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Monday Highlights: Analyst at RBC Capital Markets predicts content creation will be "Apple's next $10 billion frontier"; Mark Gurman's sources reveal Apple's plans to introduce high-end AirPods as well as "studio-quality over-ear headphones" in coming year—more our Apple/Macintosh and Op/Ed sections; DRM issues derail anticipated Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance game for Mac; Forbes report on $5 million surveillance vehicle which can hack an iPhone from distance of 500m; Apple News offers curated coverage of 2018 midterm elections; your options for mortgages could be limited based on your digital foot print, including devices you use; smart home devices have a dark side, can be exploited by domestic abusers; Apple among Silicon Valley execs meeting for discussion over privacy; you can now measure distances in Google Earth; teardown of Vivo Nex reveals how pop-up selfie camera works; Patrick Moorhead explains his switch to Galaxy S9+ over iPhone X.

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  • "iPad cannibalization talk crazy, says analyst: Just 12% of iPad buyers say they bought the tablet rather than a notebook" Computerworld 7:00 PM
  • "Analyst: Apple's Old Stuff Outsells Android's New Stuff"  AllThingsD 7:43 AM
  • "More Evidence an iPhone Lite Is En Route/It's perhaps the most convincing clue yet that Apple may be coming out with an iPhone 5 'Lite': Older iPhone 3GSs and iPad 1s are outselling individual competing units from Android handset makers." Fast Company 12:06 PM
  • "This Two-Year-Old iPhone Is Still Crushing AT&T's Best Android Phones" Business Insider 8:06 AM
  • "What China's Booming Mobile Phone Demand Means For Apple's Stock"  Forbes 8:31 AM
  • "Apple Defies Decline in Smart Phone Market, Posts Best Growth Among Top Brands in Q1"  iSuppli 8:43 AM
  • "Apple defies decline in smartphone market, says IHS iSuppli" DigiTimes 8:27 AM
  • "Report: Apple to Leverage Nuance at NC Data Center for iOS 5"  The Mac Observer 7:51 AM
Senate Hearing on Mobile Privacy
  • "Sen. Al Franken vs. Apple's 'Bud' Tribble: The transcript" Fortune 6:50 PM
  • "Apple to Senate: There's no Locationgate. We don't track people, here's how it works (Updated with Video)" 9 to 5 Mac 7:03 PM
  • "Apple, Google Privacy Hearing Marked By Confusion, Distractions" mocoNews 7:00 PM
  • "Lawmakers Press Apple, Google on Smartphone Users' Privacy" Bloomberg 6:50 PM
  • "Senators skeptical of Google, Apple mobile privacy" Reuters 7:16 PM
  • "Senate panel grills Apple, Google on tracking technology" USA Today 6:42 PM
  • "Apple and Google wriggle on US Senate hot seat" The Register 9:43 PM
  • "Schumer Grills Apple, Google About DUI Checkpoint Apps" PC Magazine 6:42 PM
  • "Apple VP testifies before Congress about location data" Macworld 6:42 PM
  • "Apple responds to Rep. Markey on location" CNET News 6:44 PM
  • "Video: Apple's Senate testimony now public" The Loop 12:31 PM
  • "Liveblog: Apple and Google Testify Before Congress On The Location Brouhaha" AllThingsD 10:52 AM
  • "Key Updates from Live Coverage of Senate Mobile Privacy Hearing" The Mac Observer 9:35 AM
  • "ACT President Jonathan Zuck Testifies Alongside Apple and Google at Senate Mobile Apps Hearing" Vimeo 6:45 PM
  • "Live blog: Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on Mobile Privacy" USA Today 9:56 AM
  • "Apple and Google speak to the Senate: As it happens" Distorted Loop 11:44 AM
  • "Google and Apple Face Questions on Data Privacy" [Paid Membership Required] 11:27 AM
