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MacSurfer's Archive: Saturday, January 5, 2013
 

 

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Tuesday Highlights: Apple provides statement to Business Insider defending tax arrangement with government of Ireland in midst of probe by the European Commission which believes (21-page PDF) deal between country and Apple broke rules — more in our Apple/Macintosh, and Op/Ed sections; it is official! Apple announces availability of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in China beginning October 17; Apple Gazette explains Shellshock and how you can protect your Mac from it; the new Apple Watch featured at event by Colette's fashion boutique in Paris; Macworld's Michael Simon argues that this signals the new watch from Apple "is about more than technology: it's fashion"; Germany's flagship Computer Bild magazine facing boycott from Apple (no pre-release devices, etc.) over bendgate video, mag posts open letter to Tim Cook in response; G for Games cites China report Apple Watch is going into mass production in January, and Quanta will be the sole supplier, more in Hardware/Software; Apple receives grants to 34 patents today, including an interactive holographic touchscreen display; AnandTech finds the iPhone 6 Plus the best phablet on the market, also reviews the smaller iPhone 6.

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "iPhone Mini -- Could This Be Apple's Next Big Thing?"  Forbes 11:20 AM
  • "Despite workarounds, Apple still paid $6 billion in U.S. taxes last year" iDownload Blog 8:19 AM
  • "Apple Paid $6 Billion In Corporate Income Tax In 2012" App Advice 8:24 AM
  • "Apple Paid $6 Billion in U.S. Corporate Income Taxes in 2012" Mashable 11:21 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone 5 Target in Lawsuit that uses British Telecom Patent" Patently Apple 11:30 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone 5 & iPad Mini Target in New 4G Lawsuit from Adaptix" Patently Apple 9:57 AM
  • "Google, Apple, Microsoft app number wars heat up" PCWorld 10:54 AM
  • "iPhone Mini? Smartphone War 'May Prompt Launch': Samsung will increase its dominance of the Smartphone market in 2013 - prompting Apple to fight back with a cheaper 'iPhone mini', experts believe."  Sky News 1/4
  • "Apple could launch 'iPhone Mini' next year, analyst says: In its ongoing battle against Samsung, Apple may be forced to unveil a smaller, cheaper version of its flagship phone, says Strategy Analytics." CNET News 1/4
  • "Analysts offer 'iPhone mini' antidote to Apple's Samsung problem" Computerworld 1/4
  • "Apple Defends Its Corporate Tax Arrangements: Tech giant Apple has defended its tax arrangements in the United States, ahead of a Congressional report into corporate finance structures." Sky News 1/4
  • "Apple Paid $6 Billion in Federal Income Tax in 2012, 1/40 of All U.S. Corporate Income Tax Collected" MacRumors 1/4
  • "Apple expected to see sustained growth in 2013 while rest of industry stays 'muted'" AppleInsider 1/4
  • "Apple to buck the trend in sour computer market, says analyst: Corporate computer buying will be sluggish again this year, says Forrester Research, though Apple will still see strong business." CNET News 1/4
  • "Apple did offer to buy Waze, but Waze politely declined" The Next Web 1/4
  • "Apple's App Store Suit Rejected" Zacks 1/4
  • "Happy Birthday To Apple: Jan. 3, 2013 is the 36th anniversary of the official beginning of the world's most valuable company and manufacturer of some of the most innovative and best-selling products in history." The Motley Fool 1/4
  • "Apple's Top Internet Executive Is Still Testing Out Foursquare" Business Insider 1/4
  • "Apple appeals dismissal of FRAND case against Google's Motorola to the Federal Circuit" Foss Patents 1/4
  • "Apple to appeal dismissal of federal FRAND suit against Motorola" AppleInsider 1/4
OS X
News
  • "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 1/4
  • "OS X Mountain Lion Now Accounts For A Majority Share Of Mac Web Traffic, Growing Nearly Twice As Fast As Lion" TechCrunch 1/4
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "Q&A: MacFixIt Answers/This week, readers e-mailed in questions about archiving iPhoto libraries among other topics." MacFixIt 1/4
