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MacSurfer's Archive: Sunday, December 2, 2012


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  • "Apple and Samsung return to patent fray" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:04 AM
  • "New filing: Apple knew almost nothing about jury foreman in Samsung case/Samsung's allegations of juror misconduct look increasingly weak." Ars Technica 9:29 PM
  • "The Patent Wars: Crucially, SEPs Can't Be Used To Injunct Sales" Forbes 11:40 AM
  • "Apple takes number two spot behind Samsung for all US mobile marketshare" AppleInsider 9:29 PM
  • "Chart of the day: Where the mobile growth opportunities lie" Fortune 10:20 AM
  • "Is there some secret iMac assembly plant in the U.S.?" 9 to 5 Mac 11:46 AM
  • "Apple and Samsung disagree on relevance of HTC agreement and related briefing process" Foss Patents 12/1
  • "Washington Research Foundation Sues Apple over Radio Patents" Patently Apple 12/1
  • "Apple Gains On Samsung In U.S. Mobile Phone Market Share, Lands Second Overall For The First Time" TechCrunch 12/1
  • "ComScore: As 'dumbphones' fade away, Apple is now the #2 phone manufacturer in the U.S." 9 to 5 Mac 12/1
  • "iPhone, therefore I am: They cater to our basic human hunger for connection, so is our attachment to mobiles such a bad thing?" Western Australia Today 12/1
  • "Apple's Contract-Free iPhone Could Benefit Every Consumer In America" Forbes 12/1
  • "Apple re-posts 10.8.2 update for Mac Mini and MacBook users" CNET Reviews 11/30
  • "New Mac Spyware Discovered – OSX/Dockster.A" Intego 11/30
  • "iTunes 11 download out now with new interface, mini-player" Crave @ CNET 11/30
  • "iTunes 11 Introduces Powered-Up MiniPlayer" MacNewsWorld 11/30
  • "Redesigned iTunes 11 Brings iCloud Streaming and New Playback Features" TidBITS 11/30
  • "iTunes 11 Thinks Different about iOS Devices" TidBITS 11/30
  • "iTunes 11 launches after delay from Apple" Telegraph 11/30
  • "Apple Rolls Out a Cleaner iTunes" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11/30
  • "iTunes finally gets a makeover" TG Daily 11/30
  • "Inside Scoop: iTunes 11 gets a fresh look, finally" CNET TV 11/30
  • "iTunes 11 is Here - Here's What's New" Tapscape 11/30
  • "7 features Apple killed off in iTunes 11" CNET News 11/30
  • "Apple's streaming music service could debut in 2013 -- analyst" CNET News 11/30
  • "Configuring An iMac For Video Editing" Larry's Blog 5:53 PM
  • "iTunes 11: New Look, New Features, Great Performance" Redmond Pie 12/1
  • "iTunes 11: Can no longer open playlists in separate windows" Betalogue 12/1
  • "iTunes 11: Now comes with a separate 'Downloads' window" Betalogue 12/1
  • "Apple iTunes Review: iTunes looks great, but still tries to do too much" CNET Reviews 11/30
  • "First look: Apple's pretty iTunes 11's a speed demon" Computerworld 11/30
  • "Hands-On With New Features In iTunes 11 [Review] AddictiveTips 11/30
  • "iTunes 11 Review: Latest version is a great redesign but thankfully not a revolution" Telegraph 11/30
  • "First impressions: iTunes 11 is the overhaul you've been waiting for" Houston Chronicle 11/30
  • "iTunes 11 Reviews: The Mini Player Rocks" Tapscape 11/30
  • "Instant Expert: Secrets & Features of iTunes 11 Article" iLounge 11/30
  • "Inside Scoop: iTunes 11 gets a fresh look" CNET TV 11/30
  • "How to make iTunes 11 look more like iTunes 10" Digital Trends 11/30
  • "How to Use iTunes 11"s Awesome New Features (and Bring Back the Old iTunes Look)" Lifehacker 11/30
  • "iTunes 11 tips and tricks: iTunes 11 offers some significant tweaks to the program's interface, which may take some getting used to but in some instances can be reverted." MacFixIt 11/30
  • "How To Bring Back The Shortcuts Sidebar In iTunes 11 For Windows & Mac" AddictiveTips 11/30
  • "iTunes 11: Use the MiniPlayer with iTunes in full-screen mode" Mac OS X Hints 11/30
