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Monday Highlights: New iOS 12 feature Apple announces today will share you location securely and automatically when you call 911, for users in the US—more in our Apple/Macintosh section; Reuters reports Apple's commissions for App Store apps to be considered by US Supreme Court in antitrust case; Quick Look bug in macOS could leak your encrypted data; Total War: Warhammer 2 definintely coming to Mac; LG seems to be desperate trying to convince iPhone loyalists to switch; Alexa under fire from US Senators concerned over privacy; iOS 11.3.1 jailbreak progress here, and iOS 12 jailbroken on iPhone X; iMore reviews HomePod, now for sale in Canada.

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  • "Apple's iPhone Is Now Worth More Than All Of Microsoft"  Forbes 7:49 AM
  • "Apple, Samsung once again unable to pare down patent case: Lack of resolution from the latest meeting between the warring tablet and smartphone makers means the jury will likely decide the companies' high-stakes dispute." CNET News 5:11 PM
  • "Jury's Turn in Apple-Samsung Trial" [Paid Membership Required] 8:30 PM
  • "Secrets Learned in Apple-Samsung Trial" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:40 PM
  • "In Apple's Patent Case, Tech Shifts May Follow" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 5:11 PM
  • "How Reno landed Apple, one of the biggest prizes in the data center industry"  Reno Gazette Journal 7:46 AM
  • "Man bites dog: Google sues Apple for patent infringement/Mountain View turns the tables on Cupertino at the U.S. International Trade Commission" Fortune 2:33 PM
  • "Apple, Samsung Ready Closing Arguments in Patent Case" PCWorld 7:48 AM
  • "The Anti-IPO: Is Apple Grooming Twitter For All-Out Acquisition?" Forbes 1:19 PM
  • "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 8/18
  • "New Apple Store 'prototype' in Palo Alto has massive bandwidth for live video"  VentureBeat 8/18
  • "The Empire Strike Back! Google's Motorola Files Patent Suit To Block Apple's U.S. Imports"  Forbes 8/18
  • "Motorola's Patent Lawsuit Against Apple Goes After Siri, Location Reminders, Email Notifications & More" TechCrunch 8/18
  • "Apple, Samsung Ready Closing Arguments in Patent Case" PCWorld 8/18
  • "The king is dead: Can Samsung slay Apple and steal its crown?" Digital Trends 8/18
  • "Thoughts On Apple's Latest TV Efforts"  TechCrunch 8/18
  • "Facebook And Apple Building Facilities In Oregon" redOrbit 8/18
  • "Sandboxing troubles: MPlayerX leaves Mac App Store" GigaOM 1:20 PM
  • "OS X 10.8 removes iTunes sync support with Outlook for Mac" OfficeforMacHelp 8:30 PM
  • "Weekly Wrap: iCloud woes, Mountain Lion tips, and more" Macworld 8/18
  • "Is Apple Thinking of Challenging Google's Picasa?" Patently Apple 8/18
  • "Second beta version of OS X 10.8.1" HardMac 8/18
  • "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
  • "OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Apple's Latest Mac Operating System – [Review] RazorianFly 1:18 PM
  • "System Preferences in OS X 10.8, Mountain Lion: Keyboard" eXtensions 7:16 AM
  • "System Preferences in OS X 10.8, Mountain Lion: iCloud" eXtensions 8/18
  • "First Impressions of Microsoft's SkyDrive for Mac" The PC Weenies 8/18
  • "What is Disk Utility? The Complete Beginner's Guide" Mactuts+ 8/18
  • "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 8/18
  • "Ninja Guy for OS X: Epic Cult Action Adventure Finally Comes to the Mac" prMac 8/18
  • "Mac DVD ripping: DVDRipper Pro, RipIt updates released" FairerPlatform 8/18
  • "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
  • "Apple impasse sees China Mobile buy own speech tech: China Mobile has made a defensive move against Apple's plans to launch a Chinese version of Siri by courting its own speech recognition investment." The Register 7:47 PM
