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Thursday Highlights: Bloomberg's Mark Gurman hears long-anticipated AirPower wirless charger will hit store shelves in September, delay due to "technical hurdles"; Ben Lovejoy thinks Apple's recent habit of pre-announcing products hurts company more than consumers—reports and opinions in our Apple/Macintosh, and Op/Ed sections today; Nir Eyal at Quartz opines the reason Apple, Google don't want us using phones more is to curb harmful behavior, instead creating "healthy habits with [our] digital devices"; Tim Cook explains to Irish Times Apple's commitment to Ireland; Final Cut Pro turns 7 today—reports in our OS X section; Apple part of car consortium to establish digital car key specs for smartphones; Apple adds another original program to show lineup; the honeymoon is over, US Supreme Court rules states may now require online retailers to collect sales tax; CNET thinks Logitech Crayon so good Apple should copy it.

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  • "Carl Icahn Muscles In On Apple – Should Tim Cook Be Worried?"  SiliconANGLE 9:31 AM
  • "Is Icahn's push for bigger Apple stock buyback crazy or genius?" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 3:19 PM
  • "Icahn Pushes Apple on Buyback: Activist Investor Puts in Over $1.5 Billion, Presses for More Cash" [Paid Membership Required] 7:41 AM
  • "Carl Icahn's Apple support sends tech giant's stock soaring" CBS News 8:26 AM
  • "Apple shares soar after billionaire investor Carl Icahn calls company 'extremely undervalued'" The Verge 8:11 AM
  • "Apple stock: No more Mr. Personality/Apple Steve Jobs had the capacity to steer innovation to where the puck was going, rock star charisma and Broadway-standard showmanship, but he's gone. Anger at his passing became anger at the company, but Apple's about to change its story: and its identity."  Computerworld 9:24 AM
  • "Carl Icahn Pushes for Bigger Investor Payout From Apple" Bloomberg 9:29 AM
  • "Why Icahn's Betting More Than $1 Billion on Apple" Bloomberg TV 8:30 AM
  • "Apple's Not-So-Good Week: If Dell's experience is anything to go by, you really don't want Carl Icahn taking an interest in your company. Oops: that's just what Apple is experiencing now. Between that, Larry Ellison's comments and the ongoing e-book pricing saga, this wasn't the best week in Cupertino. Fortunately, there's still Sept. 10 to look forward to: and maybe Oct. 25 as well." MacNewsWorld 8:13 AM
  • "Apple's store headache: Apple Stores are one of Steve Jobs' greatest legacies, but the retail business has been a headache for Apple lately."  CNNMoney 7:44 AM
  • "Apple TV's success relies on software, not a television set" ZDNet 7:42 AM
  • "Something Afoot? Apple Acquires Video Discovery Service Matcha.TV" Digital Trends 7:50 AM
  • "Apple acquires video search and recommendation company Matcha" The Verge 8:11 AM
  • "Apple Buys A Startup That Made A Universal TV Guide Application" Business Insider 8:18 AM
  • "The curious case of Apple ebook Judge Denise Cote: Lawyers have complained for years that she pre-judges cases before she enters the courtroom."  Fortune 9:26 AM
  • "Apple ordered to prepare for May 2014 trial on e-book antitrust damages" AppleInsider 9:22 PM
  • "By posting a bond with the ITC, Samsung confirms its continued infringement of Apple's patents"  Foss Patents 10:46 AM
  • "How low will Apple go on the iPhone 5C? Analysts peg unsubsidized price between $340 and $400 for Apple's expected new lower-priced iPhone" Computerworld 7:45 AM
  • "Apple revamps beta version of with iOS 7 style" CNET News 4:06 PM
  • "New login screen: 1 of 7 from Apple's iCloud beta site gets iOS 7 makeover (screenshots)" CNET News 4:06 PM
