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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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  • "Apple rests its case after claiming it lost 2 million iPhone and iPad sales due to Samsung" The Verge 6:33 PM
  • "Apple rests patent case as judge tosses three Samsung phones from trial: Samsung wins one (small victory), but there's hard work left to do." Ars Technica 7:46 PM
  • "Samsung's First Witnesses Push 'Prior Art,' After Minor Victory: Now that Apple has rested its case, Samsung has begun calling its own witnesses–starting by trying to prove that Apple did not invent the technologies that Samsung is accused of copying." WSJ Blogs 10:41 PM
  • "The ABCs of Apple v. Samsung: This weeks marks a full five days of hearings in the patent dispute between the two tech titans. Here's some bite-sized info to help understand what's happening."  CNET News 8:55 AM
  • "Apple expert shines light on Samsung sales in U.S. Apple Inc is claiming that more than a quarter of Samsung Electronics' $30.4 billion in U.S. smartphone and tablet sales result from copying of the iPhone and iPad or infringe on other patents, a damages expert for the U.S. company said on Monday."  Reuters 4:03 PM
  • "Apple Says It Complained About Samsung Copying in 2010, Wants $2.5 Billion in Damages (Live Blog)" Forbes 12:51 PM
  • "Key Samsung designer barred from testifying in Apple case: Hyong Shin Park has said that Samsung phones were inspired by a 'bowl of water' and not the iPhone. Apple argues that Park's testimony isn't relevant."  CNET News 8:56 AM
  • "Apple wins exclusion of president of Samsung Telecommunications America as witness" Foss Patents 9:19 AM
  • "Apple appeals Judge Koh's orders to make certain business information public" Foss Patents 11:03 AM
  • "Apple 'offered Samsung $30-per-mobe' patent licence truce: Apple offered Samsung a patent licensing deal at $30 per smartphone after warning the South Koreans they were infringing its fruity designs, a court heard." The Register 8:53 AM
  • "Steve Jobs offered Samsung Apple's crown jewels for $250M: Willing to license iPhone and iPad patents for $30/phone, $40/tablet. Samsung declined." Fortune 8:58 AM
  • "How Apple tallied its $2.5 billion against Samsung: Apple wants Samsung to pay $2.5 billion or more in damages for what it says was copying the look and feel of its smartphones and tablets. Here's where that number came from." CNET News 2:55 PM
  • "Latest Front in the Apple vs. Samsung Battle: Jury Instructions" AllThingsD 11:27 AM
  • "Three Samsung handsets removed from list of accused devices at patent trial" AppleInsider 5:46 PM
  • "Samsung's best defense: Everybody copies, even Apple" Fortune 8:59 AM
  • "Apple has licensed design patents to Microsoft: executive/Apple Inc licensed its prized design patents to Microsoft Corp but with an 'anti-cloning agreement' to prevent copying of its iPhone and iPad, an Apple executive said on Monday."  Reuters 11:56 AM
  • "Apple Says Surface Similarities Are Legitimately Licensed To Microsoft, 'Anti-Cloning' Agreement Is In Place" Redmond Pie 3:27 PM
  • "Copying and misconduct at heart of Apple's and Samsung's disagreement on jury instructions" Foss Patents 9:19 AM
  • "What Are Apple's Plans for TV? Judging from Apple's recent moves, I predict the company will polish its set-top box rather than release an Apple-branded television set."  PC Magazine 9:02 AM
  • "The iPhone Has Passed a Key Security Threshold: Does society really want extremely private mobile devices if they make life easier for criminals? Apple's newly toughened standards sharpen the focus on that question."  Technology Review 9:01 AM
  • "Apple suppliers' banner July suggests iPhone 5, iPad mini launches imminent" Computerworld 8:57 AM
  • "Lone config file in Mac OS X signals death of the DVD" The Register 8:53 AM
