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MacSurfer's Archive: Tuesday, August 14, 2012
 

 

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Tuesday Highlights: Apple provides statement to Business Insider defending tax arrangement with government of Ireland in midst of probe by the European Commission which believes (21-page PDF) deal between country and Apple broke rules — more in our Apple/Macintosh, and Op/Ed sections; it is official! Apple announces availability of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in China beginning October 17; Apple Gazette explains Shellshock and how you can protect your Mac from it; the new Apple Watch featured at event by Colette's fashion boutique in Paris; Macworld's Michael Simon argues that this signals the new watch from Apple "is about more than technology: it's fashion"; Germany's flagship Computer Bild magazine facing boycott from Apple (no pre-release devices, etc.) over bendgate video, mag posts open letter to Tim Cook in response; G for Games cites China report Apple Watch is going into mass production in January, and Quanta will be the sole supplier, more in Hardware/Software; Apple receives grants to 34 patents today, including an interactive holographic touchscreen display; AnandTech finds the iPhone 6 Plus the best phablet on the market, also reviews the smaller iPhone 6.

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Samsung says it patented iPhone's best features before Apple did: Samsung claims it patented music multitasking, and even pictures in e-mail."  Ars Technica 4:16 PM
  • "Apple v. Samsung: Judge Koh loses cool over legal wrangling/Courtroom pyrotechnics: U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh makes it clear there's been too many low blows in the patent case."  CNET News 4:16 PM
  • "Samsung Accuses Apple of Infringement" ["Samsung lawyers called Woodward Yang, a professor at Harvard University, to make a case that Apple's mobile devices infringed a series of patents covering email, photo albums and playing music on mobile devices. Among them, Mr. Yang discussed videos that showed how music plays in the background of the iPhone, how photos can be placed into an email and how photographs can easily be scrolled through on the devices."] WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:10 PM
  • "Samsung wheels out evidence to invalidate an Apple patent"  Fortune 7:32 AM
  • "Analysis: Samsung Designer Denies Referencing Apple, Apple Shows Otherwise" The Mac Observer 7:44 PM
  • "Samsung keeps prior art parade marching against Apple: Samsung keeps bringing up old technology to knock off four Apple design patents pointed in its direction." CNET News 9:33 PM
  • "Apple v. Samsung timeline: The guide to what's happening" ZDNet 4:16 PM
  • "Live blog: Apple-Samsung patent trial, 8:30 a.m. Tuesday" Silicon Valley 10:25 AM
  • "Fireworks in Apple-Samsung Over Whether Expert Had Improper Access to Intel Source Code"  AllThingsD 11:27 AM
  • "At trial, it's Samsung's turn to say Apple copied" Reuters 2:06 PM
  • "Apple expert shines light on Samsung sales in U.S." Reuters 7:33 AM
  • "Apple reveals secret patent deal with Microsoft in Samsung trial"  Telegraph 7:53 AM
  • "Apple, Microsoft reveal their Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact: Testimony this week in the Apple-Samsung patent trial has thrown new light on the tech world's equivalent of the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact - the 1939 peace deal between Germany and the Soviets." The Register 8:11 AM
  • "Why Microsoft's Windows Phones Don't Copy the iPhone" ReadWriteWeb 2:06 PM
  • "Apple's IPad Shipments, Market Share Surge In Second Quarter" Bloomberg 8:58 AM
  • "Apple Continues Reign as Tablet King" PC Magazine 11:56 AM
  • "Apple Is Creating An E-Waste Problem"  TechCrunch 9:34 AM
OS X
News
  • "Mac Office users want Retina support from Microsoft: Office typically slow to support new OS X features" Computerworld 7:37 AM