  • "Apple updates beta with iOS 7 design" TechnologyTell 1:45 PM
  • " Beta Site Receives Big Update To Look Like iOS 7" AppleBitch 1:33 PM
  • "Adobe InDesign CC: Selection colour and responsiveness affected by transparency of linked PSD file" Betalogue 8:23 AM
  • "iTunes: Sync purchased HD videos to iPod or iOS device" Apple Support 11:50 AM
  • "iTunes in the Cloud and iTunes Match Availability" Apple Support 11:50 AM
  • "iTunes Store: How iTunes Store purchases are billed" Apple Support 11:50 AM
  • "iTunes Store: Hiding and unhiding purchases" Apple Support 11:50 AM
  • "iTunes Store: Accepted forms of payment" Apple Support 11:50 AM
  • "iAd Producer 4.0.1: Troubleshooting embedded video in iBooks Author widgets" Apple Support 11:49 AM
  • "iBooks Author: Create a new book with the same look and feel of a previous book" Apple Support 11:49 AM
  • "iBooks Author: How to update your published book in the iBooks Store" Apple Support 11:49 AM
  • "iBooks Author: Do not use control characters in filenames" Apple Support 11:49 AM
  • "iBooks Author: Publishing and distribution FAQ" Apple Support 11:49 AM
  • "iBooks Author: About HTML widget creation" Apple Support 11:49 AM
  • "iBooks Author: About the Keynote widget" Apple Support 11:49 AM
  • "iCloud: Features that work with one account at a time on iOS 5 and OS X Lion or later" Apple Support 11:48 AM
  • "OS X Mavericks preview" iMore 3:14 PM
  • "Video hands-on with Apple's new iOS 7-inspired iCloud website" 9 to 5 Mac 3:18 PM
  • "Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion review: Updated/New features include AirPlay Mirroring, Documents in the Cloud, Reminders, Messages as Mac OS X takes another leap forward" Macworld UK 8:17 AM
  • "How to Move an Off Screen Window Back Onto the Active Mac Screen in OS X" OS X Daily 6:05 PM
  • "Mac Gems: TaskAgent lets you sync and edit lists using Dropbox" Macworld 10:26 AM
  • "How to delete duplicate email messages" Macworld 8:13 AM
  • "Video - Workflow Series: Why I love Evernote - An Overview (#4)" Insanely Great Mac 10:16 AM
  • "Safari: Printing Nicely Formatted Articles with Reader" The Mac Observer 7:31 AM
  • "Use Single User Mode To Solve Wonky Mac OS X Issues [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 11:48 AM
  • "Create A Photo Collage On A Mac For Free" Mac 360 7:22 AM
  • "How To Clean, Repair, And Optimize Your Mac" NoodleMac 7:22 AM
  • "Add Liquid To Your Mac To Make It Work Better" Mac 360 7:22 AM
Press Releases
  • "Football Manager 2014 announced for Mac, pre-order for early beta access" iMore 7:22 PM
  • "Redway 3D rendering API is new for the Mac platform joining others such as Lightworks" Architosh 1:34 PM
  • "Mac Dashboard: WidgetTV 3 Rewritten, Adds TWiT and More Channels" FairerPlatform 11:51 AM
  • "Yojimbo 4 gains sync, but eschews iCloud" Macworld 11:47 AM
  • "MaBaSoft releases Currency Assistant 3.1.9" MaBaSoft 8:18 AM
  • "CrossOver 12.5 brings major under-the-hood advances for Windows apps in OS X" MacWindows 8:13 AM
  • "WideStep Releases Elite Keylogger for Mac OS X" prMac 7:24 AM
  • "Coppertino Introduces VOX 1.0 Audio Player For Mac" prMac 7:24 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple plunges to No. 79 on Forbes innovative companies ranking: Google ranks higher at No. 47, but Microsoft doesn't even make the list" Computerworld 4:17 PM
  • "Apple's September 10 iPhone Reveal Set to Disrupt a Bunch of Other Tech Events" AllThingsD 3:14 PM
  • "Roku beats Apple TV in owner engagement as video streaming device market picks up" AppleInsider 6:44 PM
  • "Where do iPhones come from? The facts of Apple life" BetaNews 10:25 AM
