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MacSurfer's Archive: Tuesday, September 18, 2012


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Tuesday Highlights: Randall Colburn delves into Apple's TV ambitions questioning if the company will finally "figure out the television formula"; probes into iPhone slow-down not letting up as a consumer council in Shanghai demands more information; OpEd at Computerworld asks if the "battery slowdown shenanigans" are a sign Apple is finally paying "a price for keeping secrets"; Bloomberg report of "noxious hazards" in factory of Apple supplier; CIRP's latest data (2-page PDF) notes iOS marketshare improvement in the US, with new iPhones putting a damper on Android's marketshare; Apple's battery replacements seen consuming so much cobalt it would be equivalent to 26% of electric vehicles sold in 2017; Bare Feats adds second Vega GPU to an iMac Pro, benchmarks ahead; The Sweet Setup's photography workflow with an iPad; Bob Cringely discusses his 2017 predictions and offers more for 2018.

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  • "Why Apple's 'boring' iPhone 5 is selling fast while smarter phones aren't"  Telegraph 8:32 AM
  • "Is the iPhone good enough?"  asymco 8:07 AM
  • "Apple's next huge data center will be in Hong Kong, groundbreaking Q1 2013"  9 to 5 Mac 9:12 AM
  • "Apple snubs emerging mobile payment standard: EBay Inc Chief Executive John Donahoe often quotes a merchant saying NFC stands for 'Not For Commerce' - and dismisses the prospects of Near Field Communication technology used to turn cellphones into mobile wallets." Reuters 2:29 PM
  • "Judge vacates and denies Samsung's motion to dissolve U.S. Galaxy Tab ban"  AppleInsider 7:49 AM
  • "Samsung inches closer to dissolution of Galaxy Tab 10.1 ban -- but outcome remains uncertain" Foss Patents 7:49 AM
  • "Judge can't lift ban on Samsung tablet—even though it's not infringing" Ars Technica 9:50 AM
  • "Judge denies motion to lift Apple's ban on Samsung tablet" Fortune 8:51 AM
  • "ITC decides to investigate Google's (Motorola Mobility's) patent complaint against Apple"  Foss Patents 8:54 AM
  • "Level 3 Communications Sues Apple for iTunes and iCloud Services" Patently Apple 1:01 PM
  • "Why Is Apple Still Holding On To iPods? Because We Still Need Them"  ReadWriteWeb 8:30 AM
  • "Steve Jobs's seven key decisions"  Macworld 10:41 AM
  • "Samsung wasn't allowed to compare Apple's damages claim to cost of Curiosity Mars rover" Foss Patents 8:42 PM
  • "Troubleshoot your wireless network with Wi-Fi Diagnostics" Macworld 10:42 AM
  • "Activity Monitor Demystified" Mactuts+ 8:57 AM
  • "Make Mac OS X Announce the Time for Better Time Management" OS X Daily 1:16 PM
  • "How to Restart Notification Center in OS X" OS X Daily 1:34 PM
  • "b-l-a-c-k-o-p DotMatrix review: Create stylish pop-art on your desktop" Macworld UK 8:55 AM
  • "Accordance Flex Search How-To" Accordance 3:40 PM
  • "Fast And Lossless Audio Editing Is Available Now On Your Mac With Fission" Mac 360 7:42 AM
  • "Mac Gems: Fission 2 is a powerful but easy-to-use audio editor" Macworld 7:59 PM
  • "Yet Another Cool, Cheap, Elegant Way To Bring Pandora Radio To Your Mac" TeraTalks 7:42 AM
  • "How To Put A Customizable Stock Market Ticker In Your Mac's Menubar (with a few one-click extras)" BohemianBoomer 7:42 AM
  • "How To Transfer Files, Music, Video, Photos From Your Mac To Your iPhone" Mac 360 7:42 AM
  • "4 Free And Easy Desktop Features For Your Mac (that Apple doesn't make easy to use)" NoodleMac 7:42 AM
  • "If You're Serious About Digital Photography, Then You'll Need To Try The Photo Calculator For The Mac" McSolo 7:42 AM
Press Releases
  • "Pixelmator updated to version 2.1.1, brings some improvements and an all-new Healing Tool" Gadgetell 8:49 PM
  • "Zorro Macsk adds a multi-touch screen to an iMac" TUAW 1:14 PM
