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MacSurfer's Archive: Saturday, March 19, 2011


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Friday Highlights: Jury in the never-ending patent battle between Apple and Samsung finds the South Korean company must pay $539 million to Apple in damages—reports in our Apple/Macintosh section; in other legal news, court documents reveal Apple did actually know "iPhone 6 was bendier than previous models" concerning touch disease; several articles at Triangle Business Journal cover Apple's close ties with Research Triangle Park, asking if area is actually ready for larger Apple presence, seeing possible revolution in area tech community with Apple's decision; Low End Mac warns of using SATA III drives in a Mac only equipped to handle SATA II; Jon Collins catches up with the creators of Mellel word processor for Mac; Apple blocks Steam app on iOS meaning you can no longer enjoy PC games on your iDevice, Killian Bell at Cult of Mac calls ban "silly".

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  • "How did a British polytechnic graduate become the design genius behind £200billion Apple?"  Daily Mail (UK) 6:42 PM
  • "Apple Sued for Incorporating Image Sensors in Macs & iPhone"  Patently Apple 9:37 AM
  • "Apple Sour on Grand Central: Apple's plans to bring the world's largest iStore to Grand Central always seemed to defy all laws of taste, landmarks preservation and possibly even physics." BetaBeat 6:57 PM
  • "The Apple iPad 2 Review"  AnandTech 8:44 PM
  • "In-depth Review: Apple's iPad 2 running iOS 4.3/Apple's new iPad 2 is currently so popular that it's difficult to buy. Along with its impressive hardware however, there's a few weak spots and a couple rough edges in its current software release." AppleInsider 3:08 PM
  • "Tablet Wars: iPad Vs. the World"  CNBC 11:02 AM
  • "Why The iPad Won't Be Like The iPod"  mocoNews 7:26 AM
  • "Apple starts pushing back iPad launches" 9 to 5 Mac 7:27 AM
  • "Apple could face iPad 2 component shortages" AFP 7:35 AM
  • "Foxconn may open Apple manufacturing plant in São Paulo, Brazil" 9 to 5 Mac 2:36 PM
  • "Gizmodo iPhone 4 police probe wrapping up" MobileBurn 1:28 PM
  • "Japan supplied 5 key iPad parts: In a post-tsunami teardown, iSuppli identifies vulnerabilities in Apple's supply chain"  Fortune 3/18
  • "Three Key iPad 2 Parts Available Only From Japan"  AllThingsD 3/18
  • "Japan disaster: Apple, Ericsson, GM face parts shortages" BBC 3/18
  • "iPad 2 Could Face Supply Problems Following Japanese Earthquake" GigaOM 3/18
  • "Criminal probe into iPhone prototype nears end" CNET News 3/18
  • "'Stolen' iPhone 4 prototype criminal investigation nearly over: A year later, with the investigation nearly final, no charges have yet been brought against any parties involved in the sale and purchase of a lost iPhone 4 prototype." Digital Trends 3/18
  • "Investigators in lost iPhone 4 prototype case expected to Report findings soon" AppleInsider 3/18
  • "Steve Jobs surfaces: Shocking photos show gaunt Apple CEO, but hint he may be making recovery" New York Daily News 3/18
  • "Apple's Bertrand Serlet: X11 Excluded in Lion?"  ForkBombr 8:40 PM
  • "Apple Plans Free And Revamped MobileMe Integrated With iOS 5 For April" Redmond Pie 7:35 AM
  • "Mac App Store makes developers money" The Loop 9:38 AM
  • "How the iPhone, NFC and Mac App Store Will Enable Remote Computing [Exclusive]"  Cult of Mac 3/18
  • "Rumor: iPhone NFC uses Mac App Store, MobileMe for Mac sync" Electronista 3/18
  • "Top Mac App Store apps generate 50% as much revenue as top iPad apps" AppleInsider 3/18
  • "Mac App Store Revenue Already Half Of iPad's" mocoNews 3/18
  • "Mac App Store at three months: few free apps, lots of games" Electronista 3/18
  • "Mac App Store brings in huge revenues" TG Daily 3/18
  • "New browsers offer tons of improvements" CNNMoney 3/18
