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MacSurfer's Archive: Friday, December 14, 2012
 

 

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Wednesday Highlights: Former Adobe exec, now head of Apple Watch efforts, Kevin Lynch, profiled at CNET; and the iWatch may be "a cure for smartphone addiction", but don't get caught fiddling with one while you drive; AppleInsider hearing late October as month to expect Apple's next "product splash"; 2-step verification now live for iCloud; workers at Foxconn's Brazil iPhone factory go on strike, halt production; part two of Tim Cook's interview with Charlie Rose; MiQueue app which lets you know wait times for new iPhones at Apple Stores, banned; want to know when iOS 8 will be released in your part of the world?; Apple Watch to use AMOLED panels; and we've posted a number of iPhone 6 reviews down in our Reviews section, including John Gruber's take, Mashable, Re/code, among many others; as well, Ars Technica reviews iOS 8, more from Re/code, iMore, others; and be sure to read Ars Technica's thoughts on iOS 8 on the iPhone 4S before you upgrade; iDownload Blog on setting up your new iPhone via iTunes backup, 9to5Mac primer on getting ready for iOS 8.

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "iPad Mini set to eclipse Retina iPad: The iPad Mini could become the iPad standard bearer, according to NPD DisplaySearch."  CNET News 6:12 AM
  • "Apple Doubles iPad Mini Display Orders: Stronger than expected demand has led Apple to increase the number of iPad Mini displays on order from 6 million to 12 million." InformationWeek 12:18 PM
  • "Report: iPad Mini sales may be double Apple's original order" Electronista 6:12 AM
  • "For iPhone users, Google Maps is back: Apple's maps application proved to be far inferior to Google's, turning what was supposed to be a setback for Google into a vindication." Associated Press 6:37 AM
  • "An iPhone Detour to Google Maps: IPhone Owners Rush to Download App, Bypassing Apple's Pre-Installed Version" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 5:54 AM
  • "Apple rumors bloom near Malta: New speculation centers on GlobalFoundries as company's chip maker" Albany Times Union 7:18 AM
  • "Intel, Apple, Hewlett-Packard Win Patent Ruling: An International Trade Commission administrative law judge ruled for Intel Corp., Apple Inc. and Hewlett-Packard Co. in a patent case over chip technology brought by X2Y Attenuators LLC, a small company that sought an order blocking imports of the defendants' products." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 6:53 PM
  • "iPhone In Violation Of Three Patents Owned By MobileMedia" Redmond Pie 6:31 AM
  • "Jury: Apple Not Infringing on Alcatel-Lucent Video Patents" The Mac Observer 9:18 AM
  • "French reporters infiltrate Foxconn iPhone 5 factory, find few of the vaunted changes"  Engadget 3:49 PM
  • "Lingering issues found at Foxconn's iPhone factory: A new investigative report that went inside one of Foxconn's busiest factories claims there are still major issues with working conditions." CNET News 4:42 PM
  • "An Early Video Peek at Apple's New 3-Level Hong Kong Flagship Store" M.I.C. Gadget 3:50 PM
OS X
News
  • "Latest Mac malware adds to 'troubling trend,' says security expert" ZDNet 11:46 AM
  • "More than 80% use iTunes 11, 21% hate it, many can't run it: Our survey found that iTunes 11 uptake is strong, but not everyone's pleased" Macworld UK 5:59 AM
  • "Apple launches iCloud, Services, and Services status page" ZDNet 11:49 AM
  • "Apple Launches New Comprehensive Service Status Page" App Advice 6:10 AM
  • "Apple announces Mac App Store's Best of 2012: Deux Ex takes Game of the Year on Mac" Electronista 4:01 PM