  • "Ecoute 3 for OS X Goes Free" iSource 1:10 PM
  • "iTunes Visualizers: SoundSpectrum updates G-Force, Aeon" FairerPlatform 1:04 PM
  • "Nemetschek announces Vectorworks 2013 product line" Architosh 1:02 PM
  • "'Guild Wars 2' Is Coming To Mac" Forbes 10:12 AM
  • "Stock + for Mac: Add a Ticker Tape To Your Menubar or Desktop" prMac 9:14 AM
  • "Guild Wars 2 comes to Mac OS X in beta, shares live servers with PC client" 9 to 5 Mac 9:02 AM
  • "Office 365 for Mac priced at $99.99/yr for 5 installs" FairerPlatform 7:56 AM
  • "PopChar evolves from a plain character picker to a versatile font tool" prMac 7:46 AM
  • "We have released a new pattern design software, Artlandia SymmetryMill, a companion to our Adobe plug-ins SymmetryWorks and SymmetryShop that are widely used by professional designers everywhere." Artlandia SymmetryMill 7:40 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "AT&T On Notice: Carrier To Face Net Neutrality Complaint Over FaceTime"  TechCrunch 9:25 AM
  • "AT&T will be slapped with net neutrality complaint over FaceTime blocking" GigaOM 10:13 AM
  • "AT&T Limits on Video-Chat App Spur Complaint" [Paid Membership Required] 3:30 PM
  • "AT&T faces complaint over iPhone FaceTime blocking" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 9:58 AM
  • "Net Neutrality Groups Challenge AT&T FaceTime Blocking" Wired 5:37 PM
  • "Apple keeps top spot in customer satisfaction: An annual index also finds that tablets are spurring PC makers to produce better wares"  IDG News Service 7:58 AM
  • "Apple Still Leads in Tablet Sales — For Now" 24/7 Wall St. 8:11 AM
  • "Five New Apple Retail Stores Opening for iPhone 5 Launch Week" MacRumors 9:13 AM
  • "French Apple Store staff threaten strike action on iPhone 5 launch day: The starf at Apple's two Parisian stores are threatening to strike over pay on Friday, they also want water and lunch vouchers" Macworld UK 8:56 AM
  • "Australians sorely tempted by iPhone 5" iTWire 7:43 AM
  • "Many iPhone 5 Buyers Own a Damaged iPhone 4S" SmartMoney 8:06 AM
  • "Sprint: No iPhone 4 in stores, 'free with contract' deal only available online" VentureBeat 3:10 PM
  • "Sprint to stop selling iPhone 4 in stores, but not online" CNET News 4:27 PM
  • "Sprint to discontinue the iPhone 4?" 9 to 5 Mac 8:27 AM
  • "E-book sales soar as iPads and Kindles boost downloads" V3 8:28 AM
  • "Apple's Jonathan Ive to Design a Single Uber-Limited Edition Leica M" PetaPixel 8:04 AM
  • "Apple's Jony Ive is to design a one-of-a-kind Leica M camera" The Next Web 8:04 AM
  • "Like Peanut Butter And Chocolate: Apple's Jony Ive To Design One-Of-A-Kind Leica M" TechCrunch 8:08 AM
  • "Samsung mocks iPhone 5 in ad campaign" Telegraph 8:06 AM
  • "iPad Has Starring Role in Obama's Latest Anti-Romney Ad" Mashable 1:34 PM
  • "No, the iPhone 5 Doesn't Have Laser Keyboard or Holograms" The Atlantic Wire 8:33 AM
  • "iPhone 5 has 'laser keyboard, holographic images': Fox out-foxed by fanboi video" The Register 7:53 AM
  • "These Business Travelers Would Sacrifice a Lot For Their iPads [Infographic] Mashable 8:12 AM
  • "Eww! Nearly Half of Business Travelers Would Skip Brushing Teeth Before Giving Up iPad" AllThingsD 7:58 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Study: 'No scientific evidence' that cell phones are harmful" CBS News 2:27 PM
  • "HTC teases new device on eve of announcement: The 'quietly brilliant' company is being coy with its social network followers the day before a big reveal." CNET Reviews 3:39 PM
  • "Powerline communication to survive but in niches" ZDNet 2:58 PM
  • "Monster Digital rolls out Daytona SSDs" TG Daily 2:40 PM
  • "Playstation Vita firmware goes to 1.81" TG Daily 2:40 PM
  • "RIM To Shut Down Tungle.Me, Team Will Focus On BlackBerry 10 Calendar App" TechCrunch 2:36 PM
  • "Faster-than-light travel? Make it so: NASA scientists are working on a Star Trek-inspired warp drive" Salon 2:21 PM
