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MacSurfer's Archive: Sunday, December 30, 2012
 

 

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Patent wars: US ITC judge recommends ban on Samsung products in Apple spat/However, Samsung might still be able to sell redesigned versions of products" Macworld UK 6:45 AM
  • "ITC judge: Samsung should post massive bond ahead of US sales ban" AppleInsider 6:46 AM
  • "Why Does the Peanut Gallery Hate Apple?" TheStreet 3:38 PM
  • "Is Apple's Epic Run Over? The Key to the Company's Pricing Advantage" The Motley Fool 3:39 PM
  • "ITC judge wants Samsung to post a bond of 88% of its U.S. smartphone sales due to Apple patent case" Foss Patents 12/29
  • "ITC Judge recommends Samsung post 88 percent value bond, import bans in Apple patent case" Engadget 12/29
  • "ITC judge recommends ban on Samsung devices infringing on Apple patents: Following an October preliminary finding, judge also approves design tweaks for Samsung." Ars Technica 12/29
  • "Details of proposed sanctions emerge in Apple-Samsung case: Sanctions against Samsung in patent case before U.S. International Trade Commission would involve sales, import ban and posting of bond for 88 percent of value of smartphones at issue while potential bans were under review." CNET News 12/29
  • "Apple (AAPL) Drops Patent Claim Against Samsung's S III Mini in the U.S." Wall Street Pit 12/29
  • "Apple's wild ride, set to music" Fortune 12/29
  • "No Matter How You Look at It, Apple's Shares Are Cheap" Barron's 12/29
  • "The Idea That Apple's Best Days Are Behind It Is Absurd/" Business Insider 12/29
  • "'Not Deliberate' Says Google, On Google Finance Showing Apple Stock Chart For 'Sell'" Search Engine Land 12/29
OS X
News
  • "BlueStacks now lets you run every Android app on Mac as it moves to beta" 9 to 5 Mac 9:11 AM
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "Q&A: MacFixIt Answers/This week, readers e-mailed in questions about RAM prices for MacBook systems, resetting admin passwords, and more." CNET Reviews 12/28
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Corel AfterShot Pro vs Adobe Lightroom 4: Noise Reduction" Foliovision 12/28
  • "Audirvana Plus audiophile music player (review)" IT.Enquirer 12/28
  • "Favorite Mac Gems of 2012" Macworld 12/28
  • "How to quickly set calendar times in OS X: If needed, you can take advantage of the OS X Calendar's ability to identify time frames to enter events faster." MacFixIt 12/28
  • "How to Create a Keyboard Shortcut for Menu Items Everywhere" Mactuts+ 12/28
  • "Get Emoji Definitions Quickly in iOS" OS X Daily 12/28
  • "Let's Talk About One-Trick Pony Apps For Your Mac (the app that's always on top)" NoodleMac 12/28
  • "How An App Makes Your Mac Faster And Makes Your Battery Last Longer" BohemianBoomer 12/28
  • "A Simple, Inexpensive Way To Create Subtitles Or Captions On Your Movies" McSolo 12/28
  • "Is There A Simple, Easy, Inexpensive Way To Hide Files And Folders On A Mac?" Mac 360 12/28
  • "How This Clever, Free App Can Help You Become A Mac Power User" TeraTalks 12/28
Op/Ed
  • "Stupidity That's Hereditary" Rixstep 12/28
  • "Why Apple does cloud computing right." PalmAddict 12/28
Press Releases
  • "GraphicConverter 8.5 Adds Retina, 16-bit Grayscale RAW Support, More" FairerPlatform 12/28
  • "Bluestacks App Player brings 750,000 Android apps to OS X" T3 12/28
  • "Zevrix Extends 50% Holiday Sale until January 5 for All Products" prMac 12/28
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Bill & Melinda Gates Uphold Household Ban on Apple Products Despite the Death of Zune" Maximum PC 3:40 PM
  • "A learning strategy: Sheboygan Area Shool District plans to proVide an iPad to every 6th-grader" Sheboygan Press 7:00 AM
  • "iPhone and iPad sales: Two Christmas Day data points/1) 17 million iOS and Android devices activated; 2) App Store downloads up 87%" Fortune 12/28
  • "Apple's Christmas gift - an 87 percent rise in app downloads" CNET News 12/28
  • "iPad continues to lead the tablet market in web traffic" SlashGear 12/28