  • "iTunes 11: Two ways to quickly add songs to Up Next" Mac OS X Hints 11/30
  • "iTunes 11: Keyboard shortcuts for switching between different types of content in iTunes library" Mac OS X Hints 11/30
  • "The Future of the Mac: Networking" Macworld 11/30
  • "Resolving Stubborn Wi-Fi Connection Problems in Mac OS X" OS X Daily 11/30
  • "10 Security Tips for Safe Computing for OS X Mountain Lion" SecureMac 11/30
  • "Rearrange Windows To A Previously Recorded Layout On Mac With Slate" AddictiveTips 11/30
  • "How To Disable And Delete Chat History In OS X Messages" AddictiveTips 11/30
  • "Get Rid Of Those Pesky Software Update Notifications [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 11/30
  • "Try The Clever New Way To Secure And Lock Files And Folders On Your Mac" NoodleMac 11/30
  • "6 Ways To Love The Affordable All-in-One Mac Photo Enhancement App" BohemianBoomer 11/30
  • "What Every Mac User Needs For The Holidays (a digital box full of greeting cards)" Mac 360 11/30
  • "Yet Another Powerful Mac Todo App Which Syncs Lists And Task To iPhone And iPad" McSolo 11/30
  • "Edit Photos, Add Filters And Effects, And Do It All With A Free App On Your Mac" Mac 360 11/30
  • "Create Stunning Photo Collages On Your Mac (give as greeting cards or gifts)" TeraTalks 11/30
  • "3 Apps That Help Your Mac To Scan For Nearby Wireless Networks (one free, one not)" Mac 360 11/30
  • "Initial Thoughts on iTunes 11" Kirkville 12/1
  • "Apple iTunes 11 Software Update Improves...Everything! (Right?)" Intego 11/30
  • "Sorry, Haters — iTunes 11 Rocks" Mashable 11/30
  • "5 Features iTunes 11 Still Needs" Gizmodo 11/30
  • "Apple's Quietly Huge iTunes Business Gets A Massive Redesign, And It's 'The Real Deal'" Business Insider 11/30
  • "I just downloaded and launched iTunes 11 and then the moment of panic when I couldn't find the Airplay controls. Turns out I needed to activate the mini-player, choose my remote speakers there, and then it appears as it should in the full screen view next to the volume slider. I think I would call that a bug-ette." MacInTouch 11/30
  • "I have been disappointed by the many bugs in iPhoto. It is depressing that a program whose version number is 9.4.2 is still so buggy and fragile. Just today I was editing some pictures. I can cause iPhoto to crash by editing too many pictures in a row. Sometimes after such a crash the photo library is damaged and must fix itself. Sometimes iPhoto decides that if I edit a picture, the thumbnail should be black or rainbow colors. And on and on." MacInTouch 11/30
Press Releases
  • "Mac Apps: Firefox 17.0.1, iStat Menus 4.01 updates arrive" FairerPlatform 7:18 AM
  • "QuarkXPress 9.5: App Studio drops AVE for HTML5" FairerPlatform 12/1
  • "MacKiev Blue Moon Sale: Save on Print Shop, Mavis Beacon..." FairerPlatform 11/30
  • "Heard Creates a Private Log of What You Listen to in iTunes" Lifehacker 11/30
  • "Parallels fine-tunes UI support for Windows 8" iTWire 11/30
  • "Apple picks up support for new Oly, Sony, Pany raw photos" CNET News 11/30
  • "Camera RAW Update 4.02 adds CoolPix P7700, Sony NEX-6, more" FairerPlatform 11/30
  • "Dialectic — The Scriptable Dialer for Mac!" JNSoftware 11/30
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "iPhone 5 is arriving in China along with iPad Mini and iPad fourth generation" Examiner 12/1
  • "Apple Again Recognizes World AIDS Day Online and In-Store" MacRumors 12/1
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook's first TV interview is with Brian Williams, to be aired Dec 6th on NBC" The Next Web 11/30
  • "Tim Cook to Be Profiled on NBC's Rock Center with Brian Williams Next Week" MacRumors 11/30
  • "First Tim Cook TV interview to air same day as Samsung hearing: A rare interview with Apple's chief executive will air the same day the company heads back to court with rival Samsung." CNET News 11/30
