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MacSurfer's Archive: Thursday, June 27, 2013
 

 

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Wednesday Highlights: Micah Singleton at Daily Dot asks what the next big thing is given the latest iPad isn't it despite being best tablet on market; Apple Pay debuted on Tuesday and CNN cautions users to check bank accounts as some customers seeing double charges; PC Magazine looks at Apple Pay and the promise of cashless society, but warns it won't be secure and safe; Apple SVP, Eddy Cue, proven right that Apple has "lot of work to do" regarding Apple Pay; Apple said to launch rewards program for Apple Pay this holiday season; Tim Cook spending face-time with vice premiere of China over iCloud phishing attack; Quartz probes why the Mac sales record for Q4 2014 occurred, while Peter Cohen asks if momentum can be sustained; Apple opens service allowing companies to self-list on Apple Maps; Macworld reviews Photoshop Elements 13; Yosemite's Instant Hotspot feature reviewed at AppleInsider; iOS 8.1 has been jailbroken by the Pangu team in China, reports in our Hardware/Software section; Engadget review says new iMac Retina screen is worth the price of entry; Bare Feats shootout between 5K iMac and Quad-core Macs; iPad Air 2 reviews from John Gruber, New York Times, CNET, others in our Reviews section; Ars Technica reviews iOS 8.1.

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple Can't Add Galaxy S4 to Samsung Patent Lawsuit" ["The decision yesterday by U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul S. Grewal is part of a second patent case in San Jose, California, between the companies covering technology in newer smartphones, including Apple's iPhone 5 and Samsung's Galaxy S III."]  Bloomberg 8:22 AM
  • "Apple, Samsung Spar Over ITC Import Ban on Older iPhones, iPads" AllThingsD 7:49 AM
  • "Judge to Apple: Adding Galaxy S4 to Samsung Suit Would Tax Court's Time" AllThingsD 10:37 AM
  • "Apple says it may file new patent suit targeting Samsung Galaxy S4" AppleInsider 8:27 AM
  • "Judge Rejects Apple's Request to Add Galaxy S4 to Patent Case" PC Magazine 12:42 PM
  • "Apple can't add Galaxy S4 to latest Samsung patent lawsuit, says judge" The Verge 8:53 AM
  • "Apple's ads failing, says firm that called Surface ads effective: Ace Metrix, a company that likes to think it knows how to measure TV ad effectiveness, says Apple's new ads are not a success with consumers." CNET News 8:03 AM
  • "Report: Viewers not pleased with latest Apple ads" USA Today 2:08 PM
  • "Apple Spells Out iTunes Radio Terms for Record Labels" WSJ Blogs 8:01 AM
  • "This Is What Apple's Paying Music Labels on iTunes Radio: Who's the fairest of them all?" Techland 4:56 PM
  • "Apple's Fall From Leading To Lagging Brand"  Forbes 10:30 AM
OS X
News
  • "Apple Seeds OS X 10.8.5 12F13, Updates Focus Areas" FairerPlatform 7:34 AM
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "OS X: Using and troubleshooting Back to My Mac with your iCloud account" Apple Support 5:10 PM
  • "iCloud: Understanding alert messages when restoring from an iCloud Backup" Apple Support 5:10 PM
  • "iCloud: Understanding Backup alert messages" Apple Support 5:10 PM
  • "OS X: Using and troubleshooting Back to My Mac with your iCloud account" Apple Support 5:10 PM
  • "Troubleshooting iTunes installation on Mac OS X" Apple Support 5:09 PM
  • "OS X Lion: Supported digital camera RAW formats" Apple Support 5:11 PM
  • "Aperture 3: About Video and Audio formats in Aperture" Apple Support 5:11 PM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Get familiar with Dictation in OS X: With a little practice and the right resources, Apple's Dictation service can be an exceptionally useful feature." CNET Reviews 7:21 PM
