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MacSurfer's Archive: Sunday, June 30, 2013


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Wednesday Highlights: AppleInsider reporting analyst expectation that Apple will "simplify iPhone branding for 2018 releases"; Tim Cook in Washington today for private meeting with President Trump in hopes of convincing the President to back off China trade battle—reports in our Apple/Macintosh section; beware fake Flash Player installer; early iPhone X adopters dissatisfied with Siri; Canalys estimates Apple only shipped 14 million iPhone Xs in first quarter of 2018; Conviva's measurements of streaming video market find "Apple TV viewership up 709% in Q1 2018"; Google rolling out new Gmail with self-destructing messages, and more; DigiTimes Research cites Apple adoption of Qi wirless charging standard as reason for increase in wirless charging development; Glenn Fleishman helps diagnose AirPort failure.


  • "Apple's Next Big Leap Forward" [Paid Membership Required] 8:02 PM
  • "Microsoft Could Trounce Apple This Summer" Seeking Alpha 7:46 AM
  • "Samsung Takes Aim At Apple, With Less (And More) Android" Forbes 7:59 AM
  • "Apple paid no UK corporation tax in 2012" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 2:30 PM
  • "Apple Invents New System to Strengthen Thin Glass for iDevices" Patently Apple 2:32 PM
  • "Will Apple Sideline Siri Before She Kills Google?" TechCrunch 9:34 PM
  • "Editorial: Can Apple survive 2013? Given the recent implosions of BlackBerry, Palm, Nokia, Microsoft, can we safely assume that Apple is next and will likely fail before the year is out, simply because, well... Android?" AppleInsider 6/29
  • "Apple Granted 8 Apple Store Design Patents in Hong Kong" Patently Apple 6/29
  • "Apple Files for New Trademark Covering FaceTime Logo/Icon" Patently Apple 6/29
  • "Apple and Samsung drop two patents each from California litigation, still a dozen patents-in-suit"  Foss Patents 6/29
  • "Apple v. Android: Is Samsung no longer in the driver's seat?"  Fortune 6/29
  • "Why Is Apple Still Wrangling Over E-Books" [Paid Membership Required] 6/29
  • "The First iPhone Hit Store Shelves Six Years Ago Today" App Advice 6/29
  • "Apple Wants To Destroy A Popular Fountain In San Francisco To Build A New Store And The City Government Just Isn't Having It" Associated Press 6/29
  • "Apple adds auto-renewable subscriptions for Mac App Store apps in OS X Mavericks" 9 to 5 Mac 6/28
  • "How to Fix iTunes When It's Not Syncing with iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch" OS X Daily 7:52 PM
  • "Losing precious hard drive space on your Mac? Here's how to fix that." GigaOM 6/29
  • "Access menus via the keyboard in OS X: OS X does not support a quick-access button for its contextual menu, but there is a workaround that might work for you." MacFixIt 6/28
  • "Q&A: MacFixIt Answers/Readers ask about the power usage of memory upgrades, and more." MacFixIt 6/28
  • "How to manage services in OS X: Services in OS X offer built-in and custom options to help optimize your workflow." MacFixIt 6/28
  • "Friday Favorite: How iStat Menus saved my MacBook Pro from burning up" TUAW 6/28
  • "Q&A: Reorganizing the Video Library in iTunes 11" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6/28
  • "Magic Trackpad and Magic Mouse: How to adjust double-click and scrolling speed in Lion" Apple Support 6/28
  • "Best office suite for OS X: 6 tested/IN DEPTH We help you choose the best suite of productivity applications for your home or office Mac" TechRadar UK 9:25 AM
  • "Apple Data Detectors add cool Maps integration in OS X Mavericks" AppleInsider 6/28
  • "Safari 7.0 to bring web notifications to OS X Mavericks" AppleInsider 6/28
