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Monday Highlights: New iOS 12 feature Apple announces today will share you location securely and automatically when you call 911, for users in the US—more in our Apple/Macintosh section; Reuters reports Apple's commissions for App Store apps to be considered by US Supreme Court in antitrust case; Quick Look bug in macOS could leak your encrypted data; Total War: Warhammer 2 definintely coming to Mac; LG seems to be desperate trying to convince iPhone loyalists to switch; Alexa under fire from US Senators concerned over privacy; iOS 11.3.1 jailbreak progress here, and iOS 12 jailbroken on iPhone X; iMore reviews HomePod, now for sale in Canada.

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  • "Tim Cook's Attention to Culture Will Grow Apple Even More: How Tim Cook treats employees may leave him a legacy bigger than Steve Jobs'."  Inc. 2:40 PM
  • "Google, Microsoft 'challenged' vs. Apple, says Goldman Sachs: Google and Microsoft will face an increasingly dominant Apple in the coming years, a Goldman Sachs study says."  CNET News 9:01 AM
  • "Amazon wins EU e-book pricing battle with Apple" ["'The commitments proposed by Apple and the four publishers will restore normal competitive conditions in this new and fast-moving market, to the benefit of the buyers and readers of e-books,' EU Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia said. Apple and the publishers offered to let retailers set prices or discounts for a period of two years, and also to suspend 'most-favored nation' contracts for five years."]  Reuters 8:32 AM
  • "Apple, Publishers Settle EU E-Books Price-Fixing Probe" Bloomberg 10:37 AM
  • "Apple e-book settlement with EU will allow Amazon to set prices: E-book publishers agree to allow retailers including Amazon to determine their own prices" IDG News Service 9:02 AM
  • "Apple, publishers settle in EU e-book antitrust case" CNET News 9:02 AM
  • "Apple, publishers settle EU e-book investigation with no fines" Ars Technica 1:09 PM
  • "European Commission reaches ebook deal with Apple and publishers" paidContent 8:53 AM
  • "Apple, LG Electronics Defeat Alcatel-Lucent Patent Claims" Bloomberg 4:10 PM
  • "Jury sides with Apple, LG in Alcatel-Lucent patent suit: A San Diego jury says Apple and LG did not infringe on patents owned by Alcatel-Lucent's Multimedia Patent Trust." CNET News 4:09 PM
  • "US court rules Apple's iPhone infringes on three patents held by Sony and Nokia owned MobileMedia"  The Next Web 10:45 AM
  • "Nokia-Sony-MPEG LA entity wins jury verdict against Apple over three patents" Foss Patents 1:12 PM
  • "Jurors Say Apple iPhone Infringes on Three MobileMedia Patents" Wired 4:02 PM
  • "Jury says Apple's iPhone infringes patents from Nokia and Sony" GigaOM 1:07 PM
  • "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch Infringed on MobileMedia Patents" PC Magazine 1:13 PM
  • "iPhone infringes on patents from MobileMedia, jury rules" CNET News 1:49 PM
  • "Apple loses iPhone patent lawsuit: Jury rejects Apple's claim that the patents were 'obvious'" The Register 1:48 PM
  • "Qualcomm withdraws Apple-bashing submission to ITC, says it wasn't appropriately authorized" Foss Patents 10:46 AM
  • "Surprise! Consumers Dreaming of an Apple Christmas." AllThingsD 9:48 AM
  • "iPad mini deemed a 'game changer,' outgrew Kindle Fire by nearly 50%" BGR 8:33 AM
  • "Apple TV: Why This One Feature Will Crush The Competition"  Forbes 8:57 AM
  • "Apple's Inroads in the Office Are Starting to Add Up" AllThingsD 8:54 AM
  • "Apple Updates iTunes to Version 11.0.1 to Fix iTunes Match, AirPlay Bugs, Speed Up Searching" MacRumors 5:40 PM
  • "iTunes 11 minor update brings back duplicate finder: Apple's iTunes 11 gets its first update, one that brings back the duplicate song finding feature and fixes a handful of bugs." CNET News 5:44 PM
  • "Apple confirms some users unable to access iCloud docs, Photo Stream, Backup & Restore, iMessage and more" 9 to 5 Mac 1:49 PM
  • "Apple rolls out new, far more detailed, status page for general Services, Stores and iCloud systems" The Next Web 3:26 PM
  • "Apple Launches More Detailed iCloud & Services Status Page" The Mac Observer 5:41 PM
  • "Apple Adds Camera Raw Support for Canon EOS 6D & Nikon 1 V2" The Mac Observer 8:06 PM
  • "Apple Quickly Updates Malware Definitions to Detect New SMS Scam Trojan" MacRumors 2:11 PM
