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MacSurfer's Archive: Thursday, August 15, 2013


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Monday Highlights: Lawsuits, legal issues abound today, jurists deliberate Apple vs. Samsung award; Ben Lovejoy thinks Apple will, and should, lose the patent trial vs. Samsung; Powerbeats headphone lawsuit vs Apple given go ahead by judge; Cupertino looking to "squeeze extra taxes out of Apple"; Apple removing CallKit apps from China App Store; meanwhile, in the UK, Google faces possible $4.3 billion lawsuit over iPhone privacy; Apple drops a spot in Fortune 500, from 3 to 4; TeenSafe app compromised, thousands of Apple IDs exposed; former Siri speech scientist at Apple now working for Microsoft; and "Don't be evil" no longer part of Google's code of conduct; Apple Gazette opines on MacBook Pro keyboard lawsuit.

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  • "Apple IPhone Antitrust Complaint Dismissed by U.S. Judge" ["The plaintiffs failed to prove 'collective allegations that they have been deprived of lower cost alternatives, paid higher prices for Apple-approved applications, or had their iPhones disabled or destroyed,' Gonzalez wrote. 'At a minimum, plaintiffs must allege facts showing that each named plaintiff has personally suffered an injury-in-fact based on Apple's alleged conduct.'"]  Bloomberg 6:53 PM
  • "App Store monopoly lawsuit tossed, for now: A case accusing Apple of running a monopoly with its App Store has been dismissed, but could be filed again." CNET News 6:53 PM
  • "Why Apple's CEO May Want to Think Twice About a Buyback: Bigger stock buybacks like the one Carl Icahn is urging Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook to adopt don't always have the desired effect." Bloomberg 8:30 AM
  • "Icahn Buys $1.5 Billion Stake in Apple, Next Move Uncertain" The VAR Guy 8:32 AM
  • "Billionaires Help Boost Apple Shares" ABCNews 8:16 AM
  • "Isaacson on Apple after Steve Jobs" CNBC Video 9:32 AM
  • "The Low-Cost iPhone, Not Stock Buybacks, Can Show Wall Street Apple Has A Future"  Forbes 8:15 AM
  • "Why iOS 7 is Apple's most important upgrade yet for enterprise developers"  VentureBeat 10:00 AM
  • "Apple Acquired Matcha Because It Got The Recommendation Recipe Right" TechCrunch 6:48 PM
  • "Apple may have missed out on buying Twitter" CNBC 8:33 AM
  • "Apple's E-Book Damages Trial Set to Begin in May" [Paid Membership Required] 2:28 PM
  • "How much will Apple cough for ebook conspiracy? Trial starts May 2014" The Register 7:24 AM
  • "Apple e-book judge: 'I don't need to go into that further'/Judge Cote makes short work of Apple's list of nine evidentiary 'errors.'" Fortune 8:15 AM
  • "Samsung tries to relitigate pinch-to-zoom infringement, Apple's autocomplete patent reexamined" Foss Patents 8:05 AM
  • "Bug in Mountain Lion Mail Still Sends Replies Using Incorrect Accounts" Kirkville 8:03 AM
  • "Apple Pages '09 review: Which is the best word processor program for Mac? iWork's word processor compared to Microsoft Word, OpenOffice and Google Docs, in our updated Pages '09 review for 2013" Macworld UK 11:45 AM
  • "Mac Gems: Launchpad Manager will make you actually use OS X's Launchpad" Macworld 8:03 AM
  • "Get pngcrush for Mac OS X with or without Xcode" OS X Daily 8:55 PM
  • "Getting started with iPhoto" Macworld 8:03 AM
  • "Timeline Markers in Final Cut Pro X: August 15" FCPXtv 7:12 AM