  • "Hands-on with OS X Mavericks: Finder tabs and tagging" Macworld 6/28
  • "Review: InDesign CC boosts ePub features, font menus" Macworld 6/28
  • "Review: Airmail email client has sleek fuselage, can't avoid a little turbulence" Macworld 6/28
  • "Resolve resolution frustration with QuickRes - Review" TUAW 6/28
  • "Parenting Tip: Limit computer access with Parental Controls in OS X Mountain Lion" TUAW 6/28
  • "Introduction to Messages" Mactuts+ 6/28
  • "Mac Gems Promising Prospect: Shortcat replaces mouse clicks with keyboard presses" Macworld 6/28
  • "Got Reader Fever? Here's A Better Way To Manage PDFs On A Mac" TeraTalks 6/28
  • "How To Make Your Mac Sound Louder And Better" Mac 360 6/28
  • "Got More Music, TV Shows, And Movies Than Your Mac's Storage Can Handle? Get TuneSpan" NoodleMac 6/28
  • "It Ain't Photoshop Or Pixelmator. It's Pixel Master" Mac 360 6/28
  • "Todo: The Todo And Alert Sync App That Works On The Mac, iPhone, And iPad" BohemianBoomer 6/28
  • "4 Free Mac Apps You've Never Used, Wouldn't Buy Anyway, But Are Valuable Additions To A Mac" McSolo 6/28
  • "How Have Two Scottish Game Developers Reacted To Apple's iOS 7?" Forbes 6/29
  • "OS X Mavericks Finder tabs and tags de-clutters and organizes your Mac" iMore 6/28
Press Releases
  • "XCOM: Enemy Unknown for Mac comes to Steam" iMore 6/29
  • "PrivacyScan Seek & Destroy Privacy Threats For Mac OS X to Cover Your Tracks and Secure Delete Threats" SecureMac 6/28
  • "Google Now and rich notifications spotted in Chrome browser" iDownload Blog 6/28
  • "Guitar Made Easy Special Price Cut June 29 and 30" prMac 6/28
  • "HoudahGeo 3.5 - Photo geocoding solution adds Lightroom 5 support" prMac 6/28
  • "Recosoft PDF2ID v4.0 - PDF and XPS Converter for InDesign CC ships" prMac 6/28
  • "Viewing of VDX and VSDX File Formats is Also Available on Mac" prMac 6/28
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple trademarks new FaceTime logo, settles on green" Engadget 8:31 AM
  • "Apple Adds Wistron to Assembly Ranks – iPad Mini 2 Release Date Advanced?" US Daily Voice 7:53 AM
  • "Apple signs deal with rival chip maker, still uses Samsung" Crave @ CNET 6/29
  • "comScore Reports May 2013 U.S. Smartphone Subscriber Market Share" [Apple atop with 39.2% share] comScore 6/28
  • "Apple continues to grow as top smartphone vendor in US during May" 9 to 5 Mac 6/28
  • "Apple's iPhone is the most profitable product in America" BGR 6/28
  • "iPhone app downloads up 31% in May, but Android narrowed the gap" BGR 6/28
  • "iPhone apps need to earn $47K per day to crack App Store's top 10 grossing" AppleInsider 6/28
  • "How Do You Break Into iPhone App Store Top 50? Try 23K Free Daily Downloads, 950 Paid, Or $12K In Daily Revenue" TechCrunch 6/28
  • "Chitika: iPhone 5 accounts for 75 percent of 4G web traffic" Electronista 6/28
  • "Apple's not-so subtle dig at Samsung proves a turn-off" Crave @ CNET 6/28
  • "Apple's 'Designed in California' TV ad flops with consumers" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 6/28
  • "Apple must modify Union Square store plans to save fountain, says City of San Francisco" AppleInsider 6/28
  • "Japan's Largest Carrier Happy Without iPhone, Says Androids Are Just As Good" Cult of Android 6/28
  • "Apple's Russian Online Store Features Virtual 'Specialists'" AppAdvice 6/28
  • "How Kid Apps Are Data Magnets" [Paid Membership Required] 6/28
  • "SignMyPad faces Apple's ban hammer over iCloud integration" TUAW 6/28
  • "No-Contract iPhone 5 Comes to RadioShack via Virgin Mobile" Mac|Life 6/28
  • "Frog Design imagines the wearable, post-smartphone world" 9 to 5 Mac 6/28
  • "The beauty in the glitch: Surreal Apple Maps errors make Dali-like art" Digital Trends 6/28