  • "Cloudian hopes to woo enterprises with free edition of storage platform" IDG News Service 2:01 PM
  • "Flame malware may have 3 siblings out there" VentureBeat [Free Registration Required] 2:52 PM
  • "Kaspersky researcher cracks Flame malware password" Network World 2:00 PM
  • "Hub startup's humanoid robot has 'common sense'" Boston Herald 10:46 AM
  • "Virgin Mobile chastised for PIN authentication 'vulnerability'" CNET News 10:21 AM
  • "Samsung begins producing next-gen DRAM for mobile phones, tablets: New type of memory chip for mobile devices will dramatically increase performance in future smartphones and tablets, electronics giant said" IDG News Service 11:54 AM
  • "Samsung downplays rumors of Galaxy S4 for early 2013" CNET News 10:24 AM
  • "Motorola launches Razr i smartphone with 2GHz Intel Atom processor" IDG News Service 11:00 AM
  • "Google Fortifies Platform With Stronger Developer Relations: Google's developer relations chief describes how the company is doubling down on dev tools and support to bolster the success of its products." InformationWeek 11:43 AM
  • "Google attitude against modified Android may lead to split in Android, say Taiwan handset makers" DigiTimes 11:12 AM
  • "Rupert Murdoch Makes Peace with 'Pirate' Google, Starts Selling Movies" AllThingsD 9:48 AM
  • "Google planning on an integrated OnePassword type of service?" 9 to 5 Google 9:43 AM
  • "How Sean Paul's iPad Helped Him Make His New Album" Forbes 1:49 PM
  • "The TouchArcade Show - Bonus - Interview With David L. Hoyt" Touch Arcade 1:45 PM
  • "The Portable Podcast, Episode 155: On this episode of The Portable Podcast, host Carter Dotson discusses the iPhone 5 with Toy Studio's Ryan Olsen." 148Apps 1:12 PM
  • "Reported iMac inventory shortage possibly signals imminent refresh" AppleInsider 8:55 PM
  • "World's first iPhone 5 unboxing" BGR 3:13 PM
  • "More details shake loose on Apple's A6 chip, including a $500M development effort"  VentureBeat 8:57 AM
  • "Apple's A6 chip development detailed" CNET News 7:56 AM
  • "Non-Apple tablets to drop to US$150-200 upon release of upcoming 7.85-inch iPad" DigiTimes 11:15 AM
  • "New iPad Mini model hits the Web, but is it the real thing? The device looks to have a similar design to those cases that have already been leaked onto the Internet." CNET News 10:31 AM
  • "iOS 6 Apple's most secure iOS yet but still poses some privacy concerns - report" Macworld UK 8:14 AM
  • "Coming soon: Apple's iPad nano production has begun" Computerworld 8:46 AM
  • "Siri, will Apple's App Store lock out blind people on iOS 6?"  The Register 7:55 AM
  • "Apple users vent frustration on Twitter after iMessage outage" Macworld UK 8:14 AM
  • "One-Third Of Americans Would Buy IPhone 5" MacNews 9:15 AM
  • "iOS 6 App Store tweaked to promote a one-tap installation of free Apple apps" 9 to 5 Mac 9:59 AM
  • "iOS 6 – A dud: Jailbreakers: Do not upgrade to iOS6 until a jailbreak is released. You will lose all your jailbreak!" BigBoss 8:16 AM
  • "iPhone 5 Features: Why Apple's Apps, iSight Camera, Battery Top Other Smartphones" Books & Review 10:52 AM
  • "The Evolution Of iOS: From iPhone OS To iOS 6 [Gallery] Cult of Mac 1:20 PM
  • "Apple Expands EMS Base" EBN 3:31 PM
Granted Apple Patents
  • "Apple Wins Technically Important LTE Data Service Patent" Patently Apple 8:58 AM
  • "Apple Wins Magic Trackpad & Original 2007 Touch Patents" Patently Apple 7:43 AM
  • "Apple Patent Is For Dual-Band Antenna On A Desktop Computer" MacNews 10:30 AM
  • "Eye Openers: Apple Patents Reveal iPad with Built-In Stand & Cellular Antennas for Future iMac and/or TV" Patently Apple 10:47 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Pocket Minions For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:40 AM
  • "Smashing Planets For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:40 AM
