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Tuesday Highlights: As the US vs. China trade war amps up, CNBC sees Apple as "most at risk" given almost 20% revenue flows from China; Michael Simon thinks "Apple Music has tipped the streaming scale" with new release from Beyonce, Jay-Z; Jonny Evans interviews two leaders at Deloitte on Apple's healthcare records initiative; in Australia, Apple sees US $6.7 million fine for misleading customers—reports in our Apple/Macintosh section; Tim Cook in Ireland to open Cork expansion; Market Realist takes a look inside Apple's declaration of war on cryptocurrency world; T-Mobile, Sprint put forth case to FCC for merger; Facebook decides autoplay video ads need to be inside your private Messenger chats; rumors of iPhone X Plus surface; PCWorld reviews new TP-Link Deco M9 Plus mesh router setup; iDownload Blog goes hands-on with Animoji in iOS 12.

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  • "Why Analysts and the Media Were Wrong About the iPhone 5 in China"  The Motley Fool 8:14 AM
  • "Apple: The Biggest Stock Market Tragedy of 2012"  TheStreet 8:50 AM
  • "Cries of Apple's Patents Being Found Invalid a Nice Pipe Dream" Patently Apple 11:52 AM
  • "Samsung sues Apple over Notification Center in Korea" iDownload Blog 8:01 AM
  • "You're Underestimating Apple's Business Opportunity"  The Motley Fool 12/22
  • "Apple Is On The Cusp Of Dominating The U.S. Smartphone Market" Business Insider 12/22
  • "China Unicom's iPhone 5 mainland sales soar"  China Daily 12/22
  • "Why Apple Needs a Really Expensive iPhone"  Cult of Mac 12/22
  • "Google finds its design voice on iOS" The Next Web 12/22
  • "Yes, Apple's Appealing The Samsung Patents Case!" Forbes 12/22
  • "Apple backs down. Decides not to be 'a bunch of ---holes': 'Technical issues' that scuttled a $140,000 Kickstarter project may have been resolved" Fortune 12/22
  • "Apple changes Lightning spec after killing Kickstarter dock" Crave @ CNET 12/22
  • "Apple Sued over OS X, iPhone Infringing General Electric Patent" Patently Apple 12/22
  • "Samsung Sues Apple in Korea over iOS Notifications Feature" Patently Apple 12/22
  • "Samsung reportedly sues Apple over notification center patent in Korea" Foss Patents 12/22
  • "Samsung sues Apple in Korea over iOS Notification Center" AppleInsider 12/22
  • "Where OS X security stands after a volatile 2012: And where are we going with OS X security in 2013?" Ars Technica 4:16 PM
  • "Motorola patent invalidated, may affect German iCloud ban" Electronista 12/22
  • "Apple seeds second Mac OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.3 update in two days" Macworld UK 12/21
  • "Power outage fries DSL modem and brings back kernel panics" Betalogue 12:26 PM
  • "OS X Mountain Lion Bible review" AppleTell 7:26 PM
  • "How to recover your Mac from a back up: If your Mac should crash, here's how to recover your Mac from a back up copy" Macworld UK 12/22
  • "QuarkXPress 9.5 with App Studio review: Quark has completely revamped its App Studio digital publishing offering with version 9.5 of QuarkXPress." Macworld UK 12/21
  • "MacPilot 5 review: When System Preferences doesn't give you enough control over your Mac's settings, turn to MacPilot 5." Macworld UK 12/21
  • "Make use of the built-in VPN service in OS X: In addition to client support for VPN, OS X contains a fully fledged VPN server" CNET Reviews 12/21
  • "Adding Metadata to Your Garageband Project" Mactuts+ 12/21
  • "Change Mission Control Animation Speed (Mountain Lion)" Mac OS X Hints 12/21
  • "How To Use Your Mac To Track Your Stock Market Losses From The Menubar" NoodleMac 12/21
  • "The Swiss Army Knife Of Mac Audio Recorders Lets You Record And Draw At The Same Time" McSolo 12/21
  • "Use Your Mac To Connect And Run Any Mac Or PC Anywhere Else In The World" Mac 360 12/21
  • "Worried About Wi-Fi Security On Your Mac? Use A VPN Shield To Protect Your Mac" BohemianBoomer 12/21
  • "No Apple Maps On The Mac? Use GMap To Bring Maps In An App To The Mac" Mac 360 12/21
  • "This Mac Video Converter App Converts 32 Audio And Video Formats" TeraTalks 12/21
  • "How This Nifty Mac Todo App Works Like Magic To Hide And Appear Without A Click" Mac 360 12/21
  • "Pages documents in the Cloud: 5 MB for a blank document with plain text?" Betalogue 8:49 AM
  • "Apple's Safari could have been named 'Freedom'" The Verge 12/21
  • "Safari browser could have been called iBrowse: Freedom and Alexander were also possible names for the browser" Macworld UK 12/21
Press Releases
  • "Please McBank, Can I Have Some More? The Ultimate Chrsitmas Mac App" prMac 8:50 AM
  • "Easily Create Personalized Cards On Your Mac This Holiday Season With Greeting Box" Cult of Mac 12/22
  • "Oracle releases VirtualBox 4.2.6" BetaNews 12/21
  • "The Omni Group's 2013: OmniFocus 2, OmniOutliner 4, New 'OmniPresence' Sync" MacStories 12/21
  • "Pixologic is pleased to announce the release of ZBrush 4R5!" Pixologic 12/21
  • "e-on software releases Carbon Scatter 2" Architosh 12/21
  • "Gehry Technologies updates GTeam" Architosh 12/21
