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Apple adds another ball to juggle, said to enter feature film business. With hardware updates lagging, OSes to finish, are there too many balls in the air, or is Apple able to juggle 'em all? Vote for the results in the left column below or go straight to the results here.

Weekend Highlights: Apple's Friday surprise is a "multi-year partnership with Opra Winfrey" to "create original programs that embrace her incomparable ability to connect with audiences around the world"; WSJ cites sources claiming Apple will stay with less expensive LCD screens for future iPhones "as consumers balk at iPhone X price tag"—more in our Apple/Macintosh section; Gene Munster thinks Apple is about 5 years behind Netflix and further ahead with original content than we think; Bare Feats compares Direct X on Win 10 vs Metal 2 on macOS 10.13.5; Lory Gil reviews Airfoil for Mac; Jonny Evans ponders whether or not Apple has a hidden meaning behind naming the next macOS after a desert; GrayKey, a thorn in Apple's side, finds workaround to new security measures; Apple releases four (1, 2, 3, 4) advertisements called "Behind the Mac", some find the sudden focus on Macs "strange"; Apple "most awarded brand" at AICP Awards.

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  • "Apple TV No IPhone As Talks Bog Down With Media Companies" ["This battle is nothing like Apple's previous forays into the music and mobile phone spheres, when the maker of iPods and iPhones negotiated with weakened record labels and a fractured wireless industry. Now the stakes are even higher and the competition tougher."]  Bloomberg 8:03 AM
  • "Revamped, cable-friendly Apple TV? Not in 2012, but someday: Disagreement over who will control the UI and sell the set-top box." Ars Technica 10:56 AM
  • "Apple TV rebuffed by the cable guys" MarketWatch 3:05 PM
  • "7 Fastest-Growing tech companies" [Apple #8] Fortune 2:35 PM
  • "How Apple outflanked Microsoft in both business and education: The iPad is challenging Microsoft in its business stronghold and stealing sales of Windows PCs in education, where tomorrow's customers are" InfoWorld 8:21 AM
  • "iPhone 5 component supply challenges could threaten Apple's empire"  Computerworld 8:30 AM
  • "Apple Beats Competition With Design--And Design Patents: Apple has invested more in design patents than many other tech companies since it launched the iPhone in 2007. Is that good news for consumers?"  InformationWeek 9:11 AM
  • "Judge approves DOJ settlement in e-book case: A federal judge has approved a U.S. government settlement with three major publishers accused of conspiring with Apple to fix the prices of electronic books." Associated Press 3:59 PM
  • "Judge Approves E-Book Pricing Settlement Between Government and Publishers" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4:05 PM
  • "Judge Koh denies Apple's request to synchronize dissolution of existing and grant of new injunction" Foss Patents 4:01 PM
  • "Judge denies Apple motion to reschedule post-trial decisions" AppleInsider 4:02 PM
  • "South Korea Regulator Looks Into Apple Complaint: South Korea's antitrust regulator said Thursday it is looking into a complaint from Apple Inc. that Samsung Electronics Co. allegedly abused its position as a market leader in third-generation wireless technology." [Paid Membership Required] 8:21 AM
  • "South Korea probes Samsung over Apple antitrust complaints" Reuters 8:44 AM
  • "iPhone owners can't sue Apple over broken glass, court rules" GigaOM 12:31 PM
  • "Apple Seeks to Create Pandora Rival" [Paid Membership Required] 9:09 PM