  • "How To Fix Missing Plug-In Errors [MacRx] Cult of Mac 9:11 AM
  • "iOS 6 vs Mountain Lion: what's the difference? Comparing the new features in Apple's latest OSes" PC Advisor 11:45 AM
  • "Autodesk Mudbox 2013 review: Sculpt and paint models in 3D space the easy way" Macworld UK 9:11 AM
  • "Mellel 3.0 review: An affordable wordprocessor for academic or technical documents" Macworld UK 9:11 AM
  • "How to Wipe a Mac Remotely with iCloud (and Get the Data Back)" The Mac Observer 11:50 AM
  • "11 Things You Didn't Know About Mountain Lion" Mactuts+ 9:18 AM
  • "Open Documents With A Different App From Within Quick Look in Mountain Lion [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 9:10 AM
  • "Options for changing folders in the OS X Terminal" CNET Reviews 12:51 PM
  • "Import Audiobooks from CD into iTunes Article" iLounge 4:09 PM
  • "Show a 'Now Playing' Song Notification from iTunes in OS X Notification Center" OS X Daily 4:09 PM
  • "Keyboard shortcut to save directly in iCloud" Mac OS X Hints 10:08 AM
  • "AppleScript fun: Previewing HTML from TextWrangler" MacFixIt 12:29 PM
  • "How to add missing album art to iTunes: Ripping your own CDs to iTunes doesn't always land the right album art. Here's how you can easily add any image to serve as album art." CNET News 11:39 AM
  • "How To Create A Professional Business Logo With Point And Click Ease Of Use" NoodleMac 8:37 AM
  • "Try The Little Mac Tool That Manages All Your Mac's Disk Drives Right From The Menubar" Mac 360 8:37 AM
  • "How To Scan Your Mac For Malware, Delete Tracking Cookies, Flush Cache Files, And Spend Lots Of Money" BohemianBoomer 8:37 AM
  • "How Do You Drag And Drop When The Mac App Is Full Screen? There's An App For That" Mac 360 8:38 AM
  • "RSS Is Gone From Safari 6. Why? Apple Thinks Safari Reader Is Better. Here's How To Customize It" McSolo 8:38 AM
  • "The Only Way To Find All The Details About Every Mac Ever Made (iPhone, iPad, too)" TeraTalks 8:37 AM
  • "Mountain Lion discussion includes notes on user interface changes and issues; dictation; compatibility issues; disk encryption; reliability and performance issues; and more." MacInTouch 12:33 PM
  • "Apple, Amazon Security Fails: Time For Change/What will it take for cloud service providers to overhaul their customer identification mechanisms and finally get serious about social engineering attack vectors?" InformationWeek 10:36 AM
  • "It Just Works, NOT! Apple Fail." Forbes 9:43 AM
  • "Serial killing Apple plans optical drive murder in future iMacs" Computerworld 9:34 AM
  • "Woz says the cloud sucks — but does it really?" ZDNet 8:41 AM
Press Releases
  • "Boom Makes Your Mac Speakers Go Up To 11" TechCrunch 7:23 PM
  • "Tweetbot for Mac Alpha 5 brings drafts, keyword muting, Storify and Gifs, final version for Lion" The Next Web 12:29 PM
  • "Skip Tunes for Mac gets an update, now includes audio scrubbing and Retina support" The Next Web 11:05 AM
  • "Skip Tunes 2.0 Arrives With New Features To Help Play Music From Your Mac's Menu Bar" Cult of Mac 6:18 PM
  • "SmartReporter 3.0.4 clears up Mountain Lion issues" FairerPlatform 9:39 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Delaware Store in Temp Space, Expansion Underway" ifoAppleStore 7:45 PM
  • "AT&T planning for iPhone launch in late September, clearing schedules through October"  BGR 11:09 AM
  • "AT&T Reportedly Planning for iPhone Launch in Late September" MacRumors 11:09 AM
  • "iPhone 5 pre-orders planned for September 12, second release wave for first week of October" iMore 3:49 PM
  • "Apple study: Android buyers wanted to stand by their carrier" CNET News 2:45 PM
  • "Apple's Biggest Fans are Older Consumers: May explain reasoning behind heavily-criticized 'Genius' TV ads, says brand measurement firm." PCWorld 9:00 AM
  • "More iPhone Price Cuts Ahead of New Model's Launch" AllThingsD 8:47 AM
