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MacSurfer's Archive: Friday, September 6, 2013


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Thursday Highlights: Peter Wells from the Sydney Morning Herald sat down with Tim Cook for a brief interview, of note is Cook's insistence that there is no user desire to merge iOS and macOS; Jonny Evans points to the International Monetary Fund's latest data which weighs iPhone as critical to global tech cycle; TSMC, chip partner to Apple, Nvidia, provides weak guidance citing "'softening' high-end smartphone demand", news gives Apple investors the jitters; 9to5Mac notes jump in iOS 12, macOS 10.14 testing as WWDC nears; Google removes fake ad block extensions from Chrome Store; in our OS X section you will find Macworld's macOS Anti-virus software reviews including offerings from Intego, Norton among others; new rumor from Ming-Chi Kuo that we'll see two new 6.1" iPhones this year starting at only $550; Michael Gartenberg compares Apple's new iPad and Google's Chromebook from an education perspective.

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  • "Apple Plans to Ship Less-Expensive iPhone to China Mobile" [Paid Membership Required] 3:20 PM
  • "This is big: Apple finally reaches deal with 700-million-subscriber China Mobile" VentureBeat 5:11 PM
  • "Apple Said to Be Close to a Deal With China Mobile" Bloomberg 6:03 PM
  • "Judge orders Apple e-books monitor to prevent 'further misconduct': Judge Denise Cote says an external monitor will be in place for two years to make sure Apple complies with the court's orders." CNET News 9:55 AM
  • "Apple hit with U.S. injunction in e-books antitrust case"  Reuters 11:07 AM
  • "Apple ordered to change 'most favored' e-book contracts" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 11:06 AM
  • "Apple Gets Final Judgment In US E-Book Antitrust Case: New 'Compliance Officer' Will Watch Out For Pricing Monkey Business" TechCrunch 11:04 AM
  • "Apple faces e-book restrictions: A US judge has imposed restrictions on the agreements technology giant Apple can make with book publishers to prevent it fixing the price of e-books." BBC 1:08 PM
  • "Apple Punished For Its Role In An E-Book Conspiracy" Forbes 11:31 AM
  • "Five-year 'most favoured nation' ban for Apple" The Bookseller 11:03 AM
  • "Apple's iOS grows mobile browsing share in US to dominant 65%" AppleInsider 8:02 AM
  • "comScore: iOS gains ground on Android stealing US marketshare away from other players" 9 to 5 Mac 5:10 PM
  • "Apple devices account for 4 out of 10 online ad impressions"  Fortune 8:11 AM
  • "Apple, Jabil to investigate alleged labor violations at China factory: A labor watchdog has alleged the Apple supplier factory has been exploiting its workers"  Computerworld 7:43 AM
  • "Apple's Next iPhone Sparks Fresh Worker Abuse Allegations: Ahead of the launch next week of its new cheap iPhone, Apple faces fresh worker violation claims" TechWeekEurope 8:11 AM
  • "World leaders push big companies like Apple, Google to pay more taxes" Associated Press 8:09 AM
  • "How Big a Bump Will New iPhones Add to Apple's Fourth Quarter?"  AllThingsD 9:14 AM
  • "Apple Could Sell 13 Millions iPhone 5Ses & 5Cs In Just 10 Days"  Cult of Mac 9:14 AM
  • "Analysts predicting record iPhone launch, China & Japan deals adding up to 38M extra sales" 9 to 5 Mac 9:43 AM
  • "Google's Motorola asks Federal Circuit to reconsider ruling on Apple appeal of ITC decision" Foss Patents 8:13 PM
  • "1Password Developer Promises No Deliberate Weakness Due To NSA Pressure" Cult of Mac 8:13 PM
  • "Rumor: Apple's OS X 10.9 Mavericks to arrive in late October" AppleInsider 8:02 AM
  • "Apple's OS X Mavericks release planned for end of October" 9 to 5 Mac 8:12 AM
