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MacSurfer's Archive: Wednesday, December 19, 2012
 

 

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Monday Highlights: Are iOS and OS X declining in quality? According to Forbes' Anthony Wing Kosner the answer is yes, and that's a problem for "Apple's future growth and retention"; two conflicting reports: one saying Apple to dominate wearable tech sector, the other that consumers are not get sold on the Apple Watch, in fact consumer interest has been "steadily declining"; those participating in Yosemite beta program can now upgrade to version 10.10.2 beta; Amsys begins series on hidden features in Yosemite; Apple Gazette shows how to customize notification center in Yosemite; CNET looks at how Apple's polish returned in 2014 thanks in part to blockbuster iPhone 6; Michelle Quinn at the San Jose Mercury News wonders why Apple's Health app did not include features for women, specifically menstrual cycle tracking; Walt Disney World begins accepting Apple Pay beginning this holiday season, additional reports in our General Interest section; Steve Wozniak looking to settle down in Australia as retirement nears; according to DigiTimes Apple supply chain is beginning preparations for new MacBook Airs and the Apple Watch; iFixit has a how-to for those needing to solder parts while repairing electronics.

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Runner-Up: Tim Cook, the Technologist" Time 10:18 AM
  • "Apple's Cook runner-up for Time's 'Person of the Year'" USA Today 10:18 AM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook runner-up for Time's Person of the Year" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 4:02 PM
  • "USPTO invalidates key Apple patent used against Samsung: The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has invalidated one of the big patents successfully used by Apple against Samsung in court."  CNET News 4:00 PM
  • "Apple 'Pinch-to-Zoom' Patent Invalidated by U.S.: One of Apple Inc.'s touch-related patents, used as a cornerstone of its case against Samsung Electronics Co., has been invalidated by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 5:36 PM
  • "Apple 'Pinch-to-Zoom' Patent for Devices Ruled Invalid" eWeek 8:11 PM
  • "Apple 'pinch-to-zoom' patent invalidated by USPTO" AppleInsider 4:02 PM
  • "U.S. Office Rejects 2nd Apple Patent" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:33 PM
  • "Patent Office to Review Apple's Document-Scrolling Patent" Wired 8:11 PM
  • "Apple-Samsung Judge Weighs Damages After Rejecting Ban"  Bloomberg 8:27 AM
  • "What's next for Apple and Samsung? Despite a $1.05 billion jury verdict in Apple's favor earlier this year, millions of dollars hang in the balance pending a federal judge's decision."  CNET News 8:29 AM
  • "The most important Apple-Samsung decision left for Judge Koh: running royalties, not past damages" Foss Patents 8:46 AM
  • "One Motorola patent defeats another in Google-Apple ITC case dismissed on preliminary basis" Foss Patents 8:46 AM
  • "U.S. judge rules against Motorola in dispute with Apple: The ITC ruling is preliminary and needs approval of the full commission" IDG News Service 8:32 AM
  • "Apple Scores With ITC but It May Be a Lose-Lose Game" E-Commerce Times 1:46 PM
  • "Consumers Would Like To See Samsung And Apple Reconcile" Forbes 9:01 AM
  • "Google can't use finger-fumble patent to poke Apple - Trade panel: International Trade Commission declares Motorola finger slip patent invalid" The Register 8:37 AM
  • "Kodak Agrees to Sell Imaging Patents for $525 Million"  Bloomberg 8:27 AM
  • "Apple, Google and others win as Kodak sells patents to Intellectual Ventures and RPX Corporation for $525m" The Next Web 8:22 AM
  • "Apple and Google benefit as Kodak sells patents for $525 million" The Verge 8:23 AM
  • "Kodak Agrees To Sell Digital Imaging Patent Portfolio For $525M To Consortium Of 12 Licensees, Including Apple, Google, Facebook" TechCrunch 8:43 AM
  • "Kodak Sells Digital Camera Patents to Apple, Google, Other Tech Giants" Wired 3:45 PM
  • "Foursquare Partnership May Give Apple a Route to Maps Success" MacNewsWorld 1:46 PM