  • "Bugs & Fixes: Troubleshooting iTunes 11: The sequel" Macworld 1/4
  • "Help! My Mac Won't Turn On!" Mactuts+ 1/4
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "The More You Know: 1Password Password Generator" Macdrifter 9:13 PM
  • "Word 2011: Fix 'Copy' command with Keyboard Maestro" Betalogue 3:01 PM
  • "Easily Add Password Protection to Shared iTunes Libraries & Playlists" OS X Daily 11:27 AM
  • "Text in, Sound out (2): Using the Mac to Help Better Access for Those with Disabilities" eXtensions 1/4
  • "Mac Gems: ForgetMeNot keeps you from forgetting email attachments" Macworld 1/4
  • "Daring Fireball: How to Create Retina-Caliber Favicons" Daring Fireball 1/4
  • "MacMost Now 809: Simple Animation With Keynote" MacMost 1/4
  • "Create A Smart Playlist For More Than One Artist With iTunes [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 1/4
  • "Finally, A Good Mac Screen Capture Tool That's High On Features And Low On Price" Mac 360 1/4
  • "If You Really, Truly Need A Storage Cleaner Manager For Your Mac, Get One That's Free" NoodleMac 1/4
  • "The Almost Perfect Mac Note Taking App Is Perfectly Free (on iPhone and iPad, too)" Mac 360 1/4
  • "How To Use Your Mac To Teach Math To Children (but iPad may be better)" TeraTalks 1/4
  • "Weather Is Free So Why Not Have A Free Weather Forecast And Conditions App On Your Mac?" McSolo 1/4
  • "How To Use Your Mac To Compare Files In A Folder (and why it's important)" Mac 360 1/4
  • "Here's A Mac Alarm Clock That's Almost Good Enough To Use Daily" BohemianBoomer 1/4
Op/Ed
  • "Why I use as few Mac apps as possible" Macworld 1/4
  • "How the Safari browser started life as Alexander and hid itself from the world" iMore 1/4
Press Releases
  • "ArtVPS announces new timed license options for Shaderlight rendering" Architosh 1/4
  • "Mindful Browsing Blocks Time-Wasting Web Sites in Safari" Lifehacker 1/4
  • "Introducing BitSafe - New Personal Information Manager for OS X" prMac 1/4
  • "Introducing DiskAid 6 for Mac OS X with Wi-Fi iPhone File Transfer" prMac 1/4
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "'No Microsoft products were reported stolen'" 9 to 5 Mac 8:27 AM
  • "Burglary at Microsoft research campus, only iPads taken" iDownload Blog 8:21 AM
  • "Report: Thieves steal iPads from Microsoft, leave everything else" GeekWire 3:00 PM
  • "Someone Stole 5 iPads From Microsoft's Silicon Valley Office But Left All The Microsoft Products Behind" Business Insider 3:01 PM
  • "Counterfeit Lightning cables and adaptors on route from China seized in Anchorage" iMore 8:38 AM
  • "Steve Jobs biopic starring Ashton Kutcher will be released this April" AppleTell 8:27 PM
  • "Samsung to widen smartphone gap with Apple this year: Strategy Analytics" Reuters 1/4
  • "Strategy Analytics: Samsung To Extend Lead Over Apple's iPhone In 2013, And Take 33% Of Global Smartphone Market" TechCrunch 1/4
  • "Samsung Predicted to Widen Smartphone Market Lead over Apple in 2013" DailyTech 1/4
  • "Apple's U.S. Smartphone Market Share Rises to 35 Percent" Mashable 1/4
  • "Samsung and Apple Continue to Seize Share in OEM Market – comScore" MacPrices 1/4
  • "Apple and Google Continue to Gain US Smartphone Market Share" Forbes 1/4
  • "Apple's Pandora competitor to launch in 2013, says analyst" Network World 1/4
  • "Old phones and new users are key reasons Apple topped 53% U.S. smartphone market share" VentureBeat 1/4
  • "'iRadio' set for 2013 launch, Apple in talks with music labels - analyst: BTIG analyst thinks iRadio will be part of iTunes for personalised Pandora, Spotify-like personalised service" Macworld UK 1/4
  • "Apple's 'iRadio' Service To Launch In 2013 As Label Negotiations Continue [Rumor] Cult of Mac 1/4
  • "Apple isn't buying mapping company Waze after all, rumours described as 'fabricated'" Macworld UK 1/4
  • "Apple is not buying Waze" TUAW 1/4
  • "Best Buy Lost $65,000 In Profit The Day Walmart Announced Its iPhone 5 Discount" Business Insider 1/4
  • "Best Buy Complains About Walmart's iPhone 5 Holiday Sale, Claims $65,000 Profit Loss in One Day" MacRumors 1/4
  • "iPhone 5 discount wars lead to $65,000 in losses for Best Buy" Ars Technica 1/4
  • "Best Buy rages against Walmart's 'shady' iPhone 5 holiday sale" VentureBeat 1/4
  • "Google Now And Google Translate Praise The iPad" TechCrunch 1/4
