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MacSurfer's Archive: Monday, December 17, 2012


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Thursday Highlights: Bloomberg's Mark Gurman hears long-anticipated AirPower wirless charger will hit store shelves in September, delay due to "technical hurdles"; Ben Lovejoy thinks Apple's recent habit of pre-announcing products hurts company more than consumers—reports and opinions in our Apple/Macintosh, and Op/Ed sections today; Nir Eyal at Quartz opines the reason Apple, Google don't want us using phones more is to curb harmful behavior, instead creating "healthy habits with [our] digital devices"; Tim Cook explains to Irish Times Apple's commitment to Ireland; Final Cut Pro turns 7 today—reports in our OS X section; Apple part of car consortium to establish digital car key specs for smartphones; Apple adds another original program to show lineup; the honeymoon is over, US Supreme Court rules states may now require online retailers to collect sales tax; CNET thinks Logitech Crayon so good Apple should copy it.

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  • "Apple Bears May Need a New Thesis: Suddenly there's a hole in the Apple bear thesis so big you can drive a truck (full of iPhone 5s) through it. On Sunday night, Apple announced that it sold two million iPhone 5s over launch weekend in China." ["The iPhone's China sales are staggeringly important. At the rate Apple has been growing in China, Asia Pacific is likely to be its biggest market (topping the Americas) in the next couple years."]  CNBC 8:27 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone 5 Sizzles In China, What Will The Bears Say Now" Forbes 12:54 PM
  • "Apple's China launch may allay worries for now: Apple's China launch is designed to alleviate some concerns about the supply chain. Analysts have bigger worries as Apple shares weaken." ZDNet 11:42 AM
  • "Apple Sells 2 Million iPhone 5 Handsets in China, Without Havoc" [Paid Membership Required] 8:46 AM
  • "iPhone 5 breaks China sales record – two million sold in first weekend" Digital Trends 8:26 AM
  • "Calibrating launch performance for the iPhone in China" asymco 10:44 AM
  • "China's No Line Head-fake. Apple On-track to Sell 50 Million iPhones." Forbes 8:36 AM
  • "Yoshida in China: Demystifying Apple's iPhone 5 launch" EE Times 1:56 PM
  • "Strong iPhone 5 launch in China highlights Apple's 'enormous' growth opportunity" AppleInsider 8:49 AM
  • "China's 2-million iPhone 5 launch: What the analysts say" Fortune 8:11 AM
  • "What customers think: Apple sells 2 million iPhone 5s in China"  Computerworld 8:15 AM
  • "Wolff: Apple Will Have a Huge Holiday Season" [Video Report] Bloomberg 1:46 PM
  • "Four Guiding Principles for Understanding Apple's TV Strategy"  Techland 8:38 AM
  • "All I Want for Xmas Is My Apple TV"  AllThingsD 8:30 AM
  • "Apple vs. Microsoft: The Stores" Minyanville 11:54 AM
  • "Apple in Talks With Foursquare About Data-Sharing Deal" [Paid Membership Required] 9:25 PM
  • "Apple may partner with Foursquare to enhance iOS Maps" AppleInsider 9:25 PM
  • "Apple in talks with Foursquare Labs on data map sharing - WSJ" Reuters 9:25 PM
  • "Apple's iCloud sees more outages following iCloud Status webpage update" AppleInsider 7:26 PM
  • "First Mac OS X fake installer pops up, racks up your mobe bill" The Register 8:09 AM
  • "Mac OS is better and Mac users are better people: A study tracking various technology metrics surrounding charitable giving, including operating systems, browsers and e-mail services, shows that Mac users give more." ZDNet 9:30 AM
  • "It's official: Mac users are morally superior to Windows users" The Register 2:22 PM
  • "What Users Should Know About Apple's Planned iTunes Connect Shutdown" App Advice 8:32 AM