  • "Rumor: OS X Mavericks Actually Launching At End Of October" AppleBitch 8:28 AM
  • "Browser Market Share: Safari Creeps Up as Chrome Soars, IE Founders" FairerPlatform 12:39 PM
  • "How to detect displays in OS X 10.8: While the Detect Displays feature in OS X may appear to be gone, it is merely hidden." CNET Reviews 8:56 PM
  • "Logic Pro X: Reindex to fix issues with Apple Loops" Apple Support 8:37 PM
  • "Parallels Desktop 9: Noticeably faster, smarter setup and ready for Mavericks and Windows 8.1 [Review] 9 to 5 Mac 8:36 PM
  • "Rogue Amoeba Intermission Lets You Pause and Rewind Live Audio" Kirkville 12:05 PM
  • "More on playlists and syncing music to an iPod shuffle" Macworld 7:51 AM
  • "The Coolest Menubar Calculator You've Never Used" Mac 360 7:23 AM
  • "Yet Another Way To Dump Quicken For Mac And Still Manage Your Money" TeraTalks 7:24 AM
  • "Like Sticky Notes? You'll Love Scrappy Notes" Mac 360 7:24 AM
  • "Mac Back-to-School Stuff For Mac Students" Mac 360 7:28 AM
  • "Free: A Better Way To Listen To Music Than iTunes" NoodleMac 7:29 AM
  • "Apple already answered our requests for App Store upgrade pricing and demos" David Chartier 9:03 PM
  • "iWant: The Ultimate iTunes Controller" Kirkville 9:43 AM
  • "Apple preps OS X Maverick release for October, Mac Pro imminent" Computerworld 9:33 AM
Press Releases
  • "Borderlands 2: Ultmate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack 2 Available" Inside Mac Games 10:42 AM
  • "Mail plugin SendLater sends emails on time" prMac 10:24 AM
  • "KeyCue 6.6 gets ready for OS X Mavericks" prMac 8:57 AM
  • "Final Cut Pro X Lower Third Titles Released by FxFactory" prMac 8:22 AM
  • "DeskConnect Launches for Mac - The Missing Link Between Your Devices" prMac 7:55 AM
  • "Alex4D Inside-Outside: A free Final Cut Pro X effect that modifies the look of a clip area with different settings for the inside and outside" Alex4D 7:30 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Campers already lining up at Fifth Avenue Apple Store two weeks before rumored iPhone launch" 9 to 5 Mac 1:16 PM
  • "Apple to unveil new store at Stanford Shopping Center" San Jose Mercury News [Free Registration Required] 8:13 AM
  • "NTT DoCoMo to sell iPhone in Apple stronghold Japan: sources" Reuters 8:12 AM
  • "Sorry, iPhone rivals: America is still Apple country" BGR 7:57 PM
  • "Android beats surging iOS again on mobile ad network: Google's mobile OS captured 51 percent of ad impressions on Millennial Media's network last quarter, though iOS rose to snag a 42 percent share." CNET News 7:53 AM
  • "Apple's Sept. 10 event: Join us next Tuesday (live blog)" CNET News 7:53 AM
  • "How the NSA snoop-proofs its Macs" Macworld 7:52 AM
  • "Early Apple Store Planners Talk About Their Work" ifoAppleStore 7:46 AM
  • "More Evidence Apple's 16GB iPhone 5 Will Live On Surfaces Online" AppAdvice 7:37 AM
  • "China Telecom Confirms iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C Ship Date" Tapscape 7:20 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Nintendo faces 'path to irrelevance', says Atari founder" BBC 8:38 PM
  • "Yahoo: US wanted data on 40,000 accounts in first half of 2013" Ars Technica 8:32 PM
  • "Exclusive: Amazon Wants To Offer Its Smartphone for Free. Who Will Follow?" jessica lessin 8:14 PM
  • "'Shopping cart' patent troll tries to save itself, gets pounded by Newegg" Ars Technica 7:30 PM
  • "Guilty verdict in Microsoft v. Motorola FRAND breach case published" Foss Patents 9:43 AM
  • "How can I stop Paypal from freezing my crowdfunding campaign? Ars asks Paypal and gets a complex—and so far unsatisfactory—answer." Ars Technica 9:34 AM
  • "Rumored EU law would scrap cellular roaming fees, let travelers choose providers" Engadget 7:46 AM
