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MacSurfer's Archive: Saturday, August 10, 2013
 

 

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Weekend Highlights: Interesting article from Jeff Sommer at New York Times looks at the impact iPhone has on the US economy, citing JP Morgan economist who believes Apple's phone contributes "[1/4] to [1/3] of a percentage point to the annualized growth rate of the [GDP]"; with iTunes seeing drop in music sales, will Apple's Beats acquisition and integration be the thing that resuscitates the platform?; Barron's looks at Apple Pay and Apple's locking in of Mastercard and Visa; CVS joins Rite Aid in rejecting Apple Pay; Mashable says new iMac Retina screen so good it could stop traffic; China's official news agency, Xinhuanet, interviews Tim Cook who tells of China's importance to Apple, and that "Apple wants everything it develops to enter China market" — more in our Apple/Macintosh section; Apple Pay continues to be in the news as the service gets off the ground to a few glitches, Jan Dawson examines the service as it stands today, and where it is heading; Benzinga looks into whether Apple Pay is safe or not; Macworld has a primer on what to do if you experienced a post-Yosemite install disaster; The Mac Observer explains "handing off calls to your iPhone"; a couple features from Macworld on iTunes 12; more Yosemite system prefs reviewed at eXtensions, Mission Control and Displays; Kraig Becker thinks Apple's productivity suite "should replace Microsoft Office for Mac users"; apparently knock-offs in China responsible for spam deluge impacting iMessage; Sprint ups the ante with a new plan to rent iPhone and upgrade every year; iPhone 6 Plus seeing app crashing issue?; Six Colors reviews the new Retina iMac, and Kirk McElhearn has one word on his first impressions: "Wow!"

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Circle Sept. 10 On Your Calendar For Apple's Big iPhone Event"  AllThingsD 7:06 PM
  • "Apple to introduce next iPhone at Sept. 10th media event" AppleInsider 8:18 PM
  • "iPhone Patent Wars: Xerox PARC & the Apple, Inc. Macintosh: innovator, duplicator & litigator" AppleInsider 7:12 AM
  • "Apple's big day in court" Fortune 3:10 PM
  • "Apple wins patent case that could lead to a ban on certain Samsung products" BetaNews 7:40 AM
  • "Antitrust judge refuses to suspend Apple ruling, accuses Apple and publishers of 'danger of collusion'" iMore 7:33 AM
  • "Why an Apple TV game console is a no-brainer: How can Apple make a splash in 2013? By unleashing the Apple TV to play games. It's easier and far more impactful than you'd think." CNET Reviews 7:33 AM
  • "Apple's Market Share In China Drops To Just 5 Percent In Q2 2013" AppAdvice 10:08 AM
  • "Apple Granted 12 Lightning Connector Design Patents in China" Patently Apple 12:48 PM
  • "Apple in court for 3 separate cases Friday" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 8/9
  • "ITC Issues Import Ban On Some Samsung Products" ["These cases typically involve older products that are no longer widely sold. Two of the phones cited in Friday's ruling were both 2010 models — the Continuum and the Transform. Nonetheless, a victory in such cases could affect what features are included in future devices and could slow down a rival's momentum. Apple could also seek to ban imports of phones released since the case was filed in 2011."]  Associated Press 8/9
  • "Samsung Electronics infringes Apple patents: U.S. trade panel" Reuters 8/9
  • "ITC orders import ban against Samsung over two Apple patents -- how good are the workarounds?" Foss Patents 8/9