  • "iPhone sales seemingly slowing more than expected – more prices slashed as iPhone 5 nears" BGR 8:48 AM
  • "Target, Best Buy latest iPhone price cutters: The retailers are now selling Apple's latest handsets at significantly discounted rates after Sprint dropped its prices last week." CNET News 8:56 AM
  • "Apple Dips Into Discounting" TheStreet 8:49 AM
  • "Twitter hires staff of, developer of iOS testing tools" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 12:30 PM
  • "Paul Ryan Loves Big Macs and iPhones" TheStreet 1:27 PM
  • "Meet The Double, A YC-Backed Teleconferencing Robot With An iPad For A Face" TechCrunch 9:58 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Singapore scientists unveil multiscreen, social TV viewing experience" CNET News 12:52 PM
  • "Google Buys Frommer's Travel to Stay a Step Ahead of Siri" ReadWriteWeb 11:39 AM
  • "RadioShack Plan for Carrier Service Leaked" PCWorld 11:10 AM
  • "GameStop Sees Future, Embraces Tablets" PCWorld 11:10 AM
  • "Neo Geo Returns With $200 20th Anniversary Console" PC Magazine 11:09 AM
  • "Swiss scientists develop algorithm to locate source of malware, spam: The algorithm aims to determine the probable source of an online attack by analyzing about ten percent of the network connections" IDG News Service 10:49 AM
  • "High Tech Grandparents: Seniors embrace gadgets" TheStreet 10:39 AM
  • "Red Hat offers up OpenStack preview, supported version planned for '13" ZDNet 11:43 AM
  • "Tiny transmitters that cost a penny to print unveiled: Researchers in Korea have devised a cheap way of transmitting data from objects to mobile phones when swiped." BBC 10:24 AM
  • "Samsung confirms Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet will land on 16 August" V3 11:38 AM
  • "HTC One phones will get Jelly Bean" TG Daily 11:31 AM
  • "HTC Looks to China to Stabilize Faltering Sales" [Paid Membership Required] 9:40 AM
  • "Not All Yahoos Headed Out Door: Mayer Makes Filo a Direct Report and Bell Permanent GC" AllThingsD 9:40 AM
  • "Barnes & Noble Slashes Nook Prices: Bookseller cuts cost of flagship tablet/e-reader device to $199, to better compete with Amazon Kindle Fire." InformationWeek 10:13 AM
  • "Motorola to battle iPhone with military-style skunkworks lab" CNNMoney 11:51 AM
  • "Google to cut 4,000 Motorola Mobility jobs, take $275 million charge" Reuters 10:09 AM
  • "Motorola cuts mean 750 fewer jobs at new Chicago headquarters" Chicago Sun-Times 10:34 AM
  • "Ask an Expert: All About iPhone and Mac Repair" Lifehacker 2:29 PM
  • "How to get faster internet speeds from your internet provider. It's kind of a long story. Plus some quirks we found with Mountain Lion." The MT Show 11:58 AM
  • "Despite earlier announcement, Parallels support for Retina display Macs still a work in progress" The Verge 10:57 PM
  • "New iPhone coming into focus as dock connector, motherboard, and assembly photos emerge" The Verge 10:41 AM
  • "Photos of purported new iPhone motherboard surface on Web" CNET News 8:57 AM
  • "This diagram makes sense of all the leaked iPhone 5 parts" VentureBeat 10:03 AM
  • "How we screwed (almost) the whole Apple community"  Day4 4:09 PM
  • "Apple's new asymmetric screw isn't real, was the work of a Swedish production company" The Next Web 8:45 AM
  • "The iPhone 5 asymmetric screw? Just a viral hoax" iDownload Blog 9:20 AM
  • "Apple's new mini Dock Connector to feature 9-pin, orientation independent design - sources" AppleInsider 9:43 AM
  • "iMac and Mac Pro could ditch disc drives, OS code hints" Crave @ CNET 9:02 AM
  • "13in MacBook Pro with Retina display to have 8GB RAM: A new 13in MacBook Pro may be set to launch soon with a Retina display, 8GB RAM, and a 2.9 GHz Core i7-3520M, if a new entry in the Geekbench results database is to be believed." Macworld UK 9:05 AM
  • "Apple's new iPhone and iOS 6 will wake you up to your favorite song" AppleInsider 11:26 AM