  • "Apple, Google detail mobile privacy policies before US Senate subcommittee" AppleInsider 11:43 AM
  • "Senate to grill Apple, Google on tech privacy" Boston Herald 8:11 AM
  • "Apple defends mobile devices' use of location data" Bloomberg News 8:32 AM
  • "Apple and Google to get grilled about privacy" CNNMoney 9:54 AM
  • "Apple's Guy Tribble appears before congress, addresses iOS location tracking and privacy issues" Edible Apple 10:48 AM
  • "Microsoft patches Windows Server and PowerPoint, but makes Mac Office users wait for protection" iTWire 8:38 PM
  • "Google Chrome, sandboxing finally exploited" Electronista 10:42 AM
  • "How to create an external boot disk in OS X" MacFixIt 7:18 PM
  • "Drives in OS X appearing with '-1' appended to their names" MacFixIt 7:18 PM
  • "Apple Aperture : Using Brushes and Presets" DigMo! 6:42 PM
  • "Review: Astute Graphics VectorScribe" IT.Enquirer 12:04 PM
  • "4 Reasons To Use The Coolest Mac Window Manager" Mac 360 7:46 AM
  • "How To Create And Manage A Stock Portfolio On A Mac" Mac 360 7:46 AM
  • "How To Make Help Viewer Behave Like Regular Windows [100 Tips #53] Cult of Mac 9:33 AM
  • "I also was disappointed with the new iPhoto and reverted back to iPhoto 09. For me, this was a major step backward. I need that side-by-side image comparison in full screen mode and, regardless of the Apple hype, the new iPhoto is not full-screen. You have an ugly menu taking up a third of the screen real estate. I'll not be progressing with iPhoto until or unless this feature is restored." MacInTouch 9:50 PM
  • "I can't speak for the others who have posted comments here, but I, for one, am weary of the whole 'get rid of your PPC computer and software' condemnation discussion. Come on." MacInTouch 9:49 PM
  • "Omni Group & OmniFocus" Rixstep 8:29 PM
  • "Apple's other growing platform, the Mac"  Computerworld 9:32 AM
  • "Microsoft acquired Skype... it's time for Apple to push a multi-platform Facetime initiative" desinformado 10:34 AM
  • "What Microsoft's Skype purchase means for Mac, iOS users" Macworld 9:32 AM
Press Releases
  • "Trillian for Windows users, whack your Linux and Mac friends -- you get pro features free" BetaNews 7:13 PM
  • "MacTrack 6.0.1 adds white iPhone, Mid 2011 iMacs" FairerPlatform 2:44 PM
  • "Skype Release Security Update for Mac Client" Intego 8:58 AM
  • "Corel enters the CAD arena with CorelCAD: New CAD program arrives for Mac-based designers" Macworld 8:45 AM
  • "Karelia Software Releases Sandvox 2.0" Business Wire 10:57 AM
  • "Make Dead Easy Websites With Mac Design Software Sandvox" Cult of Mac 10:46 AM
  • "Karelia Software Releases Sandvox 2.0" prMac 9:31 AM
  • "Updated Zulu Syncs FileMaker to Google Contacts" prMac 9:31 AM
  • "Lock Desktop for the Mac makes it easy to lock the computer" prMac 8:15 AM
  • "MacBundlePro OS X Bundle - Last 3 Days - 9 Selected Apps 89% Off" prMac 8:15 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Google's Music Beta iTunes competitor just went live"  The Next Web 11:27 AM
  • "Boom, Google's iTunes killer goes live"  9 to 5 Mac 10:55 AM
  • "Without The Labels, Google's Music Locker Service Will Look Like Apple's Ugly Sibling. Again."  TechCrunch 8:08 AM
  • "Google launching music service without labels" Reuters 11:31 AM
  • "Music locker wars: Amazon's Cloud Player now on iPad, iPhone while Google gears up to unveil its own version" International Business Times 8:07 AM
  • "Google to unveil Music Beta by Google Tuesday" Computerworld 8:27 AM
  • "Google launching cloud music service, followed by Apple" MSNBC 8:02 AM
