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MacSurfer's Archive: Wednesday, February 22, 2012


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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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  • "The iPhone is (still) saving the mobile industry: Apple's iPhone almost singlehandedly saved AT&T and Sprint. But it come at a steep price, one that the mobile carriers will be paying for years."  Fortune 8:43 AM
  • "Apple shareholders to meet as stock at record high" ["The meeting this Thursday comes days after Apple touched a new lifetime high of $526.29 before receding slightly. The stock may get a boost next month, when Apple is expected to unveil a new version of its best-selling iPad."] Reuters 8:54 AM
  • "Apple Goes Sunny Side Up: As it hammers down the finishing touches to OS X Lion and—presumably—iPad 3, Apple's also working on a solar project. The solar array it's building will feed its North Carolina data center, home of Siri and iCloud, with gobs of green energy. The project could result in greater power efficiencies as well as PR boost." MacNewsWorld 10:13 AM
  • "iBattle: Apple May Finally Storm the Pentagon/The Pentagon is, for all intents and purposes, an Apple-free zone. Its desktop computers have long run on Windows, and now its tablets and smartphones are all Android. But there's a chance that might be about to change. The Air Force's Air Mobility Command is considering a monster purchase of iPads — one that might give Apple inroads into a military market that's eluded it so far." Wired 2:34 PM
  • "Apple, Google, Others Agree to App Privacy Rules: California's Attorney General Kamala D. Harris reached an agreement with six of the largest companies in the mobile device market that could change how app makers handle personal data and the way millions of people download apps." [Paid Membership Required] 3:55 PM
  • "Apple, Google, Amazon agree to post mobile app privacy policies" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 4:04 PM
  • "Apple, Chinese company argue over 'iPad' name" ["'Apple has no right to sell iPads under that name,' Xie said. 'The agreement to sell the trademark is not valid under Chinese law.'"]  Associated Press 8:44 AM
  • "Proview offers Apple peace talks amid Shanghai iPad ban bid: Tech titan faces tablet knockout in dozens of China's cities" The Register 8:51 AM
  • "Apple and Proview trade blows in a Shanghai courtroom" Fortune 9:05 AM
  • "Bankrupt Chinese company still angling for an iPad ban in Shanghai" VentureBeat 1:53 PM
  • "Nightline 2/21: Apple's Chinese Factories: Exclusive" [Video Report] ABCNews 10:56 AM
  • "What we learned from the 'Nightline' Report on Foxconn factories"  The Verge 8:52 AM
  • "Factory workers claim Foxconn hid underage employees before FLA inspection" AppleInsider 10:08 AM
  • "Apple: Claims of Underage Workers, and the Nightline Segment" Barron's 11:50 AM
  • "Heat Turning Up On Apple After Nightline Broadcast" Forbes 12:32 PM
  • "Nightline Goes Inside Apple Factories in China" Forbes 8:52 AM
  • "Nightline Apple Special Highlights Spotless Foxconn Factories, Low Wages" PC Magazine 11:06 AM
  • "Foxconn Factoids from ABC News' Nightline Special Report (with Full Video!)" Mac|Life 10:14 AM
  • "Apple: $62B In Excess Domestic Cash by 2015, Says Credit Suisse" Barron's 9:48 AM
  • "Is Apple's iPad Success Drawing IP Litigation Fire? The patent suits over tablets can be chalked up to changing times."  Corporate Counsel 3:59 PM
  • "Apple sued by patent holding company Brandywine over voicemail" GigaOM 2:01 PM
  • "The iPhone & iPad are Culprits in Brandywine Lawsuit against Apple" Patently Apple 1:56 PM
  • "Apple's latest sandboxing deadline delay signals moving goalpost for devs" Ars Technica 2:35 PM
  • "Apple Extends Deadline For New Mac App Store Rules" WSJ Blogs 12:32 PM
  • "Japanese iTunes Store Enhancements: iTunes Plus, 3G Downloads, Ringtones, Complete My Album" MacRumors 10:24 AM
  • "Mac Won't Remember a Wireless Network Password? Here's How to Fix It" OS X Daily 3:02 PM
  • "OS X Lion Finder bug deletes moved files" MacFixIt 2:34 PM
