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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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  • "Foxconn Factory in China Is Closed After Worker Riot" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11:13 PM
  • "Apple Supplier Foxconn Says Fight at Plant Spread Into Larger Unrest" [Paid Membership Required] 11:29 PM
  • "Apple's Feud With Google Is Now Felt on iPhone" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11:13 PM
  • "Disruptions: Will Apple Be the First to Break $1 Trillion?"  New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 5:56 PM
  • "Samsung figured out how the jury arrived at its damages figures (except for the Galaxy Tab 10.1)" Foss Patents 6:46 AM
  • "Apple Wants More Damages, U.S. Sales Ban Against Samsung" Mashable 6:48 AM
  • "Apple seeks US Samsung sales ban, $707 million more in damages" Reuters 6:57 AM
  • "Apple Asks For Another $707 Million From Samsung: And The Interesting Bit" Forbes 7:29 AM
  • "Woz: Apple Maps disappointing, but flaws 'not that severe'" ZDNet 11:26 PM
  • "Apple Maps: Damned If You Do, Googled If You Don't" Monday Note 12:13 PM
  • "How Ridiculous Is It That Apple Maps Redirect To Google Maps On The Web?" TechCrunch 6:46 AM
  • "Why Apple pulled the plug on Google Maps" Fortune 6:47 AM
  • "iOS 6 map mess was no big surprise to Apple: Tim Cook took a calculated risk: getting rid of Google Maps was more important than delivering a less-flawed Apple Maps app." CNET News 9/22
  • "Analysis: IPhone 5 defines Apple success, Tim Cook-style" Reuters 9/22
  • "Apple seeks another $700m from Samsung in patent case" Crave @ CNET 9/22
  • "Apple seeks Samsung sales ban, $707 mn more in damages: Samsung has responded by asking for a new trial" Reuters 9/22
  • "Apple Asks Judge for More From Samsung" [Paid Membership Required] 9/22
  • "Apple asks U.S. court to enhance damages award in Samsung case by $700 million" Foss Patents 9/22
  • "Apple seeks another $707 million in damages from Samsung" AppleInsider 9/22
  • "Apple debuts new iPhone 5 ads: Thumb, Physics, Cheese, Ears/Apple taps Jeff Daniels, the actor who plays a news anchor on Aaron Sorkin's 'Newsroom' to be the voice of the iPhone commercials." CNET News 9/22
  • "Apple Rolls Out iPhone 5 Ad Blitz [Videos] Mashable 9/22
  • "Briefly: Apple rolls out four new iPhone 5 ads" AppleInsider 9/22
  • "Apple drives comeback of retail computer store" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 9/22
  • "Apple seen putting Pandora in play amid online shift" Bloomberg 9/22
  • "Verizon ships its iPhone 5 unlocked: Handsets will accept a GSM nano-SIM from any carrier & connect at 4G/LTE speeds." Ars Technica 9/22
  • "Final Builds of 10.8.2 and 10.7.5 Maintain OS X Battery Life" The Mac Observer 9/22
  • "Apple goes against grain, extends support for Snow Leopard: If Apple had done the expected and not patched Snow Leopard, the number of users running a retired edition of OS X would have ballooned to 47 percent" Computerworld 9/21
  • "Flashback malware for OS X appears to be going extinct" MacFixIt 9/21
  • "Aperture 3.4: May quit unexpectedly on launch after updating" Apple Support 9/22
  • "Q&A MacFixIt Answers: We answer reader questions about using Maps from iOS 5 on iOS 6, Time Machine backups, and more." CNET Reviews 9/21
  • "Mac Files of the Weird: iCal Calendar not Available when Creating new Event" Run Around Tech 9/21
  • "Parallels 8 is a clear winner vs. VMware Fusion 5 in Ars shootout" 9 to 5 Mac 5:50 PM
  • "Showdown: Parallels Desktop 8 vs. VMWare Fusion 5/Win 8 will require its own adjustment; accessing via virtualization gets tough." Ars Technica 5:51 PM
  • "How To Use Your Mac Dock to Toggle Login Items & Other Dock Tips" The Mac Observer 9/22
  • "Speed testing Windows 8 and OS X Mountain Lion" ThinkDigit 9/22
  • "Head-to-Head: iTunes Match versus Amazon Cloud Player" TechHive 9/21
  • "Ask the iTunes Guy: More iTunes Store questions" Macworld 9/21
  • "MacPhun Snapheal 2.0 review: The new version of Snapheal has a range of brush-based adjustments to allow for more fine control over image correction." Macworld UK 9/21
  • "Gemini For Mac OS X Great At Blasting Away Duplicate Files" MacNews 9/21
  • "Bypass The Mac App Store To Update Mountain Lion Software" Cult of Mac 9/21
  • "Growl On The Mac Is Back! This Time It Works With Notification Center In OS X Mountain Lion" Mac 360 9/21
