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Apple adds another ball to juggle, said to enter feature film business. With hardware updates lagging, OSes to finish, are there too many balls in the air, or is Apple able to juggle 'em all? Vote for the results in the left column below or go straight to the results here.

Weekend Highlights: Apple's Friday surprise is a "multi-year partnership with Opra Winfrey" to "create original programs that embrace her incomparable ability to connect with audiences around the world"; WSJ cites sources claiming Apple will stay with less expensive LCD screens for future iPhones "as consumers balk at iPhone X price tag"—more in our Apple/Macintosh section; Gene Munster thinks Apple is about 5 years behind Netflix and further ahead with original content than we think; Bare Feats compares Direct X on Win 10 vs Metal 2 on macOS 10.13.5; Lory Gil reviews Airfoil for Mac; Jonny Evans ponders whether or not Apple has a hidden meaning behind naming the next macOS after a desert; GrayKey, a thorn in Apple's side, finds workaround to new security measures; Apple releases four (1, 2, 3, 4) advertisements called "Behind the Mac", some find the sudden focus on Macs "strange"; Apple "most awarded brand" at AICP Awards.

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  • "Apple v. Samsung day 3 preview: The iPhone and iPad may feel obvious, but they weren't inevitable"  The Next Web 9:16 PM
  • "Apple's Forstall: 'no reason' to look to Samsung for ideas"  Electronista 8:05 AM
  • "Trial with Samsung reveals Apple's 7-inch iPad vision, 'Purple Project': An Apple executive recommended the smaller iPad, according to a 2011 email" IDG News Service 8:24 AM
  • "Samsung Executive Denies Copying Apple iPhone, iPad Designs in Patent Trial" eWeek 3:42 PM
  • "Scott Forstall Reveals How Apple Started Working On The iPhone Way Back In 2004 As Part Of Project Purple" Redmond Pie 8:13 AM
  • "Samsung's 'Beat Apple' files: Are these the smoking guns? Just before their weekend break, the jury got a peek at Samsung's internal documents"  Fortune 7:46 AM
  • "Summer heat in the courtroom: Apple has four Android-related patent trials this month" Foss Patents 7:51 AM
  • "Samsung v. Apple: secrets of iPhone's early days revealed/Samsung slavishly copied Apple's smartphone design, two Apple executives argue in court, as they lay out how the iPhone was created and marketed. Samsung has countersued, saying its patents were copied." San Jose Mercury News 8:10 AM
  • "Mother of 'Happy Mac' graphic to testify in Apple v. Samsung: Susan Kare, the graphic designer who created some of the interface designs and best known graphics for the original Mac OS, is scheduled to appear in the patent case." CNET News 7:42 PM
  • "Apple 'surprises' lost in Samsung fight" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 12:56 PM
  • "Apple and Microsoft's patent troll spells trouble for smartphone innovation: Apple and Microsoft are up to no good says antitrust lawyer David Balto. Dropping even the pretense of fairness and competition, the unlikely team have enlisted one of the most aggressive patent trolls to go after the Kodak patent portfolio."  GigaOM 12:56 PM
  • "With Hulu Plus On Board, Did Apple TV Just Become A Bona Fide Platform?" Forbes 1:22 PM
  • "Apple, Samsung Wage Battle Both In and Out of Court" PCWorld 8/4
  • "Apple's Schiller Drops iPhone Backstory"  SFBay 8/4
  • "Apple's Schiller: 'Shocked' at Samsung's iPhone copying/Says company gets 'free ride' on Apple's $1B advertising budget" Electronista 8/4
  • "Samsung's lawyers breached the rules again, showed witnesses the courtroom prior to testimony"  Foss Patents 8/4
  • "Apple's request for sanctions against Samsung rejected by judge: Apple wanted Samsung Electronics sanctioned for leaking blocked evidence to the media in connection with the patent infringement trial involving the two firms."  Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 8/4
  • "Judge Rejects Apple's Courtroom Gambit" Forbes 8/4
  • "Apple refiles contract lawsuit against Google to protect its latest 3G/4G gadgets" Foss Patents 8/4
  • "Apple's Jobs was open to making smaller iPad" Telegraph 8/4
  • "Email shows Apple did discuss a 7-inch iPad" Crave @ CNET 8/4
  • "Apple's Jobs was open to making a smaller iPad: exec" Reuters 8/4
  • "Apple v. Samsung: The Trial and the Tribulations" TechNewsWorld 8/4
  • "Things you never knew about the iPhone" GigaOM 8/4
  • "Why Apple Is 'Losing' the Samsung Lawsuit So Far"  Cult of Mac 8/4