  • "Tip: Quickly back up OS X system files and settings before tweaking/You can use the Finder's Paste Exactly feature to make quick, restorable backups of system files you might be adjusting when troubleshooting or tweaking OS X." MacFixIt 8:56 PM
  • "iMotion HD: Stop Motion and Time Lapse Video on iOS Devices" eXtensions 9:28 AM
  • "Red Giant Denoiser II (review)" IT.Enquirer 7:33 AM
  • "MacMost Now 801: Pixelmator Effects" MacMost 10:56 AM
  • "Automatically add files to Dropbox" Macworld 11:41 AM
  • "How To Set One Wallpaper For All OS X Desktop Spaces At Once" AddictiveTips 11:40 AM
  • "Where Automator Actions and Workflows Live" TUAW 8:36 AM
  • "OS X: Advanced Searching (Including System Files!)" The Mac Observer 8:14 AM
  • "Keep Your OS X Mountain Lion Mac From Sleeping When You Need To [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 8:35 AM
  • "What's Missing In iPhone Contacts? The Mac App That Gives It iPhoto Faces" BohemianBoomer 8:12 AM
  • "Free: A Better Way To Use Calendar On Your Mac Without Using Calendar" Mac 360 8:12 AM
  • "Is There A Better iPhone, iPad, Mac Password Manager Than 1Password?" Mac 360 8:06 AM
  • "3 Ways This Clever App Helps To Unclutter Your Mac's Desktop From Clutter (cleverly named, too)" McSolo 8:12 AM
  • "Try The Digital Alarm Clock For Your Mac That Awakens You To iTunes (sometimes)" Mac 360 8:12 AM
  • "Why The Mac App Of The Year Is The Mac App You Need In Your Mac Life" TeraTalks 8:12 AM
Press Releases
  • "SoftRAID 4.5 fixes 2012 Mac mini data corruption issue" FairerPlatform 3:54 PM
  • "Mac Wi-Fi Update 1.0: This update is recommended for all late 2012 Mac systems. This update improves compatibility when using the 5GHz band in Wi-Fi." Apple Support 2:28 PM
  • "Apple releases Mac Wi-Fi Update 1.0 improving 5GHz band compatibility" 9 to 5 Mac 2:08 PM
  • "NIV Application Commentary and more on Sale!" Accordance 10:55 AM
  • "Professional Video Editing Just Got Better - Autodesk Smoke 2013 Now Shipping" Business Wire 8:56 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "The future of Apple: CNET's Kara Tsuboi talks to Josh Lowensohn about what products we can (and shouldn't) expect from Apple in 2013." CNET News 11:14 AM
  • "Have Apple's iPhone and iPad saturated the U.S. market? A new Morgan Stanley survey suggests there is still room to grow" Fortune 11:54 AM
  • "Premium iPhone share growing as consumers choose iPhone 5 over Apple's legacy models" AppleInsider 8:50 AM
  • "Wal-Mart Tosses Apple Into The Discount Bin" Forbes 11:10 AM
  • "More than 10 million downloads in less than 48 hours after release!" Google+ Jeff Huber 1:43 PM
  • "Google Maps for iOS downloaded more than 10M times in under 48 hours" The Next Web 1:43 PM
  • "Google Maps For iOS Was Downloaded Over 10M Times In Its First 48 Hours After Launch" TechCrunch 1:44 PM
  • "Google Maps for iOS nabs 10M downloads in first two days" CNET News 1:55 PM
  • "Google Maps for iOS surpassed 10M downloads in less than 48 hours" ZDNet 2:23 PM
  • "Apple's wrong turn leads Google Maps on iPhone to 10M downloads in 2 days" VentureBeat 2:47 PM
  • "High demand: Google Maps for iOS downloaded more than 10M times in 48 hours" GeekWire 3:09 PM
  • "The 28th Annual Editors' Choice Awards" Macworld 8:36 AM
  • "ComScore: Smartphone Penetration In Europe's Big-5 Markets Now At 55%, Samsung Is The One To Beat" ["But while Apple has continued to hold on to its lead in the biggest market among them, the UK, the tides that have seen Android become the most dominant platform have also put Samsung on to a strong trajectory. It looks like it will soon overtake Apple for pole position in the UK — as it already has across all of Europe."] TechCrunch 7:32 AM
  • "Verdantix Says Consumers With Ethical Tastes Should Favour Apple, Dell And HP Over Asian Competitors" Business Wire 1:48 PM
  • "Verdantix: consumers with ethical tastes should favor Apple, Dell, HP over Asian competitors" AppleDailyReport 11:39 AM
