25 September 2012

Apple sells out iPhone 5, investors worry about supply

Apple sells out iPhone 5, investors worry about supply
Additionally, Apple is facing stiff competition from smartphones that run on Google Inc's Android software, which has become the most-used mobile operating system in the world. Apple's key supplier as well as rival, Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, has ...

Apple's Feud With Google Is Now Felt on iPhone
New York Times
Maps are particularly crucial on mobile devices, where location-based services and ads have emerged as the pathway to making money. Google and Apple are not the only warriors in the fight. Amazon, Nokia, Microsoft, AOL and Yahoo are competing, too.

New York Times

Apple: Weekend sales top 5 million for iPhone 5
Apple on Monday said first weekend sales of the iPhone 5 topped five million, beating the opening weekend for the iPhone 4S nearly a year ago by 1 million units. Demand has been "incredible," Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a statement.

Microsoft's Case Of Apple Envy
CRN (blog)
It was not first to the tablet; Amazon beat it there. ... But Microsoft has a serious case of Appleenvy these days and has convinced itself it can copy Apple's model and effectively compete -- thinkMicrosoft stores and its own vertically integrated ...

Fiona Apple Suggests 'Possibly Illegal' Police Actions During Drug Arrest
The phrase "Fiona Apple rant" is one of Google's favorite word combinations. Both because it holds so much promise and also because the outspoken singer is kind of great at speaking her mind in ways that always shock/amuse/surprise. Well, Apple was ...

Microsoft IE Patch Fixes Flaw Under Active Attack
As promised, Microsoft Friday released a security update to patch a zero-day vulnerability that's being actively exploited by attackers, as well as four previously undisclosed vulnerabilities of a similar nature. According to Microsoft's critical ...

Apple Supplier Halts Production After Violence in Chinese Factory
Voice of America
Foxconn, the company that makes Apple's iPhones, has suspended production at a factory in northern China after a brawl that involved as many as 2,000 workers and left about 40 people injured. The clash erupted late Sunday in a privately-managed ...

Voice of America

Google stock hits all-time high
Just last month, research firm IDC reported that Google's Android had gained a whopping 68% share of the global smartphone market during the second quarter. That's four times the 17% market share held by Apple (AAPL). Despite the run-up, Google ...

Errant Microsoft tweet tweaks Ann Coulter
CNET (blog)
September 24, 2012 9:16 AM PDT. (Credit: Screenshot: Chris Matyszczyk/CNET). For a moment this weekend, those who follow Microsoft's Twitter account seemed to think that the company had embraced liberalism and kissed it on both European cheeks.

Walmart dumps Amazon's Kindle
Walmart has just announced that it will no longer sell Amazon's tablets after it has sold its current inventory. This announcement by Walmart follows Target's action several months ago that they would not sell Amazon products in the future. The low ...

Report: Iran Blocking Access to Google Search, Gmail
PC Magazine
That same month, an order from the country's telecommunications minister dictated that all telephone companies, banks, and insurance firms were prohibited from using foreign email services such as Google's Gmail, Yahoo Mail, or Microsoft's Hotmail.

Apple Sells Five Million New iPhones - NYTimes.com
Apple on Monday said it had sold 5 million new iPhones just three days after the phone's release, beating first-weekend sales of its predecessor, the iPhone 4S, by about one million, but still missing some analysts' forecasts. Still, the number ...
NYT Bits

One not-so-secret reason Apple built its own Maps for iOS 6 | TUAW ...
By Michael Rose
Some of the challenges may be remediable in the short term, while others may take far longer to address effectively. Apple is reportedly doing deep-dive recruiting into the fallow, contract-complete engineering pool that helped to build Google ...
TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog

Google Maps App Hacked Onto iPhone 3GS Running iOS 6 ...
By Jordan Crook
And then, you opened up Apple Maps to find that your childhood home didn't really look like your childhood home at all, but a flat, f&#(ked up version of your childhood home, and that you were actually two blocks east of where you thought you ...

Apple Actively Recruiting Ex-Google Maps Employees - Mac Rumors
By Arnold Kim
TechCrunch reports that Apple is aggressively pursuing former and current Google Maps employees as part of its effort to build out its own Mapping...
MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors...

Do You Really Want to Subscribe to Microsoft Office? Yes, You Might
By Mark Hachman
For the first time this fall, consumers will have the choice between subscribing to Microsoft Office as a service - Office 365 - or buying a traditional license for the productivity software. The decision isn't simple: you'll pay less upfront for a ...

