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MacSurfer's Archive: Wednesday, December 12, 2012


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Friday Highlights: Late Thursday, Apple took new tack against Qualcomm seeking invalidation of four patents; fresh ruling from US Supreme Court backs Apple's iPhone privacy stance requiring warrants to access cellphone data—reports in our Apple/Macintosh section; Dan Moren expresses frustration over slow Mac updates, delcaring "long product cycles are ... now normal for the Mac"; Ben Lovejoy thinks he has a solution to the MacBook Pro dilemma that would keep all parties happy; ZDNet takes FileMaker 17 for a spin; Simon Royal argues life's "too short to argue over operating systems" says end result is that you're happy with your choice; Gregg Keizer delves into new privacy features in Mojave; Japan now seeing Apple mapping vehicles on the roads; man in Toronto, CA sues Apple over Apple Watch scratches; The Drum interviews Susan Bennett, Siri's original voice; interesting interview with Andy Hertzfeld; BGR claims exclusive first look at 6.1" LCD iPhone; commentary from Channel NewsAsia poses question whether "Xiaomi is twice as good as Apple".

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  • "Why Apple's Tim Cook is talking now: CEO comes off as poised, prepared and confident" ["OK, so Tim Cook is not quite Jobs — but nobody is. By talking with journalists, who essentially act as the proxies for the interests of the public, Cook demonstrated that he wanted people to think that he cared about his constituents and was on the investors' side."]  MarketWatch 8:30 AM
  • "Tim Cook and the Apple TV challenge: Navigating the pitfalls of Google TV won't be easy" MarketWatch 8:32 AM
  • "Apple Tests Designs for TV: Apple Inc. is working with component suppliers in Asia to test several TV-set designs, people familiar with the situation said, suggesting the U.S. company is moving closer to expanding its offerings for the living room." [Paid Membership Required] 7:50 AM
  • "Apple 'testing designs for a television': Apple has been testing designs for a large screen, high definition television, according to a new report." Telegraph 7:54 AM
  • "WSJ: Apple television testing begins, though challenges remain" Computerworld 8:40 AM
  • "Early-Stage Apple TV?" [Video Report] CNBC 8:32 AM
  • "Report: Apple Testing Out Television Designs" PC Magazine 9:19 AM
  • "Apple TV set designs in 'early stage' of testing, says WSJ" The Verge 7:55 AM
  • "Apple May Enter Market It Did Not Pioneer — TV" 24/7 Wall St. 8:20 AM
  • "Apple TV is in 'early stage of testing,' report says" CNET News 8:36 AM
  • "The Market's Watching TV for Apple's Next Big Thing" AllThingsD 8:29 AM
  • "Analyst: Apple could sell more than 13 million 'iTV' television sets, consumers willing to pay more" Macworld UK 8:17 AM
  • "Apple Campus Helps Hometown Shine: Commercial Rents and Building Activity Have Popped in Cupertino Since Tech Giant Unveiled Plans for Futuristic Building" [Paid Membership Required] 3:47 PM
  • "N.Y. silicon corridor fuels more Apple made-in-U.S.A. rumors" CNET News 9:16 PM
  • "Apple Cozies Up to Google for Kodak Patent Deal" MacNewsWorld 8:58 AM
  • "Apple, Samsung, RIM push Congress for more airwaves" The Hill 8:25 AM
  • "First fake-installer Trojan for Mac OS: Russian anti-virus company Doctor Web informs users about a new Trojan for Mac OS X dubbed Trojan.SMSSend.3666. The malicious scheme used to spread this Trojan is notorious among many Windows users but until now it hasn't been employed to deceive owners of Macs. Trojan.SMSSend is a fake installer which can be downloaded from various sites under the guise of useful software." Dr. Web 8:23 AM
  • "New Trojan attempts SMS fraud on OS X users: The threat is minimal, but perhaps costly for those who fall for it." CNET Reviews 4:35 PM
  • "New Trojan attempts SMS fraud on OS X users" CNET Reviews 8:57 PM
