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MacSurfer's Archive: Sunday, September 9, 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
  • "Apple faces battle for a share of the pie" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 9:12 AM
  • "Counting the cost of Apple-Samsung war" The Hindu 9:18 AM
  • "HTC may be able to seek import ban on LTE iPad and new iPhone" ZDNet 9:19 AM
  • "World gets ready for 'iPhone 5' unveiling – Celebrity on stage to re-create Steve Jobs excitement?" Agence France-Presse 2:10 PM
  • "Apple's Yerba Buena Decoration Shows Stretched iOS Icons, Possibly Hinting at Taller iPhone 5" MacRumors 9:19 AM
  • "Thomson joins vid-streamers' rush for MPEG-DASH: Web vid spec has Microsoft on board, but Apple's still hanging back" The Register 11:19 AM
  • "Apple prepping Yerba Center for iPhone 5 event" Crave @ CNET 9/8
  • "Apple prepares venue for iPhone 5 media event" Tech2 9/8
  • "Big week for gadgets ahead of new Apple iPhone" Tech2 9/8
  • "Launch of new smartphones like iPhone 5 expected to set tills ringing" The Scotsman 9/8
  • "Will the new iPhone be China Mobile compatible?" Fortune 9/8
  • "Blueprints give peek inside Apple's new HQ: Building's motifs seem to include spaciousness, light, and the noncolor white." CNET News 9/8
  • "Samsung tells court Apple's multitouch is better than Android's"  Tech2 9/8
  • "Forget the iPhone – Apple turns to iRadio for next big hit" The Independent 9/8
OS X
News
  • "Tool Allows Mac OS X Hackers With Root Access to Easily Extract Keychain Data" IDG News Service 9/7
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "I wanted to let the MacInTouch readers to know that I am able to run Mountain Lion 10.8.1 on my trusty 'unsupported' 2007 Core2Duo Mac Mini (with 3 Gig RAM) using VMware Fusion 4.1.3." MacInTouch 9/8
  • "I'm confused about Java. I updated Java from Java System Preferences to version '7 update 7'. This includes JRE 1.7.0_07. It loads a file into /Library/internetplugins/JavaAppletPlugin. Using the Java Control Panel the Enabled button is checked. I can't uncheck it. In Safari I have Java disabled but JavaScript enabled.: I just got a notification from Apple about a Java update. That updated Java to 1.6.0_035. The JRE for the latter seems to be controlled from Java Preferences.app in the Utilities folder. I have disabled it there." MacInTouch 9/8
  • "Over the years, having tried several different means of changing the shortname of an account with less than stellar success, I finally settled on one that, while not speedy, is not as fraught with danger as some techniques are." MacInTouch 9/8
  • "Here's an odd question for people knowledgeable about Mail.: Now the original message does not appear in any mailbox. But if I search for a unique text string that's in the original Mail can find the message and display it. Mail says it's in the mailbox I expect it to be, but it doesn't show up there." MacInTouch 9/8
  • "Q&A: MacFixIt Answers/We answer reader questions about the best practices for prolonging battery life, and more." MacFixIt 9/7
  • "Received this suggestion from the Apple Support Communities forum in response to my plea for help with Supreme Commander on my MacBookPro Retina using Boot Camp: Try to go to the options within the game and go to the video tab. select 'windowed' at the primary adapter. This worked for me. It works! I do have to played in windowed mode, but at least I can see the cursor in the game and play again." MacInTouch 9/7
  • "Has Apple said anything about supplying Mountain Lion on media for those of us with slower connections? My internet connection is (free) WiFi. I would rather pay for a DVD or thumb drive (like the last OS) than find a way to connect to a high-speed connection that I don't need otherwise." MacInTouch 9/7
  • "Aperture - troubleshooting print color problem" MacInTouch 9/7
  • "Safari Hiding Links Bug: I keep noticing a bug where in some cases Safari will not display a link. I'm not sure when it started, but it's not new with OS X 10.8.1." inessential 9/7
