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Friday Highlights: Late Thursday, Apple took new tack against Qualcomm seeking invalidation of four patents; fresh ruling from US Supreme Court backs Apple's iPhone privacy stance requiring warrants to access cellphone data—reports in our Apple/Macintosh section; Dan Moren expresses frustration over slow Mac updates, delcaring "long product cycles are ... now normal for the Mac"; Ben Lovejoy thinks he has a solution to the MacBook Pro dilemma that would keep all parties happy; ZDNet takes FileMaker 17 for a spin; Simon Royal argues life's "too short to argue over operating systems" says end result is that you're happy with your choice; Gregg Keizer delves into new privacy features in Mojave; Japan now seeing Apple mapping vehicles on the roads; man in Toronto, CA sues Apple over Apple Watch scratches; The Drum interviews Susan Bennett, Siri's original voice; interesting interview with Andy Hertzfeld; BGR claims exclusive first look at 6.1" LCD iPhone; commentary from Channel NewsAsia poses question whether "Xiaomi is twice as good as Apple".

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  • "Judge is tired of Apple-Samsung blame game, orders lawyers to meet in person this Sunday"  Foss Patents 2:10 PM
  • "Frustrated judge orders Apple, Samsung counsel to meet today: Judge Koh says she is 'disappointed' in final jury instructions discussions and order attorneys to meet face to face." CNET News 5:44 PM
  • "The Latest in Apple v. Samsung: Samsung Witness List, 2 New Lawyers, Demonstratives, Transcripts, Jury Instruction Fights" Groklaw 7:15 PM
  • "Samsung Chips Away At Apple Experts" SFBay 7:02 AM
  • "Apple Speeds Through Final Witnesses in Patent Case" [Paid Membership Required] 7:02 AM
  • "What Apple's 2010 $30-per-unit licensing proposal to Samsung means for Android in 2012 and beyond" Foss Patents 7:52 AM
  • "Apple, Samsung Sales Figures Released As Part Of Ongoing Trial" redOrbit 1:40 PM
  • "Jobs confronted Samsung over Galaxy: Witness" Bloomberg 5:45 PM
  • "Hong Kong's second Apple Store landing in Hysan Place, opening later this year?" 9 to 5 Mac 3:28 PM
  • "Apple's Brand worth up to $183B but as little as $33B?" 9 to 5 Mac 6:29 PM
  • "Imagining and achieving innovation are worlds apart" The Irish Times 9:12 PM
  • "A Look Back at the Second Week of the Apple-Samsung Trial" AllThingsD 8/11
  • "Steve Jobs offered Samsung Apple's crown jewels for $250M"  Fortune 8/11
  • "Apple warned Samsung of possible patent infringement in 2010 presentation" AppleInsider 8/11
  • "Slides: Inside Apple, Samsung patent talks" EE Times 8/11
  • "Apple details 2010 presentation to Samsung on Android patent infringement, licensing offer" Engadget 8/11
  • "Apple Thinks Its Smartphone Patents Are Worth 3X As Much As Microsoft's" Business Insider 8/11
  • "Steve Jobs confronted Samsung over Galaxy, Apple executive testifies" Bloomberg News 8/11
  • "Apple and Samsung Forced to Submit Financial Records" Social Barrel 8/11
  • "Samsung tries to mislead jury while questioning Apple patent experts" The Verge 8/11
  • "Expert: Samsung phones look similar" The Citizen 8/11
  • "Apple Advised Samsung To Pay $30, $40 Licensing Per Smartphone, Tablet" Social Barrel 8/11
  • "Apple proposed $30-40 Samsung license fee per device" Electronista 8/11
  • "Taiwan Official Urges Support for HTC over Apple & Samsung" Patently Apple 8/11
  • "Apple biggest fans are older consumers: May explain reasoning behind heavily-criticized 'Genius' TV ads, says brand measurement firm" Computerworld 8/11
  • "Apple Fans Are Getting Old, iDevice Delight Fading In The Younger Crowd: YouGov Survey" The Huffington Post 8/11
  • "Apple now happy to put the bite on rivals" The National 8/11
  • "Apple's cloud rains on its own parade: The iCloud hacking disaster that befell prominent tech journalist Mat Honan was all too easy to predict, but will it scare off users of the remote-storage system?" The Guardian 8/11
  • "Apple Releases First Beta Of OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.1 To Developers" Cult of Mac 8/11
  • "More evidence of a 13" Retina MacBook Pro surfaces as benchmarks" Ars Technica 8/10
  • "13-Inch Retina MacBook Pro Once Again Shows Up in Benchmarks" MacRumors 8/10
  • " team hints at IMAP support, admits Mac client support 'isn't great'" The Verge 8/10
  • "OS X Pad HD Turns Your iPad into a Mac Tablet" Lifehacker 8/10