  • "Report: new Mac malware hides as fake software installer" MacNN 8:23 AM
  • "New Mac Malware Scams Users Into Signing Up For Cellphone Charges" Forbes 1:56 PM
  • "Apple wins U.S. trademark for Mac boot chime" CNET News 8:58 PM
  • "Apple's iCloud lock for Macs is not very secure: While iCloud PINs are best used as a temporary means for securing Macs, there are other options in OS X for implementing robust long-term data and system security." MacFixIt 3:08 PM
  • "Switching from Windows to OS X? Make this your first OS X purchase" ZDNet 8:14 AM
  • "How to create podcast chapters" Macworld 11:05 AM
  • "Apple Improves iTunes Gift Card Redemptions for the Holidays" TidBITS 10:47 AM
  • "Cloudee video storage and sharing Software Review: Store iPhone video online; view, share and download at will" Macworld UK 8:44 AM
  • "Make iCloud Work More Like iDisk Used To With iClouDrive [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 8:45 AM
  • "Quick Tip: How to Create Mailing Labels for Your Holiday Cards" Mactuts+ 8:44 AM
  • "How To Use Your Mac To Build A Massive Website And Not Worry About Servers" Mac 360 7:48 AM
  • "Try The Clever New Way To Lock The Screen, Secure Your Mac And Get Informed" NoodleMac 7:48 AM
  • "I Don't Need This Mac Calculator But You Know Someone Who Does" TeraTalks 7:48 AM
  • "How To Use Your Mac To Write And Take Notes Like It's 1982 (pre Mac apps)" BohemianBoomer 7:48 AM
  • "The unlikely persistence of AppleScript"  Macworld 11:05 AM
  • "'Is there any setting or plugin that will cause read email to immediately and automatically disappear from the Unread Email folder after closing the email without me having to click away and then back again?' I think that this is a symptom of a larger mail issue that I fear Apple will never deal with. For example, through auto forwarding from all of my email accounts, all of my messages arrive in one of three IMAP or Exchange accounts. I have a rule setup in Mail that color codes the summary of each mail message based on which account the message arrives in. I use Red, Blue and Green. That works perfectly for new mail messages received." MacInTouch 8:51 AM
  • "Every six months I produce a 20 page magazine for my local church. The press quality pdf is printed by a local printers who do a good job and have no problems with it. After distributing the printed magazine I reduce the pdf size from 30-40 MB to 2-5 MB before adding it to the church website. I have no problem under Snow Leopard reducing the file size of a press quality pdf produced in Adobe CS1. ... I just tried using Preview in Mountain Lion to reduce the size of the pdf produced in Snow Leopard CS1. The quartz filters appear to be available but do not seem to be invoked when selected as the file saving is very fast and the pdf file size stays unchanged. Has anyone managed to get these pdf size reduction quartz filters to work in Mountain Lion, and how?" MacInTouch 8:50 AM
Press Releases
  • "FxFactory Pro – Plugins for FCP, Motion and After Effects" noise industries 1:48 PM
  • "New Accordance Releases: N.T. Wright Commentary Set" Accordance 11:00 AM
  • "Iron Sky Invasion Brings The Fight To Mac Game Store" Inside Mac Games 8:56 AM
  • "Corrupt Mac Volumes Can Now Be Fixed with Stellar's Volume Repair" prMac 8:01 AM
  • "Fun Greetings Deluxe for OS X: Easily Print + Email Stunning Photo Cards" prMac 8:01 AM
  • "Mac Wallpapers: Earth at Night Satellite Photos" FairerPlatform 7:44 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Google Chairman Says Android Winning Mobile War With Apple: Tech"  Bloomberg 11:01 AM
  • "TomTom Rises as Rabo Foresees Move by Apple for Takeover"  Bloomberg 9:38 AM
  • "Apple could make a TomTom takeover bid: analyst" ZDNet 12:16 PM
  • "Apple: Will It Bid For TomTom?" Forbes 1:56 PM