  • "Two days after first OS X fake installer malware found, Apple updates definitions to fight SMS scam" The Next Web 1:06 PM
  • "Apple updates OS X malware definitions for new fake-installer/SMS trojan" 9 to 5 Mac 10:38 AM
  • "New Mac Trojan Masquerades as Installer for VKMusic App" Intego 3:28 PM
  • "Mac Gems: CustomMenu provides quick access to your favorite apps, files, and folders" Macworld 3:18 PM
  • "Firetask 3, a GTD manager (review)" IT.Enquirer 8:21 AM
  • "Akvis Chameleon 8 review: Simplify the cutting out of objects to paste in Photoshop layers" Macworld UK 9:12 AM
  • "Audio Cleaner Pro review: Clean up your digital music" Macworld UK 9:11 AM
  • "Time Machine Backups: Transition to a 2 TB Western Digital from a 500 MB LaCie DIsk." eXtensions 8:17 AM
  • "Mactuts+ Quiz #2: Terminal Basics" Mactuts+ 9:09 AM
  • "OS X Server – Caching Service Part 2" Amsys 8:15 AM
  • "OS X Server – Caching Service Part 1" Amsys 8:15 AM
  • "Send Emails From Unimportant Contacts To A Separate 'Anti-VIP' Mailbox [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 8:48 AM
  • "Stop the Help Viewer Window from Hovering Over Everything Else in Mac OS X" OS X Daily 4:02 PM
  • "Bring Christmas cheer to your computer name" Amsys 8:15 AM
  • "How To Get Rid Of What All Mac Users Have In Common (duplicates in iPhoto)" McSolo 8:17 AM
  • "How Your Mac And One App Can Help You Get Out Of Debt" TeraTalks 8:17 AM
  • "Use A Mac App To Help You Breathe Better, Relax More, And Improve Your Health" BohemianBoomer 8:17 AM
  • "The One Feature Missing From Most Mac Calculators Is Available Now In TapeCalc" Mac 360 8:17 AM
  • "How Your Mac Can Help You Sleep Better Through The Power Of Sound" Mac 360 8:17 AM
  • "How Many Clicks Do You Have Left? Use DwellClick To Click And Save Your Fingers" NoodleMac 8:17 AM
  • "Give a Mac game this holiday season" Macworld 2:11 PM
Press Releases
  • "Apple declares 'Day One' Mac App of the Year, 'Deus Ex' Game of the Year" AppleInsider 9:03 PM
  • "Xamarin delivers tool for building native Mac OS X apps with C#" ZDNet 12:36 PM
  • "Tidbits: Nemetschek, Scia and DraftSight news" Architosh 10:46 AM
  • "Garden Rescue Christmas Edition Now Growing At MGS" Inside Mac Games 9:16 AM
  • "GOG starts winter sale, Duke Nukem 3D goes free" Electronista 9:04 AM
  • "CrossOver 12 Goes Wine 1.5.15, Adds Quicken 2013 support" FairerPlatform 8:18 AM
  • "iCloud Feature Added to Money by Jumsoft" prMac 10:46 AM
  • "Coladia Announces The Fall Trilogy Chapter 2: Reconstruction for Mac OSX" prMac 8:16 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Why Google Just Made iPhone King: Ads/By releasing new versions of Google Maps and Gmail for iOS this month, Google helped make the iPhone the best mobile phone on the planet. Why is Google, the owner of Android and Motorola, helping its ostensible rival?"  Wired 4:02 PM
  • "Apple Caves to Maps Outrage Adding Google Tool on IPhone" Bloomberg 10:37 AM
  • "Google: 'Our iOS Maps app is better than Google Maps for Android'/NYT says Google prefers its new iPhone, iPad and iPod Google Maps app to the Android version" Macworld UK 8:38 AM
  • "Google Maps makes its way back to the iPhone" Reuters 8:32 AM
  • "Google's maps app back on iPhone" CNNMoney 8:59 AM
  • "Google Releases Map App for iPhone" [Paid Membership Required] 9:04 AM
  • "Apple Greenlights Google Maps" [Video Report] CNBC 1:52 PM
  • "Google Maps returns to iPhone; iPad app coming soon" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 9:05 AM
  • "Shocker: Google Maps Surges To Top Free App In The App Store In Just One Night" TechCrunch 8:28 AM
  • "Shocker: Google Maps tops iPhone App Store" Engadget 8:32 AM
  • "iPhone And iPad Continue To Reign Over Developer Interest, But Cross-Platform Apps Are Now On Everyone's Mind" TechCrunch 1:07 PM
  • "App Store app gifting returns to iOS just in time for the holidays" 9 to 5 Mac 6:23 PM
  • "Did The Kids Already Find The iPad mini Under The Christmas Tree?" App Advice 8:42 AM
  • "Fiercely Competitive Tablet Segment Alters 2013 Supply Chain Strategies – NPD DisplaySearch" MacPrices 8:26 AM
  • "App users waste £173m a year in data downloads: Many 'data hungry' apps stay connected to the internet even when minimised or seemingly not in use." Telegraph 9:47 AM
  • "iPhone Users Showing Very Different Texting Declines in USA vs. Europe" Forbes 9:15 AM
