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MacSurfer's Archive: Thursday, November 29, 2012


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Tuesday Highlights: The Motley Fool post charts of iPod, iPhone, and iPad eras and their contribution to Apple's rise toward becoming a trillion dollar company; Counterpoint Research data over Q1 2018 show an overall dip in YoY US smartphone sales, exception being Apple which has shown record growth of 16% YoY; Quartz shows how important Apple Watch has become in jobs like "airline attendants, bartenders, waiters, baristas, shop owners"; here's how you can run your old 32-bit macOS apps in the latest OSes; analysts believe the TV experience Google offers with YouTube TV is what "Apple promised us but failed to deliver"; Politico details President Trump's "rogue" iPhone security; creepy story straight from SciFi theater where school in China now using face recogition in-class to identify students not paying attention; Stephen Silver at AppleInsider goes inside Consumer Reports' testing regimen for Apple products; PCWorld take new Razer Core X GPU for a spin, even works with Macs; CNET opinion piece calls for Apple to open a watch face store.

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  • "Meet Apple's Steve Jobs 2.0 (Sort of)/Since Steve Jobs left Apple, iTunes guy Eddy Cue has achieved more than rising star status: He's the next Steve Jobs, kind of."  The Atlantic Wire 9:53 AM
  • "Meet Apple's Rising Star, Eddy Cue: As Apple CEO Tim Cook shifts executive responsibilities at Apple, Eddy Cue is emerging as one of the company's rising stars." [Video Report] [Paid Membership Required] 11:18 AM
  • "Tony Fadell: From iPod father to thermostat start-up" ["But let's put his achievements aside for a moment and pinch-and-zoom into the ousting of a man portrayed as his nemesis: Scott Forstall. ... So what does he make of the news that Mr Forstall lost his post in October after reports of rifts with other executives and a refusal to apologise for the release of a flawed Maps app. 'Scott got what he deserved,' Mr Fadell told the BBC. When pressed, he adds: 'I think what happened just a few weeks back was deserved and justified and it happened.' ... 'So, I think Apple is in a great space, it has great products and there are amazing people at the company, and those people actually have a chance to have a firm footing now and continue the legacy Steve [Jobs] left.'"]  BBC 8:33 AM
  • "Interview with 'Father of the iPod' Tony Fadell" [Video Report] BBC 8:49 AM
  • "Report: Apple Gets $1 Out of Every $25 Spent on Gadgets"  PC Magazine 3:56 PM
  • "iPhone 5 Gets China Network Access License"  WSJ Blogs 8:22 AM
  • "The iPhone 5 Clears Its Final Regulatory Hurdle For Launch In China"  TechCrunch 8:22 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone 5 cleared for sale in China: Two models of the iPhone 5 have received a required network access license from China" IDG News Service 8:35 AM
  • "IPhone to Go on Sale Soon in China" [Paid Membership Required] 9:58 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone 5 gains final regulatory license in China ahead of rumored December launch" The Next Web 8:23 AM
  • "iPhone 5 Headed to China Soon, Docs Suggest" PC Magazine 9:58 AM
  • "Apple: Bull in a China Shop" TheStreet 11:18 AM
  • "iPhone 5 clears network hurdle on path to China launch" CNET News 8:48 AM
  • "Apple wins modification of dismissal to keep FRAND defense alive against Google's Motorola" Foss Patents 8:59 AM
  • "ITC staff agrees with judge's finding of Samsung infringement of Apple patents" AppleInsider 8:01 PM
  • "iTunes: Completely redesigned. For your viewing, listening, browsing, and shopping pleasure. The new iTunes makes it easier than ever to browse and organize your music, movies, and TV shows. Add to your collection. And play it all anywhere. See what's new in iTunes" Apple 1:07 PM
  • "iTunes: Simplicity is a beautiful thing. A completely redesigned player. A newly remodeled store. And even more iCloud features. Everything you love about iTunes just got better. And easier." Apple 1:08 PM