  • "Zevrix Updates InPreflight for InDesign: Improves Vector EPS Handling" prMac 12/21
  • "SQLabs announces SQLiteManager" prMac 12/21
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Toymakers tremble as tots turn to tablets" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 12:30 PM
  • "Apple v. Samsung: Who's been editing the judge's Wikipedia entry? Someone with an axe to grind has been messing with Lucy Koh's page" Fortune 7:59 AM
  • "UPS man charged with stealing iPad Mini FedEx" CNET News 3:04 PM
  • "Watch This iPad Magician Do Cool Christmas Tricks" Mashable 3:03 PM
  • "E-book restrictions leave 'buyers' with few rights" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:11 AM
  • "Apple's Merry Christmas message from the fiscal cliff" Fortune 8:57 AM
  • "In pictures: Christmas gadgets in the nude" BBC 7:56 PM
  • "Google, Apple show off technology in holiday ads" PCWorld 8:52 AM
  • "Apple Drops Sweet Christmas-Themed iPad Ad" Mashable 12/22
  • "Apple posts new Xmas ad featuring iPad, iPad mini, FaceTime" MacNN 12/22
  • "Apple debuts new Christmas-themed TV ad for iPad, iPad mini, and FaceTime (with Video): This is one of Apple's better ads – ever" MacDailyNews 12/22
  • "New iPad Commercial 'I'll Be Home for Christmas' Now Airing" OS X Daily 12/22
  • "The funniest Apple stories of 2012: Weird, amusing and bizarre Apple stories from a very odd year" Macworld UK 12/22
  • "Bell, SaskTel iPhone 5 Available for $79 on 3 Year Term" iPhoneinCanada 12/22
  • "On truths, dreams, confessions--and the iPhone: A new restaurant in Miami encourages people to leave personal revelations for everyone to see. A quite startling one involves Apple's bond-inspiring gadget." CNET News 12/22
  • "Job's family Yacht supposedly impounded after payment dispute with designer Philippe Starck" iMore 12/22
  • "Apple tweaks Lightning spec following Kickstarter project gone awry: Apple today said it's changing its Lightning specification license to allow both the aged 30-pin adapter and the Lightning connector in a single accessory."  CNET News 12/21
  • "Apple statement on cancelled portable power Kickstarter project: technical issues prevent integration" VentureBeat 12/21
  • "Apple kills off portable charging project" TG Daily 12/21
  • "Apple's strict MFi terms force Kickstarter project to shut down" iDownload Blog 12/21
  • "Apple Kills The POP Kickstarter Project Over Lightning" Forbes 12/21
  • "Apple Kills Kickstarter Project That Raised $140,000" Business Insider 12/21
  • "Chitika: recent iOS 6 adoption spike due to China iPhone 5 launch" iDownload Blog 12/21
  • "Apple And Microsoft: A Holiday Retail Study" Seeking Alpha 12/21
  • "Inside The App Stores: Apple, Android & The Hottest App You've Never Heard Of" ReadWrite 12/21
  • "EU Issues Formal Objections Against Samsung For Patent Abuse" TechCrunch 12/21
  • "iPhone 5 Sales Up, Price Down" BYTE 12/21
  • "Apple and Research In Motion Paid Nokia Billions for a Piece of Paper" Benzinga Insights 12/21
  • "At the site of Apple's future 'spaceship' headquarters, HP's corporate wasteland is ... full of presents" VentureBeat 12/21
  • "The Wall Street Journal Signs Up for Apple's Subscription Service" AllThingsD 12/21
  • "Photos show Apple's new $304M Austin campus now under construction" AppleInsider 12/21
  • "Apple Could Be Set To Acquire Home Automation Company 'R2 Studios'" RazorianFly 12/21
  • "Apple, Google Eyeing Home Automation Company Purchase" The Mac Observer 12/21
  • "Halo 4 iOS Scam Apps Look To Lure Unsuspecting iPhone And iPad Owners Over Holiday Freeze [Update: The Apps Have Been Removed] TechCrunch 12/21
  • "Watch: FedEx guy delivers an iPad mini, UPS guy takes it" The Next Web 12/21
  • "Yacht commissioned by Steve Jobs impounded over unpaid bill to designer Philippe Starck: lawyer" AFP 12/21
  • "Steve Jobs' high-tech yacht impounded over bill dispute" BBC 12/21
  • "Dead Steve Jobs' mega yacht seized by testy Phillipe Starck" The Register 12/21
  • "Steve Jobs' Yacht Is Being Held In Amsterdam Over A Bill Dispute" Business Insider 12/21
  • "Steve Jobs' yacht impounded" CNET News 12/21
  • "Apple Loop: Cook Runner Up for Person of the Year, China iPhone Status, More Patent Drama, Naming Safari" Forbes 12/21
Non-Apple News
  • "Google Granted a Different Project Glass Design Patent" Patent Bolt 12/22
  • "Google to debut Motorola-built 'X phone' next year, takes aim at Apple and Samsung" AppleInsider 12/21
  • "Google 'X Phone' to compete with Apple and Samsung: Google-owned Motorola plans to release a sophisticated new smartphone next year, the Wall Street Journal reports." CNET News 12/21
  • "Google-Motorola working on new flagship 'X Phone' to take on iPhone 5 | 9to5Google" 9 to 5 Google 12/21
  • "Dish faces challenges ramping up its LTE network: The FCC has imposed some strict requirements on Dish's rollout of its recently-granted 4G LTE network." CNET News 12/21
  • "North Korea releases first computer game: Pyongyang Racer offers tour of capital's monuments" The Register 12/21
  • "Flutter Adds Gestural Controls to Netflix, YouTube, and More: The free software now lets you control music and video on the Web through a webcam-equipped computer." Technology Review 12/21