  • "By country, Switzerland has the highest Mac OS X market share in the world" Edible Apple 3/18
  • "HTML5: Chrome reigns; Safari and Firefox close the gap" FairerPlatform 3/18
  • "Ex-Microsoft GM lands CEO gig at Mac security firm" GeekWire 3/18
  • "FaceTime for Mac: Video Calling Simplified" AppStorm 1:28 PM
  • "Introduction to Mac OS X" DeviceMAG 9:14 PM
  • "MindNode (free) for Mac OS X review" Appletell 10:49 AM
  • "Nokia Software Updater for Mac Beta: Beta late than never?" Register Hardware 3/18
  • "Extensis Suitcase Fusion 3 review: Simplify font management with help from Extensis Suitcase Fusion 3" Macworld UK 3/18
  • "4 Ways This Paint By Smoke App Is The Hottest Ever" Mac 360 3/18
  • "This Secret Mac Browser Is Faster Than Safari" Mac 360 3/18
  • "Yet Another Mac Database App With Power And Speed, Not Ease Of Use" Mac 360 3/18
  • "Restoring PPC, SDK 10.4/10.5 and GCC 4.0 Support to Xcode4" Mac OS X Hints 3/18
  • "Valve marketing VP dishes on 'worthless' agency marketing" The Loop 9:40 AM
  • "I'd play games on a Mac, if developers made them"  The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 3/18
  • "More rumblings point to free MobileMe in April" CNET News 3/18
  • "Apple plans major MobileMe revamp for April launch; prior version to be phased out in a year" iLounge 3/18
  • "New Rumor Lends Support To Apple Relaunching MobileMe With Free Storage" AppleBitch 3/18
  • "NFC-equipped iPhone could power mobile Mac OS X accounts" Ars Technica 3/18
  • "Z-410: How ZFS is slowly making its way to Mac OS X" Ars Technica 3/18
  • "The Top 12 'Very Cool' Apps In The Mac App Store" Mac 360 3/18
Press Releases
  • "Mac OS X Lion 10.7 wallpapers" Mac Amour 3:55 PM
  • "Finally, a gorgeous Solitaire app for the Mac!" iSource 3:09 PM
  • "Toast 11.0.1: Better Vimeo quality, bug fixes" FairerPlatform 9:38 AM
  • "DEVONthink and DEVONnote 2.0.9" TidBITS 3/18
  • "Roulette, Craps 3D: First Mac Apps by Viaden Mobile" prMac 3/18
  • "Digital Heaven adds new features to Final Cut plug-ins" prMac 3/18
  • "Bar Star HD from GlitchSoft Available Now in Mac App Store" prMac 3/18
  • "Bugs Bugs Bugs All Over My Mac's Screen OMG" prMac 3/18
  • "Auto Put Your Mac to Sleep with the Night Night Mac App" prMac 3/18
  • "Beat Tagger for Mac OS X - Automagically Tag Beatport WAV Music Files" prMac 3/18
  • "Sailboat Championship Hits Mac App Store" prMac 3/18
  • "Zevrix Updates BatchOutput for Adobe InDesign - Automates File Delivery" prMac 3/18
  • "Noteboom Productions introduces Tutor for iDVD 1.0 in Mac App Store" prMac 3/18
  • "Regex for Mac OS X on the Mac App Store" prMac 3/18
  • "The 'Animals' series of Color It By Numbers coloring software has been released" ColorItByNumbers 3/18
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Week in Apple: reviews galore with iPad 2, MacBook Pro, Xcode 4" Ars Technica 3:13 PM
  • "iPhone claims fifth JD Power customer satisfaction poll" V3 7:34 AM
  • "Angry Birds HD Update – New Ads Spark Fans Outcry"  PadGadget 7:15 AM
  • "Apple closes iPad loophole that let children run up bills on 'free-to-play' games" Daily Mail (UK) 7:07 PM
  • "AT&T Cuts Prices of First-Gen 3G iPads, Now Starting at $429" LAPTOP Magazine 9:53 AM
  • "AT&T Cracks Down on Unauthorized Tethering, Warns iPhone Users" LAPTOP Magazine 9:53 AM
  • "In Israel, Find My iPad feature Gets the Goods, Impresses Police" Cult of Mac 9:53 AM
  • "iPhone 4, iPad 2 combo used for CNN citizen journalism" Electronista 7:29 AM
  • "iPad 2 Gets Destroyed by Shotgun" PadGadget 7:29 AM
  • "One Week On, Still Long Lines For iPad 2 Outside Apple's Stores" Cult of Mac 3/18
  • "Windows Tablets: Be Careful What You Wish For/A Forrester study says people are buying Apple iPads but would much rather have a Windows tablet." InfoWorld 3/18
  • "10 years of the iPod: It's 10 years since Apple's original iPod shuffled on to the scene, changing the way we listen to and buy music for good. But could it soon be time to hang up our white headphones?" The Guardian 3/18