  • "Foxconn denies it makes workers sign no-suicide contract" QMI Agency 7:14 PM
  • "iPhone, iPads 'Made in Brazil' Getting Closer: Foxconn Technology Group will likely be manufacturing Apple iPads and iPhones in Brazil as early as July, according to the local Folha de São Paulo daily." Forbes 8:28 AM
  • "China's bloody Apple brawl: The iPad 2 debuts in Beijing, and the lines are so long and frenzied that a violent scuffle breaks out, a glass door is shattered, and four people are injured" eWeek 10:04 AM
  • "Apple settles with Beijing iPad 2 rioter" Mac.Blorge 11:28 AM
  • "HBO's New Weapon - A Killer-Profit iPad App" TheStreet 7:16 PM
  • "Former Apple exec: PC 'in its twlight'" CNET News 8:01 AM
  • "CNN's News Stream shows how it was able to track a CNN producer's journey through Tokyo using his iPhone." [Video Report] CNN 11:24 AM
  • "Old Apple vs. New Android...and the surprising winner" Appolicious 7:16 PM
  • "15 Percent of Mobile Apps Launched While Offline" GigaOM 7:42 AM
  • "Core Physicians in Exeter launches iPhone application" Seacoast Online 7:44 AM
  • "Navv returns to Apple App Store after trademark dispute" Macworld UK 9:32 AM
  • "YouTube Takes on iTunes Store With Streaming Movie Rentals" MacRumors 10:52 AM
  • "Death of paper has been exaggerated: Gartner" iTWire 7:48 AM
  • "Turin, the Apple I comes back to life: a look at the myth of Information technology" Macity 7:15 PM
  • "Cleveland Apple Store Smash & Grab Nabs 24 MacBooks, 1 iPod" The Mac Observer 7:18 PM
  • "Arrest made in art student's killing: A student at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh was killed early Sunday when, investigators said, a deal involving the trade of his iPad for heroin went bad." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 10:47 AM
  • "We Are Apple! The Forgotten 1984 Video" Cult of Mac 8:43 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "PaperPhone, A Flexible Future For Smartphones And Tablets, To Be Demonstrated At Conference Today"MacPrices 2:41 PM"  2:41 PM
  • "A Touch Screen that Plays Sticky: 'Programmable friction' provides a new kind of feedback." Technology Review 2:35 PM
  • "Invisible touch interface creates multitouch 'force field': ZeroTouch can turn a traditional computer monitor into a multi-touch screen" IDG News Service 1:43 PM
  • "Smartphones May Finally Show Up at E3: Entrants in T-Mobile's 'Battle for E3' contest must upload a 15-second video to T-Mobile's Facebook page, explaining why they are ultimate gamers and should therefore be chosen as an E3 correspondent for the company." Technologizer 1:39 PM
  • "Upgrade offer boosts Firefox 4 share by 30%: Mozilla coordinator boasts 'IE9 will never catch up'" Computerworld 11:21 AM
  • "Sony says PSN to return in 'a few more days', gamers skeptical" ZDNet 3:17 PM
  • "Massive hack blows crater in Sony brand" CNNMoney 9:54 AM
  • "Google Image Search now lets you sort by subject" CNET News 3:34 PM
  • "Google hoists Python-C++ crossbreed onto dev cloud" The Register 3:07 PM
  • "Google won't open source fondleslab Android before 'year end'" The Register 3:07 PM
  • "Google TV Finds New Friends And An Updated OS" CrunchGear 2:34 PM
  • "Google: Android 2.4 will be a de-fragmented Ice Cream Sandwich" TG Daily 3:06 PM
  • "Q&A: Sen. Al Franken on mobile privacy" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 9:03 AM
  • "Your Mac's Podcast NOW 10MAY2011" YMP Now 11:58 AM
