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MacSurfer's Archive: Wednesday, August 1, 2012
 

 

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Weekend Highlights: iPhone 6 now "confirmed" to sport NFC "pay-by-touch" technology, which is sure to "shake up how we pay for goods and services", Dutch company said to be working with Apple adding NXP for NFC for both iPhone, iWatch — reports in our Apple/Macintosh, Hardware/Software, and Op/Ed sections; a wearable device is also expected to be unveiled on September 9th, be it the iWatch or something else entirely; exactly what is Apple building for the event coming on the 9th?; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY thinks they have a $120 million case against Apple over Siri; 64-bit Chrome for Mac will abandon early Intel-based Macs by October; LAPTOP Magazine has a number of Yosemite tutorials, posted in our OS X section, including installing the beta on a USB Flash Drive, among many others; banhammer dropped on iOS developers who wish to sell HealthKit data to advertising networks; Samsung goes after iPads in new set of ads; another round of photos show "near-final" rear shell and cover glass for new iPhone.

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Wintel takes kicking from Apple, market share at all-time low: iPad whacks life out of PC founding fathers/Wintel's grip on the PC market has dropped to an all-time low due to the encroachment of Apple's seemingly unbeatable iPad."  Channel Register 8:02 AM
  • "Microsoft Windows dominance fades as Apple beats HP, Canalys claims" Computerworld 8:03 AM
  • "2012 will bring new world record in PC shipments: Apple retakes lead from HP; Asus, Samsung and Lenovo gain ground, but Windows share falls to new low" Canalys 9:56 AM
  • "Apple Is Now The #1 PC Seller In The World (If You Count The iPad)" Business Insider 4:19 PM
  • "Apple to jury: iPhone changed everything—then Samsung built knockoffs/Samsung's imitation wasn't flattering—it cost billions, Apple's lawyers say." Ars Technica 11:39 AM
  • "Apple seeks 'emergency' sanctions against Samsung: Apple today said it will file for penalties against Samsung in the federal court case between the two companies." CNET News 4:19 PM
  • "Apple Says It Will Seek Sanctions Over Samsung Statement" Bloomberg 9:29 PM
  • "Apple asks judge to censure Samsung over document dump" The Register 9:28 PM
  • "Apple V Samsung: Can Look And Feel Be Patented?"  Bloomberg 8:14 AM
  • "Samsung Defends Decision to Share Evidence With Media: A lawyer for Samsung Electronics Co. said the company's decision to send reporters disputed evidence in its patent case with Apple Inc. was 'lawful' and 'ethical,' in a filing responding to federal Judge Lucy Koh's request to explain the unusual move." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 12:53 PM
  • "Samsung Denies Trying to Sway Jury With Statement to Media" PC Magazine 2:00 PM
  • "Samsung in Olympic form showing how to work the refs: The attorney for Samsung decides to cross the judge in an amazing display of chutzpah - but it may pay off later in the trial." CNET News 4:18 PM
  • "Samsung patent press release annoys judge at Apple trial: The judge in the Samsung-Apple patent trial has demanded to know who authorised a news release issued by the South Korean firm, publicising evidence she had ruled inadmissible in court."  BBC 10:29 AM
  • "Apple and Samsung fire opening shots in US patent war" V3 8:31 AM
  • "The Sony device Samsung claims inspired Apple's iPhone" Fortune 8:09 AM
  • "Apple's $2 billion claim comes from a twist in U.S. patent law: An act of Congress that dates back to an 1886 Supreme Court case about carpet design" Fortune 9:51 AM
  • "iOS chief Scott Forstall to testify at Apple v. Samsung trial" AppleInsider 8:35 AM
  • "Economic development board endorses Apple deal: The Nevada Board of Economic Development on Wednesday endorsed a deal negotiated by the state to lure Apple Inc. to Reno with $89 million in tax breaks, though the action was largely for show since the panel lacked the authority to change the agreement." San Francisco Chronicle 9:27 PM