  • "MacBook Users Say Microsoft Office Is 'Practically Unusable' On Retina Display" Business Insider 2:06 PM
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "Optimize and address Flash performance in OS X: Adjusting some Flash and system settings may help when Flash Web content hangs or shows choppy performance." CNET Reviews 11:19 AM
  • "Mountain Lion discussion talks about whole-disk encryption and its need for the 'recovery' partition; an Apple response to the dysfunctional Save As; network backup performance problems; experimental Autosave/Versioning/Save As hacks; dictation software; problems with photos; Safari 6; Bluetooth problems; Marine Aquarium screensaver; and more." MacInTouch 11:01 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Stylish Mac email app .Mail begins leap from concept to reality. If you love Sparrow, check this out." The Next Web 7:39 AM
  • "Mountain Lion: task management" IT.Enquirer 11:28 AM
  • "System Preferences in OS X 10.8, Mountain Lion: Displays" eXtensions 8:44 AM
  • "Customize the Functionality of Your Mac's Mouse" Mactuts+ 8:10 AM
  • "How To Create An OS X Mountain Lion Install USB Drive" BYTE 6:57 PM
  • "Autodesk Maya 2013 review: The leading light in animation, game characters and film visual effects" Macworld UK 8:01 AM
  • "How to Use Multiple Dropbox Accounts on Same User" Amsys 7:12 AM
  • "Switching Apple IDs on FaceTime for Mac" iLounge 2:29 PM
  • "Quick Look in Messages, renaming Safari bookmarks" Macworld 8:04 AM
  • "iCloud vs. Dropbox: Which is Better for Managing Files on Multiple Devices?" Kirkville 9:16 AM
  • "Use Apple's iCloud to store the App Store's free weekly promotions for later" The Next Web 7:41 AM
  • "Moving to Pelican - Design Planning" Macdrifter 8:04 AM
  • "Sublime Text Shortcuts for Writing" Macdrifter 8:04 AM
  • "Dear Aunt TUAW: Help me customize notifications" TUAW 2:06 PM
  • "Mac Tips: How To View & Access Your iCloud Documents in the Finder Sidebar" iSource 2:06 PM
  • "Transfer HD Video from iPhone or iPad to Your Computer" OS X Daily 2:06 PM
  • "Access all your iCloud files from the Finder sidebar" Mac OS X Hints 9:46 AM
  • "Skip through sections in Safari 6's Location bar autocomplete menu" Mac OS X Hints 9:46 AM
  • "New poll: What do you think of iCloud for document storage?" Mac OS X Hints 9:46 AM
  • "There's A Better Way To Manage iTunes, Spotify, And Rdio Right From Your Mac's Menubar" BohemianBoomer 7:15 AM
  • "A Free Mac App That Generates Safe And Secure Passwords That You Can Remember" TeraTalks 7:15 AM
  • "Another Cheap And Easy Way To Control Browser Tracks, Cookies, Caches On Your Mac" NoodleMac 7:15 AM
  • "A Simple Way To Make Animated GIFs From Movie Clips On Your Mac" McSolo 7:15 AM
  • "What Every Mac User Truly Needs For Better Productivity: More Cheap Mac Notes Apps" Mac 360 7:15 AM
  • "A Cool New Way To Delete Sensitive Information From Your Mac With A Click (and why you need to)" Mac 360 7:15 AM
Op/Ed
  • "Going Retina: How Developers Convert Apps to Work on the New Retina Display" Mac|Life 4:11 PM
  • "Is Cupertino planning to kill the DVD?" iTWire 7:13 AM
Press Releases
  • "Sanctum now available for the Mac" AppleTell 8:17 PM
  • "Oracle releases Java SE 7 update 6, bringing first-class support to OS X" Ars Technica 5:53 PM
  • "Oracle Releases New Java Updates - Java SE 7 Update 6, JavaFX 2.2 and JavaFX Scene Builder 1.0" Oracle 4:04 PM
  • "Oracle Officially Launches Java SE 7 for OS X" MacRumors 2:44 PM
  • "SIG: Luxion and Sabertooth intro LuSt" Architosh 10:16 AM
  • "Rhino 5.0 WIP release for Mac OS X now out" Architosh 10:16 AM
  • "EA Bringing the New SimCity and Origin Store to Mac" The Mac Observer 12:17 PM
  • "New Sim City comes to the Mac in February" Macworld 11:08 AM
  • "Mac users will get to play new SimCity too" Ars Technica 10:13 AM
  • "Skip Tunes Menu Bar App Gets Keyboard Shortcuts, Audio Scrubbing, More" iClarified 8:01 AM
  • "Remo Software releases Remo Repair AVI - A Tool to Repair Avi/Divx files" prMac 7:37 AM