  • "Apple is in new territory. They surpassed Microsoft in profits, they passed Google as the most valuable brand, and they even draw more people to their stores than Major League Baseball draws fans to their parks. This from a company that not too long ago most everyone had written off as dead." The MT Show 7:46 AM
  • "Turn your iPhone into your mother and learn what's safe to eat at the supermarket" [Interview] ZDNet 7:45 AM
  • "Report: Apple to stick with Intel for MacBooks"  CNET News 9:41 PM
  • "Apple releases iOS 4.3 WebKit source code after complaints from developers" AppleInsider 8:01 AM
  • "Apple bows to pressure and releases code for IOS 4.3.3" The Inquirer 8:05 AM
  • "Clipless Next-Generation iPod Nano With 1.3-Megapixel Rear Camera?" MacRumors 2:45 PM
  • "Apple Could Become #2 PC Maker This Year" Low End Mac 6:50 PM
  • "WiMAX Sleeve Gives Korean iPhone Users 4G" Tom's Guide 7:45 AM
  • "Turn your 2009 Mac Pro into a 2010 Mac Pro" HardMac 8:45 AM
  • "Rumor: MacBook Air To Have ARM Processor As Early As 2012" AppleBitch 7:52 AM
  • "iOS Updates Address Location Database Controversy, USB Keyboard for Mac and iPhone, and More" Low End Mac 10:53 AM
  • "Apple Files for Thunderbolt, AirPrint & Apple Brand Name Trademarks in China with a Twist" Patently Apple 2:39 PM
Granted Apple Patents
  • "Apple Wins Patents for the iOS Virtual Keyboard, Cover Flow and a Never Released iPad Design and More" Patently Apple 10:01 AM
  • "Apple Patents Involve Compression/Encoding, Virtualization" MacNews 10:01 AM
  • "2011 iMac - Thunderbolt networking?" MacInTouch 9:49 PM
  • "iMac (Mid 2011), MacBook Pro (Early 2011): About resolution settings in the QuickTime Player inspector" Apple Support 11:22 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 6 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 8:49 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Deals" MacPrices 8:59 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:59 AM
  • "17" MacBook Pro Prices & Current Bundles" MacPrices 8:59 AM
  • "2011 Apple iMac Buyer's Guide -21.5 Inch -Up To $99 Off Just Announced Models" MacReviewZone 10:42 AM
  • "Apple MacBook Buyer's Guide -Prices Start From $599" MacReviewZone 10:35 AM
  • "iPod Classic Buyer's Guide... Prices Start From $109" MacReviewZone 10:52 AM
  • "Best Selling Mac Scanners -From $55 To $496 -Prices, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 11:22 AM

  • "21.5- and 27-inch iMacs (Mid 2011): All-in-one computer features Sandy Bridge processors and Thunderbolt connectivity" Macworld 6:49 PM
  • "Johnny AppleSpeed: Quad-Core Intel Xeon vs Quad-Core Intel Core i7" MacReviewZone 11:58 AM
  • "Optoma Neo-i Projector Dock Review" Mac|Life 5:15 PM
  • "iWow 3D Audio Enhancer Review" Mac|Life 12:08 PM
  • "Vita Audio R4i review: The Vita Audio R4i is the modern-day equivalent of the old music centre, offering radio (DAB and FM), CD, alarm clock and the now ubiquitous iPod dock." PC Advisor 11:22 AM
  • "Fitted x Burton Cases from Speck for iPad and iPhone 4" [Video Review] Insanely Great Mac 11:23 AM
  • "The Booqpad Agenda iPad 2 Case Is Ready for the Executive Boardroom [Review] Cult of Mac 8:42 AM
  • "The Collega For The IPad Is One Swanky Case" MacNews 9:21 AM
  • "X-Keys Can Speed Up Your Computer and Gaming" AppleMatters 8:41 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Fingers-On: Adobe's Photoshop Touch Apps for iPad" Wired 7:00 PM
  • "The Talk of the App Store: With its latest issue, Conde Nast's The New Yorker has become the first magazine to sign up with Apple's in-app subscription system." MacNewsWorld 8:45 AM