  • "Apple seeds first beta of OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.1 (build 12B13) to developers" 9 to 5 Mac 8/10
  • "OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.1 Beta Released for Dev Testing, May Include Wi-Fi Fix?" OS X Daily 8/10
  • "Google working on Gmail issues for Apple users" CNET News 8/10
  • "Google Aware of Gmail Problems on Apple Devices, Working on Fix" AllThingsD 8/10
  • "Q&A: MacFixIt Answers/We answer questions about systems not booting after files were manually deleted files to clear up space, FTP in Mountain Lion, and more." CNET Reviews 8/10
  • "Bugs & Fixes: Two Mountain Lion bugs that crash apps" Macworld 8/10
  • "How To Tweak The iOS Simulator To Simulate Apps For New iPhone's 6401136 Display" Redmond Pie 6:25 PM
  • "System Preferences in OS X 10.8, Mountain Lion: Dictation & Speech" eXtensions 9:41 AM
  • "System Preferences in OS X 10.8, Mountain Lion: Desktop & Screen Saver" eXtensions 8/11
  • "Safari 6 review: Apple's latest web browser update introduces a few new features" Macworld UK 8/10
  • "Skype for Mac 5.8 review: Skype's text, voice and video services fine-tuned with latest update" Macworld UK 8/10
  • "Adobe Creative Cloud review: Should you spend your physical cash on Adobe's virtual creative hub?" Macworld UK 8/10
  • "Clean up your Mac desktop in a jiffy with Desktop Tidy" The Next Web 8/10
  • "Block apps from accessing the Internet with Radio Silence" Macworld 8/10
  • "Hard Disk Failure on the Office iMac: Part 4 -Repaired, Returned and Renewed" eXtensions 8/10
  • "Ask Andru: How do I stop iPhoto from opening when I plug in my iPhone?" GeekWire 8/10
  • "System Preferences in OS X 10.8, Mountain Lion: Date & Time" eXtensions 8/10
  • "Ask the iTunes Guy: Converting music files" Macworld 8/10
  • "Turn Off Notification Center in OS X Mountain Lion Temporarily" OS X Daily 8/10
  • "Getting Intimate With Your System Preferences: Personal Settings" Mactuts+ 8/10
  • "MacMost Now 746: Securing Your iCloud Account" MacMost 8/10
  • "Trick OS X Mountain Lion's Dictation into Learning New Words by Adding Fake Contacts" Lifehacker 8/10
  • "Two Easy Ways To Access Notification Center [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 8/10
  • "How to Configure Apple Mail to Avoid Duplicate Drafts with Gmail" The Mac Observer 8/10
  • "Mountain Lion: Getting Rid of the 'Documents in the Cloud' Dialog" The Mac Observer 8/10
  • "Trick OS X Mountain Lion's Dictation into Learning New Words by Adding Fake Contacts" Lifehacker 8/10
  • "Mac 101: Use Spotlight for quick review of Calendar events" TUAW 8/10
  • "Access older versions of documents stored on iCloud via Time Machine" Mac OS X Hints 8/10
  • "Remotely connect to a Mac via SSH using iCloud's network" Mac OS X Hints 8/10
  • "Auto-delete a DMG file when ejecting a disk image" Mac OS X Hints 8/10
  • "A New, Simpler, Clever Way To Launch Apps On Your Mac With A Pop Out Tab" TeraTalks 8/10
  • "How To Mirror Your Mac's Screen To A TV When Your Mac Doesn't Support AirPlay Mirroring" Mac 360 8/10
  • "A Blast From The Past: Déjà Vu, The Preference Pane App Which Backs Up Files And Clones Your Mac" McSolo 8/10
  • "Got Tasks And Projects? How The New Mac Things App Can Reshape Your Work" Mac 360 8/10
  • "The Free Mac Twitter App That Does What Twitter's Official App Does Not" BohemianBoomer 8/10
  • "4 Easy Ways To Use Your Mac As A Web Development Platform For Fun And Profit" NoodleMac 8/10
  • "Cassandra Monday Review: Mac Tech Comments" eXtensions 9:28 PM
  • "Particle Debris: Apple's Email App is in the Coffin Corner" The Mac Observer 8/10
  • "What is cloud computing? Amazon, Google Drive, iCloud, Dropbox explained" CBS News 8/10
  • "The Apple Incident" RSA 8/10
  • "Odgaard: 'I will continue working on TextMate as long as I am a Mac user'/Developer rebuts criticism from all sides on open sourcing the OS X text editor."  Ars Technica 8/10
  • "How to Use Substitition in Mountain Lion, Wozniak Sees Dark Side of the Cloud, and More" Low End Mac 8/10
  • "The 10 features removed from Mountain Lion that we miss the most: Apple's ruthless simplification left Mountain Lion skinnier than we'd like." Ars Technica 8/10
Press Releases
  • "ClamXav 2.3.2 fixes Mountain Lion Sentry issue" FairerPlatform 12:09 PM
  • "Star Wars: The Force Unleashed now on Mac App Store" FairerPlatform 8/10
  • "Wargame: AirLand Battle unveiled in its first in-game teaser!" Wargame 8/10
  • "TextMate 2.0 goes open source" The Verge 8/10