  • "Inside OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion: Apple overhauls software updates, App Store" AppleInsider 4:01 PM
  • "Mountain Lion-like Apps for Your Mac" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:55 AM
  • "Gemini For Mac OS X Blasts Away Duplicate Files" MacNews 8:36 AM
  • "Mac 101: Deleting files and erasing drives" GigaOM 3:33 PM
  • "How To Get Started Building Websites with Adobe Muse (codename)" [Video-based Tutorial] Terry White's Tech Blog 8:38 AM
  • "MacMost Now 674: Sharing Calendars With iCloud" MacMost 9:00 AM
  • "See Your Screen More Easily with Built In Accessibility [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 9:04 AM
  • "The Mac Web Browser People Want To Use But Don't" NoodleMac 8:18 AM
  • "How To Use Your Mac To Get Free Movies And TV Shows" BohemianBoomer 8:18 AM
  • "The Cheap And Easy Way To Bring Pandora Music To Your Mac" Mac 360 8:37 AM
  • "The Mac User Fetish For Features Of The Past" TeraTalks 8:20 AM
  • "The Mac App You Don't Need But You'll Love To Hate" Mac 360 8:38 AM
  • "10.7: A warning about Finder's 'Replace' feature" Mac OS X Hints 10:18 AM
  • "OS X should embrace multiple displays: Multiple monitors seem like an afterthought to Apple, but it's not too late to change" Macworld 12:33 PM
  • "Mountain Lion discussion includes more details about hardware compatibility (and some workarounds), plus more details about GateKeeper and some third-party alternatives to Mountain Lion features." MacInTouch 11:53 AM
  • "Mac platform change discussion continues on hardware compatibility; features for specialized/professional needs; update/support cycles; performance issues; plus changes in Location Manager and the simplification of such applications as AirPort Utility; and comparisons with Linux and Windows systems." MacInTouch 11:53 AM
  • "Just Begin Again" ["So if you're planning to give Mountain Lion a virtual whirl, you might want to try Parallels. I have seen claims from others that they got it working under Fusion, but I can't."] MacNews Blog 8:40 AM
  • "The Future Of Mac To-Do Apps Is In The Cloud" McSolo 8:36 AM
  • "The Mountain Lion Report: Apple Doubles Down on iOS Integration" The Tech Night Owl 8:32 AM
Press Releases
  • "Cut the Rope iOS Game Released for Mac" iClarified 3:31 PM
  • "iWeb Themes Park Presents the New Collection of 160 iWeb Templates" iWeb Themes Park 11:47 AM
  • "iWeb Themes Park Presents the New Collection of 160 iWeb Templates" prMac 10:22 AM
  • "OS X Dashboard: Get the Warp Speed Calculator widget" FairerPlatform 10:18 AM
  • "Camino marks 10 years with v2.1.1 release" FairerPlatform 10:18 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Tim Cook to address Chinese suppliers' worker issues at Apple shareholder meeting tomorrow" AppleInsider 10:24 PM
  • "How Apple Went From Environmental Laggard To Leader" Forbes 12:33 PM
  • "Apple Confirms Prineville Data Center Plans: Buys 160 Acres From Crook County for $5.6 Million" KTVZ: Central Oregon 8:35 AM
  • "Apple Mimics Facebook With High Desert Data Center" Wired Magazine 2:35 PM
  • "Apple confirms plans for Oregon data center, outlines green initiatives" Ars Technica 11:34 AM
  • "Apple & 5 Other Companies Agree to Privacy Protection Principles" The Mac Observer 9:07 PM
  • "Poisoned iPhone factory workers beg for reform in open letter" BGR 2:02 PM
  • "iPhone owners ready to close the deal, 75% want to pay by phone" VentureBeat 1:53 PM
  • "Wapple Wins Trademark Battle Over Apple" TechCrunch 10:24 AM
  • "Apple's Cook invited to talk cancer and corporate America at NCCN Annual Conference" 9 to 5 Mac 10:22 AM
  • "Securing Business Data On The iPhone And iPad Just Got Easier Thanks to Good" Cult of Mac 3:01 PM
  • "Woz returns to Oz: Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is making a return trip to Australia. But if you want to see him, it's not going to be cheap." iTWire 8:34 AM
  • "Condé Nast Aims To Unify Tablet And Mobile Magazine Production" mocoNews 10:13 AM