Non-Apple News
  • "Qualcomm may have to modify Snapdragon chip for Nokia to work around HTC graphics patent" Foss Patents 5:48 PM
  • "Preliminary ITC ruling against InterDigital involves four patents separately asserted against Samsung" Foss Patents 1:50 PM
  • "US Judge Weighing Final Verdict In Facebook Privacy Settlement" redOrbit 10:12 AM
  • "InterDigital loses first round of US case against Huawei, others" Reuters 6/28
  • "Judge scrutinizes Facebook deal to end privacy lawsuit over ads" Reuters 6/28
  • "BlackBerry Reneges on Promise to Update PlayBook to BlackBerry 10" The Mac Observer 6/28
  • "Ad hoc 5: Man of Steel" iMore 11:38 AM
  • "The AnandTech Podcast: Episode 21" [Haswell ULT Platform Power vs. iPad 4 - 1:26] AnandTech 6/28
  • "The TouchArcade Show - 110 - That Sounds Like A Video Game" Touch Arcade 6/28
  • "Engadget Podcast 350 - 06.28.13" [20:19 - Apple OS X Mavericks 10.9 preview] Engadget 6/28
  • "5S Rumors Plus Why iOS Game Controllers Will Rule On Our All-New CultCast" Cult of Mac 6/28
  • "Schematics claim to show detailed design of Apple's fifth-gen iPad" AppleInsider 9:03 PM
  • "Reports: iPad Mini 2, iPad 5 Could Launch Before iOS 7" Highlights Press 5:47 PM
  • "Purported 'iPhone Lite' rear panels show an array of colors" AppleInsider 8:00 PM
  • "Is this the plastic fantastic casing for the 'budget' Apple iPhone? A case for the suspense?" TechRadar UK 11:37 AM
  • "These Leaked Pictures Of The Budget iPhone Are As Colorful As A Pack Of Skittles [Image] Cult of Mac 10:09 AM
  • "Photos Allegedly Show The New Colorful Casings For The Low-Cost iPhone" Business Insider 9:23 AM
  • "WiFi Woes? Apple Testing 2013 MacBook Air WiFi Fix" Tapscape 7:39 AM
  • "MacBook Air rules thin-and-light laptop market, says NPD: Apple's MacBook Air dominates the thin-and-light market in the U.S. And its momentum shows no signs of slowing down with the well-received 2013 model." CNET News 6/29
  • "Alleged photos of rear shell of low-cost iPhone emerge" Network World 6/29
  • "Sketchy photos claim to show backplate for rumored low-cost iPhone, iPad 5 schematics" 9 to 5 Mac 6/29
  • "Possible Photos of Plastic Rear Shell from Apple's Lower-Cost iPhone" MacRumors 6/29
  • "The Apple Logo Could Replace The Home Button Icon On The iPhone 5S [Image] Cult of Mac 6/29
  • "Apple Testing Software Update to Address 2013 MacBook Air Wi-Fi Issues" MacRumors 6/29
  • "Apple testing 'MacBook Air WiFi Update 1.0' to reportedly solve 802.11ac woes" AppleInsider 6/29
  • "Apple iOS 7 beta 3 scheduled for release on July 8th" BGR 6/28
  • "iOS 7 Beta 3 Reportedly Coming on Monday, July 8" MacRumors 6/28
  • "Low-cost iPhone mini release date, rumours and leaked images: When is the cheaper iPhone mini coming out?" TechAdvisor 6/28
  • "Tray full of purported iPhone 5S batteries shown on pictures" iDownload Blog 6/28
  • "Rumor: Further Photos Of iPhone 5S Production Appear" AppleBitch 6/28
  • "Upcoming Feature In iOS 7 Discovered: Speak To Correct Misspelled Words" AppAdvice 6/28
  • "iOS 7 Glitch Lets You Put Apps Inside Newsstand" Cult of Mac 6/28
  • "Apple offering additional pricing tiers to App Store app developers" 9 to 5 Mac 6/28
  • "Apple patent filing involves a keyboard with a position sensing mechanism" AppleDailyReport 6/28
  • "Apple works on on-device offline purchases using credits" AppleDailyReport 6/28
  • "New MacBook Air owners experiencing Wi-Fi difficulties; Software update may be on the way" Network World 8:03 PM
  • "Airport network configuration: Finding Mac address to put into Timed Access Control" Gordon's Tech 12:34 PM
  • "Wireless Witch: New MacBook Air Wi-Fi Issues? Try These 5 Solutions/Your gorgeous new MacBook Air is dropping its Wi-Fi connection. Now what?" PC Magazine 6/28