  • "Tim Cook to be feature of NBC profile next week in 'first of its kind' interview" AppleInsider 11/30
  • "Google Play Narrowing The Gap On iOS For Mobile Revenue, But iOS Still Brings In 4X The Money" TechCrunch 11/30
  • "Google Play's Smaller But Growing Faster Than Apple's App Store" Forbes 11/30
  • "Mobile App Downloads Surged by 33 Percent in October Post-iPhone 5, Find New Fiksu Indexes" PRNewswire 11/30
  • "Mobile app downloads surged 33 percent after iPhone 5 launch" VentureBeat 11/30
  • "iPhone, iPad Email Attack Could Compromise Routers: Legitimate-looking email messages opened on iPhone, iPad or OS X systems can be used by hackers to gain control of routers, reports security researcher." InformationWeek 11/30
  • "Apple vetting operators on LTE network performance: Apple is not allowing mobile operators to offer the iPhone 5 as an LTE device unless they pass the Californian vendor's own, independent tests for LTE network performance, Swisscom has confirmed."  Telecoms 11/30
  • "Apple Vets Carriers For 4G Performance Before Allowing iPhone 5 To Be Sold As An LTE Device" TechCrunch 11/30
  • "iPhone 5 gets 4G LTE when Apple says so, not carriers: A report says a software update to enable LTE on the iPhone is pushed only when Apple has determined that a network meets its approval." CNET News 11/30
  • "Apple requires its own tests to ensure carrier LTE networks are up to snuff" AppleInsider 11/30
  • "Security expert claims Apple will lose out to 'open, sexy, flexible' competitors" Macworld UK 11/30
  • "How T-Mobile Has Been Getting Itself Ready for the IPhone" AllThingsD 11/30
  • "Report: T-Mobile May Carry the iPhone Afterall" DailyTech 11/30
  • "Apple Begins Selling Unlocked iPhone 5" AllThingsD 11/30
  • "Unlocked iPhone 5 now available, but contract-free heaven comes at a price" Digital Trends 11/30
  • "Apple begins selling unlocked iPhone 5" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 11/30
  • "Apple to Sell iPhone 5 Directly -- for as Much as $849" TheStreet 11/30
  • "The Unlocked iPhone 5 Is Available Now Starting at $649" Business Insider 11/30
  • "Chinese buyers falling out of love with iPhones: Google famously failed to make a big dent in China and now it looks like Apple may be about to hit the Great Wall too, after new analysis of local sentiment found the fruity company out of favour with local consumers." The Register 11/30
  • "Apple and Starbucks partner to offer (RED) digital gift card combo" Digital Trends 11/30
  • "Apple, Starbucks Launch (RED) Gift Cards for World AIDS Day" PC Magazine 11/30
  • "Starbucks & Apple Offer Starbucks iTunes (RED) eGift Basket" The Mac Observer 11/30
  • "iBaby boom: More parents decide Mac, Siri, and Apple are perfectly acceptable baby names in 2012" The Next Web 11/30
  • "Apple And Mac Are Sitting In A Tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G" App Advice 11/30
  • "Mac and Siri becoming popular as baby names" CNET News 11/30
  • "Apple business helps South Korea-based suppliers overcome weakness in small-size display market, says IHS" DigiTimes 11/30
  • "Apple Now Lets You Choose Value for iTunes Gift Cards" iClarified 11/30
Non-Apple News
  • "VMware unveils updates to vCloud suite" V3 11/30
  • "Prosthetic arm is controlled by thought" TG Daily 11/30
  • "ZTE launches 'world's smallest' 4G LTE dongle: 4G datacard supports download speeds of up to 100Mbps" Techworld 11/30
  • "A Gadget that Makes You the Doctor: Scanadu hopes its tricorder-like device and a smartphone will help people track their health and diagnose problems." Technology Review 11/30
  • "Syrians turn to satellites as the country's Internet connection remains down" IDG News Service 11/30
  • "Amazon Woos Geeks With Amazing Cloud Tech — And $5 Gift Cards" Wired Magazine 11/30
  • "Google exec talks Amazon cloud price war: 'We are happy to compete'" VentureBeat [Free Registration Required] 11/30