  • "Report: iPad Still Destroying Other Tablets in Web Usage" Mashable 12/28
  • "Huge iOS and Android Activity on Christmas Day" Forbes 12/28
  • "It's Getting More Costly for iPhone App Makers to Get Loyal Customers" AllThingsD 12/28
  • "Apple sees big slide in customer satisfaction" TG Daily 12/28
  • "Analyst: Apple may have to pay for 'iPhone' name in Brazil" Electronista 12/28
  • "YouTube, Google Maps top list of most download apps on Christmas Day" iDownload Blog 12/28
  • "Apple designer shows off early prototypes in new book" Electronista 12/28
  • "Early Apple Computer And Tablet Designs Reveal The iMac And iPad That Might Have Been" TechCrunch 12/28
  • "How Apple's holistic approach to design began back in 1982" Ars Technica 12/28
  • "Upcoming book gives look at early Apple designs" CNET News 12/28
  • "Apple Computer Designs That You've Never Seen [Video] Mashable 12/28
  • "China's ZTE Targets iPhone" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 12/28
  • "Ihnatko: The best tech products of 2012" Chicago Sun-Times [Free Registration Required] 12/28
  • "New York City Mayor Bloomberg blames iPhones & iPads for increase in crime" 9 to 5 Mac 12/28
  • "Mayor Bloomberg blames Apple thefts for rise in New York City crime rate" The Verge 12/28
  • "NYC mayor blames theft of Apple devices for uptick in crime" CNET News 12/28
Non-Apple News
  • "Microsoft Invents Smart Walls for Next-Gen Homes & Offices" Patent Bolt 12/28
  • "Trend 2013: Desktop Computers with Tiltable Touch Displays" Patent Bolt 12/28
  • "Google's new VP9 video technology reaches public view" CNET News 12/28
  • "Here Comes the First Smartphone for Baby Boomers" TheStreet 12/28
  • "LG Display bringing Retina Display-like resolution to 7-inch tablets, 12.9-inch laptop screen" ZDNet 12/28
  • "Japanese mobile carriers beg users to limit New Year's texts, calls" IDG News Service 12/28
  • "Ouya game consoles now on their way to developers" CNET News 12/28
  • "OUYA Ships 1,200 Development Consoles, Shows Off Its Pre-Release Android Gaming Hardware On Video" TechCrunch 12/28
  • "Mobile gift cards increase in popularity" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 12/28
  • "Schools use smart devices to help make kids smarter" USA Today 12/28
  • "All is well after Zuckerberg photo flap" CNN 12/28
  • "Bug reveals 'deleted' Snapchat videos" BBC 12/28
  • "Kim Dotcom To Host Mega's Launch Event At His New Mega Zealand Mansion Next Month" TechCrunch 12/28
  • "DotCom promises splashy launch for Mega" CNET News 12/28
  • "Report: Fujitsu President Says Windows 8 Demand Weak, Intros New Smartphone" PC Magazine 12/28
  • "Weak Windows 8 Demand Saps PC Sales, Fujitsu President Says" Bloomberg 12/28
  • "Cisco, HP, Walmart, others support Judge Posner, propose methodologies for patent damages" Foss Patents 12/28
  • "Android-Android war raging in Korea as LG seeks injunction against Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1" Foss Patents 12/28
Publications/Podcasts
  • "MGG 430: Troubleshooting Failed Startups (of your Mac!)" The Mac Observer 12:06 PM
  • "Apple 2.0's ten most-read stories of 2012" Fortune 11:43 AM
  • "Hartmut Esslinger's Upcoming Book Reveals Early Apple Designs" Design Trend 12/29
  • "Gene Steinberg meets Peter Cohen, from The Loop and the Angry Mac Bastards radio show, and Kirk McElhearn, Macworld's 'iTunes Guy,' this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE!" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 12/28
  • "New iPads In March And Our iOS 7 Hopes And Dreams On Our All-New CultCast" Cult of Mac 12/28
  • "Podcast: End of Year Review - 2012 Apple products plus Holiday wrap up" Insanely Great Mac 12/28
Hardware/Software
  • "Steve Wozniak praises panorama app that spins iPhone: Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has become the latest fan of a new iPhone app that uses the phone's vibrate function to create Video panoramas." Telegraph 7:01 AM
  • "Apple iWatch: latest rumours suggest a wearable revolution/Chinese news sites claim Apple's iWatch would use Intel chips and proVide a new interface for the best-selling iPhone." Telegraph 6:43 AM