  • "Apple Breaks Ground on 1-Million-Square-Foot Texas Outpost" Wired Magazine 8:39 AM
  • "Apple Notifies European Publishers of 5-Year Halt to 'Most Favored Nation' E-Book Clause" MacRumors 3:18 PM
OS X
News
  • "The legacy of NeXT lives on in OS X: NeXTSTEP technologies still fuel Macs, iPhones, and iPads 16 years later." Ars Technica 2:19 PM
  • "Apple seeds updated OS X 10.8.3 build, focuses on Software Update notification for pre-release builds, other changes" O'Grady's PowerPage 1:31 PM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Review: Evernote 5.0 for Mac improves an already-indispensable service" Macworld 8:32 AM
  • "Four power tips for Safari 6" Macworld 8:32 AM
  • "iTunes 11: What's missing, what's changed" Macworld 9:44 AM
  • "Seeing double with Mail VIP notifications" Macworld 8:43 AM
  • "Install the Old AirPort Utility in Mountain Lion" Macinstruct 8:17 AM
  • "Stream Radio and Access Podcasts in iTunes 11" OS X Daily 10:19 AM
  • "Wirelessly browse your Mac's files from your iOS device" Macworld 8:08 PM
  • "Quick Tip: Quickly Switch Between Wired and Wireless Connections" Mactuts+ 8:46 AM
  • "MacMost Now 802: Places To Store Bookmarks In Safari" MacMost 8:06 AM
  • "Keep The Help Viewer From Appearing On Top Of All Your Other Apps [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 1:47 PM
  • "Reset App Access to OS X Privacy Data from the Command Line" OS X Daily 3:46 PM
  • "For those having issues with iTunes 11 with the search function being sloooowwww, uncheck the Search All feature by clicking the magnifying glass next to the search box. I, too, was experiencing this slow down, and by doing this, it helped immensely. The other thing is to update to the newest version of iTunes and that lets you resume the full search functionality of the software." MacInTouch 8:52 AM
  • "Add Realistic Wood, Metal & Fabric Textures To Images With Elemento EZ" AddictiveTips 1:34 PM
  • "The Almost Free Tool That Every Mac Using Graphic Designer Needs Now" McSolo 8:08 AM
  • "How To Use Your Mac To Create Your Own Talking Head Videos (you write, they talk)" Mac 360 8:08 AM
  • "It Seems Only Appropriate That The MacPaint Of 2012 Is Named JobsPainter" Mac 360 8:08 AM
  • "Try The Mac Photo Effects App That's Like A Mini Point And Click Photoshop" TeraTalks 8:08 AM
  • "The Mac, iPhone, And iPad's Best Free To-do Manager Is New And Improved" Mac 360 8:08 AM
  • "I Am, Therefore, I Am A Mac User (and a couch potato who needs iMuscle)" BohemianBoomer 8:08 AM
  • "Less Is More, Small Is Beautiful, So Manage Your Expenses With A Petty Cash App" NoodleMac 8:08 AM
Op/Ed
  • "'Thanks for the suggestions, everybody. I forgot to mention I had already tried Disk Warrior. It didn't find any problems, so I didn't replace the file structure with the rebuilt one. Should I bother?': Disk Warrior also optimizes the rebuilt directory (not the 'file structure' per se), so it wouldn't hurt to replace it, even if there were no errors. That will speed up access a little. Sorry I can't help with you disk full errors. Have you checked for huge hidden folders/files?" MacInTouch 8:52 AM
Press Releases
  • "Infinisys Flying Toaster Screen Saver + Mac" iLounge 10:33 AM
  • "VMware View Client adds local USB support" ZDNet 10:30 AM
  • "Northmark: Hour Of The Wolf Brings Adventure To MGS" Inside Mac Games 9:02 AM
  • "Exif Everywhere for OS X - Display + Delete Photo's Exif or GPS Metadata" prMac 8:16 AM
  • "Holiday Mac Deals: Photoshop Elements 11, Premiere Elements, $69.99" FairerPlatform 1:29 PM
  • "New Weekly Specials at TheMacBundles are Clean Text and LinkOptimizer" TheMacBundles 8:07 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Google Maps app drives iPhone iOS 6 upgrades" Computerworld 8:07 AM
  • "iOS 6 adoption surges after release of Google Maps app" CNET News 8:40 AM
  • "Google Maps Spurs iOS 6 Adoption: Data from mobile advertising networks suggests that many iPhone owners updated their devices to iOS 6 after Google Maps became available again." InformationWeek 3:59 PM
  • "Google Maps 'spurs iOS 6 upgrades'" Telegraph 8:34 AM