  • "Ninja Guy for OS X: Epic Cult Action Adventure Finally Comes to the Mac" prMac 8/10
  • "Xeric Design Launches EarthDesk 6.0 With Major New Mapping Features" prMac 8/10
  • "Macmanus releases the collection of Sandvox Designs on the Mac App Store" prMac 8/10
  • "SyncMate 4: iCloud, BlackBerry, Google Drive, OS X 10.8 support added" prMac 8/10
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple may become the new sponsor of the UK's Orange Prize for Fiction" TUAW 7:18 AM
  • "Samsung Invents Managing Content System Similar to Apple's" Patent Bolt 9:41 AM
  • "GameStop's master turnaround plan revolves around selling used Apple products" 9 to 5 Mac 8/11
  • "Tablets nearly as big as laptops, desktops for Web purchases: Meteoric growth in buying via tablets seen in coming months" Computerworld 8/10
  • "Apple Has Sold $50 Billion Worth of iPhones in U.S." Mashable 8/10
  • "Chinese Boy Who Sold Kidney for Apple Products Suing for Compensation of US$360,000" M.I.C. Gadget 8/10
  • "Trial begins in the case of a kidney sold for an iPad" The Verge 8/10
  • "'Kidney for an Ipad' case goes on trial in China" The Inquirer 8/10
  • "'Kidney for iPad' case goes to trial" TG Daily 8/10
  • "Trial Over Selling Kidney for an iPad Starts in China" The Mac Observer 8/10
  • "OK, hands up: Who hasn't sold an iPad to a big biz? UK channel pumps thousands of Apple slabs into enterprises" Channel Register 8/10
  • "Apple deemed this rare original Macintosh commercial 'too self-congratulatory' to air" 9 to 5 Mac 8/10
  • "This Apple Commercial Was Too Self-Congratulatory To Run" TechCrunch 8/10
  • "Samsung's Chromebox: A dead ringer for Apple's Mac Mini" Fortune 8/10
  • "Apple Matches iPhone Discounts Ahead of New Model" PCWorld 8/10
  • "iPhone records 1,000 foot free-fall, survives" CNET News 8/10
Non-Apple News
  • "Samsung Invents a Slim Tablet with a Slide-Out Keyboard" Patent Bolt 8/10
  • "Exovolt stackable battery creates unlimited capacity: Billed as the first of its kind, Exovolt lets you build a tower of power for gadgets on the go." CNET News 8/10
  • "Olé, Olé: Google's Soccer Doodle" TheStreet 8/10
  • "Google adds Now-style quick answers to mobile web results" ZDNet 8/10
  • "New Technology Means You'll Never Run Another Yellow Light" Wired 8/10
  • "Soft robot inches along like a worm" TG Daily 8/10
  • "How to Detect Apps Leaking Your Data: A service called Mobilescope acts as a watchdog, alerting users when apps copy and transmit sensitive information." Technology Review 8/10
  • "Geek girls unite with games, comics, Buffy" Reuters 8/10
  • "Kinect 2 image leaked, shows increased detail and depth data" The Verge 8/10
  • "New algorithm said to scrub nets for threats" EE Times 8/10
  • "Samsung details next-gen Exynos processor for smartphones and tablets" IDG News Service 8/10
  • "Call it Zucker Burg: Facebook campus gets its own Main Street/New Facebook campus in Menlo Park is out in the boondocks, so the company is building its own Main Street to cater to employees and attract bright Silicon Valley minds." Los Angeles Times [Free Registration Required] 8/10
  • "Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer attempting to recruit Twitter executive, report says" CBS News 8/10
  • "Spam sticking to Pinterest: Website shuts accounts in move to curb problem" Boston Herald 8/10
  • "Blizzard Security Breached, Passwords Accessed" InformationWeek 8/10
  • "SAP's Chen Challenges Oracle, IBM With Database Advances" Bloomberg 8/10
  • "Rackspace CEO Bets the Farm on 'Open Cloud'" TheStreet 8/10
  • "Meet Gauss, the Latest Weapon in the Unfolding U.S.-Israeli Cyberwar" AllThingsD 8/10
  • "Gauss: Researchers release detection tools" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 8/10
  • "How Smartphones Keep Parents Organized" Mashable 8/10
  • "In Touch With His Inner Steve Jobs? Zynga CEO Mark Pincus cops to being hard-driving but insists he's a nice guy." Slate 8/10
  • "Mac Geek Gab Podcast: MGG 412: Pouncing on PDF Printing Problems" The Mac Observer 9:51 PM
  • "Gene Steinberg meets author Ted Landau, Laptop magazine's Mike Prospero, and 'iTunes Guy' Kirk McElhearn this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE!" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 8/11
  • "The Apple Revolution: Steve Jobs, the Counter Culture, and How the Crazy Ones Took Over the World by Luke Dormehl – review/A genial account of the rise of Apple fails to probe the company's cultural significance" The Guardian 8/11
