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Wednesday Highlights: Sydney Morning Herald credits Tim Cook for doubling Apple's market cap since taking over as CEO; and Tim Cook under pressure from activist Jesse Jackson, speaking for organized labor, to provide "better working conditions for security guards who work at Apple's campus"; Cult of Mac's Luke Dormehl looks into "how Corning won Apple back" by building the strongest, best Gorilla Glass yet; Apple awarded "undisclosed royalties if Samsung infringes certain patents" in future, Samsung promptly appeals, counter appeal from Apple soon; Tim Bajarin opines on how Apple should reinvent iPod; Apple prepping OS X 10.10.2 hopefully tackling WiFi bugs unfixed with 10.10.1 update; no more Google Chrome browser for Intel-based Macs on pre-64-bit architecture, Macs prior to August 2007; Apple and Google's search engine agreement comes to an end in 2015, will Bing, Yahoo vie for default status on Apple products?; Brad Moore, Senior Engineering Manager of Apple Maps, leaves Apple for Uber; couple of Brits have figured out an iPhone case which resolves tangled headphone headaches; iPhone 5c productions said to come to end in 2015; TechnologyTell reviews mPact Glass, a screen protector for iPhone 6; travelling for Thanksgiving? Tuts+ explains how you can prep your Mac for travel; meanwhile, over at TechNN, Microsoft faces $140 million fine from China over tax evasion; prior to company split, HP's Q4 revenue fall, could impact split.

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  • "Tim Cook's Apple tops $US700 billion valuation with iPhone demand" ["It's a major milestone for Mr Cook, showing he was able to double the company's market capitalisation since being appointed to the chief executive position more than three years ago following the death of Steve Jobs."]  Sydney Morning Herald 7:43 AM
  • "Apple's Bigger Slice of the Smartphone Pie: New iPhone Seen Helping Smartphone Maker Regain Market Share" [Paid Membership Required] 1:29 PM
  • "Union pushes for better conditions for security guards on Apple campus"  San Jose Mercury News [Free Registration Required] 6:57 AM
  • "Rev. Jesse Jackson urges Tim Cook to take a lead in the treatment of low-paid contractors" 9to5Mac 7:57 AM
  • "How Corning won Apple back and built the strongest Gorilla Glass yet"  Cult of Mac 7:59 AM
  • "U.S. judge awards Apple undisclosed royalties if Samsung infringes certain patents in the future: Just after this post went live, Samsung filed a notice of appeal. Apple will do so pretty soon, too." Foss Patents 8:06 AM
  • "Judge rules Apple entitled to potential ongoing royalties from patent-infringing Samsung products" AppleInsider 8:07 AM
  • "Samsung might have to pay even more for infringing Apple patents" BGR 9:10 PM
  • "Should Apple reinvent the iPod?" Tech.pinions [Paid Membership Required] 8:59 AM
  • "Report: Yahoo, Bing Vie to Replace Google on Safari" PC Magazine 4:05 PM
  • "Microsoft and Yahoo reportedly trying to convince Apple to dump Google as the default search engine in Safari" TUAW 2:52 PM
  • "Mac OS X Yosemite features, system requirements, bugs: Yosemite WiFi still not fixed, Apple issues new 10.10.2 beta" Macworld UK 7:48 AM
  • "Google Chrome drops support for early Intel Macs" ZDNet 7:08 AM
  • "Apple is getting ready to ditch Google as search engine for iOS and OS X" Cult of Mac 8:21 AM