  • "Listen Different: Add Silence to your iTunes and iPod Playlists" Kirkville 8:18 AM
  • "Youtube videos to an iOS device." LifeHelp 9:30 AM
  • "Quick Tip: 5 Ways to Enhance the Way You Use Dictation" Mactuts+ 8:17 AM
  • "How to take a screenshot in Mac OS X" iMore 6:47 PM
  • "iTunes Tips: Save iTunes Store Bookmarks, and Prevent Safari from Redirecting to the iTunes Store" Kirkville 8:03 AM
  • "Access Mission Control Desktop Spaces Quickly With Just The Trackpad [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 8:17 AM
  • "This Is The Better Way To Take And Manage Notes On A Mac" TeraTalks 7:15 AM
  • "In The Age Of Streaming Movies, What Can You Do With Your DVDs? Rip Them To Your Mac" Mac 360 7:16 AM
  • "How To Slice And Dice Photos To Create A Unique Collage Image On A Mac, And Get Change From A Dollar" McSolo 7:16 AM
  • "Try Free Toolbox Apps For Pages And Keynote" Mac 360 7:15 AM
Press Releases
  • "Clipr 2.0 adds web access to clipboard history with Pro upgrade" Engadget 7:38 AM
  • "SniperSpy Mac Spy Software Adds Webcam and Microphone Surveillance" prMac 7:26 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "iOS Still Steamrolling Android in Tablet App Race" PC Magazine 2:31 PM
  • "The Apple App Store's total revenue grew by 15% between February and July 2013" TUAW 9:14 PM
  • "Apple Releases New App Store Review Guidelines with Updated Rules for Kids Apps, Gambling Apps" MacRumors 7:43 AM
  • "Apple Says Apps For New Users Under 13 In iOS 7 Can't Use Behavioral Ads Or Link Out Without Parent Permission" TechCrunch 7:43 AM
  • "Apple's new App review guidelines strengthen protection for children & clamp down on gambling" 9 to 5 Mac 7:55 AM
  • "Apple App Review Guidelines Updated With More Child Protections" PC Magazine 10:01 AM
  • "Apple adds new rules on children's apps to iOS developer guidelines: Apps for under-13s must avoid behavioral advertising, include a privacy policy and get parental permission for in-app purchases and outbound links" The Guardian 9:48 PM
  • "Apple Tightens App Store Rules On Kids' Data: Faced with broader federal rules to protect children's privacy online, Apple requires developers to treat kids' data more carefully." InformationWeek 9:18 PM
  • "Remotely Assembled Malware Blows Past Apple's Screening Process/Research unmasks a weakness of Apple's App Store: new apps apparently are tested for only a few seconds before approval." Technology Review 3:36 PM
  • "Your iPhone uses more energy than a refrigerator: And smartphone energy consumption is only going to increase" The Week 11:43 AM
  • "Smartphone Sales Grew 46.5 Percent in Second Quarter of 2013 and Exceeded Feature Phone Sales for First Time – Gartner" MacPrices 2:23 PM
  • "Structures getting demolished as Apple Campus 2 guts the remains of HP" AppleInsider 7:52 AM
  • "Half of top iPad apps either unavailable or not optimized on Android, says Canalys" DigiTimes 7:35 AM
  • "New iPhone, 4G technology may mean Apple, China Mobile tie-up closer" Reuters 7:26 AM
  • "China Mobile has 15 Handsets Set for 4G as Apple Talks Continue" Bloomberg 8:29 AM
  • "China Mobile chairman: Talks with Apple 'still ongoing'" CNET News 8:31 AM
  • "China Mobile Exercises Sway in 4G Standards" [Paid Membership Required] 9:15 PM
  • "New iPhones Could Finally Enable A Lucrative Deal Between Apple And China Mobile" Cult of Mac 2:32 PM