  • "Infographic: the iPhone supply and manufacturing chain" iDownload Blog 10:25 AM
  • "Money spent on apps to hit $75 billion by 2017" T3 7:49 AM
  • "Smartphones outsell feature phones for first time in Q2, Gartner says: Smartphones accounted for a majority of phone sales thanks to growth in the Asia Pacific region" IDG News Service 7:46 AM
  • "Smart finally beats dumb, but while smartphones rise Apple's share falls" 9 to 5 Mac 8:14 AM
  • "Samsung still crushing Apple in world's top smartphone market" BGR 8:15 AM
  • "Peak Apple: Samsung hits DOUBLE the market share of iPhones/Lowest ever iThing prices can't close gap on Apple's arch-rivals" The Register 1:42 PM
  • "Pandora: iTunes Radio will be great: for Pandora/iTunes Radio will spur more people to digital radio from broadcast radio, not from Pandora to Apple, the company's financial chief says. However, Pandora's international horizon remains dim by comparison." CNET News 10:33 AM
  • "Apple buys social TV startup after it shut down" GigaOM 11:47 AM
  • "Apple acquires video discovery startup" TechnologyTell 8:15 AM
  • "Apple purchases content aggregator, may be planning new features for Apple TV services" O'Grady's PowerPage 10:51 AM
  • "Korean Government Initiates the 'Korean Steve Jobs' Project" Patently Apple 8:12 AM
  • "iPhone 5c cases available to buy on Amazon" T3 7:49 AM
  • "02 reveals UK pricing tiers ahead of long-anticipated 4G LTE network launch" O'Grady's PowerPage 10:46 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "47% Of Doctors Use Smartphone, Tablet And PC: More clinicians than ever are 'digital omnivores,' using smartphones, tablets, and computers for clinical work, survey says." InformationWeek 4:04 PM
  • "Ransomware Spreads To Mobile Devices" Forbes 3:50 PM
  • "Google StreetView quits the street to capture UK history" Computerworld 3:07 PM
  • "Samsung Hennessy is official: a dual-screen flip-phone with a quad-core CPU" Engadget 8:03 AM
  • "83% of UK Facebook users like to do it on the phone (or tablet)" The Next Web 7:55 AM
  • "2013 iPhone Photography Awards showcase some stunning photos" 9 to 5 Mac 8:50 AM
  • "ACM 217: iOS 7's Skeuomorphism and Apple's iPhone Launch Plans" The Mac Observer 8:18 PM
  • "TUAW TV Live: Stormy weather episode" TUAW 4:10 PM
  • "The MacJury Covers Open vs. Closed, iOS vs. Android, Cable vs. Cord-Cutting and More" MacVoices 10:15 AM
  • "iMore today: iOS vs. Android, Icahn buys into Apple, and Apple buys" iMore 9:39 AM
  • "Podcast: Steve Jobs is coming soon to a theater near you" Macworld 8:50 AM
  • "Myke Hurley on the History and Future of Podcasting" Mactuts+ 8:12 AM
  • "iPhone 5S Photos: New leak might point to fingerprint scanner" BGR 3:15 PM
  • "Another supposed iPhone 5S rear shell shows modified Home button design" iDownload Blog 9:25 AM
  • "Alleged iPhone 5S back panel indicates redesigned home button" Electronista 9:41 AM
  • "iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C to be most successful Apple launch ever, says analyst: An analyst has said that he expects Apple's upcoming iPhones to set a new record for the company" Macworld UK 7:58 AM
  • "Some good iPhone 5C packaging/presentation mockups hit the web" 9 to 5 Mac 8:14 AM
  • "Hands-on clip of alleged yellow iPhone 5C shell" iDownload Blog 8:18 AM
  • "Back Housing Of The Rumored Yellow 'iPhone 5C' Makes Video Debut" AppAdvice 8:02 AM
  • "iPhone 5C Video: iPhone 5C compared to iPhone 5 on video" BGR 9:41 AM
  • "Is This Proof The iPhone 5S Will Come In White & Gold? [Image] Cult of Mac 11:48 AM
  • "Apple plans to deliver content based on the prediction of user interest" AppleDailyReport 7:58 AM
