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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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  • "A letter from Bob Mansfield: Senior Vice President of Hardware Engineering/We've recently heard from many loyal Apple customers who were disappointed to learn that we had removed our products from the EPEAT rating system. I recognize that this was a mistake. Starting today, all eligible Apple products are back on EPEAT."  Apple 2:18 PM
  • "Apple Reverses Stance on EPEAT Environmental Rating System"  AllThingsD 1:02 PM
  • "Apple admits mistake, says it's back in EPEAT: Bob Mansfield hints the return to EPEAT was in answer to customer complaints" IDG News Service 4:28 PM
  • "Apple u-turn as Mac maker rejoins EPEAT green registry" BBC 2:31 PM
  • "Apple admits error over green registry" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:42 PM
  • "Apple gives in to green pressure, calls EPEAT breakup 'a mistake'" VentureBeat 2:34 PM
  • "EPEAT CEO: Apple's Exit Spurred a Customer Backlash" CNBC 5:31 PM
  • "Apple: No wait, we're green again" CNN 5:31 PM
  • "Apple rejoins green tech program after spat" AFP 4:58 PM
  • "Labels Matter: Apple Changes Its Mind About Green Distinction" The Atlantic Wire 2:31 PM
  • "The iPad will Mirror the iPod's Market Dominance. Here's Why and Why It Matters."  Forbes 11:32 AM
  • "Mac set to outgrow the Windows market for 25th quarter in a row: PC sales have stalled, but most analysts believe Mac unit sales grew 12% to 14% last quarter"  Fortune 7:35 AM
  • "U.S. Mac sales slump in Q2, says IDC: Overshadowed by double-digit contraction of Windows PCs, Apple's market share actually climbs to 11.4%" Computerworld 7:37 AM
  • "Apple: The Potato Chip Effect Outweighs the Cannibalization Effect/You might be familiar with the saying, 'You can't eat just one potato chip.' Well, Apple is the potato chip (or fill in your addictive food) of the consumer technology menu. Its competitors might leave consumers content, but most don't delight or leave them craving more. Microsoft and the others might be spuds, perhaps."  The Motley Fool 7:57 AM
  • "Apple's Untold Growth Story" [Video Report] CNBC 7:21 PM
  • "Apple contacted U.S. carriers and retailers to demand removal of banned Samsung products"  Foss Patents 6:10 PM
  • "Intel OS X binary of latest multiplatform malware discovered: Slight changes to the mode of distribution and inclusion of an x86 binary for OS X show the malware developers are working on it." CNET Reviews 12:28 PM
  • "Some Macs Won't Get to Lie With the Mountain Lions" MacNewsWorld 8:49 AM
  • "InDesign gets Temporary Fix for MacBook Pro, Air Crashes" The Mac Observer 9:59 AM
  • "Parallels Investigates Claims of Plesk Vulnerability Following Wave of Website Hacks" IDG News Service 11:35 AM
  • "List of Macs Officially Supported by Mountain Lion, Apple Withdraws from EPEAT, and More" Low End Mac 12:11 PM
  • "Q&A: MacFixIt Answers/Questions answered about preparing for and upgrading to Mountain Lion." CNET Reviews 6:17 PM
  • "How to Tell if Your Mac Is Ready for Mountain Lion" ReadWriteWeb 8:23 AM
  • "Adobe Prelude CS6 streamlines tapeless video handling" Macworld 8:23 AM
  • "Inside OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion GM: Dictation & speech" AppleInsider 8:20 AM
  • "10 Features To Love About The New Safari 6 On Your Mac (and some stolen from Google's Chrome)" Mac 360 7:30 AM
  • "6 Ways to Regain Disk Space on your Mac" Mac|Life 8:30 PM
  • "How To Prevent Malware on Lion & Snow Leopard Macs" BYTE 8:08 AM