  • "Compare us to Amazon not Apple, says red hot Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi" The Next Web 7:44 AM
  • "CEO Of 'China's Apple' Is Insulted By Comparison To Apple -- Says They're More Like Google Or Amazon" Business Insider 7:56 AM
  • "5,600 iPhones are stolen every month in London" The Inquirer 8:40 AM
  • "Apple earbuds kept in place by tiny Canadian firm's invention" Toronto Star 8:37 AM
  • "Photos: PopCap's Zombies take over the Space Needle" GeekWire 10:12 AM
  • "The Twiggy Mac Lives! The Quest to Resurrect The World's Oldest Macintosh" Cult of Mac 8:17 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Microsoft's 45-inch touchscreen costs $150" CNNMoney 10:00 AM
  • "World's top PC vendor now sells more smartphones and tablets than PCs" BGR 7:48 AM
  • "Samsung will reportedly release its smartwatch along with its Galaxy Note III on September 4" The Next Web 7:44 AM
  • "Devices Connect with Borrowed TV Signals, and Need No Power Source" Technology Review 7:44 AM
  • "Live @ 10 PM ET - iPhone event, Mac Pro Benchmarks, Apple Watering down Pro, Geocaching" Insanely Great Mac 7:09 PM
  • "MacBreak Weekly 363: The iPhone Outie" iMore 8:06 AM
  • "iOS 7 beta 6 rolls out, 13.5MB update fixes issues with iTunes in the Cloud" 9 to 5 Mac 8:54 PM
  • "Apple pushes out sixth beta of iOS 7 to developers" CNET News 8:54 PM
  • "Apple Unexpectedly Seeds iOS 7 Beta 6 to Developers, Update Fixes Issue With iTunes in the Cloud [Updated] MacRumors 8:54 PM
  • "Apple seeds iOS 7 beta 6 with fix for iTunes in the Cloud issue" iDownload Blog 8:54 PM
  • "iOS 7 Beta 6 Download Available for Developers" OS X Daily 8:54 PM
  • "Full change log for iOS 7 beta 6" BGR 8:54 PM
  • "Apple to release iOS 7 beta 6 next week, start sending GM to partners September 5th" BGR 9:20 AM
  • "Report: Apple releasing iOS 7 GM on Sept. 5 to employees/carriers, developers on Sept. 10" 9 to 5 Mac 9:34 AM
  • "iPad Mini Retina display production like last year's model" CNET News 7:50 AM
  • "Retina iPad Mini Display Production Levels Appear Set to Match Last Year's Model" MacRumors 2:31 PM
  • "Apple's 'iPhone 5S' fleshed out ahead of expected fall announcement" AppleInsider 9:15 PM
  • "New Apple iPhone Not Expected To Have Many Changes" USA Today 8:35 AM
  • "Could the next iPhone be an eye-tracking phone?" ZDNet 8:16 AM
  • "Coming Soon: The Slicker, Faster and – Maybe – Cheaper iPhone" The Exchange 7:34 AM
  • "The New Mac Pro Could Break 30,000 In Geekbench!" Cult of Mac 7:57 AM
  • "Apple seeking engineers in Taiwan" DigiTimes 8:39 AM
  • "Apple Hiring Engineers in Taiwan for Sensing System Hardware" Patently Apple 8:37 AM
  • "Apple Begins Recruiting Engineers in Taiwan for Various Positions" MacRumors 8:39 AM
  • "Safari Finally Going Retina, WebKit Adds srcset Attribute" FairerPlatform 10:01 AM
  • "Perfect Timing: The iMac's Introduction in May 1998" Low End Mac 8:17 AM
Apple Patent Applications
  • "Apple Redesigns MagSafe & Invents New Flexible Audio Connector" Patently Apple 7:14 AM
  • "Apple looks to patent NFC-based 'gifting' for iTunes, currently owned media" AppleInsider 7:45 AM
  • "Apple patent for media gifting involves NFC technology" AppleDailyReport 7:20 AM
  • "Apple Looking Into Device-To-Device Gifting Of Owned Digital Media Via NFC" TechCrunch 7:50 AM