  • "Complete Business Management Software For Mac And Windows" BusinessMan 7:13 AM
  • "10 Mountain Lion wallpapers for your Mountain Lion Mac" FairerPlatform 7:11 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple's Share of Media Tablet Market Hits More than One-Year High in Q2: Two years after creating the market, Apple Inc. remains the king of all media tablets, with its global market share rising to nearly 70 percent in the second quarter, putting the company on pace to reclaim much of the dominance it surrendered in 2011."  iSuppli 5:46 PM
  • "Apple dominates tablet market in Q2 with 70 percent share" CNET News 9:33 AM
  • "Study names Apple as the most valued company worldwide" Macworld UK 7:46 AM
  • "Gartner: Global Mobile Sales Down 2%, Smartphones Surge 43%, Apple Stalls As Fans Hold Out For New iPhone" TechCrunch 7:49 AM
  • "Mobile market shrinks; Gartner blames economy, iPhone 5" CNET News 7:33 AM
  • "Gartner: Apple and Samsung exploded in Q2 while BlackBerry sales slid 37%" BGR 7:43 AM
  • "Android extends lead over Apple iPhone: Android has extended its lead in the smartphone market, according to new research, as Apple's share stalled ahead of the launch of the iPhone 5." Telegraph 7:53 AM
  • "Android spanks Apple iOS in sales as fanbois hold out for iPhone 5" The Register 8:24 AM
  • "New Stats show iPad surging again as Kindle Fire, Nook Tablet fall" paidContent 9:55 AM
  • "Nielsen: Teens choose YouTube over iTunes, radio, CDs" Electronista 4:16 PM
  • "Samsung Widens Handset Lead" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:34 AM
  • "Apple market share slumps as buyers await iPhone 5" V3 8:24 AM
  • "Apple grows iPad share as court case rages: Apple shipped 17 million iPads in the second quarter, increasing its share of the new category to 70 percent, according to figures from IHS iSuppli. Apple was followed distantly by Samsung, its key supplier and arch-competitor in an on-going patent suit in federal court here." EE Times 11:15 AM
  • "The iPad Remains The King Of The Tablet Market" App Advice 10:47 AM
  • "Apple's tough iPhone security causes problems for law enforcement - report" Macworld UK 7:46 AM
  • "Apple Stores Are Matching Sprint's iPhone 4S Sale By Giving You $100 Gift Card With Purchase" Business Insider 5:44 PM
  • "Sprint sweetens the deal for iPhone 4S: Just a week after slashing the smartphone's price, the carrier is upping the ante with a $100 gift card on all smartphones purchased over the Internet." CNET News 5:52 PM
  • "Heads Roll in Cupertino" ["This bombshell comes from the MacRumors blog, reportedly based on independent sources in several key markets. In the U.K., for example, new hires and trainees are getting the ax en masse while some recent promotions were rolled back. Stateside, part-timers supposedly got their schedules drastically reduced as more responsibility moved over to full-time employees."] The Motley Fool 7:45 PM
  • "Apple on a spree of laying off recently hired retail staff?" Macworld UK 8:55 AM
  • "Your iPhone could be driving your car within 10 years" Macworld UK 7:47 AM
  • "Ask Ziggy scores $5m to rival Siri on iOS and expand its service to 'nearly all' Android and Microsoft products" The Next Web 7:41 AM
  • "Ask Ziggy, Siri For Windows Phone, Closes $5 Million Funding Round To Expand To iOS, Android" TechCrunch 8:26 AM
  • "From Altair to iPad: 35 years of personal computer market share" Ars Technica 9:32 AM
  • "Twitter Acquires Intellectual Property From IOS App Testing Firm Clutch.io" IDG News Service 7:32 AM
  • "Steve Jobs' Palo Alto home burglarized, Alameda resident is in custody." Palo Alto Daily News 9:58 AM
  • "N. Calif. home of late Steve Jobs burglarized: N. Calif. home of late Steve Jobs burglarized, $60,000 of computers and personal items taken" Associated Press 8:13 AM
  • "Steve Jobs's Palo Alto Home Burglarized" PC Magazine 10:46 AM
  • "Steve Jobs' Home Burglarized, Suspect Arrested After $60,000 in Property Stolen" MacRumors 9:12 AM
  • "Steve Jobs' House Raided, Thief Steals $60,000 Worth of Valuables" The Next Web 9:15 AM