  • "Did You Really Click That Button? Should You Click Again? Use This Click Tool On Your Mac To Know" Mac 360 9/21
  • "End The Background Noise On Skype Or FaceTime With Push To Talk On Your Mac" McSolo 9/21
  • "Are Email Attachments Driving You Nuts? Try The Attachment Tamer On Your Mac" Mac 360 9/21
  • "Writedown Is The Inexpensive Mac Text Editor That Uses Markdown" NoodleMac 9/21
  • "iOS / Mac Dev. creates MAME arcade machine powered by an iPhone" 9 to 5 Mac 9/22
  • "Apple Most Valuable Brand, OS X 10.8.2 Update, Launchpad Manager, and More" Low End Mac 9/21
  • "To Defrag, Or Not To Defrag Your Mac– That's The Friday Question" BohemianBoomer 9/21
  • "On Cleaning Mac Caches, Customizing, Optimizing, And Disaster Preparation (oh, and a note on viruses)" TeraTalks 9/21
Press Releases
  • "Flip4Mac 3: Mountain Lion, GateKeeper compatible" FairerPlatform 9/22
  • "Microsoft Office for Mac Updated for Retina Display, Secondary Mobile Displays, and More" Low End Mac 9/21
  • "Apimac Secret Folder is now ready for OS X Mountain Lion's Gatekeeper" Apimac 9/21
  • "BuildEdge PLAN for SketchUp Mac Beta now available" Architosh 9/21
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple co-founder sees future as computer's pet" Brisbane Times 6:48 AM
  • "T-Mobile USA invites iPhone users to HSPA+ networks" PCWorld 9/22
  • "The iPhone 5 scene at Apple's retail stores" Macworld 9/22
  • "Slick Window Display Promotes New iPhone 5" ifoAppleStore 9/22
  • "50 iPhone 5s stolen from London store in worldwide spate" Crave @ CNET 9/22
  • "Wireless carriers hope to temper iPhone 5 margin pain" Reuters 9/22
  • "iPhone 5 matches monthlong sales figures for 4S in just 3 days: ComScore report says the first three days of online preorders for the iPhone 5 matched the earlier Apple record set by the iPhone 4S over the course of a month." CNET News 9/21
  • "Transit app developers see iOS 6 Maps as a chance to shine" Ars Technica 9/21
  • "Early iPhone 5 Purchases Trend Toward iPhone 4S Upgraders and Black Models Amid Long Lines" MacRumors 9/21
  • "Apple union's 'Day of Solidarity' to protest working conditions: As the iPhone 5 hits stores today, an Apple workers union asks store employees to demand better conditions in France and at Foxconn." CNET News 9/21
  • "Apple fans and critics converge in Paris for iPhone 5" CNET News 9/21
  • "Labor protest at Apple iPhone party in Paris" Reuters 9/21
  • "iPhone 5 launch-day mania: Apple's map troubles haven't stopped the iPhone 5 launch-day crowds. CNET Update talks to fanatics in line at the Cube in New York City." CNET News 9/21
  • "Apple iPhone 5 launch: Queues go global as Samsung offends millions" Computerworld 9/21
  • "iPhone 5 launch draws Apple fans across the world" New York Post 9/21
  • "A short, wonderful tale of iPhone 5 lines across North America [Slideshow] BetaNews 9/21
  • "Live on Fifth Avenue from Apple's iPhone 5 launch (updated)" Fortune 9/21
  • "New Apple Store Opening in Santa Rosa, Ca" James Bleifus 9/21
  • "Hundreds lining up in Sacramento to buy iPhone 5" Sacramento Bee 9/21
  • "iPhone 5 launch live from Apple Store Montreal" iMore 9/21
  • "iPhone 5 buyers flood stores, jam phone lines as they rush to purchase, activate smartphones" Vancouver Sun 9/21
  • "Canadian consumers report iPhone 5 activation problems" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 9/21
  • "iPhone 5 launch live from the Regent Street Apple Store in London" iMore 9/21
  • "Waiting For The iPhone 5 (Video)" Forbes 9/21
  • "iPhone 5 queue hysteria captured in launch-day photos" Crave @ CNET 9/21
  • "iPhone 5 lines from around the world [Video] BGR 9/21
  • "Wal-Mart, Apple, Amazon and Google: In corporate battles, customers may be casualties" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 9/21
  • "London iPhone 5 Madness: 'You must be CRAZY to buy Apple'" The Register 9/21
  • "Woz on iPhone in 40 years: 'I won't want you humans'" SlashGear 9/21
  • "Woz in Brisbane, Australia with his iPhone 5 (with video)" MacDailyNews 9/21
  • "Tales From The Front Of The iPhone 5 Line: Stick It In My Veins" TechCrunch 9/21
  • "Singapore lines up for the iPhone 5" CNET News 9/21
  • "Crowds queue to snap up latest iPhone" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 9/21
  • "Sprint Nearly Sold Out of iPhone 5 at Many East Coast Spots" AllThingsD 9/21
  • "Best Buy, other retailers delaying iPhone 5 preorders" Electronista 9/21