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "Q&A: MacFixIt Answers/This week readers e-mailed in questions about Target Display mode in iMac systems and RAM purchases for Macs among others." MacFixIt 6:59 PM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Turbocharge the Mac's Finder/Version reviewed: XtraFinder 0.12" Softpedia 1:31 PM
  • "Adjust 5 review: Created HDR and tone-mapped images with this superb Photpshop plug-in" Macworld UK 6:20 AM
  • "iArt Pro review: A basic painting package, enhanced with a colour overlay function" Macworld UK 6:20 AM
  • "Fill your home with holiday music" Macworld 6:31 AM
  • "The Dock's Hidden Treasures" Mactuts+ 7:31 AM
  • "What's new in iTunes 11.0.1: Missing features restored, annoying bugs fixed" Macworld 1:51 PM
  • "iTunes 11 Update Fixes Search Speed" Kirkville 5:56 AM
  • "iTunes 11 Update Fixes Various Artists Bug" Kirkville 6:19 AM
  • "The Festive Apple 2012: Christmas Trees for OS X, iOS, and the living room" AppleTell 6:19 AM
  • "How Mac Sheeple Backup Up Files To The Cloud With The DollyDrive App" Mac 360 5:45 AM
  • "What The Top Mac App For 2012 Can Do To Enhance Your Photos" TeraTalks 5:45 AM
  • "100 Ways To Love And Lust For The Mac's Top Camera Utility App For 2012" BohemianBoomer 5:43 AM
  • "The Best 2012 Menubar App For The Mac Is A Tie (one is free, one is not)" NoodleMac 5:46 AM
  • "The Top Mac Social App For 2012 Doesn't Come From Twitter Or Facebook" McSolo 5:43 AM
Op/Ed
  • "Made in America Macs Soon, iOS and OS X Will Not Merge, iMac RAM Upgrade, and More Mac News" Low End Mac 8:56 PM
  • "For Apple, change could be a good sign"  Macworld 6:42 AM
  • "iTunes 11: iTunes desperately needs a complete rethinking. iTunes 11 isn't that. It seems as if Apple tried to hide iTunes' complexity under a shallow veneer of simplicity. Unfortunately, a new coat of paint won't fix the leaning tower of Pisa."  ignore the code 5:56 AM
  • "Staff Picks: The Top 6 Best Mac Apps Of 2012 (from the Mac App Store)" Mac 360 5:43 AM
Press Releases
  • "Pixelmator 2.1.4 ships, nVidia driver bug unresolved'" FairerPlatform 8:50 PM
  • "3D Systems has new and free Cubify client for Mac OS X" Architosh 5:57 PM
  • "Media Alert: FotoMagico 4.1 Free Update Keeps Track Of Your Media Assets" prMac 11:35 AM
  • "Digital Heaven releases DH_SubtitleX for Final Cut Pro X and Motion 5" prMac 9:59 AM
  • "Christmasville from Nevosoft" ["Christmas is in danger! Santa Claus has been abducted from his home at the North Pole. You play from the perspective of Arthur Knight, a private detective who reluctantly starts his own investigation of the case of the missing Santa."] Nevosoft 5:48 AM
  • "Christmasville from Nevosoft Now Available on Mac App Store" prMac 6:16 AM
  • "Santa Brings Picture Collage Maker Pro with 30% off plus a Free Gift" prMac 5:48 AM
  • "Zevrix Updates LinkOptimizer for Adobe InDesign: Improves PNG Conversion" prMac 5:48 AM
  • "Xcode Fundamentals Interactive Training Course Released" prMac 5:47 AM
  • "Mac Printer Drivers: Epson, Lexmark Get Fresh" FairerPlatform 5:40 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple launches iPhone 5 in 33 countries Friday: Early videos" Fortune 10:04 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone 5 Launches in 33 Countries, Including China" PC Magazine 10:40 AM
  • "iPhone 5 launches in China, Apple shifts focus away from U.S." ZDNet 11:50 AM
  • "iPhone 5 Sales In China Reportedly 'Robust,' Despite Lack Of Lineups" TechCrunch 1:50 PM
  • "iPhone 5 hits China, as Apple market share slips" Reuters 6:04 AM
  • "iPhone 5 Sales In China Reportedly 'Robust,' Despite Lack Of Lineups" TechCrunch 3:44 PM
  • "Apple's iPhone 5 Makes China Debut" [Video Report] CNBC 12:11 PM
  • "Apple's iPhone 5 Takes on Cheaper Rivals in China" CNBC 6:36 AM
