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Thursday Highlights: Bloomberg's Mark Gurman hears long-anticipated AirPower wirless charger will hit store shelves in September, delay due to "technical hurdles"; Ben Lovejoy thinks Apple's recent habit of pre-announcing products hurts company more than consumers—reports and opinions in our Apple/Macintosh, and Op/Ed sections today; Nir Eyal at Quartz opines the reason Apple, Google don't want us using phones more is to curb harmful behavior, instead creating "healthy habits with [our] digital devices"; Tim Cook explains to Irish Times Apple's commitment to Ireland; Final Cut Pro turns 7 today—reports in our OS X section; Apple part of car consortium to establish digital car key specs for smartphones; Apple adds another original program to show lineup; the honeymoon is over, US Supreme Court rules states may now require online retailers to collect sales tax; CNET thinks Logitech Crayon so good Apple should copy it.

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  • "Apple stock price hits record high as investors await iPhone 5, iPad Mini: Breaks the $600 billion market cap bar for the first time"  Computerworld 7:39 AM
  • "New Apple Store 'prototype' in Palo Alto has massive bandwidth for live video"  VentureBeat 7:16 PM
  • "The Empire Strike Back! Google's Motorola Files Patent Suit To Block Apple's U.S. Imports"  Forbes 8:01 AM
  • "Motorola's Patent Lawsuit Against Apple Goes After Siri, Location Reminders, Email Notifications & More" TechCrunch 7:43 PM
  • "Apple, Samsung Ready Closing Arguments in Patent Case" PCWorld 7:28 PM
  • "The king is dead: Can Samsung slay Apple and steal its crown?" Digital Trends 8:03 AM
  • "Thoughts On Apple's Latest TV Efforts"  TechCrunch 7:16 PM
  • "Facebook And Apple Building Facilities In Oregon" redOrbit 8:31 AM
  • "Apple stock hits new high after 4-month dip" ["Already the world's most valuable company, Apple Inc. saw its stock hit $648.19 just before closing, before retreating to $648.11. That was up $11.77, or 1.9 percent, from Thursday's close."]  Associated Press 8/17
  • "$600 Billion and Counting: Could Apple Be the First Company to Hit a $1 Trillion Market Cap?" Minyanville 8/17
  • "Apple closes at new high of $648 on rumors of iPad mini, Apple TV" AppleInsider 8/17
  • "Apple Hits Another All-Time High" [Video Report] CNBC 8/17
  • "Apple-Samsung Testimony Winding Up" [Paid Membership Required] 8/17
  • "Arguments Near Their End in Apple's Lawsuit Against Samsung" [Paid Membership Required] 8/17
  • "Apple: Samsung Didn't Live Up to Its Standards Obligations" AllThingsD 8/17
  • "Apple Loses Bid To Bar Evidence In Samsung Patent Trial" Bloomberg 8/17
  • "Judge to Apple and Samsung: what makes you so special?"  The Verge 8/17
  • "Judge asks Apple's lawyers if they've been 'smoking crack'" The Inquirer 8/17
  • "Apple hit by $422m iPhone patent claim from Samsung: Apple could face a royalties bill of almost $422 from its rival Samsung for using patented technology without permission, experts told a Silicon Valley court." Telegraph 8/17
  • "Google opts for escalation: Motorola Mobility files new ITC complaint against Apple" Foss Patents 8/17
  • "Google Files New Patent Lawsuit Against Apple, Seeks To Block iPhone, iPad & Mac Imports To U.S." TechCrunch 8/17
  • "Motorola files new ITC suit against Apple, claims patent infringement" AppleInsider 8/17
  • "Cupertino Invites Cable Cos. Into Apple TV: Cable companies are reportedly sitting down with Apple to discuss the next generation of Apple TV. The set-top box currently carries over-the-Internet content like iTunes downloads and Netflix, but Apple is rumored to have bigger plans in mind. The reported wheeling and dealing with cable providers could mean those companies' content will have a place in upcoming Apple TV devices." MacNewsWorld 8/17