Apple Maps: The FAQ « counternotions
Q: Then why did Apple kick Google Maps off the iOS platform? ... episodes with Microsoft, Adobe and others, what we do know is that Apple has a justifiable fear ...

Ex: Pittsburgh hostage suspect is 'a sweet guy'
Sacramento Bee
AP PITTSBURGH -- The girlfriend of a man accused of taking a hostage in a Pittsburgh high-rise and posting about it on Facebook says he is a "sweet guy." Police called in 23-year-old Je'Nauba Lipford-Watts to come talk to 22-year-old Klein Michael ...

The iPhone 5: It's funny (or is it?)
Somehow, the mere launch of the iPhone 5 has forced filmmakers to amuse themselves at the coming of the next great gadget deity. Here are some examples. by Chris Matyszczyk iPhone launches have become such events that people line up, scream, and wail, ...

RPT-FEATURE-'Intel Inside' ignites mobile branding war
By Noel Randewich SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 24 (Reuters) - As the mobile computing wars heat up, chipmakers that supply the crucial components inside smartphones and tablets aim to grab more of the glory. Not content to remain in the shadows of hot consumer ...

Apple supplier halts China factory after violence
BEIJING (AP) รข?? The company that makes Apple's iPhones suspended production at a factory in China on Monday after a brawl by as many as 2000 employees at a dormitory injured 40 people. The fight, the cause of which was under investigation, ...

Verizon to Pay More Than $260 Million in ActiveVideo Suit
By Susan Decker on September 24, 2012 Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) agreed to pay more than $260 million to a California company to end a patent-infringement lawsuit that targeted its video-on-demand feature for FiOS TV.

Apple reportedly doled out fewer iPhone 5 units to other retailers
Third-party retailers seemed to be in short supply of the new iPhone this week, compared with inventory at some of Apple's own stores, says the Wall Street Journal. by Lance Whitney Eager iPhone 5 buyers wait outside Apple's Palo Alto store early ...

Apple vs. Samsung Continues; iPhone 5 Benchmarked; Download All Tweets?
PC Magazine
By Stephanie Mlot Topping tech headlines this weekend, the Apple/Samsung patent fight isn't over just yet. Cupertino filed a motion Friday requesting a US sales ban on Samsung devices, plus an additional $707 million in damages following last month's ...

Acidifying seas threaten island nations' food security -study
By Mary Slosson | MONTEREY, Calif., Sept 24 (Reuters) - Food security problems caused by climate change and ocean acidification will hit small island and coastal nations hardest, environmental group Oceana said on Monday. The Comoros islands in the ...

Is Apple Distancing Itself From Samsung As A Parts Supplier?
What with all these patent fights over smartphones between Apple and Samsung it's possible to lose sight of the fact that Samsung is one of Apple's largest suppliers and Apple one of Samsung's largest customers. So while the fight is going on over who ...

Medal of Honor Warfighter multiple player beta launches in early October
If you're a fan of PC shooters or the Medal of Honor franchise, you probably already heard of the coming entry for the franchise called Warfighter. EA has announced that it will offer player's entry to the open multiple player beta world of Warfighter ...


Giant 655-pound Leatherback turtle rescued and released
Christian Science Monitor
The New England Aquarium in Boston say it's released a 7-foot (2.1-meter)-long, 655-pound (297-kilogram) leatherback sea turtle back into waters off Cape Cod after it was treated for dehydration, trauma, and shock. The turtle was found stranded near ...

Christian Science Monitor

iPhone 5 restrictions spark Samsung discounts in Europe
iPhone 5 restrictions spark Samsung discounts in Europe Apple Inc.'s iPhone 5, which bars customers of some European carriers from accessing the fastest available mobile networks, will prompt those operators to cut prices for handsets from rivals such ...


Amazon heads off app fragmentation on Kindle Fire, Android
By Kevin C. Tofel With multiple Amazon Kindle Fire tablets that differ in screen size, display resolution and even hardware capabilities, how will developers manage their mobile apps across the platform? A new “device targeting” feature will help and ...


Netflix For Android Gets The New iOS Look, Too
A week after Netflix debuted its new iPhone application, just in time for the iPhone 5 launch, the company is today announcing it has brought a similar updated experience to users of Android devices. The new application offers an interface that's ...