  • "Ultrabook vendors concerned about revision of MacBook Air in 2013" ["The sources pointed out that the MacBook Air for 2013 will feature a new processor platform, but its industrial design will not see any major changes."]  DigiTimes 12/28
  • "Apple to Update MacBook Pro and MacBook Air in June 2013 with New Processors, All Retina?" MacRumors 12/28
  • "Here Come New, More Powerful Versions Of Apple's Best Computer, The MacBook Air" Business Insider 12/28
  • "Suppliers hint at changes to MacBook Air -- Digitimes" CNET News 12/28
  • "Rumor: New MacBook Pro and MacBook Air Due In June 2013" Apple Bitch 12/28
  • "Apple Suppliers To Continue Work During Chinese New Year To Meet High Market Demand" App Advice 12/28
  • "Strong demand prompts Apple suppliers to work during Chinese New Year" AppleInsider 12/28
  • "'Insatiable demand' for iPad mini drives stock-outs in China" AppleInsider 12/28
  • "iPad mini in hot demand in China -- analyst" CNET News 12/28
AppleCare/Helps
  • "I have a little later (mid-year vintage) model of that machine and so far am having no issues. However, there are some things to try and sleuthing to do. I would first try two things: Try resetting the PRAM and the SMC. There are instructions for both procedures all over the place. Also, determine if this happens only when the 9400 is involved, or does it happen with the 9600 (or with both). Are there any console messages that occur just prior to the panic? What software is running at the time of the crash? Do you recall installing any particular software or attaching any special hardware just prior to this syndrome beginning?" MacInTouch 12/28
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Fruitopia For iPhone Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 12/29
  • "World of Blocks For iPhone Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 12/29
  • "ORBITAL HD For iPad Is Free Today (Was $2.99), The iPhone Version Is Also Free" Apple Sliced 12/29
  • "Apple drops prices on refurbished Mac Minis by $50, now start at $469" 9 to 5 Mac 12/29
  • "Defender II For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 12/28
  • "LensFlare For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 12/28
  • "Puzz For iPad Is Free Today (Was $1.99)" Apple Sliced 12/28
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 12/28
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 12/28
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 12/28
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 80 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 12/28
  • "2012 iPod touch Deals: New from $185, Refurbished from $129" FairerPlatform 12/28

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Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "IRL: Wacom Bamboo Splash, Triggertrap Mobile and the iPad 3" Engadget 3:38 PM
  • "Apple iMac 21.5in (Late 2012) review" PC Advisor 12/29
  • "Mujjo Sleeve for iPad mini Review" iSource 12/29
  • "The Pen Is Mightier Than the Swipe: Whether you're a Matisse or a Molière, there's a tablet stylus out there for you" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 12/28
  • "Review of Proporta's iPhone 4/4S Mizu Shell" It's All Tech 12/28
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Useful Free Graphing App for the iPad: DataAnalysis" eXtensions 7:07 AM
  • "Major iOS Updates to Korg, Animoog, Magellan – And Audiobus Support Spreads Fast" CreateDigitalMusic 12/29
  • "30 best iPad apps" PC Pro [Free Registration Required] 12/29
  • "Review: iTrack Solo is a fun musical gadget" USA Today 12/28
  • "OneWed Brings Its Inspirational Wedding Imagery To iPad" TechCrunch 12/28
  • "Appidemic: GoTranslate for Google Translate for iPhone, iPad and IPOD touch" AppleTell 12/28
  • "Best iPhone and iPad Games of 2012: Arcade" Touch Arcade 12/28
  • "Nine great games for your new iPhone or iPad" Macworld 12/28
  • "How To Put 150 Apps Into Your iPhone For 99-cents (and why you want to)" Mac 360 12/28