  • "The Big Apple's Apple/Let there be no mistake: Having an Apple store in Grand Central Terminal is a good thing. Apple is just the kind of anchor tenant that any landlord would want. The company's decision to locate a store in the terminal last year was greeted with cheers, and why not—Apple is paying more than $1 million in rent this year to the terminal's owner, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority."  The New York Observer 11:37 AM
OS X
News
  • "Apple upgrade provides anti-virus protection" Melbourne Age 9:28 PM
  • "'Apple has its head in the sand'" ["The continuing adoption of iPads in the enterprise space has created a new weak link in security which Apple Inc continues to downplay, making organizations increasingly at risk."]  Digital News Asia 7:54 AM
  • "Google's Chrome tailors itself to Apple's Retina Display: Been wondering when Chrome was going to support Apple's Retina Display? Wonder no more. Also, Google throws a few more features into the latest Chrome release." CNET News 7:59 AM
  • "Chrome 21 launches with webcam API and retina Mac support: New webcam API is the first-step towards standards-based video chat on the Web." Ars Technica 8:57 AM
  • "Desktop Top Operating System Share Trend" [Mac OS rises to 6.97%, Windows drops to 92.01%] NetMarketshare 7:57 AM
  • "Desktop Top Browser Share Trend" [Safari share up to 4.93%, Firefox only other browser with rising share in July] NetMarketshare 7:57 AM
  • "iWork apps now offered as pre-install option for Macs on Apple Store" 9 to 5 Mac 9:59 AM
  • "Apple Officially Shutters MobileMe and iWork.com" iSource 3:36 PM
  • "Apple's Failed Cloud Service MobileMe Is Officially Dead" Business Insider 4:05 PM
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "Dear Aunt TUAW: My Lion-only MacBook just died. Help!" TUAW 2:45 PM
  • "'I'm thinking about taking the leap and buying a new MacBook Pro 13" (mid 2012). Is it possible to set up a partition to run Snow Leopard on this machine?': Definitely not. The Snow Leopard kernel does not support the latest generation of Intel processors (Ivy Bridge), and there is no Snow Leopard driver for the graphics controllers used in the mid 2012 models (possibly missing drivers for other components as well). Snow Leopard won't even boot on these models." MacInTouch 12:30 PM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Watch TidBITS Presents 'Upgrading to and Using Mountain Lion" TidBITS 7:23 PM
  • "Quick Tip: Give Quick Look a Boost with Plugins" Mactuts+ 8:50 AM
  • "Install Java in OS X Mountain Lion" OS X Daily 11:51 AM
  • "Apply metadata tags to files with Tagit" Macworld 8:44 AM
  • "Delete Mail in OS X Mountain Lion the Smart Way, Like Outlook" OS X Daily 2:09 PM
  • "Q&A: Cleaning Up the Mac's Sidebar" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:30 AM
  • "Use The New Inline Find Feature Of Mountain Lion's Mail App [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 9:05 AM
  • "Quick Tip: SnapBack in Safari 6 on Mountain Lion" IT.Enquirer 8:05 AM
  • "Quick Tip: Making a Reminder from a Mail message on Mountain Lion" IT.Enquirer 8:04 AM
  • "Preview all tabs with Safari in Mountain Lion: In Mountain Lion, Apple has added a new option to Safari that allows you to quickly preview the tabs in a browser window." MacFixIt 2:12 PM
  • "Copying Search URLs from Safari" inessential 8:51 AM
  • "How to watch official BBC Olympics coverage from the U.S." 9 to 5 Mac 9:03 AM
  • "TextExpander shell script snippet to set Safari 6 default fonts" Mac OS X Hints 9:51 AM
  • "Keep your Mac from sleeping in Mountain Lion" Mac OS X Hints 9:51 AM
  • "The Feature That Apple Forgot To Include In Safari 6 Is Available Now And It's Free" Mac 360 8:06 AM
  • "Who's Watching What You Do Online? Add Instant Security With A Free, One-Click Virtual Private Network App" Mac 360 8:06 AM