  • "Apple's Latest Set Top Plans: It's Not What You Think"  Mashable 8/17
  • "How an Apple TV Refresh Might Work" PCWorld 8/17
  • "Apple TV May Let You Start Any Show at Any Time" [Video Report]  Bloomberg 8/17
  • "Apple set-top box to bridge gap between live, on-demand TV?" Electronista 8/17
  • "Why Apple hasn't cracked the TV market" CNNMoney 8/17
  • "Ex-Apple CEO Says TV Market Is Company's 'Game To Lose'" Bloomberg 8/17
  • "Tim Cook Has No Idea How to Move Forward With Apple TV" TheStreet 8/17
  • "Apple sued for allegedly infringing on media playback patents it discussed licensing in 2002" The Next Web 8/17
  • "Apple Sued over Playback Technology used in QuickTime and iPhone" Patently Apple 8/17
  • "Apple, Facebook put Prineville on the map: Central Oregon small town the latest data center hot spot" Computerworld 8/17
  • "Apple CFO Exudes Confidence in Analyst Call" WSJ Blogs 8/17
  • "Weekly Wrap: iCloud woes, Mountain Lion tips, and more" Macworld 12:07 PM
  • "Is Apple Thinking of Challenging Google's Picasa?" Patently Apple 10:50 AM
  • "Second beta version of OS X 10.8.1" HardMac 7:23 PM
  • "Mat Honan: How I Resurrected My Digital Life After an Epic Hacking" Wired 8/17
  • "OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.1 Beta Build 12B17 Seeded To Developers" Redmond Pie 8/17
  • "Apple seeding second OS X 10.8.1 beta to developers" MacNN 8/17
  • "Sync Services: Advanced troubleshooting for contact and calendar syncing" Apple Support 8/17
  • "Q&A: MacFixIt Answers/We answer questions about installing OS X on a replacement hard drive, and more." MacFixIt 8/17
  • "System Preferences in OS X 10.8, Mountain Lion: iCloud" eXtensions 9:24 AM
  • "First Impressions of Microsoft's SkyDrive for Mac" The PC Weenies 10:32 AM
  • "What is Disk Utility? The Complete Beginner's Guide" Mactuts+ 8:41 AM
  • "TweetDeck 1.5.3 Becomes Usable" TidBITS 8/17
  • "How to set a due date for Mountain Lion Reminders" MacFixIt 8/17
  • "System Preferences in OS X 10.8, Mountain Lion: General" eXtensions 8/17
  • "Scratch DJ Academy Mix Review" Mac|Life 8/17
  • "Expand your Google Play library with YouTube music on your Mac" GigaOM 8/17
  • "MacMost Now 749: Programming JavaScript To Send Safari 6 Notifications" MacMost 8/17
  • "Navigating the Terminal: A Gentle Introduction" Mactuts+ 8/17
  • "Mac Tip: Assigning A Keyboard Shortcut to Notification Center" iSource 8/17
  • "What You Didn't Know About Safari: There's A Way To Retire Expired Or Broken Bookmarks" Mac 360 8/17
  • "How To Organize And Archive Mail On Your Mac (and what will make you hate email even more)" Mac 360 8/17
  • "What To Do With Your Photos? Customized Posters, Photo Collages, Calendars All On Your Mac" Mac 360 8/17
  • "How To Defrag And Optimize Your Mac The Easy Way (fast, simple, almost cheap)" NoodleMac 8/17
  • "How Much Time Do You Waste On Your Mac? How Productive Are You? How To Find Out" TeraTalks 8/17
  • "A New, Fast, Inexpensive Way To Delete Files On Your Mac Without Touching The Trash Can" McSolo 8/17
  • "3 Ways To Clean Your Mac For Free And 2 Ways To Clean Your Mac And Pay" BohemianBoomer 8/17
  • "OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion gripe list" TUAW 8/17
  • "Mountain Lion discussion includes user interface issues, parameters and hacks; dictation; compatibility issues (including a Apple Remote Desktop and Timbuktu updates); a 'survival guide' for video editors; plus various other experiences and problems." MacInTouch 8/17