Endeavour successfully completes its Los Angeles-area flyovers
Last week, we talked about the space shuttle Endeavour making its farewell flight around California as it headed to LAX for landing. This space shuttle was flown around several highly visited areas in the Los Angeles basin perched atop a modified ...


Here's Why New Jersey Banned Smiling In Driver's Licenses
Business Insider
Apparently it's only the huge smiles they're worried about, otherwise known as an "I just won the lottery" smile, according to the Jersey Department of Motor Vehicles. It distorts your face so much so that their facial ID software has difficulty ...

Business Insider

How To Get Out of Your Mobile Phone Contract
PC Magazine
You covet the new iPhone 5 but have months, maybe years, left on your contract. Check out these ways to break your contract and move on. By Eric Griffith Let's not be coy—this story exists so you can get a new iPhone 5. Obviously, you've seen just how ...

Facebook turns on “frictionless” carrier billing via Bango
By Ryan Kim Facebook is turning on new streamlined carrier billing mobile web payments thanks to an integration with Bango. The payments, which can boost conversions up to 77 percent compared to 40 percent for traditional carrer billing payments, ...


Malaria is found in Alaska birds
A new study reports that a form of malaria, generally considered a tropical disease, is being contracted by birds as far north as Fairbanks. Published: Sept. 24, 2012 at 3:59 am PDT — Updated: Sept. 24, 2012 at 4:54 am PDT ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A new ...

Speech Disrupter Wins 2012 Ig Nobel Prize
Laboratory Equipment
AP, Mark Pratt For anyone who's ever been tired of listening to someone drone on and on and on, two Japanese researchers have the answer. The SpeechJammer, a device that disrupts a person's speech by repeating his or her own voice at a delay of a few ...

Laboratory Equipment

New York lake struggles with invasive species
Trade Only Today
Two years and $1.5 million later, efforts to rid a New York lake of a harmful invasive clam seem to have failed. With fast-breeding Asian clams now spreading in Lake George, the best hope is to keep their numbers in check — a costly fight that could ...

Roundup: Reactions to the NY Times
Data Center Knowledge
On Sunday the New York Times kicked off a series of articles based on a year-long investigation of the data center industry and its energy usage. We've shared our our take on the first installment. Here's a roundup of other notable analysis and ...

Child Safety Seat Awareness
National Car Seat Safety Week may have come to a close, but officials are urging parents to use caution all year long. The number of children who are not properly restrained is alarming. Car crashes are the number one killer of children ages one to ...

What we put in our air returns to hurt us
Concord Monitor
Thank you for Mike Di Paola's column on the anniversary of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring which was condemned by chemical companies selling carcinogenic insecticides. Her work on DDT's effects on birds took her to Cape Cod where birds were dying from ...

PS Vita To Get Final Fantasy III
Wondering what game to get from the Playstation Store next for your PS Vita? Well, if you're craving for some old school Japanese RPG goodness, then you're in luck — Final Fantasy III will be available for download on September 25th.


Scientists discover gene that gives tabby cats their markings
Related topics tabby cats Cats Science Genetics Scientists have found the gene that creates the tabby patterns that are so commonly seen in domestic house cats, according to an AP article published in The Huffington Post on Sept. 22.

#ScratchGate: iPhone 5 Owners Are Discovering Aluminum Is Softer Than Glass
Centralia Chronicle
The iPhone 5 hit stores last Friday. It's the lightest, thinnest, most sleek iPhone yet. But owners are quickly discovering that with those advantages, there are some inherent downsides. The slender iPhone 5 has an anodized aluminum backplate rather ...

Iran to Transition to Internal Internet
Overclockers Club
A current matter for debate in many nations is the securing of an open Internet. At its most basic, one of the principals of an open Internet is that no content may be censored, unless it is explicitly in violation of a law. Not all connected nations ...

Samsung Galaxy S3 gets Android Jelly Bean
Summary: The rollout of Android 4.1 to the flagship S III handset has begun, with customers in Poland and elsewhere in eastern Europe being the first to benefit. By David Meyer | September 24, 2012 -- 09:37 GMT (02:37 PDT) Samsung has begun rolling out ...

Getting charged up over electric cars: National Plug In Day event features 20 ...
San Jose Mercury News
SANTA CRUZ -- More than 20 types of electric cars were on display for Sunday's second annual local celebration of National Plug In Day, offering a variety of ways to beat high gas prices and ease air pollution. The event that spotlights electric cars ...