  • "Coming Next: Using an App as Prescribed" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:40 PM
  • "AT&T kills on-contract pricing for tablets, effective today" The Verge 5:05 PM
  • "AT&T reportedly discontinues sales of subsidized tablets" CNET News 6:17 PM
  • "Why China's Xiaomi is inspiring loyalty that rivals Apple 'fanboys' and Google 'fandroids'" The Next Web 7:39 AM
  • "App eyes campaign ads: Does fact-checking and points out lies" Boston Herald 7:32 AM
  • "Will Sprint Continue Rising from the iPhone 4S Disaster?" The Motley Fool 8/18
  • "Double Robotics gives your iPad some serious wheels" iDownload Blog 8/18
  • "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 8/18
  • "Big Fish takes first crack at a real-money casino iOS app, debuting in U.K." Digital Trends 8/18
  • "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
  • "Toshiba Invents Future Book-Like Device" Patent Bolt 8/18
  • "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
  • "Mac Geek Gab Podcast: MGG 413: What Goes Up To The Cloud Must Come Down" The Mac Observer 9:43 PM
  • "Talkcast tonight, 7pm PT/10pm ET: Mac Computer Expo edition!" TUAW 5:06 PM
  • "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
  • "Apple's Next iPhone Rendered, (In 3D) – [Video] RazorianFly 9:41 PM
  • "A 3D rendering of Apple's next iPhone? A video is released that shows a side-by-side 3D-rendered comparison of Apple's alleged iPhone 5 and Samsung's Galaxy S3." CNET News 9:41 PM
  • "Don't trust that text: How the iPhone SMS spoof works" Digital Trends 6:19 PM
  • "Apple Responds To The Big Security Flaw In Its iPhones" Business Insider 1:19 PM
  • "Rumours firming about 8-pin dock connector for iPhone 5, iPad mini" iTWire 9:36 PM
  • "iPhone 5 photos leak, final front panel revealed"  BGR 8/18
  • "Complete 'iPhone 5' Front Panel and 4' Screen Photos" MacRumors 8/18
  • "Apple responds to iPhone text message spoofing, reminds us how secure iMessage is" Engadget 8/18
  • "Apple responds to iPhone SMS security vulnerability" CNET News 8/18
  • "Apple: We can't protect you from fake SMS messages, just use iMessage" Digital Trends 8/18
  • "Apple States That There's Already A Solution To The SMS Security Issue" App Advice 8/18
  • "Apple responds to SMS security flaw; Touts more secure 'iMessage' in the process" Edible Apple 8/18
  • "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
  • "TidBITS Networking: Aging Cable Modem Causes Performance Decline" TidBITS 6:15 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Red Wrecker For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 1:13 PM
  • "iSniper 3D Arctic Warfare For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 1:13 PM
  • "Run For Peace For iPhone Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 1:13 PM
  • "Piyo Blocks 2 For iPhone Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $1.99)" Apple Sliced 8/18
  • "Conquist 2 Pocket For iPhone Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8/18
  • "Knockball For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8/18
  • "Mac Compatible Printers... Prices Range From $70 To $450 -Best Selling -Prices, Deals, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 8/18
  • "Best Selling Mac Scanners -From $85 To $496 -Prices, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 8/18
  • "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

  • "STM Scout Tablet Bag: Tough as the Outback, More Pouches Than a Troop of Kangaroos [Review] Cult of Android 7:42 AM
  • "Hands on: adding AirPrint to your home network with xPrintServer" Ars Technica 8/18
  • "Music on air: Koss reinvents headphones for the wireless internet age" VentureBeat 8/18
