Here are some of the headline that grabbed the attention this week.
- Apple awards $60 million in stock bonuses to its top execs.
- Apple make Garageband universal.
- Apple plan to spend $7 billion on retail and cloud operations.
- Apple trial the self-checkout using the iOS App at retail stores.
- Apple releases iOS 5.0.2 to developers.
- Apple updates iTune Match for developers, but still no public release.
- Apple confirm a battery bug with a limited number of iOS 5 devices.
- Rumour: CBS turned down a potential TV deal with Apple.
- Rumour: Apple planning a radical overhaul in their product lines in 2012.
- Google release and then pull their new Gmail app for iOS.
- Siri suffered another short outage and confirm as uses around 64K of data.
- Developers concerned with the new App-Cleaning in the next version of iOS 5.
- Dungeon Hunter 3 confirmed for Christmas release.
- Glu show their product line due for release before Christmas.
- Stanza app appears forever broken with iOS 5, as Amazon who own the product seem in no rush to fix it.
In other tech news:
- HP start to offer a limited amount of Touchpads in their developer program again.
- HP start selling a new tablet, but it is a slate running Windows.
- Google Reader redesign angers many users as some features are removed.
- Google change there search as they want the + system for their social feature.
- LG electronics issues shares to top up its finances.
- RIM’s stock falls below their book value.
- Sony forecast a $1.2 billion loss for the year.
- Microsofts famous Courier tablet was killed off by Bill Gates.
- Angry Birds tops half a billion downloads.
- Kindle lending library is now available in the US, but non of the big six sellers are offering their books.