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MacSurfer's Archive: Wednesday, November 28, 2012
 

 

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Friday Highlights: Analyst Sramana Mitra enjoys how Tim Cook is putting his own "stamp on Apple" that is "quite different from the company that Steve Jobs ran"; and Chris Maxcer at TechNewsWorld is a bit flummoxed by Cook's calling IBM a "kindred spirit" to Apple; Quentin Fottrell quotes Morningstar analyst who believes the days of a $300 billion device are over, that Apple will not have another blockbuster like iPhone anytime soon; Denise Cote, the controversial judge who presided over Apple's antitrust ebook suit, "is troubled" with "clause requiring Apple to pay only $70 million if an appeals court reversed her finding"—more in our Apple/Macintosh section; and after a TV report in China, one Chinese iPhone user files lawsuit against Apple for privacy invasion; OS X Yosemite beta went live on Thursday, and if you are experiencing bugs, MacIssues has some help, TG Daily on how you can download the beta, Macworld lists 13 things you want to know about the beta, and hit our OS X section on yesterday's page for more; MacTrast tackles "how to move your iTunes library to an external drive"; analyst saying Apple investment in things like product development is an indication of coming revenue explosion; ZDNet's Violet Blue commemorates "the Apple backdoor that wasn't", i.e., the big news earlier in the week that Apple intentionally left backdoors in iOS; don't watch this video if you're squeamish seeing iPhone 5s getting run over by train; Intel prepping a Core M chip slated for notebooks and tablets; Macworld has an article to help you decide which Mac fits your needs.

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Eddy Cue: Apple's Rising Mr. Fix-It" ["Now the affable executive, a 48-year-old Miami native of Cuban descent, has become a prime architect of Apple's software strategy and one of the most important product voices at a company where no clear chief product visionary has emerged since Mr. Jobs's death last year."]  WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7:00 PM
  • "Apple's Cue Seeks Overhaul of Maps Amid Duel With Google"  Bloomberg 7:43 AM
  • "Apple's Latest Firing May Be for the Best (but won't save its Map App)"  Forbes 8:09 AM
  • "Apple's Map sackings continue, so why does it matter?"  Computerworld 8:38 AM
  • "Apple fires Maps head Richard Williamson" TG Daily 8:08 AM
  • "iOS 6 Maps boss reportedly fired as Apple fights for your trust" Crave @ CNET 8:16 AM
  • "Report: Apple Fires Manager Of Buggy Maps App" CRN 10:36 AM
  • "iPad Owns Black Friday Mobile Shoppers: Apple's iPad won a Black Friday victory by being the device more mobile shoppers used than any other for online purchases. iPads were used in 10 percent of all mobile commerce purchases, IBM reported, and iPhones made up another nearly 9 percent. It's because of iOS' shopping-friendly structure, said John Feland, CEO of Argus Insights." MacNewsWorld 8:37 AM
  • "Apple hit with patent lawsuit over iPhone's use of headphones: An apparent shell company files a $3 million lawsuit over a 2008 patent covering an interface for sending and receiving audio signals from a phone." CNET News 8:01 AM
  • "Apple maintains 70% grip on China's tablet market, as industry sales jump 63% year-on-year"  The Next Web 8:03 AM
  • "Apple gets sales ban on some Samsung Galaxy products in the Netherlands: Dutch court bans sale of Samsung products that infringe on an Apple patent on navigating images in a photo gallery"  IDG News Service 8:16 AM
  • "Dutch ruling on Apple's photo gallery patent assertion against Samsung doesn't change anything" Foss Patents 1:47 PM
  • "Samsung Galaxy products infringe Apple patent: Dutch court" Reuters 10:05 AM
