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Apple adds another ball to juggle, said to enter feature film business. With hardware updates lagging, OSes to finish, are there too many balls in the air, or is Apple able to juggle 'em all? Vote for the results in the left column below or go straight to the results here.

Weekend Highlights: Apple's Friday surprise is a "multi-year partnership with Opra Winfrey" to "create original programs that embrace her incomparable ability to connect with audiences around the world"; WSJ cites sources claiming Apple will stay with less expensive LCD screens for future iPhones "as consumers balk at iPhone X price tag"—more in our Apple/Macintosh section; Gene Munster thinks Apple is about 5 years behind Netflix and further ahead with original content than we think; Bare Feats compares Direct X on Win 10 vs Metal 2 on macOS 10.13.5; Lory Gil reviews Airfoil for Mac; Jonny Evans ponders whether or not Apple has a hidden meaning behind naming the next macOS after a desert; GrayKey, a thorn in Apple's side, finds workaround to new security measures; Apple releases four (1, 2, 3, 4) advertisements called "Behind the Mac", some find the sudden focus on Macs "strange"; Apple "most awarded brand" at AICP Awards.

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  • "How Steve Jobs Turned Technology — And Apple — Into Religion"  Wired 8:38 AM
  • "Apple beleaguered no more as scene sets for Fall"  Computerworld 7:37 AM
  • "Apple permitted to resurrect patent claims against Google's Motorola Mobility" ZDNet 7:54 AM
  • "Publishers say e-book restrictions would hurt them, not Apple"  IDG News Service 7:49 AM
  • "Publishers protest DOJ's proposed punishment for Apple, saying it hurts them too" GigaOM 8:20 AM
  • "Rebellion simmers over US government restrictions on Apple publishing" ZDNet 7:54 AM
  • "Publishers tell court that Apple's punishment in e-book case is unfair" Ars Technica 8:25 AM
  • "What's going on with Apple and the ITC?" Fortune 9:36 AM
  • "Apple facing long, important legal day on Friday" MacNN 9:30 PM
  • "Apple-Samsung Patent Battle Heads for Next Round: Developments Friday Could Help Tip Balance in Long-Running Smartphone Conflict" [Paid Membership Required] 9:26 PM
  • "Apple Seeks Samsung Phone Ban in U.S." Bloomberg TV 12:47 PM
  • "Apple vs. Samsung scorecard: Apple and Samsung's fiercest battle isn't playing out in the smartphone market." CNNMoney 7:49 AM
  • "Shocked by Presidential veto, Ericsson and other FRAND patent holders make impractical proposals: The Presidential veto of Samsung's standard-essential patent-based ITC import ban against older iPhones and iPads, it's going to be very difficult (though not 100% impossible) for holders of FRAND-pledged SEPs to win such exclusion orders." Foss Patents 3:48 PM
  • "Court Rejects Apple's Bid to Disqualify Hagens Berman in Flatworld Patent Case" Business Wire 3:57 PM
  • "Apple's very busy day in court: There are two new, strong doses of Apple vs. Samsung, and an argument over the fallout of the DOJ's e-books case against Apple: all in one day." CNET News 5:29 PM
  • "Patent Case Has Potential to Give Apple the Upper Hand" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:07 PM
  • "I Don't Believe Steve Jobs Wanted Tim Cook to Be Apple CEO"  TheStreet 4:04 PM
  • "Apple Board Concerned About the Pace of Innovation? FBN's Charlie Gasparino on Apple's board raising concerns about the lack of new products in the company's pipeline."  FOXBusiness 8:59 PM
  • "Apple's Operating System Guru Goes Back to His Roots" Wired Magazine 8:19 AM
  • "Apple Beefing Up Anti-Abuse And Anti-Spam Capabilities Of iCloud Mail" AppleBitch 7:38 AM