  • "Apple Stores seeing massive layoffs: report" TG Daily 11:55 AM
  • "iPad point of sale kiosk spied at Panera Bread" TUAW 4:05 PM
  • "IPhone arts festival coming to L.A. may be biggest of its kind" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 10:47 AM
  • "Kodak Gives Apple and Google a Second Chance to Make a Better Offer" Wall St. Cheat Sheet 9:53 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Heat-sensing collar texts you when your dog is too hot" CNET News 2:22 PM
  • "Singapore uni develops cloud-based multiscreen TV tech" ZDNet 11:46 AM
  • "Ubuntu 12.04.1: LTS maintenance release" ZDNet 11:45 AM
  • "Martian Computing Is Light on RAM, Heavy on Radiation Shielding" Wired Magazine 11:42 AM
  • "Iconia Tab may be getting Jelly Bean" TG Daily 11:32 AM
  • "Android 4.0 rolling out to Droid 4: Verizon's slider is the latest Motorola model to see Ice Cream Sandwich." CNET 2:22 PM
  • "Verizon Launches New LTE Broadband Service for Rural U.S." IDG News Service 10:53 AM
  • "Don't like Word? Try the updated open source Calligra Suite release" Techworld 11:29 AM
  • "Facebook slammed for deceptive app verification scheme" Techworld 10:55 AM
  • "Facebook Lets Users Announce Pregnancies in Timeline" PCWorld 10:53 AM
  • "GaN is good for wireless charging" EE Times 10:29 AM
  • "Unable to Crack Computer Virus, Security Firm Seeks Help" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:56 AM
  • "RIM Again Floats Idea of Licensing BlackBerry OS" PCWorld 10:53 AM
  • "Google Improves Patent Search With Prior Art Finder, Adds Millions Of European Patents" TechCrunch 11:25 AM
  • "Google+ Rolls Out Vanity URLs to Verified Users" PC Magazine 10:52 AM
  • "Google+ users can now view photo albums as slide shows" CNET News 9:54 AM
  • "The $99 box that wants to crush the Xbox" Fortune 9:50 AM
  • "Flash is for everyone, says storage startup Skyera" GigaOM 9:31 AM
  • "Kodak's patent auction extended" ZDNet 9:13 AM
  • "Kodak extends timeline for patent bid results announcement" CNET News 8:34 AM
  • "Citadel Trojan targets airport employees with VPN attack" Help Net Security 8:02 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "The Portable Podcast, Episode 150" 148Apps 2:06 PM
  • "Bryan Chaffin Discusses Samsung's Crimes & Punishment, Patents, Microsoft and More" MacNotables 11:21 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "iPad mini won't be much smaller, but will be a lot narrower, thinner, and lighter" iMore 8:16 PM
  • "Apple iPhone 5 ships late September, early October outside US"  Computerworld 8:14 AM
  • "European carriers again offering pre-order Tickets for the next iPhone" 9 to 5 Mac 8:55 AM
  • "Carriers Already Accepting New iPhone 5 Pre-Orders" AppleBitch 9:35 AM
  • "Report: 'iPhone 5' may be available for pre-order Sept. 12" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 8:24 AM
  • "Apple iPhone 5, iPad mini rumored launch, pre-order dates" CBS News 10:18 AM
  • "New iPhone 5 and iPad Mini Cases Appear [Exclusive] Tapscape 12:38 PM
  • "Apple apparently set to launch a red-colored iPhone Bumper (Update: Now for sale)" 9 to 5 Mac 7:55 AM
  • "Apple launches (PRODUCT) RED bumper for iPhone" iMore 8:08 AM
  • "Apple Releases (PRODUCT) RED Charity Bumper for iPhone 4 & 4S" The Mac Observer 9:36 AM
  • "Apple To Jazz-Up Line Of iPhone Bumpers With Red Addition?" App Advice 7:53 AM
  • "What a Retina MacBook Pro in its box looks like under X-Ray" 9 to 5 Mac 7:48 PM
Granted Apple Patents
  • "Apple Granted Two Original 2007 Multi-Touch Display Patents" Patently Apple 4:03 PM
  • "Apple Granted a Major Radial Menus Patent for iOS and OS X" Patently Apple 12:16 PM
  • "Apple Wins Major Apple TV Patent Relating to Cable TV" Patently Apple 9:30 AM
  • "Apple Granted Smart Cover and Multi-Button Mouse Patents" Patently Apple 7:27 AM
  • "Apple Working On Ways To For Multi-Touch Input Discrimination" MacNews 11:54 AM
  • "Apple Patent Involves Reordering User Interface" MacNews 11:54 AM
