The Apple Roundup: Look at the effect iOS 6 had on App Store traffic

Here’s our daily pick of stories about Apple from around the web that you shouldn’t miss. Today’s installment: App Store traffic goes through the roof, alternatives to Apple maps, Retina support finally comes to Office, yet another patent troll targets Apple, and more.

Quick tip: Do you need Java on your Mac?

Java doesn’t come pre-installed for on OS X as it once did. You may have manually installed it, but it’s likely that besides a few web sites and an occasional piece of software you may want to run, you don’t really need Java on your Mac.

The Apple Roundup: Has Apple already made its point in court?

Here’s our daily pick of stories about Apple from around the web that you shouldn’t miss. Today’s installment: The point Apple is trying to make by suing Samsung, the Apple dividend, waning Mac battery life after Mountain Lion, and what it’s like on the Jobsset.

The Apple Roundup: How close were we to an iCar?

Here’s our daily pick of stories about Apple from around the web that you shouldn’t miss. Today’s installment: More company secrets leak out at the Samsung trial, why an iPod nano smartwatch is “a dumb idea,” CBS’s apathy toward Apple TV, and Mountain Lion battery concerns.

Apple: Mountain Lion downloaded 3 million times in 4 days

The Mac App Store-only availability of OS X Mountain Lion is clearly driving faster adoption of the software than in previous years. It also probably helps that Mountain Lion is a little bit cheaper than Lion, which cost $29.99.