  • "Unemployed? Buy An iPhone" Forbes 1/4
  • "Man uses online dating site to lure thief and recover stolen iPhone: Definitely a creative way to recover lost or stolen property, a Brooklyn man was able to get his lost iPhone back by using a fake OkCupid profile for bait." Digital Trends 1/4
  • "Music man lays Internet-dating trap to lure in phone thief" New York Post 1/4
  • "Steve Jobs Hits the Silver Screen in April" TheStreet 1/4
  • "Steve Jobs movie starring Ashton Kutcher to hit theaters in April" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 1/4
  • "'jOBS' Film Starring Ashton Kutcher to Debut in April 2013" PadGadget 1/4
  • "Steve Jobs movie starring Ashton Kutcher to debut in April" Edible Apple 1/4
  • "Turn your iPad mini into a dashboard console screen with this hack" TechHive 1/4
Non-Apple News
  • "Michael Cronan, Who Gave TiVo and Kindle Their Names, Dies at 61" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:27 PM
  • "Their Apps Track You. Will Congress Track Them?" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:27 PM
  • "App turns smartphone into smart key" TG Daily 1/4
  • "Blekko Launches Izik, A Tablet-Optimized Search App" TechCrunch 1/4
  • "Popular office phones vulnerable to eavesdropping hack, researchers say" NBC News 1/4
  • "Facebook Messenger Gets Voicemail, VoIP Calling in Testing" PC Magazine 1/4
  • "Facebook taps Canada to test talk app" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 1/4
  • "Blackberry's iPhone-killer leaks" Fortune 1/4
  • "Helium-filled hard drives could lift Western Digital above competition in enterprise market, says IHS" DigiTimes 1/4
  • "LG, Westinghouse Tip 4K HDTVs for CES" PC Magazine 1/4
  • "Qualcomm to demo first StreamBoost Wi-Fi routers at CES 2013" CNET 1/4
  • "AT&T unveils Unite, its second touchscreen LTE hotspot" CNET 1/4
  • "The Android mascot was not always a little green guy" NBC News 1/4
  • "Browser makers rush to block fake Google.com security cert" The Register 1/4
  • "Certificate slip lets phishers create fake Google sites" TG Daily 1/4
  • "Google Quietly Removes Censorship Warning Feature For Search Users In China (Updated)" TechCrunch 1/4
  • "SI residents furious after Google captures 'Street View' images of Sandy damage" New York Post 1/4
  • "Richardson: N. Korea trip with Google's Schmidt a 'private humanitarian' visit" Reuters 1/4
  • "Cyber thieves pose as Google+ social network" BBC 1/4
  • "India's Infosys denies report of firing 5,000 staff" Reuters 1/4
  • "HTC CEO Peter Chou Reflects On A Rough 2012, Says 2013 'Won't Be Too Bad'" TechCrunch 1/4
  • "HTC Vows to Step Up Innovation" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 1/4
  • "Android SDK Not Open, Not Free, Now Proprietary" Tapscape 1/4
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Gene Steinberg meets Joe Wilcox, from BetaNews, and Avram Piltch, from Laptop magazine, this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE!" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 1/4
  • "Podcast: iBooks Issue, New Year iOS Bug, Next iPhone? CES Preview" Insanely Great Mac 1/4
Hardware/Software
  • "Gorgeous iPhone 6 concept based on new iPod nano design" iDownload Blog 8:05 AM
  • "Bring On The iPhone 6! First Look From The Apple Fantasy Prototype League" Forbes 8:44 AM
  • "An Untethered Jailbreak For iOS 6 May Be Closer Than You Think" App Advice 8:24 AM
  • "Fusion Drive Now Available as Option for Low End 21.5" iMac" MacRumors 8:28 AM
  • "Apple's Fusion Drive now available on new entry-level 21.5' iMac orders" AppleInsider 8:37 AM
  • "The Apple Fusion Drive Is Now Available In Lowest Price 21.5 Inch iMac" AppleBitch 8:00 AM
  • "5 new Apple products coming this year: Here are the tantalizing devices and services you can expect from Apple in 2013." Fortune 1/4
  • "New Mac Pro release date, rumours and leaked images" Macworld UK 1/4
  • "Intel Could Be Apple's Chip Fab With Little Extra Cap Ex" Forbes 1/4
  • "The ARM vs x86 Wars Have Begun: In-Depth Power Analysis of Atom, Krait & Cortex A15" AnandTech 1/4
  • "Macbook Sales In The U.S. Fell 6% During The Holidays, Windows Laptops Were Down 11%" BGR 1/4
  • "More counterfeit Apple products seized, this time $635,000 worth of fake Lightning cables in Alaska" 9 to 5 Mac 1/4