  • "Apple granted patent for in-cell touchscreen display tech" Register Hardware 7:26 AM
  • "Apple's newly-patented in-cell touchscreen tech could be bound for next-gen iPhone" AppleInsider 7:14 AM
AppleCare/Helps
  • "Why Don't You Electrocute Yourself When You Touch The MagSafe Plug?" Macgasm 6:58 PM
  • "Are Retina MacBooks displaying screen issues?" TUAW 5:43 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "OPEN THE DOORS For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:06 AM
  • "Space Pombo! For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:06 AM
  • "Color Rush Ninja For iPhone Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:06 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:42 AM
  • "MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:42 AM
  • "Apple iMac Buyer's Guide -21.5 Inch -$880 to $1,699 -Best Prices, Reviews, AndInformation" MacReviewZone 7:12 AM
  • "Closeout, Refurbished & Used Apple MacBook Air Buyer's Guide -Prices From $665 To $1,599 -Best Prices, Reviews & Information" MacReviewZone 7:12 AM
  • "iPod Speakers -The Best iPod Speakers -Prices, Deals, Reviews And Information -From $40 To $300" MacReviewZone 7:12 AM
  • "Refurbished iPod nano, $99; iPod touch, $169" FairerPlatform 7:11 AM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 10 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 5:43 PM

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Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Hands-On Report: Apple Thunderbolt-FireWire Adapter--How fast is it?" Macs Only! 9:56 AM
  • "Seagate Backup Plus review: Portable USB 3 drive with useful photo backup features" Macworld UK 8:01 AM
  • "Powerfreakz Evolution Solar 3000 review: Portable power for all your gadgets with this solar and mains-powered battery" Macworld UK 8:01 AM
  • "LaCie Porsche P'9230 review: Almost as fast as its namesake" Macworld UK 8:01 AM
  • "Iomega SSD Flash review: A slimline Flash drive for your MacBook Air" Macworld UK 8:01 AM
  • "Logitech Ultimate Ears 350vi Noise-Isolating Headset run heavy on bass" Macworld 12:56 PM
  • "Video Review: iOttie Easy One Touch Universal Car Mount Holder" Run Around Tech 9:10 AM
  • "Waterfield: SleeveCase For Retina MacBook Pro [Review] iPhoneinCanada 9:32 AM
  • "Review: BookBook for iPad Vol 2" Stemmings 4:44 PM
  • "iBackflip's Somersault is great as a gadget bag, but not as an iPad case" Macworld 8:20 AM
  • "QuickLook: BubblePack for iPhone 4S" iSource 6:57 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Nine new iOS 6 features you won't have heard about yet" Macworld UK 10:04 AM
  • "It's Getting Partly Cloudy On Your iPhone" MacStories 10:04 AM
  • "Five free video apps for iPhone filmmakers" TechHive 10:13 AM
  • "Things Review: Getting things done has never been more intuitive!" 148Apps 8:08 AM
  • "Google Currents Review: News-reader needs better Google Reader integration" Macworld 8:08 AM
  • "Use This App to Create Anonymous, Disposable Email Addresses" ReadWriteWeb 8:01 AM
  • "Four Great Baby Apps for iPhone (That Saved This New Parent's Life)" Techland 8:04 AM
  • "Gears & Guts – Mindless Fun Of Running Over Zombies" Apple'n'Apps 6:58 PM
  • "'Bad Hotel' Review - Where Music Creation and Tower Protection Meet" Touch Arcade 4:08 PM
  • "Space Paint Review: This fun and exciting photo app is sure to fill that empty space on your homescreen!" 148Apps 4:08 PM
  • "Meta Review: Meta offers plenty of photo filters to add but its lack of common and useful features makes it frustrating." 148Apps 2:09 PM
  • "Layover Review: Layover provides a way to blend up to five images together and create new stunning imagery." 148Apps 2:05 PM
  • "Sticky Linky Review: Superfluous in-app purchases aside, Sticky Linky is a safe but enjoyable Match Three puzzler." 148Apps 12:56 PM
  • "Bad Hotel Review: What could be better than Pugs Love Beatz? Why, a game about building a hotel while defending it from swimmers, clouds, and birds with bombs, of course!" 148Apps 9:11 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How To: Use and Make Sense of iMessage" 148Apps 11:07 AM