  • "Apple Plans Web Radio Challenge To Pandora" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:23 PM
  • "Mountain Lion's Facebook Integration Fast Approaching As Apple Seeds Second Beta In 7 Days" Cult of Mac 8:37 AM
  • "Apple releases new OS X 10.8.2 beta to developers" MacNN 8:41 AM
  • "Apple Java update fails to address mega-flaw – researcher" The Register 8:49 AM
  • "Apple patches Java 6 for OS X Snow Leopard, Lion" Computerworld 8:18 AM
  • "How To prevent a volume from mounting at boot in OS X: You can keep any combination of volumes from automatically being available for read and write in OS X." MacFixIt 9:11 PM
  • "New utility nabs OS X keychain passwords: Though currently only a proof-of-concept, this approach and code may allow malware developers to more easily capture keychain contents." CNET Reviews 4:07 PM
  • "Speed Up Your Terminal Workflow with Command Aliases and .profile" Mactuts+ 8:53 AM
  • "Reboot Mac OS X from the Command Line" OS X Daily 11:31 AM
  • "Revisiting The Mac Clone King: Why SuperDuper! Remains The Backup Tool Of Choice" Mac 360 7:51 AM
  • "9 Tricks for the Full Screen Slideshow Feature in OS X" OS X Daily 3:49 PM
  • "New poll: Which is your preferred ebook reader?" Mac OS X Hints 9:59 AM
  • "Option-click Airport menu to launch Wi-Fi Diagnostics" Mac OS X Hints 9:59 AM
  • "Why You Need A Fast, Free Mac Browser That Dares To Think Different" BohemianBoomer 7:50 AM
  • "The Easiest Ways Ever To Reboot Your Mac To Windows (or another OS). One Free. One Not So Much." Mac 360 7:50 AM
  • "Use A Mac To Create Your Own Family Comic Strip (point and click, drag and drop)" TeraTalks 7:50 AM
  • "Free: How To Play Windows Media Audio And Video Within QuickTime On Your Mac" McSolo 7:50 AM
Press Releases
  • "Twitter makes the decision to stop development and future updates for Twitter for Mac?" 9 to 5 Mac 9:08 PM
  • "Dragon Dictate for Mac 3 boosts accuracy and adds Android mic support" SlashGear 11:33 AM
  • "Change Text Case With AppleScript" MacStories 9:10 AM
  • "FixIt II: Remove Unnecessary Characters & Spaces From Forwarded Emails" AddictiveTips 8:32 AM
  • "Recosoft ships PDF2ID v3.5 - Convert PDF and XPS to InDesign CS6 files" prMac 8:45 AM
  • "Screen Ruler 3.0 from Sprightly Software Now Available" prMac 7:52 AM
  • "Lively Logic for OS X: Create graphs and charts & analyze data." Ripeware 7:48 AM
  • "iMovie 9.0.8 addresses third-party QT component issue" FairerPlatform 7:46 AM
  • "Java for Mac: Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion updates available" FairerPlatform 7:43 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "The New Establishment: 1. Tim Cook and Jonathan Ive" Vanity Fair 8:07 AM
  • "VF's 'New Establishment' List: Apple's Cook and Ive Knock Facebook's Zuckerberg Off No. 1, While Yahoo's Mayer Debuts at No. 7" AllThingsD 8:06 AM
  • "2012 U.S. Wireless Smartphone Customer Satisfaction Study And 2012 U.S. Wireless Traditional Mobile Phone Satisfaction Study: Apple Ranks Highest in Customer Satisfaction among Smartphone Manufacturers, While LG Ranks Highest Among Traditional Mobile Phone Manufacturers" J. D. Power and Associates 12:22 PM
  • "J.D. Power and Associates Reports: Social Networking and Gaming Applications Driving Smartphone Usage and Revenue" PRNewswire 12:25 PM
  • "For 8th Time, Apple Is No. 1 in Smartphone Customer Satisfaction" The Mac Observer 4:29 PM
  • "AntiSec Probably Stole 12 Million UDIDs From An App Publisher, Not The FBI" Cult of Mac 12:30 PM
  • "Leaked Training Doc Shows Sprint iPhone 5 Not Launching Until October 15th"  iSource 8:20 AM
  • "Sprint training docs cast doubt on 2012 iPhone launch timing, but don't panic yet" Engadget 8:20 AM
