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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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  • "Apple will never make a cheap iPhone: As we predicted a week ago, the iPhone 5C will be cheaper for Apple—but not for you."  CNNMoney 7:53 AM
  • "Apple's 'Low End' Strategy Disappoints: Price of the iPhone 5C May Not Be Competitive Enough" [Paid Membership Required] 8:04 AM
  • "Apple's shares fall on emerging market concerns: Apple's shares fell more than 5% as investors worried that the firm's latest iPhone models may not help it increase its share in emerging markets." BBC 7:55 AM
  • "One more thing ... Beijing green lights iPhone in China: Lucrative tie-up would give Cupertino access to over 700m subscribers" The Register 8:30 AM
  • "Apple fans in China find new iPhones costly" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:13 PM
  • "Apple's Addiction: It Can't Just Say No To Profit Margins"  Forbes 8:30 AM
  • "Has Apple Finally Found New Engines For Super Growth?" Seeking Alpha 7:55 AM
  • "New iPhone chip paves the way for Apple's wearable technologies" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:02 AM
  • "Apple's 64-bit A-series chips and an iOS future for the Mac"  Computerworld 10:00 AM
  • "Why Apple's 64-bit iPhone chip is a bigger deal than you think" The Verge 12:49 PM
  • "Is Apple's 64-Bit A7 Processor Hype Just More Reality Distortion Field?" Forbes 12:45 PM
  • "How Tim Cook can save himself (and Apple): What the confused Apple CEO can do to avoid getting canned and having to slink away with nothing but his $378 million compensation package as comfort."  Fortune 9:45 AM
  • "Apple No Longer Innovates, Says the Man Who Helped Steve Jobs Design the Mac" Quartz 9:05 AM
  • "Apple-Google Lawsuit Show Signs of Life: Appellate Court Appears Skeptical of Ruling Killing Competing Claims Over iPhone, Motorola Devices" [Paid Membership Required] 10:43 AM
  • "Apple releases OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.5 with Mail, WiFi, screensaver fixes" 9 to 5 Mac 4:26 PM
  • "Apple releases OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.5" Macworld 4:24 PM
  • "OS X 10.8.5 Update Released with Bug Fixes for the Mac" OS X Daily 4:26 PM
  • "Apple Releases OS X 10.8.5, fixes for 802.11ac Performance and Mail Messages" The Mac Observer 3:46 PM
  • "Apple launches OS X 10.8.5 Mountain Lion update" MacNN 4:19 PM
  • "OS X 10.8.5 Update Unleashed" AppleBitch 4:15 PM
  • "TidBITS: OS X 10.8.5 Fixes Nasty Text Rendering Bug" TidBITS 7:55 PM
  • "Microsoft Adds IMAP Support To To Entice Mac Users, Developers" TechCrunch 7:12 PM
  • "New Mac Malware Could Spy On Your Computer" Mashable 12:49 PM
  • "About the security content of OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.5 and Security Update 2013-004" Apple Support 6:51 PM
  • "OS X Mountain Lion: New users not shown in Users & Groups preferences pane" Apple Support 4:16 PM
  • "OS X: Installing OS X on an external volume" Apple Support 4:16 PM
  • "About the security content of OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.5 and Security Update 2013-004" Apple Support 4:15 PM
  • "About the OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.5 Update" Apple Support 4:15 PM
  • "About the security content of Safari 5.1.10" Apple Support 4:15 PM
  • "Plain Cloud review: It's not fancy but it provides simple access to iCloud files" Macworld 4:23 PM
  • "How to Get the Most From iCloud Email" Mactuts+ 9:00 AM