Tips
  • "New iPhone is coming, so when should I sell my old iPhone? In this edition of Ask Maggie, CNET's Marguerite Reardon offers a reader advice about when to sell his old iPhone before the new one comes out so that he can get top dollar for it." CNET News 7:32 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Is This What The iPad Mini Will Look Like? [Image] Redmond Pie 8:53 PM
  • "Cassandra -Wednesday Review -The Week in Full Swing" eXtensions 7:58 PM
  • "Apple's iPad Mini Should Have a Widescreen Display" The Next Web 7:46 PM
  • "Why I regret buying an iMac: The iMac is a great machine until something goes wrong. Here's why you might think twice about buying one." CNET Reviews 7:16 PM
  • "Most Popular Desktop Keyboard: Apple Wired and Wireless Keyboards" Lifehacker 5:53 PM
  • "Handy iOS version/device matrix chart [PDF] 9 to 5 Mac 10:53 AM
  • "Screwgate: It's not really that hard to punk the Apple press" Fortune 11:20 AM
  • "The Macalope Daily: Fan mail" Macworld [Insider Content] 9:46 AM
  • "Could An 'ITV' Replace The Desktop Computer?" MacNews 9:16 AM
  • "Judge Koh Lashes Out at Attorneys for Apple & Samsung" The Mac Observer 7:15 PM
  • "Judge angered by continued Apple, Samsung courtroom 'theatrics'" AppleInsider 7:15 PM
  • "Apple, Samsung and the Smartphone Wars" [Video Report] Bloomberg 6:58 PM
  • "Samsung, Android Top iOS as Buyers Wait for New iPhone" PC Magazine 9:33 AM
  • "How Many iOS Devices Does It Take To Reach The Moon?" 148Apps 8:41 AM
  • "Android Is Winning/The latest numbers are in: Android is on top, followed by iOS in a distant second." TechCrunch 8:24 AM
  • "Should You Wait for iPhone 5? The World Is" Tapscape 2:00 PM
  • "An interesting case for why Apple may call it the iPhone 5" iDownload Blog 8:04 AM
  • "Samsung Releases Apple Survey: Why Users Chose Android Over iOS" The Mac Observer 8:54 AM
  • "News Flash: Apple Needs Older Customers. Or, Younger Customers. Or, Something In Between" Mac 360 7:15 AM
  • "An Apple Television Is A Brain Dead Idea, Ready To Fail On Day One (if it shows up at all)" PixoBebo 7:14 AM
Non-Apple
  • "How Microsoft could make a $199 Surface RT a reality, and why it shouldn't: A $199 price tag would stimulate consumer interest, devastate OEM involvement." Ars Technica 9:23 PM
  • "Is there any way claims of a $199 Microsoft Surface RT makes sense?" ZDNet 5:44 PM
  • "Deciphering Microsoft's Latest Windows 8 Blog on Windows RT" Tech.pinions 2:01 PM
  • "What networking services are you paying for when you buy a piece of the public cloud?" ZDNet 11:45 AM
  • "Study shows half of all websites use jQuery: JavaScript library handily beats all comers" The Register 11:36 AM
  • "Asus Transformer Pad Infinity 64GB Android tablet review" Register Hardware 11:35 AM
  • "Top Back-to-School Laptops: Do you need to help a family member choose a back-to-school laptop? Here are some suggestions." PCWorld 10:55 AM
  • "Top tablets for back to work and back to school: As the days of summer wane, thoughts turn to getting your work done. Here are the tablets that practically do the job for you" [Slideshow] InfoWorld 10:39 AM
  • "Why Absolutely Everyone Needs To Be Software Literate" Forbes 10:34 AM
  • "Five productivity-boosting Google Drive tips" CNET 2:22 PM
  • "A Google-a-Day Puzzle for August 14" Wired 11:42 AM
  • "Still Missing Google Reader's Lost Social Features? Feedspot Can Help" TechCrunch 11:26 AM
  • "After Google's Purchase Of Frommer's, Could A Google Travel Be Coming?" Forbes 10:34 AM
  • "Why Google's anti-piracy search crackdown won't affect YouTube" CNNMoney 10:18 AM
  • "Gartner: Samsung extends lead over Apple as mobile-phone sales dip" Associated Press 10:22 AM
  • "RIM Must Forget Everything Before It Can Recover" TheStreet 9:32 AM
  • "Email Smackdown: Outlook.com vs. Gmail" Mashable 9:10 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Ford trying iPads for sales consultants at dealerships" TUAW 7:16 PM