  • "Google+ exec declares Facebook 'social network of the past'" The Register 11/30
  • "Google kills hope for Android security with 3LM retreat" InfoWorld 11/30
  • "Samsung will fix working conditions, keep production in-house" ZDNet 11/30
  • "Samsung: Demand for mobes forced 16hr days on factory slaves" The Register 11/30
  • "BitTorrent's Plan for 2013? Go Legit" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11/30
  • "Xbox SmartGlass Android app now supports 7-inch tablets: The latest update lets you control your Xbox 360 with your 7-inch Android tablet." CNET News 11/30
  • "Staples to Offer In-Store 3D Printing" PC Magazine 11/30
  • "Consumer Reports: AT&T Ranks Worst in Customer Service" The Mac Observer 11/30
  • "Samsung will fix working conditions, keep production in-house" ZDNet 11/30
  • "iMore show. Seth Weintraub. Tonight. 9pm ET/6pm PT. Be here." iMore 6:36 PM
  • "Gene Steinberg meets Kirk McElhearn, the 'iTunes Guy,' and commentator Peter Cohen this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE!" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 11/30
  • "Podcast @ 10 PM ET - iTunes 11, new iMacs, Black Ops 2, Black Friday" Insanely Great Mac 11/30
  • "The AnandTech Podcast: Episode 11" ["Apple iPad 4 - 01:35"] AnandTech 11/30
  • "Upgrading RAM on new iMac practically impossible: iFixit gives new 21.5-in. iMac low repair score of 3 out of 10" Computerworld 7:24 AM
  • "iPhone 5 And iPad Confirmed for December Release in China" Tom's Hardware 12/1
  • "Attention Christmas shoppers: 27-inch iMac ship times slip to 3-4 weeks from 2-3 weeks" 9 to 5 Mac 11/30
  • "New iMacs on sale now starting at $1,299, we unbox both of them" Engadget 11/30
  • "Apple's new iMacs now available online and in-store" CNET News 11/30
  • "21-inch iMac retail availability spotty, 27-inch models to ship in 2-3 weeks" Ars Technica 11/30
  • "New iMac Now Available to Order in the U.S." MacRumors 11/30
  • "Apple's Slim New 21.5-Inch iMac Goes on Sale Today" Wired 11/30
  • "Apple's new iMac now available for purchase" BGR 11/30
  • "The New iMac Is Now Available To Purchase Online And In Store" AppleBitch 11/30
  • "iPad Mini, iPhone 5 Coming to China Next Month" PC Magazine 11/30
  • "China to get iPhone 5, iPad Mini in December" CNET News 11/30
  • "It's official: new iPad, iPad mini, iPhone 5 head to China" GigaOM 11/30
  • "iPhone 5 Now Cleared For Sale On China Unicom's Network, Too" TechCrunch 11/30
  • "If Samsung doesn't supply Apple's processors, who will? Switching foundries isn't easy, says an analyst. It's going to take years and cost billions." Fortune 11/30
  • "Apple may seek 3rd supplier for iPad mini panels" DigiTimes 11/30
  • "21" iMac teardown shows newly rearranged innards" Ars Technica 11/30
  • "Intel insists Mac Mini HDMI fix inbound" The Register 11/30
  • "Intel may become Apple foundry partner, says RBC Capital" Theflyonthewall 11/30
  • "New iMacs Available Today, Windows Veteran Falls for Macs, and More Mac News" Low End Mac 11/30
  • "Apple's Wireless-Charging Patent Might Actually Free Us From Wires" Wired 11/30
  • "Apple TV Update 5.1.1 Fails over Ethernet" TidBITS 5:45 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Mac Compatible Printers... Prices Range From $70 To $400 -Best Selling -Prices, Deals, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 7:19 AM
  • "Retro Racing For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 12/1
  • "Blendamaze For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 12/1
  • "Alien March For Mac Is Free Today (Was $1.99)" Apple Sliced 12/1
  • "Monster Mayhem For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 11/30
  • "Blast The Alien 2 For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 11/30
  • "Gold Miner Go! HD For iPad Is Free Today (Was $2.99), The iPhone Version Is Also Free" Apple Sliced 11/30