  • "Searching for Magic in India and Silicon Valley: An Interview with Daniel Kottke, Apple Employee #12" Boing Boing 8/10
  • "Bruce Sharpe of Singular Software Shows Off PluralEyes" MacVoicesTV 8/10
  • "Leaked Photos of the 'iPhone 5' Logic Board" MacRumors 8:12 PM
  • "Photos of alleged next-generation iPhone internal board surface, point to new antennas, battery" 9 to 5 Mac 8:16 PM
  • "iOS 6 preview: Siri goes to the movies" iMore 3:07 PM
  • "iPhone 5 Launch Preceded by Price Cuts on Older Models" eWeek 1:41 PM
  • "An industrial designer's take on the purported iPhone 5: Recent photos and Video that allegedly depict the iPhone 5: or parts of it anyway: left some people underwhelmed. But designer Don Lehman takes a closer look, and he thinks the depicted gadget looks pretty boss." CNET News 8/11
  • "13-Inch MacBook Pro With Retina Display Makes Another Appearance On Benchmark Site" Redmond Pie 8/11
  • "iPhone 5 Battery Smaller Than Expected? Images said to show the Apple iPhone 5's battery prompt concerns about the upcoming smartphone's staying power." InformationWeek 8/11
  • "iPhone 5 mini connector images leak" Digital Spy 8/11
  • "Alleged Photos of Apple's New Dock Connector"  MacRumors 8/10
  • "Next Generation iPhone Battery Only Marginally Higher Capacity" MacRumors 8/10
  • "If this leaked battery component is real, the next iPhone will likely be thinner and capable of LTE" The Next Web 8/10
  • "Rumor: iPhone 5 Has A Bigger Battery" Apple Bitch 8/10
  • "Alleged iPhone 5 battery photos reveal bump in capacity" CNET News 8/10
  • "iOS 6 confirms iPhone 5 display size (Part 2)" Electricpig 8/10
  • "iOS6 Safari currently beats out Windows Phone 8 for HTML5 features" wpcentral 8/10
  • "Report: Apple to Ditch Optical Drives in New iMac, Mac Pro" PC Magazine 8/10
  • "Apple's next innovation: 3D gesture-based computing puts the 'post' in Post-PC" Computerworld 8/10
  • "New 'WiFi Plus Cellular' feature to be introduced in iOS 6" Macworld UK 8/10
  • "iPad Drives Tablet Market Growth, Microsoft Surface vs. Others, USB Hub/Card Reader for iPad, and More" Low End Mac 8/10
  • "iFixit Repair Guides for Retina MacBook Pro, Lenovo's 3 Pound ThinkPad X1 Carbon, and More" Low End Mac 8/10
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Unstoppable Fist For iPhone Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:39 AM
  • "Brain Lab II For iPhone Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:40 AM
  • "Cohabit For iPhone Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:40 AM
  • "From 9to5toys: EA Mobile Up to 80% off iPhone & iPad Games" 9 to 5 Mac 11:07 AM
  • "There are no new item in The US Apple Store, 79 were unchanged, and four were Sold Out." While Supplies Last 7:19 AM
  • "The Incident For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8/11
  • "Mech Guardian For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $1.99)" Apple Sliced 8/11
  • "Altimeter+ For iPhone Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8/11
  • "iPad Closeout & Refurbished & Used Buyer's Guide -Prices From $245 To $779 -Best iPad Prices Reviews & Information" MacReviewZone 8/11
  • "Best Selling Mac Scanners -From $85 To $496 -Prices, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 8/11
  • "Mac Compatible Printers... Prices Range From $80 To $450 -Best Selling -Prices, Deals, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 8/11
  • "There are six new items in The US Apple Store, six were restocked , 75 were unchanged, and 11 were Sold Out." While Supplies Last 8/11
  • "3D Rollercoaster Rush For iPhone Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $2.99)" Apple Sliced 8/10
  • "Jaws Revenge For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8/10
  • "Island Empire(Deluxe) For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $9.99)" Apple Sliced 8/10
  • "MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8/10
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8/10
  • "Apple MacBook Air Buyer's Guide -Prices $680 To $1,599 -Prices, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 8/10
  • "Apple MacBook Pro Buyer's Guide -15 Inch Models -Prices From $1,050 to $3,049... Other Extras -Best Prices, Reviews & Information" MacReviewZone 8/10
  • "Apple MacBook Pro Buyer's Guide -13 Inch Models -Prices $740 To $1,499 -Best Prices, Reviews & Information" MacReviewZone 8/10

  • "Smarter Stand Review: Add New Angles to iPad Smart Cover" GottaBeMobile 11:23 AM