  • "Apple's OS X 10.9 Mavericks Developer Preview 5 brings iBooks to the Mac" Macworld UK 7:52 AM
  • "Apple Seeds OS X 10.8.5 12F33, Safari 6.1 Beta 5" FairerPlatform 7:36 AM
  • "OS X 10.9 13A538G Includes iBooks, iPhoto, iTunes Betas" FairerPlatform 7:36 AM
  • "iCloud: Calendar & reminder data removed from Calendar and Reminders or iCal when disabling iCloud Calendar" Apple Support 3:51 PM
  • "Hands-on with OS X Mavericks: Power, apps, and other details" Macworld 8:20 AM
  • "OS X Mavericks Preview: easily access your LinkedIn account" iMore 11:20 AM
  • "Get Started With iBooks On Your Mac Using Mavericks Beta 5 [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 8:25 AM
  • "Apple's OS X Mavericks hands-on, in pictures (gallery)" ZDNet 7:54 AM
  • "How to Use Apple's Built-in Features to Encrypt Files and Folders" Intego 11:39 AM
  • "What Folders to Choose When Manually Backing Up Your Mac" The Mac Observer 12:34 PM
  • "Retrieving Disk Space: Photo-Housekeeping and the Trash" eXtensions 9:36 AM
  • "Create a Wireless Network Survey With NetSpot" Mactuts+ 8:24 AM
  • "It's Back! A Web Browser Mac Users Once Loved" Mac 360 7:36 AM
  • "The Perfect Mac App For Bad Weather Junkies Does Level 3 Radar" TeraTalks 7:36 AM
  • "Listening To Music On A Mac The Way It Was Meant To Be Listened To Is Almost Free" McSolo 7:37 AM
  • "A look at what an iOS 7-inspired OS X could look like [Gallery] 9 to 5 Mac 4:43 PM
  • "A look at what an iOS 7-inspired OS X could look like [Gallery] 9 to 5 Mac 4:17 PM
  • "Who's in bed with Chrome on reckless password management?" ZDNet 7:54 AM
Press Releases
  • "Summer Sale: Huge Discount on Macgo Mac Blu-ray Player" PRNewswire 8:27 AM
  • "Winzip brings Zip compression to iOS" MacWindows 8:26 AM
  • "Emailchemy 12 converts email between Outlook, Apple Mail" MacWindows 8:26 AM
  • "Phoenix Outlook PST Repair fixes corrupt PST files, recovers deleted email" MacWindows 8:26 AM
  • "Battle against the gods in Lords Of Xulima for Mac and PC" TechnologyTell 8:19 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "US iPhone loyalty will take it past 'leaky' Android, says Yankee Group: Data from Yankee Group, CIRP, ComScore and IDC suggest that Android loyalty is weaker than that for iPhone in US - and BlackBerry has serious problems" The Guardian 8:19 AM
  • "Apple gains share in U.S., even as it drops worldwide" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 3:46 PM
  • "Apple cedes share in smartphone OS market as Android and Windows gain, says IDC" DigiTimes 7:43 AM
  • "Apple Cedes Market Share in Smartphone Operating System Market as Android Surges and Windows Phone Gains – IDC" MacPrices 1:10 PM
  • "Peak iPad: Slab looking a bit peaky, needs big biz to take more tablets" The Register 7:49 AM
  • "Signs of US Android net user decline" asymco 8:26 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone Taking Hits On Multiple Fronts" Forbes 8:58 AM
  • "Android is crushing iOS everywhere... except in America" BGR 8:25 AM
  • "Apple's PC share drops as iPads cannibalize Macs" iDownload Blog 10:12 AM
  • "Lodsys Agrees to Dismiss Patent Case Against Small Developer for a Charitable Donation" MacRumors 3:50 PM
  • "Microsoft adds yet another misleading iPad vs Surface ad" 9 to 5 Mac 8:19 AM
  • "Microsoft again disses iPad in new Surface RT spot" CNET News 8:20 AM
  • "Microsoft continues anti-iPad offensive with new commercial" TUAW 8:19 AM
  • "How ABC News Used 'Find My iPad' to Track a Stolen iPad to TSA Agent's Home" The Mac Observer 5:51 PM
  • "Sony Gets Top Japan Billing as DoCoMo Shuns IPhone" Bloomberg 8:33 AM
  • "T-Mobile US adds 1.1M customers on iPhone debut, contract initiatives" ZDNet 7:53 AM
