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Weekend Highlights: Late Thursday, Apple took new tack against Qualcomm seeking invalidation of four patents; fresh ruling from US Supreme Court backs Apple's iPhone privacy stance requiring warrants to access cellphone data—reports in our Apple/Macintosh section; Dan Moren expresses frustration over slow Mac updates, delcaring "long product cycles are ... now normal for the Mac"; Ben Lovejoy thinks he has a solution to the MacBook Pro dilemma that would keep all parties happy; ZDNet takes FileMaker 17 for a spin; Simon Royal argues life's "too short to argue over operating systems" says end result is that you're happy with your choice; Gregg Keizer delves into new privacy features in Mojave; Japan now seeing Apple mapping vehicles on the roads; man in Toronto, CA sues Apple over Apple Watch scratches; The Drum interviews Susan Bennett, Siri's original voice; interesting interview with Andy Hertzfeld; BGR claims exclusive first look at 6.1" LCD iPhone; commentary from Channel NewsAsia poses question whether "Xiaomi is twice as good as Apple".

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  • "Apple under pressure over board elections: Apple will face fresh shareholder pressure at its annual meeting this month to change the way it elects directors." Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 1:50 PM
  • "Apple's iterative approach to FRAND abuse is not for the faint of heart, but there's no better alternative"  Foss Patents 11:59 AM
  • "Google hires a senior director at Apple for a top secret project (exclusive)"  VentureBeat 7:23 AM
  • "Google poaches Apple senior director for secret project" Crave @ CNET 8:15 AM
  • "Charlie Wolf: The launch of the iPhone 4S sent Apple Store sales 'into the stratosphere'"  Fortune 7:56 AM
  • "Evidence: Apple Still Working on Thunderbolt Trademark"  Patently Apple 8:07 AM
  • "iPad's Consumer-driven Popularity at the Office: Will the tablet continue to penetrate the business market, or will MSFT's Windows 8 will stem the tide?" InvestorPlace 8:11 AM
  • "Use of iPads rises in offices: Microsoft falls behind in long battle for corporate customers" Bloomberg News 8:11 AM
  • "Apple, Motorola face off in Germany" Yahoo! News 9:06 PM
  • "Apple wins eleventh-hour bid to avoid ban: Apple has temporarily blocked Motorola Mobility's attempt to have it withdraw several iPhone and iPad models from its online store in Germany, the latest twist in an extended legal duel over patents between the companies." Australian Associated Press 8:10 PM
  • "Apple, Samsung butt heads over iPhone patent judgment" CRN 9:06 PM
  • "Apple Branches Out to High-Tech Israel: Another huge technology firm decides Israel is the place to be." PJ Media 7:50 AM
  • "Apple and General Motors Ads Dominate NFL Playoff Games According to Ace Metrix" Ad Operations Online 7:58 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone Business Alone Is Now Bigger Than All Of Microsoft"  Business Insider 2/4
  • "Apple's iPhone Business is Now Larger Than All of Microsoft" Forbes 2/4
  • "Motorola wants 2.25% of Apple's sales in return for license to standard-essential wireless patents"  Foss Patents 2/4
  • "Motorola is suing the official German Apple Stores over three patents in Düsseldorf lawsuits" Foss Patents 2/4
  • "Apple banned in Germany, quickly overturns it" Crave @ CNET 2/4
  • "Apple's week brings new hire, court rulings and iPod spy shots" CNET News 2/4
  • "Week in Apple: post-Macworld|iWorld edition" Ars Technica 2/4
  • "Censored: Apple Content Filtering Needs Work" PCWorld 2/4
  • "Is Apple Going to Sell 40 Million iPhones in China This Year?" AsiaTech 2/4
  • "Apple and Amazon's tablet rivals don't get it" TechRepublic 2/4
  • "New Apple Security Update 2012.001 v.1.1 fixes Office 2004 print and save problems" OfficeforMacHelp 7:59 AM
  • "Weekly Wrap: Lion bugs, iBooks Author, Final Cut Pro X" Macworld 2/4
  • "Apple pulls OS X 10.7.3 delta upgrade after crash complaints, redirects to Combo Update" The Verge 2/4
  • "iTunes Match desktop playback bug hits, may clear up" iPodNN 2/4
  • "Apple Releases Snow Leopard Security Update Update to Fix Rosetta Issues" Intego 2/4
  • "Apple answers critics, tweaks iBooks Author EULA" Mac.Blorge 2/4
  • "iBooks Author 1.0.1 EULA: you own the content, we want 30% of .ibooks files" ZDNet 2/3
  • "Apple modifies EULA for iBooks: Lays no claim to content, allows elsewhere distribution" 9 to 5 Mac 2/3
  • "Apple tweaks fine print behind iBooks Author software" CNET News 2/3
  • "iBooks Author 1.01 out with updated EULA" TUAW 2/3