  • "Verizon iPhone 4 Impressions 4.5% of U.S. iPhones in Two Weeks: Millennial Media Releases Latest Mobile Mix Report" WebProNews 3/18
  • "AT&T cracking down on jailbreak tethering?" Cult of Mac 3/18
  • "AT&T to Unauthorized iPhone Tetherers: 'We've Noticed Your Service Plan May Need Updating'" AllThingsD 3/18
  • "J.D. Power: iPhone is tops for 5th time/Two Android phone makers lose ground in the most recent consumer satisfaction survey" Fortune 3/18
  • "Apple's iPhone again tops J.D. Power satisfaction ranking" Macworld 3/18
  • "About Time: NPD Plans To Track Digital Game Sales Data" CrunchGear 3/18
  • "The iEmpire Strikes Back/First, Motorola Mobility called Apple's users iSheep. Now, it's payback time. The Mac maker has released an ad that comes dangerously close to mocking those not hip enough to hop aboard the iTrain." The Motley Fool 3/18
  • "Apple, Google May Profit on a Tax Holiday: Those companies and others say they'll bring home billions in earnings—but only if they get a big tax break" Bloomberg Businessweek 3/18
  • "AT&T cuts price of iPad 3G by $100" The Loop 3/18
  • "Apple's longest serving employee tells his story!" Electricpig 3/18
  • "Nearly a week later, Apple stores still have iPad 2 lines" MacDailyNews 3/18
  • "iPad 2 Insanity: People Are Lining Up At 10 AM For iPad Shipments That Come The NEXT Morning" Silicon Alley Insider 3/18
Non-Apple News
  • "Game developers struggle with piracy, malware in Android Market" Appolicious 3/18
  • "Googlers using '20 percent time' to help Japan" CNET News 3/18
  • "Android still No. 1 smartphone OS on ad network" CNET Reviews 3/18
  • "Nigerian scam 2.0: Would you like to buy some Facebook shares?" Fortune 3/18
  • "ISPs defend plans for two-tier net: ISPs have defended their right to operate a two-speed internet, at a key debate into the future of the web." BBC 3/18
  • "Nintendo won't work with 'garage developers'" CNET News 3/18
  • "Optometrists: Nintendo 3DS could ID vision issues" Boston Globe [Free Registration Required] 3/18
  • "Google Science Fair: Roll up for the geekiest show on Earth" The Guardian 3/18
  • "E-Book Purchases Surge in January, Paperbacks Plummet" TechNewsDaily 3/18
  • "Mozilla mirroring Chrome's fast, phased releases" CNET News 3/18
  • "Welcome to the creepily awesome Tron home" CNET News 3/18
  • "Life in a Tron home (photos)" CNET News 3/18
  • "Still no Google Instant for Opera browser fans" CNET News 3/18
  • "Ericsson places first HD call over CDMA" CNET News 3/18
  • "Malicious Japan quake spam leads to scareware" ZDNet 3/18
  • "China closes 130,000 Internet cafes as it seeks more control" IDG News Service 3/18
  • "A growing Netflix makes bid for its first original TV drama" Philadelphia Inquirer [Free Registration Required] 3/18
  • "Web site targets ads to its users' life goals" Boston Herald 3/18
  • "Consumer Boxed Software Sales Not Dead Just Yet" MacNews 3/18
  • "Gillmor Gang 3.19.11 (TCTV)" TechCrunch 9:06 PM
  • "Interview: Guy Kawasaki Talks With Mashable at SXSW [Video] Mashable 3:13 PM
  • "Gene Steinberg meets Steve 'Mr. Gadget' Kruschen, and Macworld editors Dan Moren and Jim Galbraith this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 3/18
  • "Can iPad 2 And Smart Cover Magnets Harm MacBook Hard Drives? [Myths] Cult of Mac 7:27 AM
  • "iOS 4.3 Getting Started Guide, Which iPad 2 to Buy?, iPad 2 Teardown, Android Tablets to Fail, and More" Low End Mac 7:28 AM
  • "iPhone 5 prototypes spotted: metal back, larger display, iPhone 4 shape?" 9 to 5 Mac 3/18
  • "Rumor: Apple iPhone 5 Spotted With Metal Rear And Larger Screen" Apple Bitch 3/18
  • "iPhone 5 May Get iWallet NFC Functions After All" PCWorld 3/18
  • "Will iPhone 5 have NFC 'contactless' capability?" Los Angeles Times [Free Registration Required] 3/18