  • "T-Mobile CEO: Upswing Not Just a Blip and iPhone is Only Part of the Reason" AllThingsD 10:35 AM
  • "The Which and Why of T-Mobile's iPhone Sales Bump" WSJ Blogs 4:28 PM
  • "T-Mobile USA Looking to Expand Apple Product Offerings Beyond the iPhone" MacRumors 1:15 PM
  • "T-Mobile gains key customers for 1st time in years" Associated Press 4:00 PM
  • "T-Mobile Downplays Importance of iPhone, But Promises to Carry 'Array' of New Apple Products" The Mac Observer 4:18 PM
  • "T-Mobile CEO: More Than iPhone Strategy to Grow" Tapscape 3:56 PM
  • "iTunes in the Cloud for Movies Goes Live in Japan and 7 New European Countries" MacRumors 7:26 AM
  • "Apple rolls out Movies in the Cloud to Japan, Italy and more" iDownload Blog 7:26 AM
  • "What Ashton Kutcher Did to Become Steve Jobs" Gizmodo 8:11 AM
  • "Saga of a stolen iPhone, as told by a trail of automatically uploaded selfies" Sophos 9:39 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "T-Mobile's John Legere: The most dangerous man in wireless/The CEO has vowed to shake up the status quo: and he's managing to do just that, all while posting T-Mobile's highest customer growth in four years." CNET News 1:14 PM
  • "Loss of Moscow's Steve Jobs Hits Yandex: Russia Overnight" Bloomberg 8:33 AM
  • "Epson Develops the World's Smallest Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU)" eXtensions 8:18 AM
  • "AT&T will replace a water damaged Galaxy S4 Active, but only once" Digital Trends 8:10 AM
  • "Coverage of the LG G2 Smartphone Event in New York" Patently Apple 7:29 AM
  • "Live @ 10 PM ET: Bad USB Chargers, iOS 7 beta, Hue Lights, in-app purchases + more | IGM" Insanely Great Mac 3:46 PM
  • "Amplified 66: Episode 66" iMore 10:35 AM
  • "Apple's Purported Low-Cost iPhone Shows Up in High-Quality Photos: By far the best pictures we've seen of the long-rumored iPhone variant." IGN 7:52 AM
  • "MacBook Pro (15-inch Early 2011)" [Benchmarks on Mac OS X 10.9 (Build 13A538g)] Primate Labs 7:34 AM
  • "AppleCare Prepping New 24/7 Chat Support and Revamped AppleCare Site to Launch in Coming Weeks" MacTrast 8:24 AM
  • "Frequent Locations in iOS 7 shows you where you've been, how many times & for how long" 9 to 5 Mac 8:19 AM
  • "Apple: Of course we stalk your every move. iOS 7 has a new map to prove it" The Register 8:21 AM
  • "Apple iPhone Activation Servers Experiencing Issues Again" iClarified 4:17 PM
Apple Patent Applications
  • "Apple's 'Documents in the Cloud' Patent Surfaces" Patently Apple 10:35 AM
  • "Apple Reveals New Tabbed Browsing Mode & Tab Pile Metaphor" Patently Apple 7:38 AM
  • "Apple Introduces Audio Hyperlinking for Podcasts, TV & More" Patently Apple 7:43 AM
  • "Apple's 'audio hyperlink' tech can control devices with inaudible sonic pulses" AppleInsider 7:53 AM
  • "Apple Developing Audio Hyperlinks, A Way For Audio Streams To Link To Other Media Or Control Devices" TechCrunch 7:53 AM
  • "Apple highlights better way to juggle your browser tabs" CNET News 10:12 AM
  • "Apple files patent for simplifying setting up an account on Mac, iOS devices" AppleDailyReport 7:38 AM
  • "Apple wants to make it easier to search documents shared, synced across multiple devices" AppleDailyReport 7:38 AM
  • "AirPort base stations: How to view WAN and Wi-Fi MAC addresses" Apple Support 3:51 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "The Howler For iPhone And iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $1.99)" Apple Sliced 8:32 AM
  • "Starbounder For iPhone And iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $1.99)" Apple Sliced 8:32 AM