  • "Extensis Suitcase Fusion 5 review - Take control of your font collection" Macworld UK 8:59 AM
  • "Use Finder's Paste Item Exactly to maintain permissions" Mac OS X Hints 10:42 AM
  • "Animation, Interactive Content And Hype 2.0 For Your Mac" McSolo 7:58 AM
  • "Control Fan Speeds And Temperatures On A Mac" Mac 360 7:58 AM
  • "Another Free And Easy To Use Mac Backup App" Mac 360 7:59 AM
  • "Is Apple adding a database to its iWork suite of office tools?" Lou Miranda 12:44 PM
Press Releases
  • "Nemetschek Vectorworks will soon unveil major updated Vectorworks 2014 with dramatic new under the hood technologies" Architosh 5:52 PM
  • "Soon you can share your PC and Mac games legally with Steam" Houston Chronicle 8:58 AM
  • "KeynotePro Announces Mojave AG Themes for Keynote '09" prMac 8:38 AM
  • "eWallet 7.5 for iOS - Password Manager + Secure Storage Database Wallet" prMac 8:38 AM
  • "Apple Releases Epson Printer Drivers for Mac" FairerPlatform 7:59 AM
  • "FontAgent Pro 6 Ships With New Workflow Center, Adobe Creative Cloud" Insider Software 7:58 AM
  • "Free Composure: 54 Layouts, 30 Filters, 62 Frames" Mac 360 7:58 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "iPhone 5c Pre-Orders to Begin at 12:01 AM Pacific Time on Friday, September 13" MacRumors 8:07 AM
  • "iPhone 5C preorders to start 12:01 a.m. PT on Friday: Among U.S. carriers, Verizon Wireless and Sprint have so far confirmed the early morning preorders for the 5C." CNET News 8:07 AM
  • "iPhone 5c pre-orders start at midnight (Pacific) on Friday the 13th" GigaOM 8:51 AM
  • "iPhone 5c Preorders Set to Start Friday at 12:01AM PST" The Mac Observer 9:41 AM
  • "Walmart to sell iPhone 5C for $79, iPhone 5S for $189" CNET News 8:07 AM
  • "Want to buy iPhone 5c or 5s? Wal-Mart will sell them at lower price" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:18 AM
  • "iPhone 5s reappears on GameStop trade-in page, joined by the 5c" TUAW 1:36 PM
  • "iPhone 5S: 1 in 3 will upgrade to new model/A third of existing UK iPhone users say they want the new Apple iPhone 5S, indicating a drop in enthusiasm for the Apple phone brand since last year." Telegraph 8:30 AM
  • "UK carriers ready for iPhone 5c and 5s, but mum on details" TUAW 8:58 AM
  • "Used iPhone Resellers Respond To Apple's New 5s and 5c Release With More Enhanced Service And Delivery" MacPrices 1:23 PM
  • "T-Mobile boasts record August as it preps for iPhone 5S, 5C: The company sets a promotional price on both the iPhone 5S: $99 down: and the iPhone 5C, which doesn't require any money down." CNET News 4:45 PM
  • "New iPhones help lay groundwork for global LTE roaming" Macworld 4:23 PM
  • "iPhone 5S: Fanbois, your prints are safe from the NSA, claim infosec bods/But is it a decent authentication method? The jury's out..."  The Register 7:55 AM
  • "Trigger Finger - Apple fires biometrics into the mainstream" Reuters 8:14 AM
  • "Microsoft is the iPhone 5S' biggest loser: Apple's rivals are always on edge when new iPhones are unveiled, but Tuesday's iPhone 5S event made an unlikely loser out of Microsoft." CNNMoney 7:54 AM
  • "In response to Apple's latest iPhone, Samsung says its next smartphones will have 64-bit processing" The Next Web 8:34 AM
  • "Samsung will follow Apple's lead with 64-bit smartphones of its own" VentureBeat 9:02 AM
  • "Samsung: Of Course, Our Next Smartphones Will Be 64-Bit (Spoiler: Android Doesn't Support 64-Bit, Yet)" AllThingsD 1:38 PM
  • "Apple Locks Up Genius Bar, Training Appointments" ifoAppleStore 8:59 AM
  • "Thai broadcaster sues Apple for approving an unlicensed sports TV app" The Next Web 8:35 AM