  • "Mobile's Next Major Integrated Layer: OS-Level Home Automation" TechCrunch 12/21
  • "For IT Job-Hunters, Relocation Is a Family Affair" CIO 12/21
  • "Stabuniq malware found on servers at U.S. financial institutions" IDG News Service 12/21
  • "The 'January Effect' for cyberattacks is real, say experts" CSO 12/21
  • "Fuzzy answers on service fees hit RIM: Analysts also cite expected cash burn with BlackBerry 10 launch" MarketWatch 12/21
  • "RIM will let customers pick services from a menu: The company will shift away from its all-in-one model when it introduces BlackBerry 10" IDG News Service 12/21
  • "$99 HiSense Pulse set-top box is powered by Google TV" TG Daily 12/21
  • "Google tests integrating Gmail activities into search results" PCWorld 12/21
  • "Cloud providers ready to strike with nuclear option/Cloud services come with a new risk: terms of use that allow your supplier to pull the plug on your site with little warning" InfoWorld 12/21
  • "Amazon Web Services Adds New Storage For Data Intensive Applications" TechCrunch 12/21
  • "Amazon: TV is about to get way more interesting" Fortune 12/21
  • "MIT boffins demonstrate NEW form of magnetism: Atom can't tell up from down in 'quantum spin liquid'" The Register 12/21
  • "Micron hit by manufacturing glitch, makes loss" EE Times 12/21
  • "Facebook quietly tests new Timeline design" CNET News 12/21
  • "Facebook tests charging $1 to send messages to strangers" BBC 12/21
  • "TV Everywhere, for Real, for Now: NimbleTV Starts a New York Trial Run" AllThingsD 12/21
  • "'AmazonCare' Might Be The Next Page Amazon Takes Out Of Apple's Playbook" TechCrunch 12/21
  • "RIM recognizes strength of Nokia's patent portfolio and signs up for a new license" Foss Patents 12/21
  • "Amazon: TV is about to get way more interesting/With the original programming strategies off all the major Internet video-streaming companies now in place, the TV business is about to change drastically." Fortune 12/21
  • "GoPayment drops Windows Phone support, recommends a new phone" The Verge 12/21
  • "Talkcast tonight, 10pm ET: Holiday cheer, Apple-style" TUAW 5:52 PM
  • "iMore show. Tonight. 9:00pm ET/6:00pm PT. Be here." iMore 5:52 PM
  • "Apple's Biggest Challenge, 2 CEOs on the Hot Seat, and 3 Picks for 2013" The Motley Fool 3:41 PM
  • "Jim Dalrymple on Apple's CEO Tim Cook, Vendor Appreciation OS Expectations and More" MacVoicesTV 12/22
  • "Introducing Macworld's iPhone 5 Superguide" Macworld 12/22
  • "Dennis Sellers Launches The Apple Daily Report" MacVoicesTV 12/21
  • "Gene Steinberg meets Michael Prospero of Laptop magazine, and John Martellaro of The Mac Observer, this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE!" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 12/21
  • "Guy Kawasaki Dishes On How Hard It Was To Work For Steve Jobs [Video] ReadWrite 12/21
  • "Thinner, Lighter 5th Generation iPad to Arrive in March 2013?" MacRumors 9:33 PM
  • "Rumor: A Thinner, Lighter Version Of The Big iPad Could Be Coming As Soon As March" Business Insider 12:25 PM
  • "JavaScript bug found in iOS 6's Smart App Banners" iDownload Blog 12/22
  • "iOS 6.0.2 update causing iPhone battery drain" AppleTell 12/22
  • "Apple's switch to HTTPS thwarts Chinese censors: Using the secure protocol for its online App Store prevents censors from blocking access to certain apps." CNET News 12/21
  • "Apple shifts iTunes to HTTPS, sidesteps China's censors" The Register 12/21
  • "Apple Moves Chinese App Store to HTTPS, Blocks Censoring" The Mac Observer 12/21
  • "Future iPhones may smell, taste, and touch (as well as see and hear): IBM 5 in 5 report describes future of computers with all five senses" Macworld UK 12/21
  • "Next iPad Mini Likely to Have Retina Display" MacNewsWorld 12/21
  • "Some users report iPhone 5 battery life issues with iOS 6.0.2" AppleInsider 12/21
  • "Apple's Latest Update Fixes One Problem With Your iPhone, But Causes Another" Business Insider 12/21
  • "iOS 6.0.2 triggering battery drain, say some users" CNET News 12/21
  • "iOS 6 bug reenables JavaScript in Safari without user consent" AppleInsider 12/21
  • "Apple's new iMac confirmed to be incompatible with VESA mounts" AppleInsider 12/21
  • "TSMC CEO insists US chip plant has nothing to do with Apple" iDownload Blog 12/21
  • "Hi all. I am running a 4-monitor setup at work on 10.8.2 on a Mac Pro with 2 Radeon 5770 video cards (2 monitors into each card). Since updating to Mountain Lion, I am having an issue where items dragged-and-dropped from applications to the desktop don't drop where I let go of the mouse. Instead, they drop into that same position on the next monitor. So, if I drop an email attachment out of Outlook onto the center of my main monitor, it will actually drop onto the center of the 2nd screen. If I drop onto the 4th screen, it ends up on the 1st screen." MacInTouch 12/21
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Boxing Day Apple deals: iPhone 5 from $0, deals on iPads, MacBooks & iPods, $7 albums on iTunes" 9 to 5 Mac 3:04 PM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 56 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 8:12 AM