  • "Coming September 7: Gene Steinberg meets Adam Engst, from TidBITS and Take Control Books, and Kirk McElhearn, Macworld's 'iTunes Guy,' this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE!" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 6:52 PM
  • "Podcast: Apple Event, iPad 5, App Store Upgrades/Trials, Facebook workers" Insanely Great Mac 7:47 AM
  • "'Writing On The iPad' is a textbook for iOS automation" TUAW 11:21 AM
  • "Viticci's Editorial Review Was So Long, He Turned It Into This Awesome iBook" Cult of Mac 7:44 AM
  • "Sketchy photos claim to show iPhone 5S box with tweaked home button as fingerprint sensor speculation increases" 9 to 5 Mac 12:52 PM
  • "Parts Confirm The iPhone 5S Has A Home Button Fingerprint Sensor" Cult of Mac 9:05 AM
  • "Say Goodbye to the iPod Classic" Wired 9:05 AM
  • "Apple purportedly preps new Apple TV software release for next week" iMore 9:05 PM
  • "New Apple TV software likely coming next week, but don't expect fresh hardware (yet)" 9 to 5 Mac 7:26 PM
  • "The Apple TV Is Sold Out Online, Suggesting That A Refresh Is Coming Next Week" AppAdvice 9:13 AM
  • "Hold the iPhone - Apple TV May Get Update as Well" MacNewsWorld 8:11 AM
  • "Apple testing 6-inch iPhone concepts, of course" iMore 8:03 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone 6 could have up to 6in screen, says WSJ: The Wall Street Journal claims Apple is testing iPhones with screens ranging from 4.8in to 6in" Macworld UK 7:51 AM
  • "iPhone 5S and 5C show up in China Telecom promo" Geek 8:10 AM
Apple Patent Applications
  • "Apple patent filing involves online communication sessions" AppleDailyReport 7:33 AM
  • "Apple wants to make it easier for its devices to pronounce names" AppleDailyReport 7:34 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Knots 3D For iPhone And iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $1.99)" Apple Sliced 9:51 AM
  • "Sprinkle Islands For iPhone And iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $1.99)" Apple Sliced 9:51 AM
  • "Silver Bullet For iPhone And iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:51 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:34 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:34 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:34 AM
  • "MacLegion Fall Mac Bundle, Early Birds Get MacCleanse Free" FairerPlatform 7:19 AM

  • "Guitar Jack Model 2 Delivers Amp-Quality Sound in a Pocket-Sized Package" The Mac Observer 2:18 PM
  • "Macbook Air 13" vs Sony Vaio Pro 13" Kioskea 7:49 AM
  • "Review: StrongVolt Solar 7 Portable Solar Charger" Run Around Tech 7:42 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Pyrography Review" 148Apps 12:52 PM
  • "Rooms Of Memory Review" 148Apps 11:59 AM
  • "Top business apps for Apple's iPhone, iPad" ZDNet 8:11 AM
  • "'Call of Duty: Strike Team' Review - A Precision Single-Player Strike" Touch Arcade 8:02 AM
  • "Editorial Workflows: Links, Images & Footnotes" The Angry Drunk 7:57 AM
  • "How to Check Your iPhone Upgrade Eligibility (Verizon)" The Mac Observer 12:39 PM
  • "Running Linux on your Mac: 2013 edition" TUAW 8:03 AM
  • "Beware of New Phishing Email Claiming to Be from Apple" The Mac Observer 2:07 PM
  • "Your 2013 iPhone Trade In Guide" AppAdvice 1:49 PM
  • "What I'd like to see at Apple's iPhone event: September 10 is around the corner. Here's what I hope I get to see before that day ends." CNET Reviews 8:33 PM
  • "WSJ: China Mobile to carry the less-expensive iPhone 5C" 9 to 5 Mac 6:03 PM
  • "These idiots are already lining up at Apple's NY store for the iPhone launch" VentureBeat 2:17 PM
  • "Dedication: Only 5 people have left Jony Ive's team, 3 because they died" 9 to 5 Mac 1:49 PM