  • "Apple updates Lion, patches 51 bugs in Mac OS X: But some users Report every app crashes after 10.7.3 is installed" Computerworld 2/3
  • "No potty-mouth lyrics for iTunes Match" CNET News 2/3
  • "iTunes Match bug replaces explicit songs with censored, child-friendly versions" VentureBeat 2/3
  • "Apple FileVault cracked in under an hour by forensics biz" The Register 2/3
  • "Security Update 2012-001 Kills Rosetta Apps" TidBITS 2/3
  • "Microsoft releases Communicator for Mac 2011 13.1.3 update" OfficeforMacHelp 2/3
  • "Snow Leopard discussion continues to cover Apple's Security Update 2012-001 fiasco, with people Reporting that last evening's Security Update 2012-001 Version 1.1 update addressed the problem by back-levelling the problematic file to the pre-update level, as people had been doing manually to restore proper operation for Rosetta-dependent applications." MacInTouch 2/4
  • "Fix Rosetta in Mac OS X Snow Leopard After Security Update 2012-001" OS X Daily 2/3
  • "Security Update 2012-001 is the hot topic in reader Reports, after Apple's update broke applications that rely on the Rosetta compatibility layer; discussion includes fixes/workarounds." MacInTouch 2/3
  • "Lion discussion covers a different serious problem in Apple's 10.7.3 update ('CUI' issue), again with tips for fixing the bug (by installing/reinstalling the 'combo' update), plus other update notes." MacInTouch 2/3
  • "Bugs & Fixes: When email duplication gets unruly" Macworld 2/3
  • "Time Machine: How to transfer backups from the current backup drive to a new backup drive" Apple Support 2/3
  • "OS X Lion: How to create and deploy a recovery key for FileVault 2" Apple Support 2/3
  • "How to Delete Safari, Mail, FaceTime, Photo Booth, and Other Default Mac OS X Apps" OS X Daily 12:22 PM
  • "A Lightroom 4 beta experiment" Chuqui 3.0 7:49 AM
  • "Mac Tip: Separate Dock Icons With A Transparent Icon" MacTrast 7:51 AM
  • "How to install beta Mac App Store apps and provisioning profiles" iMore 2/4
  • "Mac Tip: Make Hidden Application Dock Icons Transparent" MacTrast 2/4
  • "iBooks Author fashions multimedia books for the iPad" Macworld 2/3
  • "If iBooks Author Is Overkill For Your Simple eBook Project, Try Book Creator For iOS Instead [Review] Cult of Mac 2/3
  • "Silverlight 5.0.61118.0 for OS X" Rixstep 2/3
  • "How to Boot into OS X Lion's Recovery HD Partition" OS X Daily 2/3
  • "Mac Basics: How to set up Time Machine" Macworld 2/3
  • "Installing ScanSnap Not a Snap" TidBITS 2/3
  • "The Last Mac Word Processor You'll Ever Buy Is Free" Mac 360 2/3
  • "Friday Freebie: The Mac Image Editing App With 200 Effects, Filters, Masks, And More" Mac 360 2/3
  • "Turn Any USB Memory Stick Into An Ultra-Secure, Password Protected Filestore [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 2/3
  • "Secure Empty Trash in Mac OS X Lion" OS X Daily 2/3
  • "Mac Tip: Convert Numerical Instances In The Calculator" MacTrast 2/3
  • "10.7: Fixing a stuck application in Mission Control" Mac OS X Hints 2/3
  • "10.7: Auto-copy Photo Stream images to a folder" Mac OS X Hints 2/3
  • "More on Apple and ZFS, speculation on iOS" iMore 2/4
  • "Lion (Mac OS X 10.7): A flea-ridden cat"  Betalogue 2/4
  • "How Apple lulls Mac owners into a false sense of security" PC Pro [Free Registration Required] 2/3
  • "Virtualization no silver bullet for Macs or mobile: As employees bring non-Windows devices into the business, vendors tell IT to impose Windows via virtualization: and miss the point" InfoWorld 2/3
  • "Bad Apple: iTunes Match censors your music collection. Why?" Computerworld 2/3
Press Releases
  • "Mac Kung Fu: Over 300 Tips, Tricks, Hints, and Hacks for OS X Lion" FunktySpaceMonkey 12:41 PM
  • "Crunch 1.0 - A utility to extract the files from iOS applications" prMac 7:51 AM
  • "MemoTrainer 1.0 for Mac OS X - Memory training and development" prMac 7:51 AM
  • "Sony slips out Bridge for Mac for Xperia smartphones" MacNN 7:51 AM
  • "Download Firefox 11 Beta For Windows, Mac & Linux" Redmond Pie 2/4
  • "Powerful Mac SWF to MOV Converter Newly Released from Doremisoft" prMac 2/4
  • "24U Software releases FM Bench" prMac 2/4
  • "e-on Software releases LumenRT 2: focus on architects" Architosh 2/3
  • "RAGE: Campaign Edition Blasts Its Way Into The Mac App Store – Download Now" Redmond Pie 2/3
  • "Color Correction for FCP X / Motion / AE" Nattress 2/3
  • "SecureMac Releases PrivacyScan in App Store for Mac OS X" prMac 2/3
  • "Karelia Software Releases Sandvox 2.5" prMac 2/3
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Talk of the Day -- 'Steve Jobs' ad blasted as disrespectful" FocusTaiwan 7:40 AM
  • "iPad owners more satisfied than Amazon Kindle Fire users" T3 7:59 AM