  • "Tentacle Wars HD For iPad Is Free Today (Was $1.99)" Apple Sliced 8:32 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:07 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:07 AM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 7 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 9:35 AM

  • "iPod classic Review: outdated but fit for the job of storing your massive music library" Macworld UK 9:19 AM
  • "Belkin Thunderbolt Express Dock review - Thunderbolt dock" Macworld UK 8:24 AM
  • "Reviews: Soundcast Melody Outdoor Bluetooth Speaker System" iLounge 12:35 PM
  • "iRig's Mic Cast Review: A cheap way to improve your audio recordings" Digital Trends 9:39 AM
  • "Review: Dell B1265dfw is a decent monochrome laser MFP with pricey toner" PCWorld 3:50 PM
  • "Review: Elago P2 and M2 stands for iOS devices" TUAW 2:38 PM
  • "Review: Eight iPad stands for the desk or floor" TechHive 8:21 AM
  • "Is This The Worst Mac Game Ever? It Boldly Goes Where No Other App Has Ever Gone" Mac 360 7:36 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "A closer look at Frequent Locations in iOS 7" iDownload Blog 9:36 AM
  • "Exclusive: Hidden contacts revealed within Apple's iOS in the Car" AppleInsider 8:18 AM
  • "The Quest For The Avatar Is On In Ultima Forever" AppAdvice 5:10 PM
  • "Aero weather app brings a touch of iOS 7 to your iOS 6 device" iDownload Blog 8:25 AM
  • "Paypal app review: how a picture shows the end of the PIN" Telegraph 7:24 AM
  • "Master Record Review" Mac|Life 11:49 AM
  • "Review: 4Snaps is a fun new word game for iOS" 9 to 5 Mac 9:35 AM
  • "To Bed Will Make Sure You Don't Forget To Hit The Sack" AppAdvice 3:50 PM
  • "'Mikey Hooks' Review - Mikey Returns with New Tricks Up His Short Sleeves" Touch Arcade 8:25 AM
  • "Mikey Hooks Review: Mikey Hooks takes the casual speedrun formula of Mikey Shorts, and adds grappling hooks for more addictive speedrun fun. Speedfun!" 148Apps 12:34 PM
  • "Worms 3 Review/Worms 3 adheres to the old adage: 'if it ain't broke, don't fix it.'" 148Apps 11:39 AM
  • "Lego Mindstorms Fix the Factory Review: Lego Mindstorms Fix the Factory is a great-looking 'program the robot' puzzle game, but it's missing a few of the basics." 148Apps 9:35 AM
  • "Gravity Falls Mystery Shack Attack Review: Defend areas of Gravity Falls from supernatural creatures in this tower defense game based on the Disney show." 148Apps 8:37 AM
  • "Abyss Attack Review: Shoot at everything that moves in this endless auto shooter, and watch as fun is had by all." 148Apps 10:11 AM
  • "How to Make Free Ringtones in iTunes" Mashable 7:56 AM
  • "Parenting Tip: Back to School guide for buying a Mac" TUAW 4:17 PM
  • "Improved Netflix Video Quality Tips" iLounge 11:39 AM
  • "Using apps from multiple accounts on a single iOS device" iLounge 9:36 AM
  • "How to decide if you need a new smartphone" TUAW 8:19 AM
  • "Claim made that Apple Board is pushing Tim Cook's Apple to innovate faster" iMore 8:36 PM
  • "iPhone vs. Android: The battle of Manhattan" ZDNet 3:58 PM
  • "Apple to seek sales ban on several Samsung phones" BGR 3:59 PM
  • "Fitch: Overturn of Apple Product Ban Shouldn't Hurt Samsung" Business Wire 3:57 PM
  • "YouTube founders introduce iOS-first MixBit Video blogging service" Computerworld 10:32 AM
  • "Apple Finally Beats Google ... Kinda" TheStreet 9:43 AM
  • "The Macalope: Apple doomapalooza" Macworld 9:36 AM
  • "How the iPhone Gets You Laid: There's a reason the latest phones from Samsung, HTC, Moto, and LG will never be as cool as Apple's iPhone, and it's most apparent in the singles scene." PC Magazine 9:02 AM
  • "The Small Change In iOS 7 Beta 5 That Makes Perfect Sense" AppAdvice 8:58 AM
  • "Nokia's Apple-Bashing Video Speaks to My Heart" MacNewsWorld 8:25 AM