  • "iOS 6 adoption grows 29% after release of Google Maps" TUAW 10:37 AM
  • "Kindle Fire sales Q4 2012: iPad mini causes weak Kindle Fire demand" BGR 12:13 PM
  • "Apple still dominates Samsung, locals in Japan smartphone business: IDC finds that Apple's handset shipments more than doubled those of Samsung in the July-September quarter" IDG News Service 8:40 AM
  • "Life Inside Foxconn's Facility in Shenzhen" WSJ Blogs 8:36 AM
  • "Infographic: Free Apps Dominated Apple's App Store in 2012" PC Magazine 8:41 AM
  • "Despite Apple, NFC is catching on—just not for payments quite yet—Mobile wallets in the U.S. are a decade from widespread use, analysts agree." Computerworld 8:40 AM
  • "Apple given all clear to launch 3G/4G iPad mini and iPad in China: To date only the WiFi versions of the devices are available in China due to a regulatory hurdle" Macworld UK 8:21 AM
  • "Brazil company sells cell phones with iPhone brand" Associated Press 2:21 PM
  • "Billionaire Countdown: Get to Know Laurene P. Jobs" [Video Report] Bloomberg 8:56 AM
  • "UWS offers 11,000 iPads to staff, students: The University of Western Sydney will furnish all academic staff and domestic first year students next year with a 16GB iPad to promote online learning." iTNews Australia 8:09 PM
  • "Australian University to hand out 11,000 iPads" The Register 11:13 PM
  • "Detailed Steve Jobs figure set to ship this month, but will it get banned? Steve Jobs dolls haven't had much success in the past" Macworld UK 8:20 AM
  • "The Incredibly Detailed Steve Jobs 'mini' Action Figure Debuts, Get It While You Can" App Advice 8:33 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Brazilian company selling 'iPhone' that runs Android -- legally" Associated Press [Free Registration Required] 8:10 PM
  • "Brazilian Company Launches Android-Powered 'IPHONE" The Mac Observer 5:33 PM
  • "Millions of Android phones and tablets vulnerable to Samsung Exynos processor hack" VentureBeat 11:32 AM
  • "Sony to deliver Jelly Bean to Xperia handsets from February" ZDNet 10:26 AM
  • "Rackspace's John Engates offers cloudstack update" ZDNet 10:26 AM
  • "LED-Embedded Rocks Used to Illuminate 'Digital Campfire'" Wired 10:23 AM
  • "Google Music's Free Scan and Match Feature Comes to the U.S." Techland 10:14 AM
  • "Kim Dotcom flashes his rack: Kim Dotcom has shown off his rack – in IT parlance, not with reference to his ample frame – by posting the picture below which he says depicts a node of mega.co.nz." The Register 10:14 AM
  • "Automatica syncs your vehicle to the cloud" TG Daily 10:11 AM
  • "Indoor positioning made more precise: Korean engineers say they've made a major breakthrough in high-precision indoor positioning that will make it faster and more accurate." TG Daily 10:10 AM
  • "Instagram tests new limits in user privacy" Reuters 10:44 AM
  • "Instagram tries to talk its way out of disaster" TG Daily 10:10 AM
  • "Twitter Confirms 'Download Your Tweet Archive' Feature Is Being Rolled Out — 'Slowly'" TechCrunch 10:05 AM
  • "Facebook to roll out autoplay video ads by April: report" Los Angeles Times 10:03 AM
  • "Dexter malware's source still unknown, connection to Zeus disputed" CSO 9:56 AM
  • "Best high-tech holiday light shows of 2012" PCWorld 9:51 AM
  • "LG Magic Remote gets Siri-like voice recognition" PCWorld 9:51 AM
  • "Sonim's Super-Tough Phones Come to Sprint" PC Magazine 9:50 AM
  • "Hon Hai Intros the Hybrid Notebook Trackpad/Wireless Mouse" Patent Bolt 9:09 AM
  • "Google's Gmail Finally a Registered Trademark in the US" Patent Bolt 9:08 AM
  • "Bankrupt Eastman Kodak to sell patents for $525 million" Reuters 8:30 AM
  • "Kodak sells its imaging patents for $525M" CNET News 8:29 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "YML Archives for December 19th, 2012'" Your Mac Life 10:49 PM
  • "It's the last Your Mac Life show of 2012!" Your Mac Life 1:28 PM
Hardware/Software
  • "Apple Files HDR Imaging Patent Application: The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published a patent application that reveals the company's intent to protect high-dynamic range (HDR) photo capability in its products." Tom's Hardware 11:13 PM