  • "Canaccord Lowers iPhone Expectations on Weaker Projections" The Mac Observer 10:06 AM
  • "Apple's top 10 viral videos of 2012" VentureBeat 4:01 PM
  • "Want an iPhone 5? You might get tasered first." Network World 8:09 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "A look back: the best and worst phones of 2012" CNET 3:59 PM
  • "Facebook to offer Snapchat-like 'self-destructing' message app, says report" PCWorld 1:24 PM
  • "Tableau CEO: We're the Google of data visualization" InfoWorld 12:06 PM
  • "Bromium Secures Older PCs, Terminals Via 'Microvisor'" InformationWeek 11:56 AM
  • "Motorola likely to bid farewell to Taiwan handset ODMs after Google sells plants to Flextronics" DigiTimes 11:39 AM
  • "U.S. Cellular's Samsung Galaxy S III Gets Jelly Bean Friday" PC Magazine 1:21 PM
  • "Samsung devices vulnerable to dangerous Android exploit" IDG News Service 11:13 AM
  • "Raspberry Pi Mini PC Gets Own App Store" PC Magazine 1:22 PM
  • "Nexus 4 Shortage Problems Due To 'Scarce And Erratic' Supply From LG, Google Exec Claims" TechCrunch 2:15 PM
  • "Google Fiber Announces The Next 5 Kansas City Neighborhoods To Come Online In 2013" TechCrunch 2:12 PM
  • "Ray Ozzie seeks encore to Lotus Notes, Microsoft triumphs: Startup Talko is a mystery, but seems likely to be about collaboration, cloud" Network World 1:28 PM
  • "Google Shuts Down 11 Services: Google continues to weed out less popular products in order to 'put more wood behind fewer arrows.'" InformationWeek 10:31 AM
  • "No specs, no price, but Rogers will 'reserve' a BlackBerry 10 for you Add to ..." The Canadian Press [Free Registration Required] 11:55 AM
  • "RIM Enlists 120 U.S. Companies to Test BlackBerry 10" Bloomberg 10:48 AM
  • "RIM sets BlackBerry 10 event for January 30" CNET News 10:22 AM
  • "Twitter testing archive tool" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 12:30 PM
  • "Akamai Names Chief Scientist Tom Leighton as CEO" AllThingsD 9:51 AM
  • "Report: Foxconn is manufacturing an Amazon smartphone" TG Daily 2:09 PM
  • "Microsoft Seeks Patent for New Slide-Out Flex-Display Devices" Patent Bolt 12:47 PM
  • "It's update week. iTunes 11 gets a minor update and 1Password for iOS gets overhauled." The MT Show 8:05 AM
  • "iOS 6 Adoption Unchanged After Google Maps for iPhone Release" PC Magazine 11:52 AM
  • "iPad Mini More Popular than Apple Expected: NPD" eWeek 9:29 PM
  • "The iPad Mini Is Destroying The Normal Sized iPad In Sales" Business Insider 9:40 AM
  • "47% of iPad mini sales to new customers, cannibalization concerns called 'overblown'" AppleInsider 10:09 AM
  • "High iPad mini demand sees Apple increase 7in display orders to 12 million in Q4 - report" Macworld UK 8:22 AM
  • "Apple seeds iOS 6.1 beta 4 to developers, new Xcode and Apple TV betas" 9 to 5 Mac 12:53 PM
  • "New Version Of iOS 6.1 Distributed To Devs" AppleBitch 1:34 PM
  • "Apple working on iPad mini with Retina display and lighter iPad 5" Pocket-lint 9:29 AM
  • "Apple releases iMac EFI Update 2.0 bringing general fixes to sleep and Thunderbol" 9 to 5 Mac 6:36 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Fruit Ninja HD For iPad And Fruit Ninja For iPhone Are Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $2.99)" Apple Sliced 9:29 AM
  • "SHIFT 2 Unleashed For iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $4.99)" Apple Sliced 9:29 AM
  • "Real Steel For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:29 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:14 AM
  • "Refurbished & Used iMac Buyer's Guide -Prices Start From $109" MacReviewZone 9:46 AM
  • "iPod Classic Buyer's Guide... Prices $100 to $249" MacReviewZone 10:06 AM
  • "A Holiday Gift Guide: Top Selling Mac Accessories -$15 to $999... Prices, Deals, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 10:17 AM