  • "iPhone 5 launches in mainland China and Taiwan today, lines show up as usual" Engadget 6:02 AM
  • "A Frigid Launch for iPhone 5 in Beijing" WSJ Blogs 8:46 AM
  • "Shoppers Stay Away From Beijing's IPhone 5 Launch" [Video Report] WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:53 AM
  • "Apple opens iPhone 5 sales in China" AppleInsider 6:20 AM
  • "Apple's China reservation system again cuts down on lines, scalpers for iPhone 5" AppleInsider 4:01 PM
  • "iPhone 5 Launch in China Is Cold, Quiet, and Lifeless (videos)" M.I.C. Gadget 6:21 AM
  • "Samsung exec comes out as Apple fanboy: Samsung chief strategy office Young Sohn has admitted that he prefers using a Mac, iPhone and iPad" Macworld UK 5:59 AM
  • "The $105 iPhone 5: Smaller Carriers Turn to Payment Plans to Bring Down Smartphone Prices" Techland 3:42 PM
  • "Report On iOS 6 Adoption After Google Maps Release Suggests Impact Of Apple Maps Exaggerated" TechCrunch 3:59 PM
  • "Apple brings back app 'gifting' straight from your iOS device: And the absent-minded can schedule up to 90 days in advance, too." Ars Technica 12:28 PM
  • "Apple iOS users can now gift an app from the App Store" CNET News 9:08 AM
  • "Apple reintroduces app gifting to iOS, includes new 'delivery date' option" Digital Trends 6:13 AM
  • "iPad mini makes list of 'Best Boomer Tech Products for 2012'" AppleDailyReport 9:29 AM
  • "Apple confirms Amazon ebooks bendover, EU watchdog drops bone" The Register 6:37 AM
  • "Police on Apple store tasering: It was 'justified'/After reviewing an incident in which a 44-year-old woman was tasered for allegedly refusing to leave an Apple store, police conclude the act was 'justified and appropriate.'" CNET News 1:51 PM
  • "A Chinese Woman Got Tasered By U.S. Cops For Buying Too Many iPhones From Apple Store" M.I.C. Gadget 6:21 AM
  • "Tablet's Dominating Ebook Readers" Forbes 1:48 PM
  • "The Most Meta Use Of Apple Stickers We've Ever Seen [Image] Cult of Mac 6:19 AM
  • "Cop Busted for Buying $15 iPhone From Another Officer" Mashable 8:57 PM
  • "Latest Steve Jobs action figure remarkably detailed" CNET News 1:32 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Ray Kurzweil Joins Google As Engineering Director Focusing On Machine Learning And Language Tech" TechCrunch 5:56 PM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "The TouchArcade Show - 82 - Prone to Odd Infections" Touch Arcade 7:00 PM
  • "Gene Steinberg meets Adam Engst of TidBITS, Jim Dalrymple of The Loop, and Avram Piltch of Laptop magazine this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE!" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 3:54 PM
Hardware/Software
  • "Apple Suppliers Hit By Order Cuts, Analyst Says" WSJ Blogs 12:29 PM
  • "Apple Doubles iPad Mini Display Orders: Stronger than expected demand has led Apple to increase the number of iPad Mini displays on order from 6 million to 12 million." InformationWeek 4:43 PM
  • "NPD questions if iPad shipments will topple 100M next year" ZDNet 12:31 PM
  • "Taiwan market: Retail sales of iPad 4, iPad mini start" DigiTimes 5:59 AM
  • "Foxconn refutes rumors of issues with automated production plans" DigiTimes 5:59 AM
  • "Next iPad Mini to Have Retina Display?" MacRumors 6:24 AM
  • "Next iPad Mini to get hi-res display, larger iPad to be lighter, report says" Digital Trends 6:27 AM
  • "Apple said to be working on high resolution iPad mini displays" iDownload Blog 6:13 AM
  • "Apple pursues iPad Mini with better display, say 'sources'" CNET News 6:35 AM
  • "iPad 5 to be substantially lighter: News report in Taiwan claims Apple is working on lighter next-gen iPad" Macworld UK 6:00 AM
  • "Rumor: iPad mini is going retina" VentureBeat 6:29 AM