  • "Ears-on with Beats Solo and Harman Kardon CL headphones" iPodNN 7:05 AM
  • "The Week in iPad Cases: Dream avatar" Macworld 8/11
  • "MacBook Pro Case Review: WaterField Designs SleeveCase for Mac Laptops Review" Mobile Tech Review 8/11
  • "Logitech Mini Boombox Bluetooth Speaker: Powerful Sound in a Futuristic Suit [Review] Cult of Android 8/11
  • "13-Inch Macbook Air and 13-Inch Macbook Pro Review" Mac|Life 8/10
  • "Mophie Juice Pack Powerstation Duo" PC Magazine 8/10
  • "Review: Pure Contour 100i clock radio speaker" MacNN 8/10
  • "Matrox Dualhead2Go Digital ME review: Expand your desktop real estate with this curiously named product" Macworld UK 8/10
  • "Logitech UE Air Speakers review: An affordable, but high-quality, AirPlay speaker system" Macworld UK 8/10
  • "Sennheiser Amperior headphones review: Sennheiser's new Amperior headphones offer rugged good looks and excellent sound quality." PC Advisor 8/10
  • "Video Review: id America Metropolitan In Ear Headphone" Run Around Tech 8/10
  • "Review: Spigen Karim Rashid Harmony Case for the iPhone 4/4S" Run Around Tech 8/10
  • "G-RAID brings great looks, even greater speed" Dallas Morning News [Paid Membership Required] 8/10
  • "Hex's Fleet Sonic is a laptop backpack for all-purpose use" Macworld 8/10
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "10 iPad apps for the writer" ZDNet 7:09 AM
  • "The 3 best iPad comic book readers" GigaOM 8/11
  • "1Password vs. LastPass vs. mSecure: iPhone password management app shootout!" iMore 8/10
  • "Things 2.0 for iPhone, iPad, and Mac is Here (and it's Awesome)" iSource 8/10
  • "I Trusted a Total Stranger to Buy My Groceries — New Apps Do the Shopping for You" AllThingsD 8/10
  • "Best New Feature In iOS 6 Will Make You Rock And Spend More Money" App Advice 8/10
  • "Help Wanted: Moonlighters for Mobile Apps" [Paid Membership Required] 8/10
  • "Time FX for iPad and iPhone review: Autodesk offer a sculptural fluid dynamic alarm clock for the iPad and iPhone" Macworld UK 8/10
  • "What time is it on Mars? There's a Mac app for that" TUAW 8/10
  • "Appidemic: Edna & Harvey: The Breakout for iPad" AppleTell 8/10
  • "Kung Pow Granny Isn't Your Average Granny" App Advice 8/10
  • "SpellTower Review: Challenging puzzles make this a great iOS word game" Macworld 8/10
  • "'Party Wave' Review - A Troubled Title from a Gaming Legend" Touch Arcade 8/10
  • "Rounds: Franklin Frog Teaches Biology Basics to the Preschool Set — iPad App Review" PadGadget 8/10
  • "Find Your Mix of Logic and Luck in Megacity HD – iPad App Review" PadGadget 8/10
  • "Mus + Lang L1 Review/Music and Language: two classic disciplines collide to educate and inform in a pleasurable process." 148Apps 8/10
  • "Organ Trail: Director's Cut Review/Organ Trail: Director's Cut might just look like an Apple 2 classic with a 'fresh' coat of Zombie Paint, but it does more than simply re-skin a classic gaming gem." 148Apps 8/10
  • "MazzyBoyHD Review: Navigate the stickman through a variety of complex 3D labyrinths, but be warned that the controls may disrupt the gameplay." 148Apps 8/10
  • "Gasketball Review: Gasketball is like basketball, but with portals and buzzsaws. Also, it's playable over the internet, which is difficult to do with a real basketball." 148Apps 8/10
  • "Happy Street Review: Hip and happy? What more could you want?" 148Apps 8/10
  • "How To: Sync OS X 10.8 Notes with your Android device" Android Central 3:00 PM
  • "Pelican Guide - Moving From WordPress and Initial Setup" Macdrifter 2:30 PM
  • "A Beginner's Guide to Podcasting on The Mac" Mactuts+ 8/11
  • "Got an old iPod? Seven ways to offload your used electronics for cash: No more wire hangers buyers from craigslist or eBay, ever!" Ars Technica 6:53 PM
  • "Multiple Apple IDs and iOS devices in a Family" iLounge 8/10
  • "Stream Airplay Audio From An iOS Device To Android Using HIFI" AddictiveTips 8/10
  • "Cassandra Monday Review: Patent Wars -More Interesting Revelations" eXtensions 9:27 PM
  • "Cassandra -Monday Review: It will soon be Friday" eXtensions 7:57 PM
  • "What does Apple REALLY want from Samsung?" BetaNews 7:16 PM
  • "How Will Amazon, Barnes & Noble Survive the iPad Mini?" Slashdot 1:40 PM
  • "Apple co-founder's comments on the cloud are out of touch" ITworld 1:30 PM
  • "Function over form: Why Microsoft peripherals still trump Apple's" Tech Trends 11:29 AM
  • "Report claims Google Nexus 7, Microsoft Surface will destroy the iPad"  Australian Macworld 7:37 AM