  • "Play With Your Food in ZeptoLab's Newest Game, Pudding Monsters HD – iPad Game Review" PadGadget 12/28
  • "iPad App Video Review: Anomaly Korea" Appolicious 12/28
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How To download YouTube Videos to your iPhone or iPod touch" PC Advisor 7:06 AM
  • "How To Save Facebook Poke Or Snapchat Pictures And Videos Received On iPhone" Redmond Pie 12/29
  • "How To Enable Topography Mode On Google Maps For iPhone" Redmond Pie 12/29
  • "How to make a Mac Plus clock" Macworld 12/28
  • "Siri: The ultimate guide" iMore 12/28
Tips
  • "Tips to help your smartphone work better" [Video Report] CNET News 12/28
  • "Top Five Art Apps To Bring Out Your Creative Side — New iPad Owner Starter Kit" PadGadget 12/28
  • "Find the Perfect Accessories for Your New iPad or iPad mini" PadGadget 12/28
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Cassandra -Monday Review: It will soon be 2013" eXtensions 7:32 PM
  • "2012 Taught Apple How To Say Sorry" Fast Company 8:34 AM
  • "AirPort Express Setup Failure: Is 2012 the Year of the Lemon?" Kirkville 6:57 AM
  • "Dammit, I'm a doctor, not an iPhone! Medical breakthrough of 2013? Tricorders" New York Post 6:44 AM
  • "Is the iPad Set for a Holiday Blowout or Blowup?" The Motley Fool 12/29
  • "Steve Jobs Isn't The Only Kind Of Artist Leader" Forbes 12/29
  • "Google's big push to make better iOS apps than Apple" GigaOM 12/29
  • "What Is an iPhone? My dumbphone experiment takes an unexpected twist." Technology Review 12/29
  • "Type 'sell' into Google Finance and take a bite out of Apple: It's not clear why, exactly, this is happening, but as of this writing, if you type 'sell' into Google Finance, you get Apple's rather sullen stock chart. Algorithmic slip-up? Or gremlinesque Android?" CNET News 12/29
  • "Top Comments: The Problems with Facebook, Windows and Apple" Mashable 12/29
  • "Apple And Google Race For Black Gold" Forbes 12/29
  • "The Macalope Weekly: Small sample sizes"  Macworld 12/29
  • "ITC judge recommends ban on Samsung devices infringing on Apple patents: Following an October preliminary finding, judge also approves design tweaks for Samsung." Ars Technica 12/29
  • "Loss Of Apple'S Processor Business Unlikely To Affect Samsung" BGR 12/28
  • "Attempts to ban Apple devices could see Samsung fined $15 billion" TUAW 12/28
  • "The Sad Tale of Two Apple Audio Players" 512 Pixels 12/28
  • "Apple's iPad Generates 87% of Pre-Xmas Tablet Web Traffic" The Mac Observer 12/28
  • "Man Bites Dog: China Fines Apple for Copyright Infringement" TechNewsWorld 12/28
  • "China iPad mini Demand Called 'Insatiable" Tapscape 12/28
  • "Sorry folks, book publishers don't know Apple's plans" TUAW 12/28
  • "Rethinking The Mobile App 'Walkthrough'" TechCrunch 12/28
  • "The Year of Doom For Microsoft, Google and Apple" Forbes 12/28
  • "Why I Might Drop the iPhone 5 for the Galaxy Note II, and you should too." ["All in all, Apple has fallen behind the curve. After trying the Galaxy Note II for two weeks, it's clear that Android Jellybean (4.1) has managed to pull ahead. And the second iteration of the Note – a device I've made fun of since before it even made it to the shelves – is a far better phone, semantically and as a competitive computer."] Forbes 12/28
  • "Tim Cook's $4.2M Compensation; Foxconn's Improving Conditions; EA Scrubs Gun Links" PC Magazine 12/28
  • "Are tablets now disposable computing devices? Summary: With the price of 7" tablets now reaching the sub-$200 level, should they be considered disposable computing devices?" ZDNet 12/28
  • "Can the N.Y. Times ride Apple all the way to a Pulitzer? Part 9 in its iEconomy series, published Thursday, is the hammer that tries to nail it" Fortune 12/28
  • "Social networks, Apple, Microsoft and Linux in 2013" The Inquirer 12/28
  • "Looking back at my Apple-related predictions for 2012" AppleDailyReport 12/28
  • "Shut Up, You're Not Apple" Forbes 12/28
  • "Is AppleCare extended warranty coverage worth the money?" AppleTell 12/28
  • "[Wayne] The tech I used most in 2012" BetaNews 12/28