  • "Best Selling iPhone Accessories -From $18 To $250 -Prices, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 10:44 AM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 15 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 8:40 AM
  • "Adobe Christmas 2012: $20 off Lightroom, 20% off Photoshop Elements, more" FairerPlatform 1:33 PM

  • "Apple iPad Mini Review: Our New Favorite Size, But...That Price?" Tom's Hardware 8:26 AM
  • "All Hands on Tech: iPad mini/Feature Video: Apple's junior-sized tablet is the premium option in its size category, and priced accordingly." ITBusiness Canada 1:44 PM
  • "Review: Elgato's EyeTV Mobile for Dyle" TUAW 4:10 PM
  • "Six Benchmarks: 'late 2012" 27-inch iMac 3.4GHz i7 versus five recent Macs" Bare Feats 3:03 PM
  • "Review: Apple Lightning to VGA Adapter -- run presentations from your iPad or iPhone" iPhone J.D. 9:30 AM
  • "OWC Helios & Accelsior SSD: The Best of Thunderbolt's Potential" The Mac Observer 11:40 AM
  • "Review: Calypso Crystal Dock charging dock for iPhone and iPod touch" Beatweek Magazine 7:32 PM
  • "Review: A Must-Have iPhone Camera Accessory, The Olloclip" Business Insider 11:53 AM
  • "Olloclip 3-in-one photo lens for iPhone 5 review" AppleTell 8:35 AM
  • "Video Review: Pogo Connect Pressure Sensitive Stylus with Photoshop Touch on iPad" Terry White's Tech Blog 8:12 AM
  • "The Collagio is a fine, combo iPhone case and leather wallet" AppleDailyReport 8:50 AM
  • "Clingo Universal Car Phone Mount review: This phone mount needs a bath" CNET Reviews 1:34 PM
  • "For Mac Rockers, The 2012 Pinball App Of The Year Is All AC/DC And Rock 'n Roll" NoodleMac 8:12 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Hands-on: YouTube Capture app one-ups Apple's Video sharing options/App can upload to YouTube, Google+, Facebook, and Twitter all from one place." Ars Technica 5:17 PM
  • "Who Needs Cable? 3 iPad Apps That Glue Me To My TV" ReadWrite 12:52 PM
  • "Review: DOFMaster lets you take control of you camera's depth of field" Macworld 8:38 AM
  • "Google Maps Review" Mac|Life 12:54 PM
  • "Shootout: Apple Maps vs. Google Maps For iPhone" PixoBebo 8:11 AM
  • "Uber – Everyone's Private Driver On Your iPhone" Best App Site 8:13 AM
  • "Review: Color Thief for iOS" TUAW 8:39 AM
  • "Appidemic: Herd Herd Herd Deluxe for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch" AppleTell 8:35 AM
  • "Leps World 2 for iPad and iPhone review: Recover your gold, and your fellow leprechauns, from the evil wizard" Macworld UK 8:39 AM
  • "Juice Review: Use Juice to track and improve energy throughout the day." 148Apps 8:38 AM
  • "Foldify Review: Foldify has a simple and intuitive interface that allows aspiring artists to create and share their own unique paper figure creations." 148Apps 11:41 AM
  • "BlastPoints Review" 148Apps 9:06 AM
  • "Monsters, Inc. Run Review" 148Apps 1:55 PM
  • "Skee-Ball 2 Review" 148Apps 3:57 PM
  • "How To fix Wi-Fi network issues on your iPhone and iPad" iMore 6:11 PM
  • "How To: Replace Google's Exchange ActiveSync Features for Contacts, Calendars, and Email" 148Apps 1:55 PM
  • "The Simple Trick To Use Google Maps With Siri" TechCrunch 8:28 AM
  • "Apple said to be in talks with Foursquare to add information to Maps" 9 to 5 Mac 8:06 PM
  • "This Infographic Details The Ins And Outs Of The iTunes App Store During 2012" Redmond Pie 6:29 PM
  • "Apple predicted to build cheaper 'iPhone for the masses'" AppleInsider 5:19 PM
  • "Gene Munster: Apple will release a cheap 'iPhone for the masses" VentureBeat 5:20 PM
  • "The Greatest Feature Every Single Camera App Should Have [Opinion] Cult of Mac 4:12 PM
  • "Who will make Apple's iOS mobile processors?" ZDNet 2:23 PM
  • "ReadWrite Mix: Guy Kawasaki on Android vs. iPhone [Video] ReadWrite 2:09 PM
  • "What's Apple Doing With Foursquare?" TheStreet 1:44 PM
  • "Claim: Apple's iPhone may have peaked" TG Daily 1:37 PM