  • "Fiercely Competitive Tablet Segment Alters 2013 Supply Chain Strategies, According to NPD DisplaySearch" ["Foxconn led in mobile PC OEM production volume in Q2'12, with more than 85% of its production volume coming from Apple's new 9.7" iPad and iPad 2. In Q2'12, Quanta started producing the Google 7" Nexus tablet PC."] DisplaySearch 1:48 PM
  • "Apple Grabs 84% Of Mobile PC Shipments For Q2 2012, Tablet Market Predicted To Remain Strong In 2013" TechCrunch 1:49 PM
  • "Another Apple maps desert death trap down under" The Register 12:14 PM
  • "Guy Kawasaki, former Apple Evangelist says 'Android is better': Apple evangelist responsible for marketing the Mac switches to Android"  Macworld UK 8:17 AM
  • "Former top Apple fanboy now rocks all Android devices: Former Mac evangelist Guy Kawasaki says he's purged all iOS devices from his life." CNET News 4:36 PM
  • "Google Zeitgeist tells the search story of 2012: Whitney, One Direction and iPads" Engadget 8:13 AM
  • "Google Zeitgeist 2012: Whitney, Gangnam, iPad 3 and more" CNET News 8:36 AM
  • "Google's Zeitgeist Reveals Whitney Houston As Tops Search Of 2012; iPad 3, SOPA, Hurricane Sandy & More Among Top Trends" TechCrunch 9:53 AM
  • "Top 50 Best Places To Work For 2013, Employees' Choice Award Winners" [Apple #34] glassdoor 10:45 AM
  • "Movie Purchasing And Renting Come To 42 New Regional iTunes Stores As Apple Presses Its Media Advantage" TechCrunch 8:19 AM
  • "Apple has quietly started selling movies in 42 new iTunes Stores" The Next Web 10:02 AM
  • "Russian Mobile Operator MTS Won't Offer Apple's IPhone 5" Bloomberg 8:13 AM
  • "Apple to bring the iPad mini to Russia on December 14" The Next Web 8:15 AM
  • "Local Apple Reseller Expects iPad Mini To Reach Russia On December 14" Cult of Mac 8:44 AM
  • "iPad Mini to travel to Russia this Friday" CNET News 11:06 AM
  • "An eye-opening video: How blind people can use Instagram on an iPhone" The Next Web 8:15 AM
  • "Must See: The Pope Sent His First Tweet, On an iPad" [Video Report] Bloomberg 8:52 AM
  • "Pope uses iPad to tweet first blessing from @pontifex account" The Verge 8:13 AM
  • "Pope Sends Tweets With His iPad" TheStreet 9:51 AM
  • "Working Apple-1 sells at auction for record-breaking $640,000" Digital Trends 8:23 AM
  • "Woman Tasered after trying to buy too many iPhones" CNET News 8:55 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Sony Working on WALL-E-Like Robots for Care Giving Market" Patent Bolt 3:05 PM
  • "Linux kernel dumps 386 chip support: 'Good riddance!' says chief penguin Torvalds" The Register 11:55 AM
  • "Adobe releases security updates for Flash Player and ColdFusion: The addressed vulnerabilities could allow attackers to execute malicious code on affected systems" IDG News Service 11:23 AM
  • "Samba 4 threatens Microsoft's enterprise lock-in" InfoWorld 11:05 AM
  • "FreedomPop Preps Open Wi-Fi, Launches Free Home Internet Challenging ISPs" Forbes 11:00 AM
  • "FDSOI roadmap renames next node as 14-nm" EE Times 10:56 AM
  • "Four More Juniper Vice Presidents Exit" CRN 10:45 AM
  • "Redbox Instant video will be $8 per month, just like Netflix" CNNMoney 12:27 PM
  • "The Android Ecosystem Is Two-Faced: YotaPhone Has LCD On One Side, Electronic Paper Display On The Other" TechCrunch 11:48 AM
  • "Hacktivists Ghost Shell dump 1.6m log-in details on web" BBC 10:26 AM
  • "BlackBerry 10 'L-Series' Hardware Hints Promising" InformationWeek 11:03 AM
  • "Sharper BlackBerry 10 L phone images surface" CNET 10:11 AM
  • "Facebook changes privacy controls again and takes a key one away" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:15 AM
  • "Google shuts shopping search service in China" ZDNet 12:16 PM
  • "Google optimizes Google News design for tablets" PCWorld 11:20 AM
  • "EMC follows VMware, rest of world into OpenStack" GigaOM 9:34 AM
  • "YML Archives for December 12th, 2012'" Your Mac Life 11:40 PM
  • "TUAW TV Live: Steve's Top Picks of 2012" TUAW 4:28 PM
  • "First 27-Inch iMac Deliveries Now Arriving" MacRumors 11:02 AM