  • "Apple v Samsung: Steve Jobs Warned Samsung in 2010" Tapscape 12:11 PM
  • "What Will Apple Call The iPad With 7.x-Inch Display?" Redmond Pie 7:13 AM
  • "Watch the unseen 1983 Apple Macintosh ad here" Crave @ CNET 7:17 AM
  • "Apple's original software construction kit: HyperCard turns twenty-five years old today" TUAW 8/11
  • "Proof that Samsung is a Huge Apple Fanboy" Cult of Mac 8/11
  • "The Macalope Weekly: Pointless exercises" Macworld 8/11
  • "Apple offered to license its patents to Samsung for $30 per smartphone and $40 per tablet" Edible Apple 8/11
  • "Apple v Samsung: Cupertino Demanded $30 Per Smartphone, $40 Tablet" Tapscape 8/11
  • "Why iPad Mini Is A Good Move By Apple" TabletCrunch 8/11
  • "Rumor: Detailed Pictures Of New iPhone 5 Dock Connector Appear" AppleBitch 8/11
  • "Upcoming iMac and Mac Pro could come without optical drives" Tech 2 8/11
  • "Rumor: 13 Inch Retina Display MacBook Pro Coming Soon" Apple Bitch 8/11
  • "Lost Ancient Apple Ad Explains A Lot, Actually" BuzzFeed 8/11
  • "Apple v. Samsung Closes Week Two, the Patent Expert Parade" Wired 8/10
  • "China: Linsanity Sweeps the Nation while Apple Faces Yet Another Lawsuit" Minyanville 8/10
  • "Wi-Fi Plus Cellular: Is iOS 6 Feature Consumer Friendly?" BYTE 8/10
  • "Apple in the courtroom: 25 years of defending the crown jewels/After adapting concepts from Xerox PARC to create the Lisa and Macintosh computers, Apple has spent decades trying to protect its user interface software and hardware designs via litigation." CNET News 8/10
  • "Apple's fanboys have all grown up: A YouGov study shows that Apple's fanboys have aged. The 35-plus sector is a bigger supporter of the brand than the 18- to 34-year-old. Now do you see why Apple did the boy Genius ads?" CNET News 8/10
  • "A Closer Look at Apple's Next-Generation 'Unibody' iPhone Design" MacRumors 8/10
  • "iPhone 5: bigger screen and 4G LTE on tap amid continuing Android controversy" Beatweek 8/10
  • "Why You Shouldn't Bite on the $50 Apple iPhone 4S Discount" TheStreet 8/10
  • "Is the iPad Hurting Children's Brain Development?" PadGadget 8/10
  • "Samsung-RIM Deal Could Kill Apple (or Samsung)" CIO 8/10
  • "Apple's Mobile Commerce Future: AuthenTec Just The Start/Look at Apple's proposed buy of fingerprint sensor expert Authentec alongside iOS 6 plans, App Store growth, and Android legal battles, and you'll see a long term competitive strategy." InformationWeek 8/10
  • "Google's New Voice-Powered Search For iOS Makes Siri Look Like She's Going Nowhere" Forbes 8/10
  • "Will Apple Adopt Touché Technology?" MacNews 8/10
  • "Samsung's Attorney Caught Without License to Practice v. Apple" The Mac Observer 8/10
  • "Apple lifts curtain on iPod touch sales figures for the first time" Ars Technica 8/10
  • "As The Trial Rages On, Court Filing Sheds New Light On Apple And Samsung Device Sales" TechCrunch 8/10
  • "Copying Apple or as Samsung Calls it Benchmarking Your Peers" Tech.pinions 8/10
  • "iPhone 5 rumor rollup for the week ending Aug. 10" Network World 8/10
  • "Why a Two-Tone Unibody iPhone Makes Perfect Sense" Gizmodo 8/10
  • "Why The Next iPhone Has A Two-Toned Metal Backplate" Cult of Mac 8/10
  • "For Apple-branded TV, the price must be right" TG Daily 8/10
  • "Why would Apple make a 7-inch iPad? The kids"  ZDNet 8/10
  • "Apple sold more smartphones in two quarters than Samsung sold in two years in the U.S." BGR 8/10
  • "The Fallout of Apple vs. Samsung: All The Apple Secrets You Already Knew" PixoBebo 8/10
  • "Apple's New iMac And MacPro: The Clues To The Future Are In The Past (what's new, what's missing)" Mac 360 8/10
  • "Revealed: The secrets of the next iMac" Electricpig 8/10
  • "iPhone Secrets Revealed: Apple Made $590 Per Handset" Tapscape 8/10
  • "iPhone 5 Pictures: Beautiful or Meh?" Tapscape 8/10
  • "Review: Android's 'Google Now' can teach Siri a few tricks/Battle of the interactive assistants." Ars Technica 6:24 PM
  • "Summer Fun: The HR-Less Performance Review" Monday Note 6:23 PM
  • "Mobile second: Gaming startup blends old-school approach with a nod to iOS" GigaOM 3:03 PM
  • "PSA: The Wii U GamePad is NOT a tablet controller" Destructoid 3:00 PM
  • "Silicon Valley tech boom is inflating rents... by a lot" GigaOM 11:24 AM
  • "Samsung is moments away from a true iPad alternative" SlashGear 8/11
  • "Cloudy with a chance of data loss" I, Cringely 8/11