  • "The Most Disturbing New Trend For Apple Customers In 2012" PixoBebo 12/28
Non-Apple
  • "Silicon Valley conquers Hollywood 2013 — Setting the scene" I, Cringely 6:55 AM
  • "Tech's biggest misfires of 2012" Engadget 6:54 AM
  • "The Wii U Is The Nintendo'S Last Console" BGR 12/28
  • "5 common computer problems you can fix yourself" USA Today 12/28
  • "Raspberry Pi Hack Turns The Ultra-Affordable Computer Into An AirPlay Receiver" TechCrunch 12/28
  • "ASUS Matrix Radeon HD 7970 Platinum Review" HotHardware 12/28
  • "16 of the most useful cloud management tools" Network World 12/28
  • "Digitimes Research: Loss of Apple processor orders unlikely to affect Samsung" DigiTimes 12/28
  • "Zuckerberg Photo Flap: 4 Lessons/What Randi Zuckerberg's 'private' Facebook photo -- and subsequent Twitter fuming -- can teach the rest of us about social business." InformationWeek 12/28
  • "Tips to help your smartphone work better" [Video Report] CNET News 12/28
  • "Can New BlackBerries Help Save Research in Motion?" [Video Report] TheStreet 12/28
  • "Google Music Scan and Match swaps explicit songs for clean tracks" TG Daily 12/28
  • "2 Tech Moments of 2012 That Made You Say 'WTF?'" Wired Magazine 12/28
  • "2012: The tech year in cartoons/From SOPA to the Petraeus affair, here's a look at some of the year's biggest IT stories from the pen of Computerworld's editorial cartoonist, John Klossner." Computerworld 12/28
  • "Mobile's Biggest Losers In 2012: The last twelve months have been turbulent for smartphone makers and wireless network providers. Here's who took it on the chin hardest." InformationWeek 12/28
  • "Drones, phones and other 2012 privacy threats" Computerworld 12/28
  • "The top 10 trends in enterprise cloud for 2013" VentureBeat [Free Registration Required] 12/28
  • "Security in 2013: The rise of mobile malware and fall of hacktivism" PCWorld 12/28
  • "2012''s worst security exploits, fails and blunders" PCWorld 12/28
  • "10 Biggest Information Security Stories Of 2012: From John McAfee's escape from Belize to the privacy debacle that compromised CIA director Petraeus' career, 2012 had no shortage of security shockers." InformationWeek 12/28
  • "Video games in 2012: A year of high-octane sequels" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 12/28
  • "How Amazon ruined my Christmas: Netflix's Christmas outage is yet another reminder that downtime happens at the worst possible time and the cloud is not inherently resilient." ZDNet 12/28
  • "Could These 6 Pending Regulations Destroy The Internet In 2013?" ReadWrite 12/28
  • "After initial flop, does Google+ have a secret weapon for a comeback?" Beatweek Magazine 12/28
  • "Seriously, Google? Really? How Google's Math Kills The Web As You Know It" Mac 360 12/28
Humor/Cartoons
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "TaskOne turns the iPhone into a legitimate pocket knife" Gizmag 10:08 PM
  • "2 top camera apps for iPhone and iPad go free on New Year's Eve" prMac 8:12 AM
  • "Google Promotes iOS Apps After Maps Success" Mashable 12/29
  • "newPCgadgets and newMacgadgets introduces the new iPad Mini Wall Mount Frame. Like their other popular Apple Store inspired products, the new iPad Mini Wall Mount Frame is sure to be a favorite among consumers and businesses alike." newPCgadgets 12/29
  • "Dieter Rams Design Principles used to create Audio Recorder App - Rcrdr" prMac 12/29
  • "New Year App Blowout - 25 App Indie iOS Sale - 5th Annual" prMac 12/29
  • "Digiarty Released Space Settlers - First Online Sci-Fi RTS iPhone Game" prMac 12/29
  • "Rockmelt brings the best of the internet to your iPhone and iPad" iMore 12/29
  • "New York's MTA releases Subway Time app, lets users know exact train arrival times" iMore 12/29
  • "New iOS app shows NY subway arrival times" CNET Reviews 12/28
  • "2012 iMore editors choice awards" iMore 12/28
  • "Best iPhone and iPad Games of 2012 Roundup" Touch Arcade 12/28
  • "How To Get A Reminder / Memo Alert On Your iPhone's Lock Screen" Redmond Pie 12/28
  • "New York Makes Subway Arrival Times Available to Mobile Apps" AllThingsD 12/28