  • "First new 27-inch iMac orders begin delivering to customers" 9 to 5 Mac 10:47 AM
  • "Leaked chart appears to spill beans on Intel's Haswell desktop CPU range" Engadget 2:03 PM
  • "Intel leak details chips that will likely go into 2013 Macs" 9 to 5 Mac 2:03 PM
  • "Rumor: 2013 Intel Processors Leaked" AppleBitch 3:03 PM
  • "Apple TV demand may drive Samsung-sapping sales" The Register 8:34 AM
  • "Rumor Has It: Microsoft Office finally coming to iOS in 2013" CNET TV 4:36 PM
  • "iPad Mini sales likely hurt by supply problems: analyst: Sterne Agee analyst Shaw Wu says iPhone sales will likely be better than anticipated, but that iPad results may be light due to supply shortages affecting the iPad Mini and its possible cannibalization of larger iPad sales." CNET News 1:59 PM
  • "Apple suppliers say iPhone 5 demand still strong, iPad mini cannibalizing 9.7" iPad" AppleInsider 8:45 AM
  • "Shaw Wu raises iPhone 5 estimates, lowers iPad mini" Fortune 8:39 AM
  • "Taiwan market: Telecom carriers offer contract iPhone 5 deals" DigiTimes 8:01 AM
  • "Apple wins U.S. trademark for Mac boot chime" CNET News 3:07 PM
  • "Does 2012 Mac mini Firmware Update 1.7 work? Yep" FairerPlatform 7:44 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Photo Table For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $9.99)" Apple Sliced 9:29 AM
  • "Kick the Boss 2 For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:29 AM
  • "Drag the Rope HD For iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:29 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:35 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:35 AM
  • "Apple TV Buyer's Guide -Apple TV Prices, Deals, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 1:51 PM
  • "iPod Nano Buyer's Guide -Prices From $50 To $299 ... The Best iPod Prices, Deals, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 1:50 PM
  • "A Holiday Gift Guide: Top Selling Mac Accessories -$17 to $999... Prices, Deals, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 1:51 PM
  • "Holiday Bundle worth $1150, Now on Sale for just $49.99" Bundle Hunt 8:14 AM
  • "Refurbished Mac: Mac mini, $469; MacBook Air, $719" FairerPlatform 3:04 PM

  • "Review: Apple iMac 21.5in late 2012" The Register 8:34 AM
  • "Sector 5 case for iPhone 5 by Element Case review" iMore 10:46 AM
  • "Steelseries Controller ups your game on OS X, iOS devices" AppleDailyReport 8:51 AM
  • "The Hercules: a slim backpack with a pocket for everything [review and giveaway] iDownload Blog 8:13 AM
  • "Borderlands 2 Review" Mac|Life 3:07 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Maps App for iPhone Steers Right" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11:43 PM
  • "Flickr's New iOS App: So Much More Than Just Filters [Review] Cult of Mac 10:30 AM
  • "Finally! A Flickr App That Doesn't Suck" Wired 12:14 PM
  • "Hands-On With The New Yahoo! Mail App For Windows 8, iOS & Android" AddictiveTips 9:07 AM
  • " for iPad review: New premium update to iPad app allows tablet users to host meetings" Macworld UK 8:44 AM
  • "Appidemic: MyMosaic for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch" AppleTell 8:44 AM
  • "Today Weather is a slick replacement for your iPhone's stock Weather app, focusing on the day ahead" The Next Web 8:16 AM
  • "Beautiful Weather Review" 148Apps 9:19 AM
  • "Top 5 Apple iPhone Apps for the Traveler" TheStreet 9:51 AM
  • "Web Music Playlist Maker Musicplayr Launches iOS Application" TechCrunch 8:53 AM
  • "Unleash Your Inner Musician with Figure – iPad App Review" PadGadget 10:02 AM
  • "Schedule Facebook, Twitter & LinkedIn Posts With Buffer For iPhone" AddictiveTips 8:45 AM
  • "Grokr Is Google Now for the iPhone" Wired 8:34 AM
  • "Use Your Phone To Shop For Groceries Until You Drop (with a 21st century list)" Mac 360 7:46 AM
  • "How To Unlock Your Mac's Screen Without Unlocking It (let your iPhone do the work)" Mac 360 7:47 AM