  • "Zen Viewer HD Review: File viewer has style and potential, but lacks reliability" Macworld 8:45 AM
  • "Planetary for iPad: A Whole New Way to Play Your Music" Low End Mac 9:48 PM
  • "Review: TripIt Now Available On The iPad" Best App Site 7:48 AM
  • "'iOOTP Baseball 2011' Review – A Grand Slam for Baseball Sim Lovers" Touch Arcade 10:41 AM
  • "Falling Fred – iPad Game Review" PadGadget 8:58 AM
  • "Presenting with the iPad: Tips and tricks for taking Keynote for iPad on the road" Macworld 9:04 AM
  • "Quick Fix: MobileMe Gallery Video on Apple TV" GigaOM 5:19 PM
  • "Video Ask Ars: Why should I get a battery backup, and how do I pick one?" Ars Technica 9:37 AM
  • "Using multiple iPods, iPhones, or iPads with iTunes" iLounge 8:45 AM
  • "Fuss Over iPhone Location Data a Tempest in a Teapot" Low End Mac 9:48 PM
  • "How will Apple implement artificial intelligence into iOS 5?" PhoneDog 9:41 PM
  • "Cassandra – Wednesday Review: The Week in Full Swing" Amitiae 8:56 PM
  • "Apple's Secrets Revealed, For a Price: Fortune magazine's inside look at Apple opens up the company's operations: and introduces a new way of spreading news on the Web" InfoWorld 7:00 PM
  • "Fortune's Apple exposé: Steve Jobs is a 'dictator,' and 3 other takeaways" eWeek 6:49 PM
  • "On fragmentation, Google still comes up short against Apple" ZDNet 6:42 PM
  • "Apple fanaticism: Has it gone too far?" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 6:42 PM
  • "Apple responds to Congress: Questions still remain over users' location data" ZDNet 4:20 PM
  • "Google Takes On Apple's 'iCloud' With Launch Of 'Music Beta' Service" AppleBitch 2:50 PM
  • "Why Apple's closed system gives it a leg up on Android" Edible Apple 2:47 PM
  • "Oh it's on! Google's Vic Gundotra takes another shot at Apple" Edible Apple 2:34 PM
  • "Apple's Tribble testifies before U.S. Senate on mobile privacy" The Loop 11:58 AM
  • "Nuance + Lala + MobileMe set stage for Apple cloud assault" ZDNet 11:43 AM
  • "Here comes the voice-controlled iPhone nano....(maybe)" Computerworld 10:34 AM
  • "iPad isn't hurting PC sales, claims NPD" BetaNews 10:04 AM
  • "Apple's iOS profits are 2.3 times higher than Microsoft's Windows profits" Edible Apple 10:04 AM
  • "Is Japan's smartphone Android/iOS duopoly a sign of things to come?" 9 to 5 Mac 9:44 AM
  • "Google Vs. Apple: 'Road House' Vs. 'Bourne' [Video] Forbes 9:25 AM
  • "Thieves Get No Punishment From Apple for Stealing Games"  PadGadget 9:25 AM
  • "Why Apple isn't ditching x86 architecture anytime soon" TG Daily 6:43 PM
  • "Don't Hold Your Breath For ARM-Based Macs Anytime Soon" MacNews 9:02 AM
  • "iSuppli: Apple chasing Nokia for the title of the world's #1 smartphone maker" 9 to 5 Mac 8:44 AM
  • "iPad 2 as fast as Cray 2 supercomputer, fraction of the size" Electronista 8:43 AM
  • "Apple #1: Microsoft still strong but going down, down, down." Rixstep 8:13 AM
  • "Required Reading: What to Know Ahead of Today's Apple/Google Hearing" AllThingsD 7:45 AM
  • "Android Challenges Apple With New Devices, Software and Services" The Huffington Post 8:34 PM
  • "Are You One of 23,000 Defendants in the US' Biggest Illegal Download Lawsuit?" Techland 7:15 PM
  • "A First Look At Google Music Beta" TechCrunch 7:16 PM
  • "Editorial: Engadget on Google Music and Movies for Android" Engadget 7:15 PM
  • "Why Can't We Have a Bento Box of Gadgets?" Gizmodo 10:04 AM
  • "Top 7 Ultrathin Windows Laptops: Alternatives to Apple's MacBook Air" PCWorld 8:58 AM
  • "Mixed reviews for the latest 'I'm a PC' television ads" Fortune 10:42 AM
  • "Microsoft debuts new 'I'm a PC' ad (with Video)" MacDailyNews 10:35 AM