  • "All the music, movies, TV shows, and apps you've got. And want to get. All in one place. iTunes is a free app that lets you organize and play digital music and video on your computer. It's also a store that has everything you need to be entertained. That makes it the perfect place to listen, watch, read, play, explore, and shop." Apple 1:11 PM
  • "A redesigned player. Like you've never seen—or used—before." [Video] Apple 1:10 PM
  • "Apple releases iTunes 11 with improved interface and expanded iCloud integration" The Next Web 12:23 PM
  • "Apple finally releases revamped iTunes 11 with iCloud integration, UpNext, redesigned store, new MiniPlayer" 9 to 5 Mac 12:23 PM
  • "Apple Releases iTunes 11, A Major Redesign That Focuses On The Media And Quiets The Noise" TechCrunch 12:27 PM
  • "iTunes 11 now available in Mac App Store" Macworld 1:00 PM
  • "Apple releases iTunes 11 with 'dramatically simplified user interface'" Ars Technica 1:00 PM
  • "Apple Releases iTunes 11 (Update: Remote 3.0 Too)" MacStories 12:29 PM
  • "Top 5 New Features In iTunes 11: iCloud Integration, New Interface, Up Next, And More" TechCrunch 12:32 PM
  • "Apple Releases Completely Re-designed iTunes 11" VernonChan 1:35 PM
  • "iTunes 11 Is Finally Out: Here's What's New" Gizmodo 12:23 PM
  • "Tardy iTunes 11 finally rolls out" VentureBeat 1:34 PM
  • "iTunes 11: Apple finally delivers" Tapscape 1:35 PM
  • "iTunes 11 now allows you to redeem gift cards using your computer's camera" 9 to 5 Mac 12:22 PM
  • "WSJ: Apple to release iTunes 11 today" Macworld UK 8:43 AM
  • "AppleCare reps currently installing 'pre-release' iTunes 11 builds, wider launch expected soon" 9 to 5 Mac 11:25 AM
  • "Apple Could Release iTunes 11 on Thursday [Report] Mashable 8:42 AM
  • "Apple to Launch iTunes 11 Today?" iClarified 8:56 AM
  • "iTunes 11 Ships Thursday" Tapscape 10:11 AM
  • "Should they have waited until March? Submitting your iTunes 11 bugs" TUAW 7:36 PM
  • "Tackle OS X file sharing not allowing additional users: Sometimes OS X may issue an error saying no more users are allowed to log on and access shared files on a networked Mac." CNET Reviews 12:23 PM
  • "10 Security Tips for Safe Computing for OS X Mountain Lion" SecureMac 9:28 PM
  • "Miscellaneous Thoughts and Observations on iTunes 11" Daring Fireball 5:31 PM
  • "Hands on with iTunes 11" Macworld 4:05 PM
  • "iTunes 11 hands-on: a faster, cleaner, more connected version of Apple's jukebox/Apple has made sweeping changes to the way you use one of its oldest apps" The Verge 5:47 PM
  • "iTunes — It Goes To 11. (In Design, If Not Performance.)" TechCrunch 12:43 PM
  • "A quick look around iTunes 11" CNET News 4:01 PM
  • "Mac of the Future: Storage" Macworld 8:53 AM
  • "Mac 101: Smart searching" Macworld 8:53 AM
  • "When password security questions aren't secure" Macworld 8:30 AM
  • "Need The Lord Of The Rings Timeline? It's On Your Mac" The Mac Observer 8:29 AM
  • "5 Covert and Productive Features in the OS X Contacts App" Mactuts+ 9:00 AM
  • "Use WavTap To Easily Record Any Mac Audio Without Other Apps Or Hardware [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 8:52 AM
  • "Make home Library sub-folders available to Spotlight" Mac OS X Hints 9:53 AM
  • "The Most Expensive Mac, iPhone, iPad Business App Is Also One Of The Best" Mac 360 8:25 AM
  • "How To Use A Mac To Create Stop Motion Animated Movies (think King Kong)" Mac 360 8:25 AM
  • "How To Rename, Sort, Archive, Scale, Crop, Frame, Convert Photos On A Mac" McSolo 8:27 AM
  • "DesktopActivity: It's The New Way To Monitor Your Mac's System From The Desktop" Mac 360 8:27 AM
  • "Yet Another Clever, Inexpensive App That Brings Pandora Radio To Your Mac's Screen" BohemianBoomer 8:27 AM
  • "3 Ways To Love The Free Mac App That Sorts And Organizes Files Automatically" NoodleMac 8:25 AM
  • "iTunes 11 is here at last. But will I use it?" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 3:57 PM
  • "Does Anyone Care That iTunes 11 Looks Nice if It Still Isn't Spotify?" The Atlantic Wire 3:57 PM
  • "Please stop the madness: The Mac's Fusion Drive isn't about caching" ZDNet 12:27 PM
  • "Apple, SSDs, and the Fusion Drive Ripoff: The High Cost of 'Innovation'" MacTrast 8:43 AM
Press Releases
  • "iStat Menus 4 improves ML, adds Retina support" FairerPlatform 1:34 PM
  • "Zevrix Updates Output Factory for InDesign: Improves INDD Output" prMac 11:59 AM