  • "iPad sales slump needs to be viewed in context"  TechnologyTell 8:20 AM
  • "Apple's New Low-Cost iPhone May Hurt More Than Help"  The Motley Fool 9:43 AM
  • "Here's How iPhone vs. Android Is Exactly Like Yesteryear's Battles Of Mac vs. Windows PCs" Mac 360 7:37 AM
  • "More Research Says Apple Is Doomed (or not; it depends on how the data is read)" PixoBebo 7:37 AM
  • "Apple wins appeal on dismissed ITC case against Motorola" iDownload Blog 7:27 AM
  • "Iwata would only consider it if he stopped caring for the company" Destructoid 5:27 PM
  • "A New and Improved Nexus 7" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 1:16 PM
  • "Review: First peek through Google Glass impresses" Associated Press 12:52 PM
  • "Samsung Galaxy S4 Active Review" HotHardware 11:41 AM
  • "Greg's Bite: AdWorld editorial policy is dumb as a bag of hammers" AppleDailyReport 11:27 AM
  • "Why the Hell Are the Xbox One's Best New Features Behind a Paywall?" Gizmodo 9:19 AM
  • "Is Your Password Really Protecting You? [Infographic] Mashable 7:56 AM
  • "Readers have a passion for ebooks, but half still want paperbacks" AppleDailyReport 7:38 AM
  • "This Hysterical Video Reveals Jony Ive's Real iOS 7 Inspiration [Video] Cult of Mac 7:52 AM
  • "A Designer's Rant on the new Mac Pro!" The PC Weenies [cartoon] 7:39 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Roku updates iOS app with video streaming feature" SlashGear 8:45 PM
  • "Roku set-top boxes can now play video directly from your iPhone" The Verge 8:36 PM
  • "The Facts of Life: An iPad app for explaining where babies come from" The Next Web 3:59 PM
  • "Google Maps adds promoted search results on iOS and Android" The Verge 4:01 PM
  • "Google's New Maps App Now Showing Local Ads Related To Users' Searches" TechCrunch 3:59 PM
  • "Google Maps' mobile app now has annoying ads: Those most relevant result also won't be displayed any more" Canada 3:58 PM
  • "Magnetyze Magnetic Charging for iPhone 5 Now Available" TechnologyTell 3:58 PM
  • "iPhone 5 cases featuring Indian motorcycles" Phones Review 3:58 PM
  • "Vevo Reportedly Develops Apple TV App for Streaming Music Videos" The Mac Observer 3:46 PM
  • "Rdio adds You FM, other station improvements" Electronista 2:39 PM
  • "Carbon fiber case for iPhone 4/4S and 5. Made for you." Carbonicum 2:36 PM
  • "Yevvo For iPhone Debuts A New Take On Live Broadcasting" TechCrunch 11:41 AM
  • "Dropbox API changes spell sync troubles for older 1Password iOS versions" TUAW 10:35 AM
  • "1Password 4 for iOS goes on sale ahead of Dropbox API changes" 9 to 5 Mac 10:11 AM
  • "iHangy Now Giving Cheerleaders a Secure Place Other than Their Shorts to Keep Their iPhones" PRWeb 8:43 AM
  • "Disney Animated, A New $13.99 iPad App, Taps Into The Crossover Of Animation Fans And Premium App Consumers" TechCrunch 8:37 AM
  • "Levchin's Glow Fertility App Hits the App Store, Raises $6 Million in Funding" AllThingsD 8:28 AM
  • "Disney Interactive Puts the Magic of Animation at Your Fingertips with New Interactive iPad App" PRNewswire 8:27 AM
  • "NFL Pro Football Updated: Adds 2014 Season, Superbowl And More" AppAdvice 8:25 AM
  • "Google Play Music All Access now available in Europe, iOS app still yet to be seen" iMore 8:20 AM
  • "YouTube founders remix Vine and Instagram with Mixbit for iOS" The Verge 8:11 AM
  • "YouTube Co-founders Launch Video App for iPhone" Mashable 7:56 AM
  • "Philips expands iOS-controlled Hue lighting with LightStrips and Bloom" ZDNet 7:54 AM
  • "Can You Save Sugarloaf Kingdom In Every Hero For iOS?" AppAdvice 7:52 AM
  • "Take iPhone Photos With Your SLR Using This DIY Adapter" Cult of Mac 7:52 AM