  • "Implode 3D For iPhone Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:40 AM
  • "iPad (2012) Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:57 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:57 AM

  • "The iPhone 5 Reviews Are The Most Positive We've Ever Seen For A Smartphone" Business Insider 9:36 PM
  • "Review Roundup: iPhone 5's screen shines, battery life impresses"  AppleInsider 9:14 PM
  • "First iPhone 5 Reviews: Thinner, Lighter, LTE 'Stunningly Fast'" MacRumors 9:39 PM
  • "iPhone 5 reviews released: 'Impossibly light but solid feel, iOS is speedy on the expansive screen'" 9 to 5 Mac 9:13 PM
  • "iPhone 5 Reviews Appear" TidBITS 9:15 PM
  • "With iPhone 5, Apple Has Chiseled The Smartphone To Near Perfection" TechCrunch 9:38 PM
  • "Hands on: iPod touch 5th Generation review/Apple's iPod touch gets a well-deserved makeover" TechRadar UK 8:48 AM
  • "iPod nano: 7 Generations of Change" Mac|Life 2:28 PM
  • "Apple EarPods review: A $29 revolution in earbuds or another set for the recycling bin?" Engadget 9:20 PM
  • "Apple's EarPods built for durability, but audio quality is questionable: iFixit, Wirecutter, and (yes) Ars weigh in with EarPod observations." Ars Technica 7:42 PM
  • "Apple EarPods review" T3 1:18 PM
  • "New Apple EarPods - 'Magical' new earbuds from Apple (Video Review)" Insanely Great Mac 9:58 AM
  • "Apple EarPods from the Online Apple Store, Thailand" eXtensions 7:44 AM
  • "Apple EarPods Teardown" iFixit 1:39 PM
  • "iPhone 5 unboxing photos leak out ahead of launch: Days ahead of when the iPhone 5 is due out in stores, photos of the box it comes have leaked out." CNET News 7:42 PM
  • "Hard Core: Extreme Gaming GPUs for the Mac Pro" Bare Feats 1:14 PM
  • "Zooka Bluetooth Wireless Speaker review" iMore 8:56 AM
  • "Rail Rush Review" 148Apps 3:29 PM
  • "Bit Blast Pro Review" 148Apps 2:10 PM
  • "Boxer review: retro-gaming on the Mac done right/DOSBox functionality plus a beautifully crafted UI equals an amazing app." Ars Technica 1:22 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Twitter's iPad and iPhone Upgrade Is Awkward, Helpful [Review] Mashable 3:34 PM
  • "Twitter's new iPad App Ditches the Sidebar, Brings Fresh Profile Views" The Next Web 8:04 AM
  • "I Am Your Overlord: 3 God Games for iOS" Wired 8:56 PM
  • "Poynt for iOS is a miss for local search" TUAW 3:28 PM
  • "Impactful iPad Presentations: Haiku Deck + BrainShark" iPadCTO 10:47 AM
  • "ArtStudio for iPad Review" Mac|Life 8:13 AM
  • "iScape: A Fun Way to Try a New Look for Your Yard" MacNewsWorld 8:56 AM
  • "Horn for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch review" AppleTell 1:20 PM
  • "'VS. Racing 2' Review - Arcade Racing At Its Simplest" Touch Arcade 10:50 AM
  • "Black Water Review: This Wild West shooter follows the adventures of an accidental deputy as he fights to protect the citizens of Black Water from vicious bandits." 148Apps 10:39 AM
  • "Wonderputt Review: Wonderputt is a mini-golf game for iPads that has one course. Thankfully it looks absolutely fantastic." 148Apps 8:50 AM
  • "Dishonored: Rat Assassin Review" 148Apps 9:07 AM
  • "Where to Buy iPhone 5 On Launch Day" OS X Daily 1:33 PM
  • "Every Single Feature That Is New In iOS 6 [Mega-Guide] Cult of Mac 1:34 PM
  • "Prepare yourself (and your iDevice) for iOS 6" AppleTell 8:31 AM
  • "Reminder: Apple's iOS 6 Arrives Tomorrow, Here's What You Need To Know" TechCrunch 5:08 PM
  • "Retina MacBook Pro image-retention test" Marco Arment 7:41 PM
  • "Samsung vs Apple 'It Doesn't Take A Genius' Ad: Nokia Wins" VernonChan 3:55 PM
  • "ITC Says It Will Formally Investigate Motorola's Patent Complaint Against Apple" TechCrunch 2:38 PM
  • "Analyst Estimates On iPhone 5 Launch Weekend Sales Range From 3M-10M" TechCrunch 2:38 PM
  • "Ask Techland: If the iPhone 5 Is 4G, Why Is Talk Time Rated as 3G?" Techland 2:10 PM