  • "Apple Computers: Troubleshooting the slot-loading SuperDrive" Apple Support 5:09 PM
  • "Apple releases AirPort Base Station and Time Capsule firmware update" TUAW 8:12 AM
  • "iBooks and iBooks Store: Parental Controls in iOS 6" Apple Support 11:50 AM
  • "Choosing an iOS backup method (Should I use iTunes or iCloud to back up my iOS device?)" Apple Support 11:49 AM
  • "Apple TV (2nd and 3rd generation): Purchasing and viewing TV shows" Apple Support 11:48 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "What the Block?! For iPhone And iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:51 AM
  • "Strength in Numbers For iPhone And iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $1.99)" Apple Sliced 8:51 AM
  • "Bézier For iPhone And iPad Is Free Today (Was $2.99)" Apple Sliced 8:51 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:27 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:27 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:27 AM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 9 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 8:13 AM

  • "MacBook Air vs Windows laptops: which is best? We compare Apple's MacBook Air to the best Windows Ultrabooks" Macworld UK 10:25 AM
  • "Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (2013) review: Updated/With what is pretty much an all-day battery and the latest, super-fast flash storage this could be the ultimate portable laptop" Macworld UK 8:17 AM
  • "Apple MacBook Air 11-inch (2013) review: Updated/The 11in MacBook Air is as light as it gets without sacrificing power and usability" Macworld UK 8:17 AM
  • "Samsung SSD 840 EVO 250GB & 1TB Drives Tested" HotHardware 11:32 AM
  • "LifeProof Nüüd iPhone 5 Case Review" AppAdvice 8:02 AM
  • "Review: MiSnap Remote Control for Apple Devices" Run Around Tech 8:13 AM
  • "Review: Brave New World a must-have for Civilization V fans" Macworld 3:13 PM
  • "Napoleon: Total War review - Plenty of challenge for fans of historical warfare/My, my – at Waterloo Napoleon did surrender..." Macworld UK 8:18 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "'Plants vs. Zombies 2' review: a leaf to the past/EA goes free-to-play without soiling the experience" The Verge 4:17 PM
  • "Compile A Movie Of Your Life From Daily Photos & Videos On Android, iOS With '1 Second Everyday'" AddictiveTips 8:12 AM
  • "Loop – Social Polling: decision-making now is someone else's job" iDownload Blog 8:17 AM
  • "Appidemic: Roundhouse for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch" TechnologyTell 8:16 AM
  • "Disney Animated Review" Mac|Life 3:15 PM
  • "Geometry Dash Review: Geometry Dash provides all of the challenge expected from an 'impossible' game while also making it more accessible to newcomers." 148Apps 3:17 PM
  • "Chillaxian – Relaxing While Rocking The Old School" Apple'n'Apps 4:09 PM
  • "Ultima Forever: Quest for the Avatar Review/Ultima Forever: Quest for the Avatar is a fun online hack 'n slash that unfortunately lets its monetization play too big of a role in the game." 148Apps 8:23 AM
  • "Righteous Kill 2: Revenge Of The Poet Killer Review/Entertaining enough if somewhat uninspired, Righteous Kill 2 is a fairly straight-forward hidden object style game." 148Apps 9:26 AM
  • "Dragons of Atlantis: Heirs of the Dragon Review/Here's a game where players build things, fight other players, and raise dragons!" 148Apps 10:53 AM
  • "How to get iOS 7 styled parallax wallpaper on your iPhone" iDownload Blog 11:47 AM
  • "PadGadget's DIY iPad Project Spotlight: Martha Stewart's Camp-Inspired Leather iPad Sleeve" PadGadget 9:39 AM
  • "Four Ways to Overhaul Your iPhone's Lock Screen" Lifehacker 8:22 AM