  • "Six Really Useful Apps For NYC" TechCrunch 6:58 PM
  • "Verizon Releases Viewdini Video Discovery App for iOS" iClarified 2:46 PM
  • "Boxfish Live Guide for iPad: Real-Time Search for TV" The Next Web 2:09 PM
  • "Boxfish Launches An iPad App To Help You Find What's Hot On TV" TechCrunch 2:09 PM
  • "Blippar lets you watch Will Ferrell's 'The Campaign' trailer on a dollar bill" The Next Web 2:06 PM
  • "First guided gateway through the universe, with Cosmos Story app" CosmoStory 12:27 PM
  • "SPY-C Tank beams live video to your iOS and Android device" Pocket-lint 11:58 AM
  • "Webtrends iPad tool offers social data insights on web traffic" V3 11:55 AM
  • "Educreations Grabs $2.2M From Accel, NewSchools To Turn Your iPad Into Your Classroom" TechCrunch 11:28 AM
  • "iOS 6 Tidbit: Siri Will Launch Your Apps For You – [Video] RazorianFly 11:10 AM
  • "TeleNav Adds Offline Navigation to Scout App" PC Magazine 10:53 AM
  • "HTML5 Site Brings Classic Nintendo Games to iPhone Browser" PC Magazine 10:53 AM
  • "Vodio, Another Social Video-Watching App, Comes to iPhone" AllThingsD 10:04 AM
  • "Video discovery app Vodio lands on the iPhone, launches Highlights feature" The Next Web 10:04 AM
  • "Turn your iPad into a Mac tablet" BetaNews 9:10 AM
  • "Dog Collar Sends Text Alert When Your Pooch Is Too Hot" Mashable 8:27 AM
  • "BBC iPlayer adds support for iPad Retina display" Digital Spy 8:24 AM
  • "iWarrant 1.0 for iOS - An Electronic Catalog and Password Manager" prMac 2:09 PM
  • "MetroMe, a New Smartphone App Launching This Fall, Seeks to Gain Support and Raise Awareness Through the Launch of its Indiegogo Campaign" PRWeb 8:11 AM
  • "iOS App Success Stories To Be Seen In App People Magazine" PRWeb 8:11 AM
  • "Multiplayer Street Baseball Game Wannabat Launches for iOS" PRWeb 8:11 AM
  • "eNotebook Business multi-format note taking app being designed for the Apple App Store" PRWeb 8:11 AM
  • "Moshi Launches Palm Rest Protector and Screen Protector for Apple's New Retina MacBook Pro" PRWeb 8:11 AM
  • "Lapka launches Environmental Monitor for iPhone" Electronista 8:08 AM
  • "Verizon's Viewdini Video Streaming Service Finally Comes To iOS" Cult of Mac 8:01 AM
  • "Digg For iPhone Makes Way For Users Who Neither Dig Nor Like Facebook" App Advice 7:53 AM
  • "Double Robotics' telepresence robot gives your iPad legs" The Verge 7:49 AM
  • "Scout takes iPhone navigation offline" CNET Reviews 7:45 AM
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  • "Suite of Student and Teacher Apps" prMac 7:36 AM
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  • "Pico Introduces Posts 1.0 - The Blogging App for iPad" prMac 7:36 AM
  • "OrigamiGore, an unusual Castle Defense - now available on the App Store" prMac 7:36 AM
  • "NumberOne for IOS . Brain Puzzle with a Stroop-ish touch" prMac 7:36 AM
  • "EvalueMate 1.0 for iOS - Inspections, Evaluations with Dynamic Templates" prMac 7:36 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Windows 8 RT Tablet Makers Revealed: Roster of hardware makers building systems around mobile-friendly version of Windows 8 includes the usual suspects--with some notable exceptions." InformationWeek 10:37 AM
  • "Microsoft names Windows RT computer makers: Microsoft has revealed five manufacturers will offer Windows RT PCs after the operating system launches." BBC 10:07 AM
  • "Microsoft reveals Windows RT OEMs: Dell, Lenovo, Samsung and ASUS ARMed for tablets and 'RT PCs'" The Register 11:36 AM
  • "Microsoft: Asus, Dell, Lenovo, Samsung on board for Windows RT" Computerworld 10:40 AM
  • "Dell, Samsung Will Make Windows RT Devices As Toshiba Cancels" Bloomberg 9:44 AM
  • "Windows RT Tablet Prices and Release Dates Inferred" Forbes 10:34 AM
  • "Windows 8, RT Hardware Will Run For Weeks" BYTE 2:26 PM
  • "There's A Rumor Going Around That Microsoft's Surface Tablet Will Cost Just $199" Business Insider 2:18 PM
  • "New rumor puts Windows RT Surface tablet at $199" CNET News 2:22 PM
  • "Next Xbox Could Run Windows 8" Forbes 9:50 AM