  • "Backlighting Industry' Sources: Apple to Bump iPad mini Screen" The Mac Observer 4:52 PM
  • "Intel: Why They Might Want To Be Apple's Processor Foundry"  Forbes 12:09 PM
  • "Apple iPad shipments may reach 100 million in 2013" TG Daily 3:44 PM
  • "Top Industry Players are mapping out the Future of Dual Display Devices" Patent Bolt 12:07 PM
  • "iPhone 6 rumor rollup for the week ending Dec. 14: Batman's 3D sonar, bendy bodies, 5S yes and 5S no" Network World 12:29 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Bad Piggies HD For iPad Is Temporarily Available For $0.99 (Normally $2.99)" Apple Sliced 10:00 AM
  • "Fotoable For iPhone Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 10:00 AM
  • "Virtual Table Tennis 3 HD For iPad Is Free Today (Was $2.99)" Apple Sliced 9:59 AM
  • "Walmart's Got a $127 iPhone 5 and Other Crazy Cheap Deals" Gizmodo 12:31 PM
  • "Wal-Mart puts iPhone 5 on sale for $127; are iPhone sales dragging?" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 1:33 PM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:59 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:59 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:59 AM
  • "Walmart Offering iPhone 5 for $127, Fourth-Generation iPad for $399" MacRumors 4:04 PM
  • "Walmart now offers iPhone 5 for $127, 4S for $47, and fourth-gen iPad for $399; Target to discount Virgin's Prepaid 4S to $399" 9 to 5 Mac 3:46 PM
  • "Wal-Mart selling Apple's iPhone 5 at big discount" Reuters 4:44 PM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 24 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 6:31 AM

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Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Logitech Trackpad for Mac review: A viable Magic Trackpad alternative, with an unfortunate trade-off" The Next Web 4:15 PM
  • "Teaser: Five GPU Benchmarks for 'late 2012'' iMac 27-inch 3.4GHz Core i7 with GeForce GTX 680MX GPU" Bare Feats 10:39 AM
  • "IPad vs. Surface: Let the tablet war begin/Apple dominates tablet sales. Now Microsoft is going after the iPad head on." Fortune 5:51 AM
  • "Zagg ZAGGkeys PROplus (for iPad)" PC Magazine 3:56 PM
  • "Rokform Fuzion+ a rugged iPhone case with some twists" AppleDailyReport 8:36 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Dropbox 2.0 brings a crisp new mobile look and refined photo experience on iOS" The Next Web 3:35 PM
  • "Review: New Google Maps app big step up from Apple software, previous version" Associated Press [Free Registration Required] 8:55 AM
  • "Google Maps iOS vs. Apple Maps: An In-depth comparison" Digital Trends 6:26 AM
  • "Ihnatko: Google Maps is back on iPhone, thank goodness" Chicago Sun-Times 9:34 AM
  • "Review: Google Maps puts Apple Maps to shame" Mashable 6:09 AM
  • "Print to Dropbox, Evernote, or an actual printer from your iPhone or iPad" PCWorld 12:30 PM
  • "Flickr for iOS review: Browse and share photos in style" CNET Reviews 7:32 PM
  • "30 best iPhone and iPad apps this week" The Guardian 12:28 PM
  • "Top 5 Apple iPad Apps for Kids" TheStreet 12:00 PM
  • "Instaplayer: New iPad app to create animated, musical slideshows from live Instagram feeds" VentureBeat [Free Registration Required] 8:54 AM
  • "Apple's Top 10 Free Apps of 2012" TheStreet 8:40 AM
  • "Last.fm's Scrobbler Is An iOS Music Player With Recommendations & Smart Playlists" AddictiveTips 6:41 AM
  • "1Password 4 for iPhone & iPad: Beautiful Security" The Mac Observer 11:03 AM
  • "1Password for iOS Gets a Major Upgrade" Best App Site 5:41 AM
  • "Strum Review: Strum is the video clip equivalent of Instagram. It has a slightly expensive pricing policy but the vast majority of its content is free and decent." 148Apps 1:53 PM