  • "PhotoBulk Hits Top 10!" prMac 9:52 AM
  • "Tokens for Mac takes the hassle out of promo codes for developers" prMac 8:21 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple exec Bob Mansfield sells off $20.4M worth of company stock" AppleInsider 8:38 PM
  • "Apple's Bob Mansfield cashes in 35k AAPL shares, valued at $20,000,000" 9 to 5 Mac 8:38 PM
  • "App Annie Index Nov 2012: Japan Overtakes U.S. For Google Play Revenues" ["The gap between global revenues on iOS and Google Play is significant, but it's gradually closing. Whilst iOS revenues are four times larger than its counterpart, Google Play revenue grew 17.9% in the last month, whilst iOS revenue contracted 0.7% in the same time period."] App Annie 10:55 AM
  • "Apple's app store revenue is 4X Google Play's... but Google Play is growing 24X faster" VentureBeat 10:56 AM
  • "iOS app revenues four times higher than Google Play: A research report shows that mobile apps for iOS bring in far more revenue than their Android counterparts. But Google's app store is growing much faster." CNET News 4:01 PM
  • "Time Warner CEO Bewkes wants Apple to build a TV" The Verge 8:38 AM
  • "Time Warner CEO On Apple Reinventing The Television: 'I Hope They Do'" RazorianFly 8:53 AM
  • "Sports Programming Will Not Be Part of Apple TV" TheStreet 9:17 AM
  • "This Content Exec Can't Wait for an Apple TV Set" The Motley Fool 4:17 PM
  • "Merrill Lynch: T-Mobile USA may get the iPhone next week/The deal would give Apple access to 33 million more mobile subscribers" Fortune 10:51 AM
  • "Surprise! Apple's retail and online stores get high marks for phone sales: Consumer Reports" The Next Web 8:23 AM
  • "Exclusive: Apple's rapid expansion moves tech behemoth to third city"  San Jose Mercury News [Free Registration Required] 8:58 AM
  • "Apple building third campus in Santa Clara" TUAW 8:58 AM
  • "Apple to start selling unlocked iPhone 5 through online store as soon as tonight, retail stores soon"  9 to 5 Mac 1:35 PM
  • "Apple Will Reportedly Start Selling Unlocked iPhones As Early As Tonight In The U.S." TechCrunch 2:51 PM
  • "Nexus 4 vs. iPhone 5: How (not) to manage a supply chain/One hot new smartphone is now 'readily available' for Christmas. The other ain't." Fortune 8:42 AM
  • "Millennial: Apple Still Leads Samsung In Overall Impressions, But Android Dominates iOS With 52% Share" TechCrunch 8:22 AM
  • "Apple Maintains Lead in Tablets but Market Share Down 14% in 3Q 2012" MacPrices 12:20 PM
  • "Watch: Every Apple advert in this collection of 485 videos" Macworld UK 8:43 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "NPD: Windows 8 seeing lukewarm sales" Electronista 9:40 PM
  • "Nintendo's Iwata 'very sorry' for Wii U's launch omissions" CNET News 12:51 PM
  • "Video: Winulator runs classic Windows games on Android" TG Daily 12:00 PM
  • "James Gosling using Java to build smart marine robots" Network World 11:57 AM
  • "Augmented Light Bulb Turns a Desk Into a Touch Screen: A computer that can be screwed into a light socket can project interactive images onto any nearby surface." Technology Review 11:56 AM
  • "Eucalyptus: We're the Amazon of private cloud companies" Network World 11:14 AM
  • "Samsung will issue firmware fix for printer security flaw on Friday: Samsung said disabling older versions of SNMP on the printers would protect them, contradicting an earlier security warning from US-CERT" IDG News Service 11:14 AM
  • "Hackers make headway porting webOS to Android" PCWorld 11:11 AM
  • "Sony packages Ultra HD movie system with 4K TVs" PCWorld 11:10 AM
  • "Rugged, Push-to-Talk Samsung Rugby III Hits AT&T Dec. 14" PC Magazine 11:09 AM
  • "Metcalfe on Ethernet's lessons and unsung heros" EE Times 10:44 AM
  • "Satellite carrier may open new Wi-Fi channel for US: Globalstar might hold the key to Channel 14, not available in the US yet, with its proposal to make better use of its spectrum" IDG News Service 10:36 AM
  • "Piracy site Newzbin2 gives up and closes 15 months after block" BBC 10:07 AM
  • "Google GRINCHES have change of heart, bring back Christmas: Android fix restores month of December" The Register 12:06 PM
  • "Google fixes Webmaster Tools access flaw" ZDNet 12:26 PM
  • "Researchers Steal Cloud Computing Power Via Browsers" InformationWeek 9:53 AM