  • "Updating Disk Warrior: Stalled by my Defective Disk" eXtensions 11:33 AM
  • "Bash Scripting: man and –help" Amsys 9:42 AM
  • "Ask the iTunes Guy: iTunes Store questions" Macworld 8:20 AM
  • "Lion (Mac OS X 10.7): Tip to minimize volume ejection bug" Betalogue 9:30 AM
  • "MacMost Now 734: Understanding Gmail" MacMost 7:28 AM
  • "Free: A 20th Century Mac Browser That Does More Than Most 21st Century Browsers" McSolo 7:30 AM
  • "So, You Want To Be A Djay? How To Do It All On Your Mac" TeraTalks 7:31 AM
  • "Free: How To Find Out Everything You Need To Know From Every File On Your Mac" BohemianBoomer 7:30 AM
  • "5 Finder Functions Your Mac Doesn't Have But You Get With These Two Apps" Mac 360 7:31 AM
  • "Tired Of Desktop Wallpaper? Bring Movies To Your Mac's Desktop For Less Than $1" NoodleMac 7:32 AM
  • "How To Add A Custom Workspace And Window Management To Your Mac (with just a click)" Mac 360 7:29 AM
  • "How Low Mac Software Prices Harm Users and Developers"  Kirkville 8:24 AM
Press Releases
  • "Luxion's KeyShot now supported in solidThinking Evolve 9" Architosh 1:02 PM
  • "Award-winning Shaderlight Cloud Rendering plugin now available" Architosh 1:01 PM
  • "Rovio Confirms Amazing Alex Is Coming To Mac & PC" Cult of Mac 8:23 AM
  • "Sparrow For Mac Gets Retina Graphics, Notification Center Support, Goes On Sale" Cult of Mac 8:22 AM
  • "Sparrow, Our Favorite Email Client for Mac, Is $4.99 This Weekend Only" Lifehacker 8:21 AM
  • "Apple updates iPhoto to v9.3.1" AppleTell 8:20 AM
  • "Vidyo announces 5-megapixel video conferencing using MacBook Pro with Retina Display" It's All Tech 8:09 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Is the Apple iPad Still Worth More to Consumers Than Android Tablets? New iGR Study Shows That Consumers Are Willing to Pay 52 Percent More for an Apple iPad Than for an Android Tablet"  MarketWatch 7:55 AM
  • "Two Thirds of New Mobile Buyers Now Opting For Smartphones" ["Android continues to lead the smartphone market in the U.S., with a majority of smartphone owners (51.8%) using an Android OS handset. Over a third (34.3%) of smartphone owners use an Apple iPhone"] Nielsen 8:52 AM
  • "Apple doubles its nearest Android competitor in market share" The Loop 8:06 PM
  • "Nielsen: Android Mopped the Floor with iPhone Last Quarter" LAPTOP Magazine 8:51 AM
  • "Apple pulls China Japan war game amid diplomatic tensions: Apple has done its bit to defuse rapidly escalating tensions between China and Japan, by pulling an inflammatory iOS game in which the player is tasked with defending a disputed set of islands in the East China Sea from the invading Japanese."  The Register 7:43 AM
  • "Olympics 2012: BBC says Apple iOS and Android beat Windows for mobile"  Computerworld 7:28 AM
  • "BBC Olympic App on Android and iPhone" BBC 8:36 AM
  • "BBC Launches Localized iOS, Android Olympics Apps (Video Not Included Internationally)" TechCrunch 8:50 AM
  • "News Corp To Axe 'The Daily'? – [Rumor] RazorianFly 10:49 AM
  • "'Upgrade armageddon' as iPhone 4 users' contracts end: The Apple iPhone 4 launched almost exactly two years ago, leaving many users with just weeks before they are free to upgrade." Telegraph 8:40 AM
  • "Despite sanctions, Apple gear booms in Iran" Reuters 7:53 AM
  • "Apple Popular in Iran Despite Sanctions" PC Magazine 7:03 PM
  • "Canadian Addresses and iTunes Gift Cards Help Apple Products Flourish in Iran" iPhoneinCanada 8:37 AM
  • "Siri's New Cousin Works as a Bank Teller: Spanish bank BBVA taps the team that invented the iPhone assistant to build technology that can converse with bank customers." Technology Review 7:53 AM