  • "Some Samsung Galaxy Products Banned From Sale In The Netherlands As Court Sides With Apple" TechCrunch 8:23 AM
  • "Apple Wins Partial Dutch Ban on Galaxy Devices in Samsung Clash" Bloomberg 10:30 AM
  • "Apple gets Galaxy sales ban in Netherlands, Samsung to pay $130K per day if it continues infringing photo gallery patent" 9 to 5 Mac 8:34 AM
OS X
News
  • "iTunes 11 still launching this week, was delayed due to engineering issues" iMore 8:37 PM
  • "Apple's iTunes 11 could debut tomorrow, report says" CNET News 9:37 PM
  • "WSJ: iTunes 11 to be released as soon as Thursday" AppleInsider 8:38 PM
  • "Rumor: Adobe to announce Retina display-ready Photoshop CS6 on Dec. 11" AppleInsider 8:35 AM
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "Migration Assistant + Thunderbolt/FireWire Adapter = huh!?" Macworld 8:32 AM
  • "Apple zaps Thunderbolt glitches with firmware update: The small update fixes communications problems with some Thunderbolt devices." CNET Reviews 1:46 PM
  • "OS X Updates: Thunderbolt Firmware Update v1.1" FairerPlatform 8:13 AM
  • "Thunderbolt Firmware Update v1.1" TidBITS 6:23 PM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "How to remember passwords (and which ones you should)" Macworld 8:32 AM
  • "Setting up Mountain Lion: 12 geek setup tips" TUAW 8:37 PM
  • "Imagine: Simplicity in a Writing Application; but Needs Printing and Export Features" eXtensions 7:52 AM
  • "Review: Adobe Acrobat XI Pro (with some comments on Adobe Reader)" Applelinks 11:13 AM
  • "Hands on with Tokens for Mac" TUAW 2:50 PM
  • "MacMost Now 793: Ignore Ownership On External Drives" MacMost 7:55 AM
  • "Really Smart Paste: Keyboard Maestro and BBEdit to fix copied text from on-line database and other sources" Betalogue 9:50 AM
  • "Quick Tip: Creating And Using Stationery Pad Templates in OS X" Mactuts+ 8:37 AM
  • "Find Specific System Preference Panels & Options in OS X Quickly with Search" OS X Daily 6:25 PM
  • "OS X 10.8: Turning off Notification Center (Temporarily)" The Mac Observer 7:51 AM
  • "See how long a given process has been running" Mac OS X Hints 9:49 AM
  • "Boost Efficiency On Your Mac With Trickster And Find Recently Used Files Faster" Mac 360 7:54 AM
  • "Is There An App That Every Mac Using Photographer Needs To Enhance Their Photos?" NoodleMac 7:54 AM
  • "How To Clean Your Mac, Save Disk Space, Remove Files, And Maintain Your Privacy" Mac 360 7:54 AM
  • "How Do You Unclutter The Clutter On Your Mac's Desktop? Unclutter Unclutters" TeraTalks 7:54 AM
  • "DropKey Is The Fastest, Easiest, Worst Way To Encrypt Important Files On A Mac" BohemianBoomer 7:54 AM
  • "The Mac Photo Framing App With 67 Adjustable Frames, Up To 9 Photos Each, 99-cents" McSolo 7:54 AM
Op/Ed
  • "Microsoft Reportedly Planning OS X-Style Cheap, Annual Windows Updates" TechCrunch 4:50 PM
  • "With Windows Blue, Microsoft looks to take a page out of Apple's Mac OS X playbook" VentureBeat 1:39 PM
  • "The Future of Logic Pro" FCPXtv 8:55 AM
Press Releases
  • "Audio Hijack Pro 2.10.6" TidBITS 9:53 PM
  • "OS X video tutorials available at the Mac App Store" TUAW 6:59 PM
  • "Spanish-language Vectorworks 2013 now available" Architosh 3:14 PM
  • "Pocket For Mac Gets An Awesome Update" AppleBitch 11:17 AM
  • "Introducing Macworld's Mac Basics Superguide for Mountain Lion" Macworld 8:32 AM
  • "Chronos Announces Labelist 7.5" Chronos 7:52 AM
  • "ExactCODE releases ExactScan Pro 2.23, support for Apple ImageCapture compatible scanners" ExactCODE 7:52 AM
  • "Noteboom Productions Releases Video Tutorial on Mac OS X Mountain Lion" prMac 7:50 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple branches out with new campus in Santa Clara: While there have been construction hold-ups on the tech giant's forthcoming spaceship-like headquarters, the company has to build new offices to hold all of its workers." CNET News 9:37 PM