  • "Can Apple Regain Its Shine?" Barron's 12:59 PM
  • "Is Apple Moving to a Semi-Annual Release Cycle for the iPhone, iPad?" iClarified 12:55 PM
  • "Why did Apple cut iPhone 5 parts orders? Three theories.: 1) iPhone sales are soft. 2) Yields improved. 3) Apple is clearing the way for a new model"  Fortune 11:11 AM
  • "iPhone 5 twice as popular on launch in China vs. US – but, not really" MacDailyNews 10:44 AM
  • "USA TODAY For iPad Reboot Not Sitting Well With Traditionalists" App Advice 10:09 AM
  • "Brightcove CEO & Flash Co-Creator: This Is Apple's iTV" Cult of Mac 9:32 AM
  • "Apple loses its shine" BGR 9:31 AM
  • "The Shrinking Role of the PC" ["Apple seems to be in a category of its own. They market a huge variety of products, and are known for all of them. We all know about iPhones, iPads, iPods, PCs, iTunes, AppleTVs, etc., but the other traditional PC companies derive the majority of their revenue from services or software - not PCs."] The Motley Fool 8:59 AM
  • "Apple's Upcoming Radio Appearance Wreaks Havoc for This Company" The Motley Fool 8:32 AM
  • "Is Apple planning to buy TomTom to help fix iOS 6 Maps? Analyst thinks there is a chance that Apple will pay billions for the mapping software company" Macworld UK 8:22 AM
  • "Sorry, Apple - China's just not that into your iPhone 5: Still, 2 million sales in 3 days nothing to sneer at" The Register 11:52 AM
  • "China's iPhone 5 Launch Weekend Sales Top 2 Million" The Mac Observer 8:45 AM
  • "iPhone 5 Sales Top 2 Million on First Weekend in China" Mashable 8:31 AM
  • "No need to panic: Apple sold 2M iPhone 5 units in China this weekend" GigaOM 8:30 AM
  • "Apple sells 2m iPhone 5s in first weekend of China sales" TG Daily 8:28 AM
  • "China iPhone 5 First Weekend Sales Top 2 Million" FairerPlatform 8:12 AM
  • "Ho-Hum — iPhone 5 Sales Top 2 Million in China Debut" 24/7 Wall St. 8:11 AM
  • "Apple: Top 5 events from 2012/From the iPad Mini to big labor issues in China, 2012 was not a slow one for Apple. CNET spotlights five of the biggest happenings for the year." CNET News 8:08 AM
  • "Apple in 2013: Five predictions/What's Apple got cooking in the new year? CNET rounds up five things to look for from the tech giant in the next 12 months." CNET News 8:08 AM
  • "Could Apple Be Set for a 'Nokia' Story?" [Video Report] Bloomberg 7:31 AM
  • "Why many are unlikely to switch to Windows Phone or BlackBerry 10" GigaOM 7:56 PM
  • "Android poised to 'take over the smartphone market,' analyst says" AppleInsider 7:26 PM
  • "How one Google executive had to prove himself on a car forum using a loaf of bread" The Verge 6:14 PM
  • "Yahoo Mail benefits from being 'Switzerland of Internet'" ZDNet 2:32 PM
  • "The top 12 amusing technology quotes of 2012" ZDNet 2:32 PM
  • "The future of streaming video – four predictions for 2013" GigaOM [Free Registration Required] 2:27 PM
  • "Is Facebook working on an app that allows photos to self-destruct?" VentureBeat [Free Registration Required] 2:27 PM
  • "Make your home TV setup 'smart'" USA Today 2:24 PM
  • "Chip industry sags before expected 2013 comeback, says Gartner: Worldwide chip revenue to hit $298B this year, down 3% from 2011" Computerworld 1:32 PM
  • "The best photo printers you can buy today" PCWorld 1:24 PM
  • "You should have Cain & Abel in your security toolbox" PCWorld 1:23 PM
  • "The cloud isn't always cheaper -- and that's OK" InfoWorld 12:06 PM
  • "Let's take the Internet back from the ISPs" InfoWorld 12:06 PM
  • "The 2012 InfoWorld geek IQ test" [Slideshow] InfoWorld 12:00 PM
  • "30 Under 30: The Brightest Young Stars In Video Games" Forbes 11:52 AM
  • "How to take control of your own IT career: The new economy puts you in the driver's seat of your career. Can you handle it? We'll show you how." Computerworld 11:14 AM
  • "SSD prices continue to plunge: Cost-per-gigabyte is down more than 300% in three years" Computerworld 11:14 AM