  • "Google Sued Over Safari Privacy Snafu: Computer users in Missouri and Illinois havesued Google over the search engine placement of online ad cookies in Apple's Safari Web browser. The move circumvented Apple's privacy protection for Safari." eWeek 10:37 AM
  • "New Store To Open in New Country: Apple's retail store chain will expand to its 12th country on March 3rd when the Amsterdam (The Netherlands) store holds its grand opening in that city." ifoAppleStore 10:13 AM
  • "New Study Finds iPads in the Classroom Boost Test Scores" Techland 11:32 AM
  • "Apple removes fake 'Pokemon' iPhone app from App Store" Digital Spy 11:08 AM
  • "Doctors told to prescribe smartphone apps to patients: Doctors will be encouraged to prescribe smartphone apps to help patients manage conditions ranging from diabetes to depression, the Government has announced." Telegraph 11:38 AM
  • "Lost on campus? Not with Lost on Campus!" iTWire 8:19 AM
  • "Bad Apple Store Genius Stole $16,000 in iPhones" Gizmodo 10:11 AM
  • "Apple Store thief can't hold out for iPhone 5: North Carolina cops investigate inside job involving 25 stolen iPhones; latest in increasingly popular crime" Network World 11:07 AM
  • "Watch Steve Jobs' Life In a Facebook Timeline" Gizmodo 10:23 AM
  • "10 Days After Launch, This Hot New App Has 1.2 Million Downloads" Business Insider 11:38 AM
  • "Mike Daisey's Steve Jobs monologue released under an open license" The Verge 9:00 AM
  • "Free download: The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs" Fortune 3:59 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "D-Wave Defies World of Critics With 'First Quantum Cloud'" Wired Magazine 11:36 AM
  • "Samsung Series 9 second-generation laptop landing on 25 February" V3 11:33 AM
  • "Sony's Jack Tretton Talks PlayStation Vita" IGN 11:30 AM
  • "Playstation Vita launches in US, with memory card angst" TG Daily 11:24 AM
  • "Bethesda responds to PS3 Skyrims issues" TG Daily 11:24 AM
  • "NEC Casio Mobile to Venture Outside Japan With Smartphones: First Stop Thailand" IDG News Service 11:03 AM
  • "Imation Launches DataGuard Backup Appliances" eWeek 10:36 AM
  • "Mozilla Launching Cross-Platform App Store Later This Year, Submissions Open Next Week" TechCrunch 11:20 AM
  • "Glasses-less 3-D, free-viewpoint coming to future TVs" EE Times 10:35 AM
  • "Google Augmented Reality Glasses Expected by Year's End" PCWorld 11:00 AM
  • "Google ready to launch pilot pay-TV program in Kansas City" New York Post 10:57 AM
  • "What's the Frequency Heinrich? Google Doodle Celebrates Father of 'Hertz'" Techland 11:29 AM
  • "Pirate Bay vows to go underground over blocking threat" BBC 10:22 AM
  • "Nokia to Unveil 'Pure View' at Mobile World Congress" PCWorld 11:00 AM
  • "Nokia Said to Expand Lineup With Entry-Level Smartphones" Bloomberg 9:56 AM
  • "SanDisk Says Latest Chip Leads Data-Packing Pack" WSJ Blogs 9:35 AM
  • "AT&T's Chief Pays for Big Deal's Failure" [Paid Membership Required] 9:35 AM
  • "Huddle goes all Dropbox on users with new Sync service" GigaOM 9:30 AM
  • "Google Patent Clearly Eying the Desktop Market for Android"  Patently Apple 8:21 AM
  • "TUAW TV Live at 5pm ET: Mountain Lion Edition!" TUAW 4:14 PM
  • "5by5 | The Critical Path #26: Zeitgeist" asymco 3:02 PM
  • "Nightline's 'iFactory' and Office for iPad" Your Mac Life 1:13 PM
  • "(Founder Stories) Warby Parker: 'Why Should A Pair Of Glasses Cost More Than An iPhone?'" TechCrunch 11:39 AM
  • "iOS 5.0.1 bug bypasses security passcode to provide access to contacts and phone app" The Verge 9:05 AM
  • "iOS 5.0.1 bug gives the bad guys access to contacts, make calls and FaceTime" ZDNet 11:07 AM
  • "Apple to release 7-inch mini iPad, say analysts"  EE Times 8:44 AM
  • "Smaller iPad in 'testing stage,' says research firm" CNET News 10:11 AM
  • "This Chip Will Be in the Next iPhone and iPad" The Motley Fool 10:22 PM
  • "iPad and Kindle Fire: the top technical problems" CNET News 8:51 AM
  • "Apple TV refresh imminent as stock grows low" SlashGear 3:00 PM
  • "How much does it cost to manufacture an iPhone?"  asymco 10:16 AM
  • "Apple to Offer iPhone 4S on China Telecom from March 9th" ITProPortal 11:08 AM
  • "Apple hiring 'Technical Recruiter' in Israel" MacNN 10:08 AM