  • "iOS 6: Apple FIPS iOS Cryptographic Modules v3.0" Apple Support 6/28
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Deals: 20% bonus on iOS trade-ins, more MacBook Pro discounts and Air bundles" AppleInsider 11:38 AM
  • "Paper Camera For iPhone And iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 6/29
  • "Skate Trash For iPhone And iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 6/29
  • "GoldMan HD For iPhone And iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 6/29
  • "The iStack Mac Bundle 3.0: Stack Up Your Mac With 9 Powerful Mac Apps [Deals] Cult of Mac 6/29
  • "Fairer Deal: Which MacBook Pro? Cheap Games, Sweet Mac Bundle, More" FairerPlatform 6/29
  • "Paperless -Draw, Paint, Sketch For iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $2.99)" Apple Sliced 6/28
  • "Cubie Block For iPhone And iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 6/28
  • "Amazing Runner For iPhone And iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 6/28
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 6/28
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 6/28
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 12 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 6/28

  • "Review: 13-inch MacBook Air (mid-2013)" 9 to 5 Mac 5:57 PM
  • "Review: Netatmo Urban Weather Station" iSource 8:07 PM
  • "Your iPhone Will Look Stylish With The iGlaze Armour" Macgasm 11:27 AM
  • "E-Case i Series Saving my iPod touch 5G from the Sand" Run Around Tech 7:53 AM
  • "The Week in iPad Cases: Great Scott!" TechHive 6/29
  • "Apple AirPort Extreme Base Station (A1521)" PC Magazine 6/28
  • "Pure Speed: 2013 802.11ac AirPort Extreme Benchmarks" TekRevue 6/28
  • "Review: Canon Pixma MX922 has great small-office features and pricey ink" PCWorld 6/28
  • "Review: ZAGGkeys Folio for iPad Mini" iSource 6/28
  • "Review & Giveaway: Marware SportShell Convertible iPhone 5 Case" Run Around Tech 6/28
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "'Fighting Fantasy: The Forest of Doom' Review: A Loving Recreation of the Classic" Touch Arcade 7:57 PM
  • "Pregnancy apps for Android, iPad and iPhone" Phones Review 9:31 AM
  • "Resume Designer For iPhone Will Help You Get Your Next Job" App Advice 9:12 AM
  • "8 things you probably didn't know about Apple's iOS 7" NBC News 6/29
  • "Today's Best Apps: Mickey Video And Double View" App Advice 6/29
  • "Another Excellent iOS Photography App: 645 PRO Mk II from Michael Hardaker" eXtensions 6/29
  • "'Star Thief' Review – It's Not Star Thieving, It's Star Homaging" Touch Arcade 6/29
  • "futureful Is A Great Way To Randomly Browse The Web On Your iPhone" AddictiveTips 6/29
  • "Review: Tumblewords is a cute iOS word game, but not ready for prime time" TechHive 6/29
  • "Review: Frozen Synapse for iPad a smart, slick turn-based strategy game" Macworld 6/29
  • "Apps of the week: Instacast, Wibbitz, Over and more!" iMore 6/29
  • "iOS 7 preview: Sprite Kit" iMore 6/28
  • "Review: Thread Contact for iOS proves beauty is only skin-deep" Macworld 6/28
  • "Foresee review: find the best time of the day for your outdoor activities" iDownload Blog 6/28
  • "Futureful takes its smart topic-based newsreader to the iPhone and launches globally" The Next Web 6/28
  • "How Squrl Is The New Age Way To View TV" Mac 360 6/28
  • "'Contra: Evolution' Review – It's Evolved Into Something, Alright" Touch Arcade 6/28
  • "'Despicable Me: Minion Rush' Review – Gets By With a Little Help From Its Minions" Touch Arcade 6/28
  • "'Hero of Many' for iPad Review - A Hero Indeed" Touch Arcade 6/28
  • "iPro.DJSampler Review: iPro.DJSampler is a nice sample player for iOS, but you won't get much out of it until you start using add-on packs." 148Apps 6/28