  • "Why You'll Love Using AirStickies On Your Mac And iPhone (think syncing Stickies)" McSolo 7:47 AM
  • "Send Bunnies Flying in Bunny Cannon HD – iPad Game Review" PadGadget 2:04 PM
  • "Redrum: Dead Diary HD Review" 148Apps 2:04 PM
  • "Motorblast Review" 148Apps 10:13 AM
  • "How to get started with Passbook on your iPhone" iMore 9:14 PM
  • "The 5-Minute PBX: PIAF Virtual Machine for VirtualBox (Windows, Mac, or Linux)" Nerd Vittles 7:45 AM
  • "iPad or iPad mini: which should you buy? Many would-be iPad buyers seem to be changing their minds and opting for the iPad mini instead. If you're considering a new iPad, which should you get?" Telegraph 10:14 AM
  • "Buying Guide: Find the best speakers" Macworld 11:05 AM
  • "An Apple-Foursquare Hookup Could Mean The End Of Yelp Reviews In iOS" TechCrunch 9:17 PM
  • "A tale of two execs: Microsoft's Sinofsky and Apple's Forstall" CNET News 9:16 PM
  • "5 Things an Apple TV Must Do" Mashable 9:15 PM
  • "As global consumers shop mobile, Apple outshines rivals" Reuters 9:04 PM
  • "Untethered iOS 6 jailbreak is fake, users get Rick-rolled" SlashGear 9:17 PM
  • "Supposed untethered jailbreak for iOS 6 ends up being fake" CNET News 8:56 PM
  • "Santa's Conundrum; MacBook Air or iPad? – The 'Book Mystique" MacPrices 12:12 PM
  • "How To Design Like Apple" Gizmodo 11:07 AM
  • "Opinion: Apple Tax is less than Reuters think/Suggestions of an Apple Tax are misdirection"  Macworld UK 3:46 PM
  • "Apple Fans Lash Back at Idea That There's an 'Apple Tax'"  Time 11:06 AM
  • "Android Is Better [Buy My New Book], Says Apple Evangelist Kawasaki" Tapscape 11:03 AM
  • "Where Is Apple's 'Next Big Thing'?" BGR 10:47 AM
  • "Google's Schmidt: We're Winning the War Against Apple" The Mac Observer 3:59 PM
  • "Eric Schmidt says Google is the new Microsoft and it's winning the war against Apple" The Verge 11:02 AM
  • "Eric Schmidt: Android Is Clearly Beating Apple In Mobile Platform Wars" Cult of Android 11:01 AM
  • "Google's Eric Schmidt on Android vs. Apple: 'We're winning that war pretty clearly now' (Video)"  9 to 5 Mac 10:12 AM
  • "Apple Store v. Microsoft Store: Picture of the day" Fortune 10:05 AM
  • "Is Apple Going to Spend $10 Billion on a Chip Factory?" Forbes 9:24 AM
  • "Intel will go from being Microsoft's bitch to being Apple's?"  BetaNews 9:20 AM
  • "What Microsoft Office means to iOS users" ZDNet 1:50 PM
  • "Apple is Microsoft's best friend in delaying Office on iPad: Apple may be doing Microsoft a favor by holding up App Store placement. If users can get Office 2013 on the iPad, why buy a Windows RT tablet?" InfoWorld 11:07 AM
  • "Opinion: Apple Should Not Give Into Microsoft's Demands Over Office For iOS" App Advice 8:55 AM
  • "What about spinning off the Mac division as a separate company?" AppleDailyReport 8:40 AM
  • "To Hell With Steve Jobs, Torture and Photoshop, Says Upside-Down Photographer" Wired 8:33 AM
  • "Why Apple TV Won't Happen Any Time Soon" PC Magazine 1:59 PM
  • "Apple HDTV rumor roundup: Talk of an Apple TV set dates back to 2009, but recent months have provided an avalanche of rumors. CNET has gathered them all in one convenient location for you." CNET News 10:14 AM
  • "Apple TV Is Coming In 2014, And Everyone Is Going To Copy It, Says Marc Andreessen" Business Insider 10:06 AM
  • "Apple TV: 'One More Thing'" TheStreet 9:52 AM
  • "Apple's TV is the (high) definition of a Silicon Valley mystery" MarketWatch 9:51 AM
  • "Pundit: Apple TV-set may face 'barrier it cannot overcome" MacDailyNews 9:37 AM
  • "Apple Reportedly Testing TV Set Designs, Which Should Surprise Exactly No One" TechCrunch 8:53 AM
  • "Designs reportedly in the works for Apple-created TV, but in 'early stages'" Ars Technica 8:44 AM
  • "Anything new in the Wall St. Journal's Apple TV story?" Fortune 8:36 AM
  • "Apple Is Quietly Testing Designs For A High-Res, Big-Screen TV" Business Insider 8:30 AM