  • "The smaller, subtler changes in OS X Mavericks" GigaOM 5:02 PM
  • "Review: Together 3 one of the better file and data organizers for the Mac" Macworld 2:11 PM
  • "NoteSuite for iPad and Mac is your all-in-one digital notebook [Review] 9 to 5 Mac 8:28 AM
  • "Tools we use: The best Mac apps for working remotely" Macworld 8:27 AM
  • "Manage Macs Remotely Using Apple Remote Desktop" Mactuts+ 8:39 AM
  • "How to improve Mac security: Mac OS X is inherently secure, but there are a handful of steps you can take to tighten things even further" Macworld UK 8:30 AM
  • "How to rip DVDs on a Mac: Here's how to backup a DVD on your Mac's hard disk using free software, in case of damage or if you want to transfer it to your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch" TechAdvisor 8:30 AM
  • "What every Safari user should know" Macworld 8:27 AM
  • "Bye-bye, Google Reader: Alternative RSS solutions for Mac and iOS users" Macworld 8:19 AM
  • "Scroll Continuously Through Your Calendar In Mavericks Beta [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 8:40 AM
  • "OS X: Un-Group Mission Control Windows for Quicker Window Switching" The Mac Observer 7:50 AM
  • "Mirror Displays on the Mac with a Keyboard Shortcut" OS X Daily 12:42 PM
  • "The App That Helped Save The Mac Died. This New App Brings Life To Desktop Publishing" McSolo 7:34 AM
  • "What's Going On Inside Your Mac? MenuMeters Knows All And Tells All About It For Free" Mac 360 7:34 AM
Press Releases
  • "Apple Supports New Sony & Panasonic Cameras with RAW Update" The Mac Observer 4:52 PM
  • "Apple Updates Drivers for Canon Inkjet Printers & Scanners" The Mac Observer 4:33 PM
  • "Batch Inpaint 2.0 Turns Bad Photos to Good and Good to Excellent" Teorex 11:30 AM
  • "BeamAir: photos and PDF from your iPhone to your PC, Mac or Projector" prMac 7:33 AM
  • "Bigasoft Released WAV to FLAC Converter to Convert WAV to FLAC on Mac" prMac 7:33 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Smartphone sales slow as consumers await Apple's new iPhones" Computerworld 9:21 AM
  • "What if Apple didn't build its new 'spaceship' campus? One of four alternatives to the proposed project is 'No Project.'" Fortune 8:06 AM
  • "Apple iTunes store outage cuts off 20 percent of users: Issue is preventing a sizable portion of Apple's customers from making purchases on the company's music pages." CNET News 8:04 AM
  • "Siri Will Now Read You The News, Courtesy of Wibbitz: Israeli startup Wibbitz offers a new take on the news with an app that converts text to robo-narrated article summaries. Set to pretty video, of course." ReadWrite 8:39 AM
  • "Surrey GPs use iPad dementia detection system: Over 60 GP clinical commissioning groups are now trialling the software." Computerworld UK 12:53 PM
  • "How Do You Break Into iPhone App Store Top 50? Try 23K Free Daily Downloads, 950 Paid, Or $12K In Daily Revenue" TechCrunch 4:54 PM
  • "Apple Pays Parents $100M for Kids' Covert App Buys" Bloomberg TV 8:44 AM
  • "Rolocule Wants to Turn Your Apple TV Into a Wii, and Your iPhone Into the Controller" AllThingsD 10:37 AM
  • "RadioShack to Offer No-Contract Virgin Mobile iPhone 5 Beginning Tomorrow" MacRumors 5:02 PM
  • "RadioShack to carry Virgin iPhone 5 tomorrow for as low as $499 with trade-in" 9 to 5 Mac 2:39 PM
  • "AT&T iPhones Get HD Voice Support Thanks To Hacked Carrier Update" Cult of Mac 8:30 AM
  • "Microsoft Boss Confirms We Won't See Xbox Games On Android Or iOS" Cult of Android 8:40 AM
  • "How Steve Jobs influenced Pixar's main campus building" TUAW 5:03 PM