  • "Yosemite discussion has tips on virtualizing Snow Leopard so that you can continue to use older software; plus notes on deleting Safari history without losing cookies etc.; Safari problems with Apple's own website; Apple Mail auto-detect bugs; a Safari bug opening multiple webloc files; a tip about changing the system font; and more." MacInTouch 4:17 PM
  • "Review: IDrive cloud backup and sync service" MacNN 8:01 AM
  • "How to Start & Stop MySQL Manually in OS X Yosemite" OS X Daily 2:52 PM
  • "Try Out This Cool Growly Notes App On Your Mac" TeraTalks 7:10 AM
  • "Use A Mac To Make Today A Better Day With The SmartDay App" Mac 360 7:09 AM
  • "An Idea Whose Time Has Come: Save Everything On Your Mac, All The Time, Automatically" NoodleMac 7:10 AM
  • "Click To Get Non-Map Information From A Map On Your Mac" Mac 360 7:10 AM
Press Releases
  • "LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham coming to Mac on November 28th" Mac Gamer HQ 4:48 PM
  • "Sid Meier's Civilization®: Beyond Earth™ is now available on the Mac!" Aspyr 3:59 PM
  • "Skype 7.2 for Mac released w/ improved readability & fixes for crashing issues" 9to5Mac 2:53 PM
  • "It's great news for fans of tactical-RPGs, as Daedalic Entertainment announced today that Blackguards 2 will be available digitally for PC and Mac on January 20, 2015." Calico Media 9:32 AM
  • "Farming Simulator 15 now available on the Mac" TechnologyTell 8:05 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Twitter to start tracking the apps on your iPhone" 9to5Mac 4:44 PM
  • "Worldwide tablet growth expected to slow to 7.2% in 2014 along with first year of iPad decline, says IDC" DigiTimes 6:58 AM
  • "One Of The Men In Charge Of Apple Maps Has Left For Uber" Business Insider 6:57 AM
  • "Some High-End Luxury Watchmakers Crack Down Hard on Smartwatch Faces" DailyTech 8:05 AM
  • "Finally, an end to the problem of tangled headphones: Two British designers have solved the problem of tangled headphone cables with an iPhone case which has reached its crowdfunding target in under two weeks" Telegraph 7:42 AM
  • "Justice Department pushes unnamed smartphone maker to help crack passcodes" Cult of Mac 7:59 AM
  • "iTunes Radio is ad-free for all & offering $5 iTunes credits today courtesy of Verizon" 9to5Mac 1:07 PM
  • "Natalie Portman rumored for troubled Steve Jobs biopic" AppleInsider 1:07 PM
  • "Natalie Portman latest star expected to join Steve Jobs biopic" 9to5Mac 1:07 PM
  • "Sir Jony Ive attends fundraiser at Northumbria University" Telegraph 7:18 AM
  • "Beats' #SoloSelfie ad for Solo2 is a mashup of celebrity donut selfies" iMore 2:52 PM
  • "Apple, Inc. Beats promotes Solo2 headphones with new celebrity-packed #SoloSelfie campaign" AppleInsider 2:53 PM
  • "Apple Founder Ron Wayne puts proof of original Apple I manual, other items, up for auction" The Loop 8:21 AM
  • "Apple Co-Founder Ron Wayne Puts Apple-1 Manual Proofs, Apple II Blueprints And More Up For Auction" TechCrunch 8:21 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Frozen's Elsa and Anna teach girls to code" CNNMoney 2:52 PM
  • "Intel wants to replace all your passwords with Touch ID-style biometrics" Cult of Mac 8:37 AM
  • "One of Sony's first 'new' ideas is a smartwatch that's all e-ink" Engadget 7:56 AM
  • "The MacJury's Holiday Gift Guide #2" MacVoices 1:03 PM
  • "Interview: How M√•rten Brüggemann and Toca Boca created the new Toca Nature game" Digital Arts 8:05 AM
  • "Autodesk Talks to Architosh About Fusion 360 and The Sea Change in Product Design" Architosh 7:43 AM