  • "Gum USB backup battery review" AppleTell 8/18
  • "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
  • "iOS 6 preview: Siri for iPad" iMore 5:04 PM
  • "Scanner Pro for iOS review" AppleTell 5:05 PM
  • "Pin it! Pinterest mostly rules on iPad" Appolicious 5:05 PM
  • "This Theme Brings An Almost Complete OS X Mountain Lion Experience To iPad" Redmond Pie 8/18
  • "Hands on: Mac and iOS task management with Things 2" GigaOM 8/18
  • "Essential College iPad Apps – A Beginner's Guide" Tapscape 8/18
  • "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 8/18
  • "Royal Rumble At The iTunes Store: Official WWE App For iPhone Makes Its Debut" AddictiveTips 8/18
  • "InstaBackup review: Backup all your Instagram photos with ease" Macworld UK 8/18
  • "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 8/18
  • "How to use the Rule of Thirds in your iPhone photography" iDownload Blog 8/18
  • "Ins and outs of upgrading your iMac" Macworld 8/17
  • "How To Keep Apps On Your Device And Prevent Unwanted Installs" App Advice 1:20 PM
  • "Does an iPad battery need discharging? What is the best way to manage an iPad battery, a reader asks." Telegraph 8/18
  • "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
  • "Sent From My iPad: A couple weeks ago, I wrote a quick note signaling my intent to predominantly use my iPad as my main computer when I travel going forward. What started as a successful two-day experiment led to a long weekend away last week. That went well enough that I'm confident in my choice. The iPad is my new road machine."  MG Siegler 8:21 PM
  • "We Knew The iPhone Was Popular, But We Didn't Know It Was Worth More Than All Of Microsoft" Redmond Pie 8:04 PM
  • "Cassandra -Monday Review: It will soon be Friday" eXtensions 7:50 PM
  • "Apple Negotiating With Cable Companies About Live TV on Apple DVR?" Touch Reviews 8:17 AM
  • "Hey, Guys, Remember When You Used To Care About Flash?" TechCrunch 7:45 AM
  • "Apple's surprising response to SMS spoofing flaw: Use iMessage instead!" VentureBeat 5:05 PM
  • "Apple responds to SMS vulnerability concerns, suggests using iMessage" iMore 7:45 AM
  • "iPhone SMS Security Problem? Nope, You're Texting Wrong" Tapscape 7:16 AM
  • "Rant: Facebook app on iPhone" iSource 8/18
  • "Forget Apple Vs. Samsung, Motorola Wants Import Ban On iPhone, iPad And iPod touch" Redmond Pie 8/18
  • "Apple and Samsung trial comes to an end; Closing arguments set for Tuesday" Edible Apple 8/18
  • "Enderle: The king is dead. Can Samsung slay Apple and steal its crown?" MacDailyNews 8/18
  • "The Macalope Weekly: Vacation interuptus" Macworld 8/18
  • "AT&T just pulled a dick move with FaceTime over cellular" BGR 8/18
  • "Apple sued for alleged patent infringement in iPhone and iPad" BGR 8/18
  • "New iPhone Dock Connector Up Close And Personal" AppleBitch 8/18
  • "iPhone 5, iPad mini Dock Connectors: 9-pin" Tapscape 8/18
  • "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
  • "New Digg Vs. Reddit Vs. BuzzFeed: Your Mind on Viral Content" TechCrunch 1:21 PM
  • "Infinite Scroll: The Web's Slot Machine" TechCrunch 8/18
  • "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
  • "'Champion of the book' William H. Gass publishes on iPad" TUAW 5:05 PM
  • "SpringMusic For iPhone Allows You To Control Music Quickly From Anywhere On The Device" Redmond Pie 5:05 PM
  • "These Wild iPhone Cases Are A DIYer's Dream" TechCrunch 1:21 PM
  • "Create Huge Hits By Miniaturizing Your Videos With TiltShift Video" App Advice 7:42 AM
  • "Luminancer iOS Video Art Tool Releases 3.0 Update" prMac 7:45 AM
  • "The Ultimate Guide for iBooks Author: iStart iBooks Author (Multi-Touch)" prMac 7:40 AM
  • "New iOS Metronome App SpeakBeat Tells You Where You Are In The Bar" prMac 7:25 AM
  • "Turborilla Releases Mad Skills BMX for iOS" iClarified 8/18