  • "To fight Apple-flight, Microsoft must hang tough on Surface: I don't see anything on the Windows 8 horizon aside from Surface that would rival Apple. So Microsoft needs to stick to its guns and execute on Surface." CNET News 8/11
  • "An alternate view of the patent landscape [Ted Talk Video] 9 to 5 Mac 8/11
  • "Malaria is no excuse for patent trolling, Mr. Myhrvold" GigaOM 8/11
  • "Google Nexus 7 is (almost) the only device I need" ["I've also found that -- unlike the iPad -- it's just small enough to slip into the pocket of a pair of baggy pants and always have at arm's length."] CNET News 8/10
  • "The Back Page: Microsoft Trainwreck Edging Towards 'Modern UI' to Replace 'Metro" The Mac Observer 8/10
  • "New Site Grades Those Pesky 'Terms of Service' Agreements You Never Read" Time 8/10
  • "Motorola's mystery phone is a big letdown" CNET 8/10
  • "Samsung, Amazon may be testing limits of phones, tablets" MarketWatch 8/10
  • "The week in tech: 5 must-know things" USA Today 8/10
  • "Blizzard hacked: What you should do" VentureBeat [Free Registration Required] 8/10
  • "Blizzard Hack: A Security Guide For Users" PCWorld 8/10
  • "Is Your Computer Infected With Gauss Malware?" PC Magazine 8/10
  • "Mind the gaps: 3 missing pieces in cloud computing" InfoWorld 8/10
  • "Meet the free alternatives to Photoshop, Acrobat and AutoCAD" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 8/10
  • "BYOD Improves Productivity, but Security Still a Concern: Trend Micro" eWeek 8/10
  • "No medals at Olympics for 3-D TV, Ultra HDTV" EE Times 8/10
  • "Best Google Nexus 7 Apps: 16 Free Downloads for Your Android Tablet" PCWorld 8/10
  • "It's Nice to See Google Focused On Search Again" Techland 8/10
  • "Back-To-School: How To Become A Google Intern" TechCrunch 8/10
  • "The 6 companies Google has bought in 2012 (so far): Google has been bolstering its technology by buying out other companies; here are six the search giant has bought this year" Network World 8/10
  • "10 tips & tricks for Google Calendar and Gmail" CIO 8/10
  • "Gaming industry suffers tough July as hardware, software slumps" CNET News 8/10
  • "It's a Bull Market for Tech Patents" [Video Report] CNBC 8/10
  • "Yahoo! May Become 'Google Junior'" TheStreet 8/10
  • "Mobile Growth Explosion Expected to Continue (infographic)" View From Above 8/10
  • "Okay Samsung, let's see if I understand this" The Loop 8/11
  • "If Fonts Had Voices They Would Sound Like This" Gizmodo 8/10
  • "Here Are The 10 Funniest Mac Guy Memes You'll See All Week [Gallery] Cult of Mac 8/10
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "SPOT Connect helps your iPhone rescue you via satellite" TUAW 8/11
  • "This Week's Must-Have iOS Games: Ghostbusters, Tiny War XD, Pitfall! & More [Roundup] Cult of Mac 8/11
  • "Safe & Sound case looks to pump up the volume of your iPad" iMore 8/11
  • "Don't Buy This iPhone Tethering App Before It Gets Pulled From The App Store" Cult of Mac 8/11
  • "Minecraft Pocket Edition Gets New Angry Mobs, Bow and Arrow" iClarified 8/10
  • "Tiltpod Mobile adds an iPhone tripod to your keychain: This clever-looking $15 gizmo lets you set up your iPhone for rock-steady, hands-free photography." CNET Reviews 8/10
  • "The TiltPod, The Handiest iPhone Keychain Tripod Yet" Cult of Mac 8/10
  • "iPad 3 Internals Wallpapers" iFixit 8/10
  • "10 Best iPhone and iPad apps this week" The Guardian 8/10
  • "WordPress releases major app refresh for iPhone, iPad" CNET News 8/10
  • "'Sona' for iPad provides a touchscreen take on the classic 'Simon' game" The Verge 8/10
  • "Mixel iPad app removed from App Store, network closing in September" The Verge 8/10
  • "Bluetooth 2 SIM Carrier for iPhone / iPod / iPad (Silver)" USBfever 8/10
  • "Stress Prevention with Reflexology price cut available August 11 and 12" prMac 8/10
  • "Speak and Learn Korean special price cut August 11 and 12" prMac 8/10
  • "Bible Hangman Quest special price cut August 11 and 12" prMac 8/10
  • "Devil War Free for iOS - MMO with Battles, Parties, Raids and Quests" prMac 8/10
  • "Space Wars HD and Space Wars HD for iPad on the AppStore: Crash 'Em All" prMac 8/10
  • "Rate Your Facebook Friends for iPhone available now" prMac 8/10
  • "Dorada Software Updates Popular iOS Podcasting Application" prMac 8/10
  • "Point Four 1.0 for iPad - Puzzle/Strategy Game Played on a Chessboard" prMac 8/10
  • "Turn your iPad into a Golf Computer with GolfSites Recap" prMac 8/10
  • "Run as Terrance and Collect Burgers in DreamCat for iOS" prMac 8/10