  • "Apple, Wireless Carriers to Offer Text-to-911 Under FCC Proposal" Bloomberg 10:37 AM
  • "The Man Looking to Turn Samsung into a Silicon Valley Trendsetter: Samsung chief strategy officer Young Sohn explains why he still uses Apple devices at home—and what his company needs to do to stay ahead."  Technology Review 8:47 AM
  • "Samsung Exec Admits To Using Mac & iOS Devices At Home, Praises Apple's Ecosystem" Cult of Android 8:47 AM
  • "Samsung exec: I use iPhone, iPad, Macs at home" CNET News 9:03 AM
  • "Samsung's chief strategy officer admits to using Apple's iPhone, iPad & Mac at home" AppleInsider 9:48 AM
  • "Samsung Exec Admits To Using Apple Products, Calls iDevice Ecosystem 'Sticky'" TechCrunch 10:48 AM
  • "Punters rate Apple, Samsung more highly than ever" The Register 8:58 AM
  • "Samsung makes dig at Apple Maps in new Australian Galaxy S3 promo: Samsung has taken advantage of Apple's Oz Maps fail with cheeky new campaign"  Macworld UK 8:34 AM
  • "Samsung ad pokes fun at Apple Maps while Australian cops say Google Maps is also unreliable" Digital Trends 8:48 AM
  • "U.S. Won't Sign On to Global Telecom Treaty Revisions" AllThingsD 3:20 PM
  • "T-Mobile rolls out iPhone-compatible HSPA+ to Chicago, Reno, Sacramento, Fresno, Southern Calif., now accessible to 100 million people" 9 to 5 Mac 3:19 PM
  • "Woman goes to buy iPhones from Apple store, gets Tasered by cop" Digital Trends 8:48 AM
  • "Police Taser Chinese Woman After She Tried To Buy Too Many iPhones" Business Insider 8:43 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Credit card-size cooler from GE is slim, silent: At half the thickness of existing fan-based computer-cooling solutions, General Electric's new system could find its way into laptops and tablets." CNET News 12:50 PM
  • "Contest Lets the Crowd Create Your Next Billion-Dollar Algorithm" Wired 12:11 PM
  • "Panasonic expands ultrabook line with rugged Toughbook model" V3 12:03 PM
  • "CA appoints former Taleo boss as new chief executive" V3 12:02 PM
  • "Finally, a Coffin with Built-in Speakers and Spotify Connection" Techland 11:59 AM
  • "Vint Cerf: The Internet doesn't need the ITU's help" IDG News Service 10:53 AM
  • "Sharp enters 4K TV market with 60-inch model for $30,000" IDG News Service 10:41 AM
  • "Motorola Eyes Enterprise Tablet Market With ET1 [Video] CRN 10:40 AM
  • "Resale Sites For Gadgets Flourish" BYTE 10:20 AM
  • "Ciena results miss estimates on lower optical equipment demand" Reuters 10:17 AM
  • "Intuit CEO Smith to step down from Yahoo's board" Reuters 12:51 PM
  • "Yahoo Said to Plan Board Shake-Up, Adding Levchin" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:16 AM
  • "The Man Looking to Turn Samsung into a Silicon Valley Trendsetter" Technology Review 11:53 AM
  • "Bigger Is Better: Samsung Will Allegedly Slap A 6.3IDG News Service Display On The Galaxy Note III" TechCrunch 11:52 AM
  • "After Bizarre Journey, McAfee Now in Miami" PC Magazine 11:24 AM
  • "McAfee sent to US after Guatemala gives him the boot: Wacky fugitive eludes Belize law" New York Post 11:21 AM
  • "Crazy like a fox? McAfee admits to playing the 'crazy card'" CNET News 10:12 AM
  • "AT&T Expands 4G LTE to seven more regions" CNET 10:12 AM
  • "Google Extends Magazines To The UK Google Play Store; Next Stop Europe?" TechCrunch 11:53 AM
  • "Google Launches New Ad Feature To Cut Down On Accidental Mobile Clicks" TechCrunch 11:52 AM
  • "Google Tests New Flight Explorer Travel Tool" PC Magazine 11:24 AM
  • "Google boss: I'm very proud of our tax avoidance scheme/Google's Chairman Eric Schmidt said £2.5 billion tax avoidance 'is called capitalism'" The Independent 10:56 AM
  • "Google's Page Dreams of a Bigger Internet of Things" TheStreet 9:35 AM
  • "More smartphone vendors to launch models with 5-inch Full HD displays in 1H13, say sources" DigiTimes 8:43 AM
  • "Dropbox acquires music streaming company Audiogalaxy – but why?" The Next Web 8:33 AM
  • "Learning Cocoa with Objective-C, 3rd Edition: Developing for the Mac and iOS App Stores" O'Reilly Media 5:42 PM
  • "The Engadget Podcast is live tonight at 5PM!" Engadget 3:59 PM
  • "Live @ 10 PM ET! Google Maps, Flying, Haswell, Instagram, Klean Kanteens, 1Password" Insanely Great Mac 3:56 PM
  • "Comcast CEO: What we learned from Apple/Comcast CEO Brian Roberts applies the Apple model to his business empire: Keep it simple, and reinvent constantly." Fortune 8:59 AM