  • "Apple wins U.S. ban on older Samsung devices in mixed ruling: The U.S. International Trade Commission says Samsung infringes on a pair of Apple patents with some of its older phones." CNET News 8/9
  • "ITC Bans Some Samsung Devices for Violating Apple Patents" The Mac Observer 8/9
  • "Apple to judges: not banning Samsung products would be a 'fundamental change' in patent law"  The Verge 8/9
  • "Apple Turns Tables Seeking U.S. Samsung Phone Sales Ban" Bloomberg 8/9
  • "Apple-Samsung Patent Battle Heads for Next Round: Developments Friday Could Help Tip Balance in Long-Running Smartphone Conflict"  WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8/9
  • "At Samsung hearing, Apple seeks precedent in patent cases" Reuters 8/9
  • "Judge Weighs Restricting Apple E-Book Negotiations" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8/9
  • "NY Judge Denies Apple Inc. Request In E-Books Case: A judge on Friday refused a request by Apple to temporarily suspend her ruling that it violated antitrust laws by conspiring with publishers to raise electronic book prices in 2010." Associated Press 8/9
  • "Apple Judge Weighs Pricing Remedy as Trial Errors Alleged: Apple Inc. told the federal judge scheduled today to consider antitrust remedies that she erred during a trial in which she found the iPad maker conspired to fix e-book prices."  Bloomberg 8/9
  • "U.S. judge considers limits on Apple in e-books case" Reuters 8/9
  • "Publishers to Court: Slap Apple, Sting Us" MacNewsWorld 8/9
  • "Apple returns to courtroom once again to contest ebook shafting" The Register 8/9
  • "In ebook case, Apple wants a stay, and DOJ argues publishers are conspiring again"  GigaOM 8/9
  • "Report: Apple's board loses its nerve as Cook readies new product play"  Computerworld 8/9
  • "Apple's 'deeply concerned' board of directors pressuring Tim Cook to innovate faster: Report suggests Apple's board is worried about Apple's slow pace of innovation, and is putting pressure on the CEO to launch new products soon" Macworld UK 8/9
  • "Apple Board 'Concerned' About Innovation Pace: Pressure mounts on Apple CEO Tim Cook to get some new products into the market." InformationWeek 8/9
  • "Apple needs enterprise to pick up iPad volume"  ZDNet 8/9
  • "Apple's Tim Cook, tech executives meet with Barack Obama to talk surveillance"  Politico 8/9
  • "People Who Buy Apple Products Are Narcissists"  Wired 8/9
OS X
News
  • "All Developer Center services back online, members receiving one month extension for downtime" 9 to 5 Mac 7:11 AM
  • "Apple restores all Developer Center services after 3-week downtime" AppleInsider 7:14 AM
  • "All Apple Developer Services Back Online after Hack, Apple Offers Free Month Extension" MacRumors 7:34 AM
  • "Apple Developer Center lives again; company offers extra month of membership" Ars Technica 6:32 PM
  • "Don't get hooked by this Apple Store phishing campaign" TUAW 8/9
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "Q&A: MacFixIt Answers/Readers ask about what is considered extreme heat output for Apple's MacBook systems, among other questions." CNET Reviews 8/9
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Back to School: Apple's iWork Hits the Browser/Apple's slick word processor, spreadsheet and presentation package are now web services." Techland 8:49 PM
  • "Mac Gems: Multimon makes for better multiple monitor support in OS X" Macworld 8:04 AM
  • "OS X Mavericks Preview: AV Kit simplifies QuickTime transition" iMore 8/9
  • "GPGTools offers quick encryption options for OS X Mail: For small workgroups of select individuals, GPGTools offers an easy way to secure communications with any e-mail account." CNET Reviews 8/9
  • "Product Review: IMSI TurboCAD Mac Pro 7" Architosh 8/9