  • "Why Would You Own a Mac and Not Update to Apple's OS X Mountain Lion?" Forbes 8/17
Press Releases
  • "iTunification Gives You Notification Center Alerts For iTunes [Mac] AddictiveTips 7:48 AM
  • "Ninja Guy for OS X: Epic Cult Action Adventure Finally Comes to the Mac" prMac 7:41 AM
  • "Mac DVD ripping: DVDRipper Pro, RipIt updates released" FairerPlatform 7:30 AM
  • "SIG: Poser 3D 9.0 SR3 unveiled graphics show" Architosh 8/17
  • "SIG: e-on software intros LumenRT 3" Architosh 8/17
  • "Download & Play Mario on your Windows PC, Mac and Linux | Download" iHackintosh 8/17
  • "Safari and Chrome now offer support for high-resolution CSS code" The Verge 8/17
  • "MathMagic Pro v8.1 for Mac Supports InDesign CS6, Pica Unit, More Fonts" prMac 8/17
  • "OS X Maintenance: ML Cache Cleaner, Cocktail updates available" FairerPlatform 8/17
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Will Sprint Continue Rising from the iPhone 4S Disaster?" The Motley Fool 7:44 AM
  • "Double Robotics gives your iPad some serious wheels" iDownload Blog 7:54 AM
  • "Apple, Kors, Francesca Lead IBD 50's 5 Fashion Firms" ["IBD 50 stocks Francesca's, Ross Stores and Apple have done well during the weak economy by providing trendy, hip clothing or accessories that consumers want."] Investor's Business Daily 7:45 AM
  • "Big Fish takes first crack at a real-money casino iOS app, debuting in U.K." Digital Trends 9:02 PM
  • "Apple Store chief admits he 'messed up.' Bloggers smell blood."  Fortune 8/17
  • "Apple calls cuts in retail store staffing levels 'a mistake'" Bloomberg News [Free Registration Required] 8/17
  • "Are Apple stores overstaffed?"  asymco 8/17
  • "Apple axes loyal store staff in Essex, Milton Keynes/Apple is cutting down on UK retail staff at its stores in Milton Keynes and Essex: blueshirted fanbois on short-term contracts will get the heave-ho, sources in the Mac channel claim." Channel Register 8/17
  • "Apple's iPeople get world's largest iPhone arts exhibition" Computerworld 8/17
  • "AT&T Won't Charge for FaceTime Over Cellular, Will Require New Mobile Share Plan" MacRumors 8/17
  • "AT&T announces FaceTime over cellular on iOS 6 will ONLY be available on Mobile Share plans" 9 to 5 Mac 8/17
  • "AT&T won't charge for FaceTime over cellular — but there's a catch" GigaOM 8/17
  • "Rumors of Apple-Google alliance to buy Kodak patents show smartphone giants' auction fatigue" Foss Patents 8/17
  • "Chinese App Store users complain that Apple doesn't speak their language" The Next Web 8/17
  • "Most Loyal Apple Fans Now Aged 35+, DVD and Blu-ray Movie Rentals Top Streaming, and More" Low End Mac 8/17
  • "Mars Curiosity rover team prefers Macs to PCs" CNET News 8/17
  • "Surfing ROBO-shark hunter stalks great whites along US coast: iOS app will warn fanbois of attacks, fandroids not so lucky" The Register 8/17
  • "iPads becoming more popular among Pharmaceutical sales reps" Edible Apple 8/17
  • "Vectronic's Apple World: The Ultimate Mac Museum" FairerPlatform 8/17
  • "How Steve Jobs' Stolen iPad Wound Up With Kenny the Clown" PC Magazine 8/17
  • "Perfect: Steve Jobs' Stolen iPad Ended Up With Kenny The Clown" TechCrunch 8/17
  • "Steve Jobs' stolen iPad ends up in street clown's routine" The Verge 8/17
  • "Kenny The Clown Busted Using Steve Jobs's Stolen iPad To Entertain Kids" Cult of Mac 8/17
  • "Hey, Kiddies, Here's a Funny Picture of an iPad Mini Prototype, Ba-Ha!" AllThingsD 8/17
  • "Clown gets busted using Steve Jobs' stolen Ipad" The Inquirer 8/17
Non-Apple News
  • "RIM To Sprinkle Android Mojo Into BlackBerry 10" InformationWeek 7:56 PM
  • "Toshiba Invents Future Book-Like Device" Patent Bolt 2:45 PM