  • "Apple Retail Store Allegedly Offered Smart Covers As Apology For No iPad 2 Delivery" AppleBitch 3/18
  • "The EU Grants Apple 24 iOS Icon Design Patents" Patently Apple 3/18
  • "16 GB MacBook Pro Achieves 'Warp Speed', iPad 2 vs. MacBook, MacBook Air vs. MacBook Pro, and More" Low End Mac 3/18
  • "Apple Store Helps after Japan Earthquake, How Long Is the Desktop Lifecycle?, Stickies Tips, and More" Low End Mac 3/18
  • "MacBook Pro (Early 2011): JIS keyboard appears as an US English keyboard after installing Boot Camp Windows drivers" Apple Support 3/18
  • "When an iOS update fails" Macworld 3/18
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 9 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 6:41 PM
  • "Helping Japan and Having Fun (on iPhone and iPad)" Technorati 7:07 PM
  • "PopCap Discounts Games, Gives Proceeds to Earthquake Relief" AppScout 3:08 PM
  • "Apple MacBook Pro Buyer's Guide -17 Inch Models -Prices Start At $999" MacReviewZone 2:25 PM
  • "Apple Display Buyer's Guide -From $700 -Best Apple Cinema Monitor Prices, Deals, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 2:51 PM
  • "Mac mini Buyer's Guide -Prices Start From $599" MacReviewZone 2:34 PM
  • "iPod Nano 2010 Buyer's Guide -Prices Start From $75... New, Closeout, Refurbished, Used And Discounted... The Best iPod Prices, Deals, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 2:25 PM
  • " announces the 'Mac Games For Japan Relief Bundle.'" Macgamestore 3/18
  • "PopCap Discounts All Games for iPhone/iPad, Donates Sales to Japan Earthquake Relief" PRNewswire 3/18
  • "50% off Ohanaware software - Profits being donated to aid Japan" prMac 3/18
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 6 iPad Games on Sale" PadGadget 3/18
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Current Bundles" MacPrices 3/18
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Current Bundles" MacPrices 3/18
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Current Bundles" MacPrices 3/18
  • "Apple MacBook Pro New Closeout Models -Over $400 Off Original Prices... Last Call!" MacReviewZone 3/18
  • "iPad Closeout & Refurbished Buyer's Guide -Prices Start At $300 -Best iPad Prices Reviews & Information" MacReviewZone 3/18
  • "Best Selling Mac Scanners -From $70 To $496 -Prices, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 3/18

  • "Shootout: iPad 2 versus iPad 1 and iPhone 4" Bare Feats 9:37 AM
  • "Battle of the Ever-Slimming Gadgets: iPad 2 vs. MacBook Air 11-inch" Redmond Pie 7:15 AM
  • "Johnny Apple-Speed: How Much Difference Does 200MHz Make? MacBook Pro Quad Core 2.2GHz vs The 15 Inch Macbook Pro Quad Core 2.0GHz" MacReviewZone 3:54 PM
  • "The Pad Protector portfolio case for iPad review" Appletell 4:54 PM
  • "Review: Evouni iPhone & iPod Nano Fiber and Wool Pouches" Run Around Tech 3:15 PM
  • "Apple's MacBook Pros test the PC in me" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 3/18
  • "Apple's new 15-in. MacBook Pro: Same look, more speed/Highlights include new Core i5 and i7 chips, improved graphics, high-def Video chats" Computerworld 3/18
  • "Johnny Apple-Speed: It Is Faster, But Is It Faster? MacBook Pro Quad Core 2.2GHz vs The 13 Inch MacBook Pro 2.7GHz" MacReviewZone 3/18
  • "Review: iPad 2 is the best tablet on the market" PhysOrg 3/18
  • "Apple iPad 2 review" BGR 3/18
  • "iPad experience: One week with the iPad 2 removes all my doubts" ZDNet 3/18
  • "IPad 2: A Good Product Gets Even Better" MacNews 3/18
  • "Incase Coated Canvas Backpack" Macworld 3/18
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Pencil Sketches on the iPhone and iPad" Amitiae 11:00 AM
  • "Free on iTunes: 3 Tag Readers For Those Who Read Tags" The Mac Observer 3/18
  • "Time Warner Sprinkles Cable TV on the iPad" TidBITS 3/18
  • "MyPhoneDesktop and PasteFire for iPhone and iPad: Pasteboard utilities get data from your computer to your mobile device" Macworld 3/18