  • "Apple to enhance resolution of next-generation iPad mini, say sources" DigiTimes 9:15 PM
  • "Apple offers free two-to-three-day shipping on all products: The company's offer is available on everything in its store." CNET News 10:47 AM
  • "Apple posts ordering deadlines for Christmas delivery of iPad, iPod, iPhone, Mac and more" The Next Web 3:59 PM
  • "iPhone 5 hits China, as Apple market share slips" Reuters 3:20 PM
  • "Apple Foundry Plans Are a Key Wildcard" Barron's 12:34 PM
  • "Rumor: Apple Bringing AMD Graphics Cards Back To iMac?" AppleBitch 8:26 AM
  • "Apple: Piper Survey Sees Sustained iPhone 5 Demand" Barron's 10:47 AM
  • "Apple's startup chime for Mac is now a registered trademark" Digital Trends 2:41 PM
Apple Patent Applications
  • "Future iDevice Cameras will Recognize Famous Faces & Objects" Patently Apple 8:21 AM
  • "Apple invention uses 'faceprints' to identify people, objects" AppleInsider 8:28 AM
  • "Apple Patents Intelligent Call Waiting With Custom Hold Options And Celeb-Spotting Facial Recognition" TechCrunch 8:28 AM
  • "Apple's smart call waiting system automatically puts incoming calls on hold, supports voice to text" AppleInsider 8:52 AM
  • "Apple patent shows better way to handle incoming calls" CNET News 9:02 AM
  • "Apple wants to make it easier to distribute, sync objects on a local network" AppleDailyReport 10:11 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "The Bard's Tale For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $4.99)" Apple Sliced 9:21 AM
  • "Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 12 for iPad For iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $4.99)" Apple Sliced 9:21 AM
  • "Aralon: Sword and Shadow HD For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $6.99)" Apple Sliced 9:21 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:22 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:22 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:22 AM
  • "Holiday Mac Deals: 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro, $1,559" FairerPlatform 8:13 AM

  • "Brydge+, The $220 Keyboard On Which I Can Hardly Type [Review] Cult of Mac 1:49 PM
  • "Souping Up Your Mac Pro: FirmTek SeriTek/Q6G 6Gbps Storage Adapter" Bare Feats 1:00 PM
  • "Outback Sleeve dresses, protects an iPad mini in style" AppleDailyReport 9:22 AM
  • "Gemini Wars review: Challenging outer-space strategy game" Macworld UK 9:11 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Google Maps for iOS: The best map app ... since Google Maps" NBC News 11:34 AM
  • "Review: Google Hit A Home Run With Its iPhone Maps App" Business Insider 9:48 AM
  • "Google Maps iPhone hands-on: Google Maps hits iOS 6" BGR 9:06 AM
  • "Google Finds The Way With New Maps App [Review] Cult of Mac 8:47 AM
  • "Google Maps for iOS hands-on" Engadget 8:32 AM
  • "Review: Why you should install Google Maps for iPhone right now" The Next Web 8:31 AM
  • "Maps App for iPhone Steers Right" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:21 AM
  • "Google Maps for iOS Hits Apple App Store" PC Magazine 9:05 AM
  • "The Really Interesting Thing About Google Maps Isn't the App Itself" Techland 4:13 PM
  • "Google Maps now available for iOS 6 in the App Store" JamNittyGritty 8:18 AM
  • "The Best Features of Google Maps for iOS" PC Magazine 11:34 AM
  • "10 cool things about Google's new Maps app for iPhone" Fortune 8:59 AM
  • "New Google Maps for iOS brings vectors, transit and navigation features" AppleInsider 8:52 AM
  • "Google Releases Maps App For iPhone" MacStories 9:11 AM
  • "Roundup of Features in Google Maps for iOS: Better Design than Android Version, iPad Version Coming" MacRumors 8:27 AM
  • "Open Google Maps Directions With Siri or Launch Center Pro" MacStories 9:11 AM
  • "Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition Review (iPad)" IGN 8:06 PM
  • "Hands on with Flickr for iOS - a better Instagram?" Digital Trends 1:12 PM
  • "1Password 4 for iOS: Overhauled and Improved" TidBITS 9:30 AM
  • "1Password 4 for iOS offers new interface, favorites, more" TUAW 8:40 AM
  • "Picfx for iOS review: Picfx makes filters the central focus" CNET Reviews 1:04 PM
  • "PADD is heavy on Star Trek eye candy, light on content" iMore 9:47 AM
  • "Appidemic: Star Walk HD for iPad" AppleTell 9:11 AM
