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MacSurfer's Archive: Thursday, September 20, 2012
 

 

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Wednesday Highlights: Micah Singleton at Daily Dot asks what the next big thing is given the latest iPad isn't it despite being best tablet on market; Apple Pay debuted on Tuesday and CNN cautions users to check bank accounts as some customers seeing double charges; PC Magazine looks at Apple Pay and the promise of cashless society, but warns it won't be secure and safe; Apple SVP, Eddy Cue, proven right that Apple has "lot of work to do" regarding Apple Pay; Apple said to launch rewards program for Apple Pay this holiday season; Tim Cook spending face-time with vice premiere of China over iCloud phishing attack; Quartz probes why the Mac sales record for Q4 2014 occurred, while Peter Cohen asks if momentum can be sustained; Apple opens service allowing companies to self-list on Apple Maps; Macworld reviews Photoshop Elements 13; Yosemite's Instant Hotspot feature reviewed at AppleInsider; iOS 8.1 has been jailbroken by the Pangu team in China, reports in our Hardware/Software section; Engadget review says new iMac Retina screen is worth the price of entry; Bare Feats shootout between 5K iMac and Quad-core Macs; iPad Air 2 reviews from John Gruber, New York Times, CNET, others in our Reviews section; Ars Technica reviews iOS 8.1.

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Massive demand awaits Friday's iPhone 5 sale"  CNN 12:32 PM
  • "Apple seeking bigger share with iPhone 5: Smartphone market keeps growing, but two players dominating"  MarketWatch 8:02 AM
  • "iPhone 5: Record Demand As Gadget Goes On Sale" Sky News 8:10 AM
  • "Steve Jobs Would Have Never Released iOS 6 Like This"  Forbes 3:31 PM
  • "New Apple maps app under fire from users" BBC 8:19 AM
  • "Apple criticised over new iPhone Maps app: Apple faces a barrage of criticism over omissions and errors in its new Maps app for the iPhone, which it created to replace Google Maps in the newly-released iOS6." Telegraph 8:09 AM
  • "Japan Gets Lost With Apple's New iPhone Maps" WSJ Blogs 8:39 AM
  • "Stratford-upon-Avon is missing and Greenland is in the Indian Ocean: Apple loses its way with maps technology for iPhone 5" The Independent 1:20 PM
  • "Apple's Maps app slammed over missing cities and other mistakes" CNET News 10:36 AM
  • "Backlash grows against Apple's Maps app" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 12:49 PM
  • "iPhone 5 Not Likely to Affect Samsung Shipments -- Report" Forbes 12:09 PM
  • "Maps app threatens iPhone 5 launch" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 12:49 PM
  • "Samsung to add iPhone 5 to U.S. lawsuits vs. Apple" Reuters 7:57 AM
  • "Samsung tells U.S. court it will soon attack the iPhone 5 with eight patents for a starter" Foss Patents 8:47 AM
  • "Samsung Expects to Sue Over iPhone 5" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 10:49 AM
  • "Apple faces new patent fights with Samsung and Google" BBC 8:20 AM
  • "Samsung Confirms: iPhone 5 To Join The Ranks Of Existing Patent Lawsuits" TechCrunch 8:11 AM
  • "Unwired Planet hits Apple, Google with patent infringement suits: The company, which only holds patents and doesn't sell any products of its own, claims Apple violates 10 of its patents." CNET News 10:35 AM
  • "Google, Apple Hit With Patent Suit From Early Mobile Web Pioneer" AllThingsD 10:42 AM
  • "Apple faces new patent fights with Samsung and Google" BBC 10:48 AM
  • "Paris Store Employees Press For Better Pay, Benefits" ifoAppleStore 8:50 AM
  • "Apple buys land, expanding in Conover: Company spends $3 million on land for another solar farm" Hickory Daily Record 11:03 AM
  • "Swiss Federal Railways Says Apple Copied Its Iconic Railway Clock" MacRumors 3:31 PM
  • "Apple accused of ripping off famous Swiss clock design: The iPad maker could be in hot water for reportedly using a trademarked design it does not own the rights to as part of its iOS 6 clock app." CNET News 3:31 PM
OS X
News
  • "IBM Predicts Rise In OS X Exploits, Touts Sandboxing" InformationWeek 12:07 PM
  • "Apple introduces Gatekeeper for Mac OS Lion users" V3 8:41 AM
  • "Battery Life Improves Dramatically in OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2" OS X Daily 1:23 PM
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "Kernel panics with OS X 10.8.2 on 2009 Mac Pro with NVIDIA GeForce GT 120" Betalogue 3:47 PM