  • "Apple's Siri the butt of Doritos Super Bowl ad" CNET News 5:13 PM
  • "Samsung Continues to Poke Fun at Apple Fans in Super Bowl Ad" MacRumors 9:31 PM
  • "Apple Is Now World No.1 In Mobile Phone Profitability & Revenue" iPhoneinCanada 9:00 AM
  • "Macworld | iWorld 2012 attendance increased from 2011" AppleTell 8:14 AM
  • "AT&T Starts Throttling Unlimited Data Users after 2GB of Monthly Usage" MacRumors 2/4
  • "Apple's iPhone outstrips Samsung but not in UK: Almost one in four of the 149 million smartphones shipped during the final three months of 2011 was an iPhone, a new Report reveals." The Scotsman 2/4
  • "Apple Pulls Several Misleading Applications From the App Store" iDownload Blog 2/4
  • "iOS developer 'reluctantly' admits to building Internet tethering easter egg into 'iRandomizer Numbers' app" It's All Tech 2/4
  • "First Nigerian 'Steve Job' Spam" TidBITS 2/4
  • "Apple the target of playwright's ire over Chinese worker abuse: World's top tech firm brought to book by minor monologuist over working conditions in factories that make its gadgets" The Guardian 2/4
  • "Cops track iThieves: Crafty police officers used their own iPhones to hunt down two smartphone thieves in separate incidents this week, cops said." New York Post 2/4
  • "Rock band KISS to launch new Angry Birds game" T3 2/4
  • "First: Apple's rank in mobile phone profitability and revenues" asymco 2/3
  • "With 8.7% market share, Apple has 75% of cell phone profits: Between them, Samsung and Apple are sucking up 91% of the winnings" Fortune 2/3
  • "Apple now third largest phonemaker, pushing feature phones aside: New data shows the worldwide breakdown of mobile phone sales in 2011. Feature phones are increasingly being replaced by smart phones, with top-tier models from Apple and Samsung leading the pack." Christian Science Monitor 2/3
  • "Apple's market share rises, but Android still on top" CNET News 2/3
  • "Apple iPad beats Amazon Kindle Fire in satisfaction survey" Register Hardware 2/3
  • "comScore Reports December 2011 U.S. Mobile Subscriber Market – iPhone In 4th And Gaining" MacPrices 2/3
  • "Labor Activist: Apple Best at Auditing Factories, Still Not Doing Enough" LAPTOP Magazine 2/3
  • "iPhone 4S sales resume online in China with shipments by March 2" AppleInsider 2/3
  • "College launches course devotde to iPhone photography" BBC 2/3
  • "Tablet History: 14 Devices That Laid the Groundwork for the iPad" [Slideshow] Mashable 2/3
  • "Former Apple product manager recounts how Jobs motivated first iPhone team" AppleInsider 2/3
  • "Want A $65 iPad 2? Check Your Local Goodwill [Image] Cult of Mac 2/3
Non-Apple News
  • "Android takes 50% market share, as smart phones out-ship PCs" Crave @ CNET 2/4
  • "Ericsson, Qualcomm demo 4G-to-3G voice handover" ZDNet UK 2/3
  • "AOL to transform Huffington Post into an Internet TV network" VentureBeat [Free Registration Required] 2/3
  • "HTC patches Wi-Fi vulnerability in its smartphones" V3 2/3
  • "Boffins crack superconducting graphene's melting mystery" The Register 2/3
  • "Samsung Galaxy S II Plus pic spotted" TG Daily 2/3
  • "The Megaupload saga continues (infographic)" ZDNet 2/3
  • "Group seeks to save data on Megaupload servers" Reuters 2/3
  • "Symantec Warns of Android Trojans That Mutate With Every Download" IDG News Service 2/3
  • "More Details Emerge on the Fully Open 'Spark' Tablet" PCWorld 2/3
  • "RIM Sees Continued BlackBerry Growth From Government Users: RIM hopes new government security certifications and a device management platform will bolster the platform's position against iOS, Android." InformationWeek 2/3
  • "RIM offers free PlayBook to attract Android developers: Developers have until Feb. 13 to port their Android application to get in on the offer" IDG News Service 2/3
  • "RIMM: Jefferies Says Sell on BB10 Strategy; Wells Looks Forward to PlayBook 2.0" Barron's 2/3
  • "NetSuite shares jump on strong outlook: Analyst cites strong demand for on-demand business software" MarketWatch 2/3
  • "Panasonic Forecasts Record Loss on Thailand Floods, Charges" Bloomberg 2/3
  • "Google Wallet app surfaces on unlocked Galaxy Nexus" CNET 2/3
  • "Google finally scans malware-ridden Android Market: The Bouncer service analyzes apps in Android Market for known malware, spyware, and Trojans" InfoWorld 2/3
  • "Google reveals Android malware 'Bouncer,' scans all apps: Claims 40% reduction in malicious app downloads in second half of 2011" Computerworld 2/3
  • "iPhone & iPad Live 278: Macworld 2012, iPad 3, iPhone 5" iMore 2/4