  • "The iPhone Gets an Answer to Google Now: Siri gets some competition from an app that offers answers to search queries you haven't even made yet." Technology Review 9:05 AM
  • "Mailbox for iPhone: a next-generation email app inspired by Sparrow and Clear" The Verge 1:07 PM
  • "Foldify glues together Papercraft, the iPad and AirPrint to create a rare and delightful experience" The Next Web 8:33 AM
  • "total:spec iPad App Review: A Gorgeous Way to Know What's Trending" Tapscape 9:09 AM
  • "Honk To Find Your Car In A Crowded Parking Lot (Honk when the meter expires)" Mac 360 8:17 AM
  • "BrainNook For iPad Makes Learning Language & Math As Fun As Club Penguin" TechCrunch 8:28 AM
  • "Men in Black 3: Movie Touch brings pop-up everything to your iPad/If you like to share clips, read trivia, check out actors' bios, and more while watching the Men do their thing, this is the app for you." CNET Reviews 1:48 PM
  • "Men In Black 3: Movie Touch Review" 148Apps 1:48 PM
  • "Zynga Brings Free 3D Person Action Adventure to Your iPad in Horn Free – iPad App Review" PadGadget 9:10 AM
  • "'Man in a Maze' Review - Putting Your Life on the Line for Great Prizes" Touch Arcade 9:09 AM
  • "Instacast Review: Instacast is a pricey yet powerful podcast app that has just about every feature someone could want." 148Apps 2:14 PM
  • "Smash Cops Heat Review" 148Apps 4:03 PM
  • "Tiny Legends: Heroes Review" 148Apps 9:11 AM
  • "Santa Rockstar Review" 148Apps 9:15 AM
  • "Ask Siri for Directions with Google Maps, No Jailbreak Required" Lifehacker 2:41 PM
  • "Turning of Location Data Collection in Google Maps" iLounge 1:30 PM
  • "How To Disable User Data Collection And Location Tracking On Google Maps For iPhone" Redmond Pie 9:15 AM
  • "How To Improve Siri's Accuracy With Wolfram Alpha" App Advice 8:41 AM
  • "How to add more memory to a Mac: Adding more memory can seriously improve the performance of your Mac" Macworld UK 8:38 AM
  • "How to Check Your Apple Bluetooth Keyboard's Battery Life" Macinstruct 8:22 AM
  • "How To Host The Perfect Cookie Exchange With The Help of Your iPad" PadGadget 9:10 AM
  • "Find Out Who Called Your iPhone With This Quick Search Trick" OS X Daily 3:59 PM
  • "Use Google's Maps for Transit Routing in Apple's Maps" The Mac Observer 12:34 PM
  • "The Really Interesting Thing About Google Maps Isn't the App Itself" Techland 5:58 PM
  • "iOS 7 wants: Just put the damn filters in already" iMore 1:12 PM
  • "Apple 'map-gate' gives Google an edge: But the mobile battle is far from over for tech titans" MarketWatch 1:07 PM
  • "Woz worries about iPhone rivals: Apple co-founder talks about growing smartphone market, reflects on Apple's past"  InfoWorld 3:21 PM
  • "Woz, The Great And Powerful: His IT Forecasts For 2013" Forbes 1:05 PM
  • "Cassandra - Friday Review: The Weekend Arrives" eXtensions 8:04 PM
  • "Apple TV Just a 'Head-Fake': Goss" CNBC 1:04 PM
  • "Analysis: Apple's new iMac a turning point for hybrid drives" Reuters 12:49 PM
  • "Apple: your fans are also Google fans (and that's the problem)" VentureBeat 12:49 PM
  • "Trouble With Apple's Patent Strategy" Forbes 9:48 AM
  • "The Macalope Daily: Taxing analysis" Macworld [Insider Content] 9:48 AM
  • "One in every two smartphones sold in 2017 will be priced below US$150 (but will an iPhone?)" AppleDailyReport 9:21 AM
  • "A few fundamental iOS 6 complaints" Macworld 9:05 AM
  • "Google vs. Apple Maps: Total Domination" Gizmodo 9:48 AM
  • "5 'Google Maps for iOS' Arrows Splitting Apple Maps to Bits" Forbes 8:56 AM
  • "Here's The 'Scoop' On Apple TV" TheStreet 8:20 AM
  • "Android is Beating Apple in Mobile War, Says Google's Eric Schmidt" Mashable 8:54 AM
  • "Give It Up, Apple. Google's Android Has Already Won (Says who? Google)" PixoBebo 8:17 AM
  • "The Windows 8 Store Is Bloated with Ugly Apps, Says Game Developer" Softpedia 4:13 PM
  • "Watch Out Netflix, Here Comes Redbox Instant" Minyanville 4:01 PM
  • "Poll finds that almost no one wants to buy the Surface" BGR 1:06 PM
  • "How I dodged a bullet to take a pic of McAfee: This morning, John McAfee is free and in Miami. His hotel is keen to control media types. But I can reveal that McAfee desperately needs a toothbrush." CNET News 12:50 PM
  • "It's Time to Fix the Pitifully Slow, Expensive Internet Access in the U.S." Wired 12:10 PM