  • "Apple Considered Putting AMD Processor In 2011 MacBook Air" Forbes 9:06 PM
  • "AMD failed to provide 'Llano' chip for Apple's MacBook Air because of faulty parts" AppleInsider 10:26 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Push Panic! For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $1.99)" Apple Sliced 8:10 AM
  • "Wind-up Knight For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $1.99)" Apple Sliced 8:10 AM
  • "Slice HD For iPad Is Free Today (Was $2.99)" Apple Sliced 8:10 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Deals" MacPrices 8:09 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:09 AM
  • "Apple MacBook Air Buyer's Guide -Up To $149 Off Currently Shipping Models" MacReviewZone 1:46 PM
  • "Apple MacBook Pro Buyer's Guide -13 Inch Models -Up to $230 Off Current Models" MacReviewZone 1:46 PM
  • "iPod Touch Buyer's Guide... Up To $100 Off Currently Shipping Models" MacReviewZone 1:46 PM
  • "iPod Nano Buyer's Guide -Up To $30 Off Current Models" MacReviewZone 1:46 PM

  • "Performance Comparison: A 2008 Mac Pro 2.8GHz 2X Quad Core & 2010 Mac Pro 2.66GHz 2X Six Core Matchup" MacReviewZone 10:40 PM
  • "Inside Apple: While Walter Isaacson's biography of Steve Jobs was notable for the contribution, by way of hours of interviews, of the man himself, it could hardly be described as revelatory. The darker side of the way Apple was run by Jobs, for example, was glossed over. By contrast, Adam Lashinsky's Inside Apple aims to get under the skin of the world's sometime largest company." Register Hardware 11:31 AM
  • "Holga iPhone Lens Filter Kit Review" Mac|Life 11:38 AM
  • "Took an iPhone 4s underwater. This is what it looks like." Apple Gazette 10:16 AM
  • "Jabra Halo 2 review: The Halo 2s can be folded up and slipped into a pocket" Macworld UK 10:25 AM
  • "Creative Labs WP-350 review: The WP-350s fold down flat when not in use" Macworld UK 10:25 AM
  • "AKG K840 KL review: Audiophiles will be impressed by the K840 KLs' sound quality" Macworld UK 10:24 AM
  • "Aegis NetDock – Mac Edition Notebook Docking Station for MacBook or MacBook Air – 'Book Mystique Review" MacPrices 8:36 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Windows on the iPad, and Speedy" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:25 PM
  • "Adobe Ideas Offers Whiteboard Freedom On An iPad" BYTE 10:16 PM
  • "George Harrison's Beloved Guitars, Gently Weeping on Your iPad" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:13 PM
  • "Rewinery uncorks wine delivery app for iPhone" CNET News 10:09 PM
  • "Find the best mobile tax filing app for iOS" Macworld 10:23 AM
  • "Storify for iPad: Make The News By Hand" ReadWriteWeb 10:08 AM
  • "Clear, A New Way of Thinking for To Do lists" Best App Site 8:37 AM
  • "MyMadrid HD Is A Must Have App For Any Real Madrid Fan" App Advice 1:20 PM
  • "Want To Track Who Read Your Email? ToutApp's Salesforce Integration Goes Live" TechCrunch 10:24 AM
  • "Free WinZip For iOS Handles Email Attachments" BYTE 10:12 AM
  • "George Harrison's Beloved Guitars, Gently Weeping on Your iPad" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4:06 PM
  • "Cinemagram: Photos with Movies, or Movies with Still Backgrounds" eXtensions 8:37 AM
  • "A Chance To Win Drinking Man's Diet Cookbook For iPad" App Advice 1:54 PM
  • "iPad Appidemic: Classical Guitar: Bach" AppleTell 10:11 AM
  • "Ash II: Shadows (Gold Edition) for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch review" AppleTell 10:10 AM
  • "Puzzlejuice Review" Mac|Life 10:11 AM
  • "'Fairway Solitaire' Review - A Card Game that's More than the Sum of its Parts" Touch Arcade 1:56 PM
  • "PlayerXtreme Review: PlayerXtreme is an app that claims to play any Video file that gets thrown at it." 148Apps 10:10 AM
  • "End Night HD Review: Make it through the night and survive the undead onslaught." 148Apps 11:35 AM
  • "Little Acorns Review: Little Acorns is solid platformer with lots of levels, smooth controls, and cute graphics." 148Apps 10:17 AM
  • "Desi Leaves Town Review: A quirky yet enjoyable interactive animated story." 148Apps 10:10 AM