  • "Apple Watch site refreshed to highlight Timekeeping, New Ways to Connect, and Health &¬†Fitness" 9to5Mac 4:45 PM
  • "Apple Watch website revamped with new UI and UX details" AppleInsider 6:20 PM
  • "Apple's iOS 8 distribution back on track, now on 60% of devices" AppleInsider 4:45 PM
  • "New Foxconn plant reported to make sapphire displays for iPhones" Focus Taiwan 1:31 PM
  • "Foxconn's Rumored $2.6B Plant to Reportedly Manufacture Sapphire Screens for the iPhone" Modmyi 1:31 PM
  • "This simple new circuit could double iPhone data speeds" Cult of Mac 7:59 AM
  • "Apple to Reportedly Stop Production of iPhone 5c in 2015" MacRumors 8:04 AM
  • "Report: Apple to End Production of iPhone 5c in 2015" MacTrast 8:21 AM
  • "Apple Reportedly Shutting Down Production On The iPhone 5C Next Year" Business Insider 10:59 AM
  • "Watch out, Oculus: Apple is hiring a virtual reality developer" Mashable 7:51 AM
  • "Apple's virtual reality ambitions tipped in new job listing" The Verge 7:51 AM
  • "Apple to use zirconium oxide ceramic materials for the Apple Watch" AppleDailyReport 8:07 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "W.E.L.D.E.R. For iPhone/iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $2.99)" Apple Sliced 9:25 AM
  • "Groops (Puzzle/Board Game) For iPhone/iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:25 AM
  • "Monkey Land 3D For iPhone/iPad Is Free Today (Was $2.99)" Apple Sliced 9:25 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:11 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:11 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:11 AM
  • "MacMall's Black Friday sale features savings of up to 86% on the largest selection of Macs, iPads, more" 9to5Mac 7:57 AM
  • "MacMall's Black Friday Apple deals include $40 off iPad Air 2 16GB, $798 MacBook Air" ZDNet 8:53 AM
  • "Lowest Prices Ever: Apple's mid-2014 2.5Ghz 15-inch MacBook Pro (16GB, 512GB, 750M) for $2199, tax-free outside NY (save $500 instantly)" AppleInsider 4:11 PM
  • "We're starting Black Friday early so you can be ready for the holidays. MacGourmet Deluxe is the recipe management software for the Mac. Organize your favorite holiday recipes, plan your meals, and easily add new recipes - all for $24.97 - a 50% savings off the regular price of $49.95." Mariner Software 10:05 AM

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  • "Review: mPact Glass screen protection for iPhone 6" TechnologyTell 8:54 AM
  • "Steampunk USB Flash Drives with Motorized Gears - Really!" The Mac Observer 3:59 PM
  • "Reviewed: Fitbit Charge" iMore 9:27 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Which search engine should be crowned king of Mobile Safari?" Macworld 4:11 PM
  • "Weather Or Not provides weather forecast for your upcoming calendar events" iDownload Blog 8:05 AM
  • "5 iPhone Apps to get Cut Your Thanksgivings Stress" The Mac Observer 10:20 AM
  • "FRAMED review: rewrite the plot to this espionage story" iDownload Blog 8:05 AM
  • "Hands On: Snoopy's All Star Football (iOS)" MacNN 8:01 AM
  • "App of the Week: Golfinity - Never Ending Mini Golf" MacTrast 2:51 PM
  • "Loose Leaf Review: Sketch out ideas with simple drawing tools, courtesy of Loose Leaf." 148Apps 8:24 AM
  • "Sunburn! Review: Platform through the depths of space to make sure your entire crew dies together in this satisfying and intriguing puzzle platformer." 148Apps 9:27 AM
  • "VainGlory Review: VainGlory is a really fun and accessible MOBA, but suffers from some slightly sexist elements." 148Apps 10:09 AM