  • "OnLive rumored to close service, entire staff reportedly laid off" The Verge 8/17
  • "State Department cancels $16.5M Kindle contract" Computerworld 8/17
  • "Google Invents 3D Video Conferencing for Notebooks & Beyond" Patent Bolt 8/17
  • "Kodak: Maybe We Won't Sell Our Digital Imaging Patents" AllThingsD 8/17
  • "Unsold Patents Hint at a Kodak Comeback Strategy: The fallen powerhouse is keeping patents covering some promising technologies." Technology Review 8/17
  • "New Twitter Guidelines and APIs Squeeze Third Party Apps" The Mac Observer 8/17
  • "Twitter Makes Some Unwelcome Changes" AppleBitch 8/17
  • "Gene Steinberg meets Susie Ochs from Mac|Life, John Martellaro from The Mac Observer, and Bob 'Dr. Mac' LeVitus this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE" The Tech Night Owl 8/17
  • "Dan Berube and Michael Horton on the Amsterdam SuperMeet and Video Production Passion" MacVoices TV 8/17
  • "iPhone 5 photos leak, final front panel revealed"  BGR 10:37 AM
  • "Complete 'iPhone 5' Front Panel and 4' Screen Photos" MacRumors 11:04 AM
  • "Apple responds to iPhone text message spoofing, reminds us how secure iMessage is" Engadget 12:06 PM
  • "Apple responds to iPhone SMS security vulnerability" CNET News 7:24 PM
  • "Apple: We can't protect you from fake SMS messages, just use iMessage" Digital Trends 7:23 PM
  • "Apple States That There's Already A Solution To The SMS Security Issue" App Advice 7:19 PM
  • "Apple responds to SMS security flaw; Touts more secure 'iMessage' in the process" Edible Apple 2:45 PM
  • "iPhone 5 and iPad Mini repair parts are in!"  iResQ 8/17
  • "New high-res photos of black, white 'iPad mini' and next-gen iPhone dock connector cables" AppleInsider 8/17
  • "Apple Must Remain a Moving Target to Win in China" Patently Apple 8/17
  • "Apple iPhone: purported component photos surface" Telegraph 8/17
  • "iPhone 5 components confirm mini dock connector: Adapters at the ready!" Electricpig 8/17
  • "iPhone 5 Release Date of September 12th All But Confirmed" Tapscape 8/17
  • "[Rumor] Apple to include roadwork alerts in iOS 6 Maps" AppleTell 8/17
  • "Podcasts apps make their way back to iTunes" CNET News 8/17
  • "Pod2g uncovers major SMS security flaw in iOS" iDownload Blog 8/17
  • "Messaging flaw found in Apple's iOS may encourage iPhone phishing" The Next Web 8/17
  • "Flaw allowing SMS spoofing still present in latest iOS 6 beta" Ars Technica 8/17
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Piyo Blocks 2 For iPhone Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $1.99)" Apple Sliced 8:38 AM
  • "Conquist 2 Pocket For iPhone Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:38 AM
  • "Knockball For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:38 AM
  • "Mac Compatible Printers... Prices Range From $70 To $450 -Best Selling -Prices, Deals, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 10:32 AM
  • "Best Selling Mac Scanners -From $85 To $496 -Prices, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 10:32 AM
  • "Hambo HD For iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $2.99), The iPhone Version Is Also Free" Apple Sliced 8/17
  • "LightBomber For iPhone Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8/17
  • "Boat Race Harbor Madness For iPhone Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8/17
  • "MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8/17
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8/17
  • "iPad Closeout & Refurbished & Used Buyer's Guide -Prices From $250 To $779 -Best iPad Prices Reviews & Information" MacReviewZone 8/17
  • "Apple MacBook Air Buyer's Guide -Prices $693 To $1,599 -Prices, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 8/17