  • "JetBlue Issues Pilots With iPads And On-Board Wi-Fi" AppAdvice 8:02 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Microsoft boosts mobile app development and brings Unity3D to Xbox One: Build iOS, Android, and Windows Phone apps (and websites) on Windows Azure." Ars Technica 7:20 PM
  • "DuPont bringing wireless charging to kitchen countertops" Electronista 5:02 PM
  • "Square hires former Facebook Ad Director Gokul Rajaram as Product Engineering Lead" The Next Web 11:29 AM
  • "Yahoo Cleans Up Yahoo News Homepage" PC Magazine 10:38 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "The Vergecast 082 - June 27th, 2013" The Verge 2:39 PM
  • "Greg Scown of Smile Introduces The New Features of TextExpander touch" MacVoices 2:07 PM
  • "Steve Wozniak on Newton, Tesla, and why the original Macintosh was a 'lousy' product" The Verge 12:52 PM
Hardware/Software
  • "Your Head Can Now Control Your iOS 7 iPhone -- But Don't Try It"  Forbes 7:40 AM
  • "Apple tests motion detection features for iPhone" CNN 8:56 AM
  • "iOS 7 could let users control devices using head movements" Digital Trends 8:29 AM
  • "Report: iOS 7 Includes Head Motion Controls" PC Magazine 2:08 PM
  • "Mostly armless: iOS7 headshaking interface revealed" The Register 9:14 AM
  • "Apple looking at bigger iPhone screens, more colors: To compete with other smartphone companies, Apple considers bigger iPhones in more color." Christian Science Monitor 5:03 PM
  • "Apple supplier Foxconn cooks up its own smartwatch: Compatible with the iPhone, the new smartwatch can check phone calls and Facebook posts." CNET News 10:39 AM
  • "Apple plans to split orders to new suppliers" DigiTimes 8:00 AM
Apple Patent Applications
  • "Apple patent filing hints at ideal 'iRadio' solution with playlist customization and 'comparing'" AppleInsider 7:37 AM
  • "Apple Introduces New Features in iTunes Radio Patent" Patently Apple 8:00 AM
  • "Apple envisions an iTunes Radio with more advanced features" CNET News 7:51 AM
  • "Rich iTunes iRadio playlist customization in the works, patent suggests" iDownload Blog 8:57 AM
  • "Apple invention combines SD card slot and USB input into one port" AppleInsider 7:37 AM
  • "Apple Invents New Combo-Port for MacBooks & iDevices to accommodate an SD Card + USB and/or Lightning Connector" Patently Apple 10:20 AM
  • "Apple looking into tablet device with a 'peek mode" AppleDailyReport 10:20 AM
  • "Apple works on multi-media center for computing systems" AppleDailyReport 7:49 AM
AppleCare/Helps
  • "Xsan: System does not start up or volume does not mount after labeling LUNs in Xsan Admin" Apple Support 8:00 PM
  • "How to stop excessive MacBook fan noise/Summary: Here's the solution to a problem that plagues a lot of MacBook Pro and even MacBook Air owners." ZDNet 7:06 PM
  • "What to do before selling or giving away your Mac" Apple Support 5:11 PM
  • "Wi-Fi and Bluetooth: Potential sources of wireless interference" Apple Support 5:10 PM
  • "iPhone and iPod touch: Unable to download podcasts" Apple Support 5:09 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Nihilumbra (App Store Best Of 2012) For iPhone And iPad Is Free For The First Time (Normally $2.99)" Apple Sliced 8:31 AM
  • "VS. Racing 2 For iPhone And iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:31 AM
  • "Brain Bust -Train Your Mind For iPhone And iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:31 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:33 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:33 AM

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Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Same wrapper, all-new candy center: The 2013 MacBook Air reviewed/Apple's new ultraportable keeps the best stuff—like uber-battery life—under the covers." Ars Technica 8:34 AM