  • "AuthenTec sells out to Apple to the sound of 1,000 lawsuits: The $356m purchase of AuthenTec by Apple has not been universally welcomed. Not only are analysts and potential rivals trying to piece together the logic of the deal, but investors and, more importantly, class actions lawyers, are trying to work out if the 60 per cent trading premium that the deal is set at, was sufficiently high."  The Register 8/4
  • "How Did Apple Allow Hackers to Access iCloud Account? Business Center" PCWorld 9:08 AM
  • "Hackers Got Into Honan's iCloud Account With Deception, No Password Required" Gizmodo 1:04 PM
  • "Apple Support Allowed Hacker Access to Reporter's iCloud Account" MacRumors 8:32 AM
  • "Gizmodo reporter gets hacked via Apple tech support" Crave @ CNET 7:49 AM
  • "Apple Allowed Hackers Access To User's iCloud Account" Forbes 7:48 AM
  • "Journalist blames Apple tech for allowing iCloud hack" CNET News 3:45 PM
  • "Smooth-Talking Hacker Remote-Wipes Reporter's iPad, MacBook" Mashable 8:14 PM
  • "Petition to 'fix' Apple's Bonjour technology now online: Signatures will be accepted until Aug. 10" Network World 8/3
  • "Mountain Lion bugs: Chopped battery life and nonsensical 'Save As' behavior" TUAW 8:06 AM
  • "Bugs & Fixes: Troubleshooting Mountain Lion" Macworld 8/3
  • "Troubleshooting PowerNap in OS X Mountain Lion: Apple's PowerNap feature in Mountain Lion does have a few requirements and conditions in order to work properly." CNET Reviews 8/3
  • "Mountain Lion having mysterious effect on battery life for some users" Ars Technica 8/3
  • "How To: Use Boot Camp to install Windows 7 on a MacBook Pro, no optical drive needed" The Next Web 1:05 PM
  • "Creating a Mountain Lion Rescue Disk on a Flash Drive" eXtensions 8/4
  • "I Bet You Didn't Know You Could Select Multiple Files This Way in OS X" Kirkville 8/4
  • "AirDrop Any File From Quick Look in OS X Mountain Lion" OS X Daily 8/4
  • "Dear Aunt TUAW: Will my brand new refurb Mac come with Mountain Lion?" TUAW 8/4
  • "Wolverton: Apple's Mountain Lion offers new features at a great price" San Jose Mercury News [Free Registration Required] 8/3
  • "Firefox 14 a worthy alternative to Safari" Macworld 8/3
  • "Mountain Lion is (Still) a Quitter" TidBITS 8/3
  • "Revert Mission Control To Exposé-style In Mountain Lion [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 8/3
  • "MacMost Now 743: Mountain Lion Notifications" MacMost 8/3
  • "Disable Sleep on a Mac from the Command Line with caffeinate" OS X Daily 8/3
  • "Mountain Lion: Change Your Twitter Pic with Photo Booth" The Mac Observer 8/3
  • "Re-enable the backspace key to go back a page in Safari 6" Mac OS X Hints 8/3
  • "How to create folders in iCloud storage windows" Mac OS X Hints 8/3
  • "Group reminders from several lists in a single list" Mac OS X Hints 8/3
  • "Mac Tip: Text Characters You Won't Find On Your Keyboard" MacTrast 8/3
  • "How To Tweak OS X Mountain Lion, Why It's Safe, Why You Need To, Why It's Free" BohemianBoomer 8/3
  • "Free And Just For Grins: How To Dig Around In Safari's Cache Files To Find What's There" Mac 360 8/3
  • "The Best Mac Notes App On The Planet Is Free (unless you use it too much)" TeraTalks 8/3
  • "Need A Bootable DVD or USB Drive With OS X Mountain Lion? There's A Free Mac App For That" NoodleMac 8/3
  • "Add Spotlight To Bridge To Finder And You Get The Most Expensive Mac File Search Tool Ever" Mac 360 8/3
  • "More Free Notifications For Email On Your Mac (and an easy way to customize notifications)" McSolo 8/3
  • "The bad and the ugly of getting hacked, not backing up" David Chartier 3:42 PM
  • "Passwords, Backups and a false sense of security" Julie Ng 8/4
  • "Yes, I was hacked. Hard." ["At 4:50 PM, someone got into my iCloud account, reset the password and sent the confirmation message about the reset to the trash. My password was a 7 digit alphanumeric that I didn't use elsewhere."]  Emptyage 8/4
  • "The Dangerous Side Of Apple's iCloud" Forbes 8/4
  • "Mountain Lion a Roaring Success, Mac's Golden Age Ending?, Windows 8 a Catastrophe, and More" Low End Mac 8/3
  • "Dear Aunt TUAW: Disappointed over AirPlay Mirroring hardware cutoff" TUAW 8/3
  • "Apple's new video patents: Who needs editors?" alex4d 8/3
  • "Whatever Happened To The Mac? Why The Glory Is Gone And Where It Went" Mac 360 8/3
  • "Mac OSX Mountain Lion 10.8: vendor lock-in for the masses?" Doug Belshaw 8/3
Press Releases
  • "Rogue Amoeba unleashes Mountain Lion ready Piezo" FairerPlatform 8/4