  • "Poll: Are you worried that iOS 6 Maps 'update' won't have important data that Google's maps did?" 9 to 5 Mac 1:35 PM
  • "Does iPhone damage rate suggest bathroom confusion? SquareTrade found Americans are spending billions on damaged iPhones, with a surprising amount of the destruction occurring on the john." CNET News 1:33 PM
  • "iPad Mini Leak Looks Legit: Photos of what appear to be a smaller Apple iPad come close to confirming that the device is real." InformationWeek 1:23 PM
  • "iPad mini leaked photos: three things that make it look legit, two that look suspicious" Tap For Mobile 1:16 PM
  • "AT&T Is Gonna Get Big Strife In Charging For FaceTime Over Cellular" AppleBitch 1:08 PM
  • "iPhone 5 launch marks the end of AT&T as we know it. Mass exodus begins." Beatweek Magazine 1:03 PM
  • "iPhone 5 and the Enterprise: How to Make the Best Business Decision" eWeek 1:03 PM
  • "The iPhone 5's Greatest Inside Story: Chipmaking Maturation For Apple"  TechCrunch 11:16 AM
  • "The iPhone Apple was forced to make: I have no doubt that the iPhone 5 is a great phone and will set sales records. It's just uninteresting. So uninteresting, in fact, that it's interesting." Computerworld 11:16 AM
  • "iPhone 5's Lack of 'Wow' Factor Levels The Smartphone Playing Field" Nasdaq 10:52 AM
  • "What's Going to Be Apple's First New Product After TV?" Forbes 10:50 AM
  • "Apple to build datacenter in Hong Kong" ZDNet 10:50 AM
  • "iPhone owners wait for what's in the cards with Passbook" Macworld 10:42 AM
  • "Mac classics: Confessions of an Excel geek" Macworld 10:42 AM
  • "The Macalope Daily: Apple also killed Chuck Cunningham" Macworld 10:40 AM
  • "Wireless Innovation Slows, And That's A Good Thing: Apple's incremental iPhone updates aren't slowing sales, and they're allowing us to plan more rationally. How can that be bad?" InformationWeek 10:35 AM
  • "Bang! New Maps from Apple Put Garmin, Others in the Crosshairs" Forbes 9:41 AM
  • "The iPad is Selling Like Mad and Making the Competition Sad" Tech.pinions 9:15 AM
  • "iPhone 5 vs. iPhone 4S: Image Comparison" RazorianFly 8:56 AM
  • "Can you design a better Apple event invite than Apple?" Electricpig 8:30 AM
  • "Questions about the iPhone 5 nano-SIM: Ready for your new iPhone 5? You may have to wait a bit longer. These handsets need compatible nano-SIM cards before they can be used. Can you cut down an existing SIM card? Here's your answer." ZDNet 8:06 AM
  • "Employees Are the iPad's Best Friend in the Office" AllThingsD 7:47 AM
  • "Is Apple's MacBook Air Losing The Ultrabook Wars To Cheap Windows PC Knockoffs?" Mac 360 7:43 AM
  • "There Is No iPhone 5 Shortage (Apple is holding back to increase demand)" PixoBebo 7:43 AM
  • "It's A Miracle Software Works This Well" BYTE 3:41 PM
  • "When it comes to cybersecurity law, where do we draw the line on information sharing?" ZDNet 2:58 PM
  • "Why every single one of you should learn a little code" VentureBeat [Free Registration Required] 2:52 PM
  • "Yahoo!s Now Removing The ® From Their Logo. Is The Exclamation Mark Next?" TechCrunch 2:37 PM
  • "Can Motorola Win Back Europe With The Razr i, Its Speedy, New Intel-Powered Smartphone?" TechCrunch 2:37 PM
  • "Think electronics manufacturing is on life support? Think again" EE Times 2:17 PM
  • "iPhone 5 vs. BlackBerry: BlackBerry could still surprise, despite Apple's ascendance" Network World 2:01 PM
  • "Meh: Twitter Rolls Out New-Look Profiles" PC Magazine 1:58 PM
  • "The tipping point for cloud management is nigh" InfoWorld 11:51 AM
  • "Homegrown Databases: Alive, Well, and Mobile" BYTE 11:43 AM
  • "Square faces battle against behemoths" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:31 AM
  • "New Tools Simplify Power Of Hadoop: Talend is one of several startups that aim to bring big data analytics to the masses." InformationWeek 10:31 AM
  • "Why Wi-Fi Is Often So Slow" [Paid Membership Required] 9:39 AM