  • "Qantas gets iPads. So did United. So what? iPad mania is all the rage in the airline industry. But does it make a jot of difference to the customer experience? Not as far as I can tell." ZDNet 8:07 AM
  • "San Francisco sours on Apple computers" AFP 8:07 AM
  • "Greenpeace says Apple has 'significantly improved' its clean energy policy" The Verge 7:58 AM
  • "A digital window into the Olympic Games" OakBayNews 8:40 PM
  • "Tekserve competitor opens two doors away" ["Tekserve, the Apple dealer and repair shop on West 23rd Street that has made itself a mecca for Manhattan's Mac-obsessed, has competition — and the new guy isn't concerned about personal space. An upstart chain called Dr. Brendan's Mac Repair this week has opened a 500-square-foot shop at 115 W. 23rd St. — just two doors away from Tekserve's 25,000-square-foot flagship at No. 119."] New York Post 7:40 AM
  • "Free iPads! and Other Sales Tactics of the Rich & Famous" Wired 7:46 AM
  • "Artist Kyle McDonald on how an Apple Store art project led to a Secret Service investigation" The Verge 7:59 AM
  • "Steve Jobs widow buys $4m Sun Valley house, could attend conference with Tim Cook" Macworld UK 8:10 AM
  • "Report: Steve Jobs' widow has bought a house in Sun Valley" Fortune 8:10 AM
  • "What Forrest Gump's Investment In Apple Could Be Worth Today: A niche online costume retailer has explored what value Forrest Gump's Apple investment in the late 1970s could be worth today." PRWeb 8:43 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Canadian Supreme Court affirms consumer 'fair use' rights: New ruling removes textbook copy fees, video game music tax" iPodNN 7:03 PM
  • "Google's Nexus tablet selling fast across retail chains" Reuters 5:24 PM
  • "Google Invents a Chameleonic Notebook" Patent Bolt 2:17 PM
  • "Symantec software update makes customers' PCs inoperable" Reuters 1:20 PM
  • "Verizon launches game subscription service for $6 a month" GigaOM 12:47 PM
  • "RIM boss accuses China of IP theft risk: We're steering clear of PRC, says Heins" The Register 11:57 AM
  • "Republic Wireless, DeviceScape Pair Up for Free Wi-Fi" PC Magazine 10:53 AM
  • "Sprint Starts Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch Ice Cream Sandwich Rollout" PC Magazine 10:52 AM
  • "Zuckerberg: The shift to mobile is Facebook's biggest challenge" Bloomberg [Free Registration Required] 12:52 PM
  • "Facebook adds 'Seen by' feature to Group pages" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 10:43 AM
  • "A Show-and-Tell With Google's Hardware" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 1:18 PM
  • "Google CEO Larry Page's health is 'much better'" Bloomberg [Free Registration Required] 12:53 PM
  • "Amazon Mum As Kindle Phone Rumors Swirl: Microsoft developers defect to cross-town rival, prompting speculation that Amazon is building its own smartphone." InformationWeek 10:35 AM
  • "Mobile TV app could upend the cable-broadcast business" Reuters [Free Registration Required] 10:34 AM
  • "EMC Sends Bill Teuber To Chairman's Office, Bill Scannell To Head Global Sales" CRN 10:17 AM
  • "Nvidia Shuts Down Developer Zone After Hack" PC Magazine 10:52 AM
  • "Lexmark Cuts Q2 Financial View; Shares Take A Drubbing" Forbes 9:47 AM
  • "Nokia restructures China operations, shuts down offices" CNET News 9:57 AM
  • "Cubby looks to build user base with storage bonus" iTWire 7:28 AM
  • "Weekly Podcast Episode 12 – Four Cheers For The App Store's Latest News, Apps, And Games" Apple'n'Apps 8:41 PM
  • "Mountain Lion goes GM, more iPad Mini, Caffeine addiction, SyFy Movies (Podcast)" Insanely Great Mac 4:42 PM