  • "B&N: Nook sales 'doubled' over Black Friday weekend" CNET News 9:48 AM
  • "Workday Posts Strong Start As Public Firm: Workday post-IPO financial results exceed expectations and it sets lofty goals for market share gains against Oracle and SAP." InformationWeek 9:52 AM
  • "Final stretch of BlackBerry 10 push sees RIM tapping Titanium community" ZDNet 12:26 PM
  • "AirPlay for everyone? Zapstreak outs Android SDK with more in store" GigaOM 9:16 AM
  • "Nokia suing Android device makers over patent on sorting text messages (SMS) by conversation" Foss Patents 9:01 AM
  • "Sony to do what Apple can't: Remove its batteries - sources/Sony is considering selling off its battery business, Sony Energy Devices, and at least three investment banks have offered to help." The Register 8:44 AM
  • "Verizon tops Consumer Reports' carrier survey, but AT&T does better for 4G service" 9 to 5 Mac 9:51 AM
  • "Consumer Reports carrier rankings 2012: AT&T worst, Verizon best" BGR 8:30 AM
  • "Ted Landau on Apple's Future -Half Empty or Half Full?" MacNotables 3:55 PM
  • "5 Tips For Publishing Your iPhone Photos As A Book [Interview] Cult of Mac 8:52 AM
  • "iPad Mini cannibalizing sales of iPad 4, says analyst: The Mini is doing well but at the expense of the fourth-generation model, according to an investors note from Citi." CNET News 8:49 AM
  • "The iPad mini is an iPad 4 cannibal, after all" iDownload Blog 11:20 AM
  • "iPhone 5 supply stabilizes in the U.S. for first time since launch" AppleInsider 10:24 AM
  • "iPhone 5 now in stock at Apple Stores; online ship time drops" CNET News 8:48 AM
  • "Apple seems to have more iPhone 5s, but iPad mini supplies still tight" MarketWatch 12:44 PM
  • "Fully loaded new 27-inch iMac will cost over $4,200—before tax: Top model starts at $1,999, but those build-to-order options really add up." Ars Technica 11:19 AM
  • "Apple preparing A-series processor production move to TSMC: sources" ZDNet 12:26 PM
  • "Where Are All The iPhone/iPad Lightning Accessories?" BYTE 8:35 AM
  • "China market: iPad occupies over 71% of 3Q12 tablet sales, says Analysys" DigiTimes 8:43 AM
  • "Troll sues Apple for daring to plug headphones into iPhone" The Register 8:44 AM
  • "Law & Apple: Troll Launches Earbud Lawsuit, Samsung Targets iPad mini" Mac|Life 8:57 AM
  • "From Russia without love: iPad patent appeal rejected" iDownload Blog 8:37 AM
  • "A6X Chip Analysis, Apple Will Own iHoliday Season, Surface RT Panned, and More iOS News" Low End Mac 8:59 AM
Apple Patent Applications
  • "Excellent! Apple Nails Future Wireless Charging System" Patently Apple 8:28 AM
  • "Apple investigating 'realistic' wireless charging technology" AppleInsider 8:53 AM
  • "Apple Patent Describes 'Realistic & Practical' Wireless Charging" The Mac Observer 8:51 PM
  • "Apple Reveals Haptic Alert Upgrade for iPhone & New Touchscreen Technologies for iDevices and Cinema Display" Patently Apple 8:28 AM
  • "Apple Works On ID'ing, Locating Users On A Mobile Network" MacNews 10:47 AM
  • "Apple Patent Is For Carbon Composite Mold Design" MacNews 10:40 AM
  • "Flickering Mac Minis to get a fix: The fix for recent flickering problems on new Mac Mini systems will come in the form of a driver update from Intel." MacFixIt 1:14 PM
  • "About the security content of Apple TV 5.1.1" Apple Support 7:31 PM
  • "Apple Releases Apple TV 5.1.1 Firmware Update" iClarified 1:14 PM
  • "Apple releases Apple TV Software 5.1.1" MacDailyNews 1:12 PM
  • "Apple releases update 5.1.1 (10A831) for second and third gen Apple TVs" 9 to 5 Mac 12:28 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Flick Golf HD For iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99), The iPhone Version Is Also Free" Apple Sliced 8:54 AM
  • "Mole Kart 2 Evolution For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:54 AM
  • "FreeSkate Xtreme For iPhone Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:54 AM
  • "iPad mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:31 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:31 AM
  • "iPad Closeout & Refurbished & Used Buyer's Guide -Prices From $200 To $735" MacReviewZone 11:57 AM
  • "Holiday Gift Guide -Best Selling iPod Accessories -From $16 To $200" MacReviewZone 8:27 AM