  • "Black Mesa: Half-Life's Amazing Source Remake" HotHardware 9:34 AM
  • "The End of Smartphone Contracts" TheStreet 9:32 AM
  • "Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Represents Just 1% of All Android Traffic" The Next Web 10:38 AM
  • "Here's what the new gaming experience on Amazon's Kindle Fire tablets will look like" The Next Web 8:56 AM
  • "Why Mac 'n' Cheese Is a Smarter Investment Than Facebook" Wired 7:58 AM
  • "This Facebook question probably did not go the way Samsung had planned" GadgeTell 9:04 PM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "xWallDock turns outlets into iPhone, iPad charging docks" GigaOM 3:59 PM
  • "Facebook updates Pages Manager for iOS with post scheduling, post promotion, two columns for iPad" The Next Web 3:59 PM
  • "Outbid's Latest App Update Lets Users Listen To Live Auctioneers On Their iDevices" TechCrunch 2:38 PM
  • "Twitter redesigns its iPad app, introduces new profile header" TechHive 1:51 PM
  • "iOS Passbook support at the Columbus Zoo" TUAW 1:22 PM
  • "PlayPhone Social Gaming Network Continues Developer & Games Support" Playphone Developers 1:04 PM
  • "MMTs Monitor2Go Creates New Product Category For All Things Apple Mobile Secondary Displays" MacPrices 1:03 PM
  • "IMSI's TurboReview adds to list of superb iPad CAD viewing options" Architosh 1:02 PM
  • "ZAGG Announces InvisibleSHIELD for the iPhone 5" iClarified 2:10 PM
  • "ZAGG Inc Introduces Accessories for the Apple iPhone 5" Business Wire 10:45 AM
  • "Monotype Imaging Announces SkyFonts – a First-of-its Kind Font Rental Service" Business Wire 10:45 AM
  • "110 Shades of Nude: Pantone Unveils SkinTone Guide" Business Wire 10:45 AM
  • "Livestream Debuts Ad-Free Live Streaming; Launches A New iPhone App For Producers" TechCrunch 10:37 AM
  • "TextExpander-Friendly OmniFocus Update Brings Siri Integration To iPad" Cult of Mac 9:59 AM
  • "Sneakpeeq Brings Social Shopping Platform To The iPad" TechCrunch 9:50 AM
  • "GoSmart Ships 'GoSmart Clip' for iPhones & Androids - Essential Tool for Busy Travelers" Thomas PR 9:47 AM
  • "Apple stores to begin carrying Contour's new helmet-mounted camera" GeekWire 8:57 AM
  • "Find a Pickup Basketball Game Anywhere With This App" Mashable 8:50 AM
  • "Gazelle Giving iPhone 4S Sellers More Time To Cash In" App Advice 8:48 AM
  • "LIFX Wi-Fi Lightbulb for iOS, 8M iPhone 5 Units to be Sold?" iPhoneNess 8:48 AM
  • "Lensbaby Ignites Creativity with Spark – a Fun & Affordable Selective Focus Lens" Run Around Tech 8:30 AM
  • "Netflix revamps app for iPhone and iPod touch to make for a 'more immersive experience'" The Next Web 8:05 AM
  • "Dropbox updated with AirPrint support and more sharing options" iDownload Blog 8:25 AM
  • "Dropbox Adds Twitter/Facebook Sharing and AirPrint Support to iOS App" The Next Web 8:03 AM
  • "Dropbox iOS app update adds sharing to Facebook and Twitter, tacks on AirPrint for good measure" Engadget 8:03 AM
  • "WD goes light metal for new portable drive" iTWire 7:56 AM
  • "Col The Colorful Cat for iPhone" prMac 8:50 AM
  • "Flashcards App for Improving Speech and Language Skills" prMac 8:50 AM
  • "Math Cards 1.0 on iPad: 2-Player Arithmetic App Based on Card Game: War" prMac 7:47 AM
  • "Manage Your Fitness Stats With Fitness Log for iOS" prMac 7:47 AM
  • "New App Explains Every Acronym" prMac 7:46 AM
  • "New Mobile App Helps Make the World a Better Place One Person at a Time" prMac 7:46 AM
  • "New Swatches for Wonderful Creative Effects in Illustrator" prMac 7:46 AM
  • "NuOxygen announces Monster Trouble Dark Side for iOS - New Strategy Game" prMac 7:46 AM
  • "ProCamera drops price for celebrating the launch of ProCamera HD" prMac 7:46 AM
  • "Re-volve for iPad - An beautifully addictive touch reaction game" prMac 7:46 AM
  • "Resume Maker becomes the most Advanced Resume Preparing App on App Store" prMac 7:46 AM