  • "Third-Generation Gorilla Glass Could Be Coming To Future iPhone And iPad Models" Redmond Pie 1/4
  • "Corning to debut even more resilient Gorilla Glass 3 at CES 2013" Edible Apple 1/4
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "A Little War For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $2.99)" Apple Sliced 9:25 AM
  • "Solar Warfare For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:25 AM
  • "Empires: World War For iPhone Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:25 AM
  • "Apple now selling refurbished 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display beginning at $1,869" Engadget 8:16 AM
  • "iPad Closeout & Refurbished & Used Buyer's Guide -Prices From $205 To $720 -Best iPad Prices Reviews & Information" MacReviewZone 9:57 AM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 28 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 8:28 AM
  • "Percepto For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 1/4
  • "Reveal The Maze For iPhone Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 1/4
  • "Splitter Pals For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 1/4
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 1/4
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 1/4
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 1/4
  • "Refurbished MacBook Pro: 13-inch MBP, $1,019; 15-inch MBP, $1,529" FairerPlatform 1/4
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 14 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 1/4

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Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Ipico Review: Projecting on the Go" Brighthand 4:24 PM
  • "Review: InCharge X5 charges 5 iPads, iPhones, and iPods" Macworld 1/4
  • "Monitor2Go provides a second display for a variety of Apple products" AppleDailyReport 1/4
  • "iWALK Link 1700i Review: The iWALK Link 1700i is a useful battery backup pack that suffers a bit due to Apple's change to the Lightning connector." 148Apps 1/4
  • "Get Shielded From The Elements With X-doria's Shield Case" App Advice 1/4
  • "Belkin WeMo Switch + Motion review: Belkin's WeMo system can control just about anything aided by a free iOS app" Macworld UK 1/4
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Five tools to take your recipe file digital" GigaOM 11:00 AM
  • "Jasmine for iOS review: A sleeker way to view YouTube videos" CNET Reviews 8:48 AM
  • "5 Apps: The best camera apps for blind and visually impaired iPhone users" TUAW 1/4
  • "Best mileage tracking app for iPhone" iMore 1/4
  • "Call Bliss for iPhone a would-be alternative to Do Not Disturb" TUAW 1/4
  • "The worst app Apple ever made: Apple does a lot of things right, but this app is such a huge misfire, it rates only 1.5 stars in the App Store. Fortunately, there are some great alternatives." CNET Reviews 1/4
  • "Rondo's iOS music player reaps the rewards of 15 years of research to improve audio quality on headphones" The Next Web 1/4
  • "TripLingo Review: TripLingo is a handy app for travelers visiting foreign countries to help them learn useful words and phrases." 148Apps 1/4
  • "MyScript Calculator: Touch Input for Quick Output" eXtensions 1/4
  • "Ars readers recommend apps for your new iPad or iPad mini: Looking for more apps for your new iPad? Ars readers are pointing the way." Ars Technica 1/4
  • "Cooklet Review: Cooklet is a great app that any chef in the kitchen should have. It has recipes, tools, and much more." 148Apps 1/4
  • "Hundreds for iPhone and iPad review" iMore 1/4
  • "SymbolSmash is a sweet iPad arcade game to teach kids all about classical music" The Next Web 1/4
  • "Bad Hotel for iPad and iPhone review: Defend your hotel against a psychopathic Texan owner" Macworld UK 1/4
  • "Gemini Wars review: Challenging outer-space strategy game" Macworld UK 1/4
  • "Pudding Monsters Review: Pudding Monsters is the new game from ZeptoLab that has the physical mechanics of fun figured out, it's just the content that needs work." 148Apps 1/4
How-To/Tutorial
  • "Improve your food iPhoneography with the Camera+ white balance lock" iDownload Blog 9:27 AM
  • "iBook Lessons: Childrens picture books" TUAW 1/4
  • "How to Share an iPhone Contact with a Friend" Macinstruct 1/4
Tips