  • "Smuggled iPhone 5s Sell for as Much as $3,700 in Moscow" ABCNews 9/21
  • "Smugglers take iPhone 5 to China, but supplies thin" Reuters 9/21
  • "Apple store assistant sought after hundreds of iPhone 5s are stolen" The Independent 9/21
  • "Burglars in Japan First to Get Hands on iPhone 5" WSJ Blogs 9/21
  • "Look At All These iPhone 5s Flooding FedEx's Distribution Center [Image] Cult of Mac 9/21
  • "Marketers hijack iPhone 5 launch" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 9/21
  • "Apple's Siri continues dominance over Samsung's S Voice" Electronista 9/21
  • "New Google Voice Search, Siri are closely matched (hands-on)" CNET 9/21
  • "Google's November Assault on Microsoft and Apple" TheStreet 9/21
  • "London Underground offers offline maps to those who updated to iOS6 and no longer have schedules" 9 to 5 Mac 9/21
  • "Starbucks to support Passbook in iOS 6 by end of September" Macworld 9/21
  • "Airlines, Theaters, More Sign On for Apple's Passbook" PC Magazine 9/21
  • "Worry not, Snapseed lovers: Google's Vic Gundotra says Nik Software's products will live on" The Next Web 9/21
  • "Apple rep pitches iPad possibilities: About 30 community members gathered Wednesday for a presentation that Watauga County Schools administrators hope will put wheels in motion for a technology initiative for K-8 students." Watauga Democrat: Boone, NC 9/21
  • "The New York PD wants to help find your iPhone: Police at 5th Ave. Apple Store to register new iDevices, will do Android too." Ars Technica 9/21
Non-Apple News
  • "Nintendo teases Wii U Gamecube downloads" TG Daily 9/21
  • "Xperia Ion Ice Cream Sandwich update rolls out" TG Daily 9/21
  • "Sony explains lack of 12 GB PS3 in US" TG Daily 9/21
  • "Scottish researchers develop software that allows humans to talk to robots"  9/21
  • "Who Steve Case is betting on now: Tech's slightly graying elder statesman is not so bullish on major media companies." Fortune 9/21
  • "Winklevoss twins steer new course" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 9/21
  • "More Boeing planes to get wireless, cellular connectivity" PCWorld 9/21
  • "RIM updates BlackBerry Mobile Fusion device management suite" ZDNet 9/21
  • "RIM CEO Apologizes For Yet Another BlackBerry Outage, Details How Many Users Affected" TechCrunch 9/21
  • "RIM fixes BlackBerry outage that hit Europe, Middle East, Africa" CNET News 9/21
  • "Google Apps users get email and contacts migration tool" ZDNet 9/21
  • "Q&A: Google's VP of enterprise Amit Singh at Dreamforce '12" ZDNet 9/21
  • "Google shuts once-feted China music download service" Reuters 9/21
  • "5by5 | The Critical Path #55: Gravity Well" asymco 9/22
  • "Gene Steinberg meets Alexander Adam, from Quasado, Mac|Life columnist Adrian Hoppel, and The Mac Observer's John Martellaro this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE!" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 9/21
  • "Hossein Yassaie: Meet the man with the big Imagination/The technology chief played a vital role in developing Apple's new iPhone5 – but there is a lot more to come, he tells Gideon Spanier" The Independent 9/21
  • "David Pogue: iPhone Improved in Every Possible Way/New York Times technology columnist David Pogue and Daring Fireball tech blogger John Gruber discuss the iPhone 5." [Video Report] Bloomberg 9/21
  • "iMore show 314: iOS 6 review + iPhone 5 buyers guide" iMore 9/21
  • "iPhone 5 Ships! Selling your iPhone, Apple Care, Maps (Podcast)" Insanely Great Mac 9/21
  • "iPhone 5 camera powered by Sony sensor: Photography is ever more important in smartphone usage, and a close-up view shows that Sony got the coveted spot supplying the sensor for Apple's new smartphone." CNET News 6:50 AM
  • "iPhone 5 jailbroken, but not yet available for us" Crave @ CNET 6:58 AM
  • "Cracked! Hacker Claims to Jailbreak the iPhone 5." AllThingsD 9/22
  • "Some iPhone 5 orders arriving with cosmetic damage" Electronista 9/22
  • "iPhone 5 Users Reporting Yellow Tint On Their Displays [PHOTOS] Redmond Pie 9/22
  • "Apple A6 Die Revealed: 3-core GPU, < 100mm^2" AnandTech 9/21
  • "Confirmed: Apple's A6 uses triple-core GPU/It's the same GPU as in the iPhone 4S, there's just more of it." Ars Technica 9/21
  • "Apple's A6 chip sports 3-core graphics" CNET News 9/21
  • "Black iPhone 5 Anodized Aluminum Susceptible to Scratching?" MacRumors 9/21