  • "Watch An Apple Store Construction From Start To Finish In This Internal Apple Video" Cult of Mac 8:51 AM
  • "Apple's 'Twiggy Mac' comes back to life: Three decades after Apple's Macintosh was born, a prototype machine with a 5.25-inch 'Twiggy' floppy-disk drive gets fired up in front of members of the original Mac development team."  CNET News 8:07 AM
  • "Why Apple co-founder Woz endorsed HP's workstations instead: Steve Wozniak has endorsed HP's new Z-series workstations on the same day that everyone expected Apple to formally launch its new 'bin-shaped' Mac Pro, but didn't. Here's why." Macworld UK 8:41 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Atari founder Nolan Bushnell is betting on iOS, Android to win mobile gaming battle against Nintendo" TUAW 6:49 PM
  • "Nintendo faces 'path to irrelevance', says Atari founder: Nintendo, whose latest console has sold poorly, could be on a 'path to irrelevance', the founder of legendary games company Atari has said." BBC 6:49 PM
  • "Live Now: The Ihnatko Almanac" 5by5 1:33 PM
  • "A TidBITS MacJury Discusses The iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s" MacVoices 8:00 AM
  • "iPhone's M7 motion processor to integrate with Maps as Apple develops indoor mapping, public transit" 9 to 5 Mac 12:48 PM
  • "Apple Working to Leverage New 'M7' Motion-Sensing Chip for Mapping Improvements" MacRumors 1:21 PM
  • "Apple's iOS 64-bit iUpgrade: Don't expect a 2x performance leap/The iPhone 5S has a 64-bit processor, but will it really make any difference?" The Register 7:55 AM
  • "Apple's M7 coprocessor might bring big improvements to its mapping abilities" GigaOM 4:19 PM
  • "Purported pics of Apple's iPad 5, iPad Mini 2 hit the Web: Images posted by Sonny Dickson appear to show the two tablets featuring much the same design, including an aluminum finish on the back and a prominent Apple logo at the center." CNET News 12:48 PM
  • "Apple Increases iPhone 5C and 5S Battery Sizes relative to iPhone 5" AnandTech 8:51 AM
  • "Panel shipments for iPhone 5s expected to reach 10-15 million units in 3Q13" DigiTimes 8:33 AM
  • "Powering your iPad, iPhone, and laptop costs less than $10 annually" TechnologyTell 8:58 AM
Apple Patent Applications
  • "Apple filing hints that sapphire may play larger role in future iOS devices" AppleInsider 9:46 AM
  • "Apple Invents a Fusion Process that Will Add a Sapphire Laminate Layer to iPhone, iPad & Future iWatch Cover Glass" Patently Apple 8:00 AM
  • "Is sapphire Apple's next product material? A new patent filing indicates that the company is thinking seriously about how sapphire might be used to build consumer electronics." CNET News 9:46 AM
  • "Apple Reveals Text-to-Speech Conversion Coming to 'Notes' App" Patently Apple 12:46 PM
  • "Apple Files Patent for Anti-Reflective Display for iPad" Patently Apple 8:27 AM
  • "Apple Fine Tunes One of their Smart Pen Inventions" Patently Apple 7:59 AM
  • "Apple looks into ways to improve wireless transfer of info between computers, storage devices" AppleDailyReport 8:00 AM
  • "Apple working to improve multiple language use in Siri" AppleDailyReport 8:00 AM
  • "Mac Pro: How to remove or install memory" Apple Support 4:16 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Bounty Hunter: Black Dawn For iPhone And iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $2.99)" Apple Sliced 10:06 AM
  • "Pivvot For iPhone And iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $2.99)" Apple Sliced 10:06 AM