  • "Best Buy knocks 20% off all iTunes gift cards. $100 card for $80 – $15 card for $12" 9 to 5 Mac 12/22
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 64 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 12/22
  • "Call of Mini: Brawlers For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 12/21
  • "Snowboard Hero For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $2.99)" Apple Sliced 12/21
  • "Asva The Monkey HD For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 12/21
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 12/21
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 12/21
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 12/21
  • "Apple resellers post last minute shipping deals for Mac and iPad deliveries by Christmas" AppleInsider 12/21
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 40 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 12/21

  • "Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch with Retina Display review" TrustedReviews 4:18 PM
  • "Review: TwelveSouth BookBook case for iPad mini" 9 to 5 Mac 3:05 PM
  • "FlexiShield Smart Cover Case for iPad Mini Review" Run Around Tech 8:18 AM
  • "iMac SSD Upgrade - Speed Comparison & Thoughts on Completion" YouTube: theunits3 12/22
  • "Targus iNotebook: Pen, paper and iPad" TUAW 12/22
  • "Mac Mini 2012 review" T3 12/21
  • "Extreme 7 Game Shootout: 27-inch iMac with GTX 680MX at Best and 2560x1440" Bare Feats 12/21
  • "Cut the cord: 13 set-top media streamers/Wondering which Internet streaming device is right for your living room? We help you weigh the options, from Apple TV and Roku to new Boxee, Google TV and NeoTV boxes." Computerworld 12/21
  • "LaCie CloudBox is the product Apple should have made" AppleDailyReport 12/21
  • "Review: JBL Micro Wireless is an impressive portable Bluetooth speaker for the price" TechHive 12/21
  • "Logitech Bluetooth Illuminated Keyboard K810 Review" 148Apps 12/21
  • "Review: ZAGGkeys Mini 7 and Mini 9 Keyboard Cases for the iPad Mini" iSource 12/21
  • "SilverLit Interactive Bluetooth Remote Control Enzo Ferrari review: Now you can drive a Ferrari using your iPhone" Macworld UK 12/21
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "WritePad for iPad App Review: 'Advanced' Handwriting Recognition?" Tapscape 8:54 PM
  • "The 20 Best iOS And Android Apps Of 2012" TechCrunch 3:04 PM
  • "Sleeping with the Enemy: Wordament on iOS/Wordament on iOS isn't a problem, but delivering Xbox LIVE Achievements on iOS is definitely a problem" Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows 12:26 PM
  • "Philip Glass, Music Apps, And The Future Of The Album" ReadWrite 8:12 AM
  • "Food sharing app Burpple serves up photo filters to make your latest eats look even tastier" The Next Web 8:09 AM
  • "Five Best Photo Filter Apps" Lifehacker 1:22 PM
  • "Three Apps To Expand Your Mind Over The Holidays" Forbes 8:16 AM
  • "ProCamera 4.0 Proves Why The App Is Worthy Of Its 'Pro' Name" App Advice 8:08 AM
  • "Fluxx Shines On iOS" Forbes 3:03 PM
  • "The Festive Apple 2012: Christmas games for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch" AppleTell 8:11 AM
  • "Apple's Pages for iOS still needs some work" GigaOM 12/22
  • "iPad cooking app showdown: holiday week edition/We go hands-on again with five cooking apps to see which comes out well-done." Ars Technica 12/22
  • "Nine Handy Airline Travel Apps for iPhone & iPad" Brighthand 12/22
  • "New York: Coffee Guide iPhone App Review: A Whole Latte to Love" Tapscape 12/22
  • "Five great holiday updates to popular iOS games" Macworld 12/22
  • "The 7 best iPad board games for Christmas: iPad-based board game fun for all the family" Macworld UK 12/22
  • "Create a Fun Pixellated Avatar with Pixelheads – iPad App Review" PadGadget 12/22
  • "Poke Is An iPhone Chat App From Facebook With Self-Destructing Messages" AddictiveTips 12/22
  • "App Review: 1Password for iOS keeps your digital life safe" Macworld 12/21
  • "Head To Head: Google Maps And Apple Maps Battle For iPhone Users" Mac 360 12/21
  • "Color Blindness Test from EnChroma: for the iPhone and iPad" eXtensions 12/21
  • "Buy Me A Pie! Gets Bump Support — iOS Users Can Now Bash Phones Together To Share Grocery Lists" TechCrunch 12/21
  • "Wine Without Tears: Wine Simplified Demystifies, Educates — iPad App Review" PadGadget 12/21
  • "Classified ad site Gumtree releases Android app for UK users and ad posting feature for iOS" The Next Web 12/21
  • "Forget Quicken Or Cheap Substitutes. Use Your iPad To Manage Your Money" Mac 360 12/21
  • "Review: This Is Not An App is one, and it's rather cloying" Macworld 12/21
  • "'Choice of Kung Fu' Review - Deeper Zen it Seems" Touch Arcade 12/21
  • "'Pixel Defenders Puzzle' Review - A Great New Match-3 with RPG Flavor" Touch Arcade 12/21
  • "'Cook, Serve, Delicious!' for iPad Review - Hot, Any Way You Slice.. er, Swipe It" Touch Arcade 12/21
  • "Alpha Zero Review: Alpha Zero offers great graphics and fun gameplay in a very popular genre." 148Apps 12/21