  • "Analyst cryptically notes that iPad Mini gen-2 is 'pulled in': Fresh speculation arrives about the next iPad Mini and the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S4 via an analyst's missives from Asia."  CNET News 8:28 AM
  • "Happy Easter? The Second iPad mini Could Arrive Sooner Than First Believed" App Advice 8:33 AM
  • "Apple said to be moving up next-gen iPad mini production" iDownload Blog 8:35 AM
  • "Next-Gen iPad Mini Rumors Swirl" TheStreet 8:33 AM
  • "Apple MacBooks lead in laptop features and reliability" PCWorld 8:40 AM
  • "Apple and Lenovo desktop PCs tops in satisfaction" PCWorld 8:40 AM
  • "Asus and Samsung tablets top the iPad in satisfaction rankings" TechHive 8:47 AM
  • "Oregon courts mysterious 'Project Azalea,' said to be a massive chip factory" The Oregonian 8:35 AM
  • "Talk of purported Apple chip plant 'Project Azalea' pops up in Oregon" iDownload Blog 8:35 AM
  • "Mysterious 'Project Azalea' believed to be codename for Apple's US-based chip production partner" AppleInsider 8:47 AM
  • "The Apple chips of Project Azalea" TG Daily 3:45 PM
  • "Apple TV tests underway at Hon Hai" CNA 9:07 AM
  • "Rumor: Apple HDTV Tests Underway at Hon Hai" Patently Apple 9:07 AM
  • "Foxconn reportedly 'testing' Apple TVs of up to 55 inches" CNET News 1:29 PM
  • "Report: Hon Hai source says 46 to 55-inch Apple TV set in testing, no panel supplier confirmed, 2013 launch unlikely" 9 to 5 Mac 8:47 AM
  • "Foxconn Reportedly Testing Designs for 46-55 Inch Apple Television Sets" MacRumors 9:06 AM
  • "Rumor: Apple Is Testing The Apple TV In Secret, No Rush To Launch" TechCrunch 9:44 AM
  • "Apple Pushes Out WiFi Fix for iOS 6" MacNewsWorld 1:46 PM
  • "Apple Gains Registered Trademarks for 'Touch Instruments' and their Smart Cover Logo" Patently Apple 2:19 PM
  • "Apple wins patent for original iPhone" CNET News 8:59 AM
AppleCare/Helps
  • "Reports surface on issues with recent iOS 6.0.2 update for iPhone 5 and iPad mini" ZDNet 8:33 PM
  • "I was wondering if anyone else had been as foolish as I had been - about a month ago I spilled a drink onto my keyboard of my 15" Retina MacBook Pro. While I immediately flipped the keyboard upside down (and proceed to wail loudly!), some fluid did get inside. My understanding is that there is no way to get to the keyboard without removing the batteries which are glued to the back in some way. The system works fine, just I have sticky (meaning they are not responsive) keys, and the trackpad has a bit of 'stick' to it as well. Is there any hope here of getting this cleaned? Is this something the Apple Store can do?" MacInTouch 8:53 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "WarGames: WOPR For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:09 AM
  • "Flick Golf Extreme! HD For iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $2.99)" Apple Sliced 9:09 AM
  • "Spirit For iPad And Spirit For iPhone Are Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:09 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:06 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:06 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:06 AM
  • "Holy Macaroni! EA Game Slashes Prices of Games up to 90 Percent Off" PadGadget 3:21 PM

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Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "How to find a good iPad Mini case or bag" CNET 5:45 PM
  • "Apple iMac (Late 2012) review (21.5- and 27-inch): Thinner, faster iMacs reviewed" Macworld UK 8:45 AM
  • "Pro App Shootout, Part Two: 'late 2012" 27-inch iMac 3.4GHz Core i7 versus five recent Macs" Bare Feats 1:28 PM
  • "Review: Bluelounge Postal Bag - An Apple-Worthy Courior" MacTrast 8:19 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Test Run: Addappt, a Connected Address Book for iPhones" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 5:52 PM
  • "Google Maps for iPhone Returns Better Than Ever" AllThingsD 11:42 AM
  • "Fly Or Die: Google Maps For iOS" TechCrunch 8:58 AM
  • "1Password Review: 1Password is the one and only password and information manager anyone could need." 148Apps 12:13 PM