  • "Perception vs. reality: Apple's sustainability gap/A survey of 100 global brands finds Apple is perceived as far more responsible than it is" Fortune 2:46 PM
  • "Apple Has Again Ceded The Super Bowl To Samsung, Risking More Ridicule" Business Insider 2:52 PM
  • "Who's Buying What in Super Bowl 2013: From Anheuser Busch to Volkswagen, Ads Are Shaping Up for the Big Game" Advertising Age 2:51 PM
  • "Android seven-inchers swipe rug from under Apple: The question is, does Apple's tablet market share - or Android's for that matter - actually matter? Apple is certainly selling more of the darn things, but after a brief year's relief, sales of Android alternatives are rising even more quickly." The Register 8:23 AM
  • "iPad And Android Tablet Market Share Margin Narrows Much Faster Than Originally Predicted"  TechCrunch 7:47 AM
  • "Apple's tablet lead over Android could be shrinking faster than earlier thought" iDownload Blog 1:00 PM
  • "Apple's iPad Mini Cannibalizes Other iPad Sales While Google's Android Tablets Steal Share" Forbes 4:02 PM
  • "iPad Still Leads Tablet Market, but for How Much Longer?" AllThingsD 8:10 AM
  • "ABI Research Finds Apple iPad Losing Share to Androidin Q3" The Mac Observer 8:37 PM
  • "iPhone 5 can't take Android crown as BlackBerry nosedives" Crave @ CNET 8:17 AM
  • "New Detailed Renders & Plans of Apple's Wheel-Shaped Campus" Apple Gazette 8:37 AM
  • "Check Out Apple's Clever New iPad Mini Magazine Ad" Business Insider 8:25 AM
  • "The iPad as a shopping venue" TUAW 6:23 PM
  • "Worth watching before it's gone: A collection of every Apple television ad ever" The Next Web 8:00 AM
  • "Is This Apple's First-Ever TV Commercial?" Mashable 9:34 AM
  • "iSchool Campus Wants To Bring The Next-Gen Wired Classroom To K12 Education" TechCrunch 9:38 PM
  • "Chinese smartphones upset the Apple cart" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:13 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "'Six strikes' copyright enforcement postponed until 2013: Head of CCI says she wants to be sure 'I's are dotted and T's crossed.'" Ars Technica 6:23 PM
  • "Microsoft's 7-Year Old Xbox 360 Puts up Impressive Black Friday Numbers" Forbes 3:46 PM
  • "Jeff Hawkins Develops a Brainy Big Data Company" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11:53 AM
  • "Geek Researcher Spends Three Years Living With Hackers" Wired Magazine 11:36 AM
  • "E-readers in demand as tech gifts" USA Today 11:32 AM
  • "Alcatel-Lucent takes on Cisco, VMware with new SDN virtualisation strategy" Network World 11:26 AM
  • "New Splashtop variant to let you access Ubuntu desktop from anywhere: Linux-based version of the remote desktop application Splashtop has been released" Network World 10:55 AM
  • "Mozilla mods Firefox to feature Microsoft's MSN: Second customized version in two years with a Redmond tie-in" Computerworld 10:23 AM
  • "How Facebook's Top Engineer Is Trying to Read Your Mind" Wired 11:36 AM
  • "Facebook tackles groups membership glitch: Facebook says it is investigating a fault which has seen some of its members re-registered to groups that they had quit." BBC 10:13 AM
  • "Google Nexus 4 Ships In 4 To 9 Weeks: Crush of orders for Nexus 4 Android smartphone leaves Google's servers gasping for breath. It's not sold out, but you face a wait." InformationWeek 11:55 AM
  • "Google mingles Drive and Gmail for 10GB attachments" The Register 11:30 AM
  • "Samsung printers have secret admin account" The Register 11:30 AM
  • "Samsung printers pose security risk with hardcoded backdoor accounts" Techworld 11:26 AM
  • "Marissa Mayer on God, family and Yahoo" Fortune 10:33 AM
  • "Yahoo's Mayer keeps focus on 'huge opportunity' in mobile" CNET News 9:58 AM