  • "Apple 13-Inch MacBook Air: The Best Gets Better" Wired 8:04 AM
  • "Apple AirPort Extreme Router in Thailand (2): Installation and Setup with Comments on Limitations" eXtensions 10:20 AM
  • "CamRanger Turns Your iOS Device Into A Full-On DSLR Remote [Review] Cult of Mac 2:12 PM
  • "Review: Nine batteries for charging your iPad (and everything else)" Macworld 8:18 AM
  • "Review: Tech21 Impact Band & Shield for iPhone 5" Run Around Tech 8:39 AM
  • "DJ Slims headphones are rugged and wireless, but somewhat bulky" AppleDailyReport 7:35 AM
  • "Max Payne 3 Review" Mac|Life 12:42 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Dark Nebula HD: Sci-fi labyrinth game makes Retina comeback" iMore 8:39 PM
  • "Inside iOS 7: Messages adds group chat user pics, hidden timestamps" AppleInsider 2:37 PM
  • "New for app developers in iOS 7: text to speech, motion effects, background downloads, free in-app purchases, more" 9 to 5 Mac 2:38 PM
  • "iOS 7 preview: Notification Center" iMore 10:39 AM
  • "NoteSuite could replace Evernote, Skitch, Reminders, PDF apps and more" TUAW 2:38 PM
  • "Everpix wants you to actually see your photos: The Everpix 2.0 iOS app has been redesigned for better visual search as well as surfacing photos in your collection from years ago." CNET Reviews 11:44 AM
  • "Forget Google Reader: Mr. Reader 2.0 Now Supports Six Great Alternatives [Review] Cult of Mac 8:30 AM
  • "Review: Elegant, flexible Timer gives your iPhone multiple timers" Macworld 8:27 AM
  • "Songza for iPhone review: The most enjoyable way to stream music, without confusing subscription options" iMore 2:11 PM
  • "Review: Hotwire travels to iPad with intuitive app" 9 to 5 Mac 8:28 AM
  • "Graffiti Collective for iOS review: Make and share your own graffiti!" iMore 2:11 PM
  • "Warhammer Quest for iOS review: an addictive mix of role playing and strategy" iDownload Blog 8:29 AM
  • "iPhone App Video Review: Scurvy Scallywags" Appolicious 11:29 AM
  • "Appidemic: Pilot Brothers 2 for iPad" AppleTell 8:40 AM
  • "Daily iPhone App: Where's My Mickey combines Disney's old with its new" TUAW 4:55 PM
  • "Despicable Me: Minion Rush Review/Despicable Me: Minion Rush does the movie justice and is one of the best infinite-runners in the app store because of its great visuals and fun gameplay." 148Apps 2:37 PM
  • "Magic 2014 Review: Sometimes more of the same is more than enough." 148Apps 12:42 PM
  • "Anodyne Mobile Review: Anodyne Mobile is not the best PC-to-iOS port, but this Zelda homage with a mysterious world is still worth checking out in this form." 148Apps 5:04 PM
  • "Fold Review: Fold is a simple yet fun puzzle game, all about folding up colored tiles." 148Apps 9:14 AM
  • "Dark Manor Review: It's a little stingy on game time, but Dark Manor is a satisfying Free to Play Hidden Object game from Big Fish Games." 148Apps 11:28 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to finetune your iPhone privacy settings" iDownload Blog 8:40 AM
  • "How To Extend iPhone Status Bar With Bunch Of Useful Information" Redmond Pie 8:51 AM
Tips
  • "Force Quit Apps In iOS 7 Beta With Multitasking [iOS Tips] Cult of Mac 2:37 PM
  • "Use Mono Audio When One Side of iPhone Headphones & Speakers Stop Working" OS X Daily 2:11 PM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Steve Wozniak Thought The First Macintosh Was A 'Lousy Computer' That 'Failed'" Business Insider 9:29 PM
  • "Apple Death Knell #62: Apple Isn't Just Dying, It's Dead" The Mac Observer 5:02 PM
  • "iOS 7's Coalesced Updates: Finally Everyone Stops to Pee at the Same Time" The Mac Observer 2:49 PM
  • "What iOS 7 Bugs Have You Noticed?" Gizmodo 11:44 AM