  • "After 3 Million Downloads, CloudOn 3.0 Now Brings Microsoft Office To iPhone, iPad Mini & Nexus 7" TechCrunch 11:30 AM
  • "CloudOn: Microsoft Office on the iPhone, Right Now" Techland 11:29 AM
  • "Evernote Launches Food 2.0 With Major Redesign, iPad Version, And More" MacStories 1:47 PM
  • "Daily iPad App: Color Blindness Test by EnChroma" TUAW 8:57 AM
  • "Review: New York Coffee Guide for iPhone" MacTrast 8:19 AM
  • "iOS Gems: A&E Apps, Google Maps, GTA: Vice City, Kindergarten Reading + Rounds: Parker Penguin Article" iLounge 4:02 PM
  • "Appidemic: Guide the Light for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch" AppleTell 8:34 AM
  • "This Scrap Tank Is Tougher Than It Looks" App Advice 3:22 PM
  • "BitMonster Releases (THRED), an iOS Game with a Cause" Mac|Life 3:45 PM
  • "MangoHero Review" 148Apps 8:46 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "iPad digitizer repair in 7 minutes." YouTube 5:04 PM
  • "Resetting a forgotten iPad passcode Article" iLounge 4:02 PM
  • "How To Use Siri With Google Maps On iPhone For Getting Directions The Easy Way" Redmond Pie 11:30 AM
  • "How To Force Quit An Unresponsive iPhone Or iPad App" Redmond Pie 1:32 PM
  • "How to Resend an iMessage As an SMS Text Message" MacTrast 8:19 AM
Tips
  • "Wirelessly browse your Mac's files from your iOS device" Macworld 11:33 AM
  • "How To Send iTunes Gift Cards And Individual Apps From Your iOS Device This Holiday" App Advice 10:30 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Is your Gmail app for iOS sending out duplicate emails? Google says it's working on a fix" The Next Web 11:12 PM
  • "Apple's Chinese Horoscope: It's selling 500 iPhone 5 devices in China – every minute" Emirates 24/7 8:34 PM
  • "Apple Maps: 3 Times More Likely to Get You Lost Than Google" Mashable 8:11 PM
  • "Apple Is Dominating The Small And Medium Business Market In Q4" BGR 8:09 PM
  • "Which Company Has the iPhone Effected the Most?" The Motley Fool 4:25 PM
  • "Poor Poor Pitiful Me: At the last MacGroup meeting, someone asked me what I thought of Google Maps (which, if you haven't heard, is now available for free for iOS)." MacNews Blog 3:52 PM
  • "AAPL: 'Major Victory' for Samsung in Injunction Refusal, Says Bernstein" Barron's 3:44 PM
  • "Apple's Cook, 'God particle' on Time's list of 2012 notables" Computerworld 3:50 PM
  • "Time Magazine Profiles Tim Cook As Runner-Up For Person Of The Year" Cult of Mac 3:44 PM
  • "Tim Cook a Runner Up for Time's Person of the Year" The Mac Observer 2:56 PM
  • "Goliath Versus Goliath" ["Given this experience with electronic items and as a trained Electronics Engineer, no wonder, I refuse to fork out $800 or so for a top of the line iPad that would have WiFi and 4G wireless connectivity. Even a sparingly configured iPad would cost more money that I am willing to pay for the reasons stated above. I expect an iPad bought today to be worth nothing in a few years."] The Motley Fool 2:16 PM
  • "Is Apple prepping an iPad Mini 2?" TG Daily 1:46 PM
  • "Why Did Apple Agree To Let Google Maps Back In The Tent?" Forbes 1:34 PM
  • "This Is What Happens When You Really Screw Up At Apple" Business Insider 1:31 PM
  • "Apple Portable Computing 2012 – A Tumultuous Year In Review – The 'Book Mystique" MacPrices 1:29 PM
  • "A Gameplan For Apple To Keep Its Competitors In Check" Seeking Alpha 11:33 AM
  • "The Next iPad Mini With A Better Screen Might Launch Sooner Than You Think" Business Insider 10:19 AM
  • "Rumor: Apple Is Testing The Apple TV In Secret, No Rush To Launch" TechCrunch 9:02 AM
  • "How The Apple vs Samsung Litigation Hurts Apple" Forbes 9:02 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone 5 as loss leader" Fortune 8:36 AM
  • "Macs in 2013: What Mac treats are in store? A Mac Pro is a given, or is it?" Macworld UK 8:21 AM
  • "Apple's control-freak vetting process inspires consumer confidence" Macworld UK 8:19 AM
  • "Apple Product Price Drops: Spirit Of Holidays Or Sign Of Bad Times To Come?" Mac 360 8:08 AM
  • "Why Apple's Stock Took A Dive And What Apple Must Do To Bring It Back" PixoBebo 8:08 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Your Internet Is Already on Your TV" AllThingsD 3:46 PM