  • "Robots for iPad Review" Mac|Life 8:02 AM
  • "Editor's Choice: The Top 6 Best iPhone Apps Of 2012 (the free and not so free)" Mac 360 5:42 AM
  • "Creative Christmas Gifts: Carbot for iOS and Android devices" AppleTell 6:20 AM
  • "'Minigore 2: Zombies' Review - Gore Harder" Touch Arcade 4:15 PM
  • "Super Word Scramble! Review" 148Apps 4:01 PM
Tips
  • "Prevent Your iPhone or iPod Headphones Cord from Breaking with a Little Shrinkwrap" Lifehacker 5:23 PM
  • "Gift Guide 2012: For the Apple-user on your list" ZDNet 11:51 AM
  • "5 tips to stay safe on public Wi-Fi" USA Today 11:33 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Apple & Google Battle Over Maps, iOS Users Win" Apple'n'Apps 9:01 PM
  • "MacBooks Dust PC Sales, Logitech Bluetooth Easy-Switch Keyboard, and More 'Book News" Low End Mac 8:56 PM
  • "Apples and Oranges: Why Mobile Versions of Console Games Don't Have As Much Depth" 148Apps 4:01 PM
  • "Why Adobe's iPhone Fight Was a Flash in the Pan" TheStreet 1:53 PM
  • "Google Maps' return to iOS may not be permanent, says analyst: Apple couldn't reject Google Maps now, but it could down the line" Computerworld 1:32 PM
  • "Apple Execs Said To Be 'Seething' Over Google Maps Praise" BGR 1:30 PM
  • "Google Maps for Iphone Violates European Data Protection Law, German Watchdog Says" IDG News Service 12:30 PM
  • "Every Apple-Made App On Your iPhone Can Be Replaced By A Better App" Business Insider 12:29 PM
  • "China Is So Over The iPhone" Forbes 12:12 PM
  • "On That iPad Mini Retina Display Rumor..." AppleBitch 11:56 AM
  • "iPad mini: Bringing the elderly into the digital age" ZDNet 11:48 AM
  • "Apple Could be at a Disadvantage in China for Many Years"  Patently Apple 11:20 AM
  • "10 Alternatives to Apple iOS 6 Maps for the iPhone 5" PC Magazine 10:47 AM
  • "Apple Devices Generating Almost Two-Thirds of Web Traffic" Forbes 10:02 AM
  • "Andreessen explains how Steve Jobs, Tim Cook are different: The famed venture capitalist says that market share didn't matter at all to Steve Jobs, but it certainly does to Tim Cook." CNET News 9:07 AM
  • "The market, the madness, and the Apple television" iMore 12:27 PM
  • "Another Key Reason for Apple to Get Into the TV Business" Forbes 12:31 PM
  • "Apple TV: Saving The Broadcast Industry From Looming Collapse" Forbes 10:01 AM
  • "Who Wants An Apple TV? 'Everyone' Says David Kirkpatrick" Daily Ticker 8:59 AM
  • "Some face time with FaceTime (and some suggestions)" AppleDailyReport 8:36 AM
  • "iPhone 5 Launched in China — Is It Too Late?" 24/7 Wall St. 6:43 AM
  • "Google Maps' Billion-Dollar bite at Apple" SmartMoney 12:05 PM
  • "5 ways Google Maps trumps Apple Maps" Fortune 10:05 AM
  • "Charlie Wolf: Google Maps a mixed blessing for Apple" Fortune 10:03 AM
  • "Google Maps app a win for Google, not so much for Apple: analyst" MarketWatch 8:52 AM
  • "As Google Maps Humiliates Apple, The Silver Lining Is Millions Will Finally Upgrade To iOS 6" TechCrunch 6:36 AM
  • "Apple loses iPhone patent case" TG Daily 6:29 AM
  • "Microsoft's new Windows chief discusses Sinofsky, the iPad, and a transition to touch" The Verge 6:13 AM
  • "I gave up iPad for Microsoft Surface" BetaNews 6:09 AM
  • "Developers say yes to iOS, but ambivalent about Apple: Survey reveals developers' negative opinion of Apple, but huge interest in building for iOS devices; Android also gets top marks" InfoWorld 5:59 AM
  • "The Top 5 Apple News Headlines Of 2012" PixoBebo 5:42 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Worst products of the year: Products from 2012 that must have sounded like a good idea: but weren't." CNET TV 8:52 PM
  • "Microsoft is winning by losing in mobile: So say the analysts, who dig deep to find an upside to Microsoft's lackluster showing in mobile" InfoWorld 6:26 AM