  • "Who Let The Ghost-Dog Out?! ParaNorman: 2-Bit Bub Levels Up With Paranormal Teleportation Orbs" App Advice 8/18
  • "SwipeType: A Shortcut-Powered Notes App, No Jailbreak Required" App Advice 8/18
  • "Angelique released for iPad - Animated Book App" prMac 8/18
  • "Ellie's Wings Iphone Creative Game for Kids fun coloring game" prMac 8/18
  • "Split Things Takes Launch" prMac 8/18
  • "App iPhone, iPad Apps That Makes a Difference to Their Touch" prMac 8/18
  • "Turn your iPad into a Golf Computer with GolfSites Recap" prMac 8/18
  • "Space Wars HD and Space Wars HD for iPad on the AppStore: Crash 'Em All" prMac 8/18
  • "Rate Your Facebook Friends for iPhone available now" prMac 8/18
  • "Point Four 1.0 for iPad - Puzzle/Strategy Game Played on a Chessboard" prMac 8/18
  • "Dorada Software Updates Popular iOS Podcasting Application" prMac 8/18
  • "Devil War Free for iOS - MMO with Battles, Parties, Raids and Quests" prMac 8/18
  • "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
  • "Microsoft once ruled the world. So what went wrong?" The Observer 7:58 AM
  • "Microsoft Succumbs To Worstall's Law" Forbes 9:07 AM
  • "Microsoft Office a big draw for Windows tablets?" CNET News 7:47 PM
  • "Pricing for Microsoft's Consumer Tablet Revealed: Microsoft's Surface RT is expected to release in October, taking on the iPad and Kindle Fire" International Business Times 7:49 AM
  • "Microsoft Office a big draw for Windows tablets? Microsoft Office has been an essential tool for PCs. But how important is it for tablets?" CNET News 9:40 PM
  • "Why Windows 8 still isn't my idea" Neowin 7:58 AM
  • "HP to pursue consumer tablets after all with new Mobility division" ZDNet 6:19 PM
  • "HP's Mobility Global Business Unit to focus on consumer tablets" Mobot 7:55 AM
  • "Google and Oracle Disclose Few Paid Relationships for Trial" PC Magazine 5:05 PM
  • "Google To Enhance Travel Searches With Frommer's Acquisition" Seeking Alpha 7:34 AM
  • "Marissa Mayer snags another ex-Googler for Yahoo: Web pioneer's new chief has hired at least two former co-workers from her former co-workers since being named CEO last month." CNET News 5:04 PM
  • "Marissa Mayer Grabs Another Googler And Makes Andrew Schulte Chief Of Staff At Yahoo" Business Insider 5:05 PM
  • "Google says it didn't pay bloggers to cover Oracle lawsuit" Bloomberg 8/18
  • "Oracle agrees to pay $2 million to settle allegations in India" Moneylife 8/18
  • "Oracle Makes More Moves To Kill Open Source MySQL" TechCrunch 8/18
  • "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 8/18
  • "Microsoft eyes the iPad: Microsoft's Surface RT will be priced to compete with the iPad. $199 Android rivals notwithstanding." CNET News 8/18
  • "Microsoft Backtracks Plan to Reject Apps with Metro in Title" Tom's Hardware 8/18
  • "Microsoft Surface tablet - 3 million to be built" T3 8/18
  • "Goodbye, Growth. Hello, Dividends. Cisco Hikes Payout 75%." Barron's 8/18
  • "How IBM manages to pay just 7 per cent tax despite billion pound profits from government deals" Daily Mail (UK) 8/18
  • "IBM plans to make more storage purchases after Texas Memory" Bloomberg 8/18
  • "Kenya seals deal to host IBM's pioneer research hub in Africa" The Citizen 8/18
  • "Intel, Motorola, HP and Apple Praised for Clean Mineral Efforts" Associated Press 8/18
  • "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 8/18
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple Hits a New High: Preparing for a Big September" The Motley Fool 6:18 PM
  • "Apple Is Still An Astute Equity Investment" Seeking Alpha 2:31 PM
  • "A Guide For Day-To-Day Trading In Apple's Stock" Seeking Alpha 7:38 AM
  • "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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