  • "Sprint to increase in-store service for iPhone customers" TUAW 8:42 AM
  • "Students say they are forced to work on new iPhone 5"  ShanghaiDaily 3:11 PM
  • "Chinese students 'forced' to work on iPhone 5 sent back to school" The Verge 3:11 PM
  • "Apple Urged By China Dissident To Act Against One-Child Rule" Bloomberg 9:43 AM
  • "Apple urged to defy China's one child policy: Chinese activist and exiled dissident Chen Guangchen has waded into the controversy surrounding working conditions at the Chinese suppliers of big name tech brands by calling on Apple and others to stand up against his country's infamous one child policy." The Register 8:13 AM
  • "Iconic Shanghai Apple Store floods, temporarily closes" 9 to 5 Mac 3:33 PM
  • "With Apple's iPhone 5 in wings, competitors make pitches" Philadelphia Inquirer [Free Registration Required] 8:16 AM
  • "Apple 'to drop iPhone 3GS'" Telegraph 9:10 AM
  • "Apple to Hang Up on iPhone 3GS, Say Hello to Free 8GB iPhone 4" The Mac Observer 4:28 PM
  • "Apple may kill iPhone 3GS, introduce 8GB iPhone 4S" Electronista 2:42 PM
  • "NFL starting to ditch old paper playbooks: NFL teams going digital, replacing old paper playbooks with iPads for X's and O's and video" Associated Press 4:24 PM
  • "Apple to blame for high rents in San Francisco, report" Macworld UK 8:25 AM
  • "Apple co-founder Wozniak to speak at Tech Valley High, GlobalFoundries" The Business Review 8:08 AM
  • "Steve Jobs's Widow Was Hanging Out With Chelsea Clinton At The Democratic National Convention" Cult of Mac 8:36 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Amazon's Crazy New 4G LTE Plan Gives You 250MB a Month for $50 a Year (Updated)" Gizmodo 2:41 PM
  • "Amazon takes aim at Apple's iPad with Kindle Fire HD" CNET News 2:41 PM
  • "Amazon Shines Light on Kindle Paperwhite" AllThingsD 2:36 PM
  • "Goodness Gracious, Three Kindle Fires" AllThingsD 2:35 PM
  • "Amazon announces new wave of Kindles" CNN 2:34 PM
  • "Amazon unveils Kindle Fire HD, but sales will remain a mystery" CNNMoney 2:33 PM
  • "Google to rent Chromebooks for $30 per month" The Register 11:05 AM
  • "Electronic Arts exec in single-player snub" TG Daily 11:01 AM
  • "Interactive gravestones link mourners to online profiles" Reuters [Free Registration Required] 10:29 AM
  • "Smart TVs are failing to connect: Consoles and set top boxes are proving much easier for consumers to use than even the most advanced new TVs." Fortune 10:28 AM
  • "Western Digital announces its smallest external drive with USB 3.0" Computerworld 10:17 AM
  • "Cheetah robot 'runs faster than Usain Bolt'" BBC 10:05 AM
  • "Samsung sells 20 million Galaxy S3s, adds new colors" CNET News 9:54 AM
  • "Amazon teases unannounced Kindles during NFL game" CNET News 9:56 AM
  • "Possibility of Amazon smartphone has tech community bubbling with excitement" VentureBeat [Free Registration Required] 9:27 AM
  • "Verizon to sell Windows phones; Nokia plan seen" MarketWatch 9:32 AM
  • "Kobo takes aim at Google Nexus 7 with Arc Android tablet" V3 11:07 AM
  • "Nokia Apologizes for Faking Lumia PureView Camera Demo" PC Magazine 10:44 AM
  • "Nokia cuts prices of older Windows phones, shares fall" Reuters 9:48 AM
  • "Nokia Windows Phone 8 Devices Arrive With Thud" InformationWeek 10:29 AM
  • "Nokia, Motorola Race Against Apple" [Paid Membership Required] 9:22 AM
  • "Google to Apple: Get off our lawn!" CNNMoney 9:16 AM
  • "Live @ 10 PM ET - Apple Announcements, Apple HDTV, iOS Getting Stale?, stolen UDIDs" Insanely Great Mac 3:49 PM
  • "MacTalk Podcast Special | Horace Dediu" asymco 2:41 PM