  • "Apple Invents a Camera Design for Thinner iDevices using GRIN Technology plus a New Accessibility App Tailored for Chinese and Japanese Users" Patently Apple 2:23 PM
  • "Apple Reveals an Easier Way to Share Photos, Text & Videos" Patently Apple 9:20 AM
  • "Apple researching flexible headphone connectors to stop potential breakage" AppleInsider 7:51 AM
  • "Apple files patent to help visually impaired users" AppleDailyReport 7:21 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Hungry Lizards For iPhone And iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:53 AM
  • "Writer Rumble For iPhone And iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:53 AM
  • "Dark Slayer Ex For iPhone And iPad Is Free Today (Was $1.99)" Apple Sliced 8:53 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:28 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:28 AM

  • "Reviewing Jobs: One-of-a-kind innovator gets by-the-numbers biopic" Macworld 7:09 PM
  • "Ashton Kutcher explores the glamour and glitches of Steve Jobs" Reuters 8:14 AM
  • "Jobs Movie Review: A Sadly Appropriate Metaphor" Gizmodo 8:54 PM
  • "iPhone 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone comparison review – is the Samsung phone better than iPhone?" Macworld UK 8:20 AM
  • "Hardware Review: Western Digital My Book Thunderbolt Duo" Kirkville 8:03 AM
  • "NEC MultiSync EA294WMi review - 29in wide-aspect IPS LCD panel with LED backlight" Macworld UK 8:19 AM
  • "Leap motion app review: Sortee game for Mac OS X is sorta fun" AppleDailyReport 10:45 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Editorial for iPad is the new text editor to beat" The Verge 10:13 AM
  • "Reinventing iOS Automation: Editorial Review" MacStories 10:12 AM
  • "Editorial for iOS: A Better, Automated Way to Edit Text on Your iPad" Gizmodo 6:50 PM
  • "Viz review: how to quickly create clean and simple charts from your iPhone" iDownload Blog 7:57 AM
  • "Best Apps to stop smoking: iPhone & iPad apps to help you quit cigarettes" Macworld UK 7:49 AM
  • "Plants Vs. Zombies 2 Is Brain Eating Good" AppAdvice 8:54 PM
  • "Plants vs. Zombies 2 Review" Mac|Life 11:45 AM
  • "'Plants vs. Zombies 2' Is Even More Addicting Than the First [Review] Mashable 10:00 AM
  • "Plants vs. Zombies 2: Top 10 tips, hints, and cheats to pass levels faster" iMore 8:06 AM
  • "Plants vs. Zombies 2 Review: Who knew that zombies existed in every historic era? Don't miss out on this journey of epic proportions!" 148Apps 8:22 AM
  • "Plants vs Zombies 2: First look" TUAW 2:29 PM
  • "Righteous Kill 2: Revenge of the Poet Killer HD review" TechnologyTell 8:05 AM
  • "Asphalt 8: Airborne review - burn rubber in ways physics never intended" iMore 7:07 PM
  • "Hands-on with Gameloft's 'Asphalt 8' - Close To The Finish" Touch Arcade 8:19 AM
  • "Notograph App Review: Stop filling the iPhone's Camera Roll and Photo Stream with napkin notes, recipes, and parking signs, and use Notograph to capture and store everything in a separate and convenient location." 148Apps 2:28 PM
  • "Pixoban Review: Offering a familiar type of puzzle, Pixoban has the right idea but is let down by sloppy controls." 148Apps 2:29 PM
  • "TeeVee 2 Review: Keep track of your favorite TV shows!" 148Apps 10:12 AM
  • "Cognition: Episode 2 Review/Continuing the dark trend started by the first episode, Cognition: Episode 2 is a sometimes quite brutal serial killer focused adventure game." 148Apps 2:32 PM