Humor/Cartoons
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Facebook for iOS is now faster than ever with version 5.3 update" Digital Trends 4:00 PM
  • "Four new iOS apps you should check out this weekend" Ars Technica 3:44 PM
  • "Dropbox 2.0 lands for iOS, introduces redesigned UI, new photos tab, & easier uploads" 9 to 5 Mac 3:44 PM
  • "Dropbox For iOS Updated With New Photo Gallery And Design" TechCrunch 3:44 PM
  • "Rovio Discounts All Its iPad Games to $0.99" iClarified 3:35 PM
  • "Tonya Engst Discusses Video, Training and Updating Software with Hershey Apple Core" MacVoicesTV 12:57 PM
  • "Microsoft launches its Bing social sidebar results on the iPad and iPad mini" The Next Web 12:32 PM
  • "Google+ 4.0 for iOS adds Communities and more" TUAW 4:05 PM
  • "Google+ Didn't Stop With 18 New Features, Updates iOS App With Photo Album Swipes And Conversation Cards" TechCrunch 11:23 AM
  • "Fort Courage - A Wacky Adventure of the Imagination Available Now on iOS" prMac 11:04 AM
  • "Bass Drop Dubstep HD - The Most Expansive Dubstep Sampler and Keyboard" prMac 11:04 AM
  • "Vintage Gadget 1.0 for iOS - The Only Utility App You Will Ever Need" prMac 10:24 AM
  • "Recards App Puts Fun Seasonal Greetings at Your Fingertips" prMac 9:59 AM
  • "Can You Escape The Yard? Prison Run 2 for iOS Now Free for Limited Time" prMac 9:37 AM
  • "Puzzling Cubes released for iOS and Android" prMac 9:37 AM
  • "PhotoPhrase 1.2.1 - Add Beautiful Typography and Highlighting to Photos" prMac 9:20 AM
  • "Cook, Serve, Delicious! for iPad Available Now!" prMac 9:19 AM
  • "Jumsoft Adds iCloud Support to Money for iPhone and iPad" prMac 9:19 AM
  • "Memory Jar app helps parents remember more of their kids' lives" prMac 8:36 AM
  • "Acclaimed RTS Autumn Dynasty comes to iPhone" prMac 8:35 AM
  • "FarFaria, the iPad Storybook App, Partners with Twin Sisters Productions" prMac 8:35 AM
  • "WhatsApp tops Apple 2012 list, Airbnb and iPlayer honoured" Crave @ CNET 6:35 AM
  • "Foldify's awesome iPad app allows you to create, print and fold 3D figures" Canadian Reviewer 6:26 AM
  • "Frequent Stock Traders, Motorcycle Owners and Those With Tattoos More Likely to Break Their iPhones" AllThingsD 6:17 AM
  • "Buffer launches new iOS and web apps making social media truly timeless" iDownload Blog 6:13 AM
  • "BookBook for iPad mini now shipping" Electronista 6:10 AM
  • "Speedier Facebook iOS App Now Also Supports Upload Album Selection" App Advice 6:10 AM
  • "Insert Coin: MeterPlug estimates electricity costs per device, aims to save you some cash" Engadget 6:03 AM
  • "Waterproof Protective Case Shell for iPhone 5 (Black)" USBfever 5:50 AM
  • "Leminder App Released - Perfect Timer for Your Kitchen" prMac 6:17 AM
  • "Gun Hockey for iPad - Real-time physics casual board game" prMac 6:17 AM
  • "FoxTube for Facebook 1.0 on iOS - High-Def, Social-Network Video Player" prMac 6:17 AM
  • "InJoyee Releases Free Adventurous Dragon Runaway Game for iOS Devices" prMac 5:48 AM
  • "The Virgin App available on the App Store and the Android Market" prMac 5:48 AM
  • "Sales Productivity App Now Available on iPhone-ASPEC Mobile by SalesWays" prMac 5:48 AM
  • "InstaRepost 1.0 for iOS - Repost a Photo on Instagram Without a Camera" prMac 5:48 AM
  • "How Many Fish Can You Catch In Flick The Fish?" prMac 5:48 AM
  • "Graffiti Words Paints the App Store ... Yellow???" prMac 5:48 AM
  • "FOUNDD Launches iPhone App, Goes Multi-Platform" prMac 5:48 AM
  • "Dream Skyland Offers Players Free Tickets to Survive 2012 Doomsday" prMac 5:48 AM
  • "Create stunning animations with Animationist from Synium Software" prMac 5:48 AM
  • "Classic Norwegian fairytales retold through interactive storybook apps" prMac 5:48 AM