  • "Jim Dalrymple On The Samsung Verdict, The Lumia Launch, iPhoneMania and Quantum Leaps" MacVoicesTV 2:33 PM
  • "Samsung Reportedly dropped as memory supplier for first batch of next-gen iPhones" AppleInsider 9:20 PM
  • "High-quality images claim to show 'iPad mini' housing in detail"  AppleInsider 8:34 AM
  • "New Leaked Images Show The Entire Rear Shell Of The iPad Mini" Cult of Mac 8:36 AM
  • "iPad mini Rear Shell Leaked Out of Foxconn Costs $6000, Cases On Sale for 80 Cents"  M.I.C. Gadget 8:48 AM
  • "iPhone 5 to have no Authentec Fingerprint Scanner?" Sonny Dickson 8:48 AM
  • "Faked iPhone 5 Video Shows Wireless Charging, More" The Mac Observer 4:29 PM
  • "Apple iPhone 5 in action in dodgy video" Crave @ CNET 8:19 AM
  • "Clues About iPhone 5 on Alibaba?" WSJ Blogs 8:21 AM
  • "Alleged Unibody iPhone 5 Looks Mighty Slim" Gizmodo 8:30 AM
  • "iPhone 5 Cases Already On Sale" BYTE 10:05 AM
  • "Sharp mortgages iPhone display plant, other Japanese factories" Reuters 8:17 AM
  • "Apple further refines App Store for iOS 6, revamps 'Featured' and 'Top' content lists" AppleInsider 9:29 PM
Apple Patent Applications
  • "Apple Reveals Future iPad with Backside Controls for Gaming" Patently Apple 7:47 AM
  • "Apple's virtual keyboard tech could lead to backside input for tablets" AppleInsider 8:34 AM
  • "Apple Advances Work on Virtual Keyboards for iMac & MacBook" Patently Apple 9:12 AM
  • "Apple Attempts to Patent Virtual Knobs & New Instrument for GarageBand" Patently Apple 2:31 PM
  • "Apple Patent Is For 'Display Snooping" MacNews 10:53 AM
  • "Apple Working On New Wireless Headset Design" MacNews 10:53 AM
  • "Apple Advances Synchronization Between iDevices & Vehicles" Patently Apple 11:16 AM
  • "Apple Looks To Sync Mobile, Vehicle Devices" MacNews 10:39 AM
  • "Apple Researches a New Haptic Option & More" Patently Apple 5:49 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $2.99)" Apple Sliced 9:12 AM
  • "Temple Run: Brave For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:12 AM
  • "More Popcorn! For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:12 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:47 AM
  • "iPod Touch Buyer's Guide... $70 To $399 -The Best iPod Touch Prices, Deals, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 8:27 AM

  • "Shootout: CUDA-Z reveals the potential of the CUDA compatible GPUs for the Mac Pro" Bare Feats 3:29 PM
  • "Nokia Lumia 920 (vs iPhone 5) review: Does Nokia stand a chance against Apple?" Macworld UK 10:11 AM
  • "Three for One [olloclip] YMP Now 3:40 PM
  • "RAILkase Makes Serious iPhone Protection Downright Stylish" The Mac Observer 4:30 PM
  • "Get the Best Bang for Your Buck with the OontZ and the OontZ Angle Speakers – iPad Gear Review" PadGadget 8:41 AM
  • "Video Review: Marware C.E.O. Hybrid Case for the iPad" Run Around Tech 9:11 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Blogsy for iPad review" iMore 10:57 AM
  • "Smartphone? Presto! 2-Way Radio" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:17 AM
  • "Go Mondrian! Craft Photo Collages with Layout – iPad App Review" PadGadget 8:41 AM
  • "Photosynth Review: Interactive panorama capture and stitching tool facilitates easy sharing" Macworld 8:47 AM
  • "Weathercube is an interesting but eccentric iOS app" TUAW 3:33 PM
  • "Ecoute iPhone app review: Do you need a new music player app for your iPhone? You might think so once you've tried this one." Telegraph 8:29 AM
  • "'Dragon Island Blue' Review - A Competent Monster-collecting RPG" Touch Arcade 2:42 PM
  • "Appidemic: Nightmares from the Deep: The Cursed Heart, Collector's Edition HD" AppleTell 8:41 AM