  • "Quick Tip: How to watch Google Play video purchases on iOS" GigaOM 11:46 AM
  • "Now Is The Best Time To Sell Your Old iPhone" AppAdvice 10:26 AM
  • "12 Useful Online Services And Apps For Students" Digital Trends 7:51 AM
  • "Fact or fiction: Nine iPhone and iPad battery-saving techniques tested" Macworld 7:42 AM
  • "iCloud Beta, Find my iPhone and Maps Data" eXtensions 9:23 PM
  • "Why iPhone 4C didn't make sense but iPhone 5C just might" iMore 5:20 PM
  • "Is Apple Doomed Without Steve Jobs, as Larry Ellison Predicts? Oracle's CEO predicts Apple's demise without Steve Jobs, but what does this billionaire know?" PC Magazine 3:50 PM
  • "Samsung Plans To Upstage The iPhone 5S By Announcing An iWatch-Killer And A New Giant Phone On September 4" Business Insider 3:19 PM
  • "Life After Siri: Nuance's Uphill Climb To Being Your Digital Assistant" Forbes 11:36 AM
  • "The case for a lower-cost iPhone 5C – plus what Apple's iPhone lineup and prices may look like this autumn" MacDailyNews 1:33 PM
  • "'iPhone 5S:' All The Features You Can Expect From Apple's New Phone" The Huffington Post 10:46 AM
  • "Tim Cook Needs To Hit Ignore When Carl Icahn Calls Back" Forbes 10:51 AM
  • "Can Someone At Apple Please Tell Tim Cook That He Doesn't Have To Waste Time Talking To Investors?" Business Insider 9:40 AM
  • "Apple Inc. Would Be in Trouble With or Without Steve Jobs"  Minyanville 8:44 AM
  • "The difference between iOS and Android developers and why it's not just a numbers game" iMore 8:16 AM
  • "Apple's Newest Purchase Could Help It Reinvent TV"  Fast Company 10:53 AM
  • "Why Apple TV Is a Cord-Cutter's Gateway Drug"  AllThingsD 8:16 AM
  • "The Apple TV Is Cutting A Lot Of Cable Cords" Cult of Mac 8:02 AM
  • "All-time classic iPad games: 6 iOS games you need to have played/Here are six of the best games ever released for iPad and iPhone" Macworld UK 7:57 AM
  • "What We Know So Far About the New iPhone: Here's a roundup of the latest speculation about what the new iPhone will be like" U.S. News & World Report 7:42 AM
  • "What Apple's Latest Acquisition Says About the Future of Apple TV" Gizmodo 7:33 AM
  • "The iPodification Of Apple's iPhone" Mac 360 7:21 AM
  • "Artist pranks LA Best Buy stores with 'useless' gadget: Five Best Buy stores unknowingly played host to a thought-provoking art exhibit that questions our obsession with gadgets." CNET News 5:58 PM
  • "Texting, Tweeting, Social Networking, And Driving A Lethal Combination – The 'Book Mystique" MacPrices 1:34 PM
  • "Received a badly formatted email on your mobile? 75 percent of you will delete it" BetaNews 8:15 AM
  • "'Breaking Bad' and 'Mad Men' photographer warns that digital cameras can be 'too clear'" The Verge 8:11 AM
  • "Yes, Gmail Users Have Some Privacy. Here's What You Can Expect" TechCrunch 1:37 PM
  • "Does Gmail's tarted-up tab makeover bust anti-spam laws?" The Register 8:27 AM
  • "Oh Google. Of course email users expect privacy — you promised it to them." GigaOM 8:17 AM
  • "Gmail: You weren't really expecting privacy, were you? The Internet is in a panic over a Google legal brief that claims Gmail users have no expectation of privacy when they use the service. Good headline, but let's be honest: that's the entire point of Gmail." CNET News 7:33 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Flipboard Updates iOS App With GIF Support" TechCrunch 4:15 PM
  • "Flipboard enables gifs, top stories for iOS devices: The news magazine app now has gifs. Go crazy, Apple device users. Plus, it puts the newest, most popular stories at the top of each section." CNET News 4:05 PM
  • "Asphalt 8 To Go Airborne Next Week, August 22nd" 148Apps 3:50 PM