  • "What's Your Big Data Worth? Big data experts say accounting rules need to catch up to the fact that information has value that should be reflected on a company's books." InformationWeek 10:32 AM
  • "Google to Microsoft: Up yours" InfoWorld 12:06 PM
  • "Google In 2013: 11 Predictions/Google Glass won't shine, but the company as a whole will thrive in 2013. See if you agree with our predictions." InformationWeek 10:32 AM
  • "Microsoft Or RIM? Why There Is Only Room For One More Mobile Operating System" Seeking Alpha 10:10 AM
  • "3 top e-book picks" CNNMoney 9:41 AM
  • "Was Microsoft's Surface a Mistake? Of Course Not" ReadWrite 1:37 PM
  • "IBM: 5 years from now, you'll be able to touch through your phone" iDownload Blog 9:29 AM
  • "Android, China, and the Wild Wild West" Tech.pinions 9:29 AM
  • "Dear Instagram, Please Sell My Photos" Gizmodo 7:55 PM
  • "To all the tweets I've loved before..." The Joy of Tech [cartoon] 8:13 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Camera+ update adds higher image quality option" TUAW 8:04 PM
  • "SmartSound has recently released an updated version of the Smart Soundtracker iOS app with added support for iPhone 5 and iOS 6.0. " SmartSound 6:37 PM
  • "Letterpress 1.2 Brings HTML5 Replay Feature" MacStories 5:37 PM
  • "Letterpress 1.2 Now Available In App Store With Share Replays, Updated Dictionary" Cult of Mac 7:44 PM
  • "Lobster iPhone case is delightfully impractical" CNET News 4:06 PM
  • "Nibiqu iPad keyboard not much thicker than a Smart Cover" CNET News 4:06 PM
  • "Halfbrick's entire iOS game lineup is free today only" TUAW 3:09 PM
  • "Rhapsody finally debuts music streaming app for iPad months after Spotify and Rdio" The Verge 2:08 PM
  • "Santa GPS 2.0 Keeps Track Of Saint Nicholas On His Long Journey Around The World" App Advice 1:53 PM
  • "YouTube introduces Capture for easy recording and sharing: Another standalone iOS app from Google serves as a new hedge against Apple's waning support for integrated services." CNET News 4:06 PM
  • "Watch out, Apple: YouTube wants to replace your iPhone camera app" GigaOM 2:45 PM
  • "Google Launches Dedicated YouTube Video Camera App For iPhone and iPad Touch" TechCrunch 1:53 PM
  • "Anyone Can Be Skrillex Using Alien-Looking Groovebox iPad App" Amidio 1:50 PM
  • "TaskOne: An iPhone case for MacGyver" CNET News 1:00 PM
  • "I am writing to let you know about a brand new photo app for the iPhone, iPad and iPad mini that just hit the store. It's called Moments* and it's made by Madbits – a new developer to hit the scene." Zazil Media Group 12:07 PM
  • "Camera+ 3.7 is out and there's just one word to describe it: Quality" tap tap tap 11:54 AM
  • "Etsy updates its iPad app with gift cards, seller tools and shop statistics" The Next Web 11:52 AM
  • "UberConference Takes Its Pain-Free Conference Calling Solution Mobile With Debut Of iOS And Android Apps" TechCrunch 11:42 AM
  • "Best App Ever Nominations - Two Weeks Left!" 148Apps 10:09 AM
  • "Leading Tech Analyst Publishes Revised Outlook on Apple: 'Will Apple Keep Going Lower?'" PRNewswire 8:57 AM
  • "Lock Individual iPhone Apps & App Switcher Tray With Icon Passcode" AddictiveTips 8:35 AM
  • "Fruit Ninja, Age Of Zombies & More Go Free As Halfbrick Slashes Prices For Just 24 Hours [Deals] Cult of Mac 8:34 AM
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of December 16: Bryce Button of AJA and Holiday Parties" The MUG Center 8:15 AM
  • "Real-Time Location-Based Q&A iPhone App, LocalUncle, Relaunches With Faster Tech, Slicker Interface, Same Grand Platform Plan" TechCrunch 8:11 AM
  • "Free ExploreCayman iPad app now available" prMac 1:55 PM
  • "Snooze Minutes: Best Wake Up Motivation - You Pay if You Hit the Snooze!" prMac 10:10 AM
  • "Share to Facebook, Twitter, Phone Text, or Email, Faster Than Ever" prMac 8:48 AM