  • "Anomaly Korea Review" 148Apps 12/21
  • "Playmobil Pirates Revew: Looks like LEGO isn't the only kids toy that can make the transition to video game form." 148Apps 12/21
  • "How To Make Restaurant Reservations With Siri" App Advice 12:30 PM
  • "DIY iPhone 5 and iPad Mini Christmas Ornaments" iPhone Savior 12/22
  • "First day tips and tweaks for new MacBook owners" CNET Reviews 12/22
  • "How to Configure Language Support on Your iOS Device" The Mac Observer 12/22
  • "White balance: the iPhone photographer's little secret" iDownload Blog 12/22
  • "How To delete an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac from Find my iPhone" iMore 12/21
  • "Hook up an iPhone, or iPod, to your car | The Car Tech blog" CNET Reviews 12/21
  • "A Table View based app for iPhone (Part 2): In part 1 of this blog, we looked at setting up a table view based application using a plist to describe an NSDictionary of friends. If you have been following along, this part of the blog starts with the application as we left it in part 1." The iPhone Developer Resource 12/21
  • "Tips for using the coolest features of new Google Maps for iPhone" Los Angeles Times 12/22
  • "Last-Minute Tablet Shopping Tips: Need to score a tablet for someone on your shopping list before Tuesday? Here's advice on what you might be able to find in the nick of time." InformationWeek 12/22
  • "Shelly's Picks for Best Tablets for Kids" Shelly Palmer 12/22
  • "Do you need a case for your smartphone? In this edition of Ask Maggie, CNET's Marguerite Reardon offers some advice on smartphone cases and also helps a reader decide between the iPad Mini and the fourth generation iPad." CNET News 12/22
  • "Why does my external hard drive only show 2.2TB? Older hard-drive enclosures may be limited in the size of drive they can present to your system." MacFixIt 12/21
  • "Bugs & Fixes: Turning power off turns trouble on" Macworld 12/21
  • "Google touts 10 tips on how to use its iPhone Maps app" CNET News 12/21
  • "Apple Makes Jailbreaking More Difficult in iOS 6.1 Despite No Jailbreak for iOS 6" iClarified 8:55 PM
  • "Is Your Apple Store Packed This Holiday Weekend?" TheStreet 7:26 PM
  • "Cassandra -Monday Review: It will soon be Friday" eXtensions 6:49 PM
  • "Can Google Challenge Apple Without Apple's Manufacturing Prowess?"  Forbes 12:25 PM
  • "Instagram reverses service terms may still be bad news for iOS, Android users" PCWorld 8:09 AM
  • "A troubling promise in iPad Mini's new Xmas ad: In a touching ad for the iPad Mini, a girl plays a song to her grandfather over FaceTime. She promises to be home for Xmas. But is she just mocking granddad?" CNET News 12/22
  • "Top tech flops of 2012 tainted a good year for gadgets" ["Wrong-Way Award: Apple Maps; Bait-and-Switch Award: Microsoft Surface; Bad Idea Award: Google Nexus Q"] NBC News 12/22
  • "The Macalope Weekly: Perspective" Macworld 12/22
  • "Apple Backtracks On Its Decision To Kill Popular Kickstarter Project That Raised $140,000" Business Insider 12/22
  • "2012 a Year of Great Change in Apple Portables, Desktop to MacBook, and More 'Book News" Low End Mac 12/22
  • "Apple Services Status Monitor, Macs Users the Most Charitable, and More Mac News" Low End Mac 12/22
  • "The End of the Map: the enchanting era of geographic gaffes is coming to a close." 12/22
  • "Are Tablet Customers Being Duped? Can Apple Do Anything?" The Mac Observer 12/21
  • "The Forgotten eMate 300—15 years later" Macworld 12/21
  • "Why Does Apple Approve Fraudulent Apps for the App Store?" Apple Gazette 12/21
  • "Despite Competition, Apple's US Market Share Gains" Tech.pinions 12/21
  • "How Did Siri Get Its Name?" Forbes 12/21
  • "Without An 'iTV,' Apple's Growth Could Shrink To The Single Digits By 2015" BGR 12/21
  • "O'Grady's Best iOS apps of 2012" ZDNet 12/21
  • "The Apple vs Samsung Verdict, A Critique" Forbes 12/21
  • "An iPad lover's review of Microsoft Surface. You know what's coming, right?" BetaNews 12/21
  • "What the end of Google Sync means to you" Macworld 12/21
  • "Sex, Drugs, Theft and Destruction: What Really Goes On Inside An Apple Retail Store, And Why You Should Be Afraid" ReadWrite 12/21
  • "Corruption rife at Apple Stores, workers are on Santa's naughty list, report: Gizmodo's report reveals shocking misbehaviour at Apple Stores" Macworld UK 12/21
  • "Why everyone copies the Apple Store format" PalmAddict 12/21
  • "How Long Is The Long Trail And Tail Of Apple's Beleaguered Competitors?" PixoBebo 12/21
  • "What's Next For Social Mobile Games?" TechCrunch 12/22
  • "In defense of wires: Why we're not ready to cut all the cords just yet" Digital Trends 12/22
  • "That's not iPad 4, it's the new Archos 97 Titanium HD" BetaNews 12/22
  • "Tech Trek: Marrakech, Morocco" TechHive 12/22
  • "11 Amazing Apps Of 2012: Here are 11 applications that mattered in 2012 -- and a hint at what's to come. Each underscores meaningful software trends." InformationWeek 12/21
  • "My tech purchases of 2012, how they fared" ZDNet 12/21
  • "Tech's 20 Biggest Winners of 2012" [Slideshow] PCWorld 12/21