  • "The Opinion Cast: Is there a 7-Inch Tablet Market?" Tech.pinions 2:18 PM
  • "Jim Sherhart Introduces the Drobo 5D and Drobo Mini" MacVoicesTV 11:33 AM
  • "TUAW and MacTech interview: Appigo" TUAW 8:20 AM
  • "Could I really ditch my laptop for an iPad? As tablets get more powerful, some people are asking if they really need to use their laptops for blogging or other work-related tasks. CNET's Marguerite Reardon offers some advice on whether you can really replace your laptop with an iPad." CNET News 7:44 AM
  • "iPhone 5 official release date revealed as August 7: Know Your Mobile can exclusively reveal that Apple will announce the iPhone 5 on August 7"  Know Your Mobile 5:30 PM
  • "Report: iPhone 5 Will Be Announced August 7" Wired 8:30 PM
  • "Apple 'investigating' in-app purchase freebie exploit: Apple says it's looking into an exploit that lets users purchase digital goods inside of iOS applications without paying for them." CNET News 5:24 PM
  • "Apple 'Investigating' In-App Purchase Fraud" AllThingsD 4:49 PM
  • "Hacker Bypasses Apple's iOS In-App Purchase Checks, Stay Clear"  The Next Web 9:37 AM
  • "Apple's in-app purchasing process circumvented by Russian hacker" 9 to 5 Mac 10:03 AM
  • "Apple iOS in-app purchases hacked; everything is free (video)" ZDNet 10:03 AM
  • "Security fail for Apple as hacker cracks iOS in-app purchasing" The Register 4:49 PM
  • "New iOS hack yields in-app freebies" CNET News 11:32 AM
  • "iOS Hack Provides Free Access to In-App Content" PC Magazine 11:32 AM
  • "Apple investigating App Store fraudulent activity" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 5:08 PM
  • "Hacker Circumvents iOS In-App Purchasing Mechanism" AppleBitch 9:58 AM
  • "Apple iOS in-app purchases hacked" Forbes 10:33 AM
  • "iPad mini drawings leaked?" iTWire 7:28 AM
  • "This Probably Isn't The iPhone 5, But It Looks A Lot Like What We Expect" TechCrunch 8:22 AM
  • "New iPhone 5 pictures leaked, full phone this time - confirm longer screen" Pocket-lint 7:39 AM
  • "New iPhone 5 picture looks most likely yet" TechRadar UK 8:38 AM
  • "Apple MacBook Sales Begin to Decline" Benzinga 9:02 AM
  • "Retina MacBook Pro Shipping Estimates Improving for the First Time" MacRumors 7:32 AM
  • "Apple's Retina MacBooks now slightly easier to get" CNET News 2:21 PM
  • "Retina MacBook Pro shipping times improve to '2-3 weeks'" 9 to 5 Mac 8:08 AM
  • "Upgrade MacBook Pro or Buy New?, 5 MP Video Conferencing on Retina MacBook Pro, and More" Low End Mac 9:47 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Starbounder HD For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $1.99)" Apple Sliced 8:56 AM
  • "Lucky Fighter For iPhone Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:56 AM
  • "Tower Bloxx Deluxe 3D For iPhone Is Free Today (Was $1.99)" Apple Sliced 8:56 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:28 AM
  • "MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:28 AM
  • "Apple MacBook Pro Buyer's Guide -15 Inch Models -Prices Up To $139 Off Current Models" MacReviewZone 7:28 AM
  • "Apple MacBook Pro Buyer's Guide -13 Inch Models -Up to $74 Off Current Models" MacReviewZone 4:29 PM
  • "iPod Touch Buyer's Guide... Up To $139 Off Currently Shipping Models" MacReviewZone 2:44 PM
  • "Closeout, Refurbished & Used Apple MacBook Air Buyer's Guide --Prices Start From $500" MacReviewZone 12:08 PM

  • "Give Your iPad More USB Mojo With CloudFTP" Wired 4:53 PM
  • "Jumping USB3 Flash --its a Gas! (2012 MacBook Pro takes USB3 Thumb Drives to new heights)" Bare Feats 4:29 PM