  • "BUYING ADVICE: the 'late 2012" iMac" Bare Feats 9:32 PM
  • "13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display Review: The Almost Perfect Laptop" ABCNews 10:11 AM
  • "Brydge+ hands-on: turning your iPad into a MacBook Air" The Verge 10:25 AM
  • "First Look: Brydge keyboard for iPad (Verdict: Decent)" ZDNet 12:28 PM
  • "Review: Griffin PowerJolt SE car charger with Lightning for iPhone, iPad, iPod" Beatweek Magazine 6:48 PM
  • "Review: LifeProof Nuud case protects your iPad from almost everything" Macworld 8:52 AM
  • "Hot Gift Is a Tablet, but Which to Buy?" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:38 AM
  • "Review: Mount-It! Articulating Dual Arm Computer Monitor Desk Mount" The PC Weenies 9:04 AM
  • "Mophie Powerstation Duo: On The Go Power For Almost Anything" The Mac Observer 3:24 PM
  • "'Vectrex Regeneration' Review - iOS Gains a New...Old...Platform (Review)" Touch Arcade 8:55 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "iPad Tools for Bad Cartoonists (and Good Ones, Too)" TidBITS 6:13 PM
  • "Fantastical For iPhone Is Here, And Apple's Calendar App Has Been Dethroned [Review] Cult of Mac 9:17 AM
  • "The gorgeous Fantastical for iPhone re-invents the calendar as a timeline of events" The Next Web 8:23 AM
  • "Fantastical: the intelligent iPhone calendar app we've been waiting for is here (hands-on)" The Verge 8:37 AM
  • "Fantastical for iPhone Review" MacStories 8:37 AM
  • "With An Improved Design, Navigation & Social Features, Wavii's Rebuilt iPhone App Is Like A Facebook News Feed For Actual News" TechCrunch 8:21 AM
  • "Apps I've 'Rediscovered' on my iPad mini" iSource 5:10 PM
  • "Be The Designer You've Always Wanted To Be With Photoshop On iPhone Or iPad" Mac 360 8:27 AM
  • "How To Use Your iPhone To Store Files From Your Mac (and dig into iPhone files)" TeraTalks 8:24 AM
  • "SportsPage Review" 148Apps 8:59 AM
  • "Doodle Truck 2 Review: Transport the load safely in this steady yet unexceptional physics based driving title." 148Apps 2:50 PM
  • "Roads Of Rome 3 Review" 148Apps 9:17 AM
  • "Team Awesome Review: Team Awesome is an endless runner that stands out thanks to its high-flying gameplay." 148Apps 1:34 PM
  • "Sky Hero Review" 148Apps 3:24 PM
  • "Lazy Raiders Review" 148Apps 11:20 AM
  • "Image Quality Considerations with Shared Photo Streams Article" iLounge 10:43 AM
  • "Apple disputes App Annie Report: the app store did NOT grow just 13% this year — it grew by over 200%" VentureBeat 9:32 PM
  • "Cassandra -Friday Review -The Weekend Arrives" eXtensions 8:24 PM
  • "Looking forward: Which handset maker will reign supreme in 2013? Samsung, Apple currently dominate—so Ars asked analysts about potential shifts." Ars Technica 5:18 PM
  • "Cyber Security Pioneer Predicts Apple's Closed Philosophy Will End Its Dominance" BGR 5:18 PM
  • "Everything About eBooks & eReaders, Pt 2: eBook Types" The Mac Observer 3:13 PM
  • "Microsoft Will 'Crush' Google And 'Muscle-Out' Apple In Smartphone, Tablet Markets" BGR 11:26 AM
  • "Apple's Passbook Hits It's Groove"  Forbes 11:19 AM
  • "Why Android's Market Share is No Threat to Apple's iOS Platform" Tech.pinions 10:56 AM
  • "Is the iPad Mini the Perfect Holiday Gift?" PadGadget 10:43 AM
  • "The Macalope Daily: Argument recycling" Macworld [Insider Content] 9:53 AM
  • "I bought iPad 2 for Nexus 7 money" BetaNews 8:57 AM
  • "Microsoft Is Still Finding It Difficult To Catch-Up To Apple" Forbes 8:50 AM
  • "iPod creator says ejected Apple exec Scott Forstall 'got what he deserved'" VentureBeat 10:43 AM
  • "Tony Fadell: Apple's Forstall 'got what he deserved'" CNET News 8:47 AM
  • "Tony Fadell: Apple's Scott Forstall 'got what he deserved'" Fortune 8:45 AM
  • "iPod daddy: Ousted iOS chief Scott Forstall 'got what he deserved'" The Register 8:45 AM
  • "Father of the iPod says ousted Forstall 'got what he deserved'" Macworld UK 8:43 AM
  • "iPod Inventor: Fired Apple Exec Scott Forstall 'Got What He Deserved'" Business Insider 8:39 AM
  • "Tony Fadell: Scott Forstall 'got what he deserved'" iDownload Blog 8:36 AM
  • "Tony Fadell: Scott Forstall 'got what he deserved'" iPodNN 8:36 AM
  • "Forstall 'got what he deserved' says iPod father Fadell" Computerworld 8:32 AM
