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MacSurfer's Archive: Thursday, January 3, 2013


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Weekend Highlights: Jury in the never-ending patent battle between Apple and Samsung finds the South Korean company must pay $539 million to Apple in damages—reports in our Apple/Macintosh section; in other legal news, court documents reveal Apple did actually know "iPhone 6 was bendier than previous models" concerning touch disease; several articles at Triangle Business Journal cover Apple's close ties with Research Triangle Park, asking if area is actually ready for larger Apple presence, seeing possible revolution in area tech community with Apple's decision; Low End Mac warns of using SATA III drives in a Mac only equipped to handle SATA II; Jon Collins catches up with the creators of Mellel word processor for Mac; Apple blocks Steam app on iOS meaning you can no longer enjoy PC games on your iDevice, Killian Bell at Cult of Mac calls ban "silly".

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  • "Forrester Report Says Apple Will Sell $39 Billion In Macs and iPads To Businesses Over Next 2 Years" TechCrunch 9:55 PM
  • "Apple Killed the Netbook: And we're all better off for the demise of the $400 future of computing."  Slate 8:37 AM
  • "Apple's iPad kills the netbook; will MacBook Air devour notebooks next?"  Computerworld 8:37 AM
  • "The First Steps on Apple's Long Road to Greatness"  The Motley Fool 10:46 AM
  • "That Apple/Waze Deal Hits A Roadblock — That Roadblock Being Reality (Not Happening)"  TechCrunch 12:57 PM
  • "Apple has no plans to buy social-navigation company Waze: A source tells CNET that earlier reports on the matter are completely 'fabricated.'" CNET News 1:08 PM
  • "Map this: Apple in talks to buy Waze for $500M, report says/Apple is willing to pay Waze up to $500 million, but the social-navigation specialist is reportedy looking to net $750 million in the deal." CNET News 8:57 AM
  • "Would $500 Million Waze Buy Save Apple Maps?" Forbes 9:01 AM
  • "Apple Is In 'Advanced' Negotiations To Buy Mapping Startup Waze" Business Insider 8:44 AM
  • "Samsung should withdraw U.S. import ban requests as it did in Europe, Apple says: Apple made its request in documents filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission" IDG News Service 8:47 AM
  • "50M iPhone sales, 'booming' iPad mini expected in Apple's holiday quarter" AppleInsider 8:50 AM
  • "Life After The iPhone: How AT&T's Bet On Apple Mobilized The Company" Forbes 8:54 AM
  • "Court sides with Amazon regarding Apple's allegation of false advertising" Network World 8:20 AM
  • "Judge tosses Apple's 'false advertising' claim against Amazon" ZDNet 10:48 AM
  • "No HDTV From Apple In 2013, According To New Report" BGR 11:15 AM
  • "Mountain Lion mauls other OS X editions for top spot: Five months after release, OS X 10.8 powers a third of all Macs" Computerworld 5:26 PM
  • "Review: Paperless is a solid paper-organizer" Macworld 8:55 AM
  • "Awesomenauts Review" Mac|Life 4:04 PM
  • "Notes on notifications" Macworld 8:55 AM
  • "How to customize modifier keys in OS X: With OS X you can use a PC keyboard and still use the same familiar layout of modifier keys that is the default for Apple's systems." CNET Reviews 7:16 PM
  • "Quick Tip: Watch UK or U.S. TV Online Using Tunlr" Mactuts+ 8:54 AM
  • "Limit The Time You Can Use Your Mac With Parental Controls [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 8:54 AM
  • "Tip: Changing printer driver in Mountain Lion for Windows printer" MacWindows 8:55 AM
  • "Schedule Your Mac to Automatically Sleep" Macinstruct 8:36 AM
  • "Text in, Sound out: Using the Mac to Help Self-learning (and some other tricks)" eXtensions 8:35 AM