  • "Mountain Lion's Mail: Selection highlighting issues after hiding application in background" Betalogue 8:46 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "5 Major New Features In OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2" AddictiveTips 11:34 AM
  • "Parallels Desktop 8.0 review: An impressive upgrade that integrates the Windows and Mac environments even more smoothly." Macworld UK 8:53 AM
  • "VMWare Fusion 5.0 review: Impressive upgrade brings 'near native' performance to Windows apps running on your Mac." Macworld UK 8:53 AM
  • "Topaz B&W Effects review: Apply stylish effects to your photography with total ease" Macworld UK 8:53 AM
  • "Meet the Mac: OS X for First Timers" Mactuts+ 8:43 AM
  • "WordPress Speed Test 2012: WP Super Cache vs HyperCache" Foliovision 10:26 AM
  • "Skitch 2.0 is like Skitch 1.0 without all those pesky 'features'" TUAW 8:54 AM
  • "How to Copy an iDVD or any DVD" iLifeHelp 12:07 PM
  • "Use Quick Look Directly In Mountain Lion's Messages App [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 8:53 AM
  • "Camtasia: The Uber Classy Way To Record A Video Of Your Mac's Screen" BohemianBoomer 7:49 AM
  • "A Free Way To Sync Files Between Two Folders On Your Mac" TeraTalks 7:50 AM
  • "A Clever Way To Secure And Manage Passwords On Your Mac, iPhone, And iPad" Mac 360 7:49 AM
  • "2 Ways To Add More Power To The Finder On Your Mac" McSolo 7:49 AM
  • "Use Your Mac And An Inexpensive App To Create Stunning Panorama Photos" Mac 360 7:50 AM
  • "How To Add Hand Tinted Effects To Photos On Your Mac" NoodleMac 7:50 AM
Op/Ed
  • "With 10.8.2, Mountain Lion Saves Even Better" TidBITS 8:39 PM
  • "Apple requiring iPhone 5-compatible screenshots for app updates" AppleInsider 6:20 PM
Press Releases
  • "Number Press - The #1 Numbering Software Worldwide!" Praeter Software 4:13 PM
  • "Mac Maintenance: Mountain Lion Cache Cleaner, Cocktail updated for OS X 10.8.2" FairerPlatform 1:16 PM
  • "Cocktail 6.1 (Mountain Lion Edition) has been released." Maintain 10:05 AM
  • "Magic Mind - a life changing app for Mac" prMac 7:54 AM
  • "iPhoto 9.4 adds Shared Photo Stream support" FairerPlatform 7:48 AM
  • "Growl 2.0 Adds Long-Awaited Support Notification Center, Prowl, and Boxcar" Lifehacker 8:37 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Maps and Passbook in iOS 6 Help Propel Apple App Store Growth in 2012" iSuppli 8:22 AM
  • "Apple may see $5B in App Store sales helped by Maps, Passbook" CNET News 8:23 AM
  • "Maps and Passbook in iOS 6 help propel Apple App Store growth in 2012, says IHS" DigiTimes 8:24 AM
  • "Traffic Spotlight: iOS 6 Launch Day/On more than one occasion, Apple has mentioned the above quote during their new product introductions. They are of the belief that by making both the hardware and the software, they can offer a superior product that better suits their users." Sandvine 12:56 PM
  • "iPhone 5: How Apple's LTE Band Choices Are Affecting The Carrier Landscape In Europe" TechCrunch 8:03 AM
  • "AT&T, Sprint chiefs expect strong iPhone 5 sales: Stephenson expects AT&T to hit 25M smartphone target this year" MarketWatch 8:02 AM
  • "Sprint CEO talks iPhone 5 and unlimited data strategy" CBS News 8:38 AM
  • "iPhone 5 launch day won't be disrupted by Apple store strikes in Paris" ZDNet 8:05 AM
  • "French Apple Store Employees to Strike on iPhone 5 Friday" The Mac Observer 3:58 PM
  • "The Smartphone OS Race, Broken Down by Carrier" AllThingsD 8:20 AM
  • "Major League Baseball Hopes iPhone Tickets Will Be a Hit" AllThingsD 8:03 AM
  • "iPhone 5 launch: Apple fans queue up ahead of release despite backlash over new map software" ITV News 9:27 PM
  • "For many lining up for Apple's iPhone 5, a payoff worth the wait" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:05 AM
  • "Crowds Gather at Apple Stores for iPhone 5 Launch" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:32 PM
  • "In Line For The iPhone 5: Where Have All The Fanbois Gone?" TechCrunch 3:37 PM
  • "Woz Watch: Steve Wozniak Waiting For One Of The First iPhone 5's In Australia" TechCrunch 3:47 PM
  • "Occupy Wall Street activists join the Apple iPhone 5 queue" Fortune 8:58 AM
  • "'Occupy' protestors descend on iPhone 5 debut (photos)" CNET News 10:36 AM
  • "What an odd job: Standing in line for Apple's iPhone 5" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 1:22 PM
  • "Apple iPhone 5 queue in London [Video] V3 3:29 PM
  • "Apple Maps Lose Way With IPhone App Victim to Google Feud" Bloomberg 12:24 PM
  • "Singapore operators release iPhone 5 prices" CNET Asia 8:02 AM