  • "iOS 7 Motion Control: It's All In The Head" PhoneBuff 4:54 PM
  • "True motion control in an iPhone is still pretty far off" GigaOM 11:29 AM
  • "In Education, The Tablet Tide has Turned.. And It's Turned Into a Tidal Wave" Tech.pinions 10:36 AM
  • "Apple blasts ITC for import ban against iPhone 4, iPad 2" BGR 10:39 AM
  • "Report: Apple considering new suit against Galaxy S4" TUAW 4:55 PM
  • "Blocking Galaxy S4 from Patent Trial Means More Apple Lawsuits to Come" The Mac Observer 10:21 AM
  • "Is iOS 7 Buying Time For Apple, Or Stealing Time From Android?"  Forbes 8:57 AM
  • "The surreal beauty of some Apple Maps glitches" 9 to 5 Mac 8:28 AM
  • "Apple's softer ad campaign fails to impress viewers, likely to be short-lived" 9 to 5 Mac 8:28 AM
  • "WSJ: Apple courting smaller labels for iTunes Radio" TUAW 11:36 AM
  • "Leaked Contract Shows Apple Is Paying Music Labels More Than Pandora For Its Streaming Radio Service" Business Insider 8:42 AM
  • "Apple sending out iTunes Radio terms to indie record labels" iDownload Blog 8:29 AM
  • "iTunes Radio royalty rates revealed – Apple pays more than Pandora" BGR 8:06 AM
  • "The New Age of Personal Computing" ["Despite mobile devices overshadowing computers in the market, PCs (and Macs) remain an anchor for online life. They haven't been diminished by everyone buying smartphones and tablets and game systems and connected HDTVs. They've become augmented. Every account we make online, every social network we access, communication app we use, and every media service we watch and listen to is available on all of these other devices."] PC Magazine 7:53 AM
  • "An 'iTV' — or next gen Apple TV — should offer enhanced 'second screen' features" AppleDailyReport 7:35 AM
  • "Afraid Of Malware? Want Your Right To Privacy? Android Means Malware And No Privacy" Mac 360 7:35 AM
  • "How Apple's One-Two Punch Cripples Android Where It Hurts: Education And Business" Mac 360 7:35 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Rob Walker's Googleheim Museum" Boing Boing 9:13 PM
  • "Ballmer's latest pitch to the faithful: Wide of the mark? CEO Steve Ballmer made the case that Microsoft can be all things to all people, but that argument fell short when his Build 2013 keynote couldn't stick its landing." CNET News 8:40 PM
  • "Don't buy a new PC or Mac before you read this: Is the laptop, desktop, or tablet you plan to buy stuck with a last-gen CPU? That may be a reason to wait: or a way to get a great deal. Here's how to tell." CNET Reviews 7:06 PM
  • "A Cure For Digital Myopia" Forbes 12:53 PM
  • "Building a Better Password: Hackers can break 90 percent of passwords, and new methods: like eyeprints: are needed to protect our data." Techland 10:38 AM
  • "Cord Cutting: Nearly 60 Million Americans 'Get' Free TV" FairerPlatform 10:36 AM
  • "This Phone Is Microsoft's Best, Maybe Only, Chance At Winning The Smartphone War" Business Insider 8:28 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "New iPhone Dock Doubles As Smoke And Carbon Monoxide Detector" Digital Trends 9:26 PM
  • "Accessing The New York Times On Mobile Devices Has Just Gotten More Difficult" App Advice 9:08 PM
  • "Rolocule's Motion Tennis App Turns The Apple TV And iPhone Into A Legitimate Gaming System" TechCrunch 5:03 PM
  • "Kidz Gear Headphones Wins National Parenting Publications Gold Award 2013" Thomas PR 2:49 PM
  • "BodyGuardz 'Don't Let Your Summer be a Bummer'" Run Around Tech 2:37 PM
  • "AOL for iPad now in the App Store" TUAW 12:42 PM
  • "AOL launches iPad app with news, weather, video, and mail" 9 to 5 Mac 12:42 PM
  • "Xentry Wants You To Reuse Your Old Smartphone As A Wi-Fi Door Caller Display" TechCrunch 11:59 AM