  • "Bubbly Review: Bubbly hopes to be the Instagram of voice. It ticks all the right social networking boxes but it needs more users to be a real must try." 148Apps 2:41 PM
  • "Crazy Bikers 2 Review" 148Apps 8:49 AM
  • "Night Flight Review" 148Apps 10:11 AM
  • "Grabbity Review" 148Apps 12:23 PM
  • "If Apple is all about the devices, Amazon is all about the services" GigaOM 10:30 PM
  • "Cassandra: Friday Review -The Weekend Arrives" eXtensions 10:22 PM
  • "Jeff Bezos as Steve Jobs" The Loop 9:32 PM
  • "Why the Apple, FBI and AntiSec UDID debacle won't go away" CNET News 4:07 PM
  • "Apple, Major Patent Holders Have The Most To Gain" The Motley Fool 3:58 PM
  • "Kindle Fire vs. iPad vs. Nexus 7 vs. Surface RT vs Playbook" iMore 3:36 PM
  • "Amazon: We're No Apple/Nope, no Apple TV device from Jeff Bezos today."  AllThingsD 3:09 PM
  • "iPhone 5 hardware-based rumor roundup" ZDNet 3:33 PM
  • "Did the iPhone 5 Just Get More Attractive for Apple?" The Motley Fool 3:05 PM
  • "Will Apple Be the ONLY Provider of iPhone 5 Dock Adapters?" Forbes 2:42 PM
  • "Rumor: New Detailed Photos Of iPad Mini Appear" Apple Bitch 11:29 AM
  • "Is Apple Waking Up Another Sleeping Giant In Microsoft?"  Seeking Alpha 10:50 AM
  • "Samsung DID NOT try to pay Apple $1 billion in nickels" Fortune 10:48 AM
  • "Here's How Apple's Reputation Dived After the Samsung Verdict" Forbes 10:13 AM
  • "Should Apple Fight Against China's One Child Policy?" Forbes 9:59 AM
  • "Apple as Innovator: Three Contributions That Changed Computing" Tech.pinions 9:53 AM
  • "The Macalope Daily: Failure to launch" Macworld [Insider Content] 9:44 AM
  • "Over 30% Of IPad Owners Want Other Screen Sizes --Do You?" MacNews 9:13 AM
  • "Bruce Willis is not suing Apple" TG Daily 8:45 AM
  • "This Is Where Apple Is Really Going To Miss Steve Jobs" Business Insider 8:40 AM
  • "Facebook abandons HTML5 on iOS: A shift or exception? Developers balance HTML5's broad reach with the performance and specialty capabilities of native code" InfoWorld 8:38 AM
  • "No new Apple TV this year? How about never?" TUAW 2:41 PM
  • "No new Apple TV this year, report says" CNET News 8:49 AM
  • "No New Apple Television Products Coming in 2012 as Content Negotiations Stall Once Again" MacRumors 8:45 AM
  • "Apple TV -- Release date delayed until 2013" BGR 8:42 AM
  • "Bloomberg: No New Apple TV This Year" Gizmodo 8:30 AM
  • "Apple reportedly won't release new TV product this year due to content negotiations" The Verge 8:25 AM
  • "Bloomberg slams the brakes on the Apple TV rumor train" Fortune 8:17 AM
  • "Apple and Retail Disease" TheStreet 8:08 AM
  • "Is Apple Eating its Seed Corn?" TheStreet 8:05 AM
  • "Twitter Meme: How The Rumor Started That Bill Clinton Is Announcing The iPhone 5" Forbes 10:49 AM
  • "What iPhone 5? Samsung says Galaxy S III sales reach 20 million" VentureBeat 9:11 AM
  • "The iPhone5 Still the De Facto Winner" TheStreet 8:35 AM
  • "The Problem With Windows Phone And Nokia's New Lumia Smartphone vs. Apple's iPhone" PixoBebo 7:50 AM
  • "Which Gets Used The Most? Your Mac Or Your iPad (because inquiring minds want to know)" Mac 360 7:50 AM
  • "Kindle Free Time and the Future of Family Computing" Tech.pinions 10:32 PM
  • "Amazon's Kindle Fire 4G bait and switch" GigaOM 9:33 PM
  • "Kindle Fire HD: Amazon's anti-Apple profit engine" CNET News 4:07 PM
  • "Video: Amazon's 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD in action" GeekWire 3:59 PM
  • "First Thoughts on Amazon's New Kindle Family" Mike McHargue 3:36 PM
  • "Amazon blows carriers out of the water with $50 4G LTE data plan" VentureBeat 3:05 PM
  • "Amazon announces slew of new Kindle tablets" MacDailyNews 2:35 PM