  • "Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K760 works with all your Apple devices" Macworld 10:43 AM
  • "WaterField Designs CitySlicker MacBook Case Mac Accessory Review" Macworld 12:09 PM
  • "First Looks: Touchns The R* Case for iPad (3rd-Gen)" iLounge 4:45 PM
  • "Video Review: All New Clear-Coat iPhone 4/4s Skins" Run Around Tech 9:37 AM
  • "HP OfficeJet 6700 Premium e-All-in-One Review" Mac|Life 9:32 AM
  • "Review - Western Digital My Net N900 router Review" MacNN 8:22 AM
  • "Adonit Jot Pro stylus review: Most styluses lack the crucial quality of precision. The Jot Pro aims to defeat the problem with a transparent plastic disc. We find out if it lives up to the claims." Macworld UK 8:21 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Hands on with Brewster: Can it evolve the address book?" Digital Trends 7:50 PM
  • "Will Alex Amaze You? – [Review] RazorianFly 7:21 PM
  • "'Amazing Alex': Fun, But No Angry Birds' [Review] Mashable 8:09 AM
  • "Amazing Alex: Hands-On with Rovio's Newest Game That Isn't Angry BirdsWired 7:46 AM
  • "Amazing Alex Review: Rovio's Second Addictive Act" Tapscape 7:47 AM
  • "Asphalt 7: Heat for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch review" AppleTell 8:24 AM
  • "Uplink for iOS game review: The tense, frightening life of the anonymous hacker" Macworld UK 8:20 AM
  • "Fingle for iPad review/The iPad screen becomes a finger Twister board: awkwardness ensues" Macworld UK 8:20 AM
  • "Got Cow? for iOS review: Familiar-looking but charming gravity puzzle game" Macworld UK 8:20 AM
  • "'Chasing Yello' Review - Another Fish in the Sea" Touch Arcade 4:53 PM
  • "'Outwitters' Review - Outstanding Asynchronous Strategy from the Makers of 'Tilt to Live'" Touch Arcade 4:53 PM
  • "'Jar on a Bar' Review – A Cutesy Physics Based Puzzler" Touch Arcade 8:49 AM
  • "'Bop It! Smash' Review - Free, But Not So Smashing" Touch Arcade 8:24 AM
  • "Thirsty Fish Review: Slash through an endless net to free the fish while avoiding the coins in this simple, addictive casual game." 148Apps 4:28 PM
  • "Layout Review: Collages are easy with this all-in-one iPad app that keeps things simple and fun." 148Apps 4:27 PM
  • "Zoo Defenders Review: The best tower defense game with llamas in it." 148Apps 9:31 AM
  • "Super Ox Wars Review: Super Ox Wars is the latest game from gaming industry veteran Jeff Minter, a psychedelic bullet hell shoot 'em up inspired by a festival in a small Brazilian village in the Amazon." 148Apps 8:41 AM
  • "Tips for preventing the iOS in-app purchase hack, plus 4 other Apple stories to read today" GigaOM 4:44 PM
  • "Songs downloaded on iPad keep transferring back to iTunes" iLounge 4:28 PM
  • "Tip: Buy an iPad for less/Question: I'd like to buy a tablet computer, but those prices are awfully high. Is there any place where I can find a cheap iPad that isn't a scam?" USA Today 8:24 AM
  • "Apple Relents, Rejoins EPEAT" BYTE 8:48 PM
  • "Apple loves the environment, re-joins EPEAT" Neowin 8:46 PM
  • "Apple products return on EPEAT" Stemmings 8:45 PM
  • "Dear Apple, could we please have a Kids category in the App Store?.com" iMore 5:32 PM
  • "iPhone 5 rumor rollup for the week ending July 13: Chinese orders and engineering samples, NFC reborn, The Date" Network World 10:59 AM
  • "Estimates vs. actual sales: Contrary to Gartner, IDC claims U.S. Mac sales slump in Q312" MacDailyNews 10:42 AM
  • "Apple Could Lose the Federal Government's Business" Care2 10:22 AM
  • "I won't boycott Apple" BetaNews 9:37 AM
  • "The Macalope Daily: Not so ultra" Macworld [Insider Content] 9:37 AM
  • "My Crystal Ball: No IPad Cannibalization Of Mac Sales" MacNews 9:29 AM