  • "iPhone 5 back too susceptible to scratches?" UberGizmo 9/21
  • "Apple's iPhone 5 Is Pried Open and Its Profitable Secrets Start Bursting Out" AllThingsD 9/21
  • "Inside the iPhone 5: Bigger battery, easier to repair" CNET News 9/21
  • "iPhone 5 Teardown Uncovers Elpida RAM, Improved Repairability" The Next Web 9/21
  • "Analyst says iPhone 5 processor uses custom core" EE Times 9/21
  • "Could Apple's A6 be a 'big-little' processor?" EE Times 9/21
  • "iPhone 5 More Repairable than iPhone 4, 4S, Says iFixit" eWeek 9/21
  • "Apple can replace broken iPhone 5 screens in the store, says report" CNET News 9/21
  • "The Verizon iPhone 5 is GSM unlocked, tested with AT&T" iDownload Blog 9/21
  • "Amid record retail launch, iPhone 5 online ship times slip to four weeks" Tap For Mobile 9/21
  • "Google homes in on Maps app for iOS 6, report says: The company is reportedly working on a Google Maps app, but there is rampant confusion over whether it was actually submitted for approval in the Apple App Store yet." CNET News 9/21
  • "The Apple iPhone 5 has reportedly been jailbroken" The Next Web 9/21
  • "The iPhone 5 lets you put 16 apps inside a folder" iDownload Blog 9/21
  • "Researchers hack iPhone, steal data: White-hat hackers broke into the developer version of iOS 6, meaning Apple's new iPhone 5 could be vulnerable" CSO 9/21
  • "Asian Suppliers of iPhone Components Scramble to Meet Orders" [Paid Membership Required] 9/21
  • "Apple Cuts Display Orders to Samsung, Loses Patent Case in Germany" Patently Apple 9/21
  • "Taiwan market: Parallel-imported iPhone 5 available for sale at 40-50% higher prices, says newspaper" DigiTimes 9/21
  • "PSA: Don't leave negative reviews for non-widescreen apps -- developers are updating as fast as they can!" iMore 9/21
  • "iPhone 5 Unboxing - Both Black and White Models - AKA the obligatory iPhone unboxing (Video)" Insanely Great Mac 9/21
  • "The iPhone 5 Gets Unboxed" Mashable 9/21
  • "iPhone OS 3: Let's Build an App List" Low End Mac 9/21
  • "iBooks and iBookstore: Parental Controls in iOS 6" Apple Support 9/22
  • "Developers claim Safari in iOS 6 breaks Web apps with aggressive caching: The HTTP specification says one thing, Safari does another." Ars Technica 9/21
  • "Apple Releases MacBook Firmware Updates" MacPrices 9/21
  • "How to Clean Your MacBook Safely and Effectively" Mactuts+ 9/21
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "There are no new item in The US Apple Store, 99 were unchanged, and seven were Sold Out." While Supplies Last 6:52 AM
  • "Velocispider For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $2.99)" Apple Sliced 9/22
  • "Hanger For iPhone Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9/22
  • "R-Tech Commander Colony For iPhone Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9/22
  • "There are no new item in The US Apple Store, 106 were unchanged, and one was Sold Out." While Supplies Last 9/22
  • "iPhone Buyer's Guide... $0 To $950 - The Best iPhone Prices, Deals, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 9/22
  • "ProCam For iPhone Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9/21
  • "Don't Run With a Plasma Sword For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $1.99)" Apple Sliced 9/21
  • "Battle Monkeys For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $1.99)" Apple Sliced 9/21
  • "iPad (2012) Prices & Sales" MacPrices 9/21
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 9/21
  • "MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 9/21
  • "Refurbished MacBook Air from $679, free shipping, Mountain Lion" FairerPlatform 9/21

  • "Apple iPhone 5's A6 Outshines Rivals in Performance Tests: Apple iPhone 5 is said to have a tri-core PowerVR SGX 543MP3 GPU running at a higher speed" International Business Times 6:57 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone 5 outperforms Android Galaxy S III and RAZR M" TG Daily 6:49 AM
  • "The iPhone 5 Performance Preview"  AnandTech 9/22
  • "iPhone 5 Camera Battle: Is It the Best Smartphone Shooter?" Gizmodo 9/22
  • "iPhone 5: The First Hour" SplatF 9/22
  • "Apple iPhone 5 first impressions: Beauty is in the hand of the beholder" ZDNet 9/22
  • "iPhone 5 Benchmarked: The Fastest Smartphone in the Land/We crown the iPhone 5 speed king after pitting it against every other iPhone we've tested, along with today's top Android phones."  PC Magazine 9/21