  • "It's official: Your Twitter archive is here and now, sort of" CNET News 10:42 AM
  • "Internships alone insufficient for cybersecurity education" ZDNet 10:27 AM
  • "What we'll see in 2013 in data" GigaOM [Free Registration Required] 10:21 AM
  • "Android phones hijacked for botnet: If you've downloaded any free Android games recently and don't have an unlimited SMS plan, you may be in for a nasty surprise when the next phone bill hits the mat." TG Daily 10:11 AM
  • "LTE Phone Shipments Will Triple To 275M Units In 2013, With Amazon + Mozilla Among Those Waiting In The Wings To Pounce" TechCrunch 10:07 AM
  • "RIM and BlackBerry 10: Palm 2.0 or a real comeback?" ZDNet 10:26 AM
  • "Team BlackBerry, RIM's Biggest Fans, Are Super Excited About BB10" TechCrunch 10:05 AM
  • "Prevent these issues when choosing a 7-inch tablet: A survey from FixYa details the most common complaints with the leading 7-inch slates." PCWorld 9:57 AM
  • "Samsung leads a tightly grouped pack in printer satisfaction" PCWorld 9:52 AM
  • "Was 2012 the Year of Tech Blunders?" PC Magazine 3:57 PM
  • "Top tech blunders of 2012" EE Times 10:00 AM
  • "A New Year's resolution you can keep: A clean inbox/The Inbox Zero method will help you unbury from your email inbox overload" InfoWorld 9:40 AM
  • "How can IT compete with SaaS? Ask your mechanic" InfoWorld 9:39 AM
  • "London Calling: Is Oregon courting fab project?" EE Times 9:27 AM
  • "Notebook demand expected to be weak in 1Q13" DigiTimes 9:26 AM
  • "Internet Of Things: Coming To Pool Near You? IT pros need to start conversations about how networked devices might change their businesses, no matter how unlikely the application might be." InformationWeek 9:09 AM
  • "Say what: The top tech quotes of 2012" CNET News 9:04 AM
  • "2012: A year of patents, mobile fights, and one big IPO" CNET News 9:04 AM
  • "The year in Google: Legal fights, acquisitions, mobile hardware - but little from core search business" V3 10:17 AM
  • "Top Ten Technology Articles and Interviews of 2012" Forbes 8:49 AM
  • "Instagram alternatives, steps to consider before deleting your account" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 10:21 AM
  • "How to protect your Instagram photos" CNNMoney 8:31 AM
Humor/Cartoons
  • "The Onion uncovers Apple's new 'iPhone 5C'/A new model already? Yep, the next iPhone will cater expressly to a very important market: college girls." CNET Reviews 5:45 PM
  • "Exclusive: A look at Tim Cook's holiday newsletter" Scoopertino 8:04 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "ESPN Releases Redesigned 'ScoreCenter' App for iPhone" MacRumors 11:14 PM
  • "ESPN brings new interface to ScoreCenter for Android and iOS" Engadget 11:13 PM
  • "iPhone App From Orion Health Connects Doctors to HIE Data" eWeek 8:11 PM
  • "Tumblr for iOS finally gets iPad support, featuring Path-like explore menu, markdown support" The Next Web 8:10 PM
  • "Tumblr launches its long-awaited app for iPad" The Verge 8:10 PM
  • "MindSnacks Moves To iPad, With More Educational Games" Forbes 8:07 PM
  • "CloudOn MS Office app adds support for iPhone, SkyDrive" Morningstar 5:47 PM
  • "Cute and cuddly Tickle Critters now available on iPhone iPad and Android" prMac 5:06 PM
  • "Where To? makes it incredibly easy to locate the closest steakhouse, bank branch, billiard club or anything else you may be looking for, at the drop of a hat! Finally you can find local businesses without any typing, using a slick, intuitive user experience." FutureTap 5:05 PM
  • "ESCORT and Dyle Mobile TV Bring Live Television to iOS Devices" Business Wire 3:54 PM
  • "Siano Debuts 'Meron'- New Mobile Wireless Accessory Transforms Android and AppleTM Devices Into Free TV!" Business Wire 3:53 PM
  • "Javelin Finds Android and iPhone are Attractive Fraud Targets in $20B Mobile Payments Market" Business Wire 3:53 PM
  • "With 5M Downloads To Date, MindSnacks Brings Its Addictive Educational Games To The iPad" TechCrunch 3:19 PM
  • "Google Launches Free Quickoffice iPad App For Google Apps For Business Customers, iPhone And Android Coming Soon" TechCrunch 3:19 PM