  • "Mac Gems: Can't wait for Mavericks? TotalFinder offers Finder tabs and more" Macworld 8/9
  • "Review: Photo Ninja 1.0 is the dark horse in the Raw converter sweepstakes" Macworld 8/9
  • "HelpScout Help Desk Review: Happier on Freshdesk" Foliovision 8/9
  • "5 essential tools that every iTunes user should have" Macworld 8/9
  • "MacMost Now 902: Removing the Dashboard" MacMost 8/9
  • "Quick Tip: Viewing Photo Stream Photos Outside of iPhoto" Mactuts+ 8/9
  • "Create A Bookmark Folder From Open Tabs In Safari Or Chrome [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 8/9
  • "Pay Monthly Rent For Adobe Apps Or Buy One Powerful Mac App That Does It All" Mac 360 8/9
  • "Words Is The Wrongly Named But Very Clever All-in-One RSS Reader For Mac" BohemianBoomer 8/9
  • "Got Junk Mail? Kill It With JunkIt For Mac" Mac 360 8/9
  • "How To Turn Your iPhone Or iPad Into A Remote Control Device For Your Mac" NoodleMac 8/9
  • "The Better Way To Sign PDFs On A Mac" Mac 360 8/9
Op/Ed
  • "What if OS X Looked Like iOS 7?" Gizmodo 8/9
  • "Why JavaScript Will Become The Dominant Programming Language Of The Enterprise" ReadWrite 8/9
Press Releases
  • "Mac and Linux versions of Strike Suit Zero available now!" Born Ready Games 8/9
  • "iDraw 2.3 Adds Photoshop Import/Export, OpenGL Drawing, ColorSync Support, and more" Indeeo 8/9
  • "Shiori Is A Simple iOS7-Inspired Pinboard App For Mac" Cult of Mac 8/9
  • "Mac Printer Drivers: Epson, Gestetner, Savin, Ricoh, Infotec, Lanier, InfoPrint, NRG" FairerPlatform 8/9
  • "Macgamestore Announces Back To School Sale, Launches Rewards Program" prMac 8/9
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Loses China Smartphone Market Share to Cheaper Models" Bloomberg 8/9
  • "iPhone's market share in China falls to just 5%" BGR 8/9
  • "The iPhone Patent Wars: Early patent skirmishes of Apple, Inc., in pictures" AppleInsider 8/9
  • "Wait for iPhone 6 sparks Apple mobile decline while Windows Phone and Android capitalise" V3 8/9
  • "Web ad giant (Google) pops Adwords into Maps for iOS and Android" The Register 8/9
  • "Mobile ads find their way to Google Maps for iOS and Android" BetaNews 8/9
  • "Apple Begins Recruiting For Rumored New Edinburgh Princes Street Apple Store" AppleBitch 8/9
  • "Samsung 'Slowly Eating Away' at Apple, Newman Says" Bloomberg TV 8/9
  • "Huawei lashes out at ABC for Apple bias" ZDNet 8/9
  • "Without iPhone exclusive, China Unicom now turns to low-cost handsets" iDownload Blog 8/9
  • "Microsoft spot takes on the iPad Mini—dubiously—Even for an ad, Microsoft may be going out on a limb with its latest targeting Apple's iPad Mini." CNET News 8/9
  • "Mauling The Mini: Microsoft Attacks Apple's Smaller iPad In New Ad For Acer Tablet" Digital Trends 8/9
  • "T-Mobile to remove iPhone 5 and 4S from '$0 Down' sale as AT&T cuts 'Next' plan prices" AppleInsider 8/9
  • "Best Buy offering iPhone discounts, double trade-in value this weekend" iDownload Blog 8/9
Non-Apple News
  • "Drama over: Google posts images and binaries for 2013 Nexus 7" Ars Technica 6:19 PM
  • "Amazon Reportedly Developing Amazon-Branded Android Console" The Mac Observer 8/9
  • "Man steals church computer, demands porn block removed" CNET News 8/9
  • "Samsung clone of Apple's Passbook hits Google Play for some Galaxy devices" AppleInsider 8/9
  • "Chromecast Buyers May Have to Wait Three Months for Delivery" PC Magazine 8/9
  • "Google adds 79 patents to patent non-aggression pact" Ars Technica 8/9
  • "Amazon Will Take On The Apple TV With Ouya-Like Game Console [Rumor] Cult of Android 8/9
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Coming August 10: Gene Steinberg meets Adam Engst of TidBITS and Take Control Books, Bryan Chaffin of The Mac Observer, and Gavin Drake from Quark, Inc., this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE!" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 8/9