  • "Tripnary Review: Want to create a travel bucket list? Tripnary is a fun way to do exactly that." 148Apps 1:30 PM
  • "iOS 8: Control Which Apps Can Access Your Private Data" The Mac Observer 2:38 PM
  • "Holiday gift guide: using iPhone and iPad in the car" 9to5Mac 1:07 PM
  • "Should I buy a refurbished Mac? Why Apple's Refurb Store is the best place to find a cheap secondhand Mac" Macworld UK 7:48 AM
  • "Preparing a Mac For Travel" Tuts+ 6:56 AM
  • "Cooking with Your iPad or iPhone? Follow These 3 Simple Kitchen Tips" OS X Daily 4:13 PM
  • "iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite: Naming Group Conversations in Messages" The Mac Observer 7:57 AM
  • "Apple-IBM products in November? Not quite" PCWorld 1:31 PM
  • "Why iPhone 6 Tablet/Laptop Cannibalization Is Overhyped – The 'Book Mystique" MacPrices 10:59 AM
  • "How the iPhone 6 Plus is changing people's reading habits" Quartz 10:08 AM
  • "Apple MacBook Air vs. MacBook Pro: Which Should You Buy?" LAPTOP Magazine 8:55 AM
  • "A Bad Comparison: Microsoft v. Apple" Mac 360 7:10 AM
  • "Oh That Apple Is So Sneaky" Mac 360 7:10 AM
  • "Preview: Office for Android tablets is like Office for iPad, but on Android" Ars Technica 4:13 PM
  • "You Asked: What Are Podcasts?" Time 4:12 PM
  • "Even at $199, Amazon's Fire phone isn't worth your money" VentureBeat 1:31 PM
  • "First impressions of the Sony SmartWatch 3: Capable of hitting the road alone" ZDNet 8:53 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Apple touts iOS 8 voice messaging in new iPhone 6 ad" AppleInsider 9:17 PM
  • "'Pyx' adds smooth animations to the iOS app switcher" iDownload Blog 4:13 PM
  • "WinterBoard Gets Updated to Support Some New Features on iOS 7 and iOS 8" iClarified 2:53 PM
  • "Screeny makes deleting iPhone screenshots easier than ever" iMore 1:30 PM
  • "30 best iPhone and iPad apps this week" The Guardian 10:59 AM
  • "Red Giant's Annual 40%-Off Sale Hits the Web Tuesday, December 9th" Red Giant 9:25 AM
  • "iOS 8 Wi-Fi Issues Blamed on Bonjour Over AWDL, WiFried Fix Released in Cydia" iClarified 8:05 AM
  • "Chillingo lets you embark on a Rescue Quest in its new match-three puzzle adventure game" AppAdvice 6:57 AM
  • "BEVL Releases Dock Tailored for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus" prMac 6:56 AM
  • "Track Business Metrics on iPhone & iPad's Today Screen with Numerics 2.0" prMac 6:56 AM
  • "Instalist Arrives to App Store Just in Time for the Holiday Season" prMac 6:56 AM
  • "Colordrop Makes Exploring Colors on iPhone and iPad Easy" prMac 6:56 AM
Computer Industry
  • "China Widens 'Tax-Evasion' Net Amid Microsoft Case" Reuters 7:14 AM
  • "China 'fines' Microsoft $140m for tax evasion" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:14 AM
  • "Microsoft hit with $140m tax bill in China?" ZDNet 7:09 AM
  • "China fines Microsoft $140m for tax evasion" The Inquirer 10:59 AM
  • "Hewlett-Packard Earnings Report: Q4 2014 Conference Call Transcript" TheStreet 4:10 PM
  • "HP's Fourth-Quarter Sales Miss Shows Challenges Ahead of Split" Bloomberg 7:14 AM
  • "H-P's Revenue Drops Again Ahead of Planned Split: Profitability Has Risen Under Whitman, but Company Is Shrinking" [Paid Membership Required] 7:13 AM
  • "How Will Hewlett-Packard Fourth Quarter Earnings Effect Its Split" 24/7 Wall St. 8:24 AM
  • "Hewlett-Packard Q4 Earnings Beat Estimates, Revenues Miss" Zacks 7:15 AM
  • "Not Sure a Split May Ease Troubles for HP: Srinivasan" Bloomberg TV 7:15 AM