  • "Apple, Samsung Dominate MEMS Market" WirelessWeek 11:02 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Tank 90 For iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $1.99)" Apple Sliced 8:32 AM
  • "Ichi For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:32 AM
  • "Call of Mini: Sniper For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:32 AM
  • "Check Out Kayak Pro For iOS, Apple's Free App Of The Week [Deals] Cult of Mac 7:08 PM
  • "MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:32 AM
  • "Special Offer On Speedy At TheMacBundles" TheMacBundles 8:34 AM

  • "Airport Express Review" Mac|Life 10:39 AM
  • "Back To School: The Best Ultrathin Notebook" TechCrunch 3:57 PM
  • "The Hand Glider is a perfect no-frills solution for palm rejection on the iPad" Macworld 9:13 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "AppFlow Offers A Beautiful New Take On Mobile App Discovery" TechCrunch 9:58 AM
  • "Todo for iPad and iPhone review: Flexible, powerful, solid mid-range task manager" Macworld UK 9:11 AM
  • "How's Your Week Looking? Find Out With Today Calendar" App Advice 3:31 PM
  • "Reminders for iPad and iPhone review: You've already got it" Macworld UK 9:11 AM
  • "OmniFocus for iPad and iPhone review: First it will do your head in but then it will own your soul" Macworld UK 9:11 AM
  • "BlackBerry Music Gateway for iPhone and iPad review" iMore 11:04 AM
  • "10 Best Back-to-School Apps" TheStreet 9:40 AM
  • "Cardiio - Touchless Camera Pulse Sensor" Best App Site 8:40 AM
  • "iOS Gems: Mask Jumble Animals, Pitfall!, Pooh's Birthday Surprise + Rounds: Franklin Frog" iLounge 12:51 PM
  • "Restaurant Empire 2 review: Two helpings of culinary adventures" Macworld UK 9:11 AM
  • "AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! (Force = Mass x Acceleration) for iPad and iPhone review" Macworld UK 11:44 AM
  • "Great Big War Game Review" Mac|Life 12:30 PM
  • "How Far Can You Throw a Paper Airplane? Find Out With Flight! – iPad Game Review" PadGadget 9:14 AM
  • "'Pocket Army' Review - One, Two, Three, Four, I Declare a Grinding War" Touch Arcade 4:09 PM
  • "'Michael Jackson: The Experience' Review - Not So Smooth (Criminal)" Touch Arcade 11:27 AM
  • "Wannabat Plus Review: Wannabat is a ringer of a one-on-one baseball game that should please fan and non-fan alike." 148Apps 3:31 PM
  • "Trainz Driver Review: A great simulator that has trouble meeting the high visual bar set by other iOS games." 148Apps 2:27 PM
  • "San Juan Review: The card game variant of big box board game Puerto Rico outshines its big brother in many respects." 148Apps 1:50 PM
  • "PITFALL! Review: Activision polishes up Pitfall Harry for a Temple Run-like endless adventure, but the push to pay may be greater than the incentive to play." 148Apps 11:27 AM
  • "Devil War Review: This MMO-flavored free to play dueling game has its moments, though players will need to stay net-connected." 148Apps 10:09 AM
  • "Monster Trouble Anniversary Edition HD Review" 148Apps 9:16 AM
  • "Gravity 2.0 Review: Creating a planetary system and preparing it for war is an intriguing experience." 148Apps 12:29 PM
  • "Cowbeam Review: Cowbeam might be light on the action, but its focus on cow-seeking can still whittle away at the clock." 148Apps 9:16 AM
  • "PadGadget How -To Guide: How To Use Photo Stream" PadGadget 9:14 AM
  • "Fix Your iPad's RSS Reader When Using Google's 2-Step Authentication" The Mac Observer 1:47 PM
  • "How do I delete my iPad emails? A reader has more than 700 emails in the iPad trash folder. Here's how to delete them for good." Telegraph 9:13 AM
  • "Apple 'rubber-banding,' 'pinch-to-zoom' patents challenged by Samsung witnesses" AppleInsider 10:46 PM
  • "Samsung calls Apple patents into question with LaunchTile and DiamondTouch table" The Verge 11:52 PM