  • "Britton Mobile Development Releases Photo Collages 1.0" prMac 5:48 AM
  • "Boogiemons, Find Paths in this Casual Mindbending Puzzle Game for iOS" prMac 5:48 AM
  • "Apple TV Pictionary Party Game Draw-It, Push-It" prMac 5:48 AM
  • "2x2 Flip Free: A Flipping fun puzzle game for your iDevices is out now" prMac 5:48 AM
  • "Cheap Christmas Gifts-get up to 40% off on Pavtube software" prMac 5:47 AM
  • "Now Available - Saagara's Augmented Reality App" prMac 5:47 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Give Us One Good Reason Why HP Shouldn't Fire Meg Whitman" TheStreet 8:42 AM
  • "Even If Carl Icahn Doesn't Buy HP, Should You Still Consider It?" The Motley Fool 9:01 AM
  • "Channels, product quality key to HP China's revival" ZDNet 11:50 AM
  • "HP pretexting affair ends with jail time for last player" The Register 11:32 AM
  • "HP 'pretexting' scandal ends with former P.I.'s sentencing" CNET News 12:15 PM
  • "Seven Years Later, HP's Pretexting Scandal Is Finally Over" AllThingsD 12:04 PM
  • "Why Microsoft redesigned Windows: New Windows chief Julie Larson-Green explains why the company felt the need to rethink the basic interface of its popular operating system." CNET News 9:07 AM
  • "The New Windows Boss Imagines A Horrible Future Where The 'Vast Majority' Of PCs Are Touch Screen" Business Insider 9:02 AM
  • "Some Microsoft Employees Are Giving Up Holiday Vacations To Help Fix Windows Phone's Terrible App Selection" Business Insider 9:01 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface Hits Best Buy, Staples: Windows 8 tablet now available at retail outlets as Microsoft looks to jumpstart sales." InformationWeek 10:09 AM
  • "Microsoft is winning by losing in mobile" InfoWorld 10:14 AM
  • "A Political Brawler, Now Battling for Microsoft" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:54 PM
  • "Microsoft, Motorola file to keep patent case details private" Reuters 8:54 PM
  • "Microsoft, Motorola Want Seal on Final Arguments, Settlement Discussions" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:26 PM
  • "Microsoft refutes Internet Explorer information disclosure leak: Microsoft says the privacy risk of the leak has been exaggerated by a company seeking to portray its competitors in a bad light" IDG News Service 10:15 AM
  • "Buggy Microsoft patch causing fonts to disappear: The Black Tuesday patch known as KB 2753842 is making certain OpenType fonts disappear on Windows XP and Windows 7" InfoWorld 10:15 AM
  • "Dell and SUSE team up to promote OpenStack" ZDNet 11:47 AM
  • "Dell releases first reference architectures for Active Infrastructure: Converged solutions are at the core of Dell's enterprise strategy for 2013" Techworld 11:26 AM
  • "Dell revamps appliances in private cloud push" ZDNet 11:49 AM
  • "Dell World 2012: Dell warns on BYOD security challenge [Video] V3 11:40 AM
  • "Ireland still set for FinFETs, says Intel exec" EE Times 9:50 AM
  • "Wearable Computing Brightens Long-Term Outlook For Intel" The Motley Fool 12:12 PM
  • "Source: Cisco Takes Secretive Role As 'Unnamed Silicon Valley Industry Titan' In WhipTail's $31M Round" Seeking Alpha 8:56 AM
  • "UN Telecom Treaty Approved Amid U.S. Web-Censorship Concerns" Bloomberg 9:04 AM
  • "The U.N. Fought The Internet -- And The Internet Won; WCIT Summit In Dubai Ends" Forbes 10:01 AM
  • "WCIT treaty includes controversial Internet proposal, keeps content out: The treaty is to be formally signed on Friday, with the U.S. threatening not to sign" IDG News Service 9:40 AM
  • "US and UK refuse to sign UN's communications treaty: The US, Canada, Australia and UK have refused to sign an international communications treaty at an conference in Dubai." BBC 9:21 AM