  • "How to Remove Your Google Web History Before The New Privacy Policy Change" Lifehacker 11:38 AM
  • "How to Repair a Mac Mini: The Tools You Need" Amsys 12:34 PM
  • "iOS Tip: Change The Default Signature In Mail" MacTrast 10:18 AM
  • "Enable Additional Screen Zoom Gestures in iOS for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch" OS X Daily 10:10 AM
  • "Tip of the Week: Audiobook Controls on an iPhone" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:53 AM
  • "Paperclips can unlock your iPhone" UberGizmo 8:44 AM
  • "HP, Dell Watch Rising China Labor Costs for Apple" CNBC 10:27 PM
  • "Chinese Writers Demand Apple Pay up More in Piracy Case" IDG News Service 10:27 PM
  • "IPad Battle Reveals BOC as Apple Opponent" Bloomberg 10:26 PM
  • "Apple's big chance to 'act different' on labor"  Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 10:26 PM
  • "Mastered for iTunes: how audio engineers tweak music for the iPod age" Ars Technica 10:24 PM
  • "iPhone manufacturing costs revealed?" CNET News 10:07 PM
  • "Apple Seeks Edge in PC Market" TheStreet 3:01 PM
  • "HTML5 vs. native apps: How to pick the right path" VentureBeat 2:34 PM
  • "Why connecting to a Wi-Fi hotspot is about to get easier" GigaOM 11:39 AM
  • "iPhones & iPads: A Big Challenge To IT, But Vital To Business" Cult of Mac 11:07 AM
  • "9 things you don't know about the iPad 3" ZDNet 11:40 AM
  • "It doesn't matter what the iPad 3 has. It will sell millions." ZDNet 11:39 AM
  • "In Theory: How iPad 3 Breaks the 1080p Barrier" Eurogamer 11:07 AM
  • "Why Apple Should Buy Yahoo! Just because Apple hasn't done something before under Steve Jobs' tenure, doesn't mean that Tim Cook won't consider it."  Forbes 10:45 AM
  • "Could Apple Help Cure Cancer in Corporate America?" Cult of Mac 10:23 AM
  • "Google, Safari and our final privacy wake-up call" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 10:08 AM
  • "And You Thought You Knew What an iPad Looks Like" The Motley Fool 10:08 AM
  • "Proview Suing Apple For Billions, Won't Settle For Less (Except That Of Course They Will)" App Advice 3:55 PM
  • "Apple and Proview Face Off in Shanghai Court Over iPad Trademark" MacRumors 10:23 AM
  • "Apple fights iPad ban in China, sets scene for future growth"  Computerworld 10:07 AM
  • "Tablet app UI: The user is always right" ZDNet 9:05 AM
  • "Inside Foxconn: Little Evidence of Abuse, but Workers Sure Want a Raise" AllThingsD 2:03 PM
  • "Workers claim Foxconn is 'putting on a show' for the FLA's inspection" iDownload Blog 1:53 PM
  • "ABC's Visit To Apple Factory: Real Or Make Believe?" App Advice 11:38 AM
  • "ABC's Report on Apple and Foxconn is mostly full of 'meh'" Houston Chronicle 10:17 AM
  • "Your iPad (Still) Comes From The Hands Of Teenagers Living A Factory Life" Business Insider 10:27 AM
  • "Foxconn Employees Say Underage Workers Were Hidden Before FLA Inspection" Cult of Mac 9:04 AM
  • "Why Apple Has Reached A Crossroad And Needs iTV"  Seeking Alpha 8:53 AM
  • "Apple vs. Facebook: Why users are the losers" CNET News 8:53 AM
  • "Foxconn's Pay Increase: Will Apple's Prices Go Up, Too?" CFOWorld 8:51 AM
  • "Please Steal These webOS Features" ["So why was it so easy for me to use the TouchPad for work, but not the iPad? I think it's because there are a number of things the TouchPad does that make it more suitable for work."]  ignore the code 8:46 AM
  • "How About An Aereo Chip In An IMac?" MacNews 8:37 AM
  • "Microsoft Office: Way Too Early for Obituaries" Tech.pinions 1:14 PM
  • "Microsoft Office for the iPad: To be or not to be" CNET News 12:58 PM
  • "Of course Microsoft will port Office to the iPad/Everyone has been speculating whether Microsoft will release an iPad version of Office. The real question is: Which Office will Microsoft offer?" InfoWorld 11:39 AM
  • "Ignore Microsoft, Office will be coming to the iPad real soon" ZDNet 11:34 AM
  • "Microsoft Office looks set to land on Apple devices soon" The Inquirer 11:09 AM
  • "The Macalope Daily: On or Office?" Macworld [Insider Content] 10:23 AM
  • "Microsoft In Denial About Office For iPad" PixoBebo 8:37 AM