  • "What the heck is a Clickochet?" I, Cringely 8:44 AM
  • "Microsoft, Skype Deal Takes Aim at Google, Apple" eWeek 11:44 AM
  • "Microsoft Buys Skype: What the Web Is Saying" GigaOM 10:42 AM
  • "Microsoft to Buy Skype for $8.5 Billion" TidBITS 9:14 AM
  • "Dave Hamilton's Blog: Will Microsoft Neuter Skype's Technological Advantage?" The Mac Observer 8:59 AM
  • "Microsoft Gets Up in Apple's FaceTime" TheStreet 9:56 AM
  • "Microsoft Takes On Facetime With $8.5 Billion Purchase Of Skype" AppleBitch 8:13 AM
  • "Why Microsoft is Buying Skype for $8.5 Billion" GigaOM 7:42 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "SHAPE Services' Neighbors Location-Based Messaging Platform Now Available For Its IM+ Mobile Messenger" SHAPE Services 7:18 PM
  • "Popular Flash Game 'Burrito Bison' Coming to iOS" Touch Arcade 7:16 PM
  • "Save World War I From Zombies And Cthulhu With The Wasted Land on iOS" Cult of Mac 7:14 PM
  • "Parkbud app for iPhone: Sexy Parked Car Finder" AppScout 7:03 PM
  • "NewerTech Introduces NuPower High Capacity Replacement Battery: For 2008/2009 15" Apple MacBook Pro 'Unibody' Computers" NewerTechnology 6:44 PM
  • "Soundboard for iPad coming soon" The Loop 6:43 PM
  • "Tactile Keyboard Overlay Coming to iPad" iPadCTO 5:08 PM
  • "IKeyboard Coming To The IPad (Maybe)" MacNews 12:31 PM
  • "iKeyboard, Inc. is previewing its soon-to-be-released enhancement for the iPad—a real keyboard that piggybacks on top of the iPad's virtual keyboard." iKeyboard 12:10 PM
  • "5 iPhone apps to spice up your marriage" Techlicious 11:49 AM
  • "'Death Rally' Gets A New Map And Tweaks Via Latest Update" Touch Arcade 11:22 AM
  • "Markit Launches Research iPad App in Cooperation with Deutsche Bank" Business Wire 10:56 AM
  • "Introducing Gridiron Grunts®: iOS App to Connect Fans with NFL Players" Business Wire 10:56 AM
  • "Army of Darkness: Defense coming to iPhone and iPad on May 12th" TiPb 10:42 AM
  • "Oceanhouse Media Brings Beloved Children's Story, Elmer's Special Day, to the App Store and Android Market" PRWeb 9:21 AM
  • "Gameloft Does 'Farmville' with 'Green Farm' Freemium Farming Sim" Touch Arcade 8:58 AM
  • "Huge 'Plunderland' Update Adds New Campaign and Additional Features" Touch Arcade 8:58 AM
  • "Research on Apple Inc. and Eastman Kodak Co. -- Advanced Technology Driving Smartphone Sales" Marketwire 8:58 AM
  • "Delete All of Your Junk Mail in Two Taps with 'DeleteMail' for iPhone" Cult of Mac 8:43 AM
  • "Siege Hero for iOS, Angry Birds for the 1980's nostalgic" BetaNews 8:42 AM
  • "Fitness Builder App Adds Physical Therapy Tool" AppScout 8:42 AM
  • "Duke Nukem Forever Coming To iPad?" PadGadget 8:50 AM
  • "Duke Nukem Forever likely arriving to iOS" 9 to 5 Mac 8:41 AM
  • "Blimey Guv'nor! Say What You See: The Collection 2.0 hits #1 spot in UK" prMac 10:35 AM
  • "Ecolab Finds Enterprise Solutions with iPod touch and iFormBuilder" prMac 10:01 AM
  • "Political Label Quiz for iOS - How conservative or liberal are you?" prMac 9:14 AM
  • "Otto The Otter iPhone/iPad Release; Giveaway Sweepstakes Continued" prMac 9:02 AM
  • "Neon Play Launches Paper Glider Para Drop onto the iPhone App Store" prMac 8:59 AM
  • "Classic Strategy Game Drug Wars! Hits Streets as New iPhone App" prMac 8:15 AM
  • "Period Diary for iOS helps women take charge over their feminine cycles" prMac 8:15 AM
  • "Prepare for an epic escape with Castle Runner game for iOS" prMac 8:15 AM
  • "Design unique iPhone Wallpapers using your own Pictures with PhotoStack" prMac 8:15 AM