  • "Trials, Tribulations, And Notes On Apple In The New Millennium" PixoBebo 8:27 AM
  • "What's Apple's Secret Weapon Against Amazon, Google, Samsung, And Microsoft? Think 'Stores" Mac 360 8:27 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface Pro to start at $899 for 64GB model" AppleInsider 5:19 PM
  • "Laptop Buyers Should Pay Some Attention to the Chromebook" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:13 PM
  • "Drop Your Cell Plan And Still Use Your Phone" BYTE 12:54 PM
  • "HP Pavilion dm1-4310e: Swapping Windows 8 for Linux" ZDNet 12:24 PM
  • "Take a Peek at What's Next from Halo Creator Bungie" Techland 12:07 PM
  • "What KILLED Motorola? Not Google! It was Moto's DIRE software" The Register 12:05 PM
  • "Nokia Lumia 920 Windows Phone 8 Review" HotHardware 11:25 AM
  • "How to teach kids to code" InfoWorld 10:53 AM
  • "10 hard truths IT must learn to accept" [Slideshow] InfoWorld 10:53 AM
  • "Holiday Video Game Buyer's Guide 2012" Forbes 10:48 AM
  • "Nearly half of IT shops ignore BYOD: 'Live-to-work' ethos is driving faster personal device use at work" Computerworld 10:36 AM
  • "Amazon's Jeff Bezos Practically Confirms the Kindle Smartphone" Benzinga Insights 10:48 AM
  • "HP's Big Autonomy Flap: Much Ado About Not Much News" Seeking Alpha 9:40 AM
  • "Google's Latest Nexus Tablet a Hit, but Not a Perfect 10" AllThingsD 9:32 AM
  • "Verizon best, AT&T worst in Consumer Reports carrier survey" NBC News 11:06 AM
  • "Wireless Carrier Rankings: AT&T Vs. Verizon/Verizon outscored its rivals in Consumers Reports' annual rankings of wireless network operators, but not in every category." InformationWeek 10:52 AM
  • "AT&T has best 4G network in Consumer Reports' rankings" CNNMoney 9:15 AM
  • "Greg's Bite: Facebook A Democracy? LOL" MacNews 9:04 AM
  • "The Smartphone World Needs Microsoft" MacNewsWorld 9:02 AM
  • "Google's Latest Nexus Tablet a Hit, but Not a Perfect 10" AllThingsD 8:32 AM
  • "Barnes & Noble DRM Fails with Expired Credit Card" TidBITS 8:31 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Atari celebrates 40 years of Pong with new, free iOS Pong game, custom portable Xbox 360" Engadget 5:48 PM
  • "Starbucks and Apple offering $30 gift card combo to benefit AIDS research foundation" 9 to 5 Mac 5:20 PM
  • "Introducing 'Take Control Live: Working with Your iPad" TidBITS 3:55 PM
  • "Video Discovery Startup Squrl Adds Live Video Feeds And Improved Profile Pages To Its iOS Apps" TechCrunch 3:13 PM
  • "Make App Screenshots With iPreview Not A Computer" App Advice 1:34 PM
  • "Sonnet Announces Echo Express II Thunderbolt Expansion Chassis for PCI Express Cards" Sonnet Technologies 1:03 PM
  • "It's A Great Time To Snag Updated Version Of Timer" App Advice 12:26 PM
  • "Apple releases Remote 3.0, redesigned for iPad" MacDailyNews 1:12 PM
  • "Apple releases new Remote iOS app with revamped iPad interface, UpNext, and improved search" 9 to 5 Mac 12:26 PM
  • "'Chrome For iOS' Updates With Support For Opening PDFs In Other Apps, Passbook, (and More!)" RazorianFly 11:20 AM
  • "Why Cheat in Games Like Letterpress With Apps Like Lettercheat?" 148Apps 11:20 AM
  • "Mobile Video Startup Klip Updates Its iPhone App, Adds Video Replies And Messaging To Increase Engagement" TechCrunch 10:12 AM
  • "Adobe announces Photoshop Touch optimized for iPad mini" AppleTell 9:51 AM
  • "AU: Autodesk introduces FormIt App for iPad" Architosh 9:50 AM
  • "Satechi debuts Universal Remote for iOS devices" iLounge 9:29 AM
  • "Skype pushes urgent iOS update to fix Microsoft account, calling, and sign-in issues" The Next Web 8:57 AM
  • "Kickstarter: Podi-m – A Minimalist Dock for iPhone 5 and iPad Mini" PadGadget 8:57 AM
  • "Dropcam Launches New iPad App" Mashable 8:43 AM
  • "Fantastical For iPhone Is Unleashed: Awesomeness At A Reasonable Price" AppleBitch 8:54 AM
  • "Fantastical for iPhone arrives and it's a thing of beauty" iDownload Blog 8:37 AM
  • "Khan Academy Brings Its 3,500+ Educational Videos To The iPhone" TechCrunch 8:22 AM
  • "Fantastical Lands On iPhone With A Calendar App Tailor-Made For Mobile Schedule Management" TechCrunch 8:22 AM
  • "After 3.5M Downloads Of Its iPhone App, Etsy Finally Goes To The iPad" TechCrunch 8:21 AM
  • "popSLATE case adds e-ink screen to the back of iPhone 5" GigaOM 8:21 AM