  • "We've Spent Almost $6 Billion on iPhone Repairs Since 2007" Time 10:43 AM
  • "Steve Jobs 'a greater role model than Beyonce': Nearly a quarter of people are more envious of Apple founder Steve Jobs's career than pop singer Beyonce's" Telegraph 10:44 AM
  • "Hong Kong Unveils Steve Jobs New Wax Figure" M.I.C. Gadget 8:48 AM
  • "Another Funny Samsung Ad Ridicules Apple iPhone Fans" Forbes 8:19 AM
  • "Samsung pokes fun at Iphone 5 fans" The Inquirer 8:20 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Qemu automates Kindle Fire HD root" TG Daily 2:27 PM
  • "Sophos admits bad update slamming its anti-virus software customers: Sophos apologizes for faulty update to its anti-virus software which is causing disruptions for customers" Network World 1:13 PM
  • "Happy 4th Birthday, Android: Google's mobile OS went from a promising concept to nearly DOA, only to begin an impressive surge a year later—and now sits on top of the global wireless market." PC Magazine 1:10 PM
  • "Google's Spanner Database Offers Global Scale: Spanner, Google's latest database technology, relies on atomic clocks to ensure the consistency of distributed data." InformationWeek 12:56 PM
  • "Kids' tablets prepare for battle: A new generation of kids' tablets will go head-to-head this holiday season, but will children go for them instead of their parents' iPads and Kindles?" Fortune 12:53 PM
  • "WD expected to start production of 5mm HDDs at end of 2012, say Taiwan makers" DigiTimes 12:36 PM
  • "Wal-Mart drops Kindle products: Memo cites competition in following move Target made months ago" Reuters [Free Registration Required] 12:26 PM
  • "Sony game unit pegs profit hope on PS3, handhelds weak" Reuters 11:55 AM
  • "RIM Innovates and Then Waits as Apple Moves Ahead" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11:54 AM
  • "Voice-activated popcorn shooter auto-aims for your mouth" CNET News 11:47 AM
  • "Tokyo Game Show highlights smartphones, social games with eye on globalization, new growth" Associated Press [Free Registration Required] 10:53 AM
  • "Meet the New Boss: Big Data/Companies Trade In Hunch-Based Hiring for Computer Modeling" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 10:43 AM
  • "Roku's streaming stick starts shipping: $100, gaming remote and Wifi Direct" GigaOM 10:38 AM
  • "New Details Surface on Microsoft's Future Gaming System" Patently Apple 7:48 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Live @ 10 PM ET - iPhone 5 Ships! Selling your iPhone, Apple Care, Maps" Insanely Great Mac 3:52 PM
  • "The BGR Show – iPhone 5 preview" BGR 11:03 AM
  • "Google MD on Apple Removing Google Maps From IOS" [Video Report] Bloomberg 9:02 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "iPhone 5 Teardown" iFixit 9:13 PM
  • "Source: Google Hopes To Have iOS Maps App In The Appstore 'Before Christmas'"  TechCrunch 4:01 PM
  • "iOS 6 already on 15 percent of devices, firm says: Apple's iOS 6 is off to a quick start and is already on 15 percent of iOS devices, according to an advertising firm." CNET News 3:49 PM
  • "iPhone 5 shipments touch down across the U.S." BGR 2:10 PM
  • "Apple reportedly to replace broken iPhone 5 displays in-store"  iMore 3:53 PM
  • "Apple apparently fixes iOS 6 Wi-Fi bug: A Wi-Fi problem plaguing some iOS 6 users yesterday was reportedly caused by a down Web page, which is since back up." CNET News 7:57 AM
  • "WiFi connectivity under iOS 6 temporarily broken by server problem" Ars Technica 8:57 AM
  • "What went wrong with iOS 6 Wi-Fi" ZDNet 3:50 PM
  • "Apple slip-up slows iOS 6 upgrades: iDevices tried to find missing web page before activating WiFi or 3G connections" The Register 8:14 AM
  • "Apple's iOS 6 experiences problems on release" Metro UK 8:07 AM
  • "That didn't take long: iOS 6 already jailbroken: with a catch/Apple's latest mobile operating system has been jailbroken, but only for the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, and fourth-generation iPod Touch." CNET News 8:22 AM
  • "Latest iPhone hacked to blab all your secrets" The Register 8:22 AM
  • "iOS 6 Is 10 Times Bigger Than the First iOS [Infographic] Mashable 11:03 AM
  • "Apple Kills Serious iPhone SMS Spoofing Flaw With iOS 6" Cult of Mac 8:53 AM
  • "iOS 6 Fixes SMS Security Flaws Found By Pod2g" iClarified 8:50 AM
  • "New in iOS 6: Everything You Need to Know" Tapscape 7:47 AM
  • "LG Display holds 70% of iPad panel shipments" DigiTimes 12:36 PM
  • "Safari exploit used to gain control of iPhone at Pwn2Own" TUAW 10:40 AM