  • "iTopCharts for iOS - Top Listings in Every App Store Category Worldwide" prMac 8:15 AM
  • "Lightwood Games puts new spin on word puzzles with Worcle" prMac 8:15 AM
  • "Playing with Dolphins released for iOS - Cutting Edge Dolphin Experience" prMac 8:15 AM
  • "PhatWare Releases WritePad SDK 2.0 for iOS" prMac 8:15 AM
  • "Joby animates iPhone with stop-motion app" Thinq 8:09 AM
  • "Condè Nast bringing The New Yorker and more to the iPad" Digital Trends 8:03 AM
  • "Adobe Announces Availability of Photoshop Touch Applications for iPad: Highly Anticipated Tablet Apps that Interact with Photoshop CS5 Now Available in Apple App Store" Business Wire 10:57 AM
  • "Adobe's Photoshop Touch apps for iPad are now available" DigitalTrends 8:57 AM
  • "Adobe Nav is not a standalone version Photoshop for iPad" FairerPlatform 7:52 AM
  • "Adobe Releases Photoshop Touch Apps for iPad" TecKMagazine 7:47 AM
  • "Microsoft unveils Azure toolkits for iPhone, Android and Windows Phone" V3 7:43 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Steve Ballmer's email to Microsoft employees about Skype deal" Seattle Times 1:47 PM
  • "Ballmer and Bates on the Microsoft-Skype deal" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:31 AM
  • "Ballmer And Bates Sell The Skype Deal: We Think We 'Can Reach Everyone On The Planet'" TechCrunch 2:34 PM
  • "Ballmer: Skype deal shows Microsoft's 'ambitious' and 'irrepressible' nature" Seattle Times 1:47 PM
  • "Ballmer on Skype: 'Microsoft Will Continue to Support Non-Microsoft Platforms.'" ReadWriteWeb [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:38 PM
  • "Microsoft to buy Skype for $8.5 billion cash: Deal is Microsoft's biggest since 2007, when it bought aQuantive" MarketWatch 10:05 AM
  • "Microsoft to buy Skype for $8.5 billion, price seen high" Reuters 10:26 AM
  • "Skype's owners made $5 billion, 3 times money - source" Reuters 7:02 PM
  • "Microsoft to buy Skype for $8.5 billion" CNNMoney 9:53 AM
  • "Microsoft Agrees to Buy Skype for $8.5 Billion to Add Web Calls" Bloomberg 10:16 AM
  • "Microsoft to Buy Skype for $8.5 Billion" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:24 AM
  • "Microsoft to Acquire Skype: Software Giant to Pay $8.5 Billion in Cash for Company" [Paid Membership Required] 10:00 AM
  • "Microsoft-Skype Deal: Reaction Roundup" WSJ Blogs 10:10 AM
  • "Microsoft Investor 'Not Thrilled' With Skype Deal" TheStreet 9:55 AM
  • "Microsoft slips despite Skype hype" MarketWatch 10:04 AM
  • "Skype Investor Says Company Will Keep Silicon Valley HQ, Executive Team" Forbes 11:34 AM
  • "Mixed reviews for the latest 'I'm a PC' television ads: Microsoft's new marketing campaign seems to be stuck in a time warp of Apple's making" Fortune 10:15 AM
  • "Microsoft revives 'I'm a PC' ads--sans Macs" CNET News 10:22 AM
  • "Microsoft plugs critical hole in Windows" CNET News 3:34 PM
  • "IBM Sells $1 Billion of 1.25 Percent, 3-Year Notes" Bloomberg 10:12 AM
  • "IBM updates tape platforms for backup and archiving" V3 3:12 PM
  • "Lenovo Optimizes Start-Up Speeds on New ThinkPads" PCWorld 1:36 PM
  • "Hewlett-Packard Gets Ready to Enter the Tablet Wars" WSJ Blogs 3:29 PM
  • "HP's Donatelli Comes Out Swinging At Cisco: Executive VP's Interop keynote emphasizes new products and open standards." InformationWeek 3:40 PM
  • "NEC quarterly profit tumbles 36%" MarketWatch 10:04 AM
  • "NEC's Quarterly Profit Falls 36%" [Paid Membership Required] 9:58 AM
  • "AMD Not Closing Door on ARM Relationship" eWeek 11:28 AM
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