  • "Eve Trains You to Use Keyboard Shortcuts" Lifehacker 8:30 AM
  • "3 Apps That Edit The Hosts File On Your Mac (and why you need to do that)" NoodleMac 8:06 AM
  • "What Kind Of Weather Forecast And Conditions Can You Get On A Mac? 6 Apps, Under A Dollar" PixoBebo 8:06 AM
  • "It's Not Photoshop Or Illustrator, But Pixen Makes A Good Pixel Art Editor For Less" TeraTalks 8:06 AM
  • "Pick Out A Color From Any Pixel On Your Mac's Screen With This 99-cent Tool" McSolo 8:07 AM
  • "The Cheapest And Easiest Mac Tool That Compares Digital Photos Bit By Bit" BohemianBoomer 8:06 AM
Op/Ed
  • "The Successful iOS-ification of OS X" iSource 2:31 PM
  • "Why Mountain Lion Got Me to Finally Try Apple Mail" PCWorld 2:00 PM
  • "The Rapid Rise of OS X Mountain Lion" Low End Mac 12:31 PM
  • "To add one little whinge to the chorus of Safari 6 things which otherwise don't bother me:: I don't like the stretchy tabs. It changes the appearance of the tab bar from moment to moment, making it harder to recognize at a glance." MacInTouch 12:31 PM
  • "Mountain Lion discussion examines Safari changes; Server changes; Time Machine problems; Finder changes and anomalies; sandboxing; screen sharing; compatibility issues; AirPort problems; performance; iCloud; Messages, Notes, Calendar, sync, etc.; plus other experiences and notes." MacInTouch 12:29 PM
  • "Poll: How many of your friends and family use iMessage?" iMore 8:54 AM
  • "What's The Center Of Apple's Universe In The 21st Century? Hint: It's Not The Mac Anymore" Mac 360 8:05 AM
Press Releases
  • "Maxon announces CINEMA 4D R14 ahead of SIGGRAPH" Architosh 2:01 PM
  • "Dialectic — The Scriptable Dialer for Mac!" JNSoftware 10:39 AM
  • "TimeTrade Unifies Online Appointment Scheduling Across Apple, Microsoft, and Google Calendar Clouds" Business Wire 9:10 AM
  • "Enterprise Device Alliance Members Deliver Mac Mountain Lion Support" prMac 7:40 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "AT&T iPhone sales decrease: Managers order staff to slow iPhone sales"  BGR 2:06 PM
  • "AT&T Orders Stores To Give Preferential Treatment To Android, Windows Phones" WebProNews 2:03 PM
  • "What AT&T Staff Really Says About iPhone" Forbes 2:03 PM
  • "Apple Set to Buy AuthenTec" Zacks 4:06 PM
  • "The emerging market that could kill the iPhone: A handful of tech startups are competing for a foothold in the nascent market for personal data control. And that could mean major changes for the likes of Apple, Google and Microsoft." Fortune 8:09 AM
  • "Apple v Samsung: Apple's Phil Schiller describes design process/Cut short as jury dismissed for the day, but confirms Apple's dismissal of market research" Macworld UK 8:25 AM
  • "Apple making several changes to improve customer experience" iDownload Blog 8:58 AM
  • "Eat The Rich: The App Economy's Middle Class Is Booming...And So Is The Poor" TechCrunch 10:08 AM
  • "Hulu blocks access to overseas Apple TV owners, report says: The company has been able to identify and block overseas Apple TV owners trying to access its programming from a U.S. iTunes account." CNET News 8:07 AM
  • "Amazon updates Cloud Music Player to compete with Apple's Itunes" The Inquirer 8:09 AM
  • "Apple's iTunes to Face Amazonian Competition" Minyanville 4:27 PM
  • "This Is Huge: Amazon's New Instant Video App For iPad Offers Offline Viewing" Business Insider 8:30 AM
  • "Famed iOS Hacker P0sixninja Leaves The Chronic Dev Team" App Advice 8:22 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Digital 'pill' tells doctors when you've swallowed it" CNET News 2:38 PM
  • "Samsung preparing massive 11.8-inch tablet with Retina Display-like resolution" ZDNet 1:24 PM
  • "Silicon puts on a nickel coat to pass as graphene" ZDNet 1:23 PM
  • "Scientists mimic Guitar Hero to create subliminal passwords for coercion-proof security" V3 12:49 PM
  • "A Computer Infection that Can Never Be Cured: A hacker demonstrates that code can be hidden inside a new computer to put it forever under remote control, even after upgrades to the hard drive or operating system." Technology Review 12:36 PM