  • "Is Google Trying to Kill Web Video?" Gizmodo 1:20 PM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Note Review: Living with a Gigantic Smartphone" Techland 11:28 AM
  • "Dell Latitude E6220 12.5in Core i7 notebook: Quietly powerful" Register Hardware 11:27 AM
  • "RSA Conference 2012 sneak peek: cloud, big data, and mobile" CSO 11:05 AM
  • "5 Schemes For Redeeming Trust In SSL: Web authentication is clearly flawed, but SSL and certificate authorities aren't going away. Here's a guide to the leading proposals to fix the problems." InformationWeek 10:44 AM
  • "7 markets in which tablet growth will explode: Forget PCs, tablets have captured the technology industry's attention. Here are the areas where tablets are poised to dominate." Fortune 10:42 AM
  • "Nvidia throws down: The chipmaker is making a bigger play in cell phones -- one that could spook competitors." Fortune 10:42 AM
  • "Putting Right The Absurdities Of Facebook and Twitter" Forbes 10:40 AM
  • "AT&T vs. Verizon: LTE showdown in the Big Apple" Computerworld 10:28 AM
  • "Solid State 101: Where To Deploy SSDs Now/Some solid-state systems are now competitive with high-performance 15,000-rpm drives." InformationWeek 10:11 AM
  • "Networking Evolves, Getting Easier And More Flexible: New protocols SDN and OpenFlow look like promising ways to cut costs and increase automation." InformationWeek 10:11 AM
  • "Red Hat's Formula for an Open Cloud" Forbes 9:57 AM
  • "Would you buy Google's glasses?" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 11:48 AM
  • "Google's New Privacy Policy: How to Stay Off the Grid" PCWorld 11:00 AM
  • "Google's Privacy Woes Are Growing" Minyanville 9:56 AM
  • "With Facebook, Netflix And More, The PS Vita Is *Nearly* A Tablet Alternative" TechCrunch 11:20 AM
  • "Sony's Vita arrives just as market may be fading" Reuters 9:55 AM
  • "BlackBerry jammed: A recipe for tech trouble/Start with BlackBerry Enterprise server, add an error message, and mix in a smartphone. Then watch your privacy crumble" InfoWorld 10:47 AM
  • "BlackBerry PlayBook 2.0 OS: Closer, but still no cigar" InfoWorld 10:46 AM
  • "Hands-on with the PlayBook OS update" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 10:43 AM
  • "Reading the Tea Leaves in RIM Shake-Up" TheStreet 9:32 AM
  • "The spectrum war's winners and losers" CNNMoney 9:30 AM
  • "Siri Doesn't Speak Furby – [Video, Humor] RazorianFly 10:25 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "OnLive brings Internet Explorer to iPad" TechRadar UK 10:24 PM
  • "Unlock the iPhone 4S with GEVEY SIM" OS X Daily 4:02 PM
  • "WinZip iOS App Tops 500K Downloads In 8 Days" TechCrunch 3:02 PM
  • "MakeGo turns your iPhone into a vehicle toy" TUAW 3:02 PM
  • "Method & Craft's Video tutorials can help make you a Photoshop pro" The Next Web 2:35 PM
  • "Google adds flight search to Android and iOS" The Verge 11:39 AM
  • "Storify Brings Drag-And-Drop Social Curation To The iPad" TechCrunch 11:32 AM
  • "The Journey Down, Coming Soon To iOS" App Advice 10:46 AM
  • "New Invention Makes iPads and iPhones Waterproof" PadGadget 10:18 AM
  • "Portfolio Mobile for iPad and Mac Get Updates" PRWeb 8:59 AM
  • "Smartphone Feud: Patent Assistance Worldwide Appeals to Inventors Amidst Apple, Motorola Skirmish" PRWeb 8:59 AM
  • "Hotel Management Software Firm Achieves Significant Milestones, Sees Advances in Mobile Usage Adoption" PRWeb 8:59 AM
  • "Morotobi's Adventure: Magical, Whimsical Storybook for iOS Wins Hearts" PRWeb 8:58 AM
  • "New LifeCubby Journal Mobile App for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad Enhances Convenience of Foremost Online Children's Biography Portfolio" PRWeb 8:58 AM
  • "Fastcase Announces Mobile Sync Upgrade for iPhone and iPad" PRWeb 8:58 AM
  • "Route1 Commends U.S. Air Force on their Decision to Cancel iPad2 Tablet Order" PRWeb 8:58 AM
  • "IPEVO Releases Tubi Natural Sound Amplifier for iPhone: Showpiece Accessory Inspired by Classic Phonograph Design" PRWeb 8:58 AM
  • "Critical-Care Patient Monitoring Data Available on Doctors' iPads and iPhones" Business Wire 8:57 AM