  • "iPhoto 1.1 for iOS now handles 36-megapixel images" CNET News 8:15 AM
Apple Patent Applications
  • "Apple Invents Facial Recognition Locking & Unlocking System" Patently Apple 7:48 AM
  • "Apple looks to automate locking, unlocking iDevices with facial recognition" AppleInsider 8:05 AM
  • "Apple applies for another facial unlock patent for iOS devices" CNET News 8:58 AM
  • "An iPhone that charges when you walk, via electromagnetic induction? Apple is looking into it" Unwired View 8:55 AM
  • "Apple Patents A Method For Motion-Based Charging That Could Make Its Way To Future iPhones" TechCrunch 8:56 AM
  • "Apple Tries to Harness Power through Electromagnetic Induction" Patently Apple 10:26 AM
  • "Apple Reveals Secrets Relating to Manufacturing Processes" Patently Apple 2:01 PM
  • "Apple's iPhone 5 'EarPods' & other Patents Come to Light" Patently Apple 8:10 AM
  • "Apple Patent Is For Messaging System, Service" MacNews 11:08 AM
  • "Apple Granted Patent For Dual-Sided Trackpad" MacNews 10:53 AM
  • "Apple Files Patent For E-Book Reading Location Indicator" MacNews 11:15 AM
AppleCare/Helps
  • "Fix for 'Cannot connect to iTunes Store' error in iOS 6" iDownload Blog 3:55 PM
  • "iOS 6 Bug: Can't Delete Individual Songs with iTunes Match Turned On" Run Around Tech 10:48 AM
  • "Apple Updates Firmware for MacBook Pro, Air, Retina" The Mac Observer 8:43 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Vay For iPhone Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $4.99)" Apple Sliced 8:50 AM
  • "Hero of Magic II For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $1.99)" Apple Sliced 8:50 AM
  • "Mole Kingdom For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $1.99)" Apple Sliced 8:50 AM
  • "MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:59 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:59 AM

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Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "iPhone 5 first impressions" BGR 6:18 PM
  • "iPhone 5: How Apple's smartphone has evolved/Shane Richmond looks at how the iPhone has changed from its first appearance on the market in 2007 to the taller, lighter, faster iPhone 5 of 2012." Telegraph 8:34 AM
  • "I-Mego's Throne Poison Headphones Have Glorious Stereo" The Mac Observer 3:49 PM
  • "The Dirt on Washable Keyboards" AllThingsD 8:20 AM
  • "Tempting fate: Installing iOS 6 on the iPhone 3GS/How well does 2012"s software run on 2009's iPhone? Ars finds out." Ars Technica 7:55 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Preliminary impressions of iOS 6" Appolicious 3:42 PM
  • "Hands on with iOS 6: Settings" Macworld 3:42 PM
  • "Hands on with iOS 6: Social and sharing" Macworld 10:45 AM
  • "Hands on with iOS 6: Safari" Macworld 10:45 AM
  • "Hands on with iOS 6: Mail" Macworld 10:45 AM
  • "6 Ways Google Maps Beats Apple iOS 6 Maps: Apple's new Maps application isn't bad for a first stab, but here are six ways Google Maps beats it right off the bat." PC Magazine 1:22 PM
  • "Apple iOS 6: Maps Mayhem and What's New" HotHardware 11:04 AM
  • "iOS 6: 5 Things To Like/Apple's new mobile operating system is finally available. Here are five great things about iOS 6." InformationWeek 11:27 AM
  • "App Store gets an organizational boost in iOS 6" Ars Technica 10:57 AM
  • "Wolverton: Apple's new iOS software disappointing but still worth downloading" San Jose Mercury News 10:42 AM
  • "My iPhone 4S Upgrade To iOS 6 In Pictures" BYTE 8:47 AM
  • "iOS and Android update process compared"  ZDNet 7:55 AM
  • "Tech Pet iPhone App review: A new digital pet is hoping to charm children in the run up to Christmas." Telegraph 8:34 AM
  • "iOS App Review: Your kids will love Toca Band, but you might not" Macworld 8:48 AM
  • "Appidemic: Drakerider for iPad" AppleTell 8:59 AM
  • "Zombie Chasing iPhone Game Review" Tapscape 8:26 AM
  • "Sushi Showdown Max iPhone Game Review" Tapscape 8:26 AM
  • "DocuSign Ink Review" 148Apps 3:52 PM
  • "CaptureNotes 2 Review" 148Apps 3:45 PM
  • "Lili Review: Lili is a visually-stunning adventure game that just has some pesky repetitive gameplay issues that get in the way." 148Apps 9:28 AM
  • "Shufflepuck Cantina Review" 148Apps 10:42 AM
  • "Blood Brothers Review" 148Apps 8:46 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to add a location or report a problem in iOS 6 Maps" iMore 2:04 PM
  • "The Plight of the 8 GB iPhone -How to install iOS 6 when you are low on free space" Mike McHargue 10:49 AM