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "An A -Z of System Preferences in OS X 10.8, Mountain Lion" eXtensions 12:36 PM
  • "White Noise for Mac review: Inexpensive Mac app provides distraction with mostly pleasant ambient sounds" Macworld UK 9:15 AM
  • "Helpdesk challenge – troubleshooting Mac hardware problems" Which? 9:15 AM
  • "System Preferences in OS X 10.8, Mountain Lion: Users & Groups" eXtensions 8:57 AM
  • "System Preferences in OS X 10.8, Mountain Lion: Trackpad" eXtensions 9/8
  • "This is a timely topic, as I have been examining my Time Machine backups recently to see if I can trim what gets saved.: Thanks to those who suggested BackupLoupe." MacInTouch 9/8
  • "For finding and saving many downloaded updaters, *start* running the updater. Look for its icon in the dock. Single-click and hold on the icon. Scroll up to 'Options' and scroll sideways and down to 'Show In Finder'." MacInTouch 9/8
  • "System Preferences in OS X 10.8, Mountain Lion: Time Machine" eXtensions 9/7
  • "Ask the iTunes Guy: Manipulating files" Macworld 9/7
  • "Q&A: Adding Missing Titles to iTunes Tracks" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9/7
  • "MacMost Now 758: Quickly Launch Apps With LaunchPad" MacMost 9/7
  • "Flare 1.4 review: Add effects and textures to your photos without turning them all green" Macworld UK 9/7
  • "Banish Those Mountain Lion Banner Notifications With A Swipe [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 9/7
  • "Start Web Sharing in OS X Mountain Lion the Easy Way with a Preference Panel" OS X Daily 9/7
  • "Set OS X Mountain Lion's Update Frequency to Any Schedule You Want" Lifehacker 9/7
  • "Live Mac Life On The Edge: Use The Latest Safari-like Browser For Free" Mac 360 9/7
  • "A Free Way To Get Rid Of All Those Annoying Vertical Lines In Forwarded Email" NoodleMac 9/7
  • "Free: Add A Little Context Control To Your Mac's Location Or Destination With ControlPlane" TeraTalks 9/7
  • "2 New, Better, Ways To Browse Archive Contents On Your Mac (one is free)" Mac 360 9/7
  • "A Simple, Elegant, Secure Way To Password Protect Files On Your Mac (any files you want kept private)" BohemianBoomer 9/7
  • "How To Play 8-ball Pool On Your Mac For Free" McSolo 9/7
Op/Ed
  • "Hey Apple, Fix iTunes First"  Mashable 9/7
  • "IBook Support For The Apple TV? Fine, So How 'Bout The Mac?" MacNews 9/7
  • "Twitter to ditch its Mac app? Rumour has it that Twitter is planning to stop development of its Mac client" Macworld UK 9/7
Press Releases
  • "Matrox joins Thunderbolt wave with video edit suite dock" iTWire 8:55 PM
  • "Evernote for Web, Mac and Windows update brings some sharing improvements" GadgeTell 9/8
  • "Retinize Any Mac App With Retinizer" TechCrunch 9/8
  • "Sony announces new pro audio suite for OS X" TUAW 9/7
  • "SCOtutor for Mountain Lion Tutorial App Launched" prMac 9/7
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "The Most Detailed Photos Yet Of The Massive Spaceship-Like Campus Apple Is Building" Business Insider 9:28 AM
  • "Court rules iPad tracking is not trespassing" ZDNet 9:05 PM
  • "Encasing Apple: how Proporta makes its iPhone 5 accessories" Telegraph 9:18 AM
  • "Apple iPhone5 to hit UAE this month; Price: Dh2,500-Dh3,500" Emirates 24/7 9:20 AM
  • "Wal-Mart testing iPhone scan system" AP/Yonhap 10:33 AM
  • "Apple September 12 event wallpaper" iMore 12:42 PM
  • "New iPhone should push the price of older models down" NewsOK 9/8
  • "AirBridge Promises to Seamlessly, Wirelessly Connect Your iPad and TV" Mashable 9/8
  • "Vatican hopes Apple partnership will spread Pope's message: Vatican City, Sep 8, 2012 / 05:12 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vatican has teamed up with Apple to develop new hi-tech methods for communicating the works of Pope Benedict XVI to the world." Catholic News Agency 9/8
  • "Couple whips out iPads to marry on Twitter" CNET News 9/8