  • "Keep your Finances under control with Accounts 1.0 for iOS" prMac 10:22 AM
  • "Game developers reveal app secrets" prMac 10:22 AM
  • "Speed Damon 1.5 for iOS - Maneuver Off-Road Motorcycle Over Obstacles" prMac 8:57 AM
  • "Buddy's Garage - Kelp Mobil revamps Top Trumps card game on the iPhone" prMac 8:57 AM
  • "Monster Robot Studios releases SZC: Beyond Dead 1.0 for iOS" prMac 8:57 AM
  • "Tweeticide - Delete All of Your Tweets at Once - iPhone App Released" prMac 8:57 AM
  • "WebileApps Releases the Upgraded Version of Heartz Free iPhone App" prMac 8:57 AM
  • "MyClickApps LLC Makes Duplicate Detection More Sophisticated" prMac 8:57 AM
  • "Leaping Bytes Releases MapPocket LITE: Maps On the Road without Internet" prMac 8:56 AM
  • "Kevin Andrews Industries, LLC Releases Official Man Card Box for iOS" prMac 8:56 AM
  • "Templates for Keynote Pro 2.0 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch" prMac 8:55 AM
  • "Tap4Fun introduces King's Empire 1.0 for iOS - Build a Medieval Empire" prMac 8:55 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft hits Motorola, Google with EU complaint: Microsoft lodges complaint with EU competition watchdog against Motorola, Google over patents" Associated Press 9:55 AM
  • "Microsoft files EU complaint over Motorola Mobility" Reuters 9:56 AM
  • "Microsoft Says Motorola Mobility Blocks Sales in Complaint Filed With EU" Bloomberg 10:23 AM
  • "Microsoft Files E.U. Complaint Against Motorola" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:55 AM
  • "Microsoft Files EU Complaint Over Motorola Mobility" [Paid Membership Required] 9:36 AM
  • "Microsoft Accuses Google, Motorola Mobility of FRAND Patent Abuse" AllThingsD 11:46 AM
  • "After Apple, Microsoft also files an EU antitrust complaint against Motorola Mobility over FRAND abuse" Foss Patents 10:17 AM
  • "Microsoft in fresh attack against Google" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 2:33 PM
  • "Microsoft Attacks Google With Viral Video" ABCNews 10:20 AM
  • "New Microsoft ad aims knife at Google's jugular" CNET News 10:05 AM
  • "Will Windows 8 sticker shock leave Microsoft unstuck? Metro and ARM threaten Vista-like compatibility badges" The Register 11:27 AM
  • "Windows Server 8 to be storage-focused OS: It will offer RDMA over Ethernet and InfiniBand, should cut Patch Tuesday downtime, execs say" Computerworld 10:28 AM
  • "Microsoft Dances Deeper Into Low-End Smartphones With Tango" Forbes 2:02 PM
  • "Nokia And Microsoft: Together Ready To Take On Apple" Seeking Alpha 2:02 PM
  • "HP Reports First Quarter 2012 Results" Marketwire 3:33 PM
  • "HP Q1 EPS Beats; Revs Miss; Q2 Profit View Light; Shares Fall" Forbes 3:30 PM
  • "H-P Profit Falls 44% as Revenue Slips" [Paid Membership Required] 4:12 PM
  • "HP Beats Street's Lowered Expectations" AllThingsD 3:31 PM
  • "HP's Q1 sales, outlook light; PC unit takes hit" ZDNet 3:33 PM
  • "Hewlett-Packard Posts Mixed 1Q Results, 2Q Guidance Soft" FOXBusiness 3:33 PM
  • "H-P net falls 44%, beats earnings view" MarketWatch 3:33 PM
  • "Hewlett-Packard Dips Following Q1 Earnings Release" Benzinga 3:33 PM
  • "HP CEO Pleads Patience As Earnings Fall 44 Percent" Associated Press 10:03 PM
  • "HP readies Windows 8 'X86' products for holiday, says CEO" CNET News 10:08 PM
  • "PC slump kills HP and Dell's bottom lines" CNNMoney 4:00 PM
  • "HP's first quarter earnings down 38 percent year over year" The Verge 4:00 PM
  • "HP Q1 Revenue Down 7 Percent To $30B, Net Income Down 44 Percent, Software Sales Up 30 Percent" TechCrunch 4:01 PM
  • "Liveblogging Hewlett-Packard's Earnings Conference Call" AllThingsD 3:56 PM
  • "It's Worse Than We Thought: HP Misses Earnings Targets" Business Insider 3:33 PM
  • "HP's Q1: No drama counts as a win" ZDNet 11:40 AM
  • "Downgrades Aplenty for Dell After Earnings Miss" AllThingsD 9:49 AM
  • "Dell shares fall on weak sales forecast" Reuters 9:49 AM
  • "Thai floods take toll on Dell" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 10:38 AM
  • "Disk-Drive Woes Weigh on Dell" [Paid Membership Required] 9:36 AM
  • "Dell's software shift hobbled by tough year" ZDNet UK 11:41 AM