  • "Get a List of Preferred Wi-Fi Networks from the Command Line" OS X Daily 5:27 PM
  • "Now That iPhoto Is Full, What Can You Do To Turn Boring Photos Into Artwork" Mac 360 8:20 AM
  • "Got New Photos From The Holidays? What They Need Is A Mac Frame Maker App" Mac 360 8:19 AM
  • "What Should You Do With All Those Holiday Photos? Stick Them Into This Mac App" PixoBebo 8:21 AM
  • "How To Make Your Mac Pretty (but still surrounded by cold, hard, aluminum)" BohemianBoomer 8:20 AM
  • "Can't Afford Photoshop (or the upgrades)? A Photoshop Wannabe Is 94-percent Off" TeraTalks 8:20 AM
  • "A Few Words About The Death Of RSS On The Mac" McSolo 8:20 AM
Press Releases
  • "CrossOver 12 runs Quicken 2013 and more games on Macs" MacWindows 8:55 AM
  • "Introducing AweCal - An Integrated Organizer for Mac OSX" prMac 8:39 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "The late Steve Jobs is still top in global CEO ranking: The global ranking of CEOs by Insead for 2012 is out, and Steve Jobs continues to dominate from the afterlife with his pole position in this latest survey of 3,143 CEOs." Business Times Singapore 3:10 PM
  • "Apple, Android combine for almost 90% of U.S. smartphone market" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:01 PM
  • "Apple's App Store gets top grade from research firm: Apple is applauded by ABI Research for its App Store, but Microsoft gets kudos for the 'fresh approach' in its Windows Phone store." CNET News 8:57 AM
  • "2012"s final week saw record-smashing device activations, app downloads: Report estimates 50 million iOS and Android devices were activated between Christmas Day and New Year's Day" Macworld UK 8:42 AM
  • "Samsung increases lead as top US mobile device maker, Apple still gaining, everyone else flailing" The Next Web 10:36 AM
  • "Report: Post-Holiday Apple iPad Usage Dips as iPhone 5 Activity Rises" LAPTOP Magazine 9:02 AM
  • "iPad suffers dramatic post-Christmas web share fall: report" ZDNet 10:49 AM
  • "iPad Tablet Web Share Falls 7.1% Following Christmas Holiday" MacPrices 12:32 PM
  • "comScore Reports November 2012 U.S. Mobile Subscriber Market Share" comScore 11:16 AM
  • "Samsung, Android Remain On Top In U.S. Mobile, Apple Supplants LG As No.2: comScore" TechCrunch 11:05 AM
  • "comScore: iOS and Android continue move toward duopoly with 90% of U.S. market in Nov" 9 to 5 Mac 11:16 AM
  • "Apple's share of US mobile phone market grows to 18.5%" AppleInsider 12:59 PM
  • "Samsung And Apple Are Still The Only Winners In The Mobile Market" BGR 3:09 PM
  • "Apple passes LG for second U.S. spot as iOS-Android duopoly tops 90%" iDownload Blog 1:09 PM
  • "Upper West Side NY Apple Store closes due to adjacent building fire [Gallery] 9 to 5 Mac 9:27 AM
  • "Microsoft Wins Out Over Apple And Google, Acquires Home Entertainment And Automation Company R2 Studios" TechCrunch 8:45 AM
  • "Microsoft Acquires Apple Target R2 Studios" MacRumors 8:53 AM
  • "China Mobile Starting to Need an iPhone Deal" AllThingsD 8:48 AM
  • "Steve Jobs biopic nears distribution deal: There are currently two Steve Jobs biopics in the works. The first one, entitled jOBS, stars Ashton Kutcher as the Apple visionary and has already finished shooting." TG Daily 11:54 AM
  • "Steve Jobs biopic jOBS gets U.S. distribution deal and April, 2013 release" The Next Web 2:53 PM
  • "Steve Jobs biopic 'jOBS' to arrive in theaters in April" CNET News 4:04 PM
  • "Microsoft Nabs Home Automation Company 'R2 Studios' From Under Apple's Nose" RazorianFly 8:53 AM
  • "Qualcomm CEO: Apple rejected our radio for the Newton, so we struck a deal with Palm" VentureBeat 8:37 AM
  • "Qualcomm tried to pitch a radio for Apple's Newton, but failed" The Verge 8:43 AM
  • "Foxconn challenged as global reach grows" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 10:45 AM