  • "Pirate Legends TD Review: Defend a pirate ship on the high seas from waves of rowboats, windsurfers, and other nautical enemy contraptions." 148Apps 3:36 PM
  • "Gold Diggers Review: Taking a little while to get going, Gold Diggers is a fun if slow building Endless Digger." 148Apps 9:20 AM
  • "That's My Bag Review: Almost overwhelmingly varied, That's My Bag is quite the challenge despite its cute and simple concept." 148Apps 11:34 AM
  • "Using multiple iTunes accounts on an Apple TV" iLounge 10:45 AM
  • "Plants vs. Zombies 2 Pro-Tips: Sowing the Seeds of Success" 148Apps 10:45 AM
  • "Tell Siri who's who: 'Jason Snell is my boss'" Mac OS X Hints 8:18 AM
  • "Reality Absorption Field: From Passã© to Pastels" TUAW 7:04 PM
  • "Editorial, iPad Writing Re-Imagined — MacSparky" MacSparky 6:49 PM
  • "Apple Event: What to Expect on September 10" Tapscape 6:40 PM
  • "Here's Why You'll Be Hooked On Wearables By This Time Next Year" Forbes 2:32 PM
  • "Apple fourth on list of U.S. tech firms with biggest overseas profits" AppleDailyReport 2:27 PM
  • "Apple Needs to Be Bold With Cash: McNamee" Bloomberg TV 2:26 PM
  • "Apple 'Hostage' to Old Business Model, McNamee Says" Bloomberg TV 2:26 PM
  • "Why Apple iPads in your schools are essential learning tools" Computerworld 2:24 PM
  • "Samsung's Patent Infringement Strategy: Drag it Out" The Mac Observer 2:23 PM
  • "Apple falls on Forbes list of innovative companies" TUAW 11:45 AM
  • "The Macalope: Status quo at Gizmodo" Macworld 9:32 AM
  • "The Fight that Won't End: Damages Trial for Apple Ebook Conspiracy Set" The Mac Observer 9:21 AM
  • "Blackberry's time has passed, as will the iPhone's – such is the way" The Conversation 8:42 AM
  • "A cheap iPhone 5x? Fuggedaboutit!" CITEworld 2:23 PM
  • "Apple's Cheap iPhone Is Going To Be Much More Expensive Than You Think" Business Insider 8:30 AM
  • "It's the little things: The tiny changes that may make you fall in love with iOS 7"  TUAW 8:19 AM
  • "Steve Jobs Must Have Had the Worst Best Friend Ever: While Steve Jobs had an astounding number of amazing product introductions, his most important legacy is the creation of today's current Apple culture and defining vision: to elevate the product above all things, to build and create with maniacal passion. Jobs' greatest creation may very well turn out to be the company itself."  MacNewsWorld 8:18 AM
  • "The Man Who Saved Apple Isn't The Subject Of Major Motion Pictures" Forbes 8:17 AM
  • "Apple, Hate and Refreshments That Don't Come in a Cup" TheStreet 8:15 AM
  • "My iWatch Concept - Overview" dribble 7:49 AM
  • "More and more U.S. households using the Apple TV or other streaming media devices" AppleDailyReport 7:17 AM
  • "Battle of the Century: Carl Icahn vs. Tim Cook: Is This The Beginning Of The End For Apple?" Mac 360 7:14 AM
  • "The Microsoft Surface is (French) Toast" Tech.pinions 12:04 PM
  • "Apple stuns Google, unveils iGlass" Scoopertino 7:14 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Disney tries to revive its digital gaming with 'Disney Infinity'" CNET News 6:54 PM
  • "Flipboard for iOS Now Supports GIFs" PC Magazine 3:36 PM
  • "Back to school: Apple offers $200 college discount for Macs, $50 gift card for iOS devices" TUAW 2:28 PM
  • "Finish 2.0 Aims To Help Students Buckle Down And Stop Procrastinating" TechCrunch 11:46 AM
  • "Apple Design Award-winning Finish brings a host of updates to its deadline-based to-do list app" The Next Web 11:46 AM