  • "Apple MacBook Pro Buyer's Guide -13 Inch Models -Prices $760 To $1,499 -Best Prices, Reviews & Information" MacReviewZone 8/17

  • "Hands on: adding AirPrint to your home network with xPrintServer" Ars Technica 2:48 PM
  • "Music on air: Koss reinvents headphones for the wireless internet age" VentureBeat 10:38 AM
  • "Gum USB backup battery review" AppleTell 7:43 PM
  • "Reviews: Harman/Kardon AE + NI In-Ear Headphones" iLounge 8/17
  • "iLuv Workstation review: The return of the Amstrad E-m@iler?" Electricpig 8/17
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "This Theme Brings An Almost Complete OS X Mountain Lion Experience To iPad" Redmond Pie 7:18 PM
  • "Hands on: Mac and iOS task management with Things 2" GigaOM 2:48 PM
  • "Essential College iPad Apps – A Beginner's Guide" Tapscape 7:14 PM
  • "10 essential apps for football fans: The Premier League kicks off later today. Make sure you're ready by getting hold of these apps." Telegraph 8:00 AM
  • "Royal Rumble At The iTunes Store: Official WWE App For iPhone Makes Its Debut" AddictiveTips 7:48 AM
  • "InstaBackup review: Backup all your Instagram photos with ease" Macworld UK 10:38 AM
  • "Amazon Instant Video Review" Mac|Life 8/17
  • "Deets For iOS Keeps Contacts Up To Date Automatically, Lets You Share Files, Photos & More" TechCrunch 8/17
  • "InstaGenius Review: InstaGenius teaches an old dog new tricks with dozens of filters and a host of features to make InstaGram photos really pop." 148Apps 8/17
  • "This Week in iOS Apps: Slam dunkin'/This week's roundup of iOS apps offers a closer look at zombies, planets, and donuts—as well as a deeper insight into a classic movie." Macworld 8/17
  • "Is The New Ultralingua Dictionary The Ultimate Dictionary App For iOS?" App Advice 8/17
  • "Collagetastic: Create Photo Collages & Send Them As Postcards [iOS] AddictiveTips 8/17
  • "You Should Play: Tiny Tower" TechHive 8/17
  • "Go To Hell And Shoot Some Demons Up In Project: Holy Shield" App Advice 8/17
  • "'Super Mole Escape' Review - Holy Moley It's Fun" Touch Arcade 8/17
  • "'Wrrr' Review - Classic Sidescrolling Set in the Stone Age" Touch Arcade 8/17
  • "'Heroes Rise' Review - Being a Hero is All About Character" Touch Arcade 8/17
  • "Ghostbusters Paranormal Blast Review" Macworld 8/17
  • "You'll Fall Hook, Line And Sinker For Disney Fish Hooks' Physics-Based Action" App Advice 8/17
  • "Appidemic: Emaki for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch" AppleTell 8/17
  • "Critter Escape! Review: It's madness, mayhem, and lots of hats in this wacky maze chase." 148Apps 8/17
  • "Bigfoot: Hidden Giant Review/It might not be the finest of Hidden Object games but Bigfoot: Hidden Giant still offers some fun." 148Apps 8/17
  • "Angel Salvation Review: Barring a few foibles (and an internet requirement), Angel Salvation is actually a really cool match 3 RPG." 148Apps 8/17
  • "Puppy Sanctuary Review: If match-3 puzzlers and little doggies tickle your fancy, Puppy Sanctuary is definitely worth exploring." 148Apps 8/17
  • "Convert Any Audio or Video File to an iPhone Ringtone Easily with QuickTime" OS X Daily 7:23 PM
  • "How to use the Rule of Thirds in your iPhone photography" iDownload Blog 8:04 AM
  • "Ins and outs of upgrading your iMac" Macworld 8/17
  • "Does an iPad battery need discharging? What is the best way to manage an iPad battery, a reader asks." Telegraph 8:00 AM
  • "Open Safari Links in the Background on iPhone & iPod Touch" OS X Daily 8/17
  • "Why you can't take your unlocked iPhone 4S to another U.S. carrier" CNET News 8/17
  • "Rant: Facebook app on iPhone" iSource 7:28 PM