  • "Inside's new iPhone camera: Black Eyed Peas rapper talks about why he launched a tech venture to create accessories for iPhone cameras." [Video Report] Fortune 10:49 AM
  • "iPad mini installed in the dash of a VW Jetta as an in car entertainment front end" iMore 8:55 AM
  • "Thanks to the Generosity of a Stranger, Blind Woman Receives New iPad" PadGadget 12:48 PM
  • "iPhone mom's contract with teen son strikes nerve" MarketWatch 9:43 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Tougher Gorilla Glass 3 means more-scratch-proof screens: By focusing on glass' atomic structure, Corning's making new device screens that are three times better at preventing serious scratches." CNET 4:03 PM
  • "Spoiler Alert! Here's What Will Be Unveiled at CES, and What Won't" Minyanville 4:00 PM
  • "What Google's win means: In one important aspect, Google will not be Microsoft redux." Fortune 3:06 PM
  • "FTC on closing Google antitrust probe: 'The facts were not there'/Google scored a major victory Thursday when the Federal Trade Commission announced it was ending its 19-month antitrust probe into the technology giant's search business." Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 2:22 PM
  • "FTC won't bring charges against Google on search, patents" Ars Technica 1:19 PM
  • "Based on Google's stance on API copyrightability, Samsung could make Android apps run on Tizen" Foss Patents 11:51 AM
  • "Asus Laptops and Desktops to Ship with Leap Motion's Gesture Control" Technology Review 11:48 AM
  • "It's An Android World After All: Polaroid Launches $150 Kids Tablet, Expanding Its New Lease On Life As A Digital Media Company" TechCrunch 11:46 AM
  • "T-Mobile Offering New BlackBerry Curve Ahead of BB10 Launch" PC Magazine 11:21 AM
  • "Ruby on Rails updates address SQL injection flaw: Developers moved quickly to fix serious SQL injection vulnerability in Ruby on Rails tool set" IDG News Service 10:33 AM
  • "Google's new datacenters to improve performance 30%" ZDNet 12:02 PM
  • "Google Project Glass Team Eyeing Phone Functions, Voice Commands" PC Magazine 11:21 AM
  • "The future according to Google's Larry Page: Google CEO Larry Page envisions a future in which computers plan your vacations, drive your cars, and anticipate your whims. Audacious? Maybe. But Page's dreams have a way of coming true." Fortune 10:48 AM
  • "Google Pushes Paperless Pledge: Give up paper, Google suggests, and live in the cloud." InformationWeek 10:04 AM
  • "Still Anxiously Refreshing Google Play For A Nexus 4? T-Mobile Stores Will Carry It In January" TechCrunch 11:46 AM
  • "Samsung showcases two new Series 7 laptops for CES 2013" PCWorld 11:29 AM
  • "Samsung confirms Tizen-based handsets for 2013" CNET News 9:59 AM
  • "Samsung to sell Tizen-based handsets in 2013 after Google-Motorola deal" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 9:44 AM
  • "Kindle Fire HD 8.9 is $50 cheaper for students this month" VentureBeat [Free Registration Required] 9:44 AM
  • "Barnes & Noble Reports Tepid Holiday Sales" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:01 AM
  • "Sprint expected to launch prepaid service on January 25" PCWorld 11:22 AM
  • "Sprint will reportedly enter prepaid business itself" CNET News 9:59 AM
  • "Live @ 10 PM ET - New Year iOS Bug, Next iPhone? CES Preview" Insanely Great Mac 3:57 PM
  • "The Ihnatko Almanac with Andy Ihnatko & Dan Benjamin." 5by5 10:39 AM
  • "Podcast: What you need to know about the cloud for the coming year" GigaOM 8:39 AM
  • "Apple Rumored To Be Testing Innolux's Touch-On-Display Technology For Next iPhone" App Advice 8:45 AM
  • "Apple said to be eyeing new display tech for next iPhone: The iPhone 5 may just be a few months old but its display technology is already said to be old news with a new type of panel." CNET News 10:52 AM