  • "Apple Reportedly Testing Early TV Set Designs" Mashable 8:25 AM
  • "Apple Starting To Test Television Designs" AppleBitch 7:55 AM
  • "WSJ: Apple Is Testing Designs for a TV" Gizmodo 7:55 AM
  • "Is A 'Made-in-America iMac' The Prelude For An 'I, Robot' Generation Of People?" Mac 360 7:47 AM
  • "More Good, Bad, And Ugly On Apple's Maps App" PixoBebo 7:46 AM
  • "Fly Or Die: Kindle Fire HD 8.9 Vs. Nook HD+" TechCrunch 2:03 PM
  • "Is it Worth it to Build an NFC App Right Now?" Mashable 1:58 PM
  • "Everything About eBooks & eReaders, Pt 4: B&N Nook" The Mac Observer 1:51 PM
  • "Don't mount a TV above a fireplace" CNET Reviews 12:37 PM
  • "Mr. Zuckerberg, Tear Down This Wall" Wired 12:04 PM
  • "Google's Silicon Valley morality tale" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 12:02 PM
  • "Why a 'Steam Box' Game Console Would Be a Big Deal" Techland 11:58 AM
  • "Is this the sleek new BlackBerry mobe that will save RIM jobs?" The Register 11:55 AM
  • "Netflix publishes ISP speed rankings - Google Fiber wins" TG Daily 11:51 AM
  • "Lumi: a Useful Web Recommendation Engine/The service, from two founders of, uses your browser history to suggest new pages to visit." Technology Review 11:49 AM
  • "Device manufacturers' 'Holy Trinity'" EE Times 11:35 AM
  • "Fave-reads: 5 must-read books for IT career growth" Network World 11:23 AM
  • "Twitter Photos vs. Instagram: What's the Difference?" PC Magazine 11:19 AM
  • "A Windows admin takes a shine to Chrome OS" InfoWorld 11:05 AM
  • "Big Data Revolution Will Be Led By Revolutionaries" InformationWeek 11:03 AM
  • "Boards must consider internet's dark side" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 10:58 AM
  • "Seven tips for safer online shopping" CNN 10:45 AM
  • "The Most Discussed Gadgets of 2012 (According to Google)" [Slideshow] Techland 11:58 AM
  • "Top Ten BYOD Developments of 2012" BYTE 10:18 AM
  • "How I Met My Computer: Technologies That Changed My Life" Tech.pinions 9:52 AM
  • "Bringing Production Home" CRMBuyer 8:59 AM
  • "Review: Kobo Mini e-reader is as small and light as it gets" TechHive 8:28 AM
  • "What your photo filters say about you." The Joy of Tech [cartoon] 7:44 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Google Releases Map App for iPhone" [Paid Membership Required] 11:40 PM
  • "Google Maps is returning to iPhone, iPad tonight, report says" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 9:18 PM
  • "Exclusive: Google Set to Release iOS Maps App Tonight" AllThingsD 9:17 PM
  • "Amelia - iPad story of how to bring back to life a dead turtle" prMac 8:12 PM
  • "Bungie co-founder announces 'Morning Star,' a new first-person shooter for iOS" iDownload Blog 4:27 PM
  • "Five iPhone apps to create sweet treats this holiday season" Appolicious 2:02 PM
  • "iPad art gets real with Foldify app" GigaOM 1:59 PM
  • "The Timeless Story Of Black Beauty Now For iPad®" ["I was trying to let you know that my ebook Black Beauty for iPad is being offered from for a short period of time to promote the 100 year anniversary of the Cecil Aldin illustrated version (Black Beauty originally came out in 1887). The ebook is being offered free in the 15 iBookstore markets it is currently for sale on in North America, Europe, Australia, and beyond."] Friends of Black Beauty 1:54 PM
  • "GoSmart Launches New GoSmart Freedom Stylus with Cleaner Pure Design - World's Most Accurate Stylus for iPad & Other Touchscreen Devices" Thomas PR 1:47 PM
  • "The new Flickr app for iOS is's much friendlier than the old app for viewing and commenting on photos. And it's good to be able to shoot and post directly from the app. Too bad it has a dumb bug." flickr: Andy Ihnatko 10:48 AM
  • "TouchArcade Free Play: Download 'Aralon Sword and Shadow HD' Free For a Limited time" Touch Arcade 9:19 AM
  • "CSR Announces Newest Universal Print Interpreter Software – IPS™ Adds Support for Latest Apple® and Google® Wireless Protocols" Business Wire 8:58 AM