  • "Forget Apple Vs. Samsung, Motorola Wants Import Ban On iPhone, iPad And iPod touch" Redmond Pie 7:23 PM
  • "MacOS KenDensed: Apple, Samsung & Court Room Chaos" The Mac Observer 7:07 PM
  • "Apple and Samsung trial comes to an end; Closing arguments set for Tuesday" Edible Apple 2:45 PM
  • "Enderle: The king is dead. Can Samsung slay Apple and steal its crown?" MacDailyNews 10:33 AM
  • "The Macalope Weekly: Vacation interuptus" Macworld 9:39 AM
  • "AT&T just pulled a dick move with FaceTime over cellular" BGR 8:29 AM
  • "Apple sued for alleged patent infringement in iPhone and iPad" BGR 7:49 AM
  • "New iPhone Dock Connector Up Close And Personal" AppleBitch 8:55 AM
  • "iPhone 5, iPad mini Dock Connectors: 9-pin" Tapscape 7:30 AM
  • "Finally! Apple, Samsung Finish Up Witness Testimony in Jury Trial" Wired 8/17
  • "Apple attacks Samsung for asserting standards-essential patents: Samsung wants too much money and failed to follow standards process, Apple says." Ars Technica 8/17
  • "Particle Debris: A Juicy Week of Lies, Deception, Betrayal & Insecurities" The Mac Observer 8/17
  • "Editorial: Where's That BIG Cash Opportunity Steve Jobs Promised us?" The Mac Observer 8/17
  • "Is Apple Store overstaffed?" BetaNews 8/17
  • "Why Your iPad Is Almost Always The Cheapest Way To Get Your Textbooks [Back To School] Cult of Mac 8/17
  • "A New Look At How Apple Should Spend All Of That Money" App Advice 8/17
  • "Apple CFO confidence in conference call equals iTV launch?" 9 to 5 Mac 8/17
  • "DT Debates: Do we really want a Google-less iPhone?" Digital Trends 8/17
  • "True confessions of a former iPhone developer: As of last Wednesday, I am officially no longer an iPhone developer: which frees me up to tell you about my sordid experiences as an iPhone developer." ZDNet 8/17
  • "Confession of a Nexus 7 owner: iPad Mini will blow it away"  ZDNet 8/17
  • "Why is Apple scared to compete with Samsung?" ZDNet 8/17
  • "Samsung's Alleged Patent Infringing Devices Not Very Profitable" The Mac Observer 8/17
  • "Is Apple Already Preparing To Rearrange Your Living Room?" App Advice 8/17
  • "Analyst Believes Apple Television Set Already in 'Full Production', Launch Timeframe Unclear" MacRumors 8/17
  • "Apple TV is nothing compared to the iPhone"  BGR 8/17
  • "Apple's plan to take over TV: Cloud-based DVR, iOS interface, social sharing" BGR 8/17
  • "Rumor: New Apple TV Killer Feature Is Recording 'In The Cloud" AppleBitch 8/17
  • "11 features Apple's TV must have" [Slideshow] Fortune 8/17
  • "I'd Love To See Ultra-D On An ITV" MacNews 8/17
  • "Cloud DVR: The New Apple TV" Tapscape 8/17
  • "Apple, you can't say you weren't warned about your new retail boss" GigaOM 8/17
  • "Apple newbie John Browett brings Dixons to Apple Retail Stores" MacDailyNews 8/17
  • "Apple's First Big Public Mistake In The Tim Cook Era"  PixoBebo 8/17
  • "Infinite Scroll: The Web's Slot Machine" TechCrunch 7:26 PM
  • "Would you move your family to Sprint for $400? A leaked promo flyer shot shows the third-place carrier really wants you to switch over, and it's willing to pay for your business." CNET News 8/17
  • "What A Difference A Year Makes" ParisLemon 8/17
  • "This Could Be The Samsung Galaxy Note II" TechCrunch 8/17
  • "Microsoft Surface Tablet for $199 --Think Again" Tech.pinions 8/17
  • "Windows RT Tablets Up To $300 Less Than Win 8 Tabs, Says Lenovo Exec: The iPad is about to get some legitimate competition." TechCrunch 8/17
  • "How To Deal with Someone Unfriending You" Gizmodo 8/17
  • "Hey, Twitter — shouldn't it be about the users?" GigaOM 8/17
  • "An Impotent Facebook Army: Non-voters Favor Obama 2-1" TechCrunch 8/17
  • "Why the Google Play experience is about to rival iTunes" GigaOM 8/17