  • "Zevrix Deliver Express Updated for Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion" prMac 8/4
  • "Report says Autodesk Inventor Fusion Mac gains extras under Mountain Lion" Architosh 8/3
  • "iDraw - Illustration and Graphic Design Software for iPad and Mac OS X" iDraw 8/3
  • "Tidbits: Lightworks, ZBrush and PipelineFX news" Architosh 8/3
  • "Mac Software Line Fully Updated for OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion – Tax Free Likely!" PRWeb 8/3
  • "Droplings Simplifies Public Sharing With Dropbox" MacStories 8/3
  • "Tweetbot Alpha For Mac Gets A Cracking Update" AppleBitch 8/3
  • "Digiarty Updated Mac Software Line for OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion" prMac 8/3
  • "VideoUpLink 1.5 for Mac adds Facebook product page video uploading" prMac 8/3
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Woz: The cloud is a nightmare/Speaking after a performance of Mike Daisey's one-man Steve Jobs show, Steve Wozniak says he foresees nightmares caused by data stored in remote servers." CNET News 12:33 PM
  • "Apple co-founder Wozniak sees trouble in the cloud" The Straits Times [Free Registration Required] 7:57 AM
  • "Apple co-founder's grim warning about cloud" Melbourne Age 8:13 PM
  • "Apple co-founder Wozniak sees trouble in the cloud" AFP 8:18 PM
  • "Apple reportedly looking to acquire The Fancy social commerce site" iDownload Blog 7:52 AM
  • "Chip Makers Focus on Cheaper Phones: the low-end smartphone market in developing countries." [Paid Membership Required] 9:19 PM
  • "Getting to the bottom of great tech rip-off: First world problem it may be, but Australians are being ripped off blind on their purchases of digital music, videos ebooks, computer games and IT hardware. And it's perfectly legal." Sydney Morning Herald 7:49 AM
  • "BBC's Olympics website breaks records of its own with 29 million video requests" The Verge 8:05 AM
  • "BBC Olympics app downloaded 1.5m times as mobile use booms" Crave @ CNET 7:49 AM
  • "Two Cats, Mice and an iPad Result in Digital Magic [Video] Yahoo! News 7:27 PM
  • "Apple Reportedly Interested in Acquiring 'The Fancy', a Pinterest Rival" MacRumors 8/4
  • "Shot from the air: A photo of the new face of Apple's iCloud" Fortune 8/4
  • "Sprint heavily discounts the iPhone 4S ahead of iPhone 5 launch" iDownload Blog 8/4
  • "Al Franken says AT&T shouldn't charge for FaceTime" The Verge 8/4
  • "eBay Smartphone Trade-Ins Spike After iPhone 5 Rumors" PC Magazine 8/4
  • "Apple's 'dirty' energy company Duke faces with a Greenpeace Blimp: Greenpeace flew a blimp over Apple's energy supplier Duke Energy's power plant in North Carolina" Macworld UK 8/4
Non-Apple News
  • "Asus Invents a Tablet Powered by the Brains of a Smartphone" Patent Bolt 12:22 PM
  • "Samsung Invents the Perfect Eyeball System for Hollywood" Patent Bolt 8/3
  • "Techies Break A Fashion Taboo" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8/3
  • "Adobe debuts its first open source type family" ZDNet 8/3
  • "Refugee from Facebook questions the social media life" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 8/3
  • "AT&T to shut down 2G network by 2017" MarketWatch 8/3
  • "Massive phishing scam hits AT&T customers" V3 8/3
  • "Mike Lynch claims cloud security fears unfounded" V3 8/3
  • "Meet Stompy, the 4,000-Pound Rideable Robotic Insect" Techland 8/3
  • "Researchers reveal radical RAID rethink" The Register 8/3
  • "ARM ramps up Mali T604 with OpenCL" TG Daily 8/3
  • "Archos teases G10 XS tablet" TG Daily 8/3
  • "Google Updates PageSpeed Service, Promises To 'Turbocharge Your Website'" TechCrunch 8/3
  • "Big-Budget Consoles Beware, the Ouya Is Coming in Strong" PCWorld 8/3
  • "New Logitech Webcam Puts Skype on TVs Without Need for a PC" IDG News Service 8/3
  • "Facebook looking at editing function for status updates" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 8/3
  • "Writing, drawing with eyes" EE Times 8/3
  • "Samsung Debuts Embedded Multimedia Memory for Smartphones, Tablets" eWeek 8/3
  • "HTC looks to China to drive growth" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8/3
  • "Anti-Patent Troll bill to 'save high-tech innovators' hits House" BetaNews 8/3
  • "Gene Steinberg meets Paul Wagenseil, of Security News Daily, Jim Dalrymple of The Loop, and Adam Engst of TidBITS and Take Control Books, this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 8/3