  • "How to put your iPad into 'Guest User' mode with Guided Access" iMore 8:54 AM
  • "How To Jailbreak iOS 6 – iPhone And iPod touch (A4-Based Only) Using Redsn0w [Tutorial] Redmond Pie 8:30 AM
  • "Feature: Writing a song, publishing it on iTunes" iPodNN 8:32 AM
Tips
  • "iOS 6 Tricks: Safari Becomes The Only Browser You Need" Apple'n'Apps 3:32 PM
  • "Upgrading to iPhone 5 Despite AT&T, 2-Year Contract" TheStreet 10:39 AM
  • "Here's How To Track Your iPhone 5 Pre-Order (With Syncreon)" RazorianFly 8:54 AM
  • "Keyboard Shortcuts now sync via iCloud in iOS 6" iDownload Blog 8:46 AM
  • "New Feature In iOS 6: Create Custom Signatures For Each Email Account" App Advice 8:40 AM
  • "Tip of the Week: Managing Hefty iPad Apps" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:16 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
iOS 6 Maps
  • "Apple makes the left turn at Albuquerque" Coyote Tracks 9:11 PM
  • "Apple says it's 'just getting started' on Maps for iOS 6, are you willing to wait? (poll)" Engadget 7:44 PM
  • "Apple Mapocalypse Sends iOS 6 Users Into a Tizzy, Riverbank" Wired 7:05 PM
  • "A little perspective" bynkii 4:48 PM
  • "iOS 6 Makes iPhone 3GS Feel Like a New Phone" Low End Mac 4:10 PM
  • "Why Apple Maps Won't Get Better Anytime Soon" Gizmodo 3:50 PM
  • "Opinion: iOS 6 Maps is great, and it's not" Macworld 3:43 PM
  • "As Apple's new Maps get ridiculed, its partners feel the burn, lash out" 9 to 5 Mac 3:33 PM
  • "Where are we? Apple's messy maps: The new map app for iOS 6 is a whole lot of fun: unless you want to use it for directions." CNET News 3:32 PM
  • "Apple's self-inflicted maps issue is a headache – but don't expect an apology" The Guardian 2:23 PM
  • "All sizes | Bowling Green on different map engines" Flickr 2:00 PM
  • "The World According to Apple Maps" Mashable 1:59 PM
  • "An Opinion On Apple's New Maps App" AppleBitch 1:57 PM
  • "Apple's Maps app responsible for all the evil in the universe" MacDailyNews 1:57 PM
  • "Apple's New Maps Aren't Actually All That Good" Forbes 1:56 PM
  • "17 People Apple Maps Has Already Horribly Misled" Gizmodo 1:55 PM
  • "iOS 6 Maps Twitter account skewers Apple, gets suspended, resurrects itself" Network World 1:20 PM
  • "Apple Maps is a Weak Point in iOS 6" Forbes 12:09 PM
  • "Apple's iOS 6, Passbook - Not Ready for Prime Time Players" Forbes 12:08 PM
  • "Apple's New iOS 6 Maps App Drawing Significant Criticism" MacRumors 10:49 AM
  • "Apple iOS 6 Maps App Flops: Apple consumers and industry pundits lament the loss of the Google-powered Maps app on iOS devices." InformationWeek 10:27 AM
  • "Apple's iOS 6 Maps app is awful, and now the world knows it" BGR 9:03 AM
  • "iPhone 5, iOS 6: Is Apple Maps the new Ping?"  Computerworld 8:59 AM
  • "iOS 6 Maps: With Google gone, the backlash begins" Electricpig 8:59 AM
  • "Apple's new Maps in iOS 6 draw ire from users around the world" AppleInsider 8:55 AM
  • "Maps missing info dismays some iOS 6 users" TUAW 8:54 AM
  • "I Used to Be Able to Find My Way With My iPhone; Then Apple Released Their Own Maps" Kirkville 8:47 AM
  • "Apple's Maps App: Just How Bad Is It?" ["Apple bought three mapping companies to make this happen, and has had years to refine it. How bad could it be? The answer, I'm sad to say as an Apple fan, is very bad indeed. Almost unusably bad. Maps takes all the trust Apple has built up among its users over the years — trust that its products just work — and squanders nearly all of it in one go."]  Mashable 8:32 AM
  • "iOS 6 reactions mixed as Apple Maps leaves you feeling lost" Crave @ CNET 8:24 AM
  • "Apple reboots old gadgets: New operating system makes iPhone's Siri a new woman" ["Apple's proprietary maps application is in and Google Maps is out. The results are a mixed bag. I put the turn-by-turn voice navigation feature through the paces in downtown Boston. But it was no match for the Big Dig, thinking I was on I-93 when I was above ground and barely knew where I was most of the time."] Boston Herald 8:23 AM
  • "Welcome To Apple's iOS6 Map — Where Berlin Is Now Called 'Schoeneiche'" TechCrunch 8:03 AM
  • "Grading iOS 6 Maps: pass or fail?"  ZDNet 7:55 AM
Apple Op/Ed
  • "The Buzz: What they're saying about iOS 6" Macworld 8:40 PM
  • "Usage of Apple's iOS 6 Hits Staggering Levels on First Day of Availability" AllThingsD 7:12 PM
  • "Apple apes trademarked Swiss railway clock for iPad's new Clock app: Swiss Federal Railways wants compensation for use of its iconic design" Ars Technica 5:53 PM
  • "Say what? Unwired Planet Sues Apple for... Well... Everything!" Patently Apple 4:02 PM