  • "Fuzzy Cubes For iPhone And iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 10:06 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:27 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:27 AM

  • "iPhone 5S vs. iPhone 5C vs. iPhone 5" iSource 10:45 AM
  • "Rescuing Water-Damaged Devices: Is There a Better Fix Than Rice?" AllThingsD 8:11 AM
  • "Hands-on with the Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover and Folio for iPad mini" TUAW 10:43 AM
  • "MiniSwap/U3 review: FirmTek's drive enclosure an impressive speedster" Macworld 8:59 AM
  • "Bioshock Infinite review: Phenomenal combination of storytelling and gameplay" Macworld 4:24 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Calendars 5 for iOS review: Combine your calendars and tasks into one beautiful, easy to use app" iMore 9:07 AM
  • "Readdle's new iOS smart calendar packs a punch, supporting Google Calendar, Tasks, Reminders and more" The Next Web 8:36 AM
  • "Ten Apps To Increase Sales This Year And Beyond" Forbes 8:03 AM
  • "Write or Die review: Write, or be punished for your crimes" Macworld 4:23 PM
  • "'Where's My Water? 2' arrives on iOS and Windows devices for free with Facebook support and more" The Next Web 8:36 AM
  • "Where's My Water 2 for iOS review: A great sequel ruined by wait times" CNET Reviews 9:42 AM
  • "WriteDown Review: Not quite perfect, WriteDown is still quite an exceptional writing app for iPhone users." 148Apps 4:19 PM
  • "Strata Review: Puzzle games with minimalist styles are all the rage nowadays, and Strata is another solid member of the crowd." 148Apps 12:46 PM
  • "Final Fantasy XIV: Libra Eorzea - A Journeyer's Best Companion" 148Apps 11:18 AM
  • "The Island: Castaway 2 HD Review/Distinctly laid back, The Island: Castaway 2 won't challenge but it should entertain most players looking for a casual sim." 148Apps 4:19 PM
  • "Dodge This! Review: Fire cannonballs at increasingly large waves of enemies and watch the power-up earning coins come creeping in." 148Apps 8:59 AM
  • "Heroes of Loot Review: Heroes of Loot is about as close to pure, distilled arcadey dungeon-crawling joy as we're ever likely to get." 148Apps 9:11 AM
  • "How to make your iPhone 5 more like an iPhone 5S: With a few strategic apps, a little imagination, and perhaps even a dab of paint, you can transform your iPhone 5 into a gold star." CNET Reviews 4:44 PM
  • "Preparing for iOS 7 Tips" iLounge 4:28 PM
  • "How To Share Your Contact Info Directly From Your iPhone [iOS Tips] Cult of Mac 4:22 PM
  • "How to Tell Which iPhone You Have Before You Trade Up" The Mac Observer 1:15 PM
  • "iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, or neither: Which new iPhone should you buy?" Macworld 8:08 AM
  • "Why isn't Apple allowing pre-orders for the iPhone 5s?" iDownload Blog 8:51 PM
  • "Apple's Accountants Have Spotted AppleCare's Weaknesses" Forbes 8:13 PM
  • "A Photographer's Take On The iPhone 5S Camera" TechCrunch 4:48 PM
  • "Upcoming Apple TV Update Is A Swat At Chromecast And Roku. But Is It Too Late?" Digital Trends 4:28 PM
  • "Apple Is Being Short-Term Greedy — And This Shortsightedness Could Clobber The Company"  Business Insider 4:27 PM
  • "64-bit Apps for iPhone 5s Will Be Larger, But You Probably Won't Need More Storage" The Mac Observer 4:19 PM
  • "China To Apple: Give Us Something Special" Seeking Alpha 1:23 PM
  • "iPhone 5C: A Cheap Phone Or A Cheap Strategy?" Seeking Alpha 12:49 PM
  • "Cassandra: Apple Announcements (2) -Schiller and the iPhones" eXtensions 10:42 AM