  • "Engadget Podcast 304 - 08.03.2012" ["15:05 - MacBook Pro review (13-inch, mid-2012); 46:13 - Apple reports 3 million Mountain Lion downloads in four days, 'most successful OS X release' 49:53 - Apple designer takes the witness stand in Samsung case, brings more iPhone / iPad prototypes along"] Engadget 8/3
  • "New iPhone in September? Mountain Lion after week 1, Hulu+ on Apple TV Plus More! (Podcast)" Insanely Great Mac 8/3
  • "Alleged Apple Store Leak Confirms Mini Dock Connector, Late 2012 New iPad, iPad Mini?" Pocketnow 7:36 PM
  • "7-inch iPad's Shell Leaks in China, No Rear Camera" M.I.C. Gadget 8:13 AM
  • "Purported iPad mini shells show no camera hole" iDownload Blog 8/4
  • "Questionable Images of iPad Mini Rear Shell Surface Online [Photos] iClarified 8/4
  • "Tenuous Rumor: New Photos Of iPad Mini Show A Device Without A Camera" AppleBitch 8/4
  • "How well can the MacBook Pro with Retina display handle Windows games?" Engadget 8/4
  • "Apple's chip architect returns to AMD" CIOL 8/4
  • "Alleged 'iPhone 5' Front Glass Plate vs iPhone 4S Hands-On [Video]"  iPhoneinCanada 8/3
  • "Detailed Photo and Video Comparison of iPhone 4S and 'iPhone 5' Front Panels" MacRumors 8/3
  • "Apple to name next handset iPhone 5 after all? Leaked sever log reveals model identity" TechRadar UK 8/3
  • "iPhone 5 release date arrives as Samsung faces Galaxy S3, Note ban" Beatweek Magazine 8/3
  • "References to iPhone 5 Show Up in Server Logs" PC Magazine 8/3
  • "These iPad mini shells are likely fake but have a look" 9 to 5 Mac 8/3
  • "Apple reportedly shifting iPad panel orders from Samsung to Sharp, LG" AppleInsider 8/3
  • "iPhone 5 Displays to Ship This Month, Says CEO" Tapscape 8/3
  • "New Configurations for Entry-Level Retina MacBook Pro, Mountain Lion Cuts Battery Life, and More" Low End Mac 8/3
  • "Apple's Thunderbolt FireWire adapter is a one-way connector: While Apple's new adapter can be attached to a computer by its FireWire connection, it will not proVide Thunderbolt over FireWire." CNET Reviews 8/3
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "TheMagicEgg For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:04 AM
  • "Alien Raid For iPhone Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:04 AM
  • "Hedgehog Adventure For iPhone Is Free Today (Was $1.99)" Apple Sliced 9:04 AM
  • "The Heist For iPhone Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $2.99)" Apple Sliced 8/4
  • "Alone in the Gloom For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8/4
  • "Castle Master PLUS For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $2.99)" Apple Sliced 8/4
  • "2012 MacBook Pros start showing up in the Apple Store refurbished section" 9 to 5 Mac 8/4
  • "Apple MacBook Pro Buyer's Guide -15 Inch Models -Prices From $1,180 to $3,049" MacReviewZone 8/4
  • "Apple MacBook Pro Buyer's Guide -13 Inch Models -Prices $780 To $1,499 -Best Prices, Reviews & Information" MacReviewZone 8/4
  • "Shoot The Zombirds For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8/3
  • "Royal Envoy (Premium) For iPhone Is Free Right Now (Previously $2.99)" Apple Sliced 8/3
  • "ArcherCat For iPhone Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8/3
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8/3
  • "MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8/3
  • "Apple MacBook Air Buyer's Guide -Prices $645 To $1,600 -Prices, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 8/3

  • "incase Suede Pull Sleeve for iPhone 4/4s review" AppleTell 7:27 PM
  • "Video Review: Rearth Ringke Steel Case for the iPhone 4/4s" Run Around Tech 9:10 AM
  • "BookBook turns your iPhone into a wallet, old school style" ZDNet 7:46 AM
  • "Updated DODOcase for iPad is colorful, stronger, and could be yours" TUAW 8/4
  • "Mophie Juice Pack Pro Review: The Mophie Juice Pack Pro provides sand and shock protection in a massive, difficult to open case for the iPhone 4 or 4S." 148Apps 8/3
  • "Review: IK Multimedia's iRig Pre" TUAW 8/3
  • "Best iPad 3 cases and covers: Looking for a new case or cover for the third-generation iPad? Here are CNET's top picks." CNET News 8/3
  • "The Hand Stylus is innovative, but not quite worthy of a high-five" Macworld 8/3
  • "Crayola MyPhones and Ety-Kids 3 earbuds let kids listen safely" Macworld 8/3
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Hulu on ATV — Death By A Thousand Cuts" Macdrifter 8:55 PM
  • "3 iPhone apps for quick, fun and great-sounding music production" The Next Web 8:05 AM
  • "Hands on: Shared Photo Streams in iOS 6" GigaOM 8/4
  • "How to Use Snapseed to Create Extraordinary iPhone Photography" iDownload Blog 8/4