  • "Finish for iPhone 2.0 introduces Kiip integration, more notifications, task times, and more" 9 to 5 Mac 11:34 AM
  • "Multitask Nation: ESPN Lets iPad Users Call Up Scores, Clips, While they Watch Live Video" AllThingsD 9:04 AM
  • "ESPN's WatchESPN iPad App Adds A Live Toolbar With Scores, Stats, And On-Demand Clips" TechCrunch 9:01 AM
  • "Punky Brewster's Family-Oriented Startup Moonfrye Launches Its First App For Kids" TechCrunch 9:01 AM
  • "'Minecraft - Pocket Edition' Gets Sun, Moon, And Stars In Latest Update" Touch Arcade 8:39 AM
  • "Forum Series brings Glenn Close, Steve Harvey to UA: Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak to give Knight Lecture" West Side Leader: Akron, OH 8:34 AM
  • "Viva El Presidente, a Ruler for All Eras! – Teaser Trailer Unveils 'Tropico 5'" Kalypso 8:20 AM
  • "After Nearly One Billion iOS Plays, Dots Game Heads to Android and Kindle Fire" AllThingsD 8:18 AM
  • "Perch's new iOS app aims to bring ambient video presence to the office" GigaOM 7:56 AM
  • "PopCap Launches Plants vs. Zombies 2 Worldwide: Highly Anticipated Sequel Available Now, Initially Exclusive To iPhone, iPad and iPod touch" Business Wire 8:57 AM
  • "Plants vs. Zombies 2 hits US App Store" 9 to 5 Mac 7:57 AM
  • "Plants vs. Zombies 2 now available for download" iDownload Blog 7:55 AM
  • "Plants vs. Zombies 2 now available in US iTunes Store" MacNN 7:55 AM
  • "Boing! Candy Crush Saga Creator King Soft-Launches Papa Pear Saga On iOS" AppAdvice 7:50 AM
  • "Notability 5.0 Is A Noteworthy Update, Adds iCloud Sync And Universal Support For iPhone" AppAdvice 7:50 AM
  • "Draw something? You can now doodle with on iPhone and iPod touch." The Next Web 7:44 AM
  • "The BBC launches CBeebies Playtime mobile app, letting kids play along with their favourite characters" The Next Web 7:44 AM
  • "BBC launches CBeebies Playtime app for iOS, Android and Kindle Fire (Video)" Engadget 7:38 AM
  • "Illumoscope Is An iPhone Macrophotography Accessory That Lets You View Your Inner Ears In Spelunking Detail" TechCrunch 7:34 AM
  • "Unique iOS game Pocket Land releases August 15th" prMac 6:49 PM
  • "MapCalculator - Measure Distance and Area on the map for iPad and iPhone" prMac 8:17 AM
  • "Baby's Day Out 1.0 for iOS - Fertility, Ovulation and Period Tracker" prMac 7:26 AM
  • "Duck Duck Moose Launches Moose Math" prMac 7:26 AM
  • "Passwarden 2.0 adds auto-login, in-app iOS browser" prMac 7:26 AM
  • "Prep for the SAT With Barron's Hot Words for the SAT iOS App from gWhiz" prMac 7:25 AM
  • "Laugh your lungs out - Best photo sharing app for all ages" prMac 7:25 AM
  • "Turn your iPhone into a Mobile Scanner for Free" prMac 7:25 AM
  • "Record any changes with Shape Chaser" prMac 7:25 AM
  • "Easy Pill 3.0 for iOS: Advanced Daily Pill Tracker and Reminder" prMac 7:25 AM
  • "Completing Your Moral Inventory with a Life Inventory iOS App" prMac 7:25 AM
  • "Amazing Monkey King 2.0 - Dangerous Journey Awaits in New Action Game" prMac 7:25 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Dell Profit Falls 72%; Sales Flat: Results Reflect Continued Decline of PC Market" [Paid Membership Required] 6:51 PM
  • "Dell's quarterly profit plummets amid buyout brawl" Reuters 6:56 PM
  • "Dell's 2Q Earnings Fall 72 Pct Amid PC Sales Slide" Associated Press 6:51 PM
  • "Dell earnings slide amid deal wrangle" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 6:51 PM