  • "Hewlett-Packard Estimates Trimmed at Jefferies on 'Mixed' Q4" StreetInsider 8:34 AM
  • "Hewlett-Packard Results Described as 'Mixed' at Goldman Sachs" StreetInsider 8:34 AM
  • "Where does Watson the supercomputer leave mere human workers?" Financial Times 8:40 AM
  • "IBM is moving fast in cloud but is it fast enough to matter?" Gigaom 8:20 PM
  • "IBM unveils cloud-based mobile analytics service" CloudPro 8:40 AM
  • "IBM Adds Infrastructure Analytics, Virtualization Products to Mobility Portfolio; Rich Esposito Comments" ExecutiveBiz 8:40 AM
  • "IBM adds mobile desktop-as-a-service offering" Telecompaper 8:40 AM
  • "IBM Announced Bare Metal PaaS and Private API Catalog" InfoQ 8:40 AM
  • "Why Intel Corporation's 14-Nanometer Mobile Chips Could Finally Be Game Changers" The Motley Fool 8:36 AM
  • "Intel reveals future high-performance computing system building blocks" WorldStage 8:36 AM
  • "Intel's Year-End Holiday Push Wraps Up Big Bet On Tablets" Xconomy 8:37 AM
  • "Aggressive AMD on commercial landgrab mission: Vendor claims it is eating rivals' market share thanks to deeper channel ties and new vendor partnerships" CRN UK 8:32 AM
  • "Insider Selling: Cisco Systems Director Unloads 50,000 Shares of Stock" WKRB News & Analysis 8:28 AM
  • "Cisco Systems SVP Sells $4,770,009 in Stock" Ticker Report 8:28 AM
  • "US manufacturer of IT-products Dell expands activity in Azerbaijan" Trend [Paid Membership Required] 8:30 AM
  • "Dell Venue 8 7000 visits the FCC – more specs are revealed" TabTec 8:30 AM
  • "PC outlook remains cautious, despite modest 3Q14 gains, says IDC" DigiTimes 6:58 AM
  • "Digitimes Research: Global tablet shipments to reach 74.53 million in 4Q14" DigiTimes 6:58 AM
  • "Tech firms urged to stop exporting software that helps human rights abuse" The Inquirer 8:15 AM
  • "The US should not be allowed to run the internet" The Inquirer 8:15 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple shares hit new all-time closing high" MacDailyNews 4:13 PM
  • "Here's what could end Apple's winning streak" CNBC 2:54 PM
  • "Why Apple's Market Cap Will Keep Growing" Bloomberg TV 8:10 AM
  • "17 Facts About Apple Now That It's Worth $700 Billion" WSJ Blogs 8:52 AM
  • "Apple's market value hits $700bn. It's now worth wealth of world's 17 richest people combined" London Loves Business 8:30 AM
  • "Apple's $700 beeellion market cap makes it more valuable than Switzerland" The Register 8:09 AM
  • "Unraveling Apple's Increasing Return On Equity" Seeking Alpha 8:41 AM
Industry News
  • "Dow, S&P 500 set new closing highs" USA Today 4:16 PM
  • "S&P 500 Climbs as Consumers Get Ready for Lots of Holiday Shopping" TheStreet 4:16 PM
  • "Market Snapshot: S&P 500, Dow Score Record Close Ahead Of Thanksgiving Break" MarketWatch 4:15 PM
  • "US stocks hold near record after a batch of mixed economic reports; Deere drops on outlook" Associated Press 4:15 PM
  • "Dow, S&P 500 Close at Record Highs: Stock Moves Muted in Quiet Trading Before Thanksgiving" [Paid Membership Required] 4:14 PM
  • "Asia Markets: Japan stocks break winning streak as yen strengthens/Hong Kong and Shanghai markets advance" MarketWatch 8:42 AM
  • "Europe Markets: European stocks gain as ECB puts full-blown QE on deck" MarketWatch 8:42 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 2:37 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares up at the close of trading" Associated Press 5:14 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 2:37 PM

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