  • "Apple Should Make an Ad Campaign with This Old, Broken Photo Booth—Here's Why" Gizmodo 8:36 AM
  • "Are Apple's clean energy promises just hot air?" TG Daily 8:22 AM
  • "Apple iPad Mini: The ultimate rumor roundup/A smaller version of the iPad is coming, you say? What is this? 2009? No, really: we've heard this before." CNET News 8:21 AM
  • "Seize your moment, Microsoft: iPad is Rubbish for enterprise" The Register 7:43 AM
  • "Tablets, copycats and Weird Al Yankovic: 'They are not as cool.' With these five words, Judge Colin Birss became Samsung's friend and tormentor in one. He had just found in the company's favour in its defence against Apple but ruined the moment for Samsung by hinting that the Galaxy Tab was, well, a bit crap compared to an iPad." Register Hardware 7:41 AM
  • "Where Do You Live? In The Post PC Era, Or In The PC+ Era?" PixoBebo 7:29 AM
  • "How not using Internet Explorer put me out of touch and cost me dearly" Blurity 7:50 PM
  • "This guy wants to build a new, better Twitter" SplatF 4:53 PM
  • "Yahoo! SQL Injections! Don't Expose Passwords!" Rixstep 4:42 PM
  • "Particle Debris: TV Stations: Get a Clue About Adobe Flash" The Mac Observer 4:29 PM
  • "Science fiction: Why it's a must read for IT pros" ZDNet 12:35 PM
  • "This week in tech: 5 must-know things" USA Today 12:13 PM
  • "The 3D Hype Bubble Is Now Completely Busted" Techland 12:12 PM
  • "Review: Google's Nexus Q/The device, for streaming music and video, looks cool, and it's easy to use, but it's also way too expensive." Technology Review 11:42 AM
  • "Free photo editing apps reviewed" The Age 11:13 AM
  • "Europe's role in wafer transition at risk, says analyst" EE Times 11:10 AM
  • "TV in Bose's $5,000 system resembles $750 Samsung LCD" MSNBC 10:50 AM
  • "The death of the Lapdock: The post-PC future that won't be" InfoWorld 10:38 AM
  • "3 more evils that threaten cloud computing" InfoWorld 10:38 AM
  • "10 Ways Kindle Fire 2 Must Top Google Nexus" [Slideshow] InformationWeek 10:35 AM
  • "10 file-sharing options: Dropbox, Google Drive and more/Sharing files with one or more colleagues can still be a hassle. We look at 10 online services that aim to make it easier." Computerworld 10:18 AM
  • "Call DirecTV and get free stuff?" CNN 10:17 AM
  • "When Protecting Mobile Devices, We Need More Zombies" InformationWeek 10:01 AM
  • "How to Check If Your Yahoo Account Data Has Been Leaked" Techland 12:11 PM
  • "Cyber security breach: Why were Yahoo!'s passwords left unencrypted?" CSO 11:44 AM
  • "Will Google take to the streets with its own retail stores?" CNET News 9:57 AM
  • "Top 10 factors that will determine RIM's smartphone survival" V3 12:14 PM
  • "RIM Is Bleeding Developers" AllThingsD 9:40 AM
  • "Greg's Bite: Google's Got Balls --Nexus Q Balls" MacNews 10:31 AM
  • "Separation of 'church' and tech: Should tech companies assume role of social lobbyists? What happens when their users take a different stance?" ZDNet 7:36 AM
  • "The Seven Wonders of the iPad 7-inch." The Joy of Tech [cartoon] 7:29 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "We've updated Learn the Switch to Mac from the ground up and completely change everything including the name. It's now called 'Hello Tutorials for Mac.'" It's About Time 8:29 PM
  • "Friday Poll: Have you traded your laptop for a tablet?" CNET News 5:25 PM
  • "Citrix overhauls ShareFile collaboration app for iPad" V3 12:18 PM
  • "Oldies But Goodies: The Best Older iPhone Games That Still Hold Up" [Slideshow] Business Insider 10:52 AM
  • "'Armed Heroes' Sees Canadian Release, Trailer Is Pretty Flashy" Touch Arcade 10:50 AM