  • "Price Drop: The Weekend's Best iOS App Deals, November 30" Mac|Life 11/30
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 11/30
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 11/30
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 11/30
  • "Apple MacBook Air Buyer's Guide -Prices $700 To $1,599 -Prices, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 11/30
  • "Apple MacBook Pro Buyer's Guide -15 Inch Models -Prices From $1,050 to $3,049" MacReviewZone 11/30
  • "Apple MacBook Pro Buyer's Guide -13 Inch Models -$700 To $2,199 -Best Prices, Reviews & Information" MacReviewZone 11/30

  • "Apple iMac 27-inch (2012) Hands-on" SlashGear 7:39 AM
  • "INITIAL BENCHMARKS: 'late 2012" 21.5-inch iMac Core i5 2.9GHz versus 'late 2012" Mac mini Core i7 2.6GHz" Bare Feats 12/1
  • "iMac Intel 21.5' EMC 2544 Teardown: Swimsuit season may be over, but Apple's new Late 2012 iMac has been working on its beach bod. Slimming down to a wafer-thin 5mm at its edges, the newest iteration of iMac is by far the slimmest of its kin. We are very curious what sort of diet could cause such a drastic change, so we opened it up to find out!"  iFixit 12/1
  • "iFixit dings new 21.5-inch iMac for low repairability as shipping times increase" AppleInsider 12/1
  • "Review roundup: the new iMac is more than just fresh design" Electronista 12/1
  • "The Week in iPad Cases: Almost-winter blues" Macworld 12/1
  • "Review roundup: New iMac display and redesigned chassis shine, audio a step back" AppleInsider 11/30
  • "Apple iMac review: A trimmed-down, amped-up new iMac" CNET Reviews 11/30
  • "Apple iMac and Mac mini review (late 2012): From its smallest desktop to its largest, Apple's computers get a 2012 refresh" The Verge 11/30
  • "A First Look At The 2012 21.5-inch iMac, And How It Compares To Generations Past" TechCrunch 11/30
  • "iMac (21.5-inch Late 2012) Benchmarks" Primate Labs 11/30
  • "Hands on with the new thin 2012 iMac" [Slideshow] Macworld 11/30
  • "Ten days with the LTE iPad Mini" CNET News 11/30
  • "Olloclip Is The Only iPhone Lens You'll Ever Need [Review] Cult of Mac 11/30
  • "Sensu Portable Artist Brush And Stylus Review: The Sensu Portable Artist Brush And Stylus refreshes the paintbrush form for the digital age with a well-crafted, easy to use stylus and brush combination." 148Apps 11/30
  • "NewTrent iZen Power Folio for the iPad Re-Review" Run Around Tech 11/30
  • "Incase EO Roller Review: The Stylish Gadget Suitcase That Might Crush Your Gadgets" Gizmodo 11/30
  • "Call of Duty: Black Ops — Mac Edition Review" Mac|Life 11/30
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "The End of a Long Era in Comics - Dandy now Digital-only: A Look at the iOS App" eXtensions 8:11 AM
  • "FiOS TV For iPad: A Clear Vision For The Future" Seeking Alpha 7:25 AM
  • "Shakespeare: New Apps for Help Reading Shakespeare" New York Times [Free Registration Required] 12/1
  • "Radio, The Bowling Dead, FIFA 13 & More" Cult of Mac 12/1
  • "Otterbox Defender for iPhone 5 review" iMore 11/30
  • "Chameleon Clock App Blends Your iPad in With its Surroundings" Mashable 11/30
  • "Fantastical for iPhone Review" iSource 11/30
  • "The new YouTube app: way better than the one Apple kicked off the iPhone" Yahoo! News 11/30
  • "Make Your Web Browsing Easier with Listango Bookmark Manager – iPad App Review" PadGadget 11/30
  • "Etsy For iOS Makes Your Hand-Made Christmas Shopping Easy [Review] Cult of Mac 11/30
  • "The Most Valuable App You Can Have On Your iPhone This Holiday Season Is Free" Mac 360 11/30
  • "'4NR' Review - Nope, Not a Game About Foreigner" Touch Arcade 11/30
  • "'Bladeslinger Ep.1' Review - A Little Too Wild In This Western" Touch Arcade 11/30
  • "Magic Orbz Review" 148Apps 11/30
  • "Build-A-Lot 4: Power Source Review" 148Apps 11/30
  • "Shove Pro Review" 148Apps 11/30