  • "Flickr Studio for iPad review: Photo-browsing app offers perfect interface for interacting with Flickr on an iPad" Macworld UK 3/18
  • "iNet Pro review: iNet Pro is a thoroughly useful iPhone app for exploring your local area network" Macworld UK 3/18
  • "Hot Springs Story Review" Mac|Life 3/18
  • "iPhone Appidemic: Legendary Wars" Appletell 3/18
  • "'Rainbow Six Shadow Vanguard' Review – A Competent Mobile Version of the PC and Console Franchise" Touch Arcade 3/18
  • "'Operation Wow' Review – A Loving Tribute to the Classic Arcade Shooter 'Operation Wolf'" Touch Arcade 3/18
  • "'Vetica' Review – An Entirely Helvetica-based Shooter Perfect for Font Fetishists" Touch Arcade 3/18
  • "Set up Find My IOS Device on Your IPhone and IPad" PC World 3/18
  • "Replacing Your Laptop With An iPad: The Ultimate Guide" TCGeeks 3/18
  • "How To set up Find My iOS device on your iPhone and iPad" Macworld 3/18
  • "That old iPhone or iPad may be worth more than you think" Appletell 7:13 PM
  • "Make Sure Your iOS Device is Really Encrypted" TidBITS 3/18
  • "How To Procure an iPad 2" New York Times [Free Registration Required] 3/18
  • "Five ways the iPad 2 works on the buyer's subconscious" CNET News 9:14 PM
  • "Another Consumerization Wave: Business and Enterprise Data" iPadCTO 6:36 PM
  • "Apple under fire from, Truth Wins Out for OKing 'gay cure' app by Exodus International" New York Daily News 4:41 PM
  • "5 Killer Ideas Apple Should Steal From Microsoft"  Cult of Mac 4:40 PM
  • "Why The iPad Is Great (According To Apple) – It's The Competition!" Apple Gazette 2:36 PM
  • "Did Apple make a mistake with free apps?" TiPb 2:36 PM
  • "AT&T, Where's the Pooled Data Plan with Rollover Megabytes?" PCWorld 2:36 PM
  • "Why I Won't Pay For 'The Daily' And I Will Pay For The Digital 'NYT'" mocoNews 1:39 PM
  • "iPhone 5 rumored to come with larger edge to edge screen display" Edible Apple 1:28 PM
  • "Confession: I hate my Apple earbuds" TiPb 11:21 AM
  • "Hey Steve Jobs, a Few Ideas for Nuclear Japan: William Pesek" Bloomberg 10:01 AM
  • "The Macalope Weekly: All not-so-good things must come to an end" Macworld 9:55 AM
  • "High Demand For iPad 2 May Result In Delayed International Orders" Apple Bitch 9:38 AM
  • "Bringing Your New iPad 2 to Work" GigaOM 7:41 AM
  • "Will Verizon hit you with activation fees on your iPad?" ZDNet 7:34 AM
  • "Bullet point impressions: iPad 2" Appletell 7:27 AM
  • "Steve Jobs and ... Owsley Stanley? A New York Times op-ed piece strains to make a connection" Fortune 7:17 AM
  • "Foxconn source: 'I saw the iPhone 5 prototype!" Today's iPhone 3/18
  • "Apple Steps in Culture Wars with Anti-Gay App Approval" The Mac Observer 3/18
  • "Nitpicking the iPad 2: Things I wish Apple had done differently" ZDNet 3/18
  • "iPad 2 One Week Later: Still Worth the Upgrade?" GigaOM 3/18
  • "TV Networks Face iPad Screen Test: It's almost as though an Internet Video start-up has saboteurs placed strategically throughout established TV rivals." [Paid Membership Required] 3/18
  • "Steve Jobs Was First Choice For Google's CEO"  Cult of Mac 3/18
  • "Subscription Services In The Post PC World" 7/Apps 3/18
  • "Only Knuckleheads Count Out Japan Or Apple" Forbes 3/18
  • "Diary of a mad iPad: I can give up Angry Birds whenever I like. I just haven't found a good reason to." The Bing Blog 3/18
  • "Why Apple Succeeds: Users, Not Designers, Have the Best Ideas"  The Atlantic 3/18
  • "Growing Up Digitally: The iPad As a Learning Device" Techland 3/18
  • "NFC: The Apple rumor that just won't quit" CNET News 3/18
  • "iPhone 5: To NFC or Not To NFC?" GigaOM 3/18
  • "iPhone 5: Apple, NFC, iTunes payments and you" Computerworld 3/18
  • "Apple's Global Sales, Risks and Opportunities: A Point / Counterpoint Analysis"  Seeking Alpha 3/18
  • "Critics Poke Holes in Android vs. iPhone Browser Test" Linux Insider 3/18