  • "Apple iPhone 5 review: The thinnest, slickest, fastest iPhone yet." Register Hardware 9/21
  • "iPhone 5 review: Apple's latest smartphone gets a bigger screen, LTE, and more power — but does it keep the crown?" The Verge 9/21
  • "Watch This: Josh demos the iPhone 5 on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" The Verge 9/21
  • "Review: Style triumphs over substance in iPhone 5" Boston Herald 9/21
  • "iPhone 5 Teardown" iFixit 9/21
  • "Shootout: iPhone 5 versus iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, and Galaxy S III" Bare Feats 9/21
  • "Hands on with the iPhone 5" Macworld 9/21
  • "iPhone 5: First Thoughts And Random Impressions" MacStories 9/21
  • "iPhone 5 Benchmarks: 30% to 160% Faster than iPhone 4S" The Mac Observer 9/21
  • "What's The Difference -Comparing The iPhone 5 to the iPhone 4S and iPhone 4" MacReviewZone 9/21
  • "Review: Apple EarPods" Macworld 9/21
  • "Kindle Fire HD vs. iPad: How does the new Kindle Fire HD compare with the best tablet on the block?" CNET Reviews 9/21
  • "Review: First crop of iPhone 5 cases available now" GigaOM 9/21
  • "DaVinci Resolve: Which GPU provides the best acceleration on the Mac Pro?" Bare Feats 9/21
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Local search Field Test: Apple Maps vs. Google Maps/In part two of our Apple Maps app testing, we decided to perform local searches of landmarks and other locations and the results were clearly lopsided." CNET Reviews 9/21
  • "Review: iPhone 5" Gizmag 9/21
  • "Lab Tests: iOS 6 and iOS 5 performance differences" Macworld 9/21
  • "iOS App Review: Layout brings collages into the iPad age" Macworld 9/21
  • "MacMost Now 764: iOS 6 Maps App Turn-By-Turn Directions" MacMost 9/21
  • "iOS 6 Maps Got You Down? Navigon may be your answer!" Best App Site 9/21
  • "'Jasmine' is the YouTube iPhone app you should be using (from the developer of Alien Blue)" VentureBeat 9/21
  • "Review -Savi Contacts: a Great Substitute for iOS 6 Users" The Mac Observer 9/21
  • "Penultimate: Just Shy Of The Ultimate iPad Note Taking App" The Mac Observer 9/21
  • "This Week in Apps I Like – National Parks, The Photo Cookbook, Paper, Articles, IncrediBooth" 7/Apps Blog 9/21
  • "iOS Game Review: Battles will charm you in Outwitters" Macworld 9/21
  • "Jewel Factory Review" 148Apps 9/21
  • "Epic Adventures: La Jangada Review" 148Apps 9/21
  • "How to Downgrade Back to iOS 5" Mac|Life 9/21
  • "How to Transfer Everything from Old iPhone to New iPhone 5 the Easy Way" OS X Daily 9/21
  • "Get started with the iPhone 5" Macworld 9/21
  • "So You Just Got an iPhone 5... Let's Get Started" Touch Arcade 9/21
  • "Uploading an iDVD to Youtube" iLifeHelp 9/21
  • "iOS 6: Messages Now Automatically Selects Last-Used International Keyboard For Each Contact" MacStories 9/22
  • "The Grand Central Apple Store Reportedly Has No Lines, And Plenty Of iPhones" Business Insider 9/21
  • "Updated: Top 12 ways to trade old iPhones for cash now that you have your iPhone 5" 9 to 5 Mac 9/21
  • "iOS 6: Talking to Siri and saying 'hi'" TUAW 9/21
  • "Get Weather on iPad with the Clock App" OS X Daily 9/21
  • "Here's where to get LTE on your iPhone 5" The Verge 9/21
  • "Watch out! iOS 6 can jack up your phone bill—Steer clear of sticker shock—follow these steps to disable the iO6 features that can eat up your iPhone or iPad's data plan" InfoWorld 9/21
  • "The iPhone 5 Weather app can function as a world clock" iDownload Blog 9/21
  • "Get Siri to tell you the temperature in centigrade" Mac OS X Hints 9/21
  • "Want an iPhone 5 today? Go to a carrier store" VentureBeat 9/21
  • "How to get an iPhone 5 with unlimited data" CNNMoney 9/21
  • "So you hate iOS 6 Maps? Here are your best alternative options" Digital Trends 9/21
  • "Hate iOS 6 Maps? Here's What To Do ..." Forbes 9/21
  • "Don't Like the iOS 6 Podcasts App? Get Rid of It" Kirkville 9/21
  • "How to track your iPhone 5 delivery if you're in the UK" iMore 9/21
  • "Apple's iPod Touch for the Win: The upgrades to the iPod touch make it the most versatile non-smartphone device on the market." PC Magazine 11:28 PM
  • "Review – Thinking about DACs, or How an External Digital to Analog Converter Can Transform Your Mac or PC's Audio on a Budget!" Mac Edition Radio 11:23 PM
  • "Apple got the iPhone 5's physical design right: As it usually does, Apple made the right physical design decisions with the iPhone 5. The third-generation iPad was an exception to this rule." CNET News 8:10 PM