  • "Oracle keeps hope alive for JavaFX, Java on iOS: Upcoming JavaOne technical conference also will focus on enterprise Java and the Java Virtual Machine" InfoWorld 10:42 AM
  • "Using only a slice of hot new tech in iPhone 5" Boston Herald 10:21 AM
  • "Pear Dongle Turns Any Dock Into An AirPlay Receiver" Cult of Mac 9:39 AM
  • "River Belle looks at Apple's decision to opt for HTML5 and the ramifications it's had on mobile gaming" Business Wire 8:42 AM
  • "Swipe iPhone Case With Integrated Screen Cleaner (video)" Geeky Gadgets 8:38 AM
  • "Hungry? Apple Adds 'Food and Drink' Section to App Store" Mashable 10:52 AM
  • "Apple Rolls Out New 'Food & Drink' Category in App Store" TechnoBuffalo 8:36 AM
  • "Kid Science: Pig Dissection special price cut July 14 and 15" prMac 8:05 PM
  • "Brattoo Propaganda Software Updates Duplicate Annihilator for iPhoto" prMac 10:03 AM
  • "Jumble Jungle 1.0 for iOS Offers Hours of Entertainment and Education" prMac 10:03 AM
  • "Sugar Cake - Cake Design Innovative Magazine for Tablets" prMac 10:03 AM
  • "Destroy the Castle Game Is Free For Limited Time" prMac 8:58 AM
  • "aMathing for iOS - Keep your mind in shape" prMac 8:58 AM
  • "Swami Roberts 3.0 is available - Answer Your Most Secret Questions" prMac 7:34 AM
  • "Squeaky Frog Launches Hiding Monsters 1.0" prMac 7:34 AM
  • "Mini Train for Kids 1.0 Free for iOS - 3D Train Set for Kids Ages 2 to 8" prMac 7:34 AM
  • "CAZE announces Zero 8 PRO - World's Thinnest Case for the New iPad" prMac 7:34 AM
  • "Terminal app for iPad features printing and automation for legacy access" prMac 7:34 AM
  • "Outwitters 1.0 for iOS - Asynchronous Multiplayer Strategy Game" prMac 7:34 AM
  • "Children's App Teaches Words in 7 Languages: First Words International" prMac 7:34 AM
  • "Motivation Words 1.0 released for iOS: Motivate Yourself and Feel Better" prMac 7:34 AM
  • "Monkey Prism releases New Zombie Word Game for iOS" prMac 7:34 AM
Computer Industry
  • "MSFT: What About the Job Cuts?" TheStreet 9:52 AM
  • "Microsoft Acquires Perceptive Pixel – But Why?" The Motley Fool 9:45 AM
  • "Nielsen Has An Embarrassing Stat For Windows Phones" Associated Press 9:51 AM
  • "Microsoft Expected to Unveil Office 15" PCWorld 10:54 AM
  • "Reports: Microsoft to unveil Office 15 details Monday" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 10:44 AM
  • "Microsoft Expected to Show Off Office 15 Features" WSJ Blogs 12:59 PM
  • "When and how will users get the next version of Microsoft's Office?" ZDNet 12:34 PM
  • "Windows 8 May Not be Sold Solo" PCWorld 10:53 AM
  • "Microsoft attempts to decouple Windows 8 sales from flatlined PC sales" ZDNet 12:34 PM
  • "PointGrab: The start-up bringing gesture recognition to Windows 8 devices" ZDNet 12:35 PM
  • "Microsoft Launches Bing Fund, Names Rahul Sood To Run It" AllThingsD 9:45 AM
  • "Microsoft launches Bing Fund, an angel fund for web or mobile startups: Bing Fund will assist Web or mobile startups that already have some 'momentum,' Microsoft says" Techworld 11:44 AM
  • "Another Microsoft Windows Phone exec legs it to Amazon" The Register 11:57 AM
  • "Xbox still in driver's seat" Bloomberg 10:51 AM
  • "Earnings Preview: IBM" Zacks 9:51 AM
  • "Big Blue's Earnings Will Show Europe's Impact On Tech" Forbes 12:57 PM
  • "Will GlobalFoundries buy IBM's chip business" EE Times 10:23 AM
  • "IBM: trailing the Smarter Planet?" ZDNet 12:34 PM
  • "Exclusive: HP's $600 million GM services deal at risk: sources" Reuters 4:43 PM
  • "HP: Weak Valuation Means Break it Up, Says JP Morgan" Barron's 12:56 PM