  • "Redbox Instant, Verizon's Netflix-killer, launches as private beta on iOS and Android" iDownload Blog 1:30 PM
  • "The Virtual Mall For The iPad, Flit Raises $750K From Crosslink, YouWeb And Others" TechCrunch 12:19 PM
  • "With Platform Ambitions In Mind, Evernote Updates Its iOS And Android SDKs, Including China And Business Support On iOS" TechCrunch 11:33 AM
  • "iStopMotion for iPad 2 Is Here and You're Going to Like the Sound of It" Boinx Software 11:27 AM
  • "Love your free players to unlock the full potential of free-to-play games" VentureBeat 10:33 AM
  • "Doodle Jump Christmas Special 2.0: Jump Your Way To The North Pole" RazorianFly 10:33 AM
  • "Flickr for iPhone gains better sharing features" iDownload Blog 10:30 AM
  • "The best apps of 2012: iOS, Android or Windows - our top ten this year" The Independent 9:45 AM
  • "Smithfly Waterproof Roll-Top Gadget Pouch Looks Pretty Fricken' Awesome" Cult of Mac 8:57 AM
  • "Last-Minute Gift Ideas for the Apple Lover" Apple Gazette 8:46 AM
  • "Apple's top iPhone apps of 2012" [Slideshow] MarketWatch 8:44 AM
  • "Stevie brings its unique take on social TV to the iPhone and grabs $1.5m funding from Horizons Ventures" The Next Web 8:22 AM
  • "After 5M iOS Downloads, House Remodeling Platform Houzz Launches Its Android App" TechCrunch 8:22 AM
  • "Leanback TV app Stevie releases iPhone version, raises $1.5M" GigaOM 8:18 AM
  • "yaPlayer: Video Player for iPhone + iPad" prMac 8:17 AM
  • "Fairy Fashion Show dress-up app for girls 3+ now on iOS and Android" prMac 8:17 AM
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  • "Cubasis 1.0 for Musicians - A Mobile Recording Studio for the iPad" prMac 8:16 AM
  • "MyCountdown for iOS: Countdown Special Events with Personalized Pictures" prMac 8:16 AM
  • "iScape 2.0 for iOS - Smart Landscape Design: Simple, Intuitive Controls" prMac 8:16 AM
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  • "Stack-a-Sleigh is Christmas themed enjoyment for the whole family" prMac 8:16 AM
  • "Quick Escape: Jail for iOS" prMac 8:16 AM
  • "Printsy Postcards - Send real postcards to any corner of the world" prMac 8:16 AM
  • "New App MDWorkout is Customized and Feature-Filled Workout Companion" prMac 8:16 AM
  • "Minipedia 3.0 Free for iOS - Offline Encyclopedia and Wikipedia Reader" prMac 8:16 AM
  • "Fuzel 2.0: The best collage maker for iPhone just got better" prMac 8:16 AM
  • "Fun and interactive toy trains for the iPad helps kids learn to count" prMac 8:16 AM
  • "Feed Eric Biscuits new accelerometer based game for iPhone" prMac 8:16 AM
  • "Cool Fraction Games for Kids: 4 Dice is a Math App for Middle School" prMac 8:16 AM
  • "Chord Dictionary 1.0 for iOS - Reverse Chord Lookup from the Fretboard" prMac 8:16 AM
  • "Childrens Bible Games and Activities Closing Childrens Bible iOS Trilogy" prMac 8:16 AM
  • "Call Bliss enhances iPhone's new Do Not Disturb feature" prMac 8:16 AM
  • "Sounds & Moves! PartyGoods - First 10 people can use for Free" prMac 8:16 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Dell, HP Windows 8 'Atom' Tablets Delayed Until 2013" InformationWeek 9:08 AM
  • "Dell to buy security vendor Credant: Dell will add Credant's data protection technology to its stable of enterprise security offerings" IDG News Service 9:23 AM
  • "Dell buys security firm Credant Technologies" V3 10:17 AM
  • "Dell to up Thailand investment by 50 percent" ZDNet 10:27 AM
  • "Meg Whitman's Task of Turning Around HP" [Video Report] Bloomberg 10:38 AM
  • "Harvard's Shih: Whitman Battles H-P Identity Crisis" [Video Report] Bloomberg 10:39 AM
  • "HP sheds light on enterprise giants' security know-how" V3 10:18 AM
  • "Larry Ellison Explains Where Oracle's Hiring And Who Got 'Downsized'" Business Insider 2:17 PM
  • "Oracle Sales, Profit Top Estimates on Cloud Computing Demand" Bloomberg 8:53 AM
  • "Oracle Q2 profits rise 18 percent, but hardware sales continue to slide" IDG News Service 9:41 AM
  • "Strong software sales boost Oracle shares" Reuters 8:53 AM
  • "Why Wall Street Still Owes Oracle an Apology" Forbes 8:53 AM