  • "Vatican hopes Apple partnership will spread Pope's message: Vatican City, Sep 8, 2012 / 05:12 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vatican has teamed up with Apple to develop new hi-tech methods for communicating the works of Pope Benedict XVI to the world." Catholic News Agency 9/8
Non-Apple News
  • "William Moggridge, Designer and Laptop Pioneer, Dies at 69" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:01 PM
  • "Google Struggles to Unseat Amazon as the Web's Most Popular Mall" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:00 PM
  • "Microsoft Envisions Where Gaming is going, and it's Wild!" Patently Apple 8:56 AM
  • "Google preparing to counter Apple's onslaught" Deccan Herald 9/8
  • "Apple rivals try to outshine next iPhone with cool features" Bloomberg News 9/8
  • "Trouble ahead? 4G LTE Kindle Fire doesn't yet have FCC approval for sale" Digital Trends 9/7
  • "Wearable Tech 7: Circuit Chic" [Slideshow] ZDNet 9/7
  • "Playstation Vita hack disrupts developers" TG Daily 9/7
  • "Valve's indie Steam Greenlight gets a $100 submission fee" Indie Research 9/7
  • "LSI CTO touts promise of flash, open source" EE Times 9/7
  • "Two more tiny, sub-$100 Linux PCs join the fray" PCWorld 9/7
  • "Facebook prematurely sends out satisfaction survey to some users" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 9/7
  • "Sleuths Trace New Zero-Day Attacks to Hackers Who Hit Google" Wired 9/7
  • "Google Doodle pays homage to 'Star Trek'" USA Today 9/7
  • "Google snags patent on price discrimination" The Register 9/7
  • "Google Brings 45 Degree Imagery To 30 New Cities In Google Maps" TechCrunch 9/7
  • "Google Aurora Attackers Still On Loose, Symantec Says" InformationWeek 9/7
  • "Google to open first Latin America data centre in Chile" BBC 9/7
  • "Wartime diary helps to tell Colossus story" BBC 9/7
  • "A Firefox Smartphone for the Poor" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9/7
  • "Android 4.1.1 rolls out to Galaxy Nexus, Nexus S 4G via Sprint" CNET News 9/7
  • "HTC announces One SC smartphone with funky backside" CNET News 9/7
  • "Nokia's Previous Lumia Flagship Now Just $20: Released as the top-of-line Windows Phone just five months ago, the Lumia 900 now can be had for the price of a couple of movie tickets." InformationWeek 9/7
  • "EMC CEO Tucci to remain until at least Feb. 15" MarketWatch 9/7
  • "Verizon CEO says Samsung may be 'dark horse' in mobile OS battle" Reuters 9/7
  • "Apple, Samsung in crosshairs of rivals: Amazon, Nokia and Motorola seek a spot in a two-horse race" MarketWatch 9/7
  • "When Will Amazon Take on Netflix Directly? Ask Jeff Bezos." AllThingsD 9/7
  • "Amazon takes on Apple by slicing prices of tablets" Boston Herald 9/7
  • "Amazon to sell Kindle Fire tablets in the UK" Telegraph 9/7
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Tonight on the iMore show Sunday edition...!" iMore 2:18 PM
  • "Gillmor Gang: Silver Bullet Theory" [Video Report] TechCrunch 9/8
  • "TUAW Origin Stories: Picky" TUAW 9/7
  • "Gene Steinberg meets tech commentator Rob Pegoraro and Laptop magazine's Avram Piltch this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE!" The Tech Night Owl 9/7
  • "Apple Announcements, Apple HDTV, iOS Getting Stale?, stolen UDIDs (Podcast)" Insanely Great Mac 9/7
Hardware/Software
  • "Takeover may let Apple bring fingerprint security to its iPhone 5: AuthenTec expected to agree to $365m acquisition – one of largest sums paid in a takeover by the California technology firm" The Guardian 12:47 PM
  • "Did Cirrus Logic Cause This Apple Supplier's 64% Plunge?" The Motley Fool 9:29 AM
  • "iPhone 5 Countdown: Cirrus Logic Will Be a Winner" The Motley Fool 9:06 PM
  • "Apple's (AAPL) Yerba Buena Center Décor Hints at Taller iPhone 5" Wall Street Pit 9:13 AM
  • "A skinny iPhone 5 could boost battery life" Computerworld 2:13 PM
  • "Insane, But Great: The iPhone 5 With Rubberband Electronics" AllThingsD 10:41 AM
  • "iPhone 5 launch event to see new iMacs unveiled?" TrustedReviews 9/8
  • "iPhone 5 will support 4G networks 'around the world'" Crave @ CNET 9/8