  • "Apple Retail Stores Seeing Significant Layoffs of Recent Hires?" MacRumors 5:46 PM
  • "Rumor: Apple axing recently-hired retail store staff" AppleInsider 5:46 PM
  • "Apple R&D Beating The Young And The Mighty" Seeking Alpha 7:09 PM
  • "School Technology Policies Are More Important Than Ever In The iPad-Enabled Classroom" Cult of Mac 6:17 PM
  • "Is Apple's Mobile RSS Reader Down for the Count?" AllThingsD 4:29 PM
  • "Gene Munster's Apple TV Predictions And Data Are Seriously Flawed" Seeking Alpha 4:29 PM
  • "10 Years Ago: The Last Power Mac to Boot OS 9" Low End Mac 1:52 PM
  • "DOJ: iPhones 'too secure'; A key moment for the enterprise?" ZDNet 12:48 PM
  • "How to spread an Apple rumor" GigaOM 12:30 PM
  • "Apple v. Samsung draws line between copying and patent infringement" AppleInsider 5:30 PM
  • "Apple Talks Licensing Fees, 'Shock' Over Samsung Devices" PC Magazine 4:29 PM
  • "Apple Patent Cross-Licensing Has Limits with Microsoft & Samsung" The Mac Observer 3:51 PM
  • "Apple Wanted To Charge Samsung How Much?" Forbes 11:44 AM
  • "Apple licensed design patents to Microsoft in 'anti-cloning agreement': Apple says Samsung turned down a similar licensing deal." Ars Technica 1:50 PM
  • "Samsung in Apple patent talks: Rock vs. hard place/Now we know that Apple came to Samsung to offer it a deal to license its patents, but it's not that simple." CNET News 11:42 AM
  • "The One Feature I Still Want From My Smart Phone" Tech.pinions 11:08 AM
  • "Is The iPad Mini Just A Fanboy Fantasy?" App Advice 11:04 AM
  • "Could More iPhone Models Beat Back Samsung, Android? Apple releases one iPhone a year, creating a downtime that Samsung most recently used to the Galaxy S III's advantage. Is it time for Apple to reconsider its strategy?" eWeek 10:45 AM
  • "If You Can't Wait For Microsoft Office To Come To The iPad, Try This Instead" Business Insider 10:08 AM
  • "Is The iPad Better Than A Cell Phone For Global Roaming?" Forbes 9:50 AM
  • "The Macalope Daily: Tools of the trade" Macworld [Insider Content] 9:41 AM
  • "How many smartphones did Samsung ship in Q2?" asymco 9:21 AM
  • "Beware the allure of Apple's Retina displays: Apple's Retina displays are a knockout, but they can make just about every other display look ugly." CNET News 9:15 AM
  • "Whatever You Do, Don't Give In To Those Discounted iPhones" Business Insider 12:30 PM
  • "Current iPhones Discounted as New Version Rumored for Next Month" Techland 11:44 AM
  • "Big iPhone Price Drops Abound" Apple Bitch 10:03 AM
  • "More iPhone 4S Discounts as iPhone 5 Launch Nears" Tapscape 10:03 AM
  • "iPhones Are On Sale Everywhere, But It's A Horrible Time To Buy" TechCrunch 10:02 AM
  • "Time Is Perfect To Buy An iPhone 4S" App Advice 9:13 AM
  • "Adding New Dock Connectors To All iOS Devices This Fall Is A Manufacturing Impossibility" Cult of Mac 9:10 AM
  • "Apple's iOS 6: What We Know/A peek at the latest beta reveals new connectivity features and interface updates in the refresh to Apple's mobile operating system." PCWorld 9:04 AM
  • "Forget the iPhone 5 – the iPad Mini might be a better bet" Entrepreneur [Free Registration Required] 9:00 AM
  • "Can Anyone Win in the PC Market?" ["Apple is the most influential company in technology and has delivered market-smashing returns for those lucky enough to have invested in the company. However, with the impending release of the iPhone 5 and Apple TV on the horizon, the stakes have never been higher for the company."] The Motley Fool 8:51 AM
  • "Could the iOS app be the 21st-century HyperCard stack?" ZDNet 8:44 AM
  • "Will Nokia become collateral damage in Microsoft's battle with Apple?" The Verge 8:44 AM
  • "The Signs That Apple Is Losing The Jobs Touch: What To Look For Next" PixoBebo 8:37 AM
  • "B&N Cuts NOOK Price, 7" Tablet Market Foreshadows iPad Mini Cost" The Mac Observer 8:36 AM