  • "'Making' Is the Biggest Tech Merger Ever" TheStreet 9:29 AM
  • "Patent Wars: Nokia seeks sales block of BlackBerry devices in US" GigaOM 10:11 AM
  • "RIM loses arbitration, has to agree with Nokia on royalties or stop selling WiFi products" Foss Patents 8:37 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "TUAW TV Live at 5 PM EST: Join KellyG for trash talk about Apple" TUAW 2:50 PM
  • "Developer Spotlight: Lady Shotgun" 148Apps 12:01 PM
Hardware/Software
  • "Mac of the Future: the CPU" Macworld 8:32 AM
  • "Apple CPU orders raise concerns over TSMC production capacity" DigiTimes 8:35 AM
  • "Apple's rumored chip switch from Samsung to TSMC may send shockwaves through industry" AppleInsider 8:35 AM
  • "Apple may ditch Samsung to move A-series mobile chips to 28nm process: News has TSMC's major clients concerned about division of production capacity." Ars Technica 11:28 AM
  • "Apple's Plan to Dump Samsung for TSMC Makes Watchers Nervous" The Mac Observer 1:43 PM
  • "Apple's rumored chip switch understood to upset hotshots Nvidia and Qualcomm" iDownload Blog 12:51 PM
  • "Growing pains for new touch-sensor technology in latest iPhone, iPad" ZDNet 12:00 PM
  • "iPad Mini, iMac to face supply shortages, report claims" CNET News 8:47 AM
  • "New iMacs Likely to Be in Short Supply Until Q1 2013" Mac|Life 8:47 AM
  • "Here's Why You Can't Get an iPad Mini" TheStreet 8:16 AM
  • "Apple awarded patent for its EasyPay in-store wireless payment technology" The Next Web 8:04 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Tower Siege For iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $1.99), The iPhone Version Is Also Free" Apple Sliced 7:47 AM
  • "Montezuma Puzzle For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 7:47 AM
  • "iColorama S For iPhone Is Free Today (Was $1.99)" Apple Sliced 7:47 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:18 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:18 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:18 AM
  • "A Holiday Gift Guide: Top Selling Mac Accessories -$13 to $1,100" MacReviewZone 7:52 AM
  • "Refurbished Mac mini, $519; MacBook Air, $749" FairerPlatform 3:32 PM

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Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Apple iPhone 5 Review: CPU, GPU, Battery, Wi-Fi, And Display Testing" Tom's Hardware 8:06 AM
  • "Reviews: OtterBox Defender Series Case for iPad mini" iLounge 2:51 PM
  • "Reviews: Griffin Survivor for iPad mini" iLounge 2:50 PM
  • "Dockem Koala iPad & Tablet Wall Mount" PC Magazine 4:50 PM
  • "HyperJuice2 external battery review" AppleTell 11:27 AM
  • "Incipio Polymer Shell Case for iPad mini is Superb" The Mac Observer 1:39 PM
  • "Review: Monster iMotion CarPlay Direct Connect 3000 for iPhone and iPod" Beatweek Magazine 12:12 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Rdio for iOS review: All the music you could want, for a price" CNET Reviews 12:44 PM
  • "Review: Create a basic resume with Resume Designer for iOS" Macworld 9:14 AM
  • "Using a Self-Made App for Family Ping-Pong" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:19 AM
  • "MapsWithMe iPhone App Review" Tapscape 8:34 AM
  • "WorldCard Mobile To Scan Your Business Cards" Best App Site 7:55 AM
  • "Use Your iPhone To Create Animation In Your Favorite Photos With Cinemagram" Mac 360 7:53 AM
  • "Recruit a Trusted Travel Companion with TripRider – iPad App Review" PadGadget 8:47 AM
  • "Appidemic: Sleepwalker's Journey HD for iPad" AppleTell 9:13 AM
  • "'Motley Blocks' Review - The Block-Matching Finish Line Awaits" Touch Arcade 12:01 PM
  • "Beyond Ynth for iPhone and iPad review" iMore 8:32 AM
  • "Flea Symphony Review" Mac|Life 8:37 AM
  • "HERE Maps Review" 148Apps 11:27 AM
  • "Motley Blocks Review" 148Apps 8:44 AM
  • "Governor Of Poker 2 Review" 148Apps 12:51 PM