  • "John Gruber Clears Up the Confusion Regarding Web Apps Saved to iOS 4.3 Homescreen" iSource 3/18
  • "My time as a Napster user: What I've learned after three months as a streaming music service subscriber" Macworld 3/18
  • "Apple 'gay-cure' app severely slapped: Jobs forced to choose between Christian chums and gay BFF" The Register 3/18
  • "The Internet, Freedom of Speech and the Anti-Gay App" Forbes 3/18
  • "8 Apps That Should Have Been Part of iOS and Apple Should Now Buy" Tech N' Marketing 3/18
  • "Android vs. iPhone: Which web browser is faster?" Appolicious 3/18
  • "Rush To Judgement: Apple Puts iPhone vs. Nexus Browser Speed Test On Blast" iSmashPhone 3/18
  • "Android This Week: ThunderBolt Strikes; Wi-Fi Xoom; iPod Touch Rival" GigaOM 11:22 AM
  • "Nintendo to 'hobbyist' devs: No thanks" The Loop 9:38 AM
  • "The future of Nokia/Commentary: Mobile-phone giant needs to reinvent itself" MarketWatch 3/18
  • "Tip: Use CD or USB stick to clean up malware-infected PCs" BetaNews 3/18
  • "YouTube's Scale Disrupts Us All" Forbes 3/18
  • "What is Net neutrality, and what does it mean for you?" Crave @ CNET 3/18
  • "CNET UK Podcast 228: Do we have the right to be forgotten?" Crave @ CNET 3/18
  • "FCC, not free market, best for broadcast spectrum auction" CNET News 3/18
  • "How Social Media Can Reinvigorate Consumer Advocacy" Mashable 3/18
  • "Impressions: Flash 10.2 Beta on Xoom" CNET News 3/18
  • "Study: Streaming music use to explode in five years" CNET News 3/18
  • "What Makes China's Top 4 Social Networks Tick?" Mashable 3/18
  • "A genius approach to web security" Fortune 3/18
  • "The Significance of Sony's 3G-Enabled Camera: Gadget hounds seem to hate the idea of a 'cloud camera'—but they can't imagine its place in the Internet of Things." Technology Review 3/18
  • "Microsoft claims credit for disabling huge spam network" The Loop 3/18
  • "3DS review hardware: why the 3D slider is the best thing ever" Ars Technica 3/18
  • "Dumb Buy Back Program Makes Best Buy the Fool" MacNewsWorld 3/18
  • "15 Questions for the Don of Liquid Metal Batteries" GigaOM 3/18
  • "'Beatbox' Bill Gates Takes On 'Sinista' Steve Jobs In A Rap Battle (Video)" TechCrunch 9:54 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Metacritic Now Ranks IPhone And IPad Games" Kotaku 9:14 PM
  • "Chuck Norris, Charlie Sheen starring in War Pinball HD" Appletell 3:55 PM
  • "Rubber Bag Collection: Laptop Cases Made From Old Truck Tires And Safety Belts" CrunchGear 3:08 PM
  • "Katy Perry's Revenge 2: App tops iTunes chart" USA Today 10:53 AM
  • "The Week in iPad Cases: The iPad 2 has landed" Macworld 9:53 AM
  • "Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Shadow Vanguard hits iPhone" Mobiletor 7:34 AM
  • "Google TV Remote iPhone App Hits iTunes Store" eWeek 7:33 AM
  • "Twelve South Stands Work with iPad 2" PadGadget 7:29 AM
  • "Counting For Kids 1.0 - New Educational iPhone App To Teach Kids 123" prMac 9:39 AM
  • "Hungarian Pottages for iPhone and iPad" prMac 7:42 AM
  • "Apt Infoway releases iWallet 2.0 for iOS" prMac 7:36 AM
  • "Tasty Planet HD for iPad - Eat Everything in the World" prMac 7:35 AM
  • "Social Network Integration and File Sharing Added to Packing Pro" prMac 7:16 AM
  • "ZAGGmate keyboard not fully compatible with iPad 2; new version coming" Beatweek Magazine 3/18
  • "Sexy Apple accessories designed for women" The Next Web 3/18
  • "Google TV Remote now available for iOS devices" 9 to 5 Mac 3/18
  • "iPhone As Google TV Remote: Google Launches iPhone, iPad, iPod App for Google TV" WebProNews 3/18
  • "TUNEWEAR Announces an Extensive Collection of New Cases and Protective Film for iPad 2" TUNEWEAR 3/18
  • "Speck Expands Its Burton Snowboards Collaboration with New Cases for iPad and iPhone 4" Speck 3/18
  • "Readdle Releases PDF Expert 2 for iPhone, Brings PDF Forms, Annotations To The Platform" PRWeb 3/18