  • "Microsoft Office gets support for new ODF and Open XML file formats" ZDNet 11:45 AM
  • "HP to outsource more than 50% of 2013 orders to Quanta" DigiTimes 9:47 AM
  • "HP aims three-part effort at network virtualization: HP will have software later this year for linked data centers, multitenant environments and virtualized storage" IDG News Service 10:20 AM
  • "HP Offers Cloud, Virtualization Network Solutions for Enterprises" eWeek 10:30 AM
  • "HP Software, Storage Updates Target Virtualized Data Migration" CRN 10:19 AM
  • "Slowcoach HP finally lashes virtual SAN tech onto Hyper-V" The Register 11:35 AM
  • "Dell sales heavyweight Bell defects to Code 42" The Register 11:34 AM
  • "Oracle Gets Even (Flow) With Pearl Jam at OpenWorld" AllThingsD 2:18 PM
  • "AMD preparing launch of A-Series Fusion 'Trinity' desktop APUs: report" ZDNet 11:46 AM
  • "Cisco to report as software trend worries ease" MarketWatch 2:12 PM
  • "Citrix eyes tighter Cisco ties after VMware's Nicira purchase" ZDNet 11:46 AM
  • "EU electronic waste legislation now compulsory: Retailers will be required to take back old electronic equipment" Techworld 11:29 AM
  • "Tougher electronic waste rules come into force in Europe" ZDNet 11:46 AM
  • "EU rules 85 per cent of e-waste to be recycled by 2019" V3 11:39 AM
  • "Gartner: Hype could hurt cloud adoption" Network World 10:55 AM
  • "7-inch Tablet Wars: How Low Can Prices Go?" Techland 11:37 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "The Nasdaq Now: Apple Making an Upwards Climb Again as Groupon Plunges" Minyanville 11:56 AM
  • "Could This Financial Product Be Apple's Next Big Blockbuster?" ["A win in San Jose just might be the beginning of the end of the non-stop patent litigation and the start of a new revenue stream for Apple. Just when investors were pinning their hopes on the iPhone 5, Apple may have snuck in another product line: iRoyalty 1.0. It has a nice ring to it. Apple wannabes might rather pay up for iRoyalty 1.0 than duke it out."]  Seeking Alpha 9:52 AM
  • "Apple could split stock 6:1 to join the Dow" Macworld UK 7:47 AM
  • "Sell Apple: Longs Could Be in For a Fall" TheStreet 7:38 AM
Industry News
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks struggle in early action/ Asian stocks traded flat to higher early Wednesday, as investors reassessed the chances of central-bank stimulus to support the global economy." MarketWatch 9:08 PM
  • "Groupon, Angie's List plunge as techs slump: Social media stocks slide on Groupon sell-off, lock-up expirations" MarketWatch 2:12 PM
  • "U.S. stocks lose buoyancy on Greece report" MarketWatch 4:12 PM
  • "S&P 500 Erases Early Gain As Tech, Financial Shares Slump" Bloomberg 4:12 PM
  • "Stocks Barely Budge in Mixed Session" TheStreet 4:12 PM
  • "Stocks lose steam: U.S. stocks pared earlier gains during the final hour of trading Tuesday, finishing the day barely changed." CNNMoney 4:13 PM
  • "Stocks Slip in Late-Session Action" FOXBusiness 4:13 PM
  • "Consumer Plays Support U.S. Stocks" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 11:40 AM
  • "Stocks to get lift from Europe" CNNMoney 9:30 AM
  • "Asian Shares Rise Ahead of Data" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:39 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks climb on hopes for monetary stimulus" MarketWatch 9:35 AM
  • "European Stocks Near 5-Month High" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 2:08 PM
  • "Europe Markets: Growth, U.S. retail data send Europe stocks higher/Nokia tumbles 8% as it loses market share" MarketWatch 11:52 AM
  • "World stock markets rise in thin volume as traders look ahead to US retail sales" Associated Press [Free Registration Required] 9:43 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 5:45 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at the close of trading" Associated Press 5:45 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 2:14 PM
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