  • "Improve Find My iPhone By Locking Down Location Services" OS X Daily 1/4
  • "Want better Wi-Fi? Maybe you just need a better router." GigaOM 1/4
  • "5 Tips for Photo Sharing Digital Etiquette" Mashable 1/4
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Would Apple really make an iPhone mini?" Gizmag 8:49 PM
  • "Why Apple Should Stop Making iOS Apps"  Cult of Mac 3:42 PM
  • "Apple Loop: Cook's Pay, Parisian Thieves, AT&T's iPhone Call, Stock Swoon" Forbes 3:01 PM
  • "Patent trolls are about to invade the cloud" GigaOM 3:01 PM
  • "Want to Officially Bitch about the Patent System? Here's Your Chance" Patently Apple 2:23 PM
  • "The Macalope Weekly: Checking in" Macworld 11:21 AM
  • "Indistinguishable from magic" Macworld 8:36 AM
  • "Should Apple Make a Hybrid or Convertible PC?" Tech.pinions 1/4
  • "Apple Must Think Differently to Slow the Android Invasion"  The Mac Observer 1/4
  • "Apple TV Will Be 'The Elephant In The Room' At CES This Year" BGR 1/4
  • "4 coolest Apple gadgets of 2012" Fortune 1/4
  • "Android Issue #38538: For almost three months, Google's Android project has had a very peculiar bug open in its tracker. The bug's name alone commands attention: Google Now, if asked 'What is a Giraffe?', finishes the description with 'he now praises the iPad'" One Foot Tsunami 1/4
  • "Here we go again: The Apple rumor mill cranks up/Rumors surface about new iPhones, fifth-gen Wi-Fi in upcoming Macs, and the widening rift between Apple and Samsung, this time over mobile chips" InfoWorld 1/4
  • "As Apple Celebrates 36th Birthday, Here Are 15 Events That Shaped The Company" App Advice 1/4
  • "Could Disney be working with Apple on a new Gaming Console Called Toy Box?" Patently Apple 1/4
  • "Can your iPhone help you lose weight? New Year's resolution: Join the Quantified Self movement and see if smartphone apps can help shed unwanted pounds" Salon 1/4
  • "Pod2g Creates Petition for Apple to Open iOS Once and For All" iOSVlog 1/4
  • "There's only one company that can solve Apple's mapping woes quickly (and it's not Waze)" VentureBeat 1/4
  • "Apple may release an iPhone mini priced under $250 this summer" TechSpot 1/4
  • "Top Things Apple Should Focus on in 2013" PadGadget 1/4
  • "Get Ready To Hear The Term 'iPhone mini' A Lot More In 2013" App Advice 1/4
  • "Have Mobile, Apple Made the CES Irrelevant?" [Video Report] Bloomberg 1/4
  • "The Sole Apple-Beater: Samsung Electronics" Seeking Alpha 1/4
  • "Apple: Don't Buy Waze, It's Dangerous and Reckless" TheStreet 1/4
  • "An iPhone Lover's Confession: I Switched To the Nexus 4. Completely."  Gizmodo 1/4
  • "Should Apple open up iOS to allow tweaks and themes?" Tapscape 1/4
  • "One Simple Resolution" YMP Now 1/4
  • "Even More Rumors About An Apple 'iRadio' Music Streaming Service" AppleBitch 1/4
  • "Yawn: Apple Could Launch iRadio Streaming Music Service This Year" App Advice 1/4
  • "Apple again said to be in talks with labels over 'iRadio' service" iDownload Blog 1/4
  • "Apple Pandora-esque iRadio Coming in 2013" Tapscape 1/4
  • "Apple Needs To Compete With Cheap Products And Here's Why (or, why not)" PixoBebo 1/4
  • "We Want An Apple TV. We Need An Apple TV. Why Won't Apple Give Us A TV?" Mac 360 1/4
Non-Apple
  • "In Defense Of The Humble App Walkthrough" TechCrunch 8:25 PM
  • "Would You Wear a Google Smartwatch That Looked Like This?" Gizmodo 3:01 PM
  • "Dad hires hit men to kill son's video game characters: A father is so fed up with his son's video game obsession that he decides to take radical action." CNET News 12:26 PM
  • "Last Year's Tax Rate May Not Survive In 2013, But Your Cable Service Probably Will" AllThingsD 11:56 AM
  • "Don't Call the E-Reader Doomed" Techland 1/4
  • "Silicon Valley conquers Hollywood, part 3 -- think small, not big" I, Cringely 1/4
  • "The Universal Remote Sucks. Here's How to Fix It" Wired 1/4
  • "More fun with Windows 8 UEFI, Secure Boot, Fedora and Ubuntu" ZDNet 1/4
  • "Denial-of-service attacks are expected to go mobile" CSO 1/4
  • "Ubuntu Phone: Not a moment too soon" InfoWorld 1/4
  • "My New Year's Resolutions: Email Bankruptcy, Inbox Zero" Forbes 1/4
  • "Phablets - phones that are tablets: Trying to group the growing range of hybrid devices is pure phantasy" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 1/4