  • "Apple iPhone Price: Why is the iPhone so expensive?" BGR 10:45 AM
  • "Why Apple's cheaper iPhone 5C costs $184 more in China than the USA" VentureBeat 9:46 AM
  • "iPhone 5C will sell more 5S models than the iPhone 5 ever would have: The iPhone 5C isn't the 'cheap' model we thought it would be." Ars Technica 9:44 AM
  • "The Macalope: Not-so-great expectations" Macworld 9:11 AM
  • "Former Apple CEO John Sculley talks at length about Steve Jobs' 'firing' from Apple" Yahoo News 9:08 AM
  • "Jumbo-sized 'iPhad' would be huge in China, but..." iDownload Blog 9:07 AM
  • "Apple burnishes while we wait for another breakthrough" BetaNews 9:07 AM
  • "Report: Apple's Fingerprint Scanner Requires a Numeric Passcode, Too" Mashable 4:18 PM
  • "Apple's Attention Now Turns Towards New iPads And Macs" AppAdvice 9:04 AM
  • "Sweaty Types May Find The iPhone 5s Fingerprint Sensor A Challenge, Apple Tells WSJ" Digital Trends 9:04 AM
  • "Apple: We're Not Storing An Image Of Your Fingerprint On The New iPhone" Business Insider 9:03 AM
  • "Smartwatch Report Card: Tech revolution or just another fad?" Techland 9:00 AM
  • "Apple's Big Surprise: These Babies Are Going to Sell!" MacNewsWorld 8:59 AM
  • "Why does Apple charge so much for its iPhones?" Fortune 8:14 AM
  • "iPhone 5S: Apple, you're BORING us to DEATH (And you too, Samsung)" The Register 8:11 AM
  • "The iPhone 5C Misses One Critical Mark" Seeking Alpha 8:01 AM
  • "Time for the return of an iMac in multiple colors?" AppleDailyReport 7:59 AM
  • "Apple TV: It's On, It's Off and On Again" Tapscape 7:59 AM
  • "Apple's New iPhones: What Steve Jobs Would Have Done" PixoBebo 7:59 AM
  • "What's Wrong With Apple's New iPhones" Mac 360 7:59 AM
  • "'Cortana': More on Microsoft's next-generation personal assistant" ZDNet 11:16 AM
  • "A hologram from Halo may be the future for Microsoft's competition to Siri" GeekWire 11:16 AM
  • "Op-ed: How patent trolls doomed themselves by targeting Main Street" Ars Technica 9:48 AM
  • "Intel Sociologist Says the Love Affair Between Us and Our Gadgets Is Turning Into a Real Relationship" AllThingsD 8:10 AM
  • "A conversation between Steve Jobs and Jesus about the new iPhones" Digital Trends 8:51 AM
  • "Gold iPhone 5S was designed in Miami, says Conan O'Brien: In an exclusive new film, Conan reveals that the gold iPhone had a separate design team based where they revere bling." CNET News 8:05 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Chrome 29 for iOS brings voice search with pronouns" Engadget 8:51 PM
  • "New iPhone 5s To Make Runway Debut At Chavvy Burberry Show" Cult of Mac 7:34 PM
  • "Orange Chef weighs in with the Prep Pad smart scale: The Orange Chef Company Prep Pad smart kitchen scale does much more than weigh ingredients: it also tells you what's inside of them when used together with the Countertop iOS app." CNET 6:00 PM
  • "Belkin TrueClear InvisiGlass screen protector covers your glass ... with glass" TUAW 4:24 PM
  • "Promise preps for Mac Pro with new Thunderbolt 2 peripherals" Macworld 4:24 PM
  • "Go Dance Shakes Its Way Onto The App Store, Uses Motion-Capture Technology To Score Your Dance Moves" 148Apps 12:45 PM
  • "LEGO's Latest iOS Game Brings Pullback Racer Cars To Life" AppAdvice 10:45 AM
  • "10 iPhone 5S Cases to Protect Your New Apple Toy" [Slideshow] Mashable 8:53 AM
  • "Genband buys iPhone VoIP pioneer fring to help carriers fight Skype and WhatsApp" GigaOM 8:52 AM
  • "Remora, A Stylish Plastic Cash-And-Card Clip For The iPhone 5/s" Cult of Mac 8:51 AM