  • "Mini Dash Review" 148Apps 11/30
  • "Stuck In Guided Access Mode? Here's How To Disable It" App Advice 6:34 PM
  • "How To use Up Next in iTunes 11" iMore 12/1
  • "How to Get Your Adobe Flash Fix on the iPhone" Mashable 11/30
  • "Switch Direction When Taking Panorama Photos with iPhone" OS X Daily 11/30
  • "Disable Javascript To Speed Up Your Web Experience On Older iPhone, iPad [iOS Tips] Cult of Mac 11/30
  • "Can I Jailbreak My iPad 4/iPad Mini?" Forbes 11/30
  • "Holiday gift ideas for the iPhone 5 owner on your list" CNET News 11/30
  • "Cassandra -Monday Review: It will soon be Friday" eXtensions 9:39 PM
  • "New Apple Patent Outlines The Wireless Charging Future We're All Dreaming Of" Gizmodo 12:46 PM
  • "All Of Apple's TV Commercials In One Place" Forbes 11:41 AM
  • "Watch this: Apple's TV commercials from 1977 to present day" The Verge 7:25 AM
  • "Are Apple's new iMacs being assembled in the U.S.?" Fortune 12/1
  • "Unlocked iPhone 5: Worth The Cost? Apple is now selling an unlocked version of the iPhone 5 starting at $649. Make sure you know the pros and cons involved in buying an off-contract device." InformationWeek 12/1
  • "Opinion: The iMac And The Problems With Good Design" AppleBitch 12/1
  • "The Macalope Daily: Microsoft FTW" Macworld 12/1
  • "Apparently No One Knows Who Tim Cook Is" Gizmodo 12/1
  • "Apple: Eight Reasons Why the iPad Will Dominate the Tablet Category" Forbes 11/30
  • "Taking the new iMac out of its weird-shaped box: New trapezoidal box is harder to stack but much easier to open." Ars Technica 11/30
  • "Is Apple TV becoming a sleeper hit?"  Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 11/30
  • "Huh: Tim Cook Is Getting Interviewed By NBC News At The Grand Central Apple Store" Business Insider 11/30
  • "Apple Should Include A Visitor's Center In Its New HQ Whether It Wants One Or Not" Silicon Beat 11/30
  • "Apple vs. App Annie: the definitive story on 2012 iOS app store revenue growth"  VentureBeat 11/30
  • "Oi, Apple, stick to phones, forget about TV - Time Warner CEO: Time Warner Cable CEO Jeff Bewkes has subtly mocked Apple's ambitions to conquer the TV biz by describing the iPhone maker as a 'great device company'."  The Register 11/30
  • "The Macalope Daily: Creepy" Macworld 11/30
  • "The best tablet for you" TechHive 11/30
  • "Greg's Bite: Scott Forstall, CEO Of Microsoft" MacNews 11/30
  • "Question: How Can Microsoft Defeat Apple In Smart Phones And Tablets?" Mac 360 11/30
  • "Can Microsoft Really Crush Google And Defeat Apple In Smart Phones And Tablets?" PixoBebo 11/30
  • "Schibsted's extraordinary click machines" Monday Note 1:19 PM
  • "Is General Electric Aiming to Poach Programmers from Apple, Facebook, and Google?" Wall St. Cheat Sheet 11:44 AM
  • "Updated: 'Scientists' uncover global league of mythical creatures/Lack of peer review makes findings less credible, more awesome." Ars Technica 12/1
  • "Addicted to Your Cellphone? You're Not Alone" Mashable 11/30
  • "How the PC Market Became a Zombie: Lack of competition has sucked the life out of the PC industry and it now walks the earth as the living dead." PC Magazine 11/30
  • "10 Tech Predictions For 2013: Apple TVs, Win 8 Flop And More" Forbes 11/30
  • "Annoying Facebook notifications: How to get rid of them" ZDNet 11/30
  • "10 awesome laptop bags for geeks" ZDNet 11/30
  • "How an Obscure Comic Artist Became John McAfee's Lifeline to the World" Wired 11/30
  • "Four key mistakes to avoid when building your hybrid cloud" The Register 11/30
  • "Manners, please: diner shall not direct waiters while engaging the portable telephone" Sydney Morning Herald 11/30
  • "The Top 10 Priorities for CIOs in 2013" CIO 11/30
  • "iPhones chipping away at BlackBerry enterprise stronghold" CIO 11/30
  • "Does Your Cell Phone Make You Too Available?" PC Magazine 11/30