  • "The future of screen protection is made of glass" Dallas Morning News [Paid Membership Required] 1/4
  • "A Patent Troll By Any Other Name Still Stinks" ReadWrite 1/4
  • "Surrounded By Devices, We Inhabit A World of Increasing User-Centricity" Forbes 1/4
  • "How to create an automatically updating Google spreadsheet" Computerworld 1/4
  • "Android Jelly Bean Share Tops 10 Percent" PC Magazine 1/4
  • "Android or Chrome? Will Google ever decide on one OS?" CNET News 1/4
  • "20 biggest tech innovations of my lifetime that I actually use" CNET News 1/4
  • "Grinch Lives: Holiday Consumer Electronics Sales Off 7%" Forbes 1/4
  • "Global tech spend in 2013: Latin America booms, Asia blooms, Europe gloom" ZDNet 1/4
  • "'Augmented reality' and bendy screens in a hands-free 2013: Ben Grubb takes a look at 10 trends for the year ahead in technology." Sydney Morning Herald 1/4
  • "2013: The year IT may lose its seat at the table" InfoWorld 1/4
  • "6 Tech Sector Themes For 2013 - And 8 Possible Takeover Targets" Forbes 1/4
  • "Surrounded By Devices, We Inhabit A World of Increasing User-Centricity" Forbes 1/4
  • "The E-Reader Revolution: Over Just as It Has Begun?" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 1/4
  • "The history of CES: Since 1967, the International Consumer Electronics Show has helped several gadgets make a splash. Here's a look at some of the notable unveilings." [Slideshow] USA Today 1/4
  • "Welcome to CES: A Trade Show, Not a Tastemaker" AllThingsD 1/4
  • "Unwieldy CES Remains a Big Deal, But Not for the Reasons You Think" Wired 1/4
  • "CES Becomes Season of Second Chances for Sony and Intel" TheStreet 1/4
  • "Android or Chrome? Will Google ever decide on one OS?" CNET News 1/4
  • "How Much Your Stolen Data Is Worth to Scammers" Lifehacker 1/4
  • "What Happens Now on Standards-Essential Patents?" AllThingsD 1/4
  • "Well, Maybe Someone Will Buy the Surface Pro ..." AllThingsD 1/4
  • "Facebook terms and conditions: why you don't own your online life" Telegraph 1/4
Humor/Cartoons
  • "The Real Reason Your Eyesight Stinks" Mashable [cartoon] 10:35 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "TUAW Best of 2012 Awards: iPad products" TUAW 8:49 PM
  • "Launching Imminently: Cycloramic 2.0" RazorianFly 8:13 PM
  • "CBS Connect App Released for iPad" iClarified 11:20 AM
  • "Mobio Announces New iPad Mounts at CES 2013" PadGadget 10:35 AM
  • "iHome to debut new Lightning audio docks at CES" iDownload Blog 10:35 AM
  • "One Companion App To Rule Them All: Hobbit Movies Updated With New Content" App Advice 10:19 AM
  • "The week in iPad Cases: Post-holiday protection" [Slideshow] Macworld 9:27 AM
  • "Next Stop For NextStop - NYC Subway: Real-Time Train Arrival Information" App Advice 8:24 AM
  • "Join The Noble Nutlings In Their Nutty And Speedy Quest" App Advice 8:24 AM
  • "Behringer announces OMNI series AirPlay speakers and connecting receiver amps" Engadget 8:17 AM
  • "Art App Best Of Seurat is Released For iOS" prMac 3:00 PM
  • "Marlee and the Diamond Earring optimised for iPad" prMac 8:39 AM
  • "Outlook .msg file viewer for iOS devices released" prMac 8:15 AM
  • "Mega Dragon Run for iOS Coming Soon: All Other Apps Now Free" prMac 8:15 AM
  • "CheckItOut Multi Annotation Tool is an Easy Way to Send Visual Feedback" prMac 8:15 AM
  • "Before Dawn Solutions announces major update to CodeCollector.net" prMac 8:15 AM
  • "Irritated by iPhone cords, Timbuk2 founder develops bluetooth earbuds" VentureBeat 1/4
  • "CES Impecca News2: New Eco-Friendly Bluetooth Bamboo Keyboard for iPads, Android Tablets & Smartphones" Thomas PR 1/4
  • "PicsArt Has Enough Options To Satisfy Anyone's Photo Editing Needs" App Advice 1/4
  • "Blekko Launches Izik, A Tablet-Optimized Search App" TechCrunch 1/4
  • "BBC launches clever play-along companion iOS app" TUAW 1/4
  • "Inside The New Forbes Magazine iPad App" [Video Report] Forbes 1/4
  • "App turns smartphone into smart key" TG Daily 1/4
  • "iHome's Lightning Alarm Clock Will Charge Everything. Everything! [CES] Cult of Mac 1/4
  • "Facebook adds voice in Facebook Messenger app for iOS and Android" GadgeTell 1/4
  • "Portable and Powerful JBL OnBeat™ Mini: the Perfect Partner to Dock New Lightning-Connected iPad mini" Business Wire 1/4