  • "Rumor: Apple evaluating new 'touch-on display' tech for next iPhone" AppleInsider 11:43 AM
  • "iPhone 5S Will Reportedly Feature 'Touch-On-Display' Technology" Redmond Pie 12:05 PM
  • "iPhone 6 to launch in May with 8 colour options, 3 screen sizes, says analyst" Macworld UK 8:42 AM
  • "A possible explanation for the iOS New Year's Do Not Disturb bug"  TUAW 8:54 AM
  • "Apple Won't Disturb iOS 6 'Do Not Disturb' Bug" Techland 9:23 AM
  • "Apple won't fix Do Not Disturb bug: The Do Not Disturb feature on the iPhone won't be resolved until it fixes itself on Monday, Apple has confirmed." Telegraph 8:48 AM
  • "Apple's Very Disturbing Bug" Rixstep 2:39 PM
  • "Macs to finally support 802.11ac Wi-Fi this year: report" ZDNet 10:48 AM
Apple Patent Applications
  • "Apple invents centralized Apple Store floor plan management system" AppleInsider 8:49 AM
  • "Apple files patent for planning the layout of a retail store" AppleDailyReport 8:56 AM
  • "Apple Patent Application Gives A Glimpse At The Computer Brain Running Its Retail Stores" TechCrunch 9:43 AM
  • "Apple's Patent for their Revolutionary EarPods Comes to Light" Patently Apple 8:34 AM
  • "Apple Files Patents for Battery Pouch & Heat Removal System" Patently Apple 1:52 PM
  • "Apple applies for iOS 'Notification Center' patent years after Google's 'Notification Bar'" AppleInsider 8:49 AM
  • "Apple Patent Filings Uncover MagSafe 2 & Notification System" Patently Apple 8:56 AM
  • "Apple patents designed to help publishers create electronic publications" AppleDailyReport 9:07 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "App Store Year-End Report Says 35% Of Paid Apps Experienced A Price Change In 2012" Apple Sliced 9:19 AM
  • "Word Derby For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:19 AM
  • "Exitium: Saviors of Vardonia For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $2.99)" Apple Sliced 9:19 AM
  • "iPad mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:35 AM
  • "iPod touch Prices & Sales (5th generation)" MacPrices 8:35 AM
  • "Refurbished & Used iMac Buyer's Guide -Prices Start From $109 -BestPrices for Closeout, OpenBox, Refurbished And Used iMacs" MacReviewZone 1:51 PM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 12 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 8:53 AM

  • "Protect Your iPhone With a Vision From Australia" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:19 AM
  • "MirrorCase reflex viewfinder case for iPhone 4/4S review" AppleTell 8:49 AM
  • "The iGearUnlimited iPad Mini Portfolio Case Is a Poor Choice" The Mac Observer 12:47 PM
  • "Interactive Kids' Toys That Go Beyond the Touchscreen" AllThingsD 10:40 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "ABBYY FineScanner review: Useful iOS app turns your iPhone, iPad into a mobile scanner" Macworld UK 8:55 AM
  • "Rockmelt: Where You Go To Find The Latest News, Trends, And Gossip On The iPhone" Mac 360 8:20 AM
  • "Drive Review: Drive is a simple and useful app that makes using an iPhone while driving much safer by automating some common processes." 148Apps 9:24 AM
  • "Fighting Fantasy: Blood of the Zombies for iPad and iPhone review/Explore the 'choose your own adventure' phenomena on your iOS device" Macworld UK 8:55 AM
  • "Spaceteam Review: Spaceteam is both a nerd fantasy made reality and utter chaos in digital form. It's also a ridiculous amount of wacky fun." 148Apps 1:18 PM
  • "Karateka Review: This is a retro remake that pulls no punches." 148Apps 12:48 PM
  • "EpiX – Epic Pixel Heroes Review" 148Apps 3:07 PM
  • "Best practices: Develop heterogeneous iOS apps" TechRepublic 10:40 AM
  • "How to do a DIY iOS Google Glasses" 9 to 5 Mac 11:17 AM