  • "Oracle's Java security update lacking, experts say: While Java applications can now be prevented from running in browsers, one analyst said the process for applying the settings makes it 'useless'" CSO 9:57 AM
  • "Oracle's budget flush comments cheer software sector" ZDNet 10:25 AM
  • "The year in Microsoft: Tablets, interface overhauls and social media moves" V3 10:17 AM
  • "In a Strange Reversal of Fortunes, Microsoft Woos Apple Developers: The software giant makes a bid for more apps for its new Windows 8 operating system." Technology Review 10:07 AM
  • "Microsoft courts Google Apps small-biz users with longer Office 365 free deal: Second pitch this week to customers abandoned by Google" Computerworld 9:23 AM
  • "Microsoft 'surprised' by Google Gmail 'winter cleaning'" The Register 10:13 AM
  • "Microsoft trying to fix post-Patch Tuesday OpenType rendering problem" ZDNet 10:26 AM
  • "IBM Gets $4.5 Million Tax Break On Analytics Center: Columbus grants Big Blue incentive package as IBM pledges to create hundreds of new jobs in big data analytics." InformationWeek 10:45 AM
  • "New NEC server has built-in batteries for backup power: NEC says the new high-end Express5800 server can eliminate the need for UPSes in data centers" IDG News Service 9:40 AM
  • "FCC launches web tool to help consumers get wise about mobile security" VentureBeat [Free Registration Required] 10:21 AM
  • "Chinese Catholic domain first drawn in ICANN lottery: There were no English language generic top level domains in the first 100 drawn" Techworld 10:08 AM
  • "Liquid metal wires stretch eight times original length: Researchers from North Carolina State University have created conductive wires that keep on working even while they're stretched up to eight times their original length." TG Daily 10:10 AM
  • "IT Workforce Can't Meet Demand for Cloud Skills" CIO 9:57 AM
  • "45,000 PCWorld readers name the brands they love (and love to hate)" PCWorld 9:52 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple iPad mini shipments may reach 12 million units by the end of 2012" DigiTimes 11:13 PM
  • "Apple: Too Bearish Street, New iPhone In June, Detwiler Says" Forbes 1:47 PM
  • "Apple: J.P. Morgan Pounds The Table; Improving iPhone Yields?" Forbes 8:40 AM
  • "Pay no mind to Apple's iPhone 5 order cuts, analyst says" CNET News 8:29 AM
  • "Video: Jim Cramer rips into Citi's hot-cold Apple analysis" Fortune 9:43 AM
  • "Apple: Piper's Top Internet Pick For 2013; Keeps $900 Target" Forbes 9:02 AM
  • "Piper taps Apple as Internet top pick for 2013" MarketWatch 8:44 AM
  • "AAPL iPhone Builds Adjusting to 'White Hot' Start, Says JP Morgan" Barron's 3:18 PM
  • "Apple Volatility: If You Can't Deal, Get on the Sidelines Says Kilburg" Breakout 8:41 AM
  • "Apple's capex to soar despite lowered iPhone output, says Citi" MarketWatch 8:42 AM
Industry News
  • "Apple weighs on techs, but Oracle rises: J.P. Morgan analyst downplays worries on Apple iPhone 5 demand" MarketWatch 10:33 AM
  • "U.S. stocks retreat as cliff tensions rise/House Speaker John Boehner: House will pass plan B Thursday" MarketWatch 4:26 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Fall on Housing Data, Budget Negotiations" Bloomberg 10:30 AM
  • "Fiscal Impasse Weighs on Wall Street" FOXBusiness 10:29 AM
  • "Stocks fall as investors await fiscal cliff deal" CNNMoney 4:26 PM
  • "Stocks End Lower as 'Cliff' Talks Turn Sour" CNBC 4:26 PM
  • "Stock futures hold gains after housing data/Global optimism: Japan's Nikkei busts through 10,000 level" MarketWatch 4:26 PM
  • "Stocks: Budget deal hopes prevail" CNNMoney 8:31 AM
  • "Stocks Fade at the Finish" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:27 PM
  • "Asia Markets: Japan's Nikkei sails over 10,000, leads Asia gains" MarketWatch 8:36 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks buoyed by German Ifo, Greek upgrade/Banks score further broad-based gains; Greece benchmark rallies" MarketWatch 5:30 PM
  • "Nasdaq's RIM shot: BlackBerry maker ejected from top 100" The Register 10:13 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 5:30 PM
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