  • "App Picks for the 2013 NBA Draft From Three of the Top Players' iPhones" 148Apps 11:59 AM
  • "DuckDuckGo finally brings anonymous search to iOS and Android" VentureBeat 11:59 AM
  • "NoteSuite organizes your digital life on iPad and Mac" iMore 11:43 AM
  • "Twitter #music and Tweetbot for iOS updated" 9 to 5 Mac 5:02 PM
  • "Now You Can Browse Twitter's #Music iPhone App By Genre (And With New Charts)" TechCrunch 12:43 PM
  • "Twitter #Music for iOS updated with genres, five new charts, and in-app Rdio authentication" The Next Web 11:42 AM
  • "Reeder Also Prepares For Google Reader's Demise, Drops To FREE (Permanently)" RazorianFly 11:30 AM
  • "Free video messaging added to Skype for iOS" Digital Trends 12:52 PM
  • "Skype refreshes its iPhone app: The app now offers free and unlimited video messaging along with some performance improvements." CNET News 11:43 AM
  • "Skype for iOS update brings unlimited free video messaging, unending joy" Engadget 11:29 AM
  • "Incredible Labs brings Donna, its smart mobile personal assistant app, to the Apple App Store" The Next Web 10:49 AM
  • "Google Earth 7.1 for iOS now includes Street View" TUAW 10:37 AM
  • "PadGadget's Sound Stage: Propellerhead's Thor Synthesizer Makes its way to the iPad" PadGadget 8:52 AM
  • "McKesson Launches Mobile Delivery App for Apple iOS Devices" Business Wire 8:44 AM
  • "If You Haven't Tried Flowboard Yet, Today's Big Update Provides an Excellent Reason" Cult of Mac 8:40 AM
  • "Layton Brothers Mystery Room is a Professor Layton spin-off for iOS, and it's just as good" iMore 8:40 AM
  • "Plants vs. Zombies 2 delayed, now arriving sometime 'later in the summer'" iMore 8:40 AM
  • "Mailbox iOS app now supports landscape mode, Gmail aliases" CNET News 8:34 AM
  • "Mailbox Update Brings Landscape Mode To iPhone, Support For Gmail 'Send As'" Cult of Mac 8:30 AM
  • "Mailbox app updated with landscape mode for iPhone, Gmail alias support" iDownload Blog 8:29 AM
  • "Swell takes its 'Pandora for talk radio' iOS app out of beta and launches to the public" The Next Web 8:23 AM
  • "Digg updates its iOS app to bring its Digg Reader RSS service to mobile" The Next Web 8:23 AM
  • "Great Battles Medieval Is A New Epic Strategy RPG For iPad" AppAdvice 8:02 AM
  • "Hotwire Launches An iPad App For The Last Minute Traveler" AppAdvice 8:02 AM
  • "Google's Hangouts App For iOS Receives First Ever Update" AppAdvice 8:02 AM
  • "New Livestream App Lets You Discover, Experience And Broadcast Live Events" AppAdvice 8:00 AM
  • "Swell Launches A Personalized App For News Radio Listening" TechCrunch 7:33 AM
  • "Blue Crowbar Releases B-list 2.0 - Shopping Lists for Minimalists" prMac 10:48 AM
  • "New Release: Gro Recycling - A New Green Kids App" prMac 10:38 AM
  • "Bass Drop Trap - The Trap Music Sampler, Keyboard and Loop Station" prMac 10:38 AM
  • "WIBBITZ Launches Breakthrough Text-To-Video News App For iOS" prMac 8:40 AM
  • "Make sure your iPads are fully loaded! Assault Wave released!" prMac 7:33 AM
  • "First of a kind app which visualizes your tasks and schedule" prMac 7:33 AM
  • "Resume Designer - Build your professional Resume in Minutes" prMac 7:33 AM
  • "Rocket Fizz Candycade iOS Game - Win Real World Prizes" prMac 7:33 AM
  • "Stickman Archery and Defense Frenzy in Alone at War: The Last Stand" prMac 7:33 AM
  • "New Free Quiz App Tests Your Movie Knowledge" prMac 7:33 AM
  • "Katrins colorful Moon Story - A children's App for the iPad from Berlin" prMac 7:32 AM
  • "Hullabu Launches Dream Day: Viva Las Vegas for iPad" prMac 7:32 AM
  • "Finger Electricute: The Newest App Making Waves" prMac 7:32 AM
  • "Find Mi, a Puzzle Game App, Releases Cutest Memes Infographic" prMac 7:32 AM