  • "You Can't Block Calls on iPhone, So Creating a Blocked List is the Next Best Thing" OS X Daily 5:25 PM
  • "You Can't Block Calls on iPhone, So Creating a Blocked List is the Next Best Thing" OS X Daily 5:25 PM
  • "Teach Siri to Correctly Recognize and Pronounce Names in Your Address Book" Lifehacker 3:21 PM
  • "Ask Ars: Why will Apple's Do Not Disturb bug fix itself next week? Bug pops up as Apple advertises DND feature in new ads." Ars Technica 11:39 AM
  • "Useful things to do with your new iPad mini" ZDNet 10:49 AM
  • "Apple's arrogance is starting to get annoying" Telegraph 7:36 PM
  • "Google Now praises the iPad, but only if you ask it about giraffes" The Next Web 7:21 PM
  • "Cassandra -Friday Review: The Weekend Arrives" eXtensions 6:39 PM
  • "Wait, Is This The REAL Reason Apple Cut Its iPhone 5 Orders?"  Business Insider 3:04 PM
  • "If All We Can Do Is Predict Apple's Demise, We Suck as a Society" TheStreet 2:40 PM
  • "Imagining an Apple television" Macworld 12:29 PM
  • "iPad Still Dominates Tablet Web Traffic; Microsoft Surface Has Smaller Share Than Playbook" BGR 12:24 PM
  • "Apple probably sold 50 million 'boring' iPhones during the holiday quarter" iDownload Blog 11:41 AM
  • "Apple's China Syndrome" TheStreet 10:35 AM
  • "Apple Loses First Battle with Amazon Over 'Appstore' Trademark" PadGadget 10:19 AM
  • "'iPhone 6' vs. 'New iPhone' -- How to Brand a Next-Generation Product" Forbes 10:17 AM
  • "The Macalope Daily: Adorable" Macworld 9:47 AM
  • "Behind enemy lines: 3 months as an iOS developer at Google"  Splinter Software 9:19 AM
  • "If You're Bored Of Your iPhone or Android, You'll Love This New Custom OS" Business Insider 9:02 AM
  • "Hey, Apple and Google: Stop trying to wolf the whole mobile pie" The Register 8:58 AM
  • "The last feature phone" asymco 8:54 AM
  • "Apple TV vs. Intel TV: Both tech giants are rumored to be developing television products for this year or next. Here's how they (might) stack up." Fortune 8:47 AM
  • "Apple Could Have Brought Us The iPhone 25 Years Earlier But Didn't" App Advice 8:45 AM
  • "Will an Apple watch replace the iPhone?" Fortune 11:41 AM
  • "iWatches and Bracelets and Shades, Oh My"  MacNewsWorld 8:53 AM
  • "Apple iWatch is future of wearable computing, could kill iPhone" Macworld UK 8:42 AM
  • "Turns Out Apple Is Not Looking To Acquire Waze After All" PadGadget 5:52 PM
  • "iPhone Maps Fix: A Waze to Go?" Tapscape 3:06 PM
  • "How Waze Cleverly Uses Drivers To Make Better Maps Than Apple's" Forbes 10:47 AM
  • "Apple reportedly looking at Waze for mobile maps fix" GigaOM 9:47 AM
  • "Can Waze Save Apple Maps?" BYTE 9:24 AM
  • "Rumors Of Apple's Potential Waze Acquisition Heat Up – $750 Million Said To Be The Magic Number" BGR 8:46 AM
  • "Apple to acquire navigation service Waze to fix iOS 6 Maps app? Reports suggest Apple is in negotiations with Waze as it searches for Mapsgate solution" Macworld UK 8:41 AM
  • "Apple: Like iPad mini, iPhone 6 Will Silence Skeptics"  TheStreet 8:40 AM
  • "Comparing the iOS to Windows Phone - iOS is more polished" PalmAddict 8:39 AM
  • "Why Apple Needs To Buy This App And Integrate It Into Apple Maps For iPhone" Mac 360 8:21 AM
  • "The first Android mascots were terrifying" The Verge 5:52 PM
  • "Blackberry Z10 photo shows iPhone 4S size comparrison" Geek 3:11 PM
  • "Do We Really Need Another Smartphone OS?" Wired 3:07 PM
  • "Google And Yahoo! Ad Networks Accused Of Helping Finance Online Piracy" Business Insider 11:28 AM
  • "Ubuntu mobile OS has potential, but there's a long, uncertain road ahead" ZDNet 12:02 PM
  • "IT skills in 2013: What's really in demand?" ZDNet 12:02 PM
  • "Two-thirds of hiring managers to increase IT staff in next 6 months: survey" ZDNet 12:02 PM