  • "Dell Reports Earnings After the Close" WSJ Blogs 8:06 AM
  • "Dealpolitik: Common Sense Approach to Dell's Voting Fight" WSJ Blogs 8:12 AM
  • "Dell fast-tracks quarterly results: Dell Inc plans to release quarterly results on Thursday, publishing the numbers almost a week earlier than anticipated." Reuters 8:12 AM
  • "Microsoft to push Surface tablets to businesses abroad via channel: Canada, France, Germany and the U.K. are some of the countries included in the program" IDG News Service 7:19 AM
  • "Microsoft Adds Business Vendors For Its Surface Project In 18 Countries Across Two Continents" TechCrunch 7:37 AM
  • "Microsoft's First Chip Brings Tank-Finding Design to Xbox" Bloomberg 8:10 AM
  • "Microsoft Blows Another Piece of the Xbox One's Launch With a Delay in Europe" Bloomberg 8:10 AM
  • "Microsoft yanks troublesome Exchange security patch: For the second month in a row, Microsoft has released, then withdrew, buggy software patches" Computerworld 7:20 AM
  • "Microsoft hires former Valve developer liaison to bolster Windows gaming" Engadget 7:25 AM
  • "Microsoft hires ex-Valve employee with heavy involvement in Steam" Electronista 7:24 AM
  • "Windows 8.1 to ship with Skype pre-installed" Engadget 11:51 AM
  • "Microsoft confirms Skype will be bundled with Windows 8.1" ZDNet 11:51 AM
  • "Microsoft still strugging to fix glitch: Microsoft restores Web access to SkyDrive and Contacts but admits fixing an issue with is 'taking longer than we hoped.'" CNET News 10:32 AM
  • "IBM Said to Be Paying More Than $800 Million to Buy Trusteer" Bloomberg 2:25 PM
  • "IBM says it will buy Trusteer, source says paying close to $1 billion" Reuters 6:56 PM
  • "IBM acquires security company Trusteer for a reported $1B" VentureBeat 8:55 PM
  • "IBM's Cloud Business: Ex-Employee Divulges Shortfalls" InformationWeek 10:53 AM
  • "IBM beefs up fraud prevention portfolio by buying Israel's Trusteer" GigaOM 7:26 AM
  • "IBM buys Trusteer, forms Israeli cybersecurity lab/Summary: IBM has purchased enterprise security firm Trusteer with the development of an Israel-based cybersecurity lab in mind." ZDNet 8:20 AM
  • "IBM to acquire endpoint security company Trusteer: IBM is also setting up a cybersecurity software lab in Israel" IDG News Service 7:18 AM
  • "IBM Buys Israel/US Cybersecurity Specialist Trusteer, Reportedly For Between $800M-$1B" TechCrunch 7:42 AM
  • "Cisco posts revenue, profit gains, continues push beyond networks: The company's revenue and profit were up compared with a lackluster Q4 2012" Computerworld 7:21 AM
  • "Cisco Cutting Jobs as Turnaround Hit by Sales Slowdown" Bloomberg 8:07 AM
  • "Cisco to slash 4,000 jobs in 'rebalancing' plan: The cuts will thin out middle management and shift resources to key businesses" Computerworld 7:20 AM
  • "Cisco's Chambers: We're Swimming In Profits, You're Fired" Forbes 8:08 AM
  • "Cisco CEO Reveals Some Stunning Numbers About The Slowdown Of Big Emerging Markets" Business Insider 8:08 AM
  • "Cisco might be down, but its fortunes (and market share) rise in the data center" GigaOM 10:39 AM
  • "Judge dismisses pension fund suit against HP, Hurd" Associated Press 8:12 AM
  • "AMD releases new dual core APU: Embedded with me dinner" TechEye 8:14 AM
  • "AMD's Never Settle Forever launched, bringing buyer choices" Hexus 8:15 AM