  • "Top Of The Morning: Morning Assistant Review/A little too basic for comfort, Top of the Morning isn't without promise, at least, thanks to an appealing user interface." 148Apps 6/28
  • "Super Paper Pool Review: A challenging combination of billiards and mini-golf, Super Paper Pool is rather fun for the skilful gamer." 148Apps 6/28
  • "D:COM – MISSION ALPHA Review: D:COM - MISSION ALPHA has a more complex title than it does gameplay, but it still makes for some decent no-frills fun." 148Apps 6/28
  • "Legacy of a Thousand Suns Review: This ambitious freemium MMO is a lot more compelling than it probably looks." 148Apps 6/28
  • "Total Domination: Reborn Review/Total Domination: Reborn does a lot of things right but the PvP elements feel a bit too extreme." 148Apps 6/28
  • "How to Follow the Tour de France On Your iDevice Like a 'Patron'" Cult of Mac 12:19 PM
  • "How to download photos from Dropbox directly to your iPhone or iPad camera roll" iMore 6/29
  • "How To Take Care of Your Smartphone Battery the Right Way" Gizmodo 6/29
  • "11 No Cost Tips for Optimizing Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger Performance" Low End Mac 6/29
  • "The agony and the ecstasy of the new MacBook Air's battery" David Chartier 5:50 PM
  • "Steve Jobs On How To Build The World"  Forbes 11:31 AM
  • "Windows 8.1 vs. Apple: Twofer or tablet? With Windows 8.1 comes scads of hybrids from PC makers eager to show the world that you really don't need to carry around that iPad anymore." CNET News 6/29
  • "Haters Gonna Hate My Mobile Dream System/There's no way around it: The Apple, Android and Windows fanboys are all going to hate my conclusions and barbeque my decisions. " Cult of Mac 6/29
  • "Apple Decreases Its Dependence On Samsung, Signs Chip Deal With TSMC" App Advice 6/29
  • "Apple credited with 2 of the best 12 designs of the last 100 years. Can you guess which ones?" iMore 6/29
  • "The Macalope Weekly: Dubious conclusions"  Macworld 6/29
  • "Sorry Google And Apple: Samsung Unveiled Games Console First" Forbes 6/29
  • "Apple, still trying to get out of bed with Samsung, finally gets a little TSMC on the side..." iMore 6/29
  • "TV Everywhere is blowing up thanks to iPad, other mobile devices"  BGR 6/28
  • "Report: Apple to stop using Samsung-made chips beginning in 2014" Ars Technica 6/28
  • "WSJ: Apple signs iOS device chip deal with TSMC, decreasing dependence on Samsung" iDownload Blog 6/28
  • "Apple Is Finally Going to Ditch Samsung's Chips" Gizmodo 6/28
  • "WSJ: Apple struck deal this month with TSMC for iOS device chip production, beginning in 2014" 9 to 5 Mac 6/28
  • "Microsoft And Apple Actually Don't Loathe Each Other, And Here Are Examples Of Them Working Together" Business Insider 6/28
  • "Apple Should Be Ashamed of Itself" TheStreet 6/28
  • "A Teachable Moment on Politics: Who Says Everyone Hates Apple's Ad? Samsung!"  The Rush Limbaugh Show 6/28
  • "Rush Limbaugh: Who says everyone hates Apple's new TV ads? Samsung!" MacDailyNews 6/28
  • "Connect the Dots from Apple's Rainbow Logo and iOS 7's Color Scheme" The Mac Observer 6/28
  • "Step by step: Watch an iPad app transform for Windows 8" GeekWire 6/28
  • "Apple: Don't make nuclear weapons using iTunes/A mind-boggling clause is noticed by an eagle-eyed blogger in the iTunes agreement. Was Apple thinking of nuclear weapons that play Bieber as they explode?" CNET News 6/28
  • "An iWatch? An Apple Videogame system? Google is afraid they might happen" AppleDailyReport 6/28
  • "Why Apple is (remains) the world's top computer maker" AppleDailyReport 6/28
  • "Apple Death Watch Continues" TheStreet 6/28
  • "Apple Death Knell No. 62" Fortune 6/28
  • "How Your Favorite iOS Apps Might Look Once iOS 7 Is Released" AppAdvice 6/28