  • "YML Interview with Sacramento County Coroner Greg Wyatt" ["YML was lucky enough to talk to Sacramento County Coroner Greg Wyatt, fresh off his session at the 2012 Macworld. Greg talked about what a coroner does, the technology they have available and how he uses Macs and iPads in his his job."] Your Mac Life 2/3
  • "Gene Steinberg meets Jim Dalrymple and Peter Cohen from The Loop, Daniel Eran Dilger from AppleInsider, and StartUp Nation's Rich Sloan this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 2/3
  • "Taking a bite out of Apple/Fortune Magazine's Adam Lashinsky discusses his new book, 'Inside Apple: How America's Most Admired – and Secretive Company – Really Works,' and shares his thoughts on one of the biggest tech companies in the world." [Video Report] MSNBC 2/3
  • "Final Cut Pro X Update, Buying iMac/MacBook Air, Facebook, + More! (Podcast)" Insanely Great Mac 2/3
  • "iPhone 5 and Galaxy S3 to feature Liquipel waterproofing?" T3 7:40 AM
  • "Apple iMessage bug allows others to spy on your convos" SlashGear 1:51 PM
  • "Apple TV gets into Video discovery, adds movie and TV show Genius Recommendations" Engadget 2/4
  • "Rumor: iPhone 5 and Galaxy S III to have Liquipel coating? [Exclusive] Today's iPhone 2/4
  • "Apple CEO hints at no ARM-based MacBook Air as iPad to 'soon satisfy' that niche" AppleInsider 2/3
  • "Apple ads Genius movie, TV recommendations to Apple TV" AppleInsider 2/3
  • "Apple to launch iPad 3 in March - Report" PCWorld 2/3
  • "Get Ready for the Apple ... Treadmill?" Mashable 2/3
  • "Apple Releases Update For iBooks 2" AppleBitch 2/3
  • "Apple Refurbs a Great Deal, iOSificiation a Fundamental Shift for Apple, and More" Low End Mac 2/3
  • "Time to End 13" MacBook Pro?, Refurb MacBook Air from $699, Enable TRIM in OS X, and More" Low End Mac 2/3
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 10 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 7:51 AM
  • "Trial Xtreme 2 HD For iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $1.99) And Also Free For iPhone (Was $1.99)" Apple Sliced 2/4
  • "Planet Buster For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $1.99)" Apple Sliced 2/4
  • "Battle 3D: Robots Sky For iPhone Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 2/4
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 15 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 2/4
  • "Apple MacBook Pro Buyer's Guide -17 Inch Models -Prices, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 2/4
  • "Apple MacBook Pro Buyer's Guide -15 Inch Models -Best Prices, Reviews & Information" MacReviewZone 2/4
  • "Robokill -Rescue Titan Prime For iPad Is Temporarily Available For $0.99 (Normally $2.99)" Apple Sliced 2/3
  • "Happy Hogs For iPhone Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 2/3
  • "Kiwi Brown For iPhone Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 2/3
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 16 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 2/3
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Deals" MacPrices 2/3
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 2/3
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 2/3
  • "Mac desktop lowest price special from MacMall: New Minis start at $551, iMacs at $1086" 9 to 5 Mac 2/3
  • "iPad Accessories Buyer's Guide -Prices, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 2/3
  • "Save up to 20% on StuffIt Deluxe, Anime Studio, Aquazone and more" FairerPlatform 2/3

  • "Review: Kingston Wi-Drive for iOS" MacTrast 5:14 PM
  • "iKeyboard for iPad review" AppleTell 1:51 PM
  • "Hands-on with Cirago's iPhone and iPad Accessories" AppleTell 12:21 PM
  • "Will Monster's new in-ear headphone dazzle audiophiles?" CNET News 12:13 PM
  • "'Inside Apple' Will Challenge Your View Of The World's Most Valuable Tech Company [Review] Cult of Mac 2/4
  • "Performance Comparison: All Apple May, 2011 iMacs and July, 2011, 13 Inch MacBook Air 1.7GHz" MacReviewZone [PDF Download] 2/3
  • "USB 3.0 Roundup #2: Desktop (3.5 inch) Enclosures" Bare Feats 2/3
  • "iOstand for iPad and Android tablets has a magnetic personality" CNET Reviews 2/3
  • "The Aegis Netdock Is A Near-Perfect MacBook Air Companion" MacNews 2/3
  • "Marshall Bergman Tahlia Clutch Bag" Macworld 2/3
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Review: oneSafe – An All-in-One Password, Credit Card Info, and Document Storage App" MacTrast 12:22 PM
  • "iMovie vs Avid Studio: iPad Video editing app shootout" iMore 2/4
  • "Hands on with AnyPlay: Live Comcast Video on your iPad" TUAW 2/4
  • "Need a free day counter? Try D-Day for iOS" GigaOM 2/4
  • "Chopsticks is a Nonlinear Read with Peerless Design — iPad App Review" PadGadget 2/4