  • "Cassandra -Monday Review: More on iOS6, Maps and the iPhone 5" eXtensions 8:06 PM
  • "Cassandra -Monday Review: It will soon be Friday" eXtensions 7:52 PM
  • "Without Steve Jobs, Apple Is Without A Map" Seeking Alpha 9:21 AM
  • "iPhone 6 release date: iPhone 5S scenario says you're not going anywhere for awhile." Beatweek Magazine 7:02 AM
  • "Samsung drags iPhone 5 into never-ending legal battle" Crave @ CNET 6:59 AM
  • "Apple (AAPL) vs Samsung, Looks Like We'll Be Doing This All Over Again" Wall Street Pit 6:59 AM
  • "The iPhone 5 front is not flush with the frame" Fayez Mohamood 6:46 AM
  • "Apple: Sympathy for iOS 6 Maps" Barron's 9/22
  • "iOS 6 maps has wrong location for Apple Store" The Register 9/22
  • "Apple's iPhone 5: The Chinatown factor" Fortune 9/22
  • "How Apple's Obsession with Google Is Hurting Apple"  Cult of Mac 9/22
  • "Is Apple's new maps app upsetting? The OpenForum chimes in: Apple ditched Google for maps, and many users are upset." Ars Technica 9/22
  • "Why maps matter to Apple, Google and others" TechHive 9/22
  • "The Macalope Weekly: Seen it" Macworld 9/22
  • "Don't Kid Yourself, Steve Jobs Would Have Released Apple Maps and iOS 6"  Forbes 9/22
  • "Apple Is Serious About This Future Killer Feature" The Motley Fool 9/22
  • "In Apple-Google maps war, consumers lose" MarketWatch 9/22
  • "LTE Prime Time: Four Unexpected Ways to Play the iPhone 5" Barron's 9/22
  • "Apple And That Swiss Train Watch" Forbes 9/22
  • "A Flawed Samsung and iPhone Drop Test (the Galaxy Lost)" eXtensions 9/22
  • "Has Apple Peaked?" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9/21
  • "Apple iOS 6 map flap gives Google geolocation advantage" ZDNet 9/21
  • "Quick, painless way to buy an iPhone 5: Don't plan/Getting an iPhone 5 can actually be pretty uneventful, even in Los Angeles." CNET News 9/21
  • "LTE on Apple's iPhone 5 is a winner -- with a catch" San Jose Mercury News [Free Registration Required] 9/21
  • "iPhone 5 vs. Luxury Watch - Can Apple be used in the same breath as names like Panerai, Omega, Rolex and Bell & Ross?" iMore 9/21
  • "iPads (and tablets) in K12 - When will we get it together?" ZDNet 9/21
  • "Poking Fun at Apple's New Maps" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9/21
  • "Six things that bug me about iOS 6" BetaNews 9/21
  • "iPhone 5 Setup Is Easy Peasy [First Impressions] Cult of Mac 9/21
  • "iPhone 5 Makes Other Smartphones Look Like Your Lard Ass Uncle [First Impressions] Cult of Mac 9/21
  • "The 8 Worst Things About iOS 6" Mashable 9/21
  • "iOS's lead over Android in app monetization is shrinking" GigaOM 9/21
  • "Apple stock: the sky is the limit? Killer products sell, but there are some concerns" MarketWatch 9/21
  • "The irony of the Apple-Google battle: They're rivals despite having entirely different goals" BGR 9/21
  • "iPhone 5 Crime: Five Finger Discounts Spread" Tapscape 9/21
  • "iPhone 5 Cases That Will Piss Off Jon Ive." M.I.C. Gadget 9/21
  • "Are You Upgrading to iOS 6? A Twitter Symposium" Techland 9/21
  • "If Design's No Longer the Killer Differentiator, What Is?" Wired 9/21
  • "Top 10 IT empire downfalls Apple must heed despite iPhone 5 fervour"  V3 9/21
  • "Buying an iPhone 5 on Launch Day? Don't Expect a Case. Yet." Wired 9/21
  • "iPhone 5 launch: More than 1,000 people needlessly block London's Regent Street" ZDNet 9/21
  • "197 reasons you should upgrade to iOS 6 immediately" PCWorld 9/21
  • "iOS 6 device management: What companies should know/Apple's new OS takes evolutionary steps toward better mobile management" Computerworld 9/21
  • "iPhone fans pile into Apple store feeling 'like LeBron James'" Chicago Sun-Times 9/21
  • "IPhone 5 Fever? Don't Count Samsung Out" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9/21
  • "Apple's 'iPhone 5 Will Fly'" TheStreet 9/21
  • "You Don't Need a F*cking Case for Your iPhone 5" Gizmodo 9/21
  • "Apple's annual iPhone snafus: Every year, around the time of the iPhone's release, reports of problems plaguing Apple's new smartphone inevitably pop up." CNNMoney 9/21
  • "One Lousy Day So Far With iOS 6" BYTE 9/21
  • "Why Apple Uses 68 Characters To Describe The iPhone 5" Forbes 9/21
  • "How Apple Relies on Other Retailers' Kindness" [Video Report] [Paid Membership Required] 9/21
  • "Some Brief Thoughts on Apple's New EarPods" MacStories 9/21
  • "Tim Cook Continues to Slowly Kill Post-Steve Jobs Apple" TheStreet 9/21