  • "iOS Game of Hit TV Show 'Falling Skies' Expected to Launch this Holiday Season" PadGadget 3:16 PM
  • "'Plants vs. Zombies 2' Launching Worldwide this Week According to Facebook Post" Touch Arcade 1:44 PM
  • "It's About Time: Plants Vs. Zombies 2 Will Hit The App Store Tomorrow" AppAdvice 1:39 PM
  • "PhotoSync 2.0 Gets New User Interface, Over 50 New Features" iClarified 11:09 AM
  • "Yelp for iOS Updated - Now You Can Post Reviews Directly From the App (Wait, What?)" MacTrast 10:51 AM
  • "Your Busted Apple MagSafe Cords Power These Clever Lamps" Gizmodo 10:51 AM
  • "Chronos, The Quantified Self App Without The Financial Commitment, Relaunches With Version 2.0" TechCrunch 10:46 AM
  • "NBC streaming English Premier League football games via NBC Sports Live Extra app" TUAW 10:26 AM
  • "Drync, The 'Shazam for Wine' Launches In App Store" AppAdvice 9:40 AM
  • "Judging An iPhone By Its Cover: Out Of Print Launches New 'Literary' iPhone 5 Cases" AppAdvice 9:40 AM
  • "Pocket Gems Launches Animal Voyage: Island Adventure on Both iOS and Android in Nine Languages Worldwide" Business Wire 8:29 AM
  • "HOB Introduces HOBLink iWT: an Apple iPad App for Secure Remote Access" Business Wire 8:29 AM
  • "Disney's New Infinity App Let's Users Build Worlds on their iPad and Play them on Xbox, PlayStation or Wii" PadGadget 11:47 AM
  • "Disney Infinity Crosses the Platforms: 'Toy Box' Mode Will Work Across Four Consoles and the iPad" AllThingsD 8:26 AM
  • "Pocket Casts 4.0 To Launch Alongside Apple's iOS 7 Next Month" AppAdvice 8:23 AM
  • "The iPhone Apps to make your holiday better" Telegraph 8:23 AM
  • "The eleMount is a premium surface mount for your iPhone and iPad" iDownload Blog 8:17 AM
  • "The mobile app life cycle: moving beyond device security" GigaOM 8:16 AM
  • "Enjoy buying movies and TV from Google Play? Here's how to watch them on your iOS device!" iMore 8:16 AM
  • "Sphero 2.0 Brings Improved Speeds and Apps to Your Favorite Robot Ball" LAPTOP Magazine 8:13 AM
  • "A Ton of New iOS Games Just Hit the New Zealand App Store" Touch Arcade 8:12 AM
  • "Vaavud Wind-O-Meter Measures, Magically, With Magnets" Cult of Mac 8:02 AM
  • "Jackery Air, The Lightweight, High-Power Battery Pack For Your iPhone" Cult of Mac 8:02 AM
  • "AccessIO Brings All Your iMac's Ports To The Front [Kickstarter] Cult of Mac 8:02 AM
  • "Vevo scores AirPlay video support on iOS" Engadget 8:01 AM
  • "Vevo For iOS Adds AirPlay Support For Vevo TV Ahead Of Apple TV App Launch" AppAdvice 8:01 AM
  • "Slick iPhone email app Dispatch gets support for Evernote Reminders and TextExpander" The Next Web 7:55 AM
  • "Best street food in Britain? This nifty little iPhone app helps you find it." The Next Web 7:55 AM
  • "23 Adorkable Wedding Rings for Geeks in Love" Mashable 7:53 AM
  • "Google is killing Google+ Messenger on iOS and Android in favor of Hangouts" The Next Web 7:53 AM
  • "Sphero 2.0 Is Twice As Fast, Agile, And Awesome" TechCrunch 7:36 AM
  • "Spiri Is A Programmable Quadcopter That Lets Developers Focus On Building Airborne Apps" TechCrunch 7:36 AM
  • "Accumulator Tracker 2.0 - Track your football bets Live (iAccumulator)" prMac 10:26 AM
  • "Journaling app brings beautiful digital journals to iOS" prMac 7:25 AM
  • "Sage Fusion 2 Released Today by Kidalang" prMac 7:25 AM
  • "Yo Ho Ho, a Bottle of Rum, and the Best Strategy with Pirates" prMac 7:24 AM
  • "iDelete 1.0 Free for iOS - Shred/Remove Temp Files, Improve Speed/Safety" prMac 7:24 AM
  • "Editors' Choice App Halftone 2 Adds iPhone Compatibility" prMac 7:24 AM
  • "Those Days Adds iCloud Support, Daily Journaling To Feature List" prMac 7:24 AM
  • "Yarr! Kingdom of Pirates hits the App Store" prMac 7:24 AM