  • "Forget Kim Kardashian, here's what we really searched for in 2012" Los Angeles Times 12/21
  • "Beyond Apple and Google: 2012''s key enterprise shifts/Oracle, SAP, HP, and VMware all began to reinvent themselves in the past year to better face the new tech landscape" InfoWorld 12/21
  • "10 technologies that disappointed in 2012: From the Apple Maps fiasco to tanking stock prices for Facebook and Zynga, 2012 saw some real tech lowlights" [Slideshow] InfoWorld 12/21
  • "The 10 biggest tech grinches of 2012: Brains full of spiders, hearts full of unwashed socks, here are 2012''s mean ones of tech" [Slideshow] InfoWorld 12/21
  • "V3's technology review highlights of 2012" V3 12/21
  • "2012 Year in Review: Technology" [Slideshow] CBS News 12/21
  • "Web media: The 5 biggest stories of 2012" CNET News 12/21
  • "Taking stock of our tech lives" ZDNet 12/21
  • "10 Resolutions for CIOs to Kick-Start the New Year" CIO 12/21
  • "The smartphone you'll lust after -- for Christmas 2013: The YotaPhone dual-screen smartphone promises to take staying up to date to a compelling new level" InfoWorld 12/21
  • "ZDNet's tech predictions for 2013" ZDNet 12/21
  • "2013: Google Leads a Phone Price War" TheStreet 12/21
  • "Poll: If you worked for Google, which corporate gift would you pick?" Engadget 12/21
  • "Everything About eBooks & eReaders, Pt 6: Amazon Kindle Fire HD" The Mac Observer 12/21
  • "Dell XPS One 27 review — Windows fans finally get a beautiful and speedy iMac competitor" The Next Web 12/21
  • "ZDNet's tech predictions for 2013" ZDNet 12/21
  • "Streaming Forward: Where the Streaming Content Industry is Headed in 2013 and Beyond" AllThingsD 12/21
  • "Sorry, Microsoft: Users really want the Start menu back" InfoWorld 12/21
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "The Griffin Faces Case Gives Your New iPod touch Some Personality" App Advice 7:19 PM
  • "OneWed helps you plan your wedding on an iPad" GeekWire 3:40 PM
  • "Keep Your Hands Warm And Get Your Touchscreen On With The Etre FIVEPOINT Gloves" App Advice 3:05 PM
  • "Metal Slug marches onto iOS and Android" AppleTell 3:05 PM
  • "Top 5 Apps for Kids This Week" [Slideshow] Mashable 3:04 PM
  • "This iOS app calculates tips based on the performance of your server" The Next Web 1:22 PM
  • "Explore the Universe From Your Couch With This Free, Stellar iBook" Gizmodo 12:26 PM
  • "A miniature speaker amplifier for your desktop: The Pro-Ject Stereo Box S is a tiny thing, but it's big enough to bring desktop speakers to life!" CNET News 12:25 PM
  • "This Week's Must-Have iOS Apps: Wunderlist, Scanner Mini, Static & More [Roundup] Cult of Mac 8:50 AM
  • "AppSpace Launches Expense Tracker 2.0 iPad Application" prMac 8:08 AM
  • "The New Year's App will spice up the Party" prMac 8:08 AM
  • "New Free App Challenges Sports Fans" prMac 8:08 AM
  • "Dream Bucket List App - Live The Life You've Always Imagined" prMac 8:08 AM
  • "FlipSide case for iPhone packs stealthy game controls, plays on solar power (Video)" Engadget 8:01 AM
  • "Whited00r 6: Making Old iDevices Smart Again" AppleSlut 12/22
  • "NASA offers free e-book for iPad owners" TUAW 12/22
  • "In less than a day, Facebook's Poke displaces Google Maps as the App Store's most popular free app" The Next Web 12/22
  • "Now with you -- We find cool experiences happening nearby, and share them through public photo collages" Now 12/22
  • "It's A Facebook And Google World On Apple's App Store, Poke Hits #1 A Day After Its Release" TechCrunch 12/22
  • "Guidebox Launches To Become Your On-Demand TV Guide And DVR For The Web (And The iPad)" TechCrunch 12/22
  • "Today's Apps Gone Free: ARC Squadron, Ulmon London, Tesla Wars And More" App Advice 12/22
  • "NextGuide's iPad app updates its catalog with 18,000 Hulu clips" GigaOM 12/22
  • "Kill All The Zombies Before They Kill You In Ace Zombie Killer" App Advice 12/22
  • "iPhone 5 Covers to Protect and Enhance Your Apple Device" eWeek 12/22
  • "ShareBuilder's iPad App" Barron's 12/22
  • "Microsoft Releases Wordament, the First iPhone Game with Xbox Live Achievements" MacRumors 12/22
  • "Microsoft brings Wordament to iPhone, first iOS game with Xbox Live achievements" The Verge 12/22
  • "Any.DO Update Adds Location Reminders" iSource 12/22
  • "Here's An App That Could Make Holiday Dinners With The Family Less Painful" Business Insider 12/22
  • "Microsoft's Wordament lands on iOS with Xbox Live integration" iDownload Blog 12/22
  • "New Compact Printer Designs from Epson" eXtensions 12/22
  • "Emoji Sudoku Christmas Edition - Creative new twist on traditional Sudoku puzzles!" AppLabFun 12/22
  • "Guitar Made Easy" prMac 12/22
  • "iTree'4'Christmas, Wish a Merry Christmas 2.0 in the most creative way" prMac 12/22
  • "Good Measure 1.0 - A New Solitaire Game for iPad & iPhone from Sprightly" prMac 12/22
  • "gCloud Print App Version 2.0 is now available on the App Store" prMac 12/22
  • "Vintage Gadget 1.0 for iOS - The Only Utility App You Will Ever Need" prMac 12/22
  • "Success is Sweet for New Kids' Book" prMac 12/22
  • "Recards App Puts Fun Seasonal Greetings at Your Fingertips" prMac 12/22