  • "New from Twitter: crowdsourced analytics" GigaOM 8/17
  • "New York artist fashions dead drop from dying hardware, mounts DVD burner in city wall" Engadget 8/17
  • "Friday Poll: What could Best Buy do to survive? Electronics retailing is a cutthroat world and Best Buy seems to be dropping to the bottom of the pile. What could the company do to revive itself?" CNET News 8/17
  • "Review: Nintendo's 3DS XL expands the system's screen, and its appeal/The larger system offers improved form factor without sacrificing portability" Ars Technica 8/17
  • "Nintendo 3DS Grows: Videogame Maker Updates Hand-Held With Larger Displays" [Paid Membership Required] 8/17
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Turborilla Releases Mad Skills BMX for iOS" iClarified 9:19 PM
  • "Who Let The Ghost-Dog Out?! ParaNorman: 2-Bit Bub Levels Up With Paranormal Teleportation Orbs" App Advice 9:39 AM
  • "SwipeType: A Shortcut-Powered Notes App, No Jailbreak Required" App Advice 8:00 AM
  • "Angelique released for iPad - Animated Book App" prMac 8:03 AM
  • "Ellie's Wings Iphone Creative Game for Kids fun coloring game" prMac 8:03 AM
  • "Split Things Takes Launch" prMac 7:41 AM
  • "App iPhone, iPad Apps That Makes a Difference to Their Touch" prMac 7:41 AM
  • "Turn your iPad into a Golf Computer with GolfSites Recap" prMac 7:41 AM
  • "Space Wars HD and Space Wars HD for iPad on the AppStore: Crash 'Em All" prMac 7:41 AM
  • "Rate Your Facebook Friends for iPhone available now" prMac 7:41 AM
  • "Point Four 1.0 for iPad - Puzzle/Strategy Game Played on a Chessboard" prMac 7:41 AM
  • "Dorada Software Updates Popular iOS Podcasting Application" prMac 7:41 AM
  • "Devil War Free for iOS - MMO with Battles, Parties, Raids and Quests" prMac 7:41 AM
  • "Never Use Minutes or Texts Again With These 9 Apps" Mashable 8/17
  • "iPhone Case Retailer Element Case Launches New Ecommerce Customization Tool Built by Unidev" PRWeb 8/17
  • "Fun, Challenging and Addictive New App NumberOne Exercises Both Sides of the Brain" PRWeb 8/17
  • "Imogen Studio and Seedonk Launch Video Home Security Accessory for iPhone and Android" MacPrices 8/17
  • "QUAN: Apple iPad Kickstarts New Telepresence Robotics Trend" Business Wire 8/17
  • "Is Your iPad Ready For Some Football?" PadGadget 8/17
  • "Skype For Windows 8 Is Way Ahead Of iPad Version Design-Wise" Cult of Mac 8/17
  • "GetGlue for iPad hits version 3.0: adds personalized guides, show recommendations and alerts" Engadget 8/17
  • "Discover what's going on around you on Instagram photos with Instageo" prMac 8/17
  • "TiltShift Video 4.0 for iOS - Apply Selective Focus, Music, Speed Change" prMac 8/17
  • "PlacePlay Launches AIR Native Extension for Adobe Flash Workflow Devs" prMac 8/17
  • "Eflishki are celebrating Back To School with a Huge iPad storybook sale" prMac 8/17
  • "Be a Buddy, Not a Bully for iPad: A Must-Have for Back to School Crowd" prMac 8/17
  • "Thank Dog! Free Mobile App for iPhone - Your Dog Is Your Workout Partner" prMac 8/17
  • "Shopping App Adds Deals from Roxy, Cabela's, Eddie Bauer, and More" prMac 8/17
  • "Shave Me! 7.0 Update Adds Retina Display, Instagram Sharing and iCloud" prMac 8/17
  • "Secrets Keeper 1.0 for iOS - Keep all Your Secrets in a Safe Place" prMac 8/17
  • "Remove all Birthdays from your iOS Contacts list" prMac 8/17
  • "Poke The Beaver - How Many Can You Poke?" prMac 8/17
  • "Pocket Informant Pro 2.5 for iOS - Best-Selling Personal Info Manager" prMac 8/17
  • "New iOS mobile game Space Runner blast! -Modern Day Galaga and Asteroids" prMac 8/17
  • "New App Allows You To Keep Tabs On Your Friends Future Locations" prMac 8/17