  • "Nokia Lumia 810 and Lumia 820 Review" HotHardware 11:40 AM
  • "BYOD keeps expanding, and IT just has to deal with it: With a growing number and type of devices, enterprises need to assume that they are vulnerable, analysts say" CSO 11:28 AM
  • "So long, Facebook and thanks for all the nothing" ZDNet 12:03 PM
  • "Facebook is No. 1 social network in 127 countries, study finds" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:05 AM
  • "Programmer picks: 6 tools for rapid mobile development" [Slideshow] InfoWorld 10:52 AM
  • "Bargain BlackBerry Betrays RIM's High-End Aspirations: BlackBerry Curve 9315, launched Thursday for T-Mobile USA, is not the RIM smartphone you want." InformationWeek 10:50 AM
  • "Security lessons from 2012: DDoS attacks on banks, cyberwarfare should be high on security agendas" Computerworld 10:33 AM
  • "App downloads set one-week record of 1.7B: Analytics company Flurry pegs device activations at 50M" Computerworld 10:33 AM
  • "Amazon spinning out Kindle's Lab126?" EE Times 10:23 AM
  • "Snapchat: Sexting tool, or the next Instagram?" CNN 10:28 AM
  • "Snapchat's Vanishing Photos: The Latest Photo Sharing App" ABCNews 10:12 AM
  • "Data Dump: Are Potential Panelists Scorning Google?" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:01 AM
  • "How Innovative Are Apple's Tech Rivals?" TheStreet 9:35 AM
  • "Podcast: What you need to know about the cloud for the coming year" GigaOM 9:32 AM
  • "Cartoonists worldwide love the new design of the iMac." MacMost [cartoon] 8:53 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "G-Form drops an iPod touch in a case from 100,000 feet, rivals Felix's antics (Video)" Engadget 5:25 PM
  • "Kidz Gear Expands Headphones For Kids Product Line With New Colors For 2013" Thomas PR 3:57 PM
  • "BulkyPix's New Year's iOS game sale still going on" AppleTell 3:20 PM
  • "iHome to Unveil All New Product Lineup at CES 2013" PadGadget 6:04 PM
  • "iHome unveils CES 2013 lineup, outs Lightning port-compatible docks and others" Engadget 3:11 PM
  • "Apple's Lightning Connector Is All Over iHome's New Docks" Mashable 3:11 PM
  • "ScrewMat for iPhone 4 Repair, iPhone 4S Repair, and iPhone 5 Repair Now Available in Canada with Wi West Wireless" PRWeb 3:09 PM
  • "Facebook tests Wi-Fi calling, and voice app in Canada" GigaOM 3:10 PM
  • "Facebook Messenger Now Includes Recorded Voice Feature, VoIP" App Advice 3:06 PM
  • "iPad Self-Publishing Tool Tactilize Launches In-App Editor" TechCrunch 1:52 PM
  • "Experience A Second Screen For CBS Shows With CBS Connect" 148Apps 12:48 PM
  • "This Wellness App For iPhone / Android Tracks Everything You Do, Suggests Healthier Options" Redmond Pie 12:23 PM
  • "This you got to see: the self-rotating pano app" ZDNet 12:22 PM
  • "iPen 2 will let you write on your iMac or iPad: The makers of the original iPen are trying to top their creation with a new stylus that supports both the iMac and the iPad." CNET News 11:41 AM
  • "TMO Opens 2013 Editors' Choice Awards Submissions" The Mac Observer 11:39 AM
  • "CES Divoom News: Introduces New Bluetune-solo Low-Cost Portable Bluetooth Speaker/Speakerphone with X-Bass Sound System" Thomas PR 11:39 AM
  • "'Tanks' custom iPhone chargers are absolutely unique, quite expensive" TUAW 11:16 AM
  • "Movie Madness trivia game released for iOS" AppleTell 10:16 AM
  • "A Smartphone First: BuQu Tech Unveils Magnetyze™ Magnetic Charging System for Samsung Galaxy S® III – Platform Lets Android, iPhone Users Share a Charger" Business Wire 9:54 AM
  • "Canon U.S.A. Introduces WU10 Wireless Adapter and Battery Pack and CaptureOnTouch Mobile App For iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch For imageFORMULA Mobile Document Scanners" Business Wire 9:54 AM