  • "Shazam For iPhone Now Tags Songs While Offline To Identify Them Later" AddictiveTips 8:45 AM
  • "Xmas Camera for iOS" TUAW 8:45 AM
  • "Savvy Apps releases Today Weather for iPhone" iMore 8:28 AM
  • "Time Warner Cable adds on-demand video to its iOS app" The Verge 8:24 AM
  • "Apps To Celebrate Jesus This Christmas" App Advice 8:22 AM
  • "Get Creative On A Huge Cinematic Canvas With Procreate For iPad" App Advice 8:22 AM
  • "Flickr's new iPhone app puts mobile front and center" CNET News 8:36 AM
  • "Yahoo! Makes Its Second Major Upgrade In Two Days: Flickr For iOS Overhauled, Major Update For Web" TechCrunch 8:20 AM
  • "Yahoo launches Instagram-inspired Flickr iPhone app update, adds simple sign-ins, 16 filters and more" The Next Web 8:18 AM
  • "The WynCASE: an interesting take on the iOS gamepad" iDownload Blog 8:13 AM
  • "Sky+ IOS app update allows remote downloads of On Demand content" The Inquirer 8:13 AM
  • "New Logitech Products Make It Even More Convenient to Interact with Your Apple Devices" Business Wire 8:58 AM
  • "Logitech bulks Mac offering with $100 Bluetooth Keyboard for Mac and iOS and $70 Rechargeable Trackpad for Mac" 9 to 5 Mac 8:55 AM
  • "Logitech's Bluetooth Keyboard Plays Nice With All Your Apple Toys Now, Too" Gizmodo 8:12 AM
  • "Wireless / Bluetooth Controller for iPhone / iPod / iPad / Android / Samsung Galaxy S Series / Galaxy Tabs" USBfever 8:01 AM
  • "Unleash Your Inner Artist with SpinArt+ for iOS" prMac 9:38 AM
  • "TiltShift Video 5.0 Adds Enhanced User Interface for iPhone 5" prMac 8:01 AM
  • "Art Alert helps you find great art wherever you find yourself" prMac 8:01 AM
  • "Pen & Ink: A Watercolor Notebook available on the Apple App Store" prMac 8:01 AM
  • "Unknown Orbit- Jump and Fly Around a Surreal Planetary System as a Comet" prMac 8:01 AM
  • "TrobyWorks releases their latest Christian app, God's Promises for iOS" prMac 8:01 AM
  • "Renowned Font Tester - 100 Best Fonts edition made it to iPad retina" prMac 8:01 AM
  • "Pyronyx launches Resume Master Application for iOS and Android" prMac 8:01 AM
  • "Post Secrets - Your Place for Anonymous Secrets and Fantasies" prMac 8:01 AM
  • "New Marble Math Lite: Multiplication App For Kids Just Released" prMac 8:01 AM
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  • "FishParty FunBand - The Subaquatic Remix and Recording Game" prMac 7:59 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Has This Computing Giant Bottomed Out? Hewlett-Packard has been discussed in the investment world a lot recently due to its low trading price and recent plunge in the market due to the Autonomy debacle." The Motley Fool 9:58 AM
  • "Marc Andreessen: Meg Whitman Is The Best CEO For HP" Business Insider 12:32 PM
  • "HP pushes FlexNetwork technology in pay-per-use managed network scheme" V3 12:00 PM
  • "HP smuggles networking gear into enterprises via service provider financing deal" ZDNet 12:15 PM
  • "Thinking ahead to 2013: Microsoft's show and launch line-up" ZDNet 12:14 PM
  • "How Microsoft can break the logjam of carrier anti-innovation" VentureBeat [Free Registration Required] 9:51 AM
  • "Touch system shortages, sales played parts in Surface RT retail expansion: Microsoft's in-house sales strategy wasn't working, analyst argues" Computerworld 10:46 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface to hit third-party stores on Wednesday: US, Australia first, other countries to follow" The Register 11:55 AM
  • "Microsoft ramping up Surface production with retail push" V3 12:01 PM
  • "It's Official: Best Buy Is Selling The Microsoft Surface Tablet Too" Business Insider 12:33 PM
  • "IE exploit can track mouse cursor - even when you're not in IE: Security researcher says flaw has major implications for virtual keyboards" Network World 11:23 AM
  • "IE flaw allows attackers, advertisers to track cursor movement" ZDNet 12:17 PM