  • "Amazon is Poised to Become a Powerhouse in Tablets" Tech.pinions 2:32 PM
  • "The Nest makes tangled earbuds a thing of the past" ZDNet 11:16 AM
  • "Can Nokia take wireless charging mainstream?" ZDNet 11:14 AM
  • "Nokia and Motorola and the failed art of the soft launch" ZDNet 11:13 AM
  • "Video: Introducing the upgradable tablet concept" TG Daily 11:01 AM
  • "The BlackBerry 10 and BES confusion untangled: Research in Motion has finally clarified how today's BlackBerrys, the promised BlackBerry 10, and its BES tools will work together" InfoWorld 10:32 AM
  • "The ultimate Android tethering guide" PCWorld 10:33 AM
  • "Android 4.1 'Jelly Bean' hits 1.2 percent market share" ZDNet 11:15 AM
  • "No Jelly Bean on Motorola's newest phones? #GoogleFAIL" Houston Chronicle 10:32 AM
  • "12 'best practices' IT should avoid at all costs" [Slideshow] InfoWorld 10:32 AM
  • "Telecommuting: Lower pay, but fewer annoying colleagues" Fortune 10:28 AM
  • "4 security suites that protect all your devices: McAfee, Symantec, Trend Micro and Webroot offer protection for all your devices plus Web-based management." Computerworld 10:18 AM
  • "How do you wrap a digital gift? MIT startup Delightfully has a clever answer" Boston Globe [Free Registration Required] 10:09 AM
  • "Now may not be time to buy next gadget" [Video Report] Boston Globe [Free Registration Required] 10:08 AM
  • "Bridging Hot And Cold Cloud Storage: Pogoplug takes the chill off Glacier, turning it into a continuously replicated archive." InformationWeek 9:59 AM
  • "Samsung's Value Recovers After Lawsuit" Investopedia 9:48 AM
  • "Samsung's challenge: keep the customer" Reuters 9:44 AM
  • "Is Amazon's one more thing an Android smartphone?" ZDNet 11:14 AM
  • "Amazon: Thursday is another test for Jeff Bezos" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 11:09 AM
  • "What Amazon is expected to reveal today" NBC News 10:40 AM
  • "Lumia 920"s demo builds credibility for Nokia, Windows" Chicago Sun-Times 9:59 AM
  • "Motorola's DROID RAZR M is incredible, and it's an iPhone 5 preview" BGR 8:42 AM
  • "Vizio's Laptop Debut Dazzles, Then Fizzles" AllThingsD 8:16 AM
  • "Jerry Seinfeld not a fan of iPhone cases" TUAW 8:42 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "SlideShark for iPhone Disrupts Enterprise Presentation Strategy [InfoGraphic] iPadCTO 10:25 PM
  • "Autodesk 123D Catch for iPhone Lets Everyone Create 3D Printed Models with Photos" Business Wire 4:18 PM
  • "Tactilize Wants To Make iPad Publishing Easy" TechCrunch 12:22 PM
  • "Asana Brings Smooth Task Management To New Version Of iOS App" TechCrunch 11:31 AM
  • "Adobe Photoshop Touch iPad app now supports Retina Display" CNET News 9:58 AM
  • "WD unveils sleek My Passport Edge portable drives" CNET News 9:58 AM
  • "New x2VOL App for iPhone® and Android™ Makes Managing Community Service Easy" Business Wire 8:58 AM
  • "Apple Lossless and AIFF Support Added to Pioneer SC Receivers for Expanded Digital Music Playback" Business Wire 8:58 AM
  • "Drakerider RPG now available for iOS" AppleTell 8:41 AM
  • "Plants Vs. Zombies For iOS Blossoms With New Game Pack, Retina iPad Support And More" App Advice 8:32 AM
  • "Add A Bunch Of Icon Effects To Your iPhone With FunBoard" App Advice 8:32 AM
  • "TiVo Stream beams DVR content to iPad" ZDNet 8:27 AM
  • "Lady Gaga to release next album, 'Artpop,' as iPad and iPhone app" The Verge 8:25 AM
  • "LinkedIn Updates Android, iOS Apps With Real-time Notifications" The Next Web 8:22 AM
  • "Tumblr iOS and Android apps get improved content discovery, easier sharing and more" The Next Web 8:22 AM