  • "Basil 2.0 Adds Background Timers, Smart Recipe Filters, Awesome iOS7 Redesign" Cult of Mac 8:51 AM
  • "An Emergency Lightning Cable That's No Bigger Than Your House Key" Gizmodo 8:40 AM
  • "New Flying Fakir Vs Demons Game For Kids On iPhone/iPad" prMac 8:38 AM
  • "Spanish Version of Speech Therapy App Now Available for the iPad" prMac 8:38 AM
  • "Hunters Take Aim - iHunt Alberta App Now Available" prMac 8:38 AM
  • "Timebox 2.0 now available with Dropbox support and Peecho print services" prMac 8:38 AM
  • "My HTML Pro 2.0 with new iOS 7 UI released" prMac 8:38 AM
  • "Colors: Live! 2.0 - Finding color names is now easier than ever" prMac 8:38 AM
  • "Blast Virus - An Exciting Mobile Gaming App" prMac 8:38 AM
  • "Guidebox gives developers a free API to integrate unified search for Netflix, Hulu, iTunes and more" The Next Web 8:36 AM
  • "RSS Fans: Reeder 2 Brings Back iPad Support, New iPhone Features" The Mac Observer 8:35 AM
  • "Popular RSS app Reeder for iOS returns to the App Store" The Next Web 8:35 AM
  • "Reeder for iPad Is Back, Mac Beta Coming This Fall" FairerPlatform 8:34 AM
  • "GILTcH For iOS: Can You Beat Bugs In The Code?" AppAdvice 8:30 AM
  • "Slick TV Show-Tracking App TeeVee 2 Gains iCloud Sync Plus Other Improvements" AppAdvice 8:30 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Dell shareholders approve $25 billion buyout to go private" The Verge 10:26 AM
  • "Dell goes private as shareholders approve $24.9 billion deal: The deal approved by shareholders Thursday marks a grueling victory for founder Michael Dell" IDG News Service 10:41 AM
  • "Dell to invest more on PCs, tablets after $25 billion buyout win" Reuters 4:44 PM
  • "Michael Dell, Silver Lake should win shareholder OK for $25 billion buyout today" Reuters 7:28 AM
  • "Dell Shareholders Approve $24.9 Billion Buyout" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:53 AM
  • "Michael Dell Wins: Now The Hard Part/Michael Dell finally succeeds in taking his company private. He plans to keep building PCs: and bolster the enterprise portfolio with more acquisitions." InformationWeek 4:43 PM
  • "Michael Dell wins buyout bid after Icahn takes ball, goes home" Ars Technica 11:31 AM
  • "What Dell's $24.9 Billion Vote Really Means: The computer maker's struggle to take itself private shows just how much corporate raiding has changed." Time 7:39 AM
  • "Michael Dell, Silver Lake set to win $25 billion buyout: Dell's founder will likely receive the votes he needs to set the wheels in motion to take his company private." CNET News 8:03 AM
  • "Is Today Finally the Day for a Dell Deal?" Bloomberg TV 7:39 AM
  • "Decision day at Dell" Fortune 7:39 AM
  • "'Cortana': More on Microsoft's next-generation personal assistant/Summary: Microsoft is working on its 'Cortana' rival to Apple's Siri and Google Now, which will be integrated into all flavors of Windows in the future." ZDNet 7:07 AM
  • "Will Microsoft's Cortana outsmart Siri?" CNET News 4:44 PM
  • "Microsoft's 'Cortana' is like Siri for Windows Phone" The Verge 7:33 AM
  • "Microsoft developing own WP virtual assistant named Cortana" Electronista 10:40 AM
  • "Windows 8.1 tablets with 64-bit Atom chips not coming until Q1: Intel's Bay Trail chip will initially be used in 32-bit Windows 8.1 tablets, with 64-bit versions due in the first quarter" Computerworld 7:10 AM
  • "Windows 8.1: Microsoft's reluctant upgrade has a split-screen personality" The Register 7:43 AM
  • "Microsoft is the iPhone 5S' biggest loser" CNNMoney 7:46 AM
  • "Microsoft wants to save 60% of Earth's plants" TG Daily 7:23 AM