  • "Popular Fuel Economy Calculator App Comes To iPad" prMac 7:24 AM
  • "Disector 2.0 for iOS - Research App Enables Mobile Image Analysis" prMac 7:24 AM
  • "Balanced is a to-do list for your body and soul" prMac 7:24 AM
Computer Industry
  • "How the Final Dell Deal Talks Went Down: Michael Dell was pushed by his company's special committee to put up $75 million personally to get his deal for Dell done amid the frantic last-minute negotiations last month, according to the latest filing from the company." WSJ Blogs 9:30 AM
  • "Full Dell Letter to Shareholders Announcing Special Meeting To Reconvene September 12" Benzinga 9:32 AM
  • "Dell Files Amended Schedule 13E-3 Form In Go Private Transaction Ahead of Shareholder Vote" Benzinga 9:32 AM
  • "Dell brings forward second-quarter results release to Thursday" Reuters 5:34 PM
  • "Lawyers sue Microsoft over Surface RT 'unmitigated disaster': Lawsuit alleges that execs knew of the tablet's failure months before taking a massive write-off, deceiving investors" Computerworld 7:46 AM
  • "Microsoft online e-mail, storage services suffer from ongoing outage" Electronista 5:20 PM
  • "New York backs Microsoft with 120,000-seat Office 365 move" V3 7:51 AM
  • "IDC: Windows 8 touch PCs off to a rough start" BGR 8:15 AM
  • "Windows 8.1 reflects new reality for Microsoft releases: Microsoft is making the Windows sausage differently these days. And that impacts everything from how products are tested to how they're launched and updated." CNET News 10:25 AM
  • "Windows 8.1 to roll out October 18: The free update will kick off in New Zealand, says Microsoft." CNET News 8:50 AM
  • "Microsoft Sets October 17 Release Date for Windows 8.1" Associated Press 3:17 PM
  • "Microsoft announces Windows 8.1 rollout to start in October" V3 9:40 AM
  • "Windows 8.1 digital download will be released October 17, full retail launch October 18" PCWorld 9:40 AM
  • "Windows 8.1 will start rolling out to users on October 18" The Next Web 8:49 AM
  • "Windows 8.1 Ships in October" AllThingsD 10:37 AM
  • "Microsoft fixes critical flaws in Internet Explorer, Exchange Server and Unicode Scripts Processor" V3 7:52 AM
  • "Microsoft Patch Tuesday: The '90s called. It wants its 'Ping of Death' back" The Register 8:27 AM
  • "Optional Microsoft security updates block MD5 certificates and shore up Remote Desktop" IDG News Service 8:22 AM
  • "Microsoft moves to block MD5 certificates and improve RDP authentication: Windows optional security updates restrict use of MD5-based certificates and improve Remote Desktop Protocol network-level authentication" IDG News Service 7:46 AM
  • "HP Software-Defined Storage Platform Improves Agility of Virtualized Environments" ITBusinessEdge 9:33 AM
  • "HP Slate 8 Pro surfaces through benchmark, has Tegra 4 CPU and 8' 1,6001,200 touchscreen" Unwired View 9:34 AM
  • "Is HP testing a new Android tablet?" TabTimes 9:33 AM
  • "Intel's Venture Capital Arm Invests $8.8M in Indian Data Center Startup" CIO 9:35 AM
  • "Intel: The PC Market Isn't a Train Wreck. No Really" AllThingsD 11:09 AM
  • "Intel Gets LTE-A Smarts With Fujitsu Buy" Light Reading 9:35 AM
  • "AMD Announces Never Settle Forever Bundle, Introduces Selectable Rewards" AnandTech 8:14 AM
  • "AMD and Intel Increase Share of Graphics Market in Q2" Maximum PC 9:34 AM
  • "Oracle chief Larry Ellison defends PRISM as 'essential' but calls Google 'evil'" V3 7:52 AM
  • "Cisco's Q4 Results Beat Street Expectations, but Not by Much" AllThingsD 3:50 PM
  • "Cisco revenue in line, investors await CEO comments" Reuters 3:50 PM
  • "Cisco cutting 4,000 jobs, CEO sees 'slow' progress" Reuters 5:54 PM