  • "Along With Flickr, Mail and Homepage, Yahoo's Board Will Also Get a Refresh (and SuperPoke Dude!)" AllThingsD 12:06 PM
  • "10 great PC accessories that cost less than $200" PCWorld 11:26 AM
  • "7 Swoon-Worthy Tech Gifts for Fashionistas" [Slideshow] PC Magazine 11:25 AM
  • "Tech workers, beware: IBM cuts retirement, Microsoft wants more H-1Bs" InfoWorld 10:53 AM
  • "Xmas special: The best wacky gadgets of 2012" [Slideshow] InfoWorld 10:53 AM
  • "Making HTML5 work now for mobile app development: HTML5 is still evolving, but in the current mobile landscape, proponents are finding ways around its limitations." Computerworld 10:42 AM
  • "Last chapter for e-readers? 36% decline in e-reader market in 2012 means they'll never recover, analyst says" Computerworld 10:42 AM
  • "Are BYOD Employees Decommissioning Mobile Devices Properly?" CIO 11:30 AM
  • "How To Decommission BYOD Mobile Devices" BYTE 10:20 AM
  • "Will Sony Become the Next RIM?" CNBC 9:57 AM
  • "Digital Obsession: The Most Addictive PC Games Ever" HotHardware 9:53 AM
  • "Sony Vaio Tap 20: Fun-Filled Family Computer" AllThingsD 9:44 AM
  • "Samsung's Muse MP3 Player Is Great — When It Works" Wired 8:58 AM
  • "9 Things I'll Miss About Apple Maps" Gizmodo 8:43 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Facebook iOS App Updated With Faster News Feed And Photo Uploading To Specific Album" Cult of Mac 8:07 PM
  • "Twelve South Announces BookBook Case For iPad Mini" Cult of Mac 5:29 PM
  • "New 'Rework_' app explores remixed Philip Glass tracks through art" The Verge 3:19 PM
  • "Announcing City Notes, A New Mobile Travel Startup By... Me!" SplatF 3:16 PM
  • "Dan Frommer launches new travel app" TUAW 3:16 PM
  • "Xmas Camera For iPhone Is A Fun Way To Christmas-ify Your Photos, Perfect Camera App For The Holiday Season" Redmond Pie 3:15 PM
  • "Wine App Vivino Receives Series A Funding From Creandum" Business Wire 2:39 PM
  • "2013 FileMaker Developer Conference 'Early Bird' Registration Opens Today; Register Now to Save $300" Business Wire 2:39 PM
  • "Trying to Lead a Healthier Life? Cigna Individual and Family Plans has an App Pack for That" Business Wire 2:39 PM
  • "Cupcake Digital and Discovery Communications Announce New Animal Planet Apps for Kids" Business Wire 2:39 PM
  • "YOU DON'T KNOW JACK® Lands in the Apple® App Store™ Today" Business Wire 2:39 PM
  • "Freeverse and The Dimensional Branding Group Bring Skee-Ball 2 to the Apple App Store" Business Wire 2:39 PM
  • "30 best iPad games: Trying to figure out which iPad games to buy with your hard-earned dough? Here's a look at our current top-30 favorites." CNET Reviews 1:48 PM
  • "Tweetbot for Mac, Turnplay, Batman: Arkham City, Kayak Passbook support, 25% off ANY Aspyr title, more" 9 to 5 Mac 1:12 PM
  • "Today Weather for iPhone is a Simple, Minimalist Weather App with Tons of Useful Features" Lifehacker 1:09 PM
  • "Mailbox for iPhone coming next year with a fresh take on email, to-do-like management" 9 to 5 Mac 1:09 PM
  • "Where's My Perry Sprinkles In New Levels & Storyline" Apple'n'Apps 1:09 PM
  • "Apple's Best Of App Store 2012 Rewards Creativity, Google; Skype And Rovio Take Top App Spots" TechCrunch 2:15 PM
  • "Apple names top apps, games of 2012" CNET News 2:14 PM
  • "Apple releases the top free and paid apps of 2012" VentureBeat 1:44 PM
  • "Apple's Best of 2012 lists top releases from iTunes, iBooks and App Store" The Next Web 1:06 PM
  • "Spatial Corp and Open Design Alliance announce partnership" Architosh 12:36 PM
  • "Video Discovery Startup Showyou Updates Its iPad App, With A Slick New Interface And Smart Feed For Video Recommendations" TechCrunch 10:48 AM
  • "Smule Launches Strum, A Social Video App With Musical Filters" TechCrunch 10:48 AM
  • " launches Scrobbler for iOS, a data-enhanced alternative to Apple's stock Music app" The Next Web 9:15 AM
  • "The best iPad cases you can buy today" [Slideshow] Macworld 9:06 AM
  • "People Magazine Launches CelebWatch iPhone App" AllThingsD 8:53 AM
  • "Amazon Releases Instant Video App for iPhone, iPod Touch" PC Magazine 10:46 AM
  • "Amazon Puts Instant Video On iPhone And iPod Touch, Cloud Player Music On Roku And Samsung Smart TVs" TechCrunch 9:31 AM
  • "Amazon Instant Video app released for iPhone and iPod touch" The Verge 9:09 AM
  • "Amazon Instant Video comes to iPhone and iPod touch" 9 to 5 Mac 8:53 AM