  • "3volution - A Primordial Soup Challenge Review" 148Apps 10:11 AM
  • "Pocket Festival Review" 148Apps 9:14 AM
How-To/Tutorial
Tips
  • "iCloud Photo Stream and Image Quality Article" iLounge 3:43 PM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Who Is Eddy Cue? The Guy Who Fixes All of Apple's Problems" Gizmodo 9:35 PM
  • "Apple's Latest iPad Mini Ads Are Genius" Mashable 9:35 PM
  • "Apple manufacturers: ARRGH, pesky iThings are impossible to make/YOU try it, Mr I-just-draw-pretty-pictures Cupertino guy" The Register 6:23 PM
  • "Everything About eBooks & eReaders, Pt 1: Introduction" The Mac Observer 4:43 PM
  • "Apple Scores Dutch Ban on Older Samsung Galaxy Products" AllThingsD 3:47 PM
  • "Yahoo's Marissa Mayer: Maps are very hard to do well and Apple's finding that out (with Video)" MacDailyNews 2:46 PM
  • "Apple Could Launch $200 iPhone for Emerging Markets" The Mac Observer 2:46 PM
  • "Steve Jobs Thought Bigger, Tim Cook Thinks Smaller"  Forbes 12:00 PM
  • "Greg's Bite: Apple's Nuclear Winter" MacNews 11:23 AM
  • "Fears of losing your iPhone may only accelerate with iWallet"  Patently Apple 10:30 AM
  • "The Macalope Daily: Unrequited disdain" Macworld [Insider Content] 9:49 AM
  • "Why HP Should Fire Meg Whitman And Hire Scott Forstall"  Forbes 9:49 AM
  • "China To Eclipse U.S. In iOS, Android Users In 2013" MediaDailyNews 4:48 PM
  • "Chart shows Apple's amazing profit: Statistica chart shows just how much money Apple is making" Macworld UK 9:36 AM
  • "The Apple Beat: 5 Technologies Apple pioneered that became tech standards" Canadian Reviewer 8:37 AM
  • "iPad falling: Apple holds lead in tablets but market share dented by Android rivals" Digital Trends 8:26 AM
  • "iPhone being bought 'in droves' by businesses as BB10 waits to launch" Digital Trends 8:26 AM
  • "Risk Aversion: Was having an interesting conversation this morning with Om and Hunter about the recent firing of Richard Williamson from Apple over the Maps debacle." Cap Watkins 7:59 PM
  • "Why did Apple Fire the Maps Product Manager?"  Forbes 2:01 PM
  • "iOS 6 Maps chief Richard Williamson fired, Cue reportedly 'racing' to apply fixes to app" O'Grady's PowerPage 11:28 AM
  • "Apple exec Eddy Cue 'racing' to improve iOS Maps" AppleInsider 11:16 AM
  • "Apple Maps Boss Gets the Ax, But That Won't Kill Its Bugs" Forbes 8:22 AM
  • "What's It Like to Work for Apple's Tim Cook?" TheStreet 8:10 AM
  • "Why Video Chat Doesn't Suck" Mashable 8:07 AM
  • "Munster: Apple Television late next year/Gene Munster predicts an Apple television in November 2013" Macworld UK 8:07 AM
  • "How Apple Has Captured The Essence Of The Mac In The iPhone And iPad" Mac 360 7:54 AM
  • "What Do Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Nokia, And RIM Have In Common That Samsung And Apple Do Not?" PixoBebo 7:53 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Gmail users are switching to Outlook.com? Dream on, Microsoft" BetaNews 3:46 PM
  • "Hardware Upgrade Decisions Not Simpler In Post-PC Era – The 'Book Mystique" MacPrices 1:12 PM
  • "Why I Think Google's Ingress Could Redefine Mobile Gaming [Video] ReadWrite 1:00 PM
  • "Take action before the UN, Russia, and China hijack the Internet" ZDNet 11:39 AM
  • "Six slick technologies re-shaping the future" ZDNet 11:38 AM
  • "Cheap Windows 8 notebook [Gift Guide 2012] ZDNet 11:38 AM
  • "How Best Buy Picks Its Windows 8 Tablets (and Why Its Stores Have So Few of Them)" Techland 11:32 AM
  • "Now Available As A Gmail Add-On, PhilterIt Lets You Browse Your Inbox Visually" TechCrunch 11:21 AM
  • "How to hire a graphic-design pro on the cheap" PCWorld 10:54 AM
  • "Cell Phone Users More Interested in Snapping Pics, Texting Than Calls" PC Magazine 10:53 AM
  • "Quiz: What set the Internet on fire in 2012?" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 10:42 AM