  • "Facebook App Center goes global" CNET News 2:37 PM
  • "Roku's Streaming Stick Hooks Up With Hitachi, Mitsubishi, And Others To Make Dumb TVs Smart" TechCrunch 12:34 PM
  • "Vodafone ousts CWW chief executive, overhauls management: Nick Jeffery, CEO of Vodafone Global Enterprise, will take the reins at Cable & Wireless Worldwide" Techworld 12:01 PM
  • "Robots bust a move at dance competition: Students from around the world built robots to compete at a dancing competition held in China. NBCNews.com's Dara Brown reports." [Video Report] NBC News 11:50 AM
  • "Huawei to introduce 10.1-inch tablet PC in Russia and China" DigiTimes 11:05 AM
  • "Looking For Mutual Enemies In The Cloud: Up against giants like Google, Amazon, and Microsoft for a share of the public cloud business, Rackspace hopes to make an ally in the rest of the tech world." New York Times [Free Registration Required] 10:12 AM
  • "Verizon to Allow Third-Party Tethering Apps on Android Phones" PCWorld 11:59 AM
  • "New Google Jelly Bean 7-inch Tablet Sells for $125 Overseas" IDG News Service 11:59 AM
  • "Google Wallet goes cloud; supports all credit, debit cards" CNET News 2:38 PM
  • "Google delays Nexus Q, offers freebies in return" CNNMoney 2:25 PM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg's sister now a Google employee" Mashable 12:24 PM
  • "Google Tightens Up App Policy, Gets Stricter On Naming/Icon, Payments, Privacy, Ads And Spam Rules [Developer Letter] TechCrunch 12:35 PM
  • "New version of Chrome can WATCH and LISTEN" The Register 12:46 PM
  • "Nintendo Tips Matte Red, Blue DSi Models" PC Magazine 11:55 AM
  • "Nintendo to launch red, blue DSi devices 'as early as this week'" CNET News 10:08 AM
  • "Dropbox Admits Hack, Adds More Security Features" InformationWeek 11:31 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "TUAW TV Live at 5 PM ET: Toys, Olympic apps, and speculation" TUAW 12:55 PM
  • "Mountain Lion, Olympics and Mac Genius Ads" Your Mac Life 12:02 PM
  • "Ted Landau on Mountain Lion, Stock Splits, Hulu Plus and More" MacNotables 10:43 AM
  • "GemFest 2012: Download Episode #313" Macworld 9:32 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Computer Architect Jim Keller Joins AMD as Chief of Processor Group: Industry Veteran Architected Several Generations of Popular Apple, Broadcom and AMD Processors" Marketwire 8:19 AM
  • "In tit for tat, AMD grabs Apple chip designer: This month an Apple chip designer goes to AMD. Last month it was an AMD chip guy joining Apple." CNET News 3:04 PM
  • "Apple's CPU architect Jim Keller departs to head up chipmaker AMD's processor group" The Next Web 8:19 AM
  • "Apple A4/A5 Designer & K8 Lead Architect, Jim Keller, Returns to AMD" AnandTech 8:58 AM
  • "AMD Hires Apple's Head Chip Designer" AllThingsD 8:30 AM
  • "iPhone and iPad designer leaves Apple" T3 12:25 PM
  • "Apple Expands Build-to-Order Configuration Options on Retina MacBook Pro [Updated] MacRumors 9:45 AM
  • "Apple Expands Config Options on MacBook Pro with Retina Display" The Mac Observer 2:40 PM
  • "New iPhone: 30, 19, 16 Or Even 8 Pins?" redOrbit 9:31 PM
  • "Eight-Pin Dock Connector + iOS 6 / Bluetooth 4 Link Details? Backstage" iLounge 9:58 AM
  • "Mobile/Tablet Top Operating System Share Trend" [iOS continues to dominate, rising to 65.74%, Android rises to 20.16%] NetMarketshare 7:56 AM
  • "Mobile/Tablet Top Browser Share Trend" [Safari rises to 66.22%] NetMarketshare 7:56 AM
  • "Report: iPad accounts for 85% of tablet Web usage, as Apple's dominance continues" The Next Web 8:20 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "DEAD TRIGGER For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:41 AM
  • "Kard Combat For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:41 AM
  • "Eagle Eye Full For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $2.99)" Apple Sliced 8:41 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:44 AM