  • "Hewlett-Packard falls on Lexmark's warning: Blue chip sits out Street rally as main decliner in Dow industrials" MarketWatch 12:50 PM
  • "HP to reduce notebook ODM orders to Foxconn in 2013" DigiTimes 10:22 AM
  • "Motion for new Oracle v. Google trial denied by judge" CNET News 5:25 PM
  • "Oracle to release 88 security fixes: The patch batch will be issued next Tuesday" IDG News Service 10:55 AM
  • "Oracle to release 88 critical fixes next week" ZDNet 12:35 PM
  • "Oracle UK boss ousted to channel after 'sales slump': Callaghan job swap amid claims of missed targets" Channel Register 11:55 AM
  • "Intel to report amid chip sector warnings: Analysts disagree on what AMD's grim view means for chip giant" MarketWatch 12:51 PM
  • "AMD reportedly to delay launch of desktop Trinity to October" DigiTimes 10:22 AM
  • "EU set to okay Cisco's $5 billion NDS deal: source" Reuters 12:54 PM
  • "Can the DoJ keep broadband competitive?" GigaOM 12:46 PM
  • "Spintronic LED is brighter and cheaper" TG Daily 11:47 AM
  • "Lobster-Inspired Tech Helps Smartphones Navigate Indoors" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:59 AM
  • "Vision-based gesture recognition on the way for smartphones" TG Daily 11:46 AM
  • "The 10 most demanding jobs in IT: Emerson surveyed IT professionals to gauge who and what roles in IT are 'Always-On'" Network World 10:37 AM
  • "Top tech execs no longer rule at Sun Valley media-mogul 'summer camp'" New York Times 11:09 AM
  • "PC Market Continues to Melt" Zacks 4:43 PM
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Apple News
  • "Apple, Google and Amazon sneakier than Bankers and Oil Firms" The Register 7:43 AM
  • "Apple (AAPL) – Research Analysts' Weekly Ratings Changes" Daily Political 7:38 AM
Industry News
  • "Microsoft, Intel lead gains; H-P, Lexmark fall: Printer maker hits new low on warning; market sees late surge" MarketWatch 4:45 PM
  • "U.S. stocks rally on bank earnings: Benchmark indexes halt longest losing run since May" MarketWatch 4:45 PM
  • "Wall Street Roars Higher; Dow Soars 200 Points" FOXBusiness 4:46 PM
  • "S&P 500 Erases Weekly Loss on JPMorgan Rally, China" Bloomberg 4:46 PM
  • "Stocks surge, break 6-day losing streak" CNNMoney 4:46 PM
  • "Dow Soars 200, Snaps 6-Day Losing Streak" CNBC 4:46 PM
  • "Dow, S&P 500 Eke Out Gain for Week" TheStreet 4:46 PM
  • "Banks Help Dow Eke Out Weekly Gain" [Paid Membership Required] 4:47 PM
  • "Stocks set to rise: U.S. stocks were poised to open higher Friday in the wake of JPMorgan's second-quarter earnings and disclosure that it has lost $5.8 billion on a trading blunder so far this year." CNNMoney 9:31 AM
  • "Canada stocks make gains on Chinese economic data" MarketWatch 12:51 PM
  • "U.K. stocks up as miners cheer Chinese data: Telecom stocks rise after Citigroup upgrade" MarketWatch 9:40 AM
  • "Asian Markets Climb on China Data" [Paid Membership Required] 9:40 AM
  • "Asian Stocks Poised to Snap Six-Day Loss on China Stimulus Bets" Bloomberg 9:42 AM
  • "Asia Markets: China data brings relief for Asia stocks" MarketWatch 9:35 AM
  • "European Stocks Rise on China Stimulus Bets, Italy Bond Auction" Bloomberg 9:42 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks lifted by China GDP; telecoms rise" MarketWatch 12:43 PM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 7:09 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at the close of trading" Associated Press 7:09 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 12:56 PM
  • "Tech investors brace for a cruel summer" Fortune 9:44 AM
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