  • "Review: GraviMaze – An Addicting And Challenging Gravity Puzzler" MacTrast 2/4
  • "Avid Packs a Prosumer Video Editor Into an iPad" MacNewsWorld 2/3
  • "Showyou for iPad: The Most Productive Way to Watch Videos [Review] Stepcase Lifehack 2/3
  • "Numberlys and The Fantastic Flying Books of Morris Lessmore for iOS: Interactivity, distinctive visuals set apart apps from Moonbot Studios" Macworld 2/3
  • "Winter survival app helps ditched drivers" MSNBC 2/3
  • "iPhone Appidemic: Zombie: The Rescue" AppleTell 2/3
  • "'Monster Wars' Review – Legendary Wars, Remixed" Touch Arcade 2/3
  • "'Tweet Land' Review - A Great Idea, but Flawed Gameplay" Touch Arcade 2/3
  • "OkCupid Review: OkCupid is the official app for accessing the popular free dating service." 148Apps 2/3
  • "Reckless Racing 2 Review: The original Reckless Racing game set the bar for down and dirty iOS racing. Reckless Racing 2 has raised the bar even higher." 148Apps 2/3
  • "Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective Review/Use 'Ghost Tricks' to possess objects and solve a murder." 148Apps 2/3
  • "How to take a photo while simultaneously recording Video with your iPhone [App for that] iMore 12:22 PM
  • "How to charge your iPad faster – with the white plug or your Windows PC!" iTWire 2/4
  • "Switching between Android 4.0 ICS and iPhone 4S" SlashGear 5:15 PM
  • "On the Road this Weekend? Here's How to Watch the Superbowl Online with your iPad or iPhone" PadGadget 8:17 AM
  • "Have A Sticky/Unresponsive Home Button On Your iPhone? A Squirt Of WD-40 Can Fix That!" ["We're not going to recommend everyone does this without first giving the idea some thought, though. We're not entirely sure how good of an idea squirting liquid into an iPhone is, especially considering Apple will usually swap out handsets which are still in warranty. If you're out of warranty though, and you're happy with spraying WD40 onto, and indeed into, your iPhone, then this seems to be a solution that works."] Redmond Pie 7:52 AM
  • "iPad Tip: 'phantom' keys in the middle of the split keyboard" The Verge 2/4
  • "Dear Aunt TUAW: Can I boot from a RAM disk?" TUAW 2/3
  • "Here's Why The iPhone's Time Is Always Set To 9:42 In Apple Ads" Redmond Pie 8:17 PM
  • "Cassandra -Monday Review: It will soon be Friday" eXtensions 8:09 PM
  • "Switching between Android 4.0 ICS and iPhone 4S" SlashGear 5:15 PM
  • "How We Use Notifications on iOS 5" iSource 5:13 PM
  • "Should You Sell it, Or Gazelle It?" MacTrast 3:39 PM
  • "Should Apple stop holding its big launch events?"  CNET News 1:51 PM
  • "Why Apple's Upcoming TV Will Have An AirPlay Interface" Cult of Mac 12:21 PM
  • "Google grabs Apple quality lead for possible Motorola work" Electronista 12:22 PM
  • "Google poaches Apple's Senior Director of Product Integrity for secret project, maybe to work on Google X?" 9 to 5 Mac 12:20 PM
  • "What Steve Jobs told original iPhone team" Crave @ CNET 12:13 PM
  • "What if the Vita had an Apple logo instead of Sony's?"  CNET Reviews 12:04 PM
  • "Would You Want An iPad-Like MacBook Air?" AppleBitch 8:58 AM
  • "This Siri Parody Looks Like A Full-blown Hollywood Flick, Thanks To Its Special Effects [Video] Redmond Pie 8:14 AM
  • "Why Apple's A5 is so big--and iPhone 4 won't get Siri" CNET News 2/4
  • "Apple's Corporate Imitators are Borrowing, Not Stealing" Cult of Mac 2/4
  • "Steve Jobs Email to Google: Stop Recruiting Apple Employees" V3 2/4
  • "Former Apple employee recounts how Jobs motivated iPhone team" TUAW 2/4
  • "Apple's Version of 'The Clone Wars'" PadGadget 2/4
  • "ARM-Based MacBook Air Unlikely Based on Analyst Talk with Tim Cook" MacRumors 2/4
  • "iPad-like MacBook Air now unlikely? Was it even necessary?" CNET News 2/4
  • "Can Apple Save Education? [InfoGraphic] iClarified 2/4
  • "MacOS KenDensed: Patent Wars & Microsoft, Buyer of iPads" The Mac Observer 2/4
  • "Business Insider's Kovach: Everything Apple must change before I buy an iPhone 5: What's annoying is a writer criticizing something he does not understand" MacDailyNews 2/4
  • "The Macalope Weekly: Who to blame?" Macworld 2/4
  • "Can Apple keep up against fake copycat app developers?" DigitalTrends 2/4
  • "This New Study Claims iOS Applications Crash More Often Than Android Applications" App Advice 2/4
  • "This Data Shows Why Samsung's Apple-Bashing Isn't Working"  Business Insider 2/3
  • "Should Apple take more action against march of the iOS clones? Plants vs. Zombie and Angry Ninja Birds removed, but other misleading apps remain" The Guardian 2/3
  • "Editorial: In Love With A Vision Of An iPhone" AppleBitch 2/3
  • "Accidental espionage: how iMessage conversations end up in the wrong handsets" The Verge 2/3