  • "UK and US refuse to ratify ITU internet rules" V3 11:39 AM
  • "UN Telecom Treaty Signed Without U.S. Support" PC Magazine 10:47 AM
  • "ITU Director General 'Surprised' By U.S. Dissent On New Telecoms Treaty, Says Internet And Content Issues Are Not In There" TechCrunch 11:24 AM
  • "ITU chief claims Dubai meeting 'success', despite collapse of talks" ZDNet 11:50 AM
  • "Will Obamacare Spark the Next Tech Boom?" CNBC 12:13 PM
  • "Happy birthday, Transistor: The first working version powered up 65 years ago" The Register 11:31 AM
  • "IT hiring on the rise, CIOs say: 63% of CIOs polled said it's challenging to find skilled professionals today" Network World 10:52 AM
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Apple News
  • "Apple stock takes investors on a wild ride" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:57 PM
  • "$AAPL Drops to $510 After UBS Cuts Estimates, Lowers Target" The Mac Observer 6:55 PM
  • "Apple stock slouches toward $500, near February lows: Apple's stock continues its recent declines, dropping nearly 4 percent in a day, and reaching prices around which it hovered in mid-February." CNET News 4:42 PM
  • "Apple Stock Slide Endangers $241 Million of Structured Notes" Bloomberg 3:58 PM
  • "Apple Stock: Among the Nutty Theories, a Legitimate Worry" Forbes 4:11 PM
  • "Munster: Why I Still Believe Apple Is Going To $900" Business Insider 1:33 PM
  • "AAPL: Slow China iPhone 5 Response a Technicality, Says Piper" Barron's 1:32 PM
  • "AAPL Falls as Low as $507.66: UBS, Jefferies Trim iPhone Views, Ponder China Question" Barron's 12:30 PM
  • "Apple's Inventory Glut?" [Video Report] CNBC 6:58 PM
  • "Trading at Noon: Apple hurtles closer to $500!" [Video Report] Reuters 12:31 PM
  • "Apple Cuts Parts Orders, Analyst Says; Stock At 10-Month Low" Forbes 10:00 AM
  • "Apple: UBS Trims Estimates, Cuts Target To $700 From $780" Forbes 10:00 AM
  • "Apple shares open down 3.9 percent, UBS cuts price target" Reuters 9:11 AM
  • "Capitulation in the Apple Foodchain" Minyanville 1:53 PM
  • "Apple Falls as UBS Projects Growth Slowdown for IPhone, IPad" Bloomberg 9:24 AM
  • "Look Out Below: Apple Shares Fall Hard; UBS Gets Cautious" WSJ Blogs 12:01 PM
  • "Trouble in Toyland: Apple stock down $19B, iPhone orders cut, price targets reduced" VentureBeat 1:24 PM
  • "Still too soon to get back into Apple" MarketWatch 6:43 AM
Industry News
  • "Techs stocks weighed down by Apple losses" MarketWatch 3:45 PM
  • "Tech, Energy Shares Drive Stocks Lower" FOXBusiness 10:06 AM
  • "U.S. Stocks Decline on Apple Amid Government Budget Talks" Bloomberg 11:55 AM
  • "Stocks Socked Despite Upbeat China Numbers; Apple Falls" TheStreet 3:45 PM
  • "Stocks end week on down note" CNNMoney 3:45 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Turn Lower: Stocks turned lower, erasing the S&P 500's weekly gains, as Apple weighed on technology shares and upbeat Chinese factory data failed to excite bulls." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:46 PM
  • "Stocks to get China boost" CNNMoney 8:38 AM
  • "U.K. stocks slip, BP off after downgrade" MarketWatch 8:51 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Shanghai stocks soar 4.3%, leading a mixed Asia/Shanghai benchmark" MarketWatch 8:47 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks edge lower as oil firms weigh" MarketWatch 11:56 AM
  • "European Stocks Post Fourth Weekly Gain" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 12:05 PM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 9:27 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at the close of trading" Associated Press 9:27 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 1:47 PM

 
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