  • "New Court Docs Reveal Apple's Patent Licensing Royalty Demands" The Mac Observer 8:36 AM
  • "iPhone 5 release date on September 12th will also bring iOS 6, iPod touch 5" Beatweek 8:33 AM
  • "Ouya: What We Know (and Don't Know) So Far" Techland 11:36 AM
  • "Technology in the 1990s, as Captured in Obsolete Computer Store Signs" Techland 11:36 AM
  • "Will your cellphone soon replace your wallet?" New York Times 11:19 AM
  • "The OS installation from hell" InfoWorld 10:49 AM
  • "9 popular IT security practices that just don't work" InfoWorld 10:48 AM
  • "The Cloud: It's Not Just a Technology - It's a Catalyst" [Podcast] E-Commerce Times 10:41 AM
  • "Study: Companies remain vulnerable as ever to hackers" Boston Globe [Free Registration Required] 10:30 AM
  • "Google Joins Copyright Police Force: Websites accused of copyright infringement, rightly or wrongly, may soon be harder to find. It is a bad idea, and Google should leave law enforcement to the police." InformationWeek 10:15 AM
  • "Wireless spectrum: What it is, and why you should care" CNET News 10:03 AM
  • "Samsung Prospects Dim Vs. Apple: What Next, Android Designers?" InformationWeek 10:14 AM
  • "Samsung's secret? Ubiquity" Fortune 9:54 AM
  • "Why Yahoo's Marissa Mayer is already off to a good start" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 9:42 AM
  • "What an Apple iCar might look like [Photo] Edible Apple 3:20 PM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "YogiPlay Debuts 'YogiMeter,' An Educator-Based Rating System For Children's Learning Apps" TechCrunch 1:50 PM
  • "Transform Your iPad Into Mac OS X Tablet With OS X Pad HD [Video] Redmond Pie 12:51 PM
  • "The Walking Dead developer discusses multi-platform development" TUAW 11:11 AM
  • "Sensorex PH-1 Turns your iPhone Into a PH Meter" Fish Channel 10:59 AM
  • "iPhone 5 Already in Production, Release Date Nears - Says Report" PRWeb 10:07 AM
  • "Instant Messaging App Announces New Free VoIP Calling Feature for iPhone" PRWeb 10:07 AM
  • "Century of Royal London Brought to Life in New App" PRWeb 10:07 AM
  • "SpringCM Mobile 1.1 for iPad, iPhone Available" Business Wire 10:05 AM
  • "Imo rolls out free voice calling for iOS users, hopes you'll use it to talk about free voice calling" Engadget 10:41 AM
  • "Instant Messaging Service Gets Even More Chatty With New iOS Voice Call Feature" TechCrunch 9:58 AM
  • "Romney or Obama? Predict the Election With Fox News' iPad App" Mashable 9:57 AM
  • "Games for iPhone, iPad: EA going back to school" FairerPlatform 9:39 AM
  • "Tablet Installed Base To Continue To Grow And Grow And..." MacNews 9:17 AM
  • "Say Hello to the Wine App for 'Normal People'" Forbes 8:54 AM
  • "Letter Opener Pro Version 5 released" prMac 8:47 AM
  • "Uncover A Myriad Mysteries of The Plant World with the Botanical Guide" prMac 8:47 AM
  • "The Sword Fighting you've been waiting for: Dark Blade is Now Available" prMac 8:47 AM
  • "CG Cookie, Inc Announces iOS mobile game Eat Sheep for iPad" prMac 8:47 AM
  • "Free Auto Accident App Helps Injured Victims of Michigan Accidents" prMac 8:46 AM
  • "Enhance and Improve Photo Quality With Filter and Lighting Effects" prMac 8:46 AM
  • "QuizCraze Movies - Now Available on the Apple App Store" prMac 8:46 AM
  • "LittleFingers app helps keep children entertained, parents happy" prMac 8:46 AM
Computer Industry
  • "IBM Spintronics Breakthrough Could Lead to New Magnetic-based Semiconductor Transistors" eWeek 10:42 AM
  • "IBM makes big spintronics breakthough" TG Daily 11:31 AM
  • "IBM claims spintronics breakthrough with 'waltzing electrons' observations" ZDNet 11:44 AM
  • "IBM tells electrons to strictly come dancing in spintronics first" The Register 11:33 AM
  • "IBM launches research centre in Kenya" Reuters 9:53 AM
  • "IBM Opens First Lab In Africa To Push Growth On Continent" Bloomberg 9:53 AM
  • "IBM's Newest Research Lab Is in Africa" AllThingsD 9:40 AM