  • "Awesome German Bike-Trail Navigation App Komoot Goes English And Europe-Wide" Cult of Mac 7:52 AM
  • "Apptitude: Keep an eye out for these 'I' apps" Philadelphia Inquirer [Free Registration Required] 7:49 AM
  • "With KeyMe, an iPhone Pic Now Means You Can Always Print More Housekeys Later" AllThingsD 7:49 AM
  • "Jolly Rummager 1.2 has three episodes with up to 28 scenes total. Game play is expanded by new objects like stones and bonuses in compare with classic Digger. Your target in the game is to collect all diamonds or blast out all Bukas of the scene. You can dig free mazes and drop down pots of gold and stones increasing game scores. Passing of each scene will rise play difficulty level." Allwards Laboratory 7:37 AM
  • "Rakuten Launches iPad And Android Apps For Its Streaming Service In Europe" TechCrunch 7:27 AM
  • "MessageMe Introduces Stickers To Keep Pace With Competition" TechCrunch 7:27 AM
  • "The College Students Behind Norway's Hit Fun Run Look To Become More Than A One-Hit Wonder" TechCrunch 7:27 AM
  • "Comcast testing new cloud DVR app for iOS devices" iDownload Blog 7:26 AM
  • "PCV releases Top Spider 1.0 for iPhone and iPad" prMac 8:26 AM
  • "MailShot Maker Releases TextShot Group Texting App" prMac 7:26 AM
  • "Byte By Byte LLC Releases Word Search Saga for iOS" prMac 7:26 AM
  • "High School Writing 3.0 Develops Strong College-Ready Writing Skills" prMac 7:26 AM
  • "ReelCam Pro for iOS - BlackBerry 10 Time Shift Camera Comes to iPhone" prMac 7:26 AM
  • "Writing Wizard 1.0 - Tracing Letters Has Never Been So Much Fun on iPad" prMac 7:26 AM
  • "Sentence Reading Magic 2.0 Free for iOS-How to Build and Read a Sentence" prMac 7:26 AM
  • "Inkflow 3's Inkport Does a Neat Trick" prMac 7:26 AM
  • "2 Turntables and a Microphone 2.0 for iPad - The Ultimate Music App" prMac 7:26 AM
  • "Updated AppZapp 5.0 Helps App Fans Stay Informed About Sales and News" prMac 7:25 AM
  • "Tactical MMORPG Toy Monsters is now available for iOS devices" prMac 7:25 AM
  • "Flag what?! - Identify the National Flags of Countries" prMac 7:25 AM
  • "Econ Technologies Releases InterConneX 1.0 for the iPad" prMac 7:25 AM
  • "Adventures is your travelog and journal for iPhone, powered by Evernote" prMac 7:25 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Gamers to pay for key Xbox One features: Key features of Microsoft's Xbox One console, which is expected to go on sale in November, will only be available with an annual subscription." BBC 7:51 AM
  • "Xbox One's Game DVR function will require Xbox Live Gold membership: Microsoft adds one more reason to its list for why all Xbox One users should fork over the $60 fee for Xbox Live Gold." CNET News 8:15 AM
  • "Why the Hell Are the Xbox One's Best New Features Behind a Paywall?" Gizmodo 9:11 AM
  • "New Xbox One details revealed with unboxing: Xbox One facts and component details" Destructoid 8:38 AM
  • "Microsoft unboxes Xbox One, reveals final design and a bundled headset" The Verge 8:11 AM
  • "Microsoft: Xbox One will include a headset after all" Ars Technica 11:08 AM
  • "Xbox One will ship with bundled chat headset, 4K HDMI cable" Polygon 8:11 AM
  • "Every Xbox One Includes a Chat Headset: Xbox One Day One edition unboxed on Xbox Wire." IGN 8:12 AM
  • "Xbox One users will have to pay for Skype" Cloud Pro 8:14 AM
  • "Microsoft ups price on Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter by 28 percent" ZDNet 4:11 PM
  • "Microsoft patent application details Illumiroom-like projection system" Engadget 3:07 PM
  • "Update: Microsoft's Office 365 uptime exceeds 99.9%" Computerworld 5:28 PM