  • "Colorific 2.0 - coloring book for iPad - rolls out new stunning design" prMac 2:47 PM
  • "Spendalize Released for iPhone, Offers New Way to Track Your Spending" prMac 9:52 AM
  • "iHolland - 235 interesting facts about Holland! Just released!" prMac 9:52 AM
  • "Turn Photos Into Puzzles and Try to Stump Your Buds w/ WhatZ'Odd for iOS" prMac 9:52 AM
  • "Cafe International iOS - v2.0 Launched Now with Online Multiplayer" prMac 9:52 AM
  • "MEI Portico Version 2 for Adobe Digital Publishing Suite" prMac 9:51 AM
  • "App Quiz 1.0 for iOS - App Discovery The Fun Way" prMac 8:51 AM
  • "Cocktails Made Easy App for the iPhone and iPad" prMac 8:21 AM
  • "Developer Cheat Sheet for iOS 1.5 launched - Make your own iOS app today" prMac 8:21 AM
  • "Experience Your Music The Vintage Way With Your iPad" prMac 8:21 AM
  • "Free Christmas Advent Calendar iOS App for Christian Kids and Schools" prMac 8:21 AM
  • "JustKidsApps releases lite version of Heidi story collection for iPad" prMac 8:21 AM
  • "Last Dash HD 1.0 for iOS - Monster Gorilla Freed: Help Him Escape City" prMac 8:21 AM
  • "Shop Easy This Season With Gift It - A Christmas Shopping List App" prMac 8:21 AM
  • "Speed Dial for Twitter Direct Messaging with app from Sugar Coded Apps" prMac 8:21 AM
  • "SportsPage Releases Free Version in Time for Thanksgiving Sports" prMac 8:21 AM
  • "It's So Tough You'll Call For Your Mummy - Guide The Light out now" prMac 8:21 AM
  • "Ordet: Everyone's Favorite Little Word Game for iOS-Words from 7 Letters" prMac 8:21 AM
  • "Premium iPhone Developer Club Launched for iOS Developers" prMac 8:21 AM
  • "Art App Best Of Degas is Released For iOS" prMac 8:21 AM
  • "Interior Design for iPad: Bring your home designs to life" prMac 8:21 AM
  • "We knew that... 1.0 for iOS: Adventures in Italy" prMac 8:20 AM
  • "The Clockwork Man 1 and 2 are now available on the Mac App Store" prMac 8:20 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Sharp in Talks With U.S. Firms: Sharp Corp. is in discussions with U.S. technology companies to bolster its battered balance sheet and has offered a stake to Dell Inc., among others, in return for a stable supply of breakthrough display technology, according to people familiar with the discussions." [Paid Membership Required] 9:19 AM
  • "Sharp's Trump Card: IGZO Screen Technology" WSJ Blogs 9:39 AM
  • "Sharp Rises After Report on Talks With Dell for Investment" Bloomberg 9:40 AM
  • "Sharp in talks with Dell for possible $240 million investment" Business Insider 9:29 PM
  • "Dell ships lightweight XPS 13 laptop with Ubuntu Linux: The laptop has the frame of an Ultrabook, and is priced at $1,549 with a year of on-site support" IDG News Service 10:54 AM
  • "Dell XPS 13 laptop: The Ubuntu developer edition arrives" ZDNet 12:25 PM
  • "Dell launches Sputnik Linux Ultrabook" The Register 12:03 PM
  • "Ballmer defends Microsoft" Reuters 11:32 AM
  • "Ballmer: Microsoft should have entered tablet market earlier" ZDNet 12:25 PM
  • "Microsoft Faces 'Year of Reckoning' in Mobile Software, IDC Says" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:50 AM
  • "Microsoft Is Still Finding It Difficult To Catch Up To Apple" Forbes 9:57 AM
  • "NPD: U.S. Windows Device Sales Down 21% On Last Year; Windows 8 Tablet Sales 'Almost Non-Existent'" TechCrunch 11:54 AM
  • "Microsoft Windows 8 makes lukewarm debut: sales tracker" Reuters 4:01 PM
  • "Microsoft announces pricing and detailed specs for Surface Pro" ZDNet 12:23 PM
  • "Microsoft Puts Price Tag on Intel-Powered Surface Pro, With Models Starting at $899" AllThingsD 12:34 PM
  • "Microsoft Announces Surface Pro Pricing" [Video Report] CNBC 12:39 PM
  • "Microsoft: Windows 8 adoption will take a while/Expect businesses to deploy Windows 8 alongside Windows 7 in the near term says exec" Network World 11:14 AM
  • "The Trouble with Windows Phone 8: It's Not the Apps, It's the Basics" Techland 12:07 PM
  • "With Windows Blue, Microsoft may take a page out of Apple's Mac OS X playbook" VentureBeat [Free Registration Required] 12:13 PM
  • "Irony: Internet Explorer 10's 'do not track' risks upsetting users, finds poll" Techworld 11:11 AM