  • "Puzzling Cubes released for iOS and Android" prMac 12/22
  • "Now Available - Saagara's Augmented Reality App" prMac 12/22
  • "Memory Jar app helps parents remember more of their kids' lives" prMac 12/22
  • "Leminder App Released - Perfect Timer for Your Kitchen" prMac 12/22
  • "Gun Hockey for iPad - Real-time physics casual board game" prMac 12/22
  • "FoxTube for Facebook 1.0 on iOS - High-Def, Social-Network Video Player" prMac 12/22
  • "Create Funny Caricatures with Face Warp Camera on iOS" prMac 12/22
  • "Can You Escape The Yard? Prison Run 2 for iOS Now Free for Limited Time" prMac 12/22
  • "Bass Drop Dubstep HD - The Most Expansive Dubstep Sampler and Keyboard" prMac 12/22
  • "Apple airs new holiday iPad commercial 'I'll Be Home'" 9 to 5 Mac 12/21
  • "Animoog 2.0 for iPad helps you crank out hits with accelerometer-controlled modulation" Engadget 12/21
  • "The Wall Street Journal joins iOS Newsstand" iLounge 12/21
  • "Best iPad accessories: Larger or Mini, here are the most useful accessories you should aim for (except for the iCade, which is just fun)." CNET Reviews 12/21
  • "Facebook Confirms Snapchat Competitor — Launching Poke iPhone App" AllThingsD 12/21
  • "From Karateka to Cubasis, 8 new iOS apps worth a try: Check out these apps, including one from a longtime Ars reader." Ars Technica 12/21
  • "CES News: Powerocks Announces Magic Cube & Stone3 Portable Power Bank Line - Don't be without your Cell Phone in an Emergency" Thomas PR 12/21
  • "Emmy Award-Winning PBS TV Series WordWorld™ Introduces New Early Learning App" Business Wire 12/21
  • "New IMDb for iPad, iPhone brings new UI, recommendations, more" FairerPlatform 12/21
  • "Need To Speak Chinese or Spanish? TableTop Translator for iPad Helps" MacPrices 12/21
  • "Best iOS App Of 2012 Winner Is... Google Maps" Cult of Mac 12/21
  • "My Pain Diary HD for iPad - End of Year Sale" PRWeb 12/21
  • "Diptic updates it's iOS collage creation app" TUAW 12/21
  • "Dennis Rodman returns to the court, helps promote Hothead mobile basketball game" GeekWire 12/21
  • "Last Minute Non-Obvious Holiday Gift Guide 2012" Tech.pinions 12/21
  • "The Week in iPhone Cases: Snowflake" [Slideshow] Macworld 12/21
  • "Event discovery startup WeGoOut updates its iOS app and site to help you interact at parties" The Next Web 12/21
  • "Gorgeous wedding inspiration that you can use to plan, book, or buy: now possible on your iPad, with OneWed's Wedding Inspiration app." PRWeb 12/21
  • "New GEICO App for iPad highlights visual enhancements and even more convenient features" Business Wire 12/21
  • "Distro Issue 71 arrives with a look back at the year in tech" Engadget 12/21
  • "Disney's Storybook Deluxe Apps Discounted For Holidays" App Advice 12/21
  • "WhatsApp iPhone free limited time: Texting app reduced to free" BGR 12/21
  • "Turn your iPad into a games console with Joypad Games Console and Controller" iMore 12/21
  • "Tumblr updates its apps to support iPad" AppleTell 12/21
  • "Instagram for iOS updated with Facebook single sign-on and more" AppleTell 12/21
  • "Holiday Deals on iOS and OS X software" TUAW 12/21
  • "Holiday Mac Games Sale: 10 Titles Under $10, Borderlands 2 for 25% Off" FairerPlatform 12/21
  • "NimbleTV launches online TV service into New York beta: cable or satellite from anywhere on all your devices" The Verge 12/21
  • "iOS app switcher goes from The Verge forums to the iPhone screen" The Verge 12/21
  • "Play Board Games On Your iPad This Holiday Season" App Advice 12/21
  • "Our AppStart Guides Make Great Stocking Stuffers And They're Now Free To Download" App Advice 12/21
  • "Take A Trip Down Memory Lane With Path's New Moment Search Feature" App Advice 12/21
  • "Assault Bandit for iOS Universal is available now" prMac 12/21
  • "Restaurant and Food Vocab app added to ODW's Chinese Learning Range" prMac 12/21
  • "uQuitSmoking App in iTunes Store - Price Reduced For New Year Resolution" prMac 12/21
  • "iPhoto Library Manager 4.0 adds browsing, searching, duplicate detection" prMac 12/21
  • "ABC READING MAGIC 4 Silent Finale e Deluxe for iOS" prMac 12/21
  • "Tap Three Kingdoms Announces Christmas Events" prMac 12/21
  • "Sounds Like Adventure with Koto Go West" prMac 12/21
  • "Russian Developers Revolutionize Social Media with Manifest App" prMac 12/21
  • "Resolutions 2013 App Puts Your New Year's Resolutions on Autopilot" prMac 12/21
  • "Quickly Learn A New Language With Selectsoft's Travel Talk Apps" prMac 12/21
  • "Popular Social Educational Game BrainNook Launches For iPad" prMac 12/21
  • "Popular Bamba Ice Cream iPad App for Kids Makes its Way to Russia" prMac 12/21
  • "Padgram 3.0 for iPad: Powerful Instagram Viewer is U.S. Top 15 Photo App" prMac 12/21
  • "Photo Sharing App Makes People Think Before They Post with 1 Post a Day" prMac 12/21
  • "ONcE UPon a Number - Approved and released on 12/12/12 - Coincidence?" prMac 12/21
  • "Nosy Crow Launches Second Life Science Book App, Rounds: Parker Penguin" prMac 12/21
  • "New ASL Expressions App Is The Fast Way To Learn Sign Language" prMac 12/21
  • "New App Helps Support Children in Need" prMac 12/21