  • "iPod touch Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:44 AM
  • "Apple MacBook Pro Buyer's Guide -17 Inch Models -$850 To $2,288 -Prices, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 8:04 AM
  • "Apple iMac Buyer's Guide -21.5 Inch -$700 to $1,699 -Best Prices, Reviews, And Information" MacReviewZone 8:04 AM
  • "iPod Touch Buyer's Guide... $79 To $399 -The Best iPod Touch Prices, Deals, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 8:04 AM

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Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Review: MacBook Pro impresses, Retina MacBook Pro dazzles/The new 15-inch MacBook Pro is blazing fast, but the all-new Retina MacBook Pro is unsurpassed" InfoWorld 9:51 AM
  • "Buffalo MiniStation Thunderbolt Review - An External with USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt" AnandTech 3:36 PM
  • "If Your iPhone is Tony Stark, LifeProof's Case System Is Iron Man [Review] Cult of Mac 2:07 PM
  • "DryCASE Waterproof Backpack Review: Moisture ain't a Thing" Gizmodo 2:08 PM
  • "KeyFolio Secure secures your iPad 2 -- and lets you type" MacNews 9:11 AM
  • "Review: Carved Wood Skins for iPhone 4 and 4S" iSource 2:13 PM
  • "On-Lap 1302: a portable second display for laptops" Macworld 8:50 AM
  • "Kensington Folio Trio Mobile Workstation for New iPad and iPad 2 – 'Book Mystique Review" MacPrices 12:52 PM
  • "CableJive LineOut Pro offers line-level audio output via dock connector (Video Review)" Insanely Great Mac 8:35 AM
  • "Vanatoo Transparent One speakers offer flexible input, clean sound" Macworld 3:29 PM
  • "Hulu Plus UI on Apple TV: a photo tour/The interface is Apple-ified, but it works well across devices." Ars Technica 12:54 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "New iPad app Projectbook merges note-taker with task manager" Macworld 9:27 PM
  • "Review: Just Mobile Gum battery pack for iPhone and iPod" Beatweek Magazine 7:24 PM
  • "Projectbook for iPad tries to beat Evernote at its own game" The Verge 8:17 AM
  • "Need a Driver ASAP? There's an App for That" Mashable 12:12 PM
  • "Favorite Four Apps To Use While At The London 2012 Olympic Games" 148Apps 12:54 PM
  • "The Best Summer Apps for 2012" SmartMoney 9:31 AM
  • "Appidemic: Voice Builder for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch" AppleTell 8:51 AM
  • "'Bar Oasis 2' Review - Hendrick's Gin and Tonic with Cucumber, Please" Touch Arcade 11:51 AM
  • "Hands-On Preview With 'Gasketball' - A 2D Basketball Meets Puzzle Game" Touch Arcade 2:13 PM
  • "Roads of Rome 2 Review: Roads of Rome 2 picks up where Realore left us, the core gameplay intact, but updated graphics and a universal build outshine the original." 148Apps 11:08 AM
  • "SolaRola Review: SolaRola is a puzzle platformer reminiscent of 90s B-type classics." 148Apps 10:08 AM
  • "Outmaneuver Review: Use intuition, strategy, and clever tricks to outmaneuver online opponents in this turn-based game." 148Apps 8:57 AM
  • "Castle Man HD Review: A Gilded Castle of Coining Fantasies! Castle Man HD is a lush 3D coin gathering game from SuperTomGame." 148Apps 2:13 PM
  • "Bucketz Review: Keep those Bucketz properly balanced in this goofy physics-based game." 148Apps 9:07 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "Mossberg: How to Save Your Files in the Cloud" [Video Report] WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 2:03 PM
  • "How to set up Outlook.com email on your iPhone or iPad" iMore 8:54 AM
  • "How To Replace Your Cable Subscription With An iPad" [Slideshow] Business Insider 2:05 PM
Tips
  • "iOS Encryption and Data Protection" iLounge 4:05 PM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Please Let This Apple Rumor Be True: A Smart Watch That Talks to Your iPhone" ReadWriteWeb 9:26 PM
  • "iTunes vs. Amazon: What's the best video service on the iPad?" CNET Reviews 8:53 PM
  • "Rumor Has It: Apple feels left out of the social game?" CNET TV 8:52 PM