  • "Ava the Talking Witch 1.0 - Understands and Performs Spells" prMac 8/17
  • "Instagram Adds Your Photos To The World Map" Best App Site 8/17
Computer Industry
  • "Google says it didn't pay bloggers to cover Oracle lawsuit" Bloomberg 8:36 AM
  • "Oracle agrees to pay $2 million to settle allegations in India" Moneylife 8:36 AM
  • "Oracle Makes More Moves To Kill Open Source MySQL" TechCrunch 7:17 PM
  • "Microsoft once ruled the world. So what went wrong? Microsoft is suffering a slow death by committee as bureaucracy stifles the company's core creativity" The Guardian 8:59 PM
  • "Microsoft eyes the iPad: Microsoft's Surface RT will be priced to compete with the iPad. $199 Android rivals notwithstanding." CNET News 7:14 PM
  • "Microsoft Backtracks Plan to Reject Apps with Metro in Title" Tom's Hardware 8:33 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface tablet - 3 million to be built" T3 8:34 AM
  • "Goodbye, Growth. Hello, Dividends. Cisco Hikes Payout 75%." Barron's 8:42 AM
  • "How IBM manages to pay just 7 per cent tax despite billion pound profits from government deals" Daily Mail (UK) 8:44 AM
  • "IBM plans to make more storage purchases after Texas Memory" Bloomberg 8:44 AM
  • "Kenya seals deal to host IBM's pioneer research hub in Africa" The Citizen 8:44 AM
  • "Intel, Motorola, HP and Apple Praised for Clean Mineral Efforts" Associated Press 8:59 PM
  • "Ultrabooks top every student's 'must-have' list: A buying guide to the latest models that offer the biggest bang for your back-to-school buck" Vancouver Sun 8:46 AM
  • "Hashtag hijacks: When Twitter bites back" The Next Web 8:00 AM
  • "Data Loss Prevention Is Better -- And Cheaper -- Than The Cure" Forbes 7:38 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Rumors Pump Apple Shares to Another Closing High of $648.11" The Mac Observer 8/17
  • "Apple Rises To Intraday Record On IPad Mini Research Note" Bloomberg 8/17
  • "Apple's stock soars to new all-time high" CNNMoney 8/17
  • "AAPL hits all time high, market cap again passes $600B" 9 to 5 Mac 8/17
  • "Apple's stock soars to new all-time high" CNNMoney 8/17
  • "Apple hits a new all-time high of $636.54 in 'fear-driven rally'" Fortune 8/17
Industry News
  • "U.S. stocks rise for sixth straight week" MarketWatch 8/17
  • "Groupon stock caps off a week of lows" Yahoo! News 8/17
  • "Evercore lowers Groupon rating to underweight" MarketWatch 8/17
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies" CBS News 8/17
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies" CBS News 8/17
  • "A look at how some IPO stocks have fared" Yahoo! News 8/17
  • "5 IPOs that shook the tech industry" MarketWatch 8/17
  • "U.S. stocks edge up, head for 6th weekly gain" MarketWatch 8/17
  • "Facebook Shares: Still Too Pricey/Hough: Even at 50% off, the social-media stock is no bargain when compared with Google" SmartMoney 8/17
  • "Facebook dips to $19 before close" MarketWatch 8/17
  • "What the Facebook skeptics know/Commentary: Massive lockups, insider sales a signal to stay away" MarketWatch 8/17
  • "Facebook Second-Worst IPO Performer After Share Lock-Up" Bloomberg 8/17
  • "Facebook Investors Cash Out: Sales Ban Lifted on Early Backers; Zuckerberg Acknowledges 'Painful' Stock Drop" [Paid Membership Required] 8/17
  • "Zuckerberg: Facebook Stock Price Swoon Has Been 'Painful' to Watch [Report] Mashable 8/17
  • "Acer scrapes $14.5 million in profit as it becomes world's third biggest PC maker" Engadget 8/17
  • "Acer Misses Profit Estimates on One-Time Tax Charge" 24/7 Wall St. 8/17
  • "Acer Swings To Net Profit In 2Q; Slow Sales, Stiff Competition In 3Q" FOXBusiness 8/17

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