  • "Sticker Time Out Now for iPad and iPhone" prMac 7:46 AM
  • "Mygazine Daily for iPad: Daily Personal Magazine Mines 2,000 News Sites" prMac 7:46 AM
  • "Turn N Run HD 1.0 for iOS - 3D Platformer with 360-Degree View" prMac 7:46 AM
  • "Global smash hit app: Remember - Easy and fast to do lists" prMac 7:46 AM
  • "Bull Rush released for iOS - funny, casual platform game" prMac 7:46 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Raises Dividend 15%" [Paid Membership Required] 8:56 PM
  • "Microsoft's Mid-Life Crisis" TheStreet 9:33 AM
  • "Microsoft Said to Face EU Antitrust Complaint on Browser Choice" Bloomberg 10:45 AM
  • "EU investigation of Microsoft over browser choice moves forward: Report" ZDNet 2:56 PM
  • "German IT-security agency warns of security problem with Internet Explorer" Associated Press [Free Registration Required] 9:55 AM
  • "Microsoft warns on previously unseen IE bug: Microsoft has released a temporary software fix for a newly discovered bug in its Internet Explorer web browser." BBC 10:40 AM
  • "Microsoft pledges temporary fix for critical IE bug under attack: Promise comes as 3 more attack sites are spotted exploiting the vulnerability." Ars Technica 9:18 PM
  • "Microsoft offers workarounds for IE bug" The Register 2:45 PM
  • "Microsoft Confirms Security Breach In IE 9, Earlier Versions" CRN 10:56 AM
  • "Microsoft Hints at Pricing for Surface Tablet, Office 2013: Ahead of the most anticipated Microsoft product launch in recent history, CEO Steve Ballmer indicated the Surface tablet may sell for $300 to $800, while a subscription to Office 2013 in the cloud will go for $8.33 a month." eWeek 11:16 AM
  • "Supply chain estimates x86 Surface Price at US$500-700 and RT below US$399" DigiTimes 11:11 AM
  • "Microsoft puts price on Office 2013 suites" V3 2:47 PM
  • "BlackBerry maker licenses Microsoft patent: BlackBerry maker Research in Motion is licensing technology from Microsoft to let BlackBerry devices store and transfer large files more easily." Associated Press 2:13 PM
  • "RIM Licenses Microsoft Tech For Bigger File Sizes On Flash Drives" TechCrunch 2:36 PM
  • "Microsoft in Licensing Deal with Research in Motion" [Paid Membership Required] 2:49 PM
  • "With Hollywood Hire, Microsoft Bolsters Entertainment Efforts" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 2:15 PM
  • "Microsoft nabs CBS exec to work up Xbox entertainment" CNET News 3:39 PM
  • "Microsoft Hikes Quarterly Dividend 15 Percent" CNBC 3:36 PM
  • "Microsoft Boosts Dividend By 15% to $0.23" Barron's 3:36 PM
  • "HP 'must get it right' in return to smartphone market" Techworld 2:38 PM
  • "Does A Hewlett-Packard Smartphone Make Sense?" Seeking Alpha 10:05 AM
  • "Lenovo Acquires U.S. Software Firm: Lenovo Group Ltd. continued its buying streak Tuesday as it announced plans to acquire U.S.-based software company Stoneware Inc. for an undisclosed sum in a bid to expand services allowing customers to link devices directly over the Internet." [Paid Membership Required] 9:40 AM
  • "Lenovo Makes First Software Buy to Expand in Cloud Computing" Bloomberg 10:44 AM
  • "Lenovo acquires Stoneware for cloud computing and BYOD push" V3 2:48 PM
  • "Lenovo builds toward the cloud with Stoneware acquisition" CNET News 10:22 AM
  • "Dell debuts Salesforce consulting service for app development" ZDNet 2:57 PM
  • "IBM's extended deal with Ameriprise represents opportunity for IT innovation" ZDNet 2:58 PM
  • "Oracle may show gains in cloudy market: Shares have run up since last report despite slowdown, re-org" MarketWatch 3:36 PM
  • "AMD's Run of Bad News Continues" WSJ Blogs 3:33 PM
  • "CFO Seifert Is Latest Exec to Bolt Chipmaker AMD" AllThingsD 9:48 AM
  • "AMD CFO Latest To Head For The Door" CRN 10:57 AM
  • "AMD Poised For Sharp Slide After CFO Announces Departure" Forbes 10:00 AM
  • "Intel can't escape Apple's shadow" MarketWatch 9:48 AM