  • "The TouchArcade Show - 116 - Brad Owned a Zune" Touch Arcade 8/9
  • "Podcast: Bad USB Chargers, iOS 7 beta, Hue Lights, in-app purchases" Insanely Great Mac 8/9
Hardware/Software
  • "Next iPhone tipped for September 10 unveiling" GigaOM 9:22 PM
  • "Apple to unveil new iPhone September 10? That's what sources tell All Things Digital. Also: New pictures appear of the iPhone 5S and 5C: if, in fact, the pix are the real deal." CNET News 9:13 PM
  • "Apple's 'iPhone 5S' to boast convex sapphire home button with embedded fingerprint sensor" AppleInsider 9:22 PM
  • "iPhone 5S to Include Sapphire-Covered Convex Home Button with Fingerprint Sensor?" MacRumors 9:23 PM
  • "New mockups claim to show 'iPhone 5S' and 'iPhone 5C' designs [Gallery] 9 to 5 Mac 10:43 AM
  • "iPhone 5C vs iPhone 5S vs iPhone 5: Models Compared" Tapscape 12:47 PM
  • "New Photos of the Black iPad 5 Front Panel and Digitizer Assembly" MacRumors 8/9
  • "New photos of next full-sized iPad's display panel emerge, again point to thinner bezels [Gallery] 9 to 5 Mac 8/9
  • "New photos of iPad 5 front panel surface, again show thinner bezels" iDownload Blog 8/9
  • "Rumor: New Images Of iPad 5 Screen With Novel Design" AppleBitch 8/9
  • "New iPad 5 images emerge, show potential redesign" GigaOM 8/9
  • "Apple shift in chip manufacturing strategy boosts semiconductor foundry business in 2013, says IHS" DigiTimes 8/9
  • "Your iPhone Knows Where You Live, Eat and Work" GottaBeMobile 8/9
  • "Apple patent filing reflects Finder Tabs in upcoming OS X Mavericks" AppleDailyReport 8/9
  • "Apple patent filing is for a keyboard with increased control of backlit keys" AppleDailyReport 8/9
AppleCare/Helps
  • "Aug. 10, 2013: AppleCare and Support: Apple repair experiences and issues; "pro" products (and Steve Jobs story)" MacInTouch 11:24 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Gunman Clive For iPhone And iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $1.99)" Apple Sliced 8:37 AM
  • "Starship Battles For iPhone And iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:37 AM
  • "SpaceCheckers For iPhone And iPad Is Free Today (Was $1.99)" Apple Sliced 8:37 AM
  • "Get The Germs: Addictive Physics Puzzle Game For iPhone And iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8/9
  • "Time Mysteries 2: The Ancient Spectres Collector's Edition HD (Full) For iPad And iPhone Is Free Right Now (Previously $6.99/$2.99)" Apple Sliced 8/9
  • "Monster Kit For iPhone And iPad Is Free Today (Was $2.99)" Apple Sliced 8/9
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8/9
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8/9
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8/9
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 8 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 8/9

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Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "The 2013 MacBook Air Review (11-inch)" ["I come away from the 11' Air with mixed feelings. The modern silicon and generally better specced 2013 model has turned the 11' Air into a far more well rounded notebook than it has been in the past, at least in base $999 form. Unfortunately, the rest of the picture isn't as rosy. ... The battery life is awesome, it really changes the way you approach the system, and I still love this form factor, but it's hard to look at this and not compare it to an Ultrabook with a far better display for the same price."]  AnandTech 8/9
  • "Reviews: Ballistic Hydra Series Case for iPhone 5" iLounge 8/9