  • "We love our cellphones and feel only a little guilty about it" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 11/30
  • "5 tips to find and hire data scientists" InfoWorld 11/30
  • "How Amazon Followed Google Into the World of Secret Servers" Wired Magazine 11/30
  • "Hottest Android news and rumors for the week ending Nov. 30" Network World 11/30
  • "Smartphone giants and wannabes square off: iOS and Android jockey for supremacy, while Windows Phone and BlackBerry scramble for footing" InfoWorld 11/30
  • "10 Essential Android Apps For Work, Home" [Slideshow] InformationWeek 11/30
  • "Google Chrome shows best anti-phishing detection, test finds: But rivals not far behind" Techworld 11/30
  • "Bing vs. Google: Where should you shop? A heated battle is brewing over who provides the best results for consumers. Let's test it -- and buy some stuff!" Salon 11/30
  • "Google Counters Amazon's Storage Price Cuts: Google cut storage prices by 20% at start of week, and then slashed another 10% in response to Amazon's price drops. Is there a storage price war going on in the cloud?" InformationWeek 11/30
  • "The crazy truth: Google+ can thrive alongside Facebook" CNET News 11/30
  • "What's the most mobile-centric Internet company? Hint: It's not Twitter." Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 11/30
  • "Microsoft Surface Pro pricing dooms it to failure" View From Above 11/30
  • "666 chip? Why a Texas student thinks her school ID is the 'Mark of the Beast'" Ars Technica 11/30
  • "Fewer Than 2-In-5 PC Owners Plan To Upgrade To Windows 8" MacNews 11/30
  • "The crazy truth: Google+ can thrive alongside Facebook" CNET News 11/30
  • "Google's Drive + Gmail: A 10GB Dropbox killer" The Register 11/30
  • "Caturday: The Snuggler" TUAW 12/1
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "HighPoint Announces 2nd Generation of SATA 6Gb/s Host RAID Controller For Mac and PC" HighPoint 9:14 PM
  • "'Where To?', our award winning points of interest finder app for iPhone, is on sale until tomorrow, 66% off!" FutureTap 12/1
  • "Custom Denomination iTunes Gift Cards Now On Sale" Macgasm 12/1
  • "iRiver's AK100 lossless-friendly music player heading to the States December 4th" Engadget 12/1
  • "Foldify teases awesome 3D paper art created right from your iPad" iMore 11/30
  • "500px's new iPhone app sees over 100K downloads in 48 hours, average sessions above Angry Birds" The Next Web 11/30
  • "Facebook Enables 'Photo Sync' for All iOS Users" MacRumors 11/30
  • "Fantastical for iPhone Gets Rave Review from The Next Web" TidBITS 11/30
  • "iOS Remote App Updated With iTunes 11 Compatibility" Apple'n'Apps 11/30
  • "NewMacgadgets introduces the new iPad Mini Security Base. Designed with the Apple store look in mind, the new iPad Mini Security Base offers a clean, sleek design, with all the safeguards needed to display the iPad Mini in a open environment." NewMacgadgets 11/30
  • "Brydge Keyboard Case Turns iPad Into MacBook Air Surrogate" MacPrices 11/30
  • "This E-Ink case gives your iPhone 5 a second screen" TechHive 11/30
  • "Timer 2.0 removes in-app ad, apologizes to customers" iMore 11/30
  • "Padgadget Essentials: This Week's Apps and Accessories for Holiday planning" PadGadget 11/30
  • " unveils foto.sosho iPhone camera attachment to make a 'genius phone'" Digital Trends 11/30
  • "The 15 best iPad apps for newbies: Got a shiny, new iPad or iPad Mini? Then check out these 15 must-have apps" [Slideshow] CIO 11/30
  • "Gyro+ Drops to Free for One Day" 148Apps 11/30
  • "9 Free Apps to Make Holiday Shopping a Breeze" PadGadget 11/30
  • "Atari celebrates Pong's 40th anniversary with an iOS app" PCWorld 11/30
  • "Atari Releases First Official iOS PONG App in Time for 40th Anniversary" Mac|Life 11/30
  • "Whether You Celebrate Christmas Or Hanukkah, Polymer Is For Ya" App Advice 11/30
  • "Wacom Inkling updated for Adobe CS6 and SketchBook Pro 6" Macworld UK 11/30