  • "This Headband Reads Your Brainwaves To Control An iPhone" Business Insider 8:43 AM
  • "Boo! Will Monsters, Inc. Run Scare Off Other iOS Platformers?" App Advice 8:41 AM
  • "Cabulous is now Flywheel, unveils mobile app with fresh interface, ride experience platform, and more" The Next Web 8:33 AM
  • "BBC Reaches 1M Downloads Of Its iPlayer Radio iOS App; Android Coming In 2013" TechCrunch 8:30 AM
  • "Adobe Lightroom 4.3 Adds Retina Support, New Lens Profiles For Apple iPhone 5 And iPhone 4S" TechCrunch 8:28 AM
  • "1Password for iPhone Gets Better Syncing, Smoother Web Browsing, and Is On Sale for a Limited Time" Lifehacker 8:52 AM
  • "Google Maps returns to the iPhone" CNET News 3:27 PM
  • "Google lets iOS developers replace Apple map data with its own" Ars Technica 3:27 PM
  • "Google Maps SDK For iOS And URL Scheme" MacStories 9:10 AM
  • "Hallelujah! Google Maps Returns to Apple's iPhone" Wired 8:58 AM
  • "Now with turn-by-turn navigation, Google Maps returns to iOS" GigaOM 8:21 AM
  • "Google Maps Shoves Apple Maps To The Edge Of World" ReadWrite 8:52 AM
  • "Google Unleashes Google Maps App For iPhone" AppleBitch 8:19 AM
  • "Google Maps Comes (Back) to Apple's iPhone, Available Now" The Mac Observer 8:19 AM
  • "Russian Developers Revolutionize Social Media with Manifest App" prMac 1:49 PM
  • "The Atlantis 1.0 Lite version Release for iPhone and iPad" prMac 9:31 AM
  • "Fly Smasher Lite 1.0 Free to Download for iPhone and iPad" prMac 9:31 AM
  • "New App Helps Support Children in Need" prMac 8:52 AM
  • "Easily create and deflicker timelapse videos with Sequence" prMac 8:52 AM
  • "Nosy Crow Launches Second Life Science Book App, Rounds: Parker Penguin" prMac 8:52 AM
  • "Christmas Themed FoneStand now Available for Pre-Order" prMac 8:16 AM
  • "GiftShopper 2.0 - passcode lock, events, iPhone 5 support and more" prMac 8:16 AM
  • "Huge 2.0 Release of KaleidaCam, the Live Kaleidoscope Camera for iOS" prMac 8:16 AM
  • "Lover Booth FREE+ 1.0: The Pick Up App available on the iTunes Store now" prMac 8:16 AM
  • "Sight Words Learn to Read for iOS - Kids Recognize the Most Common Words" prMac 8:16 AM
  • "WaterField Unveils New MacBook Pro, Air and Retina HardCase Laptop Bag" prMac 8:16 AM
  • "ONcE UPon a Number - Approved and released on 12/12/12 - Coincidence?" prMac 8:16 AM
  • "Padgram 3.0 for iPad: Powerful Instagram Viewer is U.S. Top 15 Photo App" prMac 8:16 AM
  • "Quickly Learn A New Language With Selectsoft's Travel Talk Apps" prMac 8:16 AM
  • "Resolutions 2013 App Puts Your New Year's Resolutions on Autopilot" prMac 8:16 AM
  • "Ghost Hand Games Unveils a New Kind of Interactive Children's Storybook" prMac 8:16 AM
  • "Ava The 3D doll - Dress Up and Day Caring" prMac 8:16 AM
  • "Liners - funny, crazy, and interesting one-liners worth your time" prMac 8:16 AM
  • "Infomatic - Beautiful Twitter and Facebook statistics in iPhone app" prMac 8:16 AM
  • "Fontain - iPhone app for gift recommendation" prMac 8:16 AM
  • "New ASL Expressions App Is The Fast Way To Learn Sign Language" prMac 8:16 AM
  • "Maxis iPhone 5 payment counters" VernonChan 3:56 PM
  • "[Pre-Event] Maxis iPhone 5 Launch, CapSquare KL" VernonChan 8:15 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Hewlett-Packard, Intel, other tech giants rushing to embrace software" Silicon Valley 10:43 AM
  • "HP Pretexting Scandal Still Pays Dividends for California" Wired 12:11 PM
  • "Dell World: Michael Dell promises Microsoft Windows 8 will revolutionise PC market [Video] V3 12:03 PM
  • "Michael Dell, Bill Clinton Share The Stage/Dell World: The new Dell is here, and CEO Dell and former President Clinton look to technology's role in the future." InformationWeek 12:53 PM
  • "Dell: Smartphones? Not our thing. Go PCs! The company has ruled out returning to the smartphone market -- where it failed earlier -- and claims that the PC is far from dead." CNET News 10:13 AM
  • "Dell scraps Android smartphones in favor of Windows 8 tablets" PCWorld 11:26 AM
  • "Dell: No smartphone from us any time soon" ZDNet 12:15 PM
  • "Dell confirms it will exit smartphone business, drop Android" Boy Genius Report 9:09 PM
  • "Dell software aims to automate mobile device management: Dell appliance secures, controls iOS, Android devices in enterprise" Network World 11:30 AM
  • "Dell commits to open-source software for its future clouds" ZDNet 12:14 PM