  • "The latest case of extreme baby naming? Has a mother really named her new baby 'Hashtag' after Twitter?" The Independent 10:40 AM
  • "Stand back and let IT do its job" InfoWorld 10:37 AM
  • "Review: Rackspace Cloud keeps IaaS simple/Rackspace stands apart with familiar tools, open standards, and enterprise-grade support" InfoWorld 10:36 AM
  • "How design can help voice interaction go big: While the last five years have made touch interaction ubiquitous, the next interface frontier could be voice. Design can help people become more inclined to speak to -- instead of prodding and poking -- machines." Fortune 10:33 AM
  • "Chinese smartphones upset the Apple cart" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 10:31 AM
  • "Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12 Premium review: Accurate voice recognition" Computerworld 10:23 AM
  • "A Proposal For IT: Set Just One Goal For 2013" InformationWeek 10:06 AM
  • "BYOD: Why Mobile Device Management Isn't Enough" InformationWeek 10:05 AM
  • "Can you ditch your smartphone data plan for Wi-Fi?" CNET News 9:59 AM
  • "H-P, Autonomy may trigger tougher FASB rules" MarketWatch 9:52 AM
  • "Latest Lumia Smartphone: High Quality But It's Heavy" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:31 AM
  • "From Now On, Every Day Is Cyber Monday" Time 10:11 AM
Humor/Cartoons
  • "A Hilarious Guide to Texting for the Elderly" Mashable 6:26 PM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Create a Web site right on your iPhone: Clever app Zapd just got social, allowing friends and family to add content to your sites. Could be ideal for commemorating weddings, parties, and the like." CNET Reviews 9:37 PM
  • "This 3-inch Lightning cable fits on your key ring" iDownload Blog 8:38 PM
  • "Help Bill Nye Fund This iPad Game To Teach Aerodynamics On Kickstarter" Cult of Mac 7:59 PM
  • "Hollywood Monsters coming to iOS" AppleTell 6:25 PM
  • "Leather Cases That Are More Beautifully Crafted Than Your iPad" Gizmodo 4:47 PM
  • "App Of The Day: Flashometer – Weather And Flashlight In One" Apple'n'Apps 3:46 PM
  • "Free version of SightSpace 3D model viewer available" Architosh 3:14 PM
  • "ArchiCAD 16 is Product of the Year in the UK" Architosh 3:14 PM
  • "Google Drive for iOS, Android gains mobile spreadsheet editing" GigaOM 2:52 PM
  • "If You're Going to Use an iPhone Case, It Might as Well Come With Insurance" Gizmodo 1:47 PM
  • "Will.i.am Wants Your iPhone To Look Like This" AppleBitch 12:00 PM
  • "Lazerwood Industries Lazerwood Keys + Mac" iLounge 10:10 AM
  • "Beautiful 500px app arrives on the iPhone" iDownload Blog 10:11 AM
  • "500px Brings Beautiful Photography To Your iPhone With New iOS App" Cult of Mac 10:10 AM
  • "Couples App Avocado Adds A Shared Calendar And Switches To A Freemium, Subscription-Based Business Model" TechCrunch 10:05 AM
  • "Gorgeous Photos, In Your Pocket: 500px Arrives On iPhone" TechCrunch 8:58 AM
  • "Spaced Receives An Out Of This World Update For All iOS Devices" App Advice 8:44 AM
  • "NYNE Debuts NB–250 Bluetooth Speaker Compatible with iOS Devices" PadGadget 8:34 AM
  • "Rock the Holiday Party with these iPad Tips" PadGadget 8:34 AM
  • "George R. R. Martin's A World of Ice and Fire – A Game of Thrones Guide for iPhone and iPad" iMore 8:32 AM
  • "Pocket's Native Mac App Gets Twitter & Facebook Support, New Keyboard Shortcuts, More" Cult of Mac 8:24 AM
  • "iPhone Case Transforms Touchscreen into Keypad [Video] Mashable 8:08 AM
  • "View Presentations On The iPhone And Edit On The iPad With New Prezi Apps" TechCrunch 8:05 AM
  • "Big updates to Skype, Vimeo, & TomTom iOS apps, deals, more" 9 to 5 Mac 9:14 AM
  • "Vimeo Launches Faster, More Social Video App for iPhone" Mashable 9:14 AM