  • "Mahjong Prime 3D Features Stunning Must-See Graphics" prMac 12/21
  • "Liners - funny, crazy, and interesting one-liners worth your time" prMac 12/21
Computer Industry
  • "No Sales Pop for a New Version of Windows" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4:21 PM
  • "NY Times article says Windows 8 sales are disappointing, are they right or wrong?" WinBeta 6:08 PM
  • "Business adoption of Windows 8 remains low in Europe: Windows 8 sales to businesses in the month after its release amounted to just 8 percent" Techworld 3:04 PM
  • "What is new in Windows 8? One look at Windows 8 and you will realise it is very different to any of Microsoft's previous operating systems.?Here are 20 key new features, improvements and additions" Computeract!ve 6:13 PM
  • "Lenovo, Dell, HP Windows 8 Tablets on Hold Due to Problems in Drivers" Capital Technologies 7:20 PM
  • "Surface Pro Vs Surface RT – Why Not a Happy Medium, Microsoft?" Press Blue 8:22 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface tablet pops up in U.K. retail store" PC Tablet 8:22 AM
  • "After first-round success, Microsoft accelerator lines up its new start-ups" The Times of Israel 8:22 AM
  • "Microsoft patents long-distance virtual handshakes, hugs" GeekWire 8:11 AM
  • "IBM offers a real sense of future technology IBM has collated research data from around the world and predicts the new era of technology will introduce cognitive systems, mimicking the five senses of humans" Manufacturing Digital 8:23 AM
  • "Q&A: Chao Zhang explains how humans will interact with computers in the future" GeekWire 12:25 PM
  • "Amazon, Google on collision course in 2013" Reuters 12:25 PM
  • "Technology trends of 2012 and what's coming" Canadian Press 8:22 AM
  • "Oracle Sales Bode Well for Investors and Tech Sector: A move in the right direction for a change in the sector" InvestorPlace 12/22
  • "Here comes Microsoft Surface Pro, 64 bits and all: The Windows 8 Pro version of Microsoft's Surface tablet is just around the corner. Here's what to expect." CNET News 12/22
  • "Mozilla backpedals on Firefox 64-bit for Windows, will keep nightly builds coming after all" The Next Web 12/22
  • "IE beats Firefox, Chrome in Microsoft's Penguin Mark" Ghacks 12/22
  • "HTC Set to Join Nokia, Others in Windows Tablet Rush" eWeek 12/22
  • "Microsoft's Visual Studio will gain some Expression" Physorg 12/22
  • "Dell Inc.'s acquisition targets record remarkable growth figures" US Daily Stock 12/22
  • "From Samsung to Hewlett-Packard–and Everything in Between" Barron's 12/22
  • "Intel Designs Energy-efficient Chips Worthy Of Competing With ARM Chipmakers." MobileBloom 12/22
  • "Google and Motorola making 'X Phone', report claims" Crave @ CNET 12/22
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Why Apple Should Announce A $100 Billion Stock Buyback" Seeking Alpha 4:09 PM
  • "Is Apple's Epic Run Over? Hidden Cost Advantages You Must Watch" The Motley Fool 3:03 PM
  • "The Perfect Options Play For The Apple Earnings Announcement?" Seeking Alpha 8:14 AM
  • "Deutsche Telekom: iPhone Deal, Investments To Help This 8.2% Dividend Yielder Grow" Seeking Alpha 8:14 AM
  • "Underdog Research In Motion's stock doing better than titan Apple's" Washington Post 12/22
  • "Apple: 2013 Will Be Rewarding To Shareholders" Seeking Alpha 12/21
  • "Analysis: Apple's swoon exposes risk lurking in mutual funds" Reuters 12/21
  • "Apple Fanatics, Bulls and Bears: A 2013 Preview for All" TheStreet 12/21
  • "Apple: Another Day, Another Estimate Cut (This Time, RBC)" Forbes 12/21
  • "Apple investors: should you panic?" MarketWatch 12/21
Industry News
  • "Tech Stocks: Research In Motion, Apple shares fall/Micron stock also retreats after company posts wider loss" MarketWatch 12/21
  • "U.S. stocks slide as budget hopes dim/Johnson: Going over fiscal cliff 'will lead to a recession'" MarketWatch 12/21
  • "Stocks Tumble, Volatility Surges Amid Fiscal Woes" FOXBusiness 12/21
  • "U.S. Stocks Drop as House Republicans Cancel Vote" Bloomberg 12/21
  • "Stocks Fall as Republican Leader Loses Control of His Party" TheStreet 12/21
  • "Stocks close down nearly 1% on fiscal cliff fears" CNNMoney 12/21
  • "Stocks sink after Republicans cancel budget vote: Investors sent Washington a reminder Friday that Wall Street is a power player in talks to avoid the 'fiscal cliff.'" Associated Press 12/21
  • "Despite Triple-Digit Drop, Dow Gains for Week" 12/21
  • "Stocks set to fall as fiscal cliff looms" CNNMoney 12/21
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks fall as budget deal optimism fades" MarketWatch 12/21
  • "Europe Markets: U.S. 'cliff' turmoil sinks European stocks/Greece's equities benchmark resumes move higher" MarketWatch 12/21
  • "European Stocks Pull Back" 12/21
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 12/21
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares down at 1 p.m." Associated Press 12/21
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares down at the close of trading" Associated Press 12/21

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