  • "iPhone 5 to Feature Less Samsung Memory, Bring end to iPhone 3GS" eWeek 9/8
  • "iPhone 5 Pre-orders at [Select?] AT&T Stores" Tapscape 9/8
  • "iPhone 5: features we're expecting" Telegraph 9/8
  • "Apple's new iPhone plug shows up in photos, again" CNET News 9/8
  • "iOS6 Has Some Airlines Readying to Fly" PCWorld 9/8
  • "Is Samsung Copying Apple's Earphones? It sure looks like it" Patently Apple 9/8
AppleCare/Helps
  • "AppleCare: The Ultimate Guide" Mactuts+ 9/7
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Swing Away For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 10:29 AM
  • "Time Ducks For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 10:29 AM
  • "Halli Galli For iPhone Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 10:29 AM
  • "Mad Skills Motocross For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9/8
  • "Touch Hockey 2012 For iPhone Is Free Right Now (Previously $1.99)" Apple Sliced 9/8
  • "Darkness Rush: Saving Princess For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $3.99)" Apple Sliced 9/8
  • "Trine 2 For Mac Is Temporarily Available For $3.99 (Normally $14.99)" Apple Sliced 9/7
  • "Rescue City Full For iPhone Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9/7
  • "VintageHero For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9/7
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 9/7
  • "MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 9/7

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Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Kindle Fire v Nexus 7 v iPad: technical specifications compared" The Guardian 9/8
  • "New Kindle Fire HD (vs iPad) review: How will Amazon's Kindle Fire UK release stand up to Apple's iPad?" Macworld UK 9/7
  • "Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 vs Apple New Ipad head to head review" The Inquirer 9/7
  • "The Kowala transforms your iPad into a lapboard and easel" Macworld 9/7
  • "HoverBar mount for iPad review" iMore 9/7
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "iMore Editors' Choice for September 8, 2012" iMore 9:19 AM
  • "ioShutter: Control your DSLR with your iPhone" Wired 9:19 AM
  • "Another Way to Take Your iPad Underwater" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:13 AM
  • "New NextGuide App For iPad Becomes Television Companion" WorldTVPC 9/8
  • "Apps for an emergency" ZDNet 9/8
  • "iPad App From Healthline Offers 3D View of Human Anatomy" eWeek 9/8
  • "Everything you need to run your business... from your iPad" The Next Web 9/8
  • "App of the Week: RetailMeNot" ABCNews 9/8
  • "CupChair makes 360° product views easy, using just your iPhone and a cup" The Next Web 9/8
  • "AppCraft tears down tech barriers to let anyone develop iOS apps (and sell them too)" The Next Web 9/8
  • "Here Are The Best iPhone And iPad Apps You Missed This Week" Business Insider 9/8
  • "NextGuide for iPad tries to bridge gap between live, streaming TV" CNET Reviews 9/7
  • "Avocado: Sharing Of Photos, Messages & To-Do Lists For Couples [iPhone] AddictiveTips 9/7
  • "Appidemic: House Pest for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch" AppleTell 9/7
  • "iOS Gems: Avengers Initiative, Little Masters + Wipeout Article" iLounge 9/7
  • "'Super Hexagon' Review - As The Six-Side World Turns" Touch Arcade 9/7
  • "'Splice: Tree of Life' for iPad Review - Sexy on a Cellular Level" Touch Arcade 9/7
  • "Moms Can Make iOS Apps, Too" Mac|Life 9/7
  • "What's My IQ? Review" 148Apps 9/7
  • "Super Hexagon Review" 148Apps 9/7
  • "FireJumpers Review" 148Apps 9/7
  • "Babel Rising: Cataclysm Review/Play God and smash, electrocute and drown your minions, all before they manage to build a tower. It's really not as gruesome as it sounds." 148Apps 9/7
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to Join Music Tracks and Add Album Art to Tracks with iTunes" Macworld 9/8