Watch out Google? Facebook plans to 'improve search' - and starts by logging ...
Daily Mail
By Eddie Wrenn Facebook is looking to tackle Google by making search a much more prominent part of it social network. In words that may scare Google, Mark Zuckerberg said: 'Facebook is pretty uniquely positioned to answer the questions people have' ...

Daily Mail

IPhone 5 defines Apple success, Tim Cook-style
Business Recorder (blog)
SAN FRANCISCO: Tim Cook is no Steve Jobs when it comes to leading Apple Inc. As the debut of the new iPhone 5 just proved, that may not be a bad thing. The taller, thinner and lighter phone prompted a rush on Wall Street to raise price targets for ...

Business Recorder (blog)

Climate change missing from US election debate
3News NZ
By Seth Borenstein The issue: People love to talk about the weather, especially when it's strange like the mercifully ended [northern] summer of 2012. This year the nation's weather has been hotter and more extreme than ever, federal records show.

3News NZ

SpaceX to launch first commercial flight to ISS
By William Atkins SpaceX announced that October 7, 2012 is scheduled to be the launch date for the first privately controlled flight to the International Space Station. The launch of the Falcon 9 rocket and its payload, the reuseable Dragon unmanned ...

Grilled burgers pollute more than diesel trucks in Southern California
ZME Science
When you think of air pollution, inevitably your mind wanders to huge, fume spilling power stations, old motor trucks and other nasty things in these lines. Surprisingly enough, researchers at University of California, Riverside, found that charbroiled ...

ZME Science

Asus Padfone 2 Full Specs Leaked: 4.7-Inch Display, 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 ...
Mobile & Apps
By Alexandra Burlacu | Sep 24, 2012 09:51 AM EDT News about a second-generation Asus Padfone first surfaced back in May, with initial rumors saying the hybrid device would be released by mid-2013. Now, however, it seems that the Padfone 2 launch is ...

Mobile & Apps

Q&A: How Sony simultaneously develops the same game for PS3 and Vita
Ars Technica
by Nate Lanxon - Sep 23, 2012 6:30 pm UTC Shuhei Yoshida is the president of Sony's worldwide PlayStation software development and oversees all Sony's game studios, from Japan to the US. He has worked at Sony for over 25 years and was a lead executive ...

Ars Technica

Sleeping Dogs DLC screens
PlayStation Universe
Square Enix has unleashed a trio of Sleeping Dogs screenshots for you to feast your eyes on. This latest batch comes from the upcoming downloadable content packs, namely Street Racer, SWAT and Tactical Solider. As previously reported, Street Racer ...

4.7inch HTC Windows Phone 8 Device Still Coming?
Last week I was a little disappointed when I did not see a 4.7 inch Windows Phone 8 device come from HTC at the NYC HTC Event. Now, some news coming out of Phone Arena states that the HTC China president has hinted towards a larger screen Windows Phone ...


GameStop announces 'Wii U Wait List' programme, no longer offering pre-orders
Last week it became apparent that many large US retailers were running out of pre-order stock for the Wii U. Now, game retailing giant GameStop has gone on the record to make it known that no more consoles will be made available by them at launch.


New Zealand Wii U Prices Revealed
Just Push Start
Although pricing for the Wii U was revealed for the rest of the world last week, Nintendo has finally officially confirmed the price for the Wii U in New Zealand. The 8GB Wii U console that comes with just a white console and a white controller can be ...

Khoe-San first to split from other humans
ABC Science Online
Human diversity Southern Africa's bushmen, and their relatives the Khoe, veered off on their own path of genetic development 100000 years ago, according to a new study. The split, gleaned from an analysis of genetic data, is the earliest divergence ...

ABC Science Online

RIM battles for reputation after European outage rocks shares
BLACKBERRY maker Research in Motion (RIM) is under pressure to restore its reputation after users across Europe faced a three-hour outage last Friday. Its shares closed down over six per cent last week, close to their lowest level in nine years, ...

Foxconn Plant Closed After Riot, Company Says
New York Times
SHANGHAI — Foxconn Technology, a major supplier to some of the world's electronics giants, including Apple, said it had closed one of its large Chinese plants early Monday after the police were called in to break up a fight among factory employees.