  • "Stamp Art Fever Updated With New Themed Collections" prMac 8:48 AM
  • "Groovideo helps users create videos with friends" prMac 8:11 AM
  • "New Collaborator Magazine Debuts on iPad" prMac 8:11 AM
  • "Dream of Pixels updated: 100 puzzles, iCloud sync and more promo codes" prMac 8:11 AM
  • "Wobbery 2.0 Released, Words Stolen, Rationing Expected" prMac 8:11 AM
  • "Students Jump Higher with new Middle School Algebra App for iPad" prMac 8:11 AM
  • "YouHue:Effects for Instagram has arrived in the App Store" prMac 8:11 AM
  • "Christmas Movie C@rds 1.0 - The Christmas App for Video Greetings" prMac 8:11 AM
  • "Create and store human friendly passwords with Accessbox 1.0" prMac 8:11 AM
  • "HEX IT - Do You Want to Truly Challenge Your Mind?" prMac 8:11 AM
  • "Meet Mr.Fox - lovely interactive Christmas game for toddlers" prMac 8:11 AM
  • "GKB Smart Applications launch Teezer, their first iPhone App" prMac 8:11 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Why HP, Dell and IBM Are on the Wrong Side of Internet History" Wired 2:28 PM
  • "IBM: PCs By 2018 Will See, Hear, Touch/IBM predicts that in five years artificial intelligence will be able to mimic the five human senses." InformationWeek 10:30 AM
  • "IBM: In the next 5 years computers will learn, mimic the human senses" Network World 1:32 PM
  • "IBM Predicts Computers That Embrace the 5 Senses" PC Magazine 1:21 PM
  • "Real 'touch' screens and tasteful computers: IBM predicts the future" GigaOM 9:40 AM
  • "IBM Looks Ahead to a Sensor Revolution and Cognitive Computers" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:04 AM
  • "Computers that smell you, and other 5-year IBM predictions" PCWorld 1:24 PM
  • "Apotheker: HP board was just as culpable for Autonomy buy" The Register 2:22 PM
  • "HP: Break-Up Would Destroy Value, Deutsche Bank Asserts" Forbes 10:03 AM
  • "HP commits to embattled Autonomy software division" Computerworld 1:28 PM
  • "Microsoft: Google blames us for all its problems" CNET News 2:54 PM
  • "Microsoft's Retail Strategy Absolutely Stinks" TheStreet 9:43 AM
  • "Windows 8 doesn't convince me but Windows Phone 8 does" St. Paul Pioneer Press [Free Registration Required] 1:51 PM
  • "Windows Phone 7.8 Update Looks To Be Hitting Some Nokia Lumia 800 Handsets Early" TechCrunch 2:15 PM
  • "Windows Phone 7.8 update spotted on Lumias in the wild" ZDNet 2:32 PM
  • "Microsoft Xbox Updates SmartGlass App For ESPN And NBA Game Time, Adds New Sports Picks Second-Screen Experience" TechCrunch 2:11 PM
  • "HTC Said to Halt Larger Windows Phone on Display Resolution" Bloomberg 10:09 AM
  • "HTC nixed WP8 handset over Microsoft's display guidelines -- report" CNET News 10:23 AM
  • "Dell exec: I urged Microsoft not to call its tablet OS Windows RT" CNET News 10:24 AM
  • "Dell's 'Five Forces' Will Define its Future" Forbes 10:00 AM
  • "Dell's 'Transformation': Customers Speak/Michael Dell says his company has become a full-fledged provider of end-to-end IT services -- but do customers agree?" InformationWeek 10:31 AM
  • "Earnings Preview: Oracle" Zacks 10:04 AM
  • "Oracle's second quarter: Cloud offerings, engineered systems at odds" ZDNet 2:32 PM
  • "London Calling: Intel Labs drives Digital Europe" EE Times 11:40 AM
  • "Intel wins appeal of patent ruling: Intel won an appeal in a patent fight with Negotiated Data Solutions over ethernet patents that make it possible for computers to easily talk to one another." Reuters 1:56 PM
  • "Reports: Cisco Wants To Sell Off Its Linksys Home Router Business And It May Already Have A Buyer" Business Insider 2:48 PM
  • "Cisco to Sell Linksys, Knight Capital Mulls Bids" [Video Report] Bloomberg 10:01 AM
  • "Cisco Seen Needing Citrix-to-NetApp for Growth" Bloomberg 10:48 AM
  • "U.N. summit's meltdown ignites new Internet Cold War" CNET News 10:23 AM