  • "Apple Censors Science Magazine's Article About Penises" Gizmodo 2/3
  • "iPad 3: The Story So Far" MacTrast 2/3
  • "iPad 3: Everything We Think We Know" Gizmodo 2/3
  • "Are high-tech classrooms better classrooms? Despite the hype over Apple's new iPad textbooks, there's little proof that gadgets do much to improve education" Salon 2/3
  • "Heavenly Steve Jobs ad spawns hellish flame war" Fortune 2/3
  • "IBM: The biggest Apple deployment outside Apple" FairerPlatform 2/3
  • "The Macalope Daily: Consistency" Macworld [Insider Content] 2/3
  • "Apple, China, and Doing The Right Thing" MacStories 2/3
  • "The sweatshop price of Apple's huge success: Meeting demand in U.S. creates work woes in China" MarketWatch 2/3
  • "Apple's supply chain problem: Tech giant's supply chain will likely undergo changes" MarketWatch 2/3
  • "You bet Apple could build the iPhone here"  The Nation 2/3
  • "The Tablet is the Ultimate Mobile Personal Computer"  Tech.pinions 2/3
  • "Former Apple exec Bob Borchers talks Apple marketing, packaging, and his time at Apple" 9 to 5 Mac 2/3
  • "Is Apple Truly 'Agile'?" Forbes 2/3
  • "Do iOS Apps Crash More Than Android Apps? A Data Dive" Forbes 2/3
  • "How Apple Can Revolutionize Television: An intelligent assistant would be the ideal way to deal with remote-control overload."  Technology Review 2/3
  • "iPhone patent wars: What's going on in Germany? Apple forced to pull older iPhones off its online store, faces an injunction on push e-mail" Fortune 2/3
  • "Apple Pulls All 3G Devices Except iPhone 4S from German Online Store Following Motorola Patent Win" MacRumors 2/3
  • "Apple Stops Online Sales Of iPad 2 3G And iPhone 4 In Germany" AppleBitch 2/3
  • "Tech News: It's All A Joke/IT leaders are funny--even when they don't mean to be." InformationWeek 2/3
  • "It's Browser Version Madness!" BYTE 2/3
  • "How chips, PCs, services companies are faring: A look at how selected chip-makers, computer manufacturers and services providers are faring" Associated Press 2/3
  • "Clever on-off switch for graphene. Transistors next?" ZDNet UK 2/3
  • "Silicon Valley's dirty little secret: The 'Startup Boom' is a disguised jobs fair for big corporations" ZDNet 2/3
  • "Vizio's CinemaWide 58-inch 3D HDTV priced at $3,499, but who's buying?" ZDNet 2/3
  • "Why Are We Only Finding Out About the VeriSign Security Breach Now?" Techland 2/3
  • "Android isn't as fragmented as you think" PCWorld 2/3
  • "The Curse of 'Don't Be Evil': Google is definitely evil! Or is it? The critics weigh in." Technologizer 2/3
  • "The cloud goes Hollywood: The major film studios think they've found a way to sell and deliver movies online. Will consumers buy it?" Fortune 2/3
  • "You Will Never Kill Piracy, and Piracy Will Never Kill You" Forbes 2/3
  • "Motherboard prices to hike by 10% at end of 1Q12" DigiTimes 2/3
  • "9 Security Technologies For Super Bowl And Beyond" [Slideshow] InformationWeek 2/3
  • "Reports of pops, peeling on Samsung plasmas explored (update)" CNET Reviews 2/3
  • "Analysis: A sobering look at Facebook" Reuters 2/3
  • "Why Cisco And Microsoft Are No Longer Technology Companies" Seeking Alpha 2/3
  • "U.S. Is a Puzzle for Sony Chief: Incoming CEO Kazuo Hirai Will Need to Tread Carefully With Music, Movies" [Paid Membership Required] 2/3
  • "Why Desktop Apps Would Be Bad News for Windows 8 Tablets" Wired 2/3
  • "Super Bowl 2012: Tech Marches On [Comic] Mashable 1:51 PM
  • "This isn't 'just another' Siri parody, it actually has amazing special effects [Video] The Next Web 2/4
  • "The Latest OS Upgrade Hosed My Computer!" The PC Weenies [cartoon] 2/3
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "iOSOpenDev App for Creating Jailbreak Tweaks Now Available" iDownload Blog 12:22 PM
  • "WillCall and other iPhone apps are changing the ticket game" Appolicious 9:00 AM
  • "Watch all Super Bowl 2012 Ads on Apple iPhone and iPad: Use our Super Bowl Ads Viewer for Mobile Devices to watch all Super Bowl 2012 commercials on your second screen." I4U News 7:57 AM
  • "Appsiedaisies announces Ants Vs. Zombees 1.0 for iPad" prMac 12:22 PM
  • "PDF Review 2.0 released for iOS - Easy Annotate and Review Solution" prMac 7:51 AM
  • "TAB Rests - Now Available in Fun Colors" prMac 7:51 AM
  • "Scrap It, Slap It, Lock It Good" prMac 7:51 AM
  • "HuLeTS Launches Lets Speak Out - Your Words Got the Deserved Attention" prMac 7:51 AM
  • "New Interactive iPad Children's Book Little Ace Uses Best Features of iCloud" iPad Apps Reviewer 7:50 AM
  • "College offers course in iPhone photography" ZDNet 2/4
  • "An iPad with Transformer-like keyboard dock? I'm down with that" ZDNet 2/4