  • "Did you pay too much for your iPhone 5 today?" Forbes 9/21
  • "Not Everyone is Bothered by Apple Maps [Video] Mashable 9/21
  • "More finger pointing over the quality of Apple Maps" GigaOM 9/21
  • "Nokia comes out swinging after Apple's rocky iOS 6 Maps launch" ZDNet 9/21
  • "The Most Hilarious Fails of Apple Maps" Forbes 9/21
  • "Surviving the Mapocalypse: Apple's map app careens off-course/Apple's Maps is so spectacularly bad it's inspired its own Internet meme. Funny? You bet. But it's also proof that the Jobs era truly is over" InfoWorld 9/21
  • "Apple on Its iOS 6 Maps: Things Can Only Get Better" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9/21
  • "You are not here: Apple Maps app loses users" Melbourne Age 9/21
  • "Apple's brilliant plan to fix iOS Maps: Get YOU to do it" The Register 9/21
  • "Nokia: Map Apps Can't Be Built Overnight. Just Look at Apple's." AllThingsD 9/21
  • "iOS 6 Maps: The Criticism and My Thoughts" iSource 9/21
  • "iPhone 5 Fans Complain About Maps, Charger" [Video Report] Bloomberg 9/21
  • "iOS 6 Maps: How to submit missing information and corrections" Alex4D 9/21
  • "Apple Maps: Tim Cook's First Public Disaster In The Post Steve Jobs Era" PixoBebo 9/21
  • "Hey Samsung, don't be a dick" The Loop 2:41 PM
  • "Now All Of Apple's Competitors Are Ripping It Apart Over The Maps App" Business Insider 9:09 AM
  • "The innocence of Android fans" ZDNet 9/22
  • "Google has a whopping 7,100 people working on Maps alone" BGR 9/21
  • "Inside the lonely, cranky Microsoft Store on iPhone 5 launch day" VentureBeat 9/21
  • "Verizon CFO: 'Unlimited Is Just a Word'" Mashable 9/21
  • "The web design blind spot: Browser zoom shouldn't spell user gloom" ZDNet 9/21
  • "Why Linux on the desktop is still struggling" ZDNet 9/21
  • "No More Burnt Raspberry Pi: Safe Supercharging for Super-Small PC" Wired Magazine 9/21
  • "Bull claims x86 enterprise server performance crown" V3 9/21
  • "Nokia: Here's why the Lumia 920 is better than the iPhone 5" CNET News 9/21
  • "HTC's Windows Phones Knock the Wind Out of Nokia" Techland 9/21
  • "More Passwords, More Problems: The more we depend on the Web, the more passwords we accumulate—and forget. Some startups think they have a solution." Technology Review 9/21
  • "10 common mobile security problems to attack" Network World 9/21
  • "BlackBerry Outage Strikes EMEA On iPhone 5 Launch Day: Ouch — That's Gotta Hurt (Updated)" TechCrunch 9/21
  • "RIM: On iPhone 5 Day, A Perfectly Timed Service Outage" Forbes 9/21
  • "Tip: Clean up your Facebook news feed" USA Today 9/21
  • "Keep kids off Facebook" Salon 9/21
  • "Hottest Android news and rumors for the week ending Sept. 21" Network World 9/21
  • "Retrospective: Android's path to smartphone dominance" [Slideshow] Network World 9/21
  • "Android tethering apps: 6 excellent options" [Slideshow] Computerworld 9/21
  • "Google's November Assault on Microsoft and Apple" TheStreet 9/21
  • "Windows 8 Tablet Fragmentation and the App Dilemma" Tech.pinions 9/21
  • "iPhone 5 parody Video" The Loop 9/22
  • "S**t Apple Fanatics Say about iOS 6" [Temporarily offline] YouTube 9/21
  • "The iPhone 5: super-glued on one of the busiest squares in Amsterdam" iDownload Blog 9/21
  • "Look Who's in Line for the iPhone 5 [Comic] Mashable 9/21
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Bowers & Wilkins intros classy A7 and A5 AirPlay speakers, leaves out the 30-pin dock" Engadget 8:45 AM
  • "Kdan Mobile Launches All-in-One App Toolkit 2 for iPhone Users" MacMegasite 9/22
  • "BiKN Connects Your iPhone to Your Stuff (or Children or Animals) So You'll Never Lose Them" Lifehacker 9/21
  • "Studio Neat has updated its sweet Glif tripod adapter for iPhone 5, here's a couple of prototype pics" The Next Web 9/21
  • "mLogic Docking Station and Backup Solution for the MacBook Pro in 500GB & 1TB versions" MacPrices 9/21
  • "Awesome iPhone 5 Wallpapers You Can Experience Now" App Advice 9/21
  • "The Best Apps Optimized And Ready For Your New iPhone 5: Evernote, Tweetbot, Tiny Tower And More" TechCrunch 9/21
  • "Complete Collection of Iconic iPhone 5 Cases Available from OtterBox" Business Wire 9/21
  • "Not To Be Outdone By Facebook, Twitter For iOS Duly Updated With iOS 6 And iPhone 5 Support" App Advice 9/21
  • "Tablets Drive Customer Satisfaction With Traditional Computers Higher" MacNews 9/21