  • "SonicPics lets you easily create narrated slideshows on iOS" TUAW 8/4
  • "New on the App Store: Video Streaming, Weather, & Geofencing" The Mac Observer 8/3
  • "Find the best music identification app for iOS: Speed, accuracy, and the ability to work in noisy rooms sets the best apps apart" Macworld 8/3
  • "Wake N Shake for iPhone -- the evil alarm clock that's guaranteed to get you out of bed each morning" iMore 8/3
  • "Slices for Twitter for iPhone review" iMore 8/3
  • "Pay for your Parking with your iPhone – Parkmobile" Best App Site 8/3
  • "MacPhun Wants To Help Brighten Your Photos And Your Day With Big Savings To Celebrate ColorStrokes For Mac" App Advice 8/3
  • "Become a Cat Master With This New Cat-Only Wolfram Alpha App" PCWorld 8/3
  • "iOS Gems: ABC ZooBorns, Blazing Star, Monsters vs. Superheroes Comic Book Maker + Weather HD 2" iLounge 8/3
  • "The Naked Gun ICUP Episode 1: Date with Destiny for iPad and iPhone review" Macworld UK 8/3
  • "Asphalt 7: Heat Review" Mac|Life 8/3
  • "'Bitless' Review - Oh Look, I've Died Again" Touch Arcade 8/3
  • "Commando Jack Review: Commando Jack is an open field tower defense game with the twist that players can shoot at their enemies from the their turret." 148Apps 8/3
  • "Puerto Rico HD Review: German-boardgame-meets-iPad in an excellent translation." 148Apps 8/3
  • "Funny Wood HD Review: This glossy hidden object game doesn't deliver the funny, but playing it did make me want to bang my head on some wood." 148Apps 8/3
  • "Clash of Clans Review/This social freemium town-builder offers up something a little different for a change: a singleplayer experience." 148Apps 8/3
  • "10000000 Review: 10000000 may have an ambiguous title that's hard to read due to the lack of commas, but what lies beneath is an extremely addictive match-3 and RPG hybrid." 148Apps 8/3
  • "Cats Away Review: Don't let this unassuming little ball of fluff and attention-hogging fun slip through the cracks." 148Apps 8/3
  • "The iPhone That Could Have Been: A court document in Apple's patent trial against Samsung reveals for the first time iPhone prototypes considered by Apple. See some of the more interesting design renderings, which date back to at least early 2006. The iPhone launched in 2007." [Slideshow] [Paid Membership Required] 9:11 PM
  • "Apple's Biggest Marketing Secret Just Got Revealed In Federal Court" Business Insider 8:12 PM
  • "10 Things Apple Won't Tell You: Why customers may want to think different about the consumer-tech giant." SmartMoney 8:12 PM
  • "Cassandra Monday Review: Patent Wars -Interesting Revelations" eXtensions 8:10 PM
  • "Cassandra - Monday Review: It will soon be Friday" eXtensions 8:09 PM
  • "Did the Apple Samsung trial accidentally reveal no iPad Mini this year?" Examiner 7:38 PM
  • "Did anyone really confuse Samsung products for Apple's? Apple is claiming that Samusung copied the iPhone and iPad wholesale. But is there any evidence that anyone was actually confused between Apple's products and Samsung's?"  CNET News 3:43 PM
  • "Why entrepreneurs look to Steve Jobs for guidance (and why they shouldn't)" TUAW 12:55 PM
  • "Lost Your iPhone? Find It The David Pogue Way" redOrbit 9:14 AM
  • "MacOS KenDensed: iPhone Event Rumors & Apple in Court" The Mac Observer 8:32 AM
  • "Here's a Dopey Apple Patent: Smart Cover Display" Tapscape 7:25 AM
  • "Rumor: Apple Fancies A Pintrest Rival" AppleBitch 10:27 AM
  • "Apple Ready to 'Pin' The Fancy?" Tapscape 7:25 AM
  • "Apple divulges details in court about 7-inch iPad, conception of the iPhone" Digital Trends 8/4
  • "iPad mini arrives with 40% larger screen than Kindle Fire, Nexus 7" Beatweek 8/4
  • "Steve Jobs: 7-inch tablets 'DOA' -- yeah, right" CNET News 8/4
  • "Can Apple still wow? The new iPhone will enter a market with tougher, more competitive rivals" MacLeans 8/4
  • "Samsung Galaxy S And Apple iPhone Side-By-Side Evaluation Report Revealed In Court" Redmond Pie 8/4
  • "Question of the week: Should Apple develop a dedicated gaming controller?" iDownload Blog 8/4
  • "The Macalope Weekly: Tablet trouble/Bad news, iPad fans. Turns out Apple's hot-selling device does not—repeat not—satisfy a made-up list of criteria from Lenovo. Sorry to be the bearer of bad tidings. It does appear, however, that several people were wrong about the iPad and how well it would do." Macworld 8/4
  • "This Internal Apple Email From 2011 Got The Attention Of Everyone In The Court Room Yesterday" Business Insider 8/4
  • "Which missing features do you most want Apple to add to iOS?" iMore 8/4