  • "Madden 12 for iOS on sale before Super Bowl XLVI" AppleTell 2/4
  • "The Week in iPhone Cases: iLove" Macworld 2/4
  • "The Joy of Cooking - iHomeEducator announces iPlanMeals" prMac 2/4
  • "Professional Wedding Planning with My Wedding Organizer" prMac 2/4
  • "Global Feed for the iPhone launched by Sovereign Dynamics" prMac 2/4
  • "Ball Turret Gunner 1.0 for iOS released - World War II Action Game" prMac 2/4
  • "Crossword Game For Kids - iOS Game where Kids Learn New Words Faster" prMac 2/4
  • "Dropbox offering 5 GB of free storage space for testing new photo and Video upload feature" It's All Tech 2/4
  • "Shrink Siri's Interface Window With TinyAssistant" iDownload Blog 2/4
  • "Xappr Gun for iPhone is Now Available to Pre-Order" iClarified 2/4
  • "Another Tethering App Hits iOS App Store" AppleBitch 2/4
  • "MacWorld 2012: Seagate Greatly Expands Storage For Your iPad And Mac" Apple'n'Apps 2/3
  • "iPad PowerPoint App Swims Into The Enterprise: Brainshark rolls out SlideShark Team Edition, bringing PowerPoint compatibility to the Apple tablet on an enterprise scale." InformationWeek 2/3
  • "Start Improving Eating Habits Today with MealGuru!" PRWeb 2/3
  • "Sunstorm Takes the iTunes App Store By Storm: 75 Million Downloads and 250 Monthly Impressions Later CEO Anthony Campiti Announces the Creation of a New Mobile Ad Network" PRWeb 2/3
  • "New Apple iOS Game for the iPhone and iPad, Game Fury Balls: Worlds of Chaos is Released by Curvature Studios" PRWeb 2/3
  • "Millicorp Announces the Release of MilliTalk 2.0 Their Evolutionary Calling App for Increasing Call Functionality for iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches" PRWeb 2/3
  • "Namba Gear Ships Kucha iPad Messenger Bag" PRWeb 2/3
  • "AnyMP4 Releases iPhone Ringtone Maker - Get Personalized iPhone Ringtones" PRNewswire 2/3
  • "4 New iPhone Apps for 2012" TheStreet 2/3
  • "Original Soundtrack of number-one App Store game released for free: The official album contains 13 original tracks." Prank 2/3
  • "Scosche Releases flipCHARGE Burst & Rogue iPhone/iPod Backup Batteries" Run Around Tech 2/3
  • "Cool apps for watching Super Bowl: There's even an app that wakes you up if you doze off during the action" UTSanDiego 2/3
  • "Super Bowl XLVI Releases Free App for iPhone, Android" PC Magazine 2/3
  • "Become America's 1st Social President with VoteMe for iOS" prMac 2/3
  • "iOS strategy racing game Dash Race 3.5 out now with lots of new features" prMac 2/3
  • "Personalize Your iPhone Ringtones, Text Tones and Alert Tones" prMac 2/3
  • "Super Swap! - Popular Puzzle Game Now Free For iPhone and iPad" prMac 2/3
  • "SimpleSort Counting: A Preschool app that teaches early math skills" prMac 2/3
  • "Besserwisser - An original multiplayer quiz game" prMac 2/3
  • "Fragmented HD 1.0 for iPad - The Easiest Way To Share Your Photos" prMac 2/3
  • "Fish Frizzle for iOS" prMac 2/3
  • "Reality Premedia Services releases Alluring Ajanta App for iOS devices" prMac 2/3
  • "FaceDeFace - Are You Fit Or Ugly? Ask Your iPhone" prMac 2/3
  • "VoteMe app serves as a platform for your 2012 presidential campaign" prMac 2/3
  • "Ring in the Chinese New Year with a New, Fun Maze Game" prMac 2/3
  • "CarbonLook for iPad 2 (Black)" USBfever 2/3
Computer Industry
  • "Windows Phone exec Brandon Watson leaves Microsoft, headed to Amazon" Engadget 7:50 AM
  • "Microsoft Rides Windows 8 to 52-Week High: Hype and well-timed leaks about the upcoming operating system have gotten plenty of media traction" InvestorPlace 8:11 AM
  • "Windows 8 Tablets will have Advantage over Android: ARM Chief" Social Barrel 8:08 AM
  • "Windows 8 Start button removed by Microsoft in 'Consumer Preview'" The Verge 7:59 AM
  • "Tiles and extra security: Windows 8 is coming" The Hindu 8:10 AM
  • "Microsoft looking to Canadian students to help solve world's toughest problems" Canada NewsWire 8:11 AM
  • "Google Privacy Issues Let Microsoft Tout IE9's Safeguards" PCWorld 5:16 PM
  • "Microsoft pulls patent from Barnes & Noble Android case" Newscore 8:12 AM
  • "IBM chief to launch postgraduate review" The Telegraph 7:50 AM
  • "IBM Quietly Starts to Make Chips for AMD.: AMD's Fusion Chips Are Made by IBM" X-bit labs 8:06 AM
  • "HP CEO Meg Whitman 'welcomed' with $16.5 mn pay package" Associated Press 8:05 AM
  • "DepEd, HP launch A+ campaign to boost students' interest to learn" BusinessMirror 8:05 AM
  • "Java's road ahead in 2012, Oracle at the wheel" ComputerWeekly 8:13 AM
  • "Singapore's Artivision says in tie-up with Intel" Reuters 8:00 AM
  • "AMD open to ARM and other architectures besides x86" The Verge 8:02 AM