  • "'Fragmented Internet' could result from failed international treaty talks" Reuters 12:40 PM
  • "W3C buttons down HTML5, opens up HTML5.1" CNET News 10:21 AM
  • "HTML5: The future of the Web is finally here" CNNMoney 11:09 AM
  • "Team develops new energy-efficient memory: By using electric voltage instead of electric current, UCLA researchers say they've made major improvements to the ultra-fast, high-capacity magnetoresistive random access memory, or MRAM." TG Daily 2:20 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple's Lost Value Is Bigger Than The Combined Market Caps Of 54 S&P 500 Companies" Business Insider 12:51 PM
  • "Apple Finally Succumbing to Law of Large Numbers" WSJ Blogs 8:58 AM
  • "Sterne Agee: Strong iPhone 5 Numbers Should Quell $AAPL Concerns" The Mac Observer 1:35 PM
  • "Get real about Apple's fundamentals" MarketWatch 12:52 PM
  • "7 Expert Takes on Apple Shares at $500" Minyanville 3:59 PM
  • "Apple Supply-Chain Order Cuts Spark Analyst Concern" [Video Report] Bloomberg 1:47 PM
  • "Investor Alert: Wall Street Analysts Screwing You on Apple" TheStreet 9:46 AM
  • "Analysts stake out Apple positions as shares battle downtrend" MarketWatch 10:06 AM
  • "Apple Analysts Chew Away At Price Targets" [Video Report] TheStreet 2:47 PM
  • "Unconventional Cramer: Apple Is A Hold" [Video Report] TheStreet 11:11 AM
  • "As Apple Tests $500 Again, Are Shares Really Cheap?" Forbes 11:13 AM
  • "Apple Shares Flirt With $500 As Slide Continues" [Paid Membership Required] 10:06 AM
  • "The Beginning of the Apple Analyst Downgrade Cycle" 24/7 Wall St. 10:09 AM
  • "Analyst: Apple Is Doing Amazing In China, And The Stock Is Still Going To $1,111" Business Insider 8:29 AM
  • "Avoiding the Rot: Apple Shares Sink 13% in December" [Video Report] Bloomberg 9:39 AM
  • "Apple loses $187 in 84 days, what's to blame? Lack-luster launch in China, declining supply-chain orders, lower demand for iPhone 5, concern analysts" Macworld UK 8:21 AM
  • "After banks downgrade AAPL, stock teeters on 500" 9 to 5 Mac 11:13 AM
  • "Apple fell below $497 in pre-market trading Monday" Fortune 8:06 AM
  • "Apple Drops Below $500 for First Time Since February" Bloomberg 8:48 AM
  • "Apple stock drops into $400-range despite explosive iPhone 5 debut in China" BGR 8:20 AM
  • "And Now Here's Another Analyst Who Just Slashed His Price Target On Apple" Business Insider 8:29 AM
  • "How much Apple's Bullish Crab retraces is key" MrTopStep 1:37 PM
Industry News
  • "Tech Stocks: Tech stocks start week off with broad gains" MarketWatch 4:01 PM
  • "U.S. stocks end higher as financials lead advance: Blue chips log first gain in four on U.S. budget hopes" MarketWatch 4:01 PM
  • "S&P 500 Rises Most in One Month as Investors Watch Budget" Bloomberg 4:02 PM
  • "Stocks Jump on U.S. Budget Optimism" FOXBusiness 11:55 AM
  • "Stocks Heat Up as Budget Talks Progress" TheStreet 4:02 PM
  • "Stocks close higher on fiscal cliff moves" CNNMoney 4:02 PM
  • "Optimism about 'cliff' boost market; financials lead" Reuters 4:34 PM
  • "Stocks Snap Losing Streak" [Paid Membership Required] 4:02 PM
  • "Stocks: Fiscal cliff moves, Japan stimulus hopes may give lift" CNNMoney 9:41 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Japan, China stocks rise in mostly lower Asia" MarketWatch 9:46 AM
  • "Nikkei Ends At 8-Month High After Election" [Paid Membership Required] 9:51 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks drop; Aggreko off, H&M up" MarketWatch 9:46 AM
  • "Early Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 10 a.m." Associated Press 10:02 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 2:49 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 2:49 PM
  • "European Mobile Stocks Fall After Costly Spectrum Auction" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:27 AM

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