  • "Cox Brings More Ease and Convenience to Customers With New Mobile App" PRNewswire 3/18
  • "Tunweare TuneMount Waterproof Bicycle mount for iPhone / iPod / Smartphone" USBfever 3/18
  • "2X Telephoto Lens with Back Cover for iPhone 4G" USBfever 3/18
  • "Custom-Made Auto Windshield Mount for iPad 1 / iPad 2" USBfever 3/18
  • "TuneWear FOLIO URBAN Wide Case for iPad (Black)" USBfever 3/18
  • "TuneWear FOLIO URBAN Tall Case for iPad 2" USBfever 3/18
  • "The Week in iPad 2 Accessories: Gear for typing and viewing" Macworld 3/18
  • "PDF Expert 2.0 for iPhone Brings iPad Power to Your Handset" Mac|Life 3/18
  • "VMware's Management Client for IPad Available" IDG News 3/18
  • "Disney's Finding Nemo: My Puzzle Book App for iPad Now Available" PadGadget 3/18
  • "Taxing Apps: You've got a month to finish your tax return before the April 18 deadline. These apps might be able to help you get the job done." Macworld 3/18
  • "Research and Markets: The Future of Connected TV" Business Wire 3/18
  • "Dark Nebula II: The Second Most Highly Rated Game in the App Store is Free This Weekend" Business Wire 3/18
  • "Energizer Expands Suite of Qi-Enabled Chargers with New Single-Zone Inductive Charger and Mini/Micro USB Adapter" Business Wire 3/18
  • "FreeScore iPhone App Enables Two New Services: /1. Access to All 3 Credit Scores; 2. Calculation of Mortgage Rates Based on Personal Credit Scores" Business Wire 3/18
  • "Crumbs Bake Shop Launches Own iPhone App" AppScout 3/18
  • "LogMeIn Ignition For iPhone and iPad Now Includes File Manager" GigaOM 3/18
  • "SwipeTapTap Lite released and available for free - SwipeTapTap still Hot" prMac 3/18
  • "Digiarty introduces PetsWar 1.0 for iOS - New TD Game Hits the App Store" prMac 3/18
  • "Anytune 1.0 Slows Down the Music to Help You Learn" prMac 3/18
  • "Bird Stackers 1.0 Provides Puzzler Action Fun for the Whole Family" prMac 3/18
  • "Motion Doctor 2.0 iPad App Update Offers Portable Physical Therapy" prMac 3/18
  • "The Funnies 1.5 Brings Over 400 Comics To iPad And iPhone" prMac 3/18
  • "ABBYY Launches Business Card Reader 4.0 for the iPhone" prMac 3/18
  • "Big Pixel Studios Releases Land-A Panda - New iOS Game" prMac 3/18
  • "Explore the globe with World Academy for iPhone" prMac 3/18
  • "Follow the Latest Headlines With Tech News Tube" prMac 3/18
  • "New iOS app AdAppella finds TV advert music where others can't" prMac 3/18
  • "List Plus for iPhone soon to feature syncing and subtask capabilities" prMac 3/18
  • "mobivention's Mahjong Mountain now in 3D" prMac 3/18
  • "What Am I Farm HD Now Available on App Store for iPad" prMac 3/18
  • "KitchenPad Timer Lite Free for iOS-Set 9 Different Stove/Oven Cook Times" prMac 3/18
  • "KitchenPad Timer Lite Free for iOS-Set 9 Different Stove/Oven Cook Times" prMac 3/18
  • "BaseElements FileMaker Plugin released Free and Open Source" prMac 3/18
  • "Six Custom-sized iPad 2 Cases Available from WaterField Designs" prMac 3/18
  • "Application Systems North America Announces Release of EZI360" prMac 3/18
  • "Industrial Brothers Releases Retro-Inspired Arcade Game 2Bit for iOS" prMac 3/18
  • "speedClock 2.0 - Turn the iPhone into a Speed Radar" prMac 3/18
  • "Matching Animals for Kids 1.0 available on the App Store" prMac 3/18
  • "Hummingz EVO - Arcade Action Spiced with Extras and Boss Enemies" prMac 3/18
  • "Big News for Burn the Rope from Big Blue Bubble - iPads Join the Fun" prMac 3/18
  • "Take the perfect before and after shot on your iPhone with TakeTwo" prMac 3/18
  • "Groupon Discusses IPO" [Video Report] Bloomberg 3/18
Computer Industry
  • "IBM agrees to pay $10 million in bribery case" BGR 7:35 AM
  • "HP Grooming webOS for Assault on Android, Apple iOS" eWeek 7:36 AM
  • "HP's Cloudy Strategy: Weekly Tech Recap" TheStreet 9:55 AM
  • "Learning from Microsoft's six biggest blunders" DigitalTrends 7:34 AM
  • "RIM signs Microsoft cloud storage agreement" AME Info 10:54 AM
