attack is a dual stick shooter game with an endless runner appeal." 148Apps 1:21 PM
  • "Banzai Dice Review: Match-4 dice puzzling. Nice mechanic. Not enough on its own." 148Apps 11:18 AM
  • "TheEndApp Review: An Endless Runner title that could do with its own personality." 148Apps 11:18 AM
  • "Billy The Painter Review: Memorable looks, but unadventurous game mechanics." 148Apps 11:18 AM
  • "Swift Stitch Review: Swift Stitch is a game of quick reactions that's full of vector graphics." 148Apps 11:18 AM
  • "Turn your old iPad into a dedicated e-reader" Macworld 10:23 AM
  • "How to create your own custom pop up alert on the iPhone" iDownload Blog 3:39 PM
  • "Cassandra -Wednesday Review -The Week in Full Swing" eXtensions 9:29 PM
  • "Moving mobile: ReadWriteWeb chooses responsive design over a native iPhone app Nieman Journalism Lab" Nieman Journalism Lab 3:40 PM
  • "The Future Of Apple's Dock Connector [Feature] Cult of Mac 3:40 PM
  • "Apple's App Store Secrecy Hurts Indie Developers"  Indie Research 3:39 PM
  • "Rumored New iPod Nano Design Has A Funny Smell About It" Apple Bitch 2:34 PM
  • "Google vs. Apple: If You're Not Cheating, You're Not Trying" TheStreet 11:13 AM
  • "Happy 5th Birthday iPhone - Fire at RIM on the Wrong Day" The Motley Fool 11:02 AM
  • "Would you pay a higher price for the next iPhone just so that you could feel more exclusive?" iMore 10:27 AM
  • "Apple Roundup: iPad, Passbook" TheStreet 10:24 AM
  • "Apple: Why It Should Cut An iPhone Deal With T-Mobile" Forbes 9:31 AM
  • "Finally, The T-Mobile Girl Could Be Getting The iPhone" App Advice 1:32 PM
  • "One-bit Internet: The iPad is/isn't a content creation device" TUAW 8:20 AM
  • "An 'iPad View of the World,' via Enterprise Cloud" Forbes 7:59 AM
  • "Steve Wozniak on Microsoft Surface: 'Steve Jobs came back reincarnated at Microsoft'" AppleInsider 7:54 AM
  • "Why Apple's 7.85-Inch 'iPad Mini' Isn't a 7-Inch Tablet" MacRumors 2:48 PM
  • "Why Apple Would Be Willing To Lose Money On A Smaller iPad" Business Insider 1:31 PM
  • "An iPad Mini Will Only Accelerate The Tablet War"  Forbes 8:47 AM
  • "The case for Apple's 8-inch iPad: Building on what 'little birdies' have told him, John Gruber argues that it makes a lot of sense" Fortune 8:20 AM
  • "Apple iPad Mini would be Apple's 'biggest flop' suggests report" T3 7:54 AM
  • "Microsoft CEO To Apple: We Are Finally Joining The Battle" App Advice 11:50 AM
  • "Microsoft's Ballmer Promises to Leave No Stone Unturned in Battle against Apple" DailyTech 9:14 AM
  • "Microsoft And Apple Agree On The Value Of Vaporware" PixoBebo 7:38 AM
  • "Nintendo's Miyamoto a 'slightly more friendly' Steve Jobs?" GameZone 9:09 PM
  • "Microsoft says Surface tablet is 'just a design point'" AppleInsider 7:16 PM
  • "The Most Interesting IT Guy In The World" [Video Report] InformationWeek 12:58 PM
  • "The Internet Apocalypse That Wasn't" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 12:55 PM
  • "Securing your data: Full disk hardware encryption -- part 1" ZDNet 12:37 PM
  • "The 100 Games Everyone Should Play" Wired 12:32 PM
  • "10 Ways to Protect Yourself Online" Techland 12:24 PM
  • "This Android tablet measures 21.5-inches" TG Daily 12:19 PM
  • "Four tips to prepare for the next Amazon outage: After the latest outage from Amazon, experts and users share their experiences about what went wrong and how to prepare for future downtime" Network World 11:32 AM
  • "Samsung, Embrace Your 'Uncool' Galaxy Tablets" PCWorld 11:29 AM
  • "HTC EVO 4G LTE Android Smartphone Review" HotHardware 11:17 AM
  • "BYOD: Big security, small devices/Securing consumer devices so they can be used in the enterprise isn't easy, but vendors are rising to the challenge." Computerworld 10:23 AM
  • "Four ways the Internet could go down" CNN 10:16 AM
  • "3 ways to prep for a move to the cloud" InfoWorld 10:52 AM
  • "Eichenwald: Who Is Microsoft Competing With?" [Video Report] Bloomberg 9:49 AM
  • "If RIM dies, what happens to BlackBerry's hometown?" CNNMoney 9:20 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Ego's flashy iPhone case has a built-in thumbdrive" CNET Reviews 4:11 PM