  • "Is This App the Next Siri — or the New Big Brother?" Mashable 8/4
  • "Steve Jobs 'seemed receptive' to 7-inch iPad in 2011: Apple exec Eddy Cue argued in January 2011 that Apple should make a 7-inch iPad." Ars Technica 8/3
  • "January 2011 email from Eddy Cue to other Apple execs notes Steve Jobs interest in 7-inch iPad" 9 to 5 Mac 8/3
  • "Are Alternative Carriers Like Virgin Mobile Selling the iPhone 'Real'? (you better believe it!)" IndyMac Support 8/3
  • "Opinion: iPad, iPhone 5, iTunes, Authentec and Apple's mobile payments plan" Computerworld 8/3
  • "Apple's Worst Ads -- Before The Unfortunate 'Genius'" Forbes 8/3
  • "How the iPad made Apple the top 'PC' vendor, and what it means for Windows"  GeekWire 8/3
  • "Apple, Inc. Steals a Page from Microsoft Corporation?" Insider Monkey 8/3
  • "Apple 'Improves' MagSafe Connector --And Ruins It" MacNews 8/3
  • "Why Microsoft Fails While Apple Succeeds: No Guts, No Game, No Glory" PixoBebo 8/3
  • "Forget the iPhone 5. Apple's iPad Mini Might Be Better for Business" Entrepreneur 8/3
  • "Did Apple really ban a book for mentioning Amazon? One reader isn't buying it." TeleRead 8/3
  • "Apple v. Samsung Highlights Insanity of Tech Patents" PCWorld 8/3
  • "Apple is freaking out over top-secret market research being used in patent trial [updated] BGR 8/3
  • "How Apple conducts Market Research and keeps iOS source code locked down"  Network World 8/3
  • "Apple's Samsung sanctions denied as Schiller and Forstall testify" SlashGear 8/3
  • "Apple Designer On Curved Glass iPhone: The Cost Relative To Shaping The Glass Was 'Too Expensive'" RazorianFly 8/3
  • "Apple vs Samsung Trial: Patent lawsuit in pictures" [Slideshow] T3 8/3
  • " a boon to iPhone, iPad users" ZDNet 8/3
  • "An Apple 'Smart Watch' is a dumb idea" ZDNet 8/3
  • "What to do (and not) when an iPhone or iPad is stolen" Fortune 8/3
  • "Man designs new smartphone while watching the Olympics" BetaNews 8/4
  • "Will the FCC ever force AT&T and Verizon to revive unlimited data? A reader asks if the FCC might investigate AT&T and Verizon for getting rid of their unlimited data plans and raising rates via the share plans. Ask Maggie's Marguerite Reardon offers her opinion." CNET News 8/4
  • "Particle Debris: Amazon Kindle Fire 2: Lead, Follow or Wander" The Mac Observer 8/3
  • "Analysis: Retail Trademark Forces Microsoft to Drop 'Metro" The Mac Observer 8/3
  • "HTC: 'Quietly brilliant' or 'quietly irrelevant'?" CNET News 8/3
  • "Dropbox password breach highlights risks of free storage services" V3 8/3
  • "Top 10 eagerly awaited products to whet your appetite" V3 8/3
  • "Google Nexus 7 teardown reveals more hits than misses" CNET News 8/3
  • "Jelly Bean already approaches 1% market share" TG Daily 8/3
  • "Study Reveals a Confused View of Mobile Phone Privacy and Security" Technology Review 8/3
  • "KDE 4.9 Brings Fresh Stability and Performance to the Linux Desktop" PCWorld 8/3
  • "Hands On With Dyle TV and the Samsung Lightray 4G" PC Magazine 8/3
  • "GameStop won't stop: Electronics retailers and video game makers are facing bleak times. That puts game seller GameStop in the crosshairs." Fortune 8/3
  • "Watch The Breathtaking 'Assassin's Creed III' Game Engine Trailer" Forbes 8/3
  • "Is Cloud Computing Really Cheaper?" Forbes 8/3
  • "Lock-in, Migration Costs Can Put a Damper on Cloud Projects, Says ISACA" IDG News Service 8/3
  • "Google cloud vs. Amazon cloud: How they stack up" InfoWorld 8/3
  • "Get ready for the personal cloud" InfoWorld 8/3
  • "Is Synopsys helping chip making return to its roots?" EE Times 8/3
  • "Smartphone users report more phone problems, survey says" CNN 8/3
  • "World of Warcraft loses another million subscribers" BBC 8/3
  • "Does IT Really Care About Big Data? Surveys that show CIOs dislike big data are wrong. There are bigger reasons for IT to resist taking on another disruptive technology." InformationWeek 8/3
  • "Hopes dim for Sharp amid Japan's TV industry sunset" Reuters 8/3
  • "Why I'm dropping Gmail in favour of" The Inquirer 8/3
  • "Is Cloud Computing Really Cheaper?" Forbes 8/3
  • "Why UltraBooks Have Been Slow to Take Off" Tech.pinions 8/3
  • "Patent Trolls, Beware: Your Days May Be Numbered" Mashable 8/3
  • "Report: If Prepaid Cell Phones Are Cheaper, Why Aren't They More Popular?" Mac|Life 8/3
  • "How To Defeat Your Enemies on the Internet" Gizmodo 8/3
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "New Walt Disney World iPhone and iPad app gives real-time results on ride wait times and more" Orlando Sentinel [Free Registration Required] 7:41 PM