  • "Why Apple Has Us By The Short Hairs In 3 Words: Home. Shopping. Network." TechCrunch 2:22 PM
  • "iOS 6 Upgrade Is Relatively Painless and Potentially Rewarding" eWeek 12:45 PM
  • "Why The @Facebook.com Addresses In iOS 6 Contact Sync? Apple And Facebook Want To Shut Out Gmail" TechCrunch 12:32 PM
  • "Apple Fans Count Their iOS 6 Blessings" MacNewsWorld 11:35 AM
  • "The Terrible Tablet Tsunami Part Two" Tech.pinions 9:27 AM
  • "Mobile Wars: Why Apple Might Lose to the Insurgents" The Motley Fool 8:58 AM
  • "Developer Believes Passbook Is Just The Beginning In Apple's Quest To Create The Perfect E-Wallet Solution" App Advice 8:54 AM
  • "I dislike the iOS 6 App Store's new look" 52 Tiger 8:53 AM
  • "iOS 6 Breaks the App Store" Pixite 8:53 AM
  • "Apple and NFC — why it's not there" Chuqui 3.0+ 8:53 AM
  • "Here's One Way To Botch A Report On The Epic Apple V. Samsung Patent Litigation"  Business Insider 8:50 AM
  • "My iPhone 5 Will Be Naked: Does a smartphone have to be huge to be worthwhile? Can an iPhone owner get by in this world without a protective case? It's worth a try, anyway. And while we're on the topic, yes, you can be a man and still carry a phone that's elegant rather than a behemoth with an overclocked processor the size of an NBA player's shoe." MacNewsWorld 8:48 AM
  • "Apple's Update Wednesday: Slightly Glitchy Close Encounters" The Tech Night Owl 8:44 AM
  • "Apple Squashes First iOS 6 Bug, But Important Questions Remain" App Advice 8:39 AM
  • "The iPhone 5 may be Apple's last blowout U.S. bestseller" CNNMoney 8:32 AM
  • "The Apple iPhone 5: Specifications Do Not Matter" Seeking Alpha 8:20 AM
  • "Holy Social! Did Apple Just Outflank Google By Adding Facebook Integration To iOS 6?" Forbes 8:11 AM
  • "iPhone 5: The Good, Bad & Ugly" [Video Report] CNBC 8:10 AM
  • "The iPhone 5 Doesn't Have NFC — So What?" AllThingsD 8:03 AM
  • "A Funny Thing Happened Along The Way To Apple's iPhone 5 Launch" PixoBebo 7:49 AM
  • "How The Mac Became Just Another Device On Apple's Digital Hub" Mac 360 7:48 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Is the U.S. Startup Economy Failing?" I, Cringely 9:05 PM
  • "The best iPhone 5 alternatives: We pick a list of excellent smartphones that go toe to toe with the iPhone 5" CNET 3:52 PM
  • "Meet The $35 Tablet That Could Connect The World" TechCrunch 2:23 PM
  • "The PINs you should avoid at all cost" Slate 1:18 PM
  • "10 award-winning open source apps to try today" PCWorld 1:11 PM
  • "8 ways to advance your IT career by staying relevant" CIO 1:00 PM
  • "Review: 6 free email servers for small business/hMail Server (Windows only) comes in first, Citadel (Linux only) is a close second" Network World 12:59 PM
  • "When tech innovations bite users in the butt: Tech giants like Apple, Google, and Microsoft have an obligation to make technical changes tolerable for those who pay the bills" InfoWorld 12:59 PM
  • "10 heavy-duty tools for mobile app development" [Slideshow] InfoWorld 12:58 PM
  • "MakerBot, The Next Generation: Replicator 2 Is The Finest Desktop 3-D Printer Ever" Forbes 12:52 PM
  • "Amazon's Bigger, Faster, Better Superhighway to the Cloud" E-Commerce Times 12:38 PM
  • "Gallery: Leading tablets and e-readers" CNN 12:28 PM
  • "And now, the Tabby Awards for best apps for tablets" CNET News 11:49 AM
  • "Globalfoundries Pirouettes Around The Process Node Problem" Forbes 11:34 AM
  • "BlackBerry devices risk death on arrival/Commentary: Needs to convince developers, investors of its future" MarketWatch 10:49 AM
  • "How 'Do Not Track' is poised to kill online growth" CNET News 8:16 AM
Humor/Cartoons
  • "Watch Conan's Tips For iPhone 5 Owners Facing Extended Shipping Times" TechCrunch 2:22 PM
  • "25 things to do with your free hand while using your iPhone 5" ZDNet 10:40 AM
  • "You've Always Had the Power" [cartoon] MacMost 8:48 AM
  • "The New iPhone 5: A Taller Change Than Expected" [humor] YouTube 8:28 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Facebook v5.0.1 For iOS Released, Features Full Support For iOS 6 And iPhone 5" Redmond Pie 3:56 PM
  • "10 Games Optimized for the iPhone 5 Display" Mac|Life 3:55 PM
  • "Garmin Releases Update For iOS 6, iPhone 5 And Offering Discounts For New Users" App Advice 3:47 PM
  • "Hoops helper: An iPhone app to organize pickup basketball" GeekWire 2:25 PM
  • "List of Passbook-ready apps compiled" TUAW 2:24 PM
  • "Xamarin Delivers iOS 6 Support in New MonoTouch Release - Application Development - News & Reviews - eWeek.com" eWeek 12:46 PM