  • "AMD is the GPU war victor in Q2 according to John Peddie Research" VR-Zone 8:17 AM
  • "AMD, Intel Lead Struggling Graphics Chip Market" eWeek 8:14 AM
  • "Intel teases 1.6Tbps optical interconnect, asks us to forget about Light Peak" ExtremeTech 8:16 AM
  • "Ask the Experts: Intel's Aicha Evans Talks Wireless and Answers Your Questions" AnandTech 8:17 AM
  • "Intel and IDC Predict Stronger PC Sales in 2014 But Slow SSD Adoption Could Limit Growth" HotHardware 8:18 AM
  • "Worries Over Intel Are Overblown" The Street 8:09 AM
  • "Lenovo is the world's biggest PC maker, but its heart belongs to smartphones" Quartz 7:33 AM
  • "World's top PC vendor now sells more smartphones and tablets than PCs" BGR 7:19 AM
  • "Lenovo Sells More Mobiles Than PCs Now As It Rides High On Chinese Demand" TechCrunch 7:42 AM
  • "Smartphones and Tablets Outsell PCs at Lenovo" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:44 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "AAPL shareholders to receive dividends today" TUAW 11:35 AM
  • "Apple Going to $625" Nasdaq 9:34 AM
  • "Icahn reportedly invested over $1.5 billion in Apple, stake in company still less than 1%" TUAW 8:35 AM
  • "Apple a hedge fund target; Soros doubles stake" USA Today 8:31 AM
  • "Billionaire to the rescue: Apple stocks climb with new cash injection" Memeburn 7:49 AM
  • "How Apple Added $100-billion In Value" PixoBebo 7:14 AM
  • "The Apple of Icahn's Eye: Street Smart" Bloomberg TV 2:25 PM
  • "Apple is Among the Companies in the Computer Hardware Industry with the Best Relative Performance" FNN 8:34 AM
  • "Apple target raised to $525 from $475: RBC Capital" MarketWatch 8:15 AM
  • "RBC believes Apple Inc. could double $60B share buyback, ups price target to $525" AppleInsider 8:18 AM
  • "No Juice Left in Apple?" OptionPit 8:35 AM
Industry News
  • "Tech Stocks: Big Cisco losses lead broad tech slump/Networking giant's shares fall over 7% on plan to cut 4,000 jobs" MarketWatch 3:37 PM
  • "U.S. stock futures fall hard as yields spike: U.S. stock futures fell sharply Thursday and borrowing costs spiked after a deluge of economic data and disappointing results from Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Cisco Systems Inc." MarketWatch 3:37 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Tumble on Fears of Fed Tapering" TheStreet 3:37 PM
  • "Stock Futures Tumble Amid Dimmer Outlook, Rising Yields" FOXBusiness 8:02 AM
  • "Blue Chips Shed 225 Points: Fed Fears Send Stocks to Biggest Drop in 8 Weeks" [Paid Membership Required] 3:38 PM
  • "Asia Markets: Japan stocks slide, lead losses in Asia/Most Asian markets fell Thursday after a pullback on Wall Street, with Japanese stocks tumbling to give back some gains recorded in the last two days, while an increase in gold prices limited losses for Australian shares" MarketWatch 8:03 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks slide after five-day winning streak/European stock markets were on track to break a five-day winning streak on Thursday, with disappointing trading updates from Zurich Insurance Group AG and Hennes & Mauritz AB adding pressure" MarketWatch 8:04 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 6:58 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares down at the close of trading" Associated Press 6:59 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 12:48 PM

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