  • "Apple updates iOS Remote app and Apple TV to bring iTunes 11 compatibility" Macworld UK 11/30
  • "Photoshop Touch Adds Pressure Sensitive Stylus Support" Best App Site 11/30
  • "Bamboo Made Case for iPhone 5" USBfever 11/30
  • "Icepen - The Best Precision Touch Pen for Touch Screens" Lemon ID [PDF Download] 11/30
  • "Legendary Wars 2.0 - Massive free follow-up to Legendary Wars out now" prMac 11/30
  • "Turn the Messages You Write to Crushes & Friends into Puzzles w/ PuXXles" prMac 11/30
  • "Tesla's Electric Mist - Classic Adventure Game released on iOS" prMac 11/30
  • "Puffer Holiday Edition for 2012 rolls into the App Store" prMac 11/30
  • "Art App Best Of Gauguin is Released For iOS" prMac 11/30
  • "The Cranks from Nevosoft Now Available for iPhone/iPad on the App Store" prMac 11/30
Computer Industry
  • "Windows 8 Gets Off to a Slow Start: Microsoft's New Operating System Fails to Ignite PC Sales in Its First Three Weeks" [Paid Membership Required] 11:47 AM
  • "Microsoft And Google In Search Of A Fight" Sky News 7:35 AM
  • "People Who Expect A Big Microsoft Comeback Sound Increasingly Delusional..." Business Insider 7:56 AM
  • "Microsoft and Windows 8 Facing Uncertain Year Ahead" Press Blue 7:53 AM
  • "Specs Surface RT 2 and Surface Pro 2. Surface Pro 2 to have AMD-processor?" 7:36 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface 2 rumours: get ready for the 14.6in 'Surface Book'" 7:53 AM
  • "Grants not the only thing that brought Microsoft to Cheyenne" Wyoming 7:51 AM
  • "Intel to slash power consumption on Ivy Bridge chip: Chip giant plans to make Ivy Bridge more power efficient than the versions that are currently used in the MacBook Air and Windows 8 ultrabooks." CNET News 6:43 PM
  • "New Mobile Celeron processors to launch in Q1 2013" CPU World 9:20 PM
  • "Hewlett-Packard's $11 billion Autonomy fiasco was preceded by many red flags" San Jose Mercury News 7:36 AM
  • "Dell A/NZ picking up Windows 8 consulting, tablet work: CIOs also showing interest in engaging Dell to manage device fleets" CIO 9:16 PM
  • "Dell, Cisco Shine in Slowing Server Market: Gartner, IDC" eWeek 9:16 PM
  • "Cisco to acquire Cariden" iTWire 7:37 AM
  • "Cisco buys network software company for approximately $141M" Digital Journal 9:18 PM
  • "IBM To Charge For Lapsed Hardware Maintenance" IT Jungle 9:20 PM
  • "Team victory: Local corporate leaders combined efforts to land advanced data center" The Columbus Dispatch 7:42 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Should Apple Issue A Special Dividend?" Seeking Alpha 9:11 AM
  • "Price of Calls on Apple Are the Highest Since 2003" [Video Report] Bloomberg 11/30
  • "With Apple's Fortune Declining, Is This the Time to Buy These Smartphone Makers?" The Motley Fool 11/30
Industry News
  • "Tech stocks lose ground, led by Zynga, Groupon" MarketWatch 11/30
  • "Nasdaq tallies best November in 3 years" MarketWatch 11/30
  • "U.S. Stocks Erase Loss Amid Buying Ahead of Index Changes" Bloomberg 11/30
  • "Stocks Pare Losses, End Flat for the Day" TheStreet 11/30
  • "Stocks stuck on fiscal cliff treadmill" CNNMoney 11/30
  • "For Stocks, an Up and Down Month" [Paid Membership Required] 11/30
  • "Stocks may get fiscal cliff boost" CNNMoney 11/30
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks buoyant at month's end/Nikkei, Taiex rise 5.8% in November; Chinese indexes suffer losses" MarketWatch 11/30
  • "Europe Markets: European stocks tally 2% rise in November/Narrow moves mark major bourses' final session of the month" MarketWatch 11/30
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 11/30
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares down at 1 p.m." Associated Press 11/30
  • "Four Technology Companies that May Join the Special Dividend Rally" Forbes 11/30

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