  • "Microsoft pulls plug on Zune" TopNews 10:54 AM
  • "IE9 hits 2.3M downloads in just 24 hours" TopNews 10:54 AM
  • "Is it time to download Internet Explorer 9?" The Expositor 10:53 AM
  • "Eric Schmidt 's next gig: Obamaman? Google boss in line for Secretary of Commerce post" The Register 11:21 AM
  • "Dell refreshes Inspiron R series laptops with Sandy Bridge CPUs, interchangeable designer lids" ZDNet 9:53 AM
  • "The Case Against Dell's Margin-Expansion Efforts" The Motley Fool 3:15 PM
  • "Cisco's first quarterly dividend? 6 cents a share" Bloomberg 7:26 AM
  • "DirectX 'Getting In the Way' of PC Game Graphics, Says AMD" Slashdot 7:35 AM
  • "Stress Test for the Global Supply Chain" New York Times [Free Registration Required] 3:58 PM
  • "Brain Cell Research Brings Us Closer To Cyborg Future" Gearlog 3:13 PM
  • "Devils Use Social Media as a Promotional Tool" New York Times [Free Registration Required] 3:13 PM
  • "ICANN Approves .XXX Red-Light District For The Internet" Wired 1:40 PM
  • "New .XXX Domain Approved for Porn Sites" Mashable 7:29 AM
  • "Yahoo brings AdChoices advertising service to UK" ZDNet UK 7:27 AM
  • "Security firm falls prey to breach: Attack considered 'persistent threat'" Boston Globe [Free Registration Required] 7:26 AM
  • "Overview of Text Extraction Algorithms" ReadWriteWeb 11:02 AM
  • "Review: Google Adds Faster Engine To Chrome 10/The latest version of the Google Chrome Web browser includes a new JavaScript engine that boosts performance and has added improved Options management." InformationWeek 7:45 AM
  • "Google Chrome 10 Boosts Performance, Management" [Slideshow] InformationWeek 7:45 AM
  • "Elgan: Why Digg failed/The Digg social bookmarking site is now so obsolete that even its founder and former CEO prefers Twitter" Computerworld 7:29 AM
  • "Cord Cutters Survival Stories: Watching All the Leagues" GigaOM 7:26 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Blasphemer! Meet The Analyst Who Downgraded Apple" WSJ Blogs 3/18
  • "Apple: Hon Hai Sees No Component Shortage, Says DigiTimes" Barron's 3/18
  • "Apple bruised, and again: Technology manufacturers around the globe are struggling to grapple with the consequences of Japan's cataclysmic earthquake, tsunami and subsequent rolling electricity blackouts as the country's position at the heart of the electronics supply chain appears increasingly insecure." Asia Times 3/18
  • "Apple: FYQ2 iPhone Sales In Line, Says BMO; Verizon 'Not Spectacular'" Barron's 3/18
  • "Quake Impact Updates: Disney, Apple" [Video Report] Forbes 3/18
Industry News
  • "Tech stocks eke out mild gains: Tech stocks cooled as trading progressed Friday, but managed to put in a mostly upbeat performance despite uncertainty over world events in Libya and Japan that hung over the day's market action." MarketWatch 3/18
  • "Stocks to Watch: Cisco, Nike and More ..." CNBC 3/18
  • "Stocks Finish Higher on Yen Intervention, Dividend News" TheStreet 3/18
  • "Stocks fall for week as Japan weighs on markets" CNNMoney 3/18
  • "Banks Leads Stocks Higher: The markets were solidly in the green as traders cheered the Group of Seven's intervention to restrain the soaring yen and numerous large banks reinstated dividends and share buyback programs." FOXBusiness 3/18
  • "Dow Gets Boost From Dividend Increases: Stocks rose as fears of increased violence in Libya scaled back, currency interventions helped relieve pressure on Japan's economy and some big U.S. banks raised their dividends." [Paid Membership Required] 3/18
  • "Stocks set to continue rebound" CNNMoney 3/18
  • "Asia Markets: Tokyo stocks jump 2.7% to lead most of Asia/Group of Seven agrees joint intervention in currency markets" MarketWatch 3/18
  • "Europe Markets: Europe extends gains on report of Libyan cease-fire/Siemens, BASF among Friday gainers after broker upgrades" MarketWatch 3/18

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