  • "Callaway Digital Arts Partners with Hasbro on Mr. Potato Head Create & Play App for iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch" Business Wire 9:54 AM
  • "$29 For A Hotdog Bun And A Pen? The DockMinimal [Indiegogo] Cult of Mac 9:48 AM
  • "JustMount, A Magnetic Wall-Mount for Your iPhone" Cult of Mac 9:24 AM
  • "MacTech offers Apple-focused CES conference track" iLounge 9:19 AM
  • "FrameBlast Has A Crack At The Instagram For Video Category With A Smart iOS App" TechCrunch 9:09 AM
  • "'The Book of Sarth' app melds graphics and music to create a 21st-century concept album" The Verge 8:44 AM
  • "3D Telescope for iPhone 5 / iPhone 4 / iPhone 4s (Green)" USBfever 8:39 AM
  • "Assistance 2.5 for iOS - The Interactive First Aid App" prMac 5:27 PM
  • "Pong Galaxy puts Out-of-this-World Spin on Retro Classic Pong Game" prMac 8:53 AM
  • "Hot New Princess Dressup Game For Girls For iPhone/iPad" prMac 8:39 AM
  • "Conceptis Nurikabe: Addictive Island-Forming Puzzles for iPad and iPhone" prMac 8:39 AM
  • "Small Canadian studio innovating educational games on the App Store" prMac 8:39 AM
  • "Turnacle 2 - More Colorful Puzzle Pleasure - Free Until 2013" prMac 8:39 AM
  • "Touch Point - A New Simple yet Addictive Mobile Game" prMac 8:39 AM
  • "IQurio Releases Second iPad App Taking Early Learning to the Theater" prMac 8:39 AM
  • "D3S DSLR 2.0 for iOS - Min-U Guide a Complete Reference to Nikon DSLR" prMac 8:39 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Open-source attack dog enters Ballmer's inner ring: The head of Microsoft's research has quietly stepped aside ahead of his retirement next year to join CEO Steve Ballmer's inner circle." The Register 11:52 AM
  • "Microsoft renews plea for crackdown on Google" Reuters 11:39 AM
  • "Microsoft says Google trying to undermine Windows Phone" The Register 11:54 AM
  • "Is Google trying to impede Microsoft's Windows Phone?" ZDNet 12:03 PM
  • "Microsoft to Google: Play fair with YouTube" CNNMoney 12:09 PM
  • "Microsoft Tries To Outflank Amazon With Azure Upgrades: Azure enhancements leave Microsoft well positioned against cloud competitors in 2013, analyst says." InformationWeek 10:03 AM
  • "Microsoft's aching Windows 8 hangover: If Microsoft was looking for relief from the Windows 8 headache, it didn't get it from the holiday sales figures" InfoWorld 10:52 AM
  • "Skype 'temporarily' disables People Hub in Windows Phone update" CNET News 9:58 AM
  • "Microsoft webmail users continue to suffer from service issues: The email rename feature is currently disabled" Techworld 11:49 AM
  • "Internet Explorer had a very good 2012: Internet Explorer regained some of its mojo and recaptured some of its lost market share in 2012." PCWorld 11:29 AM
  • "Microsoft Hints at New Xbox Console With E3 Countdown" PC Magazine 11:20 AM
  • "'Holey code, Batman!' Microsoft to patch 12 vulns on Tuesday" The Register 7:02 PM
  • "The year 2013 promises to be make or break for Whitman's HP" V3 11:56 AM
  • "Questioning Receivable Wisdom at H-P" [Paid Membership Required] 1:54 PM
  • "Dell may wait until end of year to join public cloud market: Hopes to base public cloud on OpenStack technology, but exec says platform isn't quite ready" Network World 11:30 AM
  • "Intel's search for leadership" ZDNet 12:05 PM
  • "Intel, ARM, tablets and desktop: Where is processing going next?" ZDNet 12:03 PM
  • "Cisco: RBC Ups Rating To Outperform; Sets $24 Target" Forbes 9:49 AM
  • "An Early Look at CES 2013: What to Expect From Tech's Big Guns" Minyanville 9:51 AM
  • "Here's What to Expect at CES 2013" CNBC 12:14 PM
  • "CES 2013: This Will Be The Year Of The Gadget Startup" TechCrunch 11:46 AM
  • "CES 2013: The Year the 'Connected Home' Becomes a Reality?" AllThingsD 11:58 AM