  • "Microsoft's Concept Videos From 2000 Were Spot-On. So Why Didn't Ballmer Build Any of It?" Bloomberg 7:43 AM
  • "Google's Chromebook enters adulthood, thanks to Intel: Haswell chips on Chromebook will make a difference to the platform, analysts say" Computerworld 7:10 AM
  • "Google, Intel cement ties on Chrome OS, could weaken Wintel: New Chromebooks highlight a tight partnership between Google and Intel, and a shift away from only Wintel" IDG News Service 7:08 AM
  • "New Intel chip and T-Mobile LTE comes to the next HP Chromebook 14" GigaOM 9:56 AM
  • "Thunderbolt arrives in HP's mobile, desktop workstations: Intel's high-speed connector is well suited to workstations' high-end computing jobs, and Hewlett-Packard has brought it to several models." CNET News 12:54 PM
  • "Long Before Most, Intel Chased The Smart Watch" NPR 7:42 AM
  • "Intel Sociologist Says the Love Affair Between Us and Our Gadgets Is Turning Into a Real Relationship" AllThingsD 7:45 AM
  • "Intel's Bay Trail Arrives And Finally Proves ARM Wrong" Seeking Alpha 7:49 AM
  • "Intel unveils Bay Trail tablet SoC: Is superb performance and battery life enough?" ExtremeTech 11:30 AM
  • "Several under $300 Intel 'Bay Trail' Windows 8.1 devices to arrive this fall: Report" ZDNet 11:32 AM
  • "Intel: 'Touch as a supply issue is completely gone'/Early sales of Windows 8 notebooks were constrained by the lack of touchscreens, Intel said those problems have vanished." PC World 12:36 PM
  • "Here's an Intel chip that uses wine: yes, wine: for power: Circuitry turns the alcohol into electricity that powers a low-power microprocessor in a demonstration" IDG News Service 6:02 PM
  • "IBM's New NeXtScale System: Late, Behind, Or Just In Time?" Forbes 7:53 AM
  • "AMD Shows Off New APU Powered Devices and Kaveri System With Oculus Rift Attached" HotHardware 1:31 PM
  • "It's happening: tablet shipments to surpass PCs by end of 2013" TG Daily 7:23 AM
  • "Tablet shipments forecasted to outpace PCs by 2015: As more people turn to mobile, IDC predicts that for the first time tablet shipments will top PC shipments in the fourth quarter of 2013 and will continue to excel in the coming years." CNET News 7:16 AM
  • "Smartphones to cannibalize tablets, but it's the PC getting eaten" BetaNews 8:29 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Icahn Jumps On Apple's iPhone Weakness, Buys More Stock" ["Carl Icahn told CNBC his investment funds bought 'quite a bit' of Apple amid the 5% drop and that owning the stock at these levels is a 'no-brainer.'"] Forbes 8:04 AM
  • "Your Money: If Apple stock is not your thing ..." Philadelphia Inquirer [Free Registration Required] 8:14 AM
  • "Apple's New A7 Chip Sends Supplier's Stock Soaring" The Motley Fool 6:51 PM
Industry News
  • "Tech Stocks: Pandora leads tech gains; Netflix slumps/Tech stocks put in a mixed market performance Thursday, with Pandora Media Inc. rising a day after naming a new chief executive, and Netflix Inc. losing ground following a pair of broker downgrades." MarketWatch 4:25 PM
  • "Stocks Slip on Concern Job Picture Sufficient to Warrant Fed Cutback" TheStreet 4:25 PM
  • "Futures Fail to Budge as Traders Eye Blurry Jobs Data" FOXBusiness 8:05 AM
  • "U.S. Stocks Ease After Rally" [Paid Membership Required] 4:25 PM
  • "Asia Markets: Asian stocks mostly up as Tokyo lags/Asian markets were mostly higher on Thursday with Sydney hitting a fresh five-year intraday high, though a stronger yen weighed on Tokyo shares." MarketWatch 8:05 AM
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