  • "iPhone App From WebMD Helps People Manage Chronic Pain" eWeek 12:46 PM
  • "iDevices Announces New Updated iGrill App for iPhone 5" Thomas PR 12:04 PM
  • "Simple.TV's $149 DVR For iPhone, iPad, Roku And Web Ships September 27" TechCrunch 11:07 AM
  • "GTSO Expects Purchase Agreement to Capitalize on iPhone E-waste Boom" Business Wire 11:00 AM
  • "QUAN: iPhone-Controlled Robots Could be the Future of Manufacturing Industry" Business Wire 11:00 AM
  • "Unwired Planet Charges Apple and Google With Infringing 20 Patents" Business Wire 11:00 AM
  • "XtremeMac Helps Apple® Product Consumers 'Go Wireless'" Business Wire 11:00 AM
  • "mLogic® Ships the Industry's First Docking Station and Backup Solution for the MacBook® Pro" Business Wire 11:00 AM
  • "Aliens Versus Humans 2.0 is Coming, and I Helped!" 148Apps 10:43 AM
  • "Ice Screen? Why Not An IMac TV?" MacNews 9:27 AM
  • "StumbleUpon For iOS Updated With Page Previews & Interest-Based Color Coding" AddictiveTips 8:59 AM
  • "Roku announces shipping info for Streaming Stick, updates mobile apps" TechHive 8:46 AM
  • "Lift For iPhone Lets You Keep Track Of Certain Habits And Make Progress On Them" Redmond Pie 8:46 AM
  • "Not happy with iOS 6 Maps, get Telenav's Scout Plus for free for a year" ZDNet 7:55 AM
  • "HD Retina Graphics and iCloud for Popular Kids iBook Stories" prMac 10:43 AM
  • "New Stylish Makeup and Dressup Game For Girls For iPhone/iPad" prMac 8:58 AM
  • "Bit of Exercise - A New GPS Exercise App for iPhone Reaches App Store" prMac 7:55 AM
  • "How many times have you asked yourself Did I Click?" prMac 7:55 AM
  • "Cap 'n' Frame - A Hilarious Free Photography app now Available on iOS" prMac 7:55 AM
  • "The first iPhone app guide to New York City's High Line Park" prMac 7:55 AM
  • "iSpotPro TE - Train Your Visual Memory and Pattern Recognition Skills" prMac 7:55 AM
  • "Horizon Touch 1.0 Personal Financial Analysis System Released for iPad" prMac 7:55 AM
  • "Bobbl-Emoji 2.0 Free for iOS - Messenger Featuring Creative Bobble Heads" prMac 7:55 AM
  • "Button Board iPad Game Makes Learning Colours Fun for Preschoolers" prMac 7:54 AM
  • "Twilight Hop on the iPhone is Now Free" prMac 7:54 AM
  • "Orderly offers a fresh visual interface for iPhone task management" prMac 7:54 AM
  • "New App Lets You Access Files on Remote PC, Dropbox and Google Drive" prMac 7:54 AM
  • "Lecture Capture for iPad - Future of Mobile Learning" prMac 7:54 AM
  • "iOS Game Snowball Fight just released on iTunes" prMac 7:54 AM
  • "Infinity Lands now Available for Download on iOS and Android" prMac 7:54 AM
  • "FairPair 1.0 for iOS - Logic Picture Puzzles for Kids" prMac 7:54 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft, HP skirted taxes via offshore units: Senate panel" Reuters 10:59 AM
  • "Microsoft, HP Under Scrutiny in Senate Tax Probe" CNBC 2:52 PM
  • "Microsoft Avoided Billions in U.S. Tax, Senate Memo Says" Bloomberg 10:59 AM
  • "Microsoft and HP rapped by US Senate over tax havens" BBC 3:55 PM
  • "H-P Named by German Prosecutors in Bribery Case" WSJ Blogs 10:59 AM
  • "Germany files charges over HP bribery allegations" IDG News Service 12:29 PM
  • "Germany Says HP Paid Kickbacks To Get Russian Contract" Forbes 12:52 PM
  • "HP and IBM: Two paths, one future/Despite bedrock similarities, the two giants have very different philosophies." Fortune 10:58 AM
  • "IBM's Ginni Rometty looks ahead: She's earned the No. 1 spot in our annual ranking of the Most Powerful Women in Business. But to keep Big Blue growing, Rometty will have to sell IBM like never before." Fortune 11:06 AM
  • "HP exec: We're in the post-PC era? Ha! Todd Bradley says that claims that the market has moved beyond the PC are 'just wrong.'" CNET News 11:47 AM
  • "HP announces more Sleekbooks as cheaper ultrabook alternatives: HP's Pavilion Sleekbooks start at $499.99 and are as thin and light as ultrabooks" IDG News Service 12:30 PM
  • "HP announces Envy m4, two new budget Pavilion Sleekbook laptops" ZDNet 2:40 PM
  • "HP updates small business PCs with AMD Trinity chips" V3 2:33 PM
  • "HP slides out 11mm-thick 24-inch display" CNET News 11:49 AM
  • "HP mouse gets NFC-enabled for easy pairing" ZDNet 2:41 PM
  • "Microsoft Wins Sales Ban Against Google's Motorola in Germany" AllThingsD 10:49 AM
  • "Microsoft wins third German injunction against Google's Motorola over high-power patent" Foss Patents 10:36 AM
  • "Motorola Mobility infringes Microsoft patents, German court rules" ZDNet 2:39 PM