  • "Apple-Twitter Investment Talks Focused on Product Integration" The Mac Observer 7:23 PM
  • "Past Apple-Twitter Investment Talks Were Tied to Product Integration" WSJ Blogs 2:03 PM
  • "Rumor: New iPhone Has A Dinky Little 8 Pin Dock Connector" AppleBitch 2:13 PM
  • "iPhone Dock Connector: What Going to a 19-Pin Connector Means" PCWorld 12:07 PM
  • "Apple's ads preach to new customers, not the choir" Macworld 11:51 AM
  • "Another Reason Apple May Worry About Earnings: Samsung" The Motley Fool 11:17 AM
  • "The Macalope Daily: Nonsensical and nasty" Macworld [Insider Content] 9:54 AM
  • "Dozens of iPhone, iPad prototype images emerge from trial" BGR 9:12 AM
  • "Apple's Next iPhone: The Complete Rumor Roundup" Gizmodo 9:12 AM
  • "This Sony Walkman Is The Device Samsung Thinks Inspired The iPhone" Cult of Mac 2:07 PM
  • "Apple v. Samsung: Why the Future of Ideas Is at Stake"  Mashable 2:05 PM
  • "Apple is not smart, Samsung is the Borg"  BetaNews 9:32 AM
  • "First Day Of Apple-Samsung Trial Yields Troves Of New iPhone, iPad Prototypes" TechCrunch 9:32 AM
  • "Samsung Defies Judge, Releases Excluded Patent Trial Evidence" The Mac Observer 9:40 AM
  • "Can Samsung Really be this Dumb? Releases Excluded Evidence in Apple Patent Trial" PadGadget 8:34 AM
  • "5 Reasons Why I Ditched My iPad for a Google Nexus 7" ReadWriteWeb 8:30 AM
  • "Sir Jonathan Ive reveals how Apple almost axed the iPhone" T3 8:25 AM
  • "Fighting Over Rectangles: Why Apple Can't Win The Patent War" Seeking Alpha 8:13 AM
  • "What Is Going To Save The Inexorable Slide Of The Daily?" AppleBitch 8:04 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Microsoft Continues to Lose Smartphone Market Share in US" View from Above 3:08 PM
  • "5 things I hate about Gmail" BetaNews 2:13 PM
  • "Next-gen IT starts with you: No matter what your job is within IT, it's up to you to either move the organization forward, or scuttle it" InfoWorld 11:41 AM
  • "Cloud security: Four customers' approaches/IT shops are taking matters into their own hands" Computerworld 10:52 AM
  • "Can Marissa Mayer turn Yahoo around?" CBS News 10:35 AM
  • "Our Sad Future: Take Your Robot To Your Room Or Else" InformationWeek 10:15 AM
  • "Google Fiber Sends A Very Quick Message To CEOs Of America" Forbes 11:26 AM
  • "Not Your Daddy's Google" TheStreet 9:36 AM
  • "Big Data: Facebook's next big idea" ZDNet 1:22 PM
  • "Facebook's biggest problem: It's not its stock price. Or the difficulty of making its ads business a success. It's something much more, well, fickle." Fortune 10:02 AM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg, you are no Steve Jobs" MarketWatch 9:34 AM
  • "Many Devices, Many Files And Four Ways to Share Them" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:26 AM
  • "HotHardware Two and A Half Geeks 8/1/12: Nexus 7, Open Source Apps, WD My Net N900 and More" [Video Report] HotHardware 9:23 AM
  • "Are you poor if you have a flat-screen TV?" CNNMoney 9:22 AM
  • "The Northern Spy: going the new server route" MacNews 11:34 AM
  • "Greg's Bite: Google's Ball Drops --Nexus Q Ball That Is" MacNews 11:22 AM
  • "Is There No One at Google Who Knows How to Say No" Tech.pinions 10:37 AM
  • "NBC and the Olympics: Why Cord-cutting Will be Slow and Hard" Tech.pinions 10:37 AM
  • "Microsoft's Fresh New Outlook on Webmail" Techland 8:58 AM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg, you are no Steve Jobs: The Facebook shares touched an all-time low price" MarketWatch 8:14 AM
Humor/Cartoons
  • "Cartoon: The iPad Is Ready for Working by Hand" ReadWriteWeb 8:31 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Twelve South debuts BackPack 2 shelf accessory for iMac with three enhancements" Engadget 9:30 PM
  • "Sign and Send Contracts From Your iPhone For Free With HelloSign" Mashable 9:30 PM
  • "Now TV now available on the Apple iPhone and iPad" T3 9:29 PM
  • "iMeet® 2.0 Reinvents Online Meetings - from Your Desk or On-the-Go" PRNewswire 4:24 PM