  • "The 13-inch MacBook Air is the ultimate road warrior's laptop" AppleDailyReport 6/28
  • "Opinion: Google starts its Android photocopiers as Apple preps for Fall" Computerworld 6/28
  • "Apple's New Friend Is Google's 2nd Worst Enemy" Mac 360 6/28
  • "For The Sake Of Saying So, iOS 7 Is Really Broken" Mac 360 6/28
  • "Digital Thievery: Is Apple Stealing From Competitors?" PixoBebo 6/28
  • "Google Reader: Google shuttered products (pictures)" CNET News 9:37 PM
  • "Last Call: Everything you need to prepare for the Google Reader shutdown" TUAW 8:34 PM
  • "Top 5 Google Reader Alternatives" Redmond Pie 7:51 PM
  • "Data Journalism is improving — fast" Monday Note 5:54 PM
  • "Hate Comic Sans? Blame this Microsoft virtual assistant: An annoying thing begat an even more annoying, nigh-indelible thing." Ars Technica 5:54 PM
  • "Disruptions: Social Media Images Form a New Language Online" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 12:21 PM
  • "Can Google Really Crack The Game Console Market?" TechCrunch 10:11 AM
  • "As book closes on Google Reader, new ways to read news online" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 6/29
  • "You Can't Quit, Google Reader, Because I Already Fired You" TechCrunch 6/29
  • "Weird Science makes friends with atheists to keep them happy" Ars Technica 6/29
  • "What Can We Expect From The Next Decade of Technology?" Forbes 6/29
  • "Is Samsung's Success All Marketing, or Something Else?" The Motley Fool 6/29
  • "Tech talk: Lead architect describes road to PlayStation 4/A fascinating lecture from Mark Cerny" Destructoid 6/29
  • "Google Reader is going away on July 1. Here's what you need to know." The Next Web 6/28
  • "Surgically implanted headphones are literally 'in-ear': Thanks to a body mod that stuck magnetic speakers in his ears, would-be cyborg Rich Lee enjoys an unusually convenient setup for listening to music." CNET News 6/28
  • "The ARM Diaries, Part 1: How ARM's Business Model Works" AnandTech 6/28
  • "Hands-On With The Windows 8.1 Xbox Music App: New UI, Better Syncing & Free Radio Streaming" AddictiveTips 6/28
  • "Here's what an eavesdropper sees when you use an unsecured Wi-Fi hotspot" PCWorld 6/28
  • "Interfacelift: Apple panics, junks iOS 7 icons" Scoopertino 9:07 PM
  • "Abducted by the Flying Spaghetti Monster, 1951" Boing Boing 6/29
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Want a reduced price Google Music All Access subscription? Today's your final chance!" iMore 9:46 PM
  • "MacBook Screen Repair Launches the First UK National Door to Door Screen Repair Service" PRWeb UK 12:33 PM
  • "Today's Apps Gone Free: Balloon Stickies, Paper Camera, Ten Giggly Gorillas And More" App Advice 12:20 PM
  • "Newly Updated Yahoo App Features Better Yahoo! Mail Integration And More" App Advice 8:43 AM
  • "Kinito Music Puzzle Challenges Players To Solve Musical Puzzles" prMac 7:56 AM
  • "Must Keep Counting - A Challenging Counting Game for iOS" prMac 6/29
  • "Flipboard Adds Support For Instagram's Recently Launched Video Feature" App Advice 6/29
  • "MIDI SolFa 2.0 for iOS - Mathematical Music Theory Meets Practice" prMac 6/29
  • "New 'Motion Tennis' game teams up with your Apple TV for Wii-like action" iDownload Blog 6/29
  • "Almost 15,000 Downloads on Day 1 - evertap's New Game off to Good Start" prMac 6/29
  • "After Three Months Of Work, Digg Reader Officially Opens To The Public" TechCrunch 6/29
  • "Native Instruments introduces Discovery Series — Cuba" AppleDailyReport 6/29