  • "10 CES Trends That Matter To Business: Even with its consumer focus, the Consumer Electronics Show 2013 has plenty of food for thought for IT leaders." InformationWeek 10:04 AM
  • "Wi-Fi Alliance to take over WiGig development, certification: The fast, short-range wireless technology will gain a much larger sponsor under a pending agreement" InfoWorld 10:53 AM
  • "Cloud security to be most disruptive technology of 2013: Business council including Coca-Cola, eBay, FedEx, EMC, Fidelity Investments, Intel, Johnson & Johnson and Walmart sees 'information security shake-up' this year" Network World 11:27 AM
  • "Gartner: Cloud storage viable option, but proceed carefully" Network World 11:29 AM
  • "Chip market to turn up in 2013" EE Times 10:23 AM
  • "Gartner: Global IT spending to hit $3.7 trillion in '13" CNET News 9:59 AM
  • "Gartner upgrades 2013 IT spend to $3.7T" ZDNet 12:04 PM
  • "IT investments will increase in 2013 thanks to software and device spending: Gartner expects worldwide IT spending to total $3.7 trillion" IDG News Service 10:33 AM
  • "Gartner: Global IT Spend To Hit $3.7T In 2013, Up 4.2%; Devices Spend Growth Revised Down, Helped By Cheaper Android Tablets" TechCrunch 11:47 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple could post most profitable quarter ever for any U.S. company on January 23" MacDailyNews 10:27 AM
  • "Polishing Apple's Profile for 2013" TheStreet 9:02 AM
  • "Blodget: What Apple Needs to Do" CNBC 5:24 PM
  • "Bearish on Apple and US Treasurys: Gundlach" CNBC 12:58 PM
  • "AAPL: 'Going to Hover' but 'Headed for $425,' Says Gundlach" Barron's 11:28 AM
  • "Apple to be a 'single-digit growth' company – someday" MarketWatch 12:22 PM
  • "Bruce Greenwald: Apple's Profit Machine Will Disappear" The Motley Fool 5:52 PM
  • "Apple Conference Call: January 23, 2013" Apple Events 8:19 AM
  • "Apple Results: Q1 FY13 Earnings Coming Jan 23" FairerPlatform 8:17 AM
Industry News
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks mostly lower, but Japan jumps sharply/Japanese stocks thundered higher Friday in a post-holiday catch-up rally, but most other Asia markets fell after U.S. Federal Reserve minutes showing policy makers considering an end to their bond-buying program weighed on Wall Street." MarketWatch 9:50 PM
  • "Tech Stocks: Tech stocks retreat; several chip makers hit" MarketWatch 4:05 PM
  • "U.S. stocks drop after Fed signals end to bond buys: Private-sector jobs rose by 215,000 in December, ADP says" MarketWatch 4:05 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Fall as Fed Sees Bond Buying Ending in 2013" Bloomberg 4:05 PM
  • "Stocks Thumped by Fed's Disclosure on Stimulus" TheStreet 4:05 PM
  • "The Fed spooks stocks: U.S. stocks closed lower Thursday, after investors fretted that the Federal Reserve might end its intervention in the markets sooner than expected." CNNMoney 4:05 PM
  • "Stocks End in the Red" [Paid Membership Required] 4:06 PM
  • "Stocks awake to fiscal cliff hangover: Stocks may find it tough to keep the party going Thursday." CNNMoney 9:32 AM
  • "London shares extend gains; BP, Next rise: Banks, miners trade lower; Next's shares rise after a trading update" MarketWatch 12:07 PM
  • "Asia Markets: Sydney, Hong Kong stocks lead gains in Asia/Sydney shares end at 20-month highs; auto makers drag on Seoul" MarketWatch 9:37 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe gains as Swiss stocks play catch-up/Paris and Frankfurt surrender some of Wednesday's big gains" MarketWatch 12:08 PM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 9:50 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at the close of trading" Associated Press 9:50 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 1:01 PM
  • "2 Cloud Stocks to Buy Now" TheStreet 9:34 AM

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