  • "Upcoming iOS Title Takes In-App Purchases To The Extreme Level" App Advice 3:42 PM
  • "Twitter's new client for iOS, Android: Users aren't the only content partners — Mobile Technology News" GigaOM 3:42 PM
  • "New Twitter Apps Are Here: Push Notifications From Your Favorite Tweeters, Better Expanded Tweets, More" TechCrunch 3:40 PM
  • "Minimalist Timer Is the Least-Distracting, Simplest Timer You'll Ever Use" Lifehacker 3:40 PM
  • "Shot MeMo For iPhone Transforms Your Images Into Presentable And Neat Memos" Redmond Pie 3:39 PM
  • "Selligy: The iPhone personal assistant for salespeople" VentureBeat 3:39 PM
  • "Rovio's Amazing Alex is Coming Thursday – Here's What We Know" 148Apps 1:20 PM
  • "Vidyo Demonstrates First Five Megapixel Video Conferencing to the Desktop on New MacBook Pro with Retina Display" MacPrices 1:10 PM
  • "Google+ Adds iPad Support in Latest App Update" Mashable 1:41 PM
  • "Google+ iOS app now available in the App Store" 9 to 5 Mac 12:20 PM
  • "Dropbox offers pro users twice the space as competition heats up" GigaOM 11:51 AM
  • "Dropbox Doubles Pro Subscribers' Space" MacStories 11:50 AM
  • "Need a favor? New app lets you give and get favors from folks you know" VentureBeat 11:09 AM
  • "Keyboard for iPhone case is just $27k away from reality" T3 11:03 AM
  • "Lifehacker Pack for iPhone: Our List of the Best iPhone Apps" Lifehacker 10:22 AM
  • "Improved News360 iPad App Learns Your News Habits, Wisely Consolidates" ABCNews 10:14 AM
  • "TMO's Dave Hamilton Shows How to Backup Your Mac at Seacoast MUG" The Mac Observer 10:03 AM
  • "Finally! Maven Web Browser+ Gets Retina iPad Support" App Advice 8:56 AM
  • "Coldplay fans can play hits with new piano iPad app" Digital Spy 8:54 AM
  • "Lindsey Software Announces the Release of the Section 8 Inspections System for the iPad® and iPhone® Platforms" PRNewswire 8:51 AM
  • "PGi's GlobalMeet® HD App for the iPad® Now Available in the Apple® App Store(SM)" PRNewswire 8:51 AM
  • "First Trailer Hits for 'Spy vs. Spy' iOS Remake" Touch Arcade 8:42 AM
  • "Windows 8 Metro UI on iPhone: Amazing app Microsofts your Apple" Electricpig 8:37 AM
  • "Print Kicksend photos to Walgreens directly from iOS app" Digital Trends 8:34 AM
  • "Be Your Own Makeup Artist with the Mary Kay Virtual Makeover App" Business Wire 7:59 AM
  • "Bluebeam Software Launches Photo Contest to Demonstrate How Revu iPad Enables Users to Work Without Limits" Business Wire 7:59 AM
  • "App Developers Can Now 'Print To Walgreens;' Company Outed As Aviary's Strategic Investor" TechCrunch 9:16 AM
  • "Walgreens Introduces Developer Portal Allowing Third-Party Software Developers to Integrate its Web Services into Mobile Phone Applications" Business Wire 7:59 AM
  • "Berry Rush 1.0 for iOS - Berry Picking App Game" prMac 11:09 AM
  • "RationalPlan 4.0 - A Brand New Design" prMac 8:42 AM
  • "FarmYard Piano for iPad hits the right note with kids" prMac 7:55 AM
  • "Find the Answers to Life's Many Questions with Ease with Mmmh... for iOS" prMac 7:55 AM
  • "Play and Learn: Major KIDiPLAY Match Update and New KIDiPLAY Match Lite" prMac 7:54 AM
  • "Stay Updated with Events and Shows Happening Near You In USA with Hevent" prMac 7:54 AM
  • "Text Here 1.0 for iOS: Add Comic Book Text, Notes, or Captions to Photos" prMac 7:54 AM
  • "Capture Your Dog's Thoughts on Camera with the DogCap iPhone App" prMac 7:54 AM
  • "Oflow 1.0 for iOS - 100 Ways to Enhance Creativity and Experience Flow" prMac 7:54 AM
  • "Packing Pro Tops App Charts Around the World" prMac 7:54 AM
  • "UX Write 1.0 Brings Desktop Class Word Processing to the iPad" prMac 7:54 AM
  • "All-You-Can-Eat Magazines on Your iPad for Only $9.99" PadGadget 8:43 AM
  • "On iPad, Publishers' Magazine Efforts Are Barely Past The First Page" App Advice 8:37 AM
  • "Next Issue Media, The Netflix For Magazines, Comes To The iPad" TechCrunch 8:28 AM
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Computer Industry
  • "More confident Microsoft serves up full plate of plans" Seattle Times 11:37 AM
  • "Steve Ballmer Goes HUGE! At Microsoft Worldwide Partners Conference" Forbes 9:50 AM
  • "Best of the Blogs: Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer Vows War on Apple, Says Microsoft Still Considering Smartphone" Minyanville 12:51 PM