  • "Tunes for Alzheimer's Patients: The Easton Center is accepting donations of iPods, MP3 players, iTunes gift cards, headphones, and iPod/MP3 accessories as part of a new program to help institutionalized patients with severe dementia. Donated items will be distributed to certified elder care facilities in Los Angeles County who are serving people in the advanced stages of Alzheimer's disease." David Geffen School of Medicine 6/28
  • "The perfect gift for the pistol-packing 'Merkin: a handgun iPhone case/'Is that an iPhone in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?'" The Register 6/28
  • "Coming June 29: Gene Steinberg meets Jim Dalrymple, of The Loop, Bob 'Dr. Mac' LeVitus, Gabriel Weinberg, of, and tech columnist Rob Pegoraro, this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE!" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 6/28
  • "'PatternUnlock' brings Android inspired security to iOS" iDownload Blog 6/28
  • "Contra: Evolution Is The First Official Contra Game To Hit The App Store" AppAdvice 6/28
  • "Get The iOS 7 Beta Translucent Keyboard On iOS 6" Redmond Pie 6/28
  • "March Of War Commences Today!" Gamasutra 6/28
  • "Apartment List releases iOS app to help renters find a home (exclusive)" VentureBeat 6/28
  • "Leef Technology Introduces Bridge, First USB Flash Drive for Android Phones and Tablets, Macs and PCs" MacPrices 6/28
  • "Netflix readies virtual assistant 'Max' for iPad" TUAW 6/28
  • "Nerf Tips iPhone Scope, Rebelle Line For Girls, Lots More Guns" PC Magazine 6/28
  • "Watch Out, Siri: Donna Is A Promising Personal Assistant For iPhone" AppAdvice 6/28
  • "Digg Reader now available on latest Digg iOS app update" AppleTell 6/28
  • "Tweetbot adds support for Instagram Video. No, seriously!" iMore 6/28
  • "BlackBerry CEO Confirms BBM Will Be On Android & iOS 'Before The End Of Summer'" Cult of Android 6/28
  • "Handleband, The Nicest-To-Say iPhone Bike Mount Ever" Cult of Mac 6/28
  • "GV Mobile + updated with Google Voice VoIP calling and new interface" iDownload Blog 6/28
  • "Turn Your iPhone Into a 3D Camera With Poppy" Mashable 6/28
  • "Worried About Reeder After Google Reader's Demise? Don't Be" AppAdvice 6/28
  • "Glasshouse Apps Sold To Other Developers, Tweetglass Acquired By Tweetbot Creator" AppAdvice 6/28
  • "Subway Surfers Says Bonjour To Paris As Its Latest World Tour Stop" AppAdvice 6/28
  • "Digg: iOS app roll-out done, crawling over 3.3 million feeds, full Web release up next" The Next Web 6/28
  • "Titob 2.0 for iOS released - Remarkable Free Search App" prMac 6/28
  • "True 3D Shooter Space Game for iOS" prMac 6/28
  • "Phonetic Birds available on the Apple App Store" prMac 6/28
  • "eWeather HD One Day Sale - Starts Today" prMac 6/28
  • "New Share & Spare app makes social travel simple and fun" prMac 6/28
  • "Pocket Whip Wild West 1.0 for iOS: App with 5 Million Users Now a Game" prMac 6/28
  • "Battery Doc 1.0 for iOS Shows Load Cycle, Capacity and More in Real Time" prMac 6/28
  • "500 Russian Audiobooks for iOS: Books Read Aloud in Russian/English" prMac 6/28
  • "TV Classic - Charlie Brown's All Stars! Swings onto the App Store" prMac 6/28
  • "Prompts 1.0 for iOS - More than 1000 ways to beat writer's block" prMac 6/28
  • "Guess This Pic - Whats the pic iPhone trivia game" prMac 6/28
  • "Fun with Crazy Balls - Extremely Hard Puzzle Arcade Game for iOS" prMac 6/28
  • "Educational Summer Fun - Bunny Math Race game for 3-8 year old kids" prMac 6/28
  • "Byte By Byte LLC Releases Jewels of Egypt for iOS" prMac 6/28
Computer Industry
  • "Despite Windows 8.1, PC market prospects aren't pretty: The PC market continued to slump in May. More signs of worse-than-expected negative growth for PCs this year." CNET News 6:11 PM
  • "Sorry, Microsoft, the Experts Have Spoken: Windows 8's Interface Is Called Metro/Trademark dispute or no trademark dispute, the original name isn't going away." Techland 7:57 AM