  • "Vimeo Updates Its iPhone App To Simplify Uploads And Improve Sharing" TechCrunch 8:05 AM
  • "Skype iOS App Update Adds Microsoft Login Support" PC Magazine 11:28 AM
  • "Skype Brings Microsoft Account Support, Animated Emoticons To iOS App" Cult of Mac 8:24 AM
  • "Skype for iOS updated with Microsoft account support, additional emoticons and message editing" The Next Web 8:03 AM
  • "Kickstarted: Podi-m Dock For Lightning iPhones, iPads - The Perfect Christmas Gift?" App Advice 8:02 AM
  • "Everything.me, The Search App That Bridges The Native And HTML5 Divide, Gets $25M From Telefonica, Mozilla And Singtel" TechCrunch 7:52 AM
  • "Tablet Weights, a new 2 in 1 acrylic display stand designed to hold most tablets, including the iPad, in multiple positions. As a display, Tablet Weights holds all popular tablets in the portrait or landscape position. As a work base, Tablet Weights hold your tablet on a non-skid silicone ring on a comfortable 20 degree angle." newPCgadgets 7:51 AM
  • "TomTom updates for iPhone 5 and iOS 6 (but loses Google Local Search)" SlashGear 7:51 AM
  • "Boldomatic App For iPhone - Attention Made In Switzerland" prMac 7:50 AM
  • "Hado Labs releases Snowflakes 1.0 for iPad with Retina display" prMac 7:50 AM
  • "I Wanna Duck'n Roll All Night, and Tap Every Day on iOS" prMac 7:50 AM
  • "iDoMath - Tips + Tricks for iOS: Learn Advanced Math Shortcuts with Ease" prMac 7:50 AM
  • "Jet Raiders New Action Packed Arcade Game Released on iPhone and iPad" prMac 7:50 AM
  • "Convertible 1.5 for iOS - A Truly Unique Conversion Tool" prMac 7:50 AM
  • "Art App Best Of Cezanne is Released For iOS" prMac 7:50 AM
  • "The Best Free iPhone App to find and enjoy Indian Movies from YouTube" prMac 7:50 AM
  • "Super Mad Cats is Available Now for iOS and Android Devices" prMac 7:50 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Why HP Should Fire Meg Whitman And Hire Scott Forstall" Forbes 9:39 AM
  • "The H-P boot hasn't kicked Meg Whitman yet" MarketWatch 11:48 AM
  • "To Save H.P., Break It in Two" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:39 AM
  • "HP Should Focus on Small Acquisitions, Milano Says" [Video Report] Bloomberg 9:43 AM
  • "HP preps memristor-based successor to server CPUs" EE Times 10:25 AM
  • "Lynch Fires Back at HP" [Video Report] Bloomberg 12:50 PM
  • "Hewlett-Packard Credit Rating Cut by Moody's on Competition" Bloomberg 3:46 PM
  • "Critics pile on HP as Moody's cuts rating" CNET News 9:37 PM
  • "Moody's downgrades HP credit rating" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 6:24 PM
  • "Audit firms sued in HP's Autonomy acquisition" Reuters 6:29 PM
  • "Microsoft Declares Quarterly Dividend: Board of directors also announces committee appointments." PRNewswire 6:30 PM
  • "Microsoft: Windows 8 Sales Match Early Win7 Results/Despite analyst reports suggesting a slow start for new OS, Microsoft says early sales and upgrades are strong." InformationWeek 10:35 AM
  • "Windows 8 launch outdoes Windows 7's, says Microsoft bigwig" The Register 11:29 AM
  • "Windows 8 off to an awkward start, Nomura says" CNET News 9:57 AM
  • "Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 Plagued by More Problems" TheStreet 9:29 AM
  • "Windows Phone 8 Random Reboot Fix Coming Over-The-Air Next Month, Says Microsoft" TechCrunch 11:24 AM
  • "Microsoft fix in works for random Windows Phone 8 reboots" PCWorld 10:54 AM
  • "Microsoft 'fesses up to Windows Phone 8 reboot bug: Patch coming in December" The Register 11:30 AM
  • "Ballmer defends Microsoft" Reuters 6:59 PM
  • "Microsoft's promises slow upgrade for loyal Phone 7 customers" The Register 6:24 PM
  • "'Microsoft to make its own Surface phones' - mutterings: Microsoft has, apparently, signed up with iPhone manufacturer Foxconn to build its own handset next year, extending the Surface brand into mobile telephony." The Register 11:30 AM