  • "Never Take a Boring iPhone(R) Picture Again with Wondershare(TM) Powercam(TM) v2.0 iPhoneography App - Over 30 Million Downloads and Counting!" PRNewswire 4:24 PM
  • "GenieMD Healthcare App for iPhone Streamlines Medical Information" PRNewswire 4:24 PM
  • "New Infinea™ Tab for iPad® Transforms Shopping" Business Wire 4:21 PM
  • "iDevices ships iShower speaker for iOS" iLounge 3:06 PM
  • "Next-Gen Siri Will Teach Kids to Code in New Game" Wired 1:51 PM
  • "Content Recommendation Startup Thirst Brings Its Twitter App To The iPhone" TechCrunch 12:53 PM
  • "Readdle Turns 5 And Is Having a One Day App Sale To Celebrate" Best App Site 12:52 PM
  • "Mophie delivers the OUTRIDE for action iPhone camera work" TUAW 12:12 PM
  • "Daniel Jansenson updates Renderworks Manual" Architosh 12:02 PM
  • "Creators of iGrill Ship "iShower" Water Resistant Bluetooth Speaker" Thomas PR 11:10 AM
  • "Denver Post rolls out new iPad application" TheStreet 11:02 AM
  • "'Dead Trigger' Goes Free-to-Play On iOS" Touch Arcade 11:00 AM
  • "Want to Build Your Own iPhone App? Take This Course" Mashable 10:58 AM
  • "Thirst Re-Imagines Twitter on the iPhone" Mashable 10:44 AM
  • "The Denon Cocoon Home And Portable Are High-End, Impressive iPhone Speaker Docks" TechCrunch 9:49 AM
  • "ChopperLift Lands in the App Store" PRWeb 9:13 AM
  • "42% of parents plan to buy electronic gadgets for school year" MacNews 9:11 AM
  • "QUAN: The iPad Era of Robotics Has Arrived" Business Wire 9:11 AM
  • "Research and Markets: BlackBerry: Losing the Battle Against Apple and Google" Business Wire 9:11 AM
  • "Research and Markets: Apple Inc.: The Steve Jobs Effect" Business Wire 9:11 AM
  • "Introducing Projectbook for iPad – The First 'Active' Notebook" Business Wire 9:11 AM
  • "March Presents: Apple I Reproduction In Action At Hope 9" Slashdot 8:32 AM
  • "Electronic Medical Records Finally Become a Reality, Thanks to the iPad" ReadWriteWeb 8:30 AM
  • "Amazon Instant Video Comes To The iPad" TechCrunch 8:54 AM
  • "Amazon Instant Video Lands on iPad As Prime Members Weep With Joy" Gizmodo 8:22 AM
  • "The War Of The Words Continues In W.E.L.D.E.R." App Advice 8:22 AM
  • "Redesigned Digg iOS app downloads stories before you leave the house" Engadget 8:20 AM
  • "Twin Cities start-up launching iPad app to rival Evernote, founder says" St. Paul Pioneer Press [Free Registration Required] 7:42 AM
  • "Bluestone Pond Releases SetMyCamera Mobile Application" prMac 9:04 AM
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  • "Orderly - The Most Natural Way to Create To-Dos on Your iPhone" prMac 7:42 AM
  • "Ontour - Never miss a concert again" prMac 7:41 AM
  • "Let's London 1.0 for iOS - Olympic Schedules and London Attractions" prMac 7:41 AM
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  • "DueTrak Task Management Beams into the App Store" prMac 7:41 AM
  • "Denver Hypnotherapist Launches Stress Release App for iPhone" prMac 7:41 AM
  • "Construction Cost Estimator 1.0 for iOS - Create Professional Estimates" prMac 7:40 AM
  • "Byte By Byte Releases Charging Chibis" prMac 7:40 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Calif. judge rules in favor of HP in Itanium server case" Reuters 4:06 PM
  • "Judge Rules in Favor of Hewlett-Packard in Oracle Case" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:06 PM
  • "In Itanium legal tiff, HP wins over Oracle: A California superior court finds for Hewlett-Packard in the ongoing litigation with Oracle relating to the Intel Itanium platform." CNET News 4:19 PM
  • "Judge Expected to Rule Today in Oracle-HP Lawsuit Over Itanium" AllThingsD 9:34 AM
  • "HP kills the platform again: Open webOS not for existing HP devices" ZDNet 1:24 PM
  • "Rackspace, HP go all in with OpenStack: OpenStack backers call Rackspace and HP public cloud efforts a milestone, critics say code still needs maturing" Network World 12:01 PM
  • "EMC, Lenovo partnership hits H-P" MarketWatch 2:30 PM