  • "Microsoft loses SkyDrive trademark suit to BSkyB in Europe" Electronista 8:31 PM
  • "Xbox 360 overtakes Wii as UK's current best-selling console" Crave @ CNET 8:09 AM
  • "Microsoft: Over 17 million Xbox SmartGlass app downloads since launch" Neowin 2:30 PM
  • "DirectX 11.2 exclusive to Xbox One and Windows 8.1" Hardware.Info 8:10 AM
  • "Dell's Cash Overseas Is Needed at Home" [Paid Membership Required] 9:13 PM
  • "Intel Chipmaking Plant in Arizona Plant Has Nitrogen Gas Leak" Bloomberg 8:07 AM
  • "Gas leak at Intel Arizona plant sickens 43, sends 11 to hospital" IT Businessnet 8:09 AM
  • "Why Intel's TV Ambitions Look Set to Fail, and What They Say About Apple TV" The Motley Fool 8:08 AM
  • "Intel to speed-up mobile Atom chip development" IntoMobile 8:09 AM
  • "Hewlett Packard will re-enter smartphone race, says exec" Firstpost 9:56 PM
  • "Worries Over IBM's 2nd Quarter, 2013 Grow" Seeking Alpha 8:08 AM
  • "The Confusion Continues: Users Perplexed by Windows 8.1 Features" Softpedia 6/29
  • "Microsoft's Marketing Needs A Hard Reboot; It's Time To Ctrl-Alt-Del Steve Ballmer" Forbes 6/29
  • "Microsoft develops technology to turn your smartphone into a mood ring" BGR News 6/29
  • "IE11 Gives Microsoft A Shot At Browser Redemption" TechCrunch 6/29
  • "Xbox One Used Game Policy Reversal A 'Good Move' But Microsoft Still Needs To Justify The Price" Forbes 6/29
  • "After Fighting Mobile Trend, Intel Now Embraces It" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6/29
  • "Intel CEO focuses on mobile chips, cautious on TV" Reuters 6/29
  • "Intel's 4th Generation processors launched" CoolAge 6/29
  • "Intel CEO Krzanich prioritizing Atom chip in mobile push" WSJ 6/29
  • "Intel Looks Ahead to the Wrist, the Ear and the Eye" WSJ Blogs 6/29
  • "Intel's CTO Justin Rattner stepping down: The former Intel CTO is leaving his job because of an age limit for Intel employees working as corporate officers" IDG News Service 6/29
  • "Update on Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) Trade Secret Misappropriation Case: Judge Hillman Issues Narrow Interpretation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act" Entertainment Weekly 6/29
  • "Cheap HP Slate 7 Tablet Reaffirms: You Get What You Pay For" Mashable 6/29
  • "An Unstoppable Climb in C.E.O. Pay" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6/29
  • "What the Oracle-Salesforce Lovefest Signifies to the Markets" eWeek 6/29
  • "Why Oracle And Salesforce, Once Bitter Rivals, Are Now On Cloud Nine" TechCrunch 6/29
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Buy Apple, Short Gold: Market Pro" CNBC 6/28
Industry News
  • "Tech Stocks: Tech stocks recover despite BlackBerry crash/Apple leads gains; IBM hit by Accenture's results, outlook" MarketWatch 6/28
  • "Stocks: Rocky end to a positive quarter" CNNMoney 6/28
  • "BlackBerry Plunges on Grim 1Q Results, Gloomy 2Q View" FOXBusiness 6/28
  • "Stocks Slip on Fed's Mixed Messages Extending June Decline" TheStreet 6/28
  • "Dow Slides, Capping Volatile Three Months Blue Chips Rise 2.3% in Quarter, Log Best First Half Since 1999" [Paid Membership Required] 6/28
  • "Asia Markets: Japan's Nikkei jumps 3.5%; Shanghai stocks rebound" MarketWatch 6/28
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks looking at bruising month, quarter" MarketWatch 6/28
  • "Wall Street falls as technology stocks drag" Reuters 6/28
  • "Wall St. flat and on track to end seven months of gains" Reuters 6/28
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 6/28
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at the close of trading" Associated Press 6/28
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 6/28

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