  • "MetroView GPS app delivers TomTom traffic data" iTWire 7:53 AM
  • "Rdio adds privacy feature" iTWire 7:52 AM
  • "New Features and Greeting Cards for eCard Express iPhone and iPad App" prMac 11:31 AM
  • "Earthquake Buddy 1.0 for iOS - Life Matters" prMac 10:54 AM
  • "Persona: When Having Multiple Personalities is a Good Thing" prMac 10:54 AM
  • "Magic Belles Sprinkle Magic Dust Over iPhone, iPad and iPod touch" prMac 8:45 AM
  • "Perspectiva: Graphic Calendars, Time Charts on iPad, iPhone, iPod touch" prMac 7:52 AM
  • "A New Approach to Reminders - Active and Non-Timed" prMac 7:52 AM
  • "Stride Files: The Square Murder - A great detective adventure game" prMac 7:52 AM
  • "BuzlyLabs introduces The End 1.0 for iOS - Epic New Blaster Game" prMac 7:52 AM
  • "Corpus Collusion Adds Instant Import To The Recipe Box App" prMac 7:52 AM
  • "Word Slots - A New Type of Word Game Plans to Reinvent Market" prMac 7:52 AM
  • "The Zombie Games - Annihilate Zombie Athletes In a Battle For Survival" prMac 7:52 AM
  • "My Book List 2.0 Free for iOS: Track To-Be-Read and Already-Read Books" prMac 7:52 AM
  • "Hand Carved Code Announces Priorities 3.0 and Priorities Online Web App" prMac 7:52 AM
  • "Ginger Run 1.0 for iOS - Racing has Never Been So Sweet" prMac 7:51 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft's real target should be BlackBerry" MarketWatch 9:32 AM
  • "Why 2012 will be remembered as year Microsoft was bold" V3 11:07 AM
  • "Microsoft: With PC Demand Weak, Estimates Start To Slip" Forbes 9:40 AM
  • "Ballmer predicts 400 million Lumia and Surface fumblers: Steve Ballmer's back in the numbers game, this time predicting sales of Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 kit to draw in application developers." The Register 11:04 AM
  • "Microsoft adding staff, R&D in China mobile push: Microsoft hiring 1,000 additional staff in China, adding to R&D in mobile push" Associated Press 9:50 AM
  • "Microsoft to hire 1,000 in China over next year: executive" Reuters 9:50 AM
  • "Microsoft Invests In China R&D, Eyes Mobile Uptake" Forbes 9:49 AM
  • "Microsoft to Increase Hiring, Investment in China" [Paid Membership Required] 9:47 AM
  • "Microsoft plans large expansion in China to push cloud services" IDG News Service 10:46 AM
  • "Bing It On: Microsoft Claims 2:1 Users Prefer Bing's Search Results Over Google's In Blind Test" TechCrunch 10:59 AM
  • "Microsoft Bing takes on Google in search challenge" USA Today 11:06 AM
  • "Microsoft to Google: Proof our search is better" Fortune 9:48 AM
  • "Microsoft tells Google searchers to 'Bing it on'" CNET News 9:54 AM
  • "Bing takes on Google with a 'Pepsi Challenge'" CNNMoney 10:15 AM
  • "Can Microsoft's New Alternative To Hotmail Take On Gmail?" Forbes 9:47 AM
  • "Is Windows 8 phone confusion good for Microsoft?" ZDNet 11:14 AM
  • "Microsoft puts Windows 8 users at risk with missing Flash update" ZDNet 11:13 AM
  • "Internet Explorer 10's bundled Flash leaves users exploitable" Ars Technica 4:22 PM
  • "Dell: Give our transformation time" ZDNet 11:15 AM
  • "Dell makes unexpected grab for the PAYG storage cloud: Dell quietly released an announcement a few days ago that it was offering a cloud storage service in partnership with Nirvanix." The Register 11:03 AM
  • "IBM Interactive Unveils New Services for CMOs, CIOs" eWeek 10:22 AM
  • "Oracle seeks to delay cloud features in enterprise Java: Oracle hopes to stay on schedule for Java EE 7 by deferring planned cloud capabilities to Java EE 8, due in 2015" InfoWorld 10:33 AM
  • "Java Still Not Safe, Security Experts Say: Oracle needs to fix holes faster, say some security experts. Leave Java disabled for now, because Oracle's emergency patch is insufficient." InformationWeek 11:29 AM