  • "Microsoft's Ballmer to Apple: It's on (again)" GigaOM 9:20 AM
  • "Microsoft, Trend Micro Roll Out New SMB Security Alliance" CRN 10:21 AM
  • "6 Tablets to Consider for Windows 8's October Launch" Techland 12:24 PM
  • "Microsoft sues Chinese retailers over pirated software before Win 8 launch" ZDNet 12:38 PM
  • "Microsoft and Google agree to stay three U.S. patent lawsuits until FRAND issues are resolved" Foss Patents 7:16 PM
  • "Oracle Acquires Social Marketer Involver As Enterprise Giants Buy Rather Than Build For Tomorrow" TechCrunch 12:13 PM
  • "Oracle Buys Involver to Boost Social Media Presence" PC Magazine 4:07 PM
  • "VMware weaves Oracle databases into vFabric Data Director" The Register 12:21 PM
  • "Lodz of outsourcing appeal: HP heads to Poland's third city" ZDNet 12:38 PM
  • "AMD Coming Up Empty Against Intel: Intel's superior products continue to pressure AMD shares." Barron's 12:48 PM
  • "AMD slides as weak Europe, China prompts outlook cut" Reuters 9:38 AM
  • "AMD Falls After Reporting Unexpected Quarterly Sales Drop" Bloomberg 9:39 AM
  • "AMD warns on revenue: Trouble ahead for PC makers?" CNET News 9:56 AM
  • "Intel's Need for Speed Should Pay Off: By investing up to $4.1 billion in ASML Holding, Intel, with its attractive dividend, deserves a closer look." Barron's 12:48 PM
  • "Intel Investing $4.1 Billion In ASML To Speed Production" Bloomberg 9:38 AM
  • "Intel invests $4bn in ASML to back R&D" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 10:43 AM
  • "ASML wins funds for chip technology from Intel" Reuters 9:46 AM
  • "IBM opens SmartCamp to Aussie start-ups" ZDNet 9:26 PM
  • "Dell Executives to Address Stockholders at July 13 Annual Meeting" Business Wire 9:25 PM
  • "European Commission Pushing ACTA Through the Backdoor?" IDG News Service 11:29 AM
  • "ACTA reborn: Commission refuses to discuss EU-Canada trade agreement leaks" ZDNet 12:38 PM
  • "ACTA can't get its act together: Colder feet for Aussies and Kiwis" The Register 12:23 PM
  • "EU Court Ruling on Software Resale Could Shake up Apps Stores" IDG News Service 11:30 AM
  • "Memristors' one-year delay will hit IT in the wallet" ZDNet 12:36 PM
  • "Self-powered touchscreens created" TG Daily 12:18 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple to post fiscal Q4 miss on cannibalized Mac sales, analyst says"  AppleInsider 4:06 PM
  • "How many iPhones did Apple sell last quarter?" Fortune 12:11 PM
Industry News
  • "RIM shares drop after investors demand answers" Electronista 7:43 PM
  • "AMD losses pace down day for tech stocks: AMD, Applied Materials slump on warnings; Cymer, ASML rise" MarketWatch 4:29 PM
  • "U.S. stocks drop on Europe, corporate outlook: Cummins, AMD, Applied Materials latest to sound alarms on quarter" MarketWatch 4:29 PM
  • "S&P 500 Has Longest Drop Since May Amid Earnings Concern" Bloomberg 4:30 PM
  • "Stocks end sharply lower" CNNMoney 4:30 PM
  • "Dow, S&P 500 Fall for Fourth Straight Session" TheStreet 4:30 PM
  • "Blue Chips Drop 83 Points" [Paid Membership Required] 4:30 PM
  • "Stocks set for higher open" CNNMoney 9:20 AM
  • "Canada stocks trade lower; housing data strengthen: RIM shares retreat as annual meeting convenes" MarketWatch 12:47 PM
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks drop as China data affirms weak demand" MarketWatch 9:27 AM
  • "European Stocks Break Losing Streak" [Paid Membership Required] 12:42 PM
  • "European Stocks Climb As U.K. Manufacturing Tops Forecast" Bloomberg 9:45 AM
  • "European Shares Seen Flat; Spain Gets More Time on Deficit" CNBC 9:46 AM
  • "Europe Markets: U.K. data boost Europe stocks; Spain's yields drop/Chip-equipment producer ASML Holding jumps after Intel deal" MarketWatch 12:43 PM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 12:49 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 12:49 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at the close of trading" Associated Press 7:44 PM
  • "Dividend-Paying Tech Stocks: 3 Bargains With A Cramer Buy Rating" Seeking Alpha 9:40 AM

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