  • "The Brainstormer iPad app provides a cornucopia of ideas for creative minds" TUAW 1/4
  • "Join us on the Apple web; AppleTell now hiring writers" AppleTell 1/4
  • "Harman announces $399 JBL Rumble speaker as support for Apple's Lightning standard grows" The Verge 1/4
  • "JBL OnBeat Rumble: The Most Powerful (and Most Expensive) Lightning Connector Speaker Dock Yet" Gizmodo 1/4
  • "AL13 aerospace grade aluminum bumper arrives on Kickstarter, protect your iPhone without spoiling its looks" iMore 1/4
  • "The iPhone 5 Gets A Bumper It Can Be Proud Of Via New Kickstarter Campaign" TechCrunch 1/4
  • "Paleo and zone diet iPhone app + CrossFit WOD's" prMac 1/4
  • "IPEVO Introduces their Wishpool Ed Tech Initiative" prMac 1/4
  • "After the Lite, the full version of Find in the Mirror is now available" prMac 1/4
  • "Superstar in the App Store" prMac 1/4
  • "Experience the new way of fitness - FitnessCafe" prMac 1/4
  • "WordSpot Challenges Players to Find Over 100 Hidden Words" prMac 1/4
  • "Greeting Cards PRO - Sampler of Personalized Colorful Photo/Text Cards" prMac 1/4
  • "Barracuda Partners Releases Obstacles XRT for iPhone" prMac 1/4
  • "Anansi Mobile Announces Its Latest Game: Wild City" prMac 1/4
  • "2 Anti-Calorie iOS Health Apps Slashed to 99 Cents for First Time Ever" prMac 1/4
  • "iHome at CES 2013: Dual Lightning, USB Peripherals Launch" FairerPlatform 1/4
Computer Industry
  • "Exclusive: A Former Autonomy Salesperson Says This Is How The Creative Accounting Was Done" Business Insider 8:21 AM
  • "Windows laptop sales sink: but that's just part of the problem: Windows 8 laptop sales are hardly on fire. Maybe the absence of the dirt-cheap netbook has something to do with that." CNET News 8:14 PM
  • "Windows 8 sales woes: are netbooks to blame?" The Verge 5:38 PM
  • "Microsoft inks $617m tie-up with US military" V3 8:39 AM
  • "Innovation at Microsoft? Show Us, Don't Tell Us!" TheStreet 8:44 AM
  • "AT&T, Microsoft Among Corporate Donors to Obama Inaugural" Bloomberg 8:12 AM
  • "Google to make Maps accessible to Windows Phone users: After rash of stories suggesting anticompetitive behavior, company says 'recent improvements' to IE mobile and Google Maps now provide better experience and Google will remove redirect that bumped IE mobile users to Google.com." CNET News 6:45 PM
  • "Google says Maps redirect on Windows Phone was a product decision, and will be removed" The Next Web 6:45 PM
  • "Google may need history lesson on blocking rivals' products: Is there any good reason Google is blocking Windows Phone users from accessing Google Maps via the Internet Explorer browser?" CNET News 11:00 AM
  • "Google Restoring Access to Maps on Windows Phones" PC Magazine 8:15 PM
  • "Google Pledges To Restore In-Browser Maps Access To Deprived Windows Phone Users" TechCrunch 9:09 PM
  • "Google's Working To Remove Its Redirect and Bring Its Maps Back to Windows Phone" Gizmodo 6:45 PM
  • "Google blocks Windows Phone from Maps, limits Gmail" OSNews 10:19 AM
  • "Windows Phone Doesn't Support Google Maps Because Google Doesn't Want It To" Mashable 3:01 PM
  • "Behind Google's Antitrust Escape: After early hopes for a sweeping antitrust case against Google Inc., it became clear to the Federal Trade Commission last fall that no such lawsuit was in the offing." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:26 AM
  • "Google antitrust settlement reshapes patent disputes" PCWorld 8:48 AM
  • "Analysis: US irked by Google chief's NKorea plans" Associated Press 10:18 AM
  • "Google Is Really Three Companies, All On A Roll" Forbes 11:26 AM
  • "Cars, homes smarten up at Vegas tech extravaganza" Reuters 8:12 AM
  • "Which Will Be the Last Gadget Standing at CES 2013?" PC Magazine 8:48 AM
  • "SAP CEO says China to become as important as U.S.: paper" Reuters 8:52 AM
  • "Microsoft Gets A Shot In the Arm From Chicago" redOrbit 1/4
  • "Microsoft Pressures Europe After FTC Google Verdict" CNBC 1/4
  • "Microsoft on Google's FTC Ruling: 'Puzzled and Concerned'" WSJ Blogs 1/4
  • "In blocking Windows Phone access to YouTube, Google delivers rough justice: Google can't be trusted because it blocks access to APIs, says a top Microsoft lawyer, ignoring 30 years of Microsoft's own mischief in that department" InfoWorld 1/4