  • "Cisco drops 4% as solid quarter not good enough" CNNMoney 4:09 PM
  • "Cisco Clipped Despite Fourth-Quarter Earnings That Top Estimates" Forbes 3:50 PM
  • "Cisco Plans to Cut 4,000 Jobs Starting This Quarter" AllThingsD 4:14 PM
  • "Cisco to Cut 4,000 Jobs, Blames Weak Economic Recovery" [Paid Membership Required] 5:44 PM
  • "Cisco Said It Will Fire 4,000 People Next Year And The Stock Is Tanking After Hours" Business Insider 4:14 PM
  • "Cisco launches cloud-based wireless access point" CloudPro 9:28 AM
  • "Cisco gains seen on corporate IT uptick: Federal, telecommunications demand giving tech giant a boost" MarketWatch 8:41 AM
  • "IBM, universities partner on 'big data' skills training: Big data is currently the fastest growing category on jobs board" Computerworld New Zealand 5:18 PM
  • "IBM Inks $1B Cloud Deal With Interior Department" TechWeb News 9:17 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple Shares Hit $500 Again, Representing A Massive $100 Billion Market Cap Gain In 48 Days" TechCrunch 1:37 PM
  • "Apple Inc. stock recaptures $500 as Carl Icahn shows support, hype for new iPhones builds" AppleInsider 11:47 AM
  • "Apple Stock Hits $500 for First Time in More Than 6 Months" Mashable 11:46 AM
  • "AAPL hits $500 for the first time since January following Icahn investment" 9 to 5 Mac 11:46 AM
  • "Apple shares break through $500 level" MarketWatch 11:37 AM
  • "Wednesday's movers: Apple reclaims $500-mark" MarketWatch 11:36 AM
  • "Hold On Before You Chase Icahn Into Apple" Forbes 4:09 PM
  • "Apple nears $500. Thanks, Carl Icahn!" CNNMoney 10:51 AM
  • "Ichan takes a bite out of Apple" CNBC Video 8:42 AM
  • "Cramer: Add Carl Icahn to Apple's Board" CNBC Video 8:43 AM
  • "Carl Icahn's Apple Stake, The Tweet And The Efficient Markets Hypothesis" Forbes 8:32 AM
  • "Apple's Market Value Increases By $17 Billion With Tweet" The NYSE Bulletin 9:31 AM
  • "Apple: Beware Riding Icahn's Coattails" Seeking Alpha 8:43 AM
  • "Apple/Icahn: High-hanging fruit" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 3:18 PM
  • "Carl Icahn purchase adds to signs of renewed momentum at Apple" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:26 AM
  • "IPhone Fingerprint Reader Talk Boosting Biometric Stocks" Bloomberg 8:14 AM
  • "Foxconn mulls solar panels, sticking Apple where sun doesn't shine" The Register 8:22 AM
  • "Tiger Global Sold All Of Its Apple And Google Shares In Q2" Business Insider 1:45 PM
  • "An Apple ETF With a Global Kicker" ETF Trends 8:40 AM
Industry News
  • "Tech Stocks: Zynga execs resign, Apple extends gains/Executive upheaval at online gamer; Apple shares close in on $500" MarketWatch 3:15 PM
  • "Wall Street falls on uncertainty about Fed's next move" Reuters 4:18 PM
  • "Stocks Fall as Macy's Cuts Send Jitters Through Market" TheStreet 4:19 PM
  • "Stocks dip as investors focus on Fed and Apple" CNNMoney 4:19 PM
  • "Stock Futures Lower After Tame Inflation Data" FOXBusiness 8:37 AM
  • "Stocks Post Broad Declines" [Paid Membership Required] 4:19 PM
  • "Stocks seen holding steady in summer lull" CNNMoney 8:36 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Japan stocks end higher; China car shares gain/Commonwealth Bank drops in Sydney; other Australian banks rise" MarketWatch 8:37 AM
  • "Europe Markets: European stocks waver after euro-zone GDP data/European stock markets struggled for direction on Wednesday, as investors digested second-quarter GDP data from the euro zone that showed the region has emerged from recession." MarketWatch 8:37 AM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at the close of trading" Associated Press 5:54 PM

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