  • "Microsoft STALKS YOU even more than supermarkets do, says dev: Web-tracking is rife on technology vendor websites, with Microsoft among the worst offenders." The Register 12:04 PM
  • "Microsoft Trolls The Trolls In Latest IE10 Ad" TechCrunch 11:54 AM
  • "Microsoft Vancouver Gets Renamed, Working On 'Next Halo'" Forbes 9:57 AM
  • "HP's big problem isn't Autonomy: It's HP/With Hewlett-Packard's cash cows drying up and its mobile strategy in ruins, CEO Meg Whitman has a huge rebuilding job on her hands" InfoWorld 10:53 AM
  • "In a symbolic shift, IBM's India workforce likely exceeds U.S.: IT salaries in India for all firms close to minimum wage in America" Computerworld 10:37 AM
  • "IBM to bring 500 jobs to new Ohio analytics center" Associated Press 12:37 PM
  • "Monty on broken MySQL promises: Oracle's going to fork it up" The Register 12:05 PM
  • "Oracle's appeal of ruling in Google/Java case focuses entirely on copyright, drops patents" Foss Patents 5:58 PM
  • "AMD to Sell, Lease Back its Texas Campus to Raise Cash" TheStreet 9:35 AM
  • "AMD plans to sell Texas campus, lease back land to raise cash" ZDNet 12:27 PM
  • "Why AMD's Stock Collapsed And How It Can Recover" Seeking Alpha 1:34 PM
  • "Intel: Amid Ongoing PC Weakness, Street Cuts Estimates" Forbes 12:37 PM
  • "Intel Capital Leads $5M Series A In Spain's Indisys: Maker Of Machine-Human Interaction Natural Language Virtual Assistants" TechCrunch 11:55 AM
  • "Cisco Keeps Up Acquisition Pace With $141 Million Cariden Buy" AllThingsD 9:32 AM
  • "Cisco Buying Spree Continues With Cariden Deal" WSJ Blogs 9:20 AM
  • "Cisco Buys Telecom Infrastructure Management Specialist" CRN 10:34 AM
  • "Cisco takes aim at fakers with anti-piracy tool" The Register 12:05 PM
  • "Cisco's internal security team fights to corral BYOD, malware and Wild West environment" Computerworld New Zealand 5:09 PM
  • "CompTIA opinion: A technology agenda for Obama's second term/Among the issues that Congress and the president can tackle are taxation, STEM education and the need for a national standard on data breaches" Computerworld 10:36 AM
  • "Republicans Give SOPA Architect Power Over Science Committee. Goodbye, Geek Supporters" TechCrunch 11:53 AM
  • "Hurricane Sandy Delays Rollout of ISP Piracy Warnings Until 2013" PC Magazine 11:09 AM
  • "Debut of 'six strikes' anti-piracy program pushed back to 2013" PCWorld 11:11 AM
  • "'Six strikes' anti-piracy measures postponed until next year" TG Daily 12:00 PM
  • "Server revenues decline in the third quarter: EMEA taking it especially hard, says Gartner" The Register 12:06 PM
  • "IT buying decisions more complex in 2013" ZDNet 12:26 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Rumor: Apple to issue special year-end dividend?" MacNN 8:54 AM
Industry News
  • "Apple, RIM, AMD lead techs up: Apple rises as iPhone 5 gets China OK; RIM upgraded by Goldman" MarketWatch 12:34 PM
  • "U.S. stocks extend gains on 'cliff' hopes" MarketWatch 3:58 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Climb Amid Optimism Over Budget Negotiations" Bloomberg 3:58 PM
  • "Stocks Hold Gains; Nasdaq Back Above 3000" TheStreet 3:58 PM
  • "Stocks inch higher as fiscal cliff worries remain" CNNMoney 3:58 PM
  • "Glued to D.C. Talks, Stocks Edge Cautiously Higher" FOXBusiness 12:30 PM
  • "Stocks End Higher Amid Ongoing 'Cliff' Talks" CNBC 3:58 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Settle Higher" [Paid Membership Required] 3:59 PM
  • "Rio Tinto leads U.K. stocks higher; Kingfisher off" MarketWatch 9:32 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks advance on 'cliff' deal optimism" MarketWatch 9:23 AM
  • "Asian Shares Higher on U.S. Fiscal Talks" [Paid Membership Required] 9:31 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Hopes for fiscal-cliff deal boost Europe stocks/Banks pace Spain's gains; Invensys, miners rally in London" MarketWatch 9:26 AM
  • "Sunny Data Cheer Europe Markets" [Paid Membership Required] 9:32 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 12:48 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 12:49 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at the close of trading" Associated Press 9:19 PM
  • "This Semiconductor Stock is Ready to go to the Next Level" The Motley Fool 12:48 PM

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