  • "5 Dell Acquisitions: Execs Talk Integration, Resources" CRN 10:45 AM
  • "Dell World BOYx Roundtable" ZDNet 12:15 PM
  • "Dell wants to be more than your box provider" The Register 11:56 AM
  • "IBM details 3-D server chip stacks" EE Times 10:56 AM
  • "Oracle rolls out database security package: Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall, combined for easier deployment, provide network traffic sniffing for security threats and audit data analysis" IDG News Service 11:07 AM
  • "GlobalFoundries CEO: EU should support chip-making efforts" ZDNet 12:16 PM
  • "GlobalFoundries CEO urges Europe to get aggressive in semiconductor race" The Business Review 12:33 PM
  • "Mobile Device Makers to Congress: We Want the Airwaves, Baby" AllThingsD 10:01 AM
  • "G.O.P. Balks at Plan to Add Airwaves for Mobile Internet and Wi-Fi" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:03 PM
  • "U.N. summit rejects U.S., Europe hands-off-the-Internet plea: Nigeria, Cuba, Algeria, and Saudi Arabia persuade a majority of summit delegates to support giving a United Nations agency a more 'active' role in Internet governance." CNET News 8:55 PM
  • "Opposing camps dig in on Internet treaty talks" Reuters 9:04 PM
  • "China, Russia Resubmit Proposal to Get Web Control" Bloomberg 10:05 AM
  • "UN's 'bid to wrestle control of internet' stalled by asterisk" The Register 11:55 AM
  • "Compromise emerges on UN internet rules" Reuters 11:38 AM
  • "The next chip battleground: Data centers" Fortune 10:02 AM
  • "IT Departments Battle for Data Analytics Talent" CIO 11:23 AM
  • "Even without Microsoft, this year's CES is going to be a big one, CEA head says" VentureBeat [Free Registration Required] 9:50 AM
  • "Broadcom predicts superfast Wi-Fi, in-car systems and NFC to dominate CES 2013" V3 12:01 PM
  • "PC players move budgets from CES to MWC 2013" DigiTimes 10:55 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple Shares Are A Screaming 'Bye': Apple is a screaming bye: as in, say 'goodbye' to your shares." Seeking Alpha 3:45 PM
  • "Here's why Apple doesn't listen to its shareholders" Fortune 11:02 AM
  • "What Is The Right Strategy For Apple Now?" Seeking Alpha 8:32 AM
  • "How Apple, S&P 500 perform on repeating date days" MarketWatch 9:24 AM
  • "Analyst sees more Apple volatility; strong iPhone" MarketWatch 8:32 AM
  • "Apple: A hedge fund liability?" CNNMoney 8:30 AM
  • "Random Thoughts on Apple and RIM, Plus 10 Trading Commandments" Minyanville 9:53 AM
Industry News
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks mostly higher after Fed/Asia stocks mostly gained on Thursday, with Japanese shares building on their highest levels since April, after the U.S. Federal Reserve announced an expansion to its asset-buying program and new policy targets." MarketWatch 8:21 PM
  • "Facebook, Seagate slip, but Netflix rises: H-P and AMD also post gains; Nasdaq struggles to stay positive" MarketWatch 12:29 PM
  • "U.S. stocks erase gains on Bernanke talk: Fed chairman says central bank can't offset fiscal cliff's full impact" MarketWatch 3:10 PM
  • "Stocks Flat as Traders Mull Fed Move" FOXBusiness 3:10 PM
  • "Stocks Baked as Bernanke Yaks" TheStreet 8:20 PM
  • "Stocks stung by Bernanke buzzkill" CNNMoney 8:21 PM
  • "Stocks Wipe Out Gains to End Flat After Bernanke Speech" CNBC 3:10 PM
  • "Stocks Snap Win Streak" [Paid Membership Required] 8:21 PM
  • "Stocks: Waiting on the Fed" CNNMoney 9:30 AM
  • "Resource firms lead U.K. stocks higher" MarketWatch 12:29 PM
  • "Asian Shares Rise; Australia, Hong Kong Hit Multi-Month Highs" [Paid Membership Required] 9:47 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks steady with all eyes on Fed" MarketWatch 9:43 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 8:22 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 12:31 PM
  • "Marc Andreessen: We're in a tech depression" Fortune 12:32 PM

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