  • "Topcat Games delivers a powerful PDF presentation tool for iPad devices" Topcat Games 7:13 PM
  • "Extra! Extra! Wash Post For iPhone Is Now Extra Good" App Advice 9:13 AM
  • "Learn About the French Revolution While Being Entertained with Levee en Masse HD- an iPad App Review" PadGadget 9:07 AM
  • "Hot Wheels On the iPad" Wired 8:09 AM
  • "Say it Mail it Lite 5.0 released for iPhone" prMac 1:03 PM
  • "The Bad Wrap Announces the First iOS App for the wrap industry" prMac 1:03 PM
  • "Textkraft Spanish - The King of Writing for the iPad" prMac 9:07 AM
  • "QuizCraze Movies - Now Available on the Apple App Store" prMac 7:58 AM
  • "Kdan Mobile Launches Noteledge for iPhone to Boost Users' Productivity" prMac 7:58 AM
  • "Cute New Nursery Rhymes App For iPhone/iPad To Sing-Along" prMac 7:58 AM
  • "TechBits: Notes Plus is pricey, but worth it" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 8/4
  • "Red Cross Debuts Hurricane App: iPhone and Android can download this free that gives instant access to local and real-time information on what to do before, during, and after hurricanes." Patch 8/4
  • "iOS X Ultimatum Theme Brings OS X Mountain Lion Desktop Experience To iPhone" Redmond Pie 8/4
  • "Bubble Grubble HD for iPhone, iPad Now Available on the App Store" prMac 8/4
  • "Goal Defense is Now Available for Free for all iOS" prMac 8/4
  • "Groundbreaking CGI Interactive Storybook: Kodee's Canoe - Echo for iPad" prMac 8/4
  • "How Much Do You Look Like Your Parents, Friends or a Famous Celeb?" prMac 8/4
  • "InQBarna launches Riffer 2.0 for iOS - Music becomes social" prMac 8/4
  • "Islamicfinder Revamps the Athan App to Help Users Keep Track of Prayers" prMac 8/4
  • "Leo's Book for iPad: Remarkable Kid's Book with Live, Light Box Sand Art" prMac 8/4
  • "Make beautiful, flippable iPad photo albums with the Showboat app" prMac 8/4
  • "Owls - A Fun Matching Game for Children of All Ages" prMac 8/4
  • "PDF2Office for iPad ships - iPad PDF Converter converts PDF files" prMac 8/4
  • "Tiny Owls Lands on iOS and Android" prMac 8/4
  • "Ventora Studios launches debut mobile game Project Boom for free on iPad" prMac 8/4
  • "Free on iTunes: Explore Tech & Innovation on iPad for Free with IBM Think" The Mac Observer 8/3
  • "The BladePad Accessory Turns Your iPhone Into A Complete Gaming System [Video] Redmond Pie 8/3
  • "Ted Landau Discusses Mountain Lion, Hulu on MacNotables" The Mac Observer 8/3
  • "Waterproofing An iPhone -- No Case Required!" Forbes 8/3
  • "CadFaster Training Coming in August" Architosh 8/3
  • "It Came from QuakeCon: id Closes Mobile Development As It Focuses on 'Doom 4'" Touch Arcade 8/3
  • "IWGuide: Instant Watch Guide for Netflix™" jeTap 8/3
  • "GTSO: iPhone 5 Launch Could Exacerbate Supply Crunch in Billion-Dollar Lithium Market" Business Wire 8/3
  • "Meet Franc: An Effective Mobile Payments Solution For iPhone" App Advice 8/3
  • "Temple Run breaks 100 million downloads" TUAW 8/3
  • "ABBYY FineScanner allows to quickly scan images and texts and save them into PDF" ABBYY 8/3
  • "iShower, The Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker" Cult of Mac 8/3
  • "Learn To Code Killer iPhone Apps Right From Your Browser With Code School Kickstarter Project" App Advice 8/3
  • "Mvelopes Now Has the Skills to Pay the Bills" 148Apps 8/3
  • "Distro Issue 51 arrives with an in-depth look at Apple's Mountain Lion" Engadget 8/3
  • "Sanwa's iPhone pico projector gets spec bump, trebled brightness (video)" Engadget 8/3
  • "Original 'Angry Birds' Updated with New Levels and Power-ups, Finally Gets iPad Retina Support" Touch Arcade 8/3
  • "Tribute Games' 'Wizorb' Hits the App Store" Touch Arcade 8/3
  • "Desktop Grip Stand for iPhone / Smartphones" USBfever 8/3
  • "ArtStudio for iPad - it is not just an update, it is a revolution" prMac 8/3
  • "Roads of Rome 2 gets an iOS release and a 50% off price tag" prMac 8/3
  • "Pinzator - Puzzles with paper body parts, furry animals and gravity" prMac 8/3
  • "New Mobile Medical App Revolutionizes Rounding and EHR On iPad" prMac 8/3
  • "New GMAT Practice app for the iOS Users" prMac 8/3
  • "Kdan Mobile Launches 2012 Animation Competition to Welcome Creativities" prMac 8/3
  • "iLondon 2012 v3.0 for iOS - 2012 London Olympic Action Goes Mobile" prMac 8/3
  • "Games Apptually launches Fionn Folktales" prMac 8/3
  • "Call Home For Free For Ramadan with ChatTime" prMac 8/3