  • "Apple escapes App Store restrictions in e-book conspiracy punishment" Ars Technica 8:13 PM
  • "Apple Hit with Permanent Injunction in Ebook Price Fixing Case" The Mac Observer 11:18 AM
  • "Judge's remedy in Apple eBook case changes everything" TG Daily 11:05 AM
  • "New iPhone with bigger display predicted to be a major success in China" AppleInsider 11:31 AM
  • "Apple 'needs a mega iPhone'" BGR 11:05 AM
  • "iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S, and iPhone 5L: analyst says Apple will launch 5? iPhone" VentureBeat 10:25 AM
  • "iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C could boost Apple's quarterly sales -- analyst" CNET News 10:22 AM
  • "The history of Apple design as told by its former designers" The Verge 8:03 AM
  • "Why Apple's iPhone 5C pricing is fraught with peril" BGR 7:42 AM
  • "Google And Microsoft: Forever In Apple's Shadow" Mac 360 7:30 AM
  • "Meet Sonny Dickson: Apple's Newest Teen Bete Noir" FairerPlatform 7:21 AM
  • "Will Amazon Combine Free Wireless Broadband With Those Free 'Kindle Phones'?" Forbes 9:07 PM
  • "If the NSA can break internet encryption, chances are so can someone else" CITEworld 7:48 PM
  • "Yahoo's Logo Reveals The Worst Aspects Of The Engineering Mindset" Glog 7:38 PM
  • "It's Time for Microsoft to Be One Company with Two Systems" The Mac Observer 5:24 PM
  • "Worst cell phone names of all time (pictures): Seriously, what were they thinking?" CNET Reviews 5:06 PM
  • "How to break the 4K bottleneck and bring super duper ultra HD to homes" TechHive 12:01 PM
  • "Greg's Bite: the NSA can hack almost any 'secure' server" AppleDailyReport 11:18 AM
  • "Google's Inadvertent Plan To Withhold Search Data & Create New Advertisers" Search Engine Land 10:45 AM
  • "Third to a billion" asymco 9:09 AM
  • "I've lived a day with the new Yahoo logo, and I'm going crazy: When something changes so radically after so many years, it's hard to come to terms with it. It sticks out like a huge barnacle. Or does it?" CNET News 7:53 AM
  • "Ease your guilty conscience with GiveGab, a social network for volunteers" TechHive 7:50 AM
  • "What Ate Microsoft Is Eating Google And Samsung" Mac 360 7:29 AM
  • "Parody video claims you're already using the iPhone 5S, unveils a new iPhone... for peasants" VR-Zone 8:10 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "BlackBerry Messenger for iPhone submitted to the App Store two weeks ago" 9 to 5 Mac 6:02 PM
  • "OneNote for iPad update untethers app from PC-based OneNote program" 9 to 5 Mac 12:53 PM
  • "Microsoft 'untethers' OneNote updates for iOS from Windows PCs/Summary: Microsoft has rolled out new updates to its native OneNote for iPad and iPhone releases." ZDNet 6:04 PM
  • "Arma Tactics infiltrates App Store" iMore 11:30 AM
  • "Series Tree Free for iPad: Link Numbers in a Series in Math Maze" prMac 9:15 AM
  • "ABBYY launches TextGrabber + Translator with New iPad Face" prMac 9:13 AM
  • "New Tattoo App Lets You Flash Your Ink And Share your Flash" prMac 8:57 AM
  • "Turn Your Email Inbox Into A Beautiful Shopping Catalog With PeeqPeeq" AppAdvice 8:55 AM
  • "JoyBits Award-Winning Doodle Devil Version 2.0 - Now Available on iOS" prMac 8:54 AM
  • "Chromecatch Turns Your iOS Device Into A Free Chromecast Receiver" AddictiveTips 8:18 AM
  • "Puck-Flinging Action Puzzler PUK Updated With New Light And Shadow Hard-Core Modes" AppAdvice 8:18 AM
  • "Hasselnuts: Use Your iPhone As A Digital Back For Your Hasselblad" Cult of Mac 8:18 AM
  • "KeyCam, A Super-Simple, Super-Useful Self-Timer App" Cult of Mac 8:19 AM
  • "Google releases revamped Google Drive 2.0 for iOS" TUAW 9:10 AM