  • "Microsoft defeats Google over a third patent in Germany" BBC 3:55 PM
  • "Microsoft Said to Ask China to Stop Piracy at Four Firms" Bloomberg 11:38 AM
  • "Microsoft: Patch for critical IE zero-day bug coming Friday/In the meantime, releases stopgap measure" Computerworld 12:30 PM
  • "Microsoft says has fixed Internet Explorer flaw" Reuters 11:39 AM
  • "How Microsoft's 'Do Not Track' Policy Could Kill Windows Phone" Business Insider 11:39 AM
  • "Microsoft: Google breached your privacy; use Bing" ZDNet 2:40 PM
  • "Dell Starts Shipping Its EqualLogic Blade Array" CRN 12:28 PM
  • "Oracle 1st-Quarter Profit Up 11% as Software Revenue Improves" Nasdaq 3:54 PM
  • "Oracle Earnings Meet The Street, As Profits Rise, Sales Drop" AllThingsD 3:54 PM
  • "Oracle hardware sales plunge 24 percent" Reuters 4:17 PM
  • "Oracle Shares Slip on Top-Line Miss" TheStreet 3:54 PM
  • "Oracle Meets Earnings Forecast, but Revenue Is Light" CNBC 3:53 PM
  • "Oracle EPS Falls In Line, Revenue Light; Ellison Points To Cloud" Barron's 3:54 PM
  • "Ahead of the Bell: Oracle to break down fiscal 1Q" Associated Press 11:42 AM
  • "What to Expect From Oracle's Earnings" [Video Report] WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 11:42 AM
  • "Oracle Works With Less Margin for Error" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 11:37 AM
  • "Oracle's Q1: Is there a Fusion App upgrade cycle brewing?" ZDNet 2:41 PM
  • "Oracle suing to 'free' users from patent claims: The software giant is stepping into a patent-infringement action brought against 20 Oracle partners" IDG News Service 3:54 PM
  • "Oracle Database suffers from 'stealth password cracking vulnerability': Weakness makes it trivial for attackers to crack Oracle Database user passwords." Ars Technica 5:50 PM
  • "Ultimate Silicon Valley Perk: Custom Chips From Intel and AMD" Wired Magazine 2:36 PM
  • "E-Mail Privacy Reform Vote Postponed Until After Elections" Wired 2:36 PM
  • "Senate delays Netflix, e-mail privacy fix after cops protest" CNET News 2:56 PM
  • "Boffins spin up working Qubit in silicon: Quantum researcher outlines how to build a quantum logic gate" The Register 2:30 PM
  • "Fortune's 'Most Powerful Women' Features Techies: IBM's Rometty Tops List, but Yahoo's Mayer Grabs Cover" AllThingsD 10:49 AM
  • "Tech execs top Fortune's list of powerful women" CNET News 11:47 AM
  • "IT headcount expected to rise in Q4: Projected IT hiring will be up from Q3, but still lags behind fields such as legal, sales and marketing, according to Robert Half Technology" Network World 1:00 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Record iPhone 5 Sales Could Push Apple Past $850" Forbes 3:43 PM
  • "Apple: This Was The Week I Was Waiting For (Part 3)"  Seeking Alpha 8:10 AM
  • "Apple, Berkshire...Are They Really THAT Expensive?" CNBC 12:11 PM
  • "Why Apple's Still the Cheapest Stock on the Market" TheStreet 8:10 AM
  • "Genuine C&C invests in Apple retailer in China" DigiTimes 12:37 PM
Industry News
  • "H-P declines as tech stocks struggle: Adobe one of the few gainers following earnings report" MarketWatch 2:46 PM
  • "Dow rises; Nasdaq, S&P 500 slip on data: Analysts chalk up meandering to market getting ahead of itself" MarketWatch 4:18 PM
  • "Most U.S. Stocks Fall on Concern Over Economic Slowdown" Bloomberg 4:18 PM
  • "Stocks Fall on Weak Economic Data" FOXBusiness 12:55 PM
  • "Dow Closes Higher; S&P 500, Nasdaq Dip" TheStreet 4:18 PM
  • "Growth slowdown stalls stocks" CNNMoney 4:18 PM
  • "Dow Ends in the Black: Stocks struggled to eke out gains, as weak economic data put the global rally on hold." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:19 PM
  • "Stocks: Global slowdown weighs on sentiment" CNNMoney 10:38 AM
  • "Asia Markets: China stocks slammed after PMI, lead Asian losses" MarketWatch 10:43 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Resources firms sink Europe after weak data" MarketWatch 2:47 PM
  • "European Stocks Fall" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 10:48 AM
  • "Global stocks fall, euro below $1.30 after round of downbeat economic news" Associated Press [Free Registration Required] 10:53 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 4:19 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 2:52 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies: Shares of some top computer companies were mixed at the close of trading" CBS News 9:06 PM

 
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