  • "Orientation Changes for iPhone: There are two ways to change the orientation of controls when the device orientation changes. The simplest way is to use the controls found in the Size Inspector (shown here) to set behavior for individual controls." The iPhone Developer Resource 9/7
  • "How to set up multiple email addresses for iMessage" iMore 9/7
Tips
  • "Pro tip: Need a makeshift stand to watch something on your iPhone? Use your glasses!" The Next Web 9/8
  • "Tip: How to delete data from an iPhone" USA Today 9/7
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Cassandra -Monday Review: It will soon be Friday" eXtensions 8:54 PM
  • "With the iPhone 5 on its way, is anyone smart enough to topple Apple in the phone war?" 7 Days Dubai 5:26 PM
  • "Is Spotify Preparing To Push Its App Center To Its iOS Mobile App?" TechCrunch 5:25 PM
  • "What Do You Want in an iPhone 5?" USA Today 2:12 PM
  • "Amazon Doesn't Want To Be More Like Apple, It Wants To Be More Like Amazon.com" TechCrunch 12:42 PM
  • "Super-dimensional stretching iPhone to iPad concept video" iMore 2:12 PM
  • "The Awesome, Impossible Feature You'll Wish The iPhone 5 Could Have" [Video Report] Gizmodo 12:42 PM
  • "Did Samsung verdict hurt Apple's reputation?" CNET News 12:39 PM
  • "Applesauce Special Feature: iPhone 5 Wishlist" redOrbit 11:29 AM
  • "Time to bet on the stylus, again" GigaOM 11:28 AM
  • "iPad Mini said to be Apple's ace in hole in battle with Amazon" Computerworld 11:06 AM
  • "Is Apple's Siri having an outage?" NBC News 11:03 AM
  • "Three Practical iPhone 5 Hardware Updates You Won't See On Wednesday" Forbes 10:55 AM
  • "iPhone 5, Despite Apple Hype, Will Be Disappointingly Conservative"  eWeek 10:34 AM
  • "iPhone 5 'Global' LTE support rumors: grossly exaggerated" UberGizmo 9:20 AM
  • "Apple Vs. Google: Game On"  Forexpros 9:18 AM
  • "Apple And Pandora: Why The California Fruit Company Should Take Control Of Pandora's Box Of Tricks" Seeking Alpha 9:16 AM
  • "Apple Attack's Pandora: Is This The Start Of The End?" Forexpros 9:15 AM
  • "Apple won't announce an iPad Mini this week" Neowin 9:14 AM
  • "Apple's reinvention, filtered through its favorite blogger: How John Gruber's choice of topics reflects Cupertino's shift from Macs to iPhones"  Fortune 9:12 AM
  • "Who Moved Apple's Cheese? The Role Of The Knock-Off Effect In Innovation" TechCrunch 9/8
  • "The Apple effect on your next 'PC'" CNET News 9/8
  • "Apple feels the pressure with new iPhone launch" Telegraph 9/8
  • "10 iPad Wallpapers Perfect for Autumn" [Slideshow] Mashable 9/8
  • "The iPhone 5 needs 'one more thing...'" ITProPortal 9/8
  • "Op-ed: Why it makes sense for Apple to plan a Pandora rival" Ars Technica 9/8
  • "Weekly Wrap: iPhone 5 vs. Kindles galore" Macworld 9/8
  • "At Apple HQ, eye for design extends to men's room" CNET News 9/8
  • "Weekend Roundup: Rotten Apple iPhone 5 hype & the Kindle Fire finally set to light up the UK" ITProPortal 9/8
  • "Android, Apple, Starbucks & NASA: What inspired these four world-famous logos?" The Next Web 9/8
  • "Bing is Kindle's default search; is Apple next?" Neowin 9/8
  • "How iPhone 5 sales will help City Hall: Crave's Eric Mack snooped for historic single-store sales figures on the day of iPhone launches and crunched the numbers to figure out how much of a bump the money gives to local government tax coffers." CNET News 9/8
  • "J.D. Power: Apple iPhone Takes Top Honor in Customer Satisfaction Once Again" Brighthand 9/8
  • "How Clean Is the Energy Used by Tech Companies for Cloud Computing?" Scientific American 9/8
  • "Fascinating Number: Apple Takes 71% Of All Smartphone Profits" Forbes 9/8
  • "Amazon Isn't Competing With Apple: But Their Business Models Are"  Forbes 9/8
  • "IBM's Watson App: Google And Apple Should Be Nervous" Seeking Alpha 9/8
  • "Unlock your out of contract AT&T iPhone with the new online unlock request form" iMore 9/8
  • "Should Apple acquire music streaming company Pandora?"  Reuters 9/8
Non-Apple
  • "Kindle Fire Data Plan: A Bargain Worth Hating?" Tapscape 9/8