  • "Google updates Drive for iOS app to offer same functionality as Android version" ITProPortal 8:10 AM
  • "Pogo Connect stylus adds interchangeable tips, including brushes" iMore 8:03 AM
  • "Sony Reveals Three New Headphones In Its Midrange MDR-10 Line" Cult of Mac 7:44 AM
  • "WD announces the My Passport Slim, a 2TB hard drive with hardware encryption" AppleDailyReport 7:39 AM
  • "Odin's Beard! Gameloft Unveils First Trailer For Thor: The Dark World Official Game" AppAdvice 7:38 AM
  • "Do More With Your Documents Using Doo For iOS, Now Optimized For iPad" AppAdvice 7:38 AM
Computer Industry
  • "What's behind Microsoft's fall from dominance?" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 9:21 AM
  • "Life after Steve Ballmer: How Microsoft can get back on track" ITProPortal 9:23 AM
  • "Microsoft-Nokia: No Surprise, No Knockout, No Kidding" Forbes 9:15 AM
  • "As Microsoft buys Nokia, Finns mourn their claim to fame" The Guardian 9:22 AM
  • "Microsoft Doubles Down On Nokia Mobile: Now What?" Seeking Alpha 2:15 PM
  • "Microsoft works to save face after Xbox backlash/Xbox 180: Microsoft works to save face after Xbox One backlash" Associated Press 11:26 AM
  • "Dell to offer made-for-China tablet by end-2013" ZDNet 9:26 AM
  • "London college saves with Dell storage infrastructure" Computerworld UK 9:25 AM
  • "HP Wins $56M Defense Contract" Zacks 11:27 AM
  • "HP Introduces ENVY Recline AIO Series" DailyTech 9:26 AM
  • "HP launches digital campaign to show how easy it is to print from a smartphone" The Drum 9:26 AM
  • "HP to modernize and manage mission-critical systems for DoD centre" Financial News 9:27 AM
  • "Oracle: Technology Leader With Exceptional Financial Strength And An Attractive Valuation" Seeking Alpha 11:05 AM
  • "OracleVoice: Oracle Weekly Roundup: New Year, New Clouds & Services" Forbes 8:51 AM
  • "From calculators to tablets, Intel to emphasize mobile era" PCWorld 12:19 PM
  • "Intel's Haswell Processor Killed Microsoft's Windows RT Before It Even Grew Legs" Zero Hedge 9:19 AM
  • "Intel Introduces 22nm 'Silvermont' Microserver Chips" PC Magazine 9:02 AM
  • "What Keeps Intel's CFO From Sleeping" WSJ Blogs 9:29 AM
  • "Intel Corporation (INTC) To Announce Mobile Efforts At Devs Conference" ValueWalk 9:28 AM
  • "Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) Given Buy Rating by Analysts" Fiscal Insider 9:28 AM
  • "Radisys to Demonstrate Network Functions Virtualization at Intel Developer Forum" Business Wire 11:28 AM
  • "Cisco prepping new core routers, possibly eying Big Switch" Seeking Alpha 9:24 AM
  • "Cisco reorganises service provider video business" Telecompaper 9:24 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple, Authentec, And Fingerprint Cards" Seeking Alpha 12:41 PM
  • "Apple's Real Competitor Is Apple Itself And It's Just Bought That Competition" Forbes 11:31 AM
Industry News
  • "Tech Stocks: Facebook climbs to new high, lifts techs/Yelp also advances on buy rating from Deutsche Bank" MarketWatch 11:12 AM
  • "Stocks seesaw on Syria and jobs report" CNNMoney 11:12 AM
  • "Stocks Stabilize After Whipsaw Job Report Reaction" TheStreet 12:22 PM
  • "Tumultuous Trade: Stocks Shrug Off Syria Fears" FOXBusiness 11:13 AM
  • "Treasurys Rise, Stocks Little Changed Focus Shifts Back to Fed Stimulus After Soft Jobs Report" [Paid Membership Required] 9:17 PM
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks up slightly ahead of U.S. labor data" MarketWatch 9:35 AM
  • "Europe Markets: European stocks end choppy day on upbeat note" MarketWatch 12:23 PM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 12:48 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at the close of trading" Associated Press 9:18 PM

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