  • "Forbes Earnings Preview: Oracle" Forbes 12:47 PM
  • "Hitachi, EMC and Fujitsu winners as storage market weakens: Oracle was the biggest loser as users remain skeptical of the company's long-range commitment" IDG News Service 11:29 AM
  • "Oracle Acquires DataRaker, a Big Data Supplier to Utilities" AllThingsD 9:45 AM
  • "Oracle Gets In On The Big Data Opportunity In Utilities" CRN 10:40 AM
  • "Oracle Acquires DataRaker to Expand in Smart Meters, Sensors" Bloomberg 10:04 AM
  • "Oracle combines two tools in new database security package: Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall have been combined for easier deployments" Techworld 11:54 AM
  • "Microsoft's Steve Ballmer named 'most improved tech CEO'" The Register 11:57 AM
  • "Goldman Sachs: Windows' true market share is just 20%" The Register 11:58 AM
  • "Microsoft: Barclays Cuts Windows Revenue View on Sluggish Surface Sales" Barron's 12:29 PM
  • "Microsoft Retools in Fight Against China Pirates" WSJ Blogs 10:01 AM
  • "Microsoft: Most PCs running pirated Windows in China have security issues" IDG News Service 10:41 AM
  • "Santa and NORAD: Microsoft nicer than Google this year/NORAD switches to Bing Maps to help you track Santa's journey on Christmas Eve" Network World 11:30 AM
  • "Intel's FinFETs approach draws fire from rivals" EE Times 11:37 AM
  • "US senator adds to clamour for relaxed rules on in-flight tablet and smartphone use" V3 12:03 PM
  • "Senate Legislation Targets Cyberstalking Software" Associated Press 10:10 AM
  • "U.S. says will not sign ITU telecom treaty in current form" Reuters 12:52 PM
  • "UN group gives nod for greater Internet oversight" Associated Press 10:01 AM
  • "UN Telecom Talks Deadlocked as U.S., Europe Fight Control" Bloomberg 10:02 AM
  • "Talks on Telecommunications Treaty Falter" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:16 AM
  • "Web Groups Reject UN Committee Vote on Internet Policies" Bloomberg 10:03 AM
  • "India Rejects Internet Regulation as UN Split Widens in Dubai" Bloomberg 10:27 AM
  • "Controversy erupts at WCIT over resolution on Internet" IDG News Service 11:28 AM
  • "Three little words stall UN's 'bid for INTERNET DOMINATION'" The Register 11:57 AM
  • "Chip Revs Off 3% in 2012, To Grow 4.5% In '13, Gartner Says" Forbes 9:55 AM
  • "Linux 3.8 will drop support for Intel 386 chips" PCWorld 11:25 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple May Have to Use All of its US Generated Cash for Dividends and Buybacks" Forbes 1:04 PM
  • "Apple Is Suddenly Spending Billions Of Dollars On Secret Projects" Business Insider 10:38 AM
  • "Does Apple's P/E mean it must trade higher?" MarketWatch 9:53 AM
  • "Betting On Apple's Operations Team And Gross Margins" Seeking Alpha 9:15 AM
  • "Tax Man Cometh - Where Will All That Dividend Money Go?" The Motley Fool 9:54 AM
  • "Asia trip changes my mind on Apple: I consistently attempt to validate my analytical research with on-the-ground research. During a recent trip to Asia, I discovered that my thinking about the strength of Apple's ecosystem may be wrong, and now, in a rare instance, I believe I will need to change my long-term model for Apple." MarketWatch 9:14 AM
  • "Below the Surface" asymco 9:10 AM
Industry News
  • "Tech Stocks: Apple leads tech retreat; Facebook, Google rise/Search giant offers new mapping application for iOS" MarketWatch 4:04 PM
  • "U.S. stocks end lower on fiscal-cliff jitters: S&P 500 Index breaks longest win streak in four months" MarketWatch 4:04 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Fall as Budget Impasse Offsets Jobless Claims" Bloomberg 4:04 PM
  • "Budget Woes, U.K. Outlook Cut Hit Stocks" FOXBusiness 4:05 PM
  • "Stocks Slump as 'Fiscal Cliff' Tensions Rise" TheStreet 4:05 PM
  • "Stocks fall on fiscal finger pointing" CNNMoney 4:05 PM
  • "S&P 500's Win Streak Snapped" [Paid Membership Required] 4:05 PM
  • "Stocks: Back to the cliff" CNNMoney 9:30 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Japan stocks hit 8-month high, lead Asia markets" MarketWatch 9:40 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks snap eight-day winning streak" MarketWatch 12:20 PM
  • "Early Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 10 a.m." Associated Press 9:56 AM
  • "5 Reasons Cisco Is My Top Tech Pick For 2013" Seeking Alpha 12:34 PM

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