  • "I.B.M. Adds an African Lab to Its Growing Global Research Network" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:53 AM
  • "Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga tablet may surface as Windows RT device" CNET News 10:01 AM
  • "Michael Dell's daughter closes Twitter account after security worries: Teen broadcasting too much sensitive information" Techworld 11:29 AM
  • "Anil Dash: With the Surface Tablet, Fist-Swinging Microsoft Jumps Back Into the Ring" Wired 11:40 AM
  • "Businesses should pressure software vendors to meet new Microsoft encryption requirements" Network World 11:13 AM
  • "Windows Next: Just call it 'Blue'?" ZDNet 11:43 AM
  • "EA, Microsoft talks focus on gaming for new Windows platform" ZDNet 11:45 AM
  • "HP gears down NonStops for midrange, emerging markets" The Register 11:34 AM
  • "HP test pilots fly secret four-socket Xeon E5 blade in public" The Register 11:34 AM
  • "What to expect at Oracle OpenWorld: Big announcements could include a new database, clarity on cloud pricing, and new 'engineered systems'" IDG News Service 10:49 AM
  • "Oracle halts open-source HPC project: The Fortress programming language is being wound down due to severe technical challenges" Computerworld 10:49 AM
  • "Oracle: Is dominance waning without tax, legal crutches?" ZDNet 11:44 AM
  • "Intel, Sina and others launch OpenStack-friendly alliance" The Register 11:35 AM
  • "Intel: Xeon breaks Calxeda's ARM in Apache benchmark" The Register 11:35 AM
  • "Cisco's fourth quarter won't sparkle, but will deliver" Reuters 9:50 AM
  • "The Future of Personal Computing: Cloud-Connected Screens Everywhere" Techland 11:36 AM
  • "GNOME announces a new touch-compatible Linux OS coming next year" PCWorld 11:29 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Understanding Apple: Flash – Stock Split coming?" The Motley Fool 9:08 AM
  • "Google & Apple Higher" [Video Report] CNBC 3:31 PM
Industry News
  • "Google, Groupon rise; chips weigh on techs: Intel and AMD highlight semiconductor stocks retreat" MarketWatch 9:41 AM
  • "U.S. stocks pare losses after pullback: Japan's economic growth slowed sharply in second quarter" MarketWatch 4:10 PM
  • "S&P 500 Snaps Six-Day Winning Streak As Growth Slows" Bloomberg 10:29 AM
  • "Wall Street Slumps on Economic Concerns" FOXBusiness 10:46 AM
  • "S&P Snaps 6-Day Winning Streak; Vix Below 14" CNBC 4:11 PM
  • "Stocks Finish Mixed in Slow Session" TheStreet 4:11 PM
  • "Stocks: Global concerns grip investors/U.S. stocks tumbled Monday as concerns about global growth weighed on the market." CNNMoney 4:11 PM
  • "S&P Snaps Win Streak: Stocks ended mostly lower, with the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index snapping a six-session streak of gains, its longest rally since December 2010." [Paid Membership Required] 4:12 PM
  • "Stocks: Global concerns grip investors" CNNMoney 9:30 AM
  • "U.K. stocks trade lower as resource firms fall: Weakness in miners, GlaxoSmithKline weighs on London benchmark" MarketWatch 9:41 AM
  • "Japan GDP Dents Asia Markets" [Paid Membership Required] 9:40 AM
  • "Asian Stocks Fall as Japan's Economic Growth Misses Estimates" Bloomberg 9:43 AM
  • "Asia Markets: China stocks hit by weak outlook, lead Asia lower" MarketWatch 9:36 AM
  • "Europe Stocks Slip on GDP Fears" [Paid Membership Required] 11:50 AM
  • "European Stocks Fall as Japanese Growth Wanes; Julius Baer Drops" Bloomberg 9:43 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Resources weigh on Europe; Italian banks rise/Late selling ensues on report of legal challenge for ESM" MarketWatch 11:50 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 12:52 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 12:53 PM
  • "Tech's Top 3 Back-to-School Stocks" TheStreet 11:52 AM

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