  • "Intel Clover Trail Will Support Linux After All: Intel reverses position, says future versions of Atom chips will support Linux and Android." InformationWeek 11:42 AM
  • "Intel pushes Celeron, Atom CPUs to defend the entry-level desktop market in 2013" DigiTimes 11:13 AM
  • "Intel Israel chief predicts epic computer revolution on the horizon" V3 2:48 PM
  • "Cisco Defends Switch Turf: To Grab Share Back From Arista, Networking Giant Offers New High-Speed Gear" [Paid Membership Required] 9:05 PM
  • "Bossies 2012: The Best of Open Source Software Awards/It's back -- and bigger and badder than ever! Our sixth annual Bossie Awards call out more than 100 open source products in seven categories" InfoWorld 11:49 AM
  • "Gartner: Cloud to grow 20% this year to $109B market" Network World 2:01 PM
  • "'Cloud' services to bag $109 beeeeelion this year" The Register 2:44 PM
  • "PCs hit a high for customer satisfaction -- boosted by tablets" CNET News 10:25 AM
  • "IT Managers Worried About Network Monitoring, Security: BYOD programs and legacy network performance management tools are challenges facing IT departments, a survey finds." eWeek 11:15 AM
  • "Economic woes hit some Silicon Valley companies; others prosper" Silicon Valley 11:03 AM
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Apple News
  • "Apple Poised to Hit $1,000, But Headwinds Loom: Altucher" CNBC 3:34 PM
  • "Apple price target hits $840 on iPhone 5 reality and iPad mini rumor" VentureBeat 3:31 PM
  • "Apple stock closes above $700 for first time after hitting record-breaking intraday high" AppleInsider 5:36 PM
  • "Apple rallies past $700 amid iPhone euphoria" AFP 9:41 AM
  • "Apple stock tops $700" CNNMoney 9:42 AM
  • "Apple shares touch new high: Apple shares continued to trade above $700 a share Tuesday after breaking the record in after-hours trading a day earlier." USA Today 9:42 AM
  • "Apple passes $700 as lines form for iPhone 5" Chicago Tribune [Free Registration Required] 9:42 AM
  • "As Apple Stock Challenges $700, BofA Raises Target to $850" 24/7 Wall St. 8:12 AM
  • "Apple trades above $700; analyst hikes target" MarketWatch 7:47 AM
  • "Analysts scramble to keep their targets ahead of Apple's price" Fortune 1:02 PM
  • "Apple Stock by the Numbers" [Video Report] CNBC 1:51 PM
  • "Apple to Crush Pandora After Occupying Wall Street" TheStreet 8:31 AM
Industry News
  • "Apple claims new high, but AMD leads tech losses: Chip maker slumps on surprise resignation of CFO; semis down" MarketWatch 3:27 PM
  • "U.S. stocks in mild retreat for day two: Apple shares breach $700 for first time" MarketWatch 3:27 PM
  • "Stocks close flat as Apple, Fed set the floor" CNNMoney 3:31 PM
  • "Most U.S. Stocks Fall as FedEx Slumps Amid Europe Concern" Bloomberg 3:28 PM
  • "Stocks Dip on Light Volume" TheStreet 3:28 PM
  • "Stocks Seek Direction; FedEx Dips" FOXBusiness 11:38 AM
  • "Dow Grinds Out a Gain" [Paid Membership Required] 3:32 PM
  • "Stocks: Investors pull back/U.S. stock futures were little changed Tuesday, as worries about Europe and the global economy kept investors sidelined." CNNMoney 9:30 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks fall as China tensions weigh" MarketWatch 9:41 AM
  • "Asian Shares Fall" [Paid Membership Required] 9:47 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Oil firms, banks lead European stocks lower" MarketWatch 3:32 PM
  • "European Stocks, Euro Fall" [Paid Membership Required] 9:47 AM
  • "Global markets slide on growth concerns, Spain's hesitation in requesting financial aid deal" Associated Press [Free Registration Required] 9:58 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 4:00 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 3:34 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies" CBS News 9:40 PM
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