  • "Review: Withings Pulse shows heart" Macworld 8/9
  • "Create & Learn Apptivity Case from Fisher Price Review: With the inclusion of a stylus and stand, this protective case is a nice choice in children's iPad cases." 148Apps 8/9
  • "AirTurn puts mobile device control at your feet" Macworld 8/9
  • "id America CrossLink Universal Sync & Charge Cable" iLounge 8/9
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Drawing with Charcoal on the iPhone or iPad" eXtensions 12:44 PM
  • "Apps of the week: Rise, MacTracker, Robot Unicorn Attack 2 and more!" iMore 10:29 AM
  • "The iPhoneographer's toolkit: 9 essential iOS apps for shooting, editing and sharing" The Next Web 8/9
  • "Hands-on: Tastemade turns everyone into a food TV star" Macworld 8/9
  • "A Ride Into the Mountains review: Great storytelling using basic graphics" CNET Reviews 8/9
  • "Schedule Planner Review: Expect to pay up to truly benefit from Schedule Planner, but it's a handy way to organize one's time." 148Apps 8/9
  • "My.Shopping Review: My.Shopping certainly offers plenty of powerful features for those looking to organize their shopping list. Sometimes that can be overwhelming, though." 148Apps 8/9
  • "Disney Animated Review: Disney Animated is a chronicle of all of Disney's animated features that's incredibly detailed, extensive, and even a little magical." 148Apps 8/9
  • "Muscle Run Review: Muscle Run is a neat idea, but it's going to need some adjustments before it reaches the winners' circle." 148Apps 8/9
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How-to: Strengthen your iOS security with a multi-numeric passcode" 9 to 5 Mac 3:18 PM
  • "Using Siri to Send and Reply To Emails on iPhone and iPad" The Mac Observer 8/9
  • "How to buy a laptop for college" PCWorld 8/9
Tips
  • "Quick and Easy MacBook Repairs That'll Save You a Small Fortune" Gizmodo 11:31 AM
  • "Should I buy an iPad mini or an iPad 4?" Macworld UK 8/9
  • "Should I buy an iPhone 5 or wait for iPhone 5S, iPhone 6?" Macworld UK 8/9
  • "How to activate Windows 7 on PC and Mac, and other queries" The Guardian 8/9
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Those Mac Pros are going to be expensive"  Marco Arment 6:34 PM
  • "Apple's Problem With The iWatch: Even If It's Successful" Forbes 5:23 PM
  • "The Macalope Weekly: Spurious arguments"  Macworld 7:37 AM
  • "New MacBook Pro 2013 Haswell: Apple strikes back for its power users" Stabley Times 7:27 AM
  • "Apple nearly killed off its Pro product line: The company once contemplated killing off its line of products geared toward professionals, a new report claims." CNET News 8/9
  • "Nintendo won't make games for Apple, so what about game controllers?" iMore 8/9
  • "The Weirdest iOS 7 Beta Feature (?) Yet" Gizmodo 8/9
  • "iPhone Smart Pause: Pause video with FaceHalt on iPhone, iPad" BGR 8/9
  • "T-Mobile CEO: success due to our messaging, not the iPhone. Oh, really?" AppleDailyReport 8/9
  • "Glow App For Apple From Max Levchin: More About Having Catholic Sex Than Not Having Children" Forbes 8/9
  • "Sadly, I had a bad experience getting my MacBook Pro 17" Early 2011 repaired under AppleCare at the University Village Apple Store in Seattle, WA, USA." MacInTouch 8/9
  • "Apple Maps one year later: The good, the bad, and the future"  iMore 8/9
  • "Some Things Apple Has Done Since Steve Jobs Died That He Might Have Disagreed With" Business Insider 8/9
  • "Apple's Tim Cook, other tech leaders meet with U.S. President Obama, discuss NSA spying concerns" iMore 8/9
  • "President Obama meets with Tim Cook and other tech execs to talk surveillance" iDownload Blog 8/9
  • "President Obama meets with Tim Cook, other execs over government surveillance" 9 to 5 Mac 8/9