  • "Oracle-Google judge ends probe into paid bloggers" Reuters 9:50 AM
  • "Intel forum is next front in x86 vs. ARM war" EE Times 10:22 AM
  • "Intel to promote Haswell platform at IDF San Francisco" DigiTimes 10:21 AM
  • "Intel's 'Mobile Etiquette' survey uncovers global peevishness" The Register 11:05 AM
  • "Dataram executes agreement with AMD for Radeon RAMDisk" Theflyonthewall 9:37 AM
  • "Cisco hints at major collaboration product overhaul for 2013" V3 11:07 AM
  • "Cisco challenges Microsoft-Skype on video interoperability" V3 11:08 AM
  • "Cisco Physical Security Updates Target Large-Scale IP Video Deployment" CRN 10:16 AM
  • "Physicists Quantum Teleport Photons Over 88 Miles" Forbes 10:26 AM
  • "5 key new improvements in OpenSuse Linux 12.2: It's been almost a year since the last release, but a raft of updates make this new Linux distribution well worth checking out" PCWorld 10:33 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "75 Million iPhone 5 Sales Equals $1000 Apple Share Price" Seeking Alpha 9:11 AM
  • "Apple stock tends to fall after big product launches" Covestor 7:48 AM
  • "Acacia Research Will Uniquely Benefit From Apple's Win, Has Approval From Samsung Too" Seeking Alpha 8:11 AM
  • "How a trader approaches Apple" MarketWatch 11:31 AM
  • "Is Apple A Sin Stock?" Forbes 10:10 AM
  • "Audience says Apple may drop its technology from iPhones, shares slump" Reuters 4:06 PM
  • "Apple may ditch Audience noise suppression tech in next-gen iPhone" AppleInsider 4:53 PM
  • "Apple quietly breaking up with Audience for Siri's noise filtering tech: Could it mean that Siri is ready to exit beta status and spread to more phones?" Ars Technica 9:50 PM
  • "With Apple Driving Sales, Cirrus Logic Stock Cruises To A Triple" Forbes 2:42 PM
Industry News
  • "Tech Stocks: Amazon jumps on new Kindles; techs surge/Micron, SanDisk post gains, leading S&P 500; chips lead techs" MarketWatch 4:02 PM
  • "U.S. stocks applaud ECB's bond-buying plan: S&P 500 surges to a four-year high" MarketWatch 4:03 PM
  • "Wall Street Races Higher; S&P Notches 4-Year High" FOXBusiness 10:28 AM
  • "S&P 500 Climbs to Four-Year High as ECB Details Bond Plan" Bloomberg 4:03 PM
  • "Stocks Soar on ECB Bond-Buying Plans, Jobs Report Optimism" TheStreet 4:04 PM
  • "Big rally on Wall Street" CNNMoney 4:04 PM
  • "Stocks Hit a High Point: Stocks marched to their highest level in years, fueled by the promise of stimulus from Europe's top bankers and hints of a strengthening U.S. economy." [Paid Membership Required] 4:04 PM
  • "London stocks up after rate decisions, bond plan: Miners lead FTSE higher" MarketWatch 9:25 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks higher ahead of ECB meeting" MarketWatch 9:22 AM
  • "Australian Stocks Lead Asian Markets Higher" [Paid Membership Required] 11:20 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks, Spain bonds rally on ECB bond plan/European Central Bank leaves key lending rate at 0.75%" MarketWatch 11:20 AM
  • "European stocks surge on ECB" CNNMoney 11:20 AM
  • "Relief in Europe Markets" [Paid Membership Required] 11:20 AM
  • "World stocks push even higher after European Central Bank announces new bond-buying plan" Associated Press [Free Registration Required] 9:27 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 12:20 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares up at 1 p.m." Associated Press 12:20 PM
  • "IBM's Unique Position In The Tech Industry Makes It A Good Investment" Seeking Alpha 9:40 AM

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