  • "#StuffMicrosoftSays: 'Don't Get Scroogled,' Launches Holiday Bing Campaign" TechCrunch 11:21 AM
  • "Microsoft Says Don't Get Scroogled, but Bing is Not So Scot-Free" AllThingsD 8:37 PM
  • "Microsoft annual shareholders meeting today" Seattle Times 11:10 AM
  • "IBM flash interconnect aims to bust bottlenecks" EE Times 10:25 AM
  • "Dell's Quest: Bring Business Insights To Email Data/Quest Software's first 'big data play,' MessageStats 7.0, adds email mining and analytics tools for business-side users." InformationWeek 10:35 AM
  • "Latest Java zero-day exploit renews calls to disable it: Oracle contributes to the problem by not working more closely with the security industry on Java defenses, one security expert said" CSO 10:37 AM
  • "Intel 'preparing' to put an end to user-replaceable CPUs" ZDNet 11:39 AM
  • "Intel updates CPU roadmap for 1Q13" DigiTimes 9:35 PM
  • "AMD To Raise $150-$200M In Sale/Lease Deal On Austin Site" Forbes 9:36 AM
  • "Congressman proposes 2-year ban on bills about Internet" CNN 10:20 AM
  • "Rep. Darrell Issa introduces a 'don't mess with the Internet for two years' bill" VentureBeat [Free Registration Required] 9:34 AM
  • "Congressman proposes Internet law 'freeze'; more harm than good?" ZDNet 11:39 AM
  • "U.N. summit may usher in more Internet regulations" CNET News 9:58 AM
  • "Get Ready For Gigabit Wi-Fi: Emerging 802.11ac WLAN products could drive nearly 7 Gbps of throughput. Buckle up." InformationWeek 10:05 AM
  • "Flexible electronics breakthrough claimed" EE Times 10:25 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Why Apple may be losing its edge" MoneyWatch 8:54 AM
  • "Put Away the Prozac, Apple's Just Fine"  TheStreet 8:08 AM
  • "Apple at the crossroads: A doomsday analysis sees Apple, fat on margins, overtaken by a pack of hungrier rivals" Fortune 7:45 AM
  • "Apple – Does This Signal Indicate a Reversal?" The Motley Fool 4:50 PM
  • "Apple to join special-dividend trend ahead of fiscal cliff?" MarketWatch 12:00 PM
  • "A Chip Contractor With Apple Opportunity" Barron's 12:00 PM
Industry News
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks advance on 'cliff' deal optimism/Asia stocks rose Thursday, after U.S. shares rallied as President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner expressed optimism about a deal to solve the upcoming 'fiscal cliff.'" MarketWatch 9:37 PM
  • "Apple leads early tech slump; Groupon up ahead of CEO appearance" MarketWatch 9:52 AM
  • "U.S. stocks gain as politicians talk deal" MarketWatch 3:41 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Rise as Boehner, Obama Fuel Optimism on Talks" Bloomberg 3:41 PM
  • "Stocks Swing Higher on Budget, QE Hopes" FOXBusiness 3:41 PM
  • "Stocks Swing Up After Obama's Budget Comments" TheStreet 3:42 PM
  • "Dow gains more than 100 points" CNNMoney 3:42 PM
  • "Stocks Notch Broad Gains" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:42 PM
  • "Stocks: Eyes on the fiscal cliff" CNNMoney 9:28 AM
  • "London stocks weaken; banks, resources off" MarketWatch 9:51 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks drop on U.S. cliff fears; Tokyo falls" MarketWatch 9:32 AM
  • "U.S. Fiscal Woes Drag Asian Shares" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 11:47 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks ends mostly up after choppy session/United Utilities rises after a well-received earnings report" MarketWatch 11:45 AM
  • "European Shares Cut Losses on Boehner Comments" CNBC 11:44 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 9:37 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at the close of trading" Associated Press 9:37 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 12:57 PM

 
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