  • "Amazon Updates Kindle Fire with HD Display, Revamps E-Reader Lineup" TidBITS 9/7
  • "HTC: Here's how we're going to get back into the game" CNET News 9/7
  • "Asperger's study asks: Are hackers cognitively different?" CNET News 9/7
  • "BlackBerry fragmentation is the spectre that haunts RIM" ZDNet 9/7
  • "Ubuntu 12.10 Beta 1: Preview" ZDNet 9/7
  • "Five things Desktop Linux has to do to beat Windows 8" ZDNet 9/7
  • "Survey Says Core Gamers Recently Declined — Should We Be Worried?" Techland 9/7
  • "Edgy penguins test-fly Ubuntu's Quantal Quetzal" The Register 9/7
  • "The New Smartphone Incrementalism: Tiny advances are loudly proclaimed as the industry battles over fractions of an ever-vaster global mobile market." Technology Review 9/7
  • "Hottest Android news and rumors for week ending Sept. 7" Network World 9/7
  • "Why smartphones need more protection than 'not-smartphones'" PCWorld 9/7
  • "Why Johnny doesn't understand cloud computing: Recent survey shows that most Americans don't understand cloud computing -- and it's our fault" InfoWorld 9/7
  • "10 tech expenses your business can do without" [Slideshow] PCWorld 9/7
  • "Android Designers Seek Distance From Apple Smartphones: Samsung's $1.05 billion patent infringement loss against Apple sends Android designers back to their drawing boards. Is there a safe, smart, and marketable smartphone design that's very different?" InformationWeek 9/7
  • "NAND flash memory in short supply" EE Times 9/7
  • "Why I've got a sync'ing feeling about Amazon's new Kindle Fire" The Register 9/7
  • "Amazon Kindle Special Offers Are a Disgrace" PC Magazine 9/7
  • "With New Kindle Fire HD, Amazon Emphasizes Service Over Style" Forbes 9/7
  • "Amazon announcement: new Kindles. Hollywood: new worries./Amazon announcement of seven new Kindles is a boon for consumers. But Hollywood worries the Amazon announcement will speed the move from buying to renting movies." Christian Science Monitor 9/7
  • "How Nokia's Lumia hopes carry the weight of a nation" ZDNet 9/7
  • "Lumia 920: Nokia, Microsoft Finally Bring Their 'A' Game" BYTE 9/7
  • "Mozilla's Firefox OS: Take It Seriously" OStatic 9/7
  • "Lock & home screen ads aid Amazon's aggressive pricing of Kindle Fire HD" AppleInsider 9/7
Humor/Cartoons
  • "What Will It Take to Get You to NOT Buy a Mac? [Sunday Comic] Mashable 5:27 PM
  • "Video: S**t Apple fanatics say" Fortune 9/7
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Hackathon Entrant Appetize.co Lets You Record In-App Video Demos" TechCrunch 2:10 PM
  • "Hex3 Shows Off Android/iPhone Laser Tag At TechCrunch Hackathon" TechCrunch 12:43 PM
  • "Pepper Windows Phone app update and Windows 8 and iOS apps on the way" WPCentral 11:30 AM
  • "The Hobbit gets a new iOS app" TG Daily 11:19 AM
  • "Find your Happy Place with Irie Mon Photo Fun for iOS - Free" prMac 8:56 AM
  • "Have you ever been in a real maze? Forget about all of the other maze games that you have seen before. We invite you to a real maze experience." Clover Game Studio 9/8
  • "Delta, American Airlines Working to Support iOS 6 Passbook" PC Magazine 9/8
  • "Your Zone is the Winner's Zone" prMac 9/8
  • "Instatag for iOS - More Likes, More Follows" prMac 9/8
  • "LinkedIn for Android and iOS apps updated, adds notifications feature" TechShout 9/8
  • "Perfect Putt- Golfer Pro is a Breakthrough" prMac 9/8
  • "Free Passport to Travel App for Worldwide Travelers" prMac 9/8
  • "A new and innovative take on Labyrinth Games: Reveal The Maze" prMac 9/8
  • "Super Face Heroes - New creative game for iPhone/iPod touch/iPad" prMac 9/8
  • "Maps 1.9.2 for iPad - View maps at High Magnification" prMac 9/8
  • "PDF 1.9.2 for iOS - Accelerated viewing for PDF documents" prMac 9/8
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft asks what you want most in Windows Phone 7.8" Neowin 10:33 AM
  • "Protect yourself from Flash attacks in Internet Explorer" ZDNet 11:22 AM
  • "Microsoft lays off about 100 worldwide" Seattle Times 11:14 AM
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