  • "Artwizz Induction Charger Pro + Mac" iLounge 12/28
  • "Roamz Prepares A 'Street View For Social' Using New Google Maps iOS SDK" TechCrunch 12/28
  • "Raspberry Pi Hack Turns The Ultra-Affordable Computer Into An AirPlay Receiver" TechCrunch 12/28
  • "New app uses iPhone's vibrate motor to take hands-free 360-degree video" iDownload Blog 12/28
  • "Cycloramic app takes panoramas by vibrating your iPhone in a circle" The Verge 12/28
  • "New iPhone apps worth downloading: TripLingo and Givit Video Highlighter updates, Wordament" Appolicious 12/28
  • "Orange Electronic to launch iPhone-, iPad-based tire pressure monitoring systems" DigiTimes 12/28
  • "Santa Adventure 1.0 for iOS - 3 gameplay experiences in 1 Christmas fun" prMac 12/28
  • "ProCamera 4.0 - With lots of new features it is the biggest update ever" prMac 12/28
  • "Tesla Wars 3.0 - New Enemies And Special Effects" prMac 12/28
  • "iDownload 2.5 for iOS - it's a great time to get the original downloader" prMac 12/28
  • "Playtoddlers releases the first all-in-one learning kit for educators" prMac 12/28
  • "The jolly holiday game Christmas Crisis is now available on iOS/Android" prMac 12/28
  • "Turn iPad Into A Portable Studio With New App Spreaker DJ" prMac 12/28
  • "Twin Citizen Media, LLC Releases Hoopy Drop Free" prMac 12/28
  • "Mega Dragon Run for iOS Coming Soon: All Other Apps Now Free" prMac 12/28
  • "Buze Magazine - first interactive all drinks publication in iTunes Store" prMac 12/28
  • "NOAA Radar Pro: The Most Trusted Source of Coming Weather Released" prMac 12/28
  • "Mad Chef Productions Launches a Free Shooting Game - Perfect Xmas Recipe" prMac 12/28
  • "Interior Design for iPad: Bringing Home Designs To Life" prMac 12/28
  • "Installage: The Art of Photo Collaging Just the Way You Need It" prMac 12/28
  • "Gotta Smoke? gradually eases you into smoking less everyday" prMac 12/28
  • "Get Unbound - The Ultimate Photo Management App for Your Dropbox Photos" prMac 12/28
  • "Do you look more like Mum or Dad? There's an app for that" prMac 12/28
  • "Detective Dogs Free - Match-3 just learned a new trick" prMac 12/28
Computer Industry
  • "AUTONOMY UPDATE: Lynch Junks Accounting Fraud Allegations as US Investigation Underway" FxPips.com 12/29
  • "HP Confirms Subsidiary Autonomy Being Probed By Justice Department" redOrbit 12/29
  • "Autonomy's Lynch rejects fraud claims as US probe is launched: Firm's founder hits back at HP" Irish Independent 12/29
  • "US Justice Department looks into HP's Autonomy acquisition" PCWorld 12/29
  • "Fujitsu president blames poor sales on 'weak' Windows 8 demand: Windows 8 becoming a scapegoat?" TechRadar UK 12/29
  • "Windows 8 wrestles with PC's legacy: opinion On a traditional PC, Windows 8 Metro is a solution looking for a problem." CNET Reviews 12/29
  • "Can Microsoft Go Pro in Tablets in 2013?" DailyFinance 12/29
  • "Short Microsoft? No, Just Buy The Dips Of This Solid DiVidend Stock" Seeking Alpha 12/29
  • "Kabini to be 10 percent faster than 28nm Bobcat" Fudzilla 12/29
  • "Intel's Cable TV Service And Set Top Box Will Soon Roll Out City By City" TechCrunch 12/29
  • "Intel Reportedly plans to launch its internet TV service in a limited number of cities" The Verge 12/29
  • "Intel's 'Redhookbay' Spotted in Benchmarks with Android 4.2.1, Dual-Core CPU" Softpedia 12/29
  • "Intel Redhookbay benchmarks surface, show dual-core Merrifield processor" SlashGear 12/29
  • "Intel postpones Haswell launch until Computex" Hardware.info 12/29
  • "Intel Haswell possibly delayed till June 2013" Tech2 12/29
  • "Intel Haswell CPUs delayed until June 2013" CPU World 12/29
  • "US judge SLAMS both IBM and the SEC over bribery settlement" The Register 12/29
  • "4 Reasons Cisco Will Be The #1 IT Company" Seeking Alpha 12/29
  • "HP Goes Radio Silent Into 2013 on Autonomy Debacle" TheStreet 12/28
  • "HP confirms DOJ investigation into Autonomy acquisition: HP said in a regulatory filing with the SEC that it has provided information to U.S. and U.K. authorities" IDG News Service 12/28
  • "Hewlett-Packard Says Justice Department Probing Autonomy" Bloomberg 12/28