  • "Apple: The Cook in President Obama's Kitchen Cabinet" Fortune 8/9
  • "Apple CEO attends Obama-led meeting about government surveillance" GigaOM 8/9
  • "Apple, Google, AT&T Meet Secretly With Obama To Discuss Secret Spying" Business Insider 8/9
  • "Apple's Ultimate Sin: It's Boring" Breakout 8/9
  • "Samsung and Apple: High-tech's Punch and Judy" MoneyWatch 8/9
  • "Apple Pays Dearly for Price-Fixing" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8/9
  • "Apple: Is It A Cult, Or A Religion, Or What?" Mac 360 8/9
Non-Apple
  • "So what's wrong with being tracked by advertisers? Companies are getting more aggressive about using your phone to track you. So what?" Computerworld 10:13 AM
  • "Analysis: Taking BlackBerry private may make sense, but not a quick fix" Reuters 7:36 AM
  • "Google Chromecast Review: Yes, It's Worth Every Penny" HotHardware 8/9
  • "Sorry, Robert Scoble, The Least Of Microsoft's Problems Is Its 'Cool Factor'" ReadWrite 8/9
  • "Greg's Bite: Big Brother is listening, not just watching" AppleDailyReport 8/9
  • "Review: The HTC 8XT is better than the (original) iPhone" PCWorld 8/9
Humor/Cartoons
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Holy Moly! The Nuns With The Guns Are Back In Nun Attack: Run & Gun" AppAdvice 10:08 AM
  • "Sudoku Quest+ 1.0 Free for iOS: #1 Sudoku Game on Facebook, Now on iOS" prMac 7:36 AM
  • "Aussie Penguin Aventure - Interactive eBook for children" prMac 7:33 AM
  • "Native Instruments drives out TraktorKontrol X1 MK2" AppleDailyReport 7:13 AM
  • "Epson's Thermal POS Receipt Printers now iOS compatible" AppleDailyReport 7:10 AM
  • "RHA announces two new premium iOS-compatible earphones" TUAW 8/9
  • "'Snap Save,' New iPhone App, Lets You Save Snapchats -- Without Letting The Sender Know" The Huffington Post 8/9
  • "MacJournal: The Journal for all your Apple devices" Mariner 8/9
  • "Get Your Kids Out of Bed with 'Shrek Alarm' – Just in Time for Back to School" PadGadget 8/9
  • "KeyMe for iOS lets you digitize your house keys for safekeeping" TUAW 8/9
  • "Disney Interactive Puts the Magic of Animation at Your Fingertips with New Interactive iPad App" MacPrices 8/9
  • "Explore the history of Disney's animated films in the 'Disney Animated' app" TUAW 8/9
  • "Facebook Messenger for iPhone Updated with Instagram Support" TechnologyTell 8/9
  • "Gameloft's Official Iron Man 3 Endless Running Game Suits Up With New Features" AppAdvice 8/9
  • "Rise And Shine: The Gorgeous Rise Alarm Clock Is Apple's Free App Of The Week" AppAdvice 8/9
  • "Naps on a plane: Airsleep for iPhone drowns out the noise with ambient sounds to help flyers sleep" The Next Web 8/9
  • "Sony PlayStation All-Stars Island hits the App Store as a giant Coca Cola ad" iMore 8/9
  • "Roku updates iOS app to allow streaming to its set-top boxes" Electronista 8/9
  • "Toon Hero Lets You Build Digital Storylines With Famous Characters On The iPad" TechCrunch 8/9
  • "New iPhone apps worth downloading: Roommates, Kingdom Rush: Frontiers update, Nun Attack: Run & Gun" Appolicious 8/9
  • "V3 Olympic legacy Tablet App for iPad now live" V3 8/9
  • "All Take Control Books 50% Off in Back to School Sale" Kirkville 8/9
  • "Soccer Live Scores" prMac 8/9
  • "Play along with Baby Rush on iOS" prMac 8/9
  • "Tiled - A New Free Puzzle Game" prMac 8/9
  • "RHCx - A Simple Color Table App for iOS and Android" prMac 8/9
  • "UBJ3D introduces Ultimate BlackJack Reloaded 1.0 for iOS" prMac 8/9
  • "Soccer what?! - Spot A Famous Soccer Team, Test Your Skills" prMac 8/9
  • "ShadowArc: 2.0.0 adds 30 new levels, 4 new endless modes - free-to-play" prMac 8/9
  • "NOAA Tides Deluxe - Most Accurate Tide Prediction App" prMac 8/9