  • "Dell Profits Take A Dive: Dell's fourth-quarter profit dropped 18 percent to US$764 million from $927 million a year earlier, the company has Reported. Sales rose 2 percent to $16 billion, in line with analysts' estimates." Smart House Magazine 4:03 PM
  • "Dell Reports In Line" Zacks 4:02 PM
  • "Dell Is Done, But Don't Discount HP: Analysts" CNBC 2:35 PM
  • "IBM Turns to Big Data Algorithms for Computer Security" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11:51 AM
  • "IBM makes QRadar security event management product more intelligent: IBM also working on VMware-based virtualized SEM product" Network World 11:05 AM
  • "IBM arms robo-sysadmin QRadar with virus know-how" The Register 11:27 AM
  • "IBM integrates threat data with security analytics dashboard" V3 11:33 AM
  • "IBM eyes cybersecurity market with new platform" Reuters 1:52 PM
  • "Maintenance fee nerves jangling at Oracle?" ZDNet 11:39 AM
  • "Lenovo and Motorola may confirm Intel Medfield plans next week" CNET News 10:09 PM
  • "Intel opens chip manufacturing facilities to third-party customers" Techworld 11:22 AM
  • "Industry on Cybersecurity Act of 2012: Not so fast" CSO 11:06 AM
  • "IT pay: Premiums for IT skills drop as IT departments reorganize" CIO 10:47 AM
  • "Ranking 24 Nations by Cloud Policy" CIO 11:05 AM
  • "Cloud computing report slams Brazil, India, China: A U.S. software industry report on Wednesday chided Brazil, China and India for policies it said threatened the future of cloud computing, but also took aim at developed countries such as Germany that did well on its inaugural scorecard." Reuters 9:58 AM
  • "Price of DRAM plunges to all-time low of around $1" IDG News Service 2:36 PM
  • "'Must-have' gadgets at world's biggest mobile show" CNN 10:26 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "CS Joins $600 Apple Club" [Video Report] CNBC 12:32 PM
  • "Significance of Apple's key reversal day: Did Apple's Feb. 15 trading signify a top?" MarketWatch 8:45 AM
  • "Apple Shareholder Meeting: 5 Possible Outcomes" Seeking Alpha 11:07 AM
  • "Buy Apple! Against the Grain" [Video Report] TheStreet 11:07 AM
Industry News
  • "Asia Markets: Asian stocks mostly lower, but Japan rising" MarketWatch 10:18 PM
  • "Dell, H-P lead tech stocks lower; Garmin gains: PC makers weighed down on Dell results; H-P results due after bell" MarketWatch 4:16 PM
  • "U.S. stocks retreat after three-session rise: Oil's climb among the potential pitfalls for equity markets" MarketWatch 4:16 PM
  • "Stocks Slip as Economic Data Come Into Focus" FOXBusiness 4:16 PM
  • "Stocks in U.S. Decline as Concern Intensifies Over Global Economic Growth" Bloomberg 10:17 PM
  • "Dow, S&P Snap 3-Day Rally Amid EU Worries" CNBC 4:16 PM
  • "Stocks Slip on Greece Uncertainty" TheStreet 4:16 PM
  • "Stocks end lower as market takes a breather" CNNMoney 4:17 PM
  • "Dow Snaps Win Streak: Stocks faltered for the first day in four amid caution on the European economy and uncertainty about the implementation of Greece's debt deal." [Paid Membership Required] 4:17 PM
  • "Investors sidelined by Greece worries" CNNMoney 9:30 AM
  • "Tesco, Vodafone and miners off in London: Rexam and Logica trade higher following their respective results" MarketWatch 9:41 AM
  • "Asian Stocks Rise as Exporters Climb, Alibaba Soars on Buyout" Bloomberg 9:44 AM
  • "European Stocks Lower: European stock markets finished lower Wednesday, as investors remained uninspired by Greece's latest bailout deal and expressed disappointment about data showing that business activity in the region unexpectedly slowed." [Paid Membership Required] 10:18 PM
  • "Stocks Decline After Europe, China Economic Reports; Yen Weakens" Bloomberg 11:35 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks fall after PMI data, Greek downgrade/Banks lead markets lower; Peugeot surges on alliance talks" MarketWatch 9:37 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 10:19 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 12:34 PM
  • "3 Reasons Why We Won't See a Tech Bubble" TheStreet 9:54 AM

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