  • "Microsoft is pushing to move its internal software development to the cloud/Summary: A Microsoft Research effort called 'Cloud Build' spawned work to increase cloud-based software and services development inside the company." ZDNet 10:49 AM
  • "Acer the latest to turn to Google after poor Windows sales" CITEworld 3:05 PM
  • "IBM creates Corelet programming language to make software that operates like the human brain" ExtremeTech 2:12 PM
  • "IBM devises software for its experimental brain-like SyNAPSE chips: IBM has introduced a programming model for its state-of-the-art sensor processors" Computerworld 7:18 AM
  • "IBM Develops Programming Language Inspired By The Human Brain" Forbes 8:18 AM
  • "IBM researchers get closer to brain-like computing" GigaOM 7:23 AM
  • "IBM unveils computing architecture based on the brain: Company says its breakthrough could allow for a next generation of applications that mirror the brain's efficiency in perception, cognition, and action." CNET News 7:27 AM
  • "IBM Research reveals new silicon chip foundation inspired by the human brain (video)" Engadget 7:23 AM
  • "IBM Is Creating an Entire Computing Architecture Based on the Brain" Gizmodo 7:23 AM
  • "IBM's 'Brain-Like' Computer Program Mimics Human Cognition in Real-Time" Design & Trend 8:08 AM
  • "IBM Research unveils new chip architecture inspired by the human brain" ZDNet 8:09 AM
  • "IBM Makes a New Play For Google's Business" TheStreet 8:28 AM
  • "Icahn Heads to Court With a Point About Dell" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:18 PM
  • "Carl Icahn increases Nuance stake to 16 percent: filing" Reuters 4:21 PM
  • "Exclusive: T.Rowe reduces stake in Dell to 2.8 percent from 4 percent - sources" Reuters 3:18 PM
  • "Dell unveils Latitude 7000 series Ultrabooks with Haswell inside" Engadget 5:10 PM
  • "Dell Latitude 7000 Series Laptops Launch Packing Haswell Processors" Geeky Gadgets 7:57 AM
  • "Dell Latitude 7000 ultrabooks launch with 12.5-inch, 14-inch screens" Electronista 7:23 AM
  • "Micro-P Security on Quest for more Dell business" CRN 7:57 AM
  • "World's Biggest Tech Companies Run By Women (#3: Meg Whitman)" Silicon India 7:58 AM
  • "HP Changes Autonomy Lawyers Faster Than CEOs" The VAR Guy 7:59 AM
  • "HP hopes faith in OpenStack rubs off on Israeli partners" ZDNet 7:59 AM
  • "Intel breaks ground on 450mm Fab" TechEye 8:03 AM
  • "Intel's 'Bay Trail' Atom chip could blur the line between PCs, tablets" PCWorld 8:03 AM
  • "Intel Bay Trail-T Atom Satisfies Tablet Makers" Softpedia 8:04 AM
  • "AMD to reveal Radeon HD 9000 flagship GPU next month, slashes 7990 prices" MCV 8:02 AM
  • "AMD Confirms Delay of Kaveri Chip to Early 2014." X-bit labs 8:02 AM
  • "New Never Settle Bundle And Potential GPU Refresh May Boost AMD" Seeking Alpha 8:27 AM
  • "China's Huawei takes aim at Cisco with SDN programmable switch" Computerworld 7:18 AM
  • "25 Twitter Feeds Every Oracle User Should Follow" Forbes 8:16 AM
  • "Lenovo's Miix 10 tablet hits the streets for $599" TG Daily 9:08 AM
  • "Gartner: 'PC vendors are now at a make or break point'/But Lenovo bucks the trend again" TechRadar UK 8:09 AM
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  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks climb after China trade data/ European stock markets moved solidly higher on Thursday, boosted by upbeat Chinese trade data and well-received earnings reports from some of the region's prominent firms." MarketWatch 8:31 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 2:21 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Shares of some top computer companies were mixed at the close of trading" Associated Press 9:25 PM

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