  • "Kana Match - Educational Puzzle Game for iOS/Android" prMac 8/9
  • "Hi Guess the Logo: Enjoy the New Logo App with more Fun on iOS for Free" prMac 8/9
  • "Artillery Toys - Launcher Game released for iPhone and iPod touch" prMac 8/9
Computer Industry
  • "Surface RT sales reportedly picking up, after recent $150 price drop" WinBeta 7:58 AM
  • "Yet Another Sign That Windows 8.1 RTM Is Just Around the Corner" Softpedia 7:59 AM
  • "Microsoft's tablet OS isn't liked but lives on: Windows RT is in product purgatory. Not popular and nowhere to go. The problem is, ARM is everywhere." CNET News 5:22 PM
  • "Microsoft Doesn't Want To Admit Windows RT Is Dead" TechCrunch 1:39 PM
  • "Microsoft Has No Intention to Abandon Windows RT" Softpedia 7:59 AM
  • "Former Microsoft VP thought dead after his plane crashes into Connecticut homes: Bill Henningsgaard, a former sales VP at the computing giant, is presumed dead, along with his 17-year-old son and two younger children, after his plane crashes into two homes while approaching an airport." CNET News 12:50 PM
  • "AMD Confirms Kaveri Will Show Up Only in 2014" Overclockers 9:00 PM
  • "IBM's new PureSystems deliver bigger clouds in smaller packages" ZDNet 7:59 AM
  • "Technology heavyweights set to grab slice of £12bn smart-meter pie" The Independent 8:57 PM
  • "Oracle Team USA admits rules violations, to return trophies" Reuters 7:58 AM
  • "Icahn, Dell Head to Court Over Shareholder-Voting Changes" WSJ.com 8/9
  • "Dell reaffirms commitment to buyout as Icahn issues new challenge" V3 8/9
  • "Michael Dell is very serious about Dell: Tells all in a staff email" The Inquirer 8/9
  • "Dell Accuses Icahn of Getting on Soapbox With Legal Battle" ChannelNomics 8/9
  • "IBM Unveils Latest Version of Spiking Neuron-Based 'Brain Chips'" DailyTech 8/9
  • "IBM Looks to Human Brain to Devise New Programming Model" PC Magazine 8/9
  • "IBM plans for brain-like computer chips with new programming language" V3 8/9
  • "IBM's Cognitive Computing Software May Serve As Architecture For Brain-Like Computer" The Huffington Post 8/9
  • "IBM talks up brain inspired programming language for SyNAPSE chips" The Inquirer 8/9
  • "Analysis: IBM and Pennsylvania share blame in massive IT train wreck" ZDNet 8/9
  • "Where there's thunder, there's lightning: SEC's investigation of IBM's cloud computing accounting may be a harbinger of a new enforcement focus" Association of Corporate Counsel 8/9
  • "Surface 2: Nvidia Boss Confirms Microsoft Is Prepping Second Iteration Of Its Tablet" Digital Trends 8/9
  • "Nvidia collaborating with Microsoft on Surface RT 2" Electronista 8/9
  • "Microsoft Pushes Its Way Into Crowded Unified Communications Market" PCWorld 8/9
  • "Microsoft committed to ARM platform, new stuff on the way" CNET News 8/9
  • "Microsoft to Clean Up After Oracle's Patch Mess Again Next Week" CIO 8/9
  • "Oracle Weekly Roundup: Get Onto Our Cloud" Forbes 8/9
  • "Oracle 'took two years' to fix PeopleSoft errors – but just weeks when told flaws would be revealed at Black Hat conference" Computing 8/9
  • "Oracle Rolls Out Virtual Appliances for its 12c Database" CIO 8/9
  • "Intel Corporation (INTC) Marketing 'Education Tablets' To Schools" ValueWalk 8/9
  • "New Never Settle Bundle And Potential GPU Refresh May Boost AMD" Seeking Alpha 8/9
  • "Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE:AMD) – What Does the Intelligent Cash Think?" NYSE Post 8/9
  • "AMD denies Kaveri delay rumours" bit-tech 8/9
  • "AMD confirms Kaveri delay, sort of" Fudzilla 8/9
  • "AMD Hawaii chips to hit the market this autumn" Decrypted Tech 8/9
  • "AMD to Present at Citi Global Technology Conference" MarketWired 8/9
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