  • "Annihilating Gold Rush - Tharle Game Releases Gold Combat" prMac 8/3
  • "Windoze Solitaire - Solitaire just got PWNED" prMac 8/3
  • "Tweet Cleaner - Clean your Twitter Timeline - iPhone App Released" prMac 8/3
Computer Industry
  • "Will Microsoft's Surface be its next Zune?" ZDNet 9:10 AM
  • "Is Surface Microsoft's confession that Windows 8 isn't really cut out for tablets? The benchmark hardware for Windows 8 is designed with a keyboard and touchpad." Ars Technica 1:09 PM
  • "A clean slate: Why the Microsoft Surface could come out on top" Digital Trends 3:46 PM
  • "Size does matter: punters want meatier passwords" The Register 7:50 AM
  • "Microsoft to broadcast Mars Rover landing on Xbox 360 dashboards" Digital Spy 8:15 AM
  • "Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center to manage Microsoft hardware released" Ghacks 8:14 AM
  • "ASML says TSMC joins Intel to invest in latest chip kit" Reuters 8:16 AM
  • "What Google could do with their $43 Billion in the bank" BetaNews 1:03 PM
  • "Could GPS Spoofing Cause Another Flash Crash?" The Big Picture 12:33 PM
  • "Inside The Takedown Of One Of The World's Biggest Spam Networks" TechCrunch 8:05 AM
  • "Scientists create first quantum router, but don't throw your 802.11ac out yet" Engadget 7:58 AM
  • "You Can't Use Google's Broadband To Justify National Broadband" Forbes 7:57 AM
  • "Former Yahoo/Right Media execs raise funding for sporty game venture called Fantuition" The Next Web 8:05 AM
  • "Windows 8 'Metro' Is Dead, But UI Still Needs a Name" PCWorld 8/4
  • "Microsoft to let go of Metro name" TechShout 8/4
  • "How Microsoft Wants Us To Use Windows 8" Tech Source 8/4
  • "Samsung's Shift To Windows Phone Is Good For Microsoft" Mobile Bloom 8/4
  • "Microsoft showcases the new Outlook Web App, comes with a 'Windows 8 style' fluid interface" WinBeta 8/4
  • "Microsoft's Plan for Yammer" PCWorld 8/4
  • "Oracle hoping to turn tables on SAP with Sybase-to-Oracle migration tools: In turn, SAP has been trying to convince customers using Oracle to switch to its own Sybase ASE" PC Advisor 8/4
  • "IBM Plan Seeks To Map Growth and Optimize Revenue Collection In Accra, Ghana" The Financial 8/4
  • "The next chapter in the ultrabook saga: 'Haswell'/Intel's future Haswell chip was a hot topic this week: behind closed doors in Asia, that is." CNET News 8/4
  • "Commodore 64 at 30: computing for the masses/The Commodore 64 is the best-selling personal computer of all time and 30 years old this week, writes Christopher Williams." Telegraph 8/4
  • "Facebook, Twitter Accounts of Yankees, Other Teams Compromised" Network World 8/4
  • "Twitter must tackle trolls say police" Telegraph 8/4
  • "The Federated Web Should Be Easier Than It Sounds" TechCrunch 8/4
  • "Facebook's Summer of Fail: The social networking sites' woes started with its IPO and have continued ever since" Computerworld 8/4
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
Industry News
  • "LinkedIn gains highlight tech sector rally: Nasdaq posts weekly gain as jobs numbers lift broad market" MarketWatch 8/3
  • "U.S. stocks rally on July jobs, Europe: Nonfarm payrolls rise by 163,000 in July, beating expectations" MarketWatch 8/3
  • "Stocks Leap as U.S. Job Growth Heats Up" FOXBusiness 8/3
  • "U.S. Stocks Rise To Highest Level Since May On Jobs Data" Bloomberg 8/3
  • "Stocks Soar on Signs U.S. Economy Is Improving" TheStreet 8/3
  • "Stocks soar on jobs report" CNNMoney 8/3
  • "Dow Rises to Three-Month High" [Paid Membership Required] 8/3
  • "Upbeat jobs report to boost stocks" CNNMoney 8/3
  • "Canadian stocks rebound as mining, tech rise" MarketWatch 8/3
  • "U.K. market rallies as banking, mining shares jump: Royal Bank of Scotland Group surges 5.6% after earnings" MarketWatch 8/3
  • "Asia Markets Slide" [Paid Membership Required] 8/3
  • "Asian Stocks Head for Third Day of Losses on ECB, China Policy" Bloomberg 8/3
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks suffer after ECB; Sharp, Sony plunge" MarketWatch 8/3
  • "Banks Lead European Stocks Rally" [Paid Membership Required] 8/3
  • "European Stocks Advance as U.S. Adds More Jobs Than Estimated" Bloomberg 8/3
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks advance for 9th week; banks rally/Spanish and Italian banks rally" MarketWatch 8/3
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares up at 1 p.m." Associated Press 8/3
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares up at the close of trading" Associated Press 8/3

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