  • "porTable by Olearis: Physical Simulation of Tabletop Games" prMac 8/10
  • "New OneNote Companion iPad App Released to Improve Office on iPad" prMac 8/10
  • "Combat Evil UFOs on New iOS Game Striker : Protect Our Planet" prMac 8/10
  • "Bug Frenzy - Flower Defense 1.0 for iOS: Help Defend Plant Against Pests" prMac 8/10
Computer Industry
  • "Lenovo Reportedly prepping Intel and ARM versions of IdeaPad Yoga transforming tablet" Engadget 7:04 AM
  • "The HP Way has lost its way" iTWire 7:22 AM
  • "HP Envy Spectre XT (nb-13-2006tu) Ultrabook/HP Envy Spectre XT review: a good looking Ultrabook that would kill if it had a better screen and a quieter cooling fan" PCWorld Australia 7:22 AM
  • "IBM claims spintronics memory breakthrough: In a paper to be published in the scientific journal Nature this week, IBM researchers claim to have had a huge breakthrough in spintronics, a technology that could significantly boost capacity and lower power use over today's memory and storage devices." Computerworld New Zealand 3:27 PM
  • "IBM sets sights on RIM: There are rumours that IBM might be interested in acquiring the Canadian manufacturer's enterprise division" ITP Technology 7:34 AM
  • "IBM hints at RIM enterprise business bid" 7:33 AM
  • "IBM Introduced Its First Personal Computer" 7:52 PM
  • "High-Tech companies like Intel logs into advertising services too" The Economic Times 7:53 PM
  • "Switched On: Surface damage" Engadget 7:50 PM
  • "eBay seller claims to be auctioning a Microsoft Xbox Durango development kit" The Verge 7:47 PM
  • "Microsoft keeps pushing for a third German injunction against Google's Motorola Mobility" Foss Patents 9:42 AM
  • "Electronic Arts Sees New Windows As Central Mobile Game Platform" Bloomberg 7:37 AM
  • "Crackle brings its movie-streaming party to Windows Phone" Engadget 7:52 AM
  • "Microsoft reveals Metro replacement name" CRN 7:54 PM
  • "Google v Oracle: judge's order creates ethical dilemma for tech bloggers/Court tells companies to reveal names of journalists and bloggers they might have a financial relationship with" The Guardian 7:55 PM
  • "PC price cuts expected in Europe amid shipments slump: Declining PC shipments in Western Europe during the second quarter of 2012 could result in significant price cuts later this year" New Zealand Reseller News 7:48 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Potential Apple Stock Split Could Be Among Largest Ever" WSJ Blogs 8/10
  • "Everything you need to know about trading Apple right now" MarketWatch 8/10
  • "Even if Apple Hits $1 Trillion by 2016, Oracle and Adobe More Undervalued" The Motley Fool 8/10
Industry News
  • "Yahoo shares fall; RIM rises on speculation: Latest chatter has IBM interested in parts of BlackBerry maker" MarketWatch 8/10
  • "U.S. stocks stretch weekly gains to five: Yahoo's Mayer sends a strange signal" MarketWatch 8/10
  • "S&P 500 Caps Longest Rally Since 2010 On Stimulus Bets" Bloomberg 8/10
  • "Wall Street Pressured by China Trade Data" FOXBusiness 8/10
  • "Stocks Higher for Week, S&P Logs 6-Day Rally" CNBC 8/10
  • "Wall St slips on China data, S&P still up for week" Reuters 8/10
  • "Chinese economic downturn weighs on markets despite hopes of more stimulus" Associated Press [Free Registration Required] 8/10
  • "Stocks Rise on Speculation of Fed Support" TheStreet 8/10
  • "Stocks: U.S. stocks finished a week of gains with a Friday of little change, following disappointing economic data from China and the U.S. heightened fears about a global slowdown." CNNMoney 8/10
  • "U.S. Stocks Rally at Close" [Paid Membership Required] 8/10
  • "Stocks face pressure from China" CNNMoney 8/10
  • "U.K. stocks index falls on China growth concerns: Miners weigh after China's trade surplus shrinks" MarketWatch 8/10
  • "Asian Markets Decline on Chinese Data" [Paid Membership Required] 8/10
  • "Asia Markets: Asian stocks retreat as China data, earnings weigh/Regional benchmarks end week higher, led by 5.3% rise for Kospi" MarketWatch 8/10
  • "Streak Ends for European Stocks" [Paid Membership Required] 8/10
  • "Europe Markets: China data take toll on European stocks" MarketWatch 8/10
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 8/10
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares up at the close of trading" Associated Press 8/10
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 8/10

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