New York Times

Technology to End Extreme Poverty
Huffington Post (blog)
Increasingly though, these barriers are breaking down, and the world's poor are becoming visible in our lives. Technology is changing the way we interact with people on the other side of the world who, though we may never meet, are impacted every day ...

Technology | Galaxy S III phone from Samsung has look of a winner
Columbus Dispatch
If you're shopping for a smartphone and aren't an iPhone fan, you'd do well to take a close look at the Samsung Galaxy S III. I've been playing around with the Galaxy S III since it came out in late June, and I've been impressed. The device has become ...

Columbus Dispatch

Tech industry keen on STEM visas
The tech industry wants lawmakers to see past their differences. “There is no debate here,” Andy Halataei, director of government relations at the Information TechnologyIndustry Council, said in a statement. “Both parties agree that our best and ...


Facebook, Apple highlight tech retreat
Shares of Micron Technology (NASDAQ:MU) also fell 3% after Pacific Crest Securities cut the stock's rating to sector perform, or neutral, from outperform, citing the uncertainty in the PC market. This Story has 0 Comments. Read them & join the ...

Ivy Tech receives $1.5 million aviation grant
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette (blog)
During the next three years, the college's Aviation Maintenance Technology program is poised to create 501 skilled aviation maintenance workers through accelerated training. Numerous aviation credentials are expected to be developed and issued, ...

Sogeti High Tech organizes a week entitled "Special recruitment in France" in ...
Sogeti High Tech is a leading company in Engineering and Technology Consulting Services. With over than 20 years of expertise, we undertake major technical and engineering innovation projects for the R&D departments of global industrial firms. To meet ...

America's Dangerous Tech Gap
Daily Beast
“Digital divide” first referred to the unequal distribution of personal computers and Internet access in the mid-1990s after eye-popping technology growth. Between 1991 and 1996, the number of personal computers in the U.S. grew by more than 3,000 ...

Daily Beast

High-tech tactics fail to stop recycling racket
The Age
High-tech tactics fail to stop recycling racket. Date: September 24, 2012 - 9:40PM. 23 reading now. 47. Read later. Marika Dobbin. Tweet · Email article · Print · Why bother recycling when this happens? (Video Thumbnail) Click to play video. Return to ...

Cadillac introduces new bumper technology to prevent crashes
New York Daily News
Cadillac's new virtual bumper technology – whereby the car brakes automatically if it senses the driver is about to tap the bumper of the vehicle in front of it – isn't new. I've tested two cars with the technology in the past eight years and both ...

New York Daily News

The 10 Best Tech Rivalries of All Time
By Todd Wasserman
The tech industry has some of the most outspoken and competitive leaders. Here are ... “Bill is basically unimaginative and has never invented anything, which is why I think he's more comfortable now in philanthropy than technology. He just ...
Mashable » Mobile

Ad Tech Company eXelate Raises $12M C Round Led By ...
By Steve O'Hear
Steve O'Hear is probably best known as a technology journalist, currently at TechCrunch where he focuses mainly on European/UK startups, companies and products. From April 2011 to February 2012, he was co-founder and CEO of ...

Video: The Foxconn riot - Apple 2.0 - Fortune Tech
By Philip Elmer-DeWitt
A plant that reportedly made parts for Apple's iPhone 5 is closed after 40 are injuredhttp://youtu.be/YUNptLamFSM FORTUNE -- The footage posted late Sunday local time on China's YouKu video hosting service (and picked up on YouTube) ...
Fortune Tech: Technology blogs,...

Nuance working on Siri-like voice tech for phones in sleep mode ...
By Sam Byford
Nuance Communications, the company rumored to be behind the voice recognition technology in Apple's Siri, is reportedly working with chip makers to help enable similar functionality in phones' sleep...
The Verge - All Posts

Tech Gallery: What's new out there at Interbike?
By VeloNews.com
We're constantly asked at tradeshows like Interbike, "What's new out there?" by reps chained to their booths. As our former tech editor-turned-PR man Nick Legan said last week, it's amazing how little you see when you stick to a single booth ...

BBC News - Facebook suspends photo tag tool in Europe
By Zoe Kleinman Technology reporter, BBC News ... at the issue of securing consent for this kind of technology and issued new guidance. .... Internet Explorer users are being urged by Microsoft to download a security fix plus other tech news ...

Boston's Inaugural Festival of Indie Games hits the ... - Mass High Tech
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