  • "Coco + Francois 1.0 for iPad: Word Games for Preschoolers in 6 Languages" prMac 7:32 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft's pitch for hybrids: Tablets alone don't cut it/The tech titan is making the case for hybrids. This time the push comes before an expected flood of new 2-in-1 devices." CNET News 7:34 AM
  • "Telefonica to boost promotion of Windows Phone 8 to break iOS, Android" Electronista 7:26 AM
  • "Microsoft Turns On Its First Carrier-Billing Deal For The Windows Phone Store With Bango, In Indonesia" TechCrunch 7:41 AM
  • "IE11 Embraces Competitors' Standards in Windows 8.1" PC Magazine 8:43 AM
  • "Microsoft gets all touchy-feely with Internet Explorer 11: The browser is designed for Windows 8.1, but according to one report, will eventually make its way to Windows 7." CNET News 7:44 AM
  • "Microsoft could get stuck in a 'boring niche' if Windows 8.1 flops" BGR 2:20 PM
  • "This Phone Is Microsoft's Best, Maybe Only, Chance At Winning The Smartphone War" Business Insider 7:59 AM
  • "Xbox One Kinect won't work with PCs, Windows version to cost $399" Geek 8:00 AM
  • "Windows Azure Now Stores 8.5 Trillion Data Objects, Manages 900K Transactions Per Second" TechCrunch 12:30 PM
  • "Microsoft Seeks End to Dinosaur-Era Software Upgrade Cycle: Tech" Bloomberg 7:13 PM
  • "Microsoft speeds Office update cycle to just three weeks" BGR 7:13 PM
  • "Microsoft helps Netflix ditch Silverlight for HTML5" BGR 9:11 PM
  • "Dell's streak with the phablet hasn't ended" Business Today 7:46 AM
  • "Michael Dell vs. Carl Icahn: Battle Details Revealed" The VAR Guy 7:47 AM
  • "Dell Tightens Corporate Security With Protected Workplace: Dell has beefed up enterprise security with the launch of Protected Workspace for business PCs" TechWeekEurope 7:47 AM
  • "HP Wins $67 Million Spain Government Cloud Contract" InformationWeek 11:23 AM
  • "HP Reveals Its Latest Revival Strategy" Silicon India 7:48 AM
  • "Intel Z87 Motherboard Review with Haswell: Gigabyte, MSI, ASRock and ASUS" AnandTech 7:53 AM
  • "Intel's taking a serious look at object storage. What's their game?" The Register 7:54 AM
  • "Intel launches 'Haswell' fourth generation of Intel Core processors in India" ThinkDigit 7:59 AM
  • "Intel's 4th generation processors to bring in thinner designs, more battery life" Business Today 7:54 AM
  • "Intel: Major Catalyst Coming On July 22" Seeking Alpha 12:24 PM
  • "Can an AMD chip overclocked to 5GHz keep up with Haswell?" ExtremeTech 9:19 AM
  • "AMD spruces up open-source Linux graphics driver" Fudzilla 7:49 AM
  • "IBM layoffs pass 3,000, says labor group: Uncertainty over how much higher the latest round of job cuts will go" Computerworld 8:01 PM
  • "IBM seeks to hire 800 for tech jobs in Louisiana" Bayou Buzz 7:57 AM
  • "Report: IBM may cut 500 jobs in China" UPI 7:58 AM
  • "IBM and Wimbledon: the tech that takes you closer to the tennis" ITProPortal 7:58 AM
  • "Cisco fixes serious vulnerabilities in email, Web and content security appliances: The vulnerabilities could allow attackers to inject commands and crash critical services" Computerworld 10:30 AM
  • "Cisco, Insieme tout 'penalty-free' fabric architecture" Network World 7:49 AM
  • "Cisco unveils application-centric data center networking architecture" Telecom Tiger 7:50 AM
  • "Cisco Is A Great Value Stock With A Growing Dividend" Seeking Alpha 8:01 AM
  • "Larry Ellison admits it: Quick, cheap, and cloud are the future" CITEworld 7:03 PM
  • "Oracle, NetSuite team on cloud services for mid-size customers: Oracle earlier this week also announced agreements with Microsoft and Salesforce.com" Computerworld 7:27 AM
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