  • "HP discloses US probe into Autonomy" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 12/28
  • "H-P Confirms DOJ Probe Over Autonomy Mess" FOXBusiness 12/28
  • "HP-Autonomy acquisition under US govt investigation" ZDNet 12/28
  • "Autonomy's Lynch defends record as HP confirms Federal probe" Reuters 12/28
  • "HP Has Been Slammed With 10 Lawsuits Over The Autonomy Debacle" Business Insider 12/28
  • "Year in Review: Windows 8, roadmaps, Office Next top the reader charts" ZDNet 12/28
  • "You need a touchscreen for Windows 8: Windows 8's best feature isn't being used by most Windows 8 PC owners." CNNMoney 12/28
  • "Intel to cooperate with HP, Lenovo, Quanta, Compal to launch smart TVs in 2013" DigiTimes 12/28
  • "Researchers find malware targeting Java HTTP servers" IDG News Service 12/28
  • "This Dumb Year: The 57 Lamest Moments in Tech 2012" Techland 12/28
  • "2012: The year in application development/Native vs. Web, the rise of GitHub, hard truths for HTML5 -- here's a look back at the year in programming trends" [Slideshow] InfoWorld 12/28
  • "Top 10 Tech News Stories of 2012: From Apple vs. Samsung to Facebook's IPO, here's what had the tech world talking in 2012." PC Magazine 12/28
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple Fatigue" Forbes 6:43 AM
  • "Apple Tumbles To 10-Month Closing Low" BGR 12/28
  • "Apple: Target Stays Over $1,000 - iPad mini Major Catalyst" Forbes 12/28
  • "Apple vs. Bank of America: A Vital Comparison Every Investor Should Know" The Motley Fool 12/28
  • "The truth about Apple's fundamentals" MarketWatch 12/28
  • "Tom Gardner: How You Need to Look at Apple Today" The Motley Fool 12/28
  • "In search of Apple's microprocessor" asymco 12/28
  • "The average Apple analyst's price target has fallen to $740: Eleven lowered their 12-mos. targets in December, yet few stocks have as far to go" Fortune 12/28
  • "Apple supremo Tim Cook's pay packet Slashed 99% in 2012" The Register 12/28
  • "Apple Loses If It Beats Itself" TheStreet 12/28
  • "Well, This Is A Deeply Unsettling Comparison For Apple Shareholders" Business Insider 12/28
  • "Radiant looks to expand customer portfolio beyond Apple" DigiTimes 12/28
Industry News
  • "Tech Stocks: Tech stocks slammed by late sell-off/Hewlett-Packard, IBM Juniper, Microsoft and Amazon take hit" MarketWatch 12/28
  • "U.S. stocks sink with hopes for cliff deal" MarketWatch 12/28
  • "Stocks Drop for the Week as Obama Struggles to Make a Deal on 'Fiscal Cliff'" TheStreet 12/28
  • "U.S. Stocks Fall as Deadline Approaches on Budget Deal" Bloomberg 12/28
  • "Stocks sink 2% for the week: Stocks closed lower for the fifth straight day Friday, ending the week down nearly 2%, as investors continue to fear the impact of falling over the fiscal cliff." CNNMoney 12/28
  • "Stocks Tumble 2% for Week, Spooked by 'Cliff' Talks" CNBC 12/28
  • "Fiscal Thrashing: Dow Sinks in Longest Losing Streak Since July" FOXBusiness 12/28
  • "Dow Falls 158.20 in 'Cliff' Hit" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 12/28
  • "Stocks under fiscal cliff pressure: Investors braced for another day of waiting and worrying Friday, as lawmakers fumbled to find a solution to the fast-approaching fiscal cliff." CNNMoney 12/28
  • "'Cliff' Concerns Sink Europe Markets" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 12/28
  • "U.K. stocks erase gains as miners fall: Lonmin shares in retreat as CEO to resign for health reasons" MarketWatch 12/28
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks extend gains at week's end" MarketWatch 12/28
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks drop on fiscal-cliff impasse/Bankia plunges as shares to be excluded from IBEX-35" MarketWatch 12/28
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 12/28
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares down at the close of trading" Associated Press 12/28
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares down at 1 p.m." Associated Press 12/28
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