  • "Microsoft to Motorola: The way to 'patent peace'/Microsoft's lawyers pen a public note to Motorola suggesting a route to peace in the ongoing patent saga." CNET News 10:07 AM
  • "Microsoft wants 'patent peace' in ongoing Motorola spat" ZDNet 1:24 PM
  • "Microsoft Hopes to Settle With Motorola, but Only on Its Own Terms" IDG News Service 11:58 AM
  • "Will Microsoft Help You Buy Your Next PC?" Forbes 11:25 AM
  • "Microsoft Officially Signs Off On Windows 8, Releases It To Manufacturers" TechCrunch 12:34 PM
  • "Microsoft hits RTM milestone with Windows 8" ZDNet 1:23 PM
  • "Microsoft Finalizes Code for Windows 8" AllThingsD 2:33 PM
  • "Windows 7 poised to topple XP as leading OS" CNET News 10:07 AM
  • "Microsoft touts one million Outlook email users" V3 12:50 PM
  • "Consumers Quickly Nab 1 Million Outlook.com Email Addresses" PC Magazine 11:55 AM
  • "Microsoft is building your robot boss" CNNMoney 9:21 AM
  • "Lenovo executive dismisses Nokia bid talk as 'joke'" Reuters 10:01 AM
  • "Lenovo Forges Ties With EMC To Increase Storage Revenue" Bloomberg 9:55 AM
  • "Lenovo and EMC partner on servers and network storage" V3 12:49 PM
  • "Lenovo, EMC Join Forces In Server Market" CRN 10:43 AM
  • "Lenovo seals partnership with EMC" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:24 AM
  • "Lenovo and EMC Form Partnership" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:33 AM
  • "AMD recruits Apple processor guru as chief chip architect" EE Times 11:05 AM
  • "AMD Hires Apple's Head Chip Designer" AllThingsD 9:50 AM
  • "AMD Hires Apple Exec As Chief Processor Architect" Forbes 9:50 AM
  • "Intel Targets Low-price Laptops With Celeron Chip Refresh" IDG News Service 11:59 AM
  • "Intel Goes Ex-Dividend Soon" Forbes 9:58 AM
  • "Again, Wrangling Over Surveillance in the Cybersecurity Bill" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:12 AM
  • "Windows PC sales hit a low as tablet sales soar in Q2, Canalys says" IDG News Service 10:51 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "AAPL: iPhone 5 Important to Restore Confidence, Says JP Morgan" Barron's 4:27 PM
  • "Investors sweet on an Apple split: Apple, one of America's most successful companies, is missing from the Dow index. But a stock split could make the tech giant eligible." [Video Report] CNNMoney 9:58 AM
  • "Could Apple finally land in the Dow?" CNNMoney 9:51 AM
  • "Doll: Apple Is a Cheap Stock, Own Some" [Video Report] Bloomberg 8:14 AM
Industry News
  • "Asia Markets: Japan stocks rise, but China slips" MarketWatch 10:10 PM
  • "Facebook, Zynga shares fall to record lows: BMC, Take-Two stocks also decline on results; Cisco, H-P in the red" MarketWatch 2:31 PM
  • "U.S. stocks end mildly lower; ECB up next: Federal Reserve's monetary-policy decision largely as expected" MarketWatch 4:16 PM
  • "Stocks Fall After Fed; ECB Up Next" CNBC 4:16 PM
  • "Stocks Fall as Fed Fails to Move on QE3" TheStreet 4:16 PM
  • "Stocks falter after Fed, eyes on ECB" CNNMoney 2:19 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Decline As Fed Fails To Bolster Confidence" Bloomberg 4:16 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Lower After Volatile Day" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:17 PM
  • "Stocks signal higher open, Fed on tap" CNNMoney 9:21 AM
  • "Canada investors bearish, Talisman profit tumbles" MarketWatch 2:29 PM
  • "Asia Markets Mostly Down" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:33 AM
  • "Asian Stocks Head for First Drop in Five Days on China Slowdown" Bloomberg 9:36 AM
  • "Europe Markets End Mostly Higher" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 2:20 PM
  • "European Stocks Gain Amid Speculation of Central Bank Assistance" Bloomberg 9:36 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks gain ahead of Fed decision/Vodafone pushes London higher; leading Spain banks weaken" MarketWatch 2:20 PM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 10:10 PM
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