  • "eggshell Pearl for iPhone 5 (Color: Silver)" USBfever 9/21
  • "Neon Wallpaper Creator 5.0 Released - 640*1136 Enhanced for iPhone 5" prMac 9/21
  • "Agharta Studio Releases Shufflepuck Cantina to the iOS App Store" prMac 9/21
  • "Announcing Squashies World, the new action-puzzle game for iOS" prMac 9/21
  • "Cultures: Northland - 50% Price Drop" prMac 9/21
  • "Cycle Aid - Period Tracker For Men Released For iPhone and iPad" prMac 9/21
  • "iTeach Maths Pro - A new iTeach Pro series for the iOS" prMac 9/21
  • "Meet Pong's Bigger Badder Older Brother with Pwong Blitz for iOS" prMac 9/21
  • "New Free Game for Lovers of Space Battles" prMac 9/21
  • "Smashing Planets Adds Touch Screen Controls To Classic Arcade Action" prMac 9/21
  • "The Adventures of Retrobot Debuts on the App Store" prMac 9/21
  • "Tiktak Games releases Adventure of Terapets The Crazy Scientist for iOS" prMac 9/21
  • "Too many Facebook birthday wishes to handle - Birthday Box has arrived" prMac 9/21
  • "Kalah in Africa 1.0 for iOS - Count and Capture Game for 2 Players" prMac 9/21
  • "MyBirthday Calendar 1.0 for iOS: Simple Management of Birthday Alerts" prMac 9/21
  • "Assault Mission - Defend a Castle is now free for limited time" prMac 9/21
  • "[Breaking] Maxis To Offer nano-SIM From 24 September 2012" VernonChan 9/21
Computer Industry
  • "'Windows 8 is good, but could be better': What developers think and feel about Windows 8" CIOL 7:15 AM
  • "Microsoft India in the race for corporate excellence award" Financial Express 7:16 AM
  • "Best Electronics Store - Critic's choice winner: MICROSOFT STORE" Orange County Register [Free Registration Required] 7:17 AM
  • "Intel: Sales Stagnant - Hold Off On Buying" Seeking Alpha 7:11 AM
  • "Performance of Intel Pentium 2117U ULV processor" CPU World 7:12 AM
  • "Intel to get Sharp LCD panels" CRN 11:20 PM
  • "AMD HD 8000 specs leak, point to major performance boost" ExtremeTech 11:17 PM
  • "Ellison: Oracle will unveil cloud infrastructure at OpenWorld" IDG News Service 7:18 AM
  • "IBM to debut Power7+ servers on October 3" The Register 11:19 PM
  • "Google TV Finally Goes On Sale In Australia" Gizmodo 11:17 PM
  • "Don't fear failure in innovation: Google/Google's chief technology advocate, Michael Jones, says CIOs need not to be afraid of failure; it's just a part of how innovation works" CIO 11:17 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "S&P 500: The Apple effect" CNNMoney 9/21
  • "Will Apple Hit $885 This Year?" [Video Report] [Paid Membership Required] 9/21
  • "Radio Update: Apple shares looking even rosier" [Audio Report] MarketWatch 9/21
  • "Will Apple Sink On Tepid Response To iPhone 5?" Seeking Alpha 9/21
  • "One Area Where Microsoft Is Smoking Apple" Forbes 9/21
  • "Apple's up 10,000% since I first recommended it. Is that possible?" MarketWatch 9/21
Industry News
  • "Tech Stocks: Oracle, Apple lead tech gains; RIM stumbles/BlackBerry maker hit by service outage; iPhone 5 hits stores" MarketWatch 9/21
  • "U.S. stocks tally first weekly drop in three: Dow transportation index closes at lowest level since early June" MarketWatch 9/21
  • "S&P 500 Erases Gains as Apple Rally Fades, Banks Fall" Bloomberg 9/21
  • "Stocks Pare Gains Ahead of Close" TheStreet 9/21
  • "Stocks: 3rd week of gains on the line" CNNMoney 9/21
  • "Dow Ends Lower in Late Selloff" [Paid Membership Required] 9/21
  • "U.K. stocks wobble; Vodafone rises, oil firms drop" MarketWatch 9/21
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks rise after iPhone 5 launch" MarketWatch 9/21
  • "Europe Markets: Spain bailout speculation lifts European stocks/Madrid paces gains among regional benchmarks; London lags" MarketWatch 9/21
  • "European Stocks Rise Slightly" [Paid Membership Required] 9/21
  • "Spain bailout speculation shores up markets despite ongoing global growth concerns: Spanish stocks led a recovery in global markets Friday amid speculation the country was preparing to tap a new European aid program, a day after uncertainty about the fragile world economy dented investor sentiment." Associated Press [Free Registration Required] 9/21
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 9/21
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at the close of trading" Associated Press 9/21
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 9/21
  • "A billion ways to spot a tech bubble" MarketWatch 9/21

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