  • "AMD Bets the Farm on CPU-GPU Integration Strategy" Digit Magazine 8:02 AM
  • "Cisco - More than Half of Workloads to be Cloud: Report Projects Total Datacenter Dataflow Approaching 5 Zettabytes by 2015" Sys-con Media 8:04 AM
  • "Cold War 2.0: East and West divide on digital rights" Reuters 7:44 AM
  • "Women to Facebook: Stop banning our breast-feeding pics" CNET News 8:36 PM
  • "Facebook's Mobility Challenge" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:36 PM
  • "Facebook looks to mobile devices for revenue: Report" Reuters 8:36 PM
  • "As Facebook grows up, it courts Madison Avenue" Reuters 8:36 PM
  • "Fast Phones, Dead Batteries: Days after buying his Samsung Electronics Co. Galaxy Nexus smartphone from Verizon Wireless, David Jacobs found himself switching off the fourth-generation broadband connection that had drawn him to the $300 device in the first place." [Paid Membership Required] 8:17 PM
  • "A Mystery Highlights Fast Shift To Digital" [Paid Membership Required] 8:16 PM
  • "Micron Appoints COO Durcan as CEO After Appleton's Death" PCWorld 8:09 PM
  • "Researchers Develop Computer Modelling to Read Words in People's Thoughts" Computerworld UK 12:14 PM
  • "France to Google: Free is Evil" Forbes 12:13 PM
  • "How The Superbowl Is Going High-Tech In 2012" Forbes 12:13 PM
  • "German agency recommends Chrome to keep PC users safe" The Verge 9:00 AM
  • "14 Incredible Women To Watch In Silicon Valley: Last week we revealed our annual Silicon Valley 100 list of people doing the coolest things in tech. A few women stood out as movers and shakers last year." [Slideshow] Business Insider 7:59 AM
  • "Facebook looks to mobile devices for revenue: Report" Reuters 8:17 PM
  • "Clicking on to a dream job: As Facebook gets set to grow even bigger, what does the future hold for jobs and investors?" Irish Independent 8:12 AM
  • "Facebook has only men on its board of directors" Bloomberg News 7:45 AM
  • "Tweeting more tempting than alcohol, study says" Crave @ CNET 7:41 AM
  • "Motorola Xoom tablets sold with previous owners' data" Crave @ CNET 7:41 AM
  • "The rise of Netscape: The tiny startup is the hottest outfit on the internet. But Jim Clark's company is also becoming a player on the corporate networks IBM wants to rule." Fortune 7:37 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple stock sale is rotten" ["Dear John: I had placed an order to sell 50 shares of Apple stock on the day the company was recently reporting quarterly earnings. My order was 'good-til-canceled,' or GTC, as they say in the business, and was supposed to be executed if the price hit $435."] New York Post 7:38 AM
  • "6 Stocks That Can Outperform Apple Shares" Seeking Alpha 8:00 AM
  • "Apple feels no need to offer lower cost iPhone, says analyst" CNET News 2/3
  • "AAPL: Gardner Offers 'Key Points' of Cook, Oppenheimer Mtg" Barron's 2/3
  • "Analyst: Apple Comfy With High End Smartphones & Other Notes" The Mac Observer 2/3
Industry News
  • "Technology for All Won't Boost Stock Markets" Forbes 12:20 PM
  • "High-Tech Stocks Could Soon Become Great Dividend Stocks" Seeking Alpha 7:44 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Asia investors watching for China price data/ Asian investors will be waiting for Chinese consumer price data in the week ahead to gauge the likelihood of more monetary policy easing from Beijing." MarketWatch 2/4
  • "Nasdaq at 11-yr high after jobs Report" Reuters 2/3
  • "Tech Stocks: Micron CEO's death mutes strong day for techs" MarketWatch 2/3
  • "U.S. stocks cheer surprisingly good jobs data: Nasdaq Composite hits highest level since late 2009" MarketWatch 2/3
  • "Bulls Charge on Wall Street as Traders Cheer Data" FOXBusiness 2/3
  • "Dow at 4-year high, Nasdaq hits 11-year high" CNNMoney 2/3
  • "S&P 500 Extends Best Start to Year Since 1987 Amid Jobs Data" Bloomberg 2/3
  • "U.S. Stocks Jump on Upbeat Reports" [Paid Membership Required] 2/3
  • "Stocks: Investors cheer jobs report" CNNMoney 2/3
  • "Mexican stocks up as U.S. jobs data brighten" MarketWatch 2/3
  • "Most Asian Stocks Drop as Europe Crisis, U.S. Drag on Earnings" Bloomberg 2/3
  • "European Stocks Climb" [Paid Membership Required] 2/3
  • "Europe Markets: European stocks rise after upbeat U.S. jobs data/Greek stocks tumble amid reports Papademos threatening to quit" MarketWatch 2/3
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 2/4
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares up at the close of trading" Associated Press 2/4
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares up at 1 p.m." Associated Press 2/3

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