  • "Microsoft: J.P. Morgan Trims Ests; Weak Surface, PC Sales" Forbes 1/4
  • "Price and 'lukewarm critical reviews' put a damper on Microsoft Surface" ZDNet 1/4
  • "What Happened To Microsoft's Surface Pro Tablets?" TheStreet 1/4
  • "Windows 8 slow sales: Yes it's the hardware" ZDNet 1/4
  • "Windows 8's problem: It's the hardware" ZDNet 1/4
  • "Microsoft to issue seven security patches in first 2013 update" V3 1/4
  • "Microsoft kicks off 2013 with 12 Patch Tuesday security fixes" ZDNet 1/4
  • "Microsoft's next Patch Tuesday won't fix IE zero-day flaw: Next week's patches will shore up holes in Windows and Office, but won't fix the latest bug in Internet Explorer." CNET News 1/4
  • "After a bad year, Java heads in the right direction: Security woes damaged app dev platform's profile in 2012, but Oracle now has it on the right track" InfoWorld 1/4
  • "IBM Services Chief Michael Daniels to Retire" WSJ.com 1/4
  • "Cisco And NXP Throw Their Weight Behind Cohda Wireless To Bring The Internet Of Things To Your Car" TechCrunch 1/4
  • "Cisco, NXP Place Bet on Connected-Car Company" WSJ Blogs 1/4
  • "Meet the New CFO at AMD, Same as the Old CFO" DailyFinance 1/4
  • "What Happens Now on Standards-Essential Patents?" AllThingsD 1/4
  • "Six gadget trends to look for at CES" CNN 1/4
  • "CES 2013: Televisions continue as major show focus" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 1/4
  • "CES preview: TVs, tablets to be major focus/Mobility to remain dominant theme at Consumer Electronics Show" MarketWatch 1/4
  • "CES 2013 Preview: Phones and Tablets" PC Magazine 1/4
  • "Computer convergence will be highlighted at CES: Tablets, laptops, smartphones are on a collision course" Computerworld 1/4
  • "CES 2013 rumors: Smart fridges, translucent TVs, and more/The 2013 Consumer Electronics Show is just a week away, and rumors are flying about what products will be unveiled at the show. CES 2013 will likely bring 'smart' appliances, Windows 8 devices, and maybe a weird new TV from Samsung." Christian Science Monitor 1/4
  • "Future Tech 2013: The PCs, tablets and cutting-edge hardware of tomorrow" PCWorld 1/4
  • "Australian scientists adapt graphene for use in high-speed electronics" Techworld 1/4
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Solving Apple's Q1 iPhone Sales Estimates Riddle With Google Trends" iStockAnalyst 1/4
  • "Apple stock is down ... again" CNNMoney 1/4
  • "Apple, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, whats in 2013?" The Motley Fool 1/4
  • "Forecasters start changing their tune on Apple, AAPL" MacNN 1/4
  • "Why Jeff Gundlach Thinks Apple Goes Lower" TheStreet 1/4
  • "Apple Inc. Drop Confounds Analysts" ValueWalk 1/4
  • "Is Now the Time to Buy Apple and Other Tech Stocks?" IndieResearch 1/4
  • "MEMS, iPhone mics, and impressive growth" EE Times 1/4
Industry News
  • "Tech stocks manage to eke out mild broad gains" MarketWatch 1/4
  • "U.S. stocks close at highest level since 2007: Economy creates 155,000 jobs in December, as expected" MarketWatch 1/4
  • "S&P 500 Rises to Highest Level Since 2007 on Jobs Data" Bloomberg 1/4
  • "Data helps pace Wall Street higher, but Apple drags" FOXBusiness 1/4
  • "Stocks Improve After Jobs, Services-Sector Reports" TheStreet 1/4
  • "S&P 500 ends week at 5-year high: Stocks started 2013 with the bang, with the S&P 500 finishing the week at its highest closing level since December 2007." CNNMoney 1/4
  • "S&P 500 Posts Best Closing High Since Financial Crisis; Up 4.6% for Week" CNBC 1/4
  • "Stocks Close Broadly Higher" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 1/4
  • "Stocks to rise after jobs report: Stocks point to a higher open, after the U.S. government reported better-than-expected jobs numbers for December." CNNMoney 1/4
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks mostly lower, but Japan jumps sharply" MarketWatch 1/4
  • "Europe Markets: ISM, U.S. jobs data lift Europe stocks" MarketWatch 1/4
  • "European Stocks Rise for Fourth Day" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 1/4
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 1/4
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at the close of trading" Yahoo! News 1/4
  • "Time To Overweight Tech?" Forbes 1/4

 
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