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MacSurfer's Archive: Wednesday, February 29, 2012


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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 Pushes iPad Watchers' Buttons: It is perhaps with great glee that Apple taunts its most ardent fans with tiny hints and clues about upcoming products embedded in the invitations it sends out to announce future show-and-tell sessions. Its latest invite, expected to herald the coming of iPad 3, was no different, stirring up speculation about the device's screen and what could be a significant change to its overall design."  MacNewsWorld 8:08 AM
  • "iPad 3: Apple's Biggest Test" ["When Apple CEO Tim Cook steps onto the Yerba Buena stage in San Francisco next week to unveil the iPad 3 (we think) and maybe even an Apple iTV (a total rumor) it will not be the beginning of the story of Tim Cook. It'll be the start of the Tim Cook era at Apple, but no one believes that Cook can or wants to be the focal point."]  Mashable 8:13 AM
  • "Three Key Challenges Facing Apple CEO Tim Cook: The new Apple CEO remains an enigma to Apple followers, but how long can that last?" Minyanville 9:50 AM
  • "Chinese Court Live Blogs Apple iPad Hearing" WSJ Blogs 12:28 PM
  • "Court wonk tweets Apple's iPad appeal showdown with Proview: In an unprecedented display of openness, a Guangdong court will embrace the social networking craze by allowing one of its officials to 'live blog' today's appeal hearing during which Apple hopes to secure the right to use the iPad trademark in China." The Register 12:27 PM
  • "Apple Makes Case for iPad Name in Chinese Court: Apple Inc. defended its claim to the iPad name in China before a high court Wednesday, alleging that Proview Electronics Co. knowingly signed away the Chinese rights to use the trademark and is trying to unfairly reap financial benefits." [Paid Membership Required] 7:53 AM
  • "Apple Defends Claims to IPad Trademark in Chinese Court Hearing" IDG News Service 8:28 AM
  • "Apple throws a hail mary in China iPad case" CNET News 8:28 AM
  • "Chinese court hears Apple appeal on iPad trademark" Associated Press 7:51 AM
  • "China higher court hears Apple's iPad appeal" Reuters 7:52 AM
  • "Proview Using 'IPad' Name is Harmful: Apple" Bloomberg 7:54 AM
  • "Apple valued at $500bn as shares surge on iPad 3 hopes" Telegraph 8:01 AM
  • "At $500 billion, Apple is worth more than Poland"  CNNMoney 7:48 AM
  • "Windows 8 vs. OS X Mountain Lion: The debate begins" Download 10:43 PM
  • "Apple Reportedly cooking up new audio file format: The file format would adapt itself to high-quality or low-quality audio depending on the bandwidth and other conditions, says The Guardian." CNET News 10:12 AM
  • "FX Photo Studio Pro Review" Mac|Life 1:22 PM
  • "Snapheal Lets You Have Fun Repairing, Enhancing Photos" MacNews 8:42 AM
  • "How to email groups with Mail: Frequently asked questions about addressing email messages more quickly" Macworld 9:30 AM
  • "Options for switching among windows in OS X" CNET Reviews 8:07 AM
  • "Enable (or Disable) Read Receipts in iMessage for Mac" OS X Daily 8:09 AM
  • "MacMost Now 677: Lion Screen Zoom" MacMost 7:41 AM
  • "Messages: Enabling Read Receipts on Macs & iOS Devices" The Mac Observer 8:15 AM
  • "Got Photos But Can't Afford Photoshop? Enhance Your Photos With A Point And Click Mac App" NoodleMac 7:38 AM
  • "Stop The Finder Window Hopping Madness With A Simple Window Organization Tool" Mac 360 7:39 AM
  • "Yet Another Easy Way To Capture Your Mac's Screen As A Video" Mac 360 7:39 AM
  • "Trust Your Mac To Give You A Faster, More Accurate Way To Type" McSolo 7:39 AM
  • "Use Your Mac To Track The NCAA Basketball Tournament Office Pool" BohemianBoomer 7:38 AM
  • "Make more elbow room on the desktop" Macworld 12:50 PM
  • "TinkerTool Is A Useful Pocket Knife For Tweaking Your Mac's Hidden Controls [50 Mac Essentials #50] Cult of Mac 8:13 AM
  • "Why it is a great time for small businesses to consider Macintosh" ZDNet 4:32 PM
  • "Lion - WiFi/wake problems; 10.7.3 vs. Exchange" ["New 27inch Imac running Lion - WiFi connection broken after sleep, display resets to max brightness on start up, mouse seems to have a mind of its own, have to keep resetting PRAM to avoid 1 to 2 minute start up. Upgrade to 10.7.3 has made no improvement, need I go on? Come back Snow Leopard, all is forgiven."] MacInTouch 1:03 PM
  • "Dear Tim Cook, Please Fix Safari. It's Broken." TeraTalks 7:37 AM
Press Releases
  • "New Firefox Plugin Shows You Who's Tracking Your Web Browsing" Intego 10:39 AM
  • "Barbarian - The Death Sword Coming To Macs In March" Inside Mac Games 8:43 AM
  • "URL Extractor 3.4 to extract url and emails from the web, search engine and local files" Tension Software 8:26 AM
  • "Typinator 5 converts currencies and other units of measure as you type" prMac 7:56 AM
  • "WeddingLan Introduces their New Wedding Planning App for Mac OSX" prMac 7:56 AM
  • "Fanurio 2.5 released - Time Tracking and Billing for Freelancers" prMac 7:56 AM
  • "Announcing A Better Finder Rename 9 for Mac OS X" prMac 7:56 AM
  • "Spring cleaning @ DEVONtechnologies: DEVONtechnologies, LLC releases maintenance updates for all editions of DEVONthink and DEVONagent, for the brand new search app DEVONsphere Express, as well as for its freeware Mac apps EasyFind, PhotoStickies, and XMenu." DEVONtechnologies 7:46 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Architectural firm used by Apple submits striking plans for downtown Portland store" The Oregonian 10:42 PM
  • "Stunning Photo of Glass Staircase at Amsterdam Retail Store" MacRumors 10:43 PM
  • "Touring the Futuristic R&D Lab Behind Apple's Siri: SRI in Menlo Park, California has spawned everything from the computer mouse to ultrasound technology to the Siri 'personal assistant' platform in the new iPhones. WSJ's Jessica Vascellaro talks to researchers about what's in the pipeline." [Video Report] MarketWatch 4:56 PM
  • "Darpa Warns: Your iPhone Is a Military Threat/There's a growing threat to the U.S. military, according to the Pentagon's premier research wing. No, it's not Iran's nukes or China's missiles. It's the iPads, Android phones and other gadgets we all carry around with us every day."  Wired 4:30 PM
  • "Steve Jobs' fans still flock to his home: Thousands have made pilgrimage to Palo Alto, Calif." Los Angeles Times 11:54 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy S II, iPad 2 Top MWC Awards" PC Magazine 11:54 AM
  • "Apple Store App Adds U.S. Carrier Plans for iPhone: Apple updated the Apple Store app for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad to version 2.1 on Thursday." The Mac Observer 9:34 PM
  • "iPhone photo-slurping loophole sparks app privacy fears" The Register 10:13 AM
  • "iPhone photos can be seen by others: Report" MSNBC 4:43 PM
  • "Apple denies sale of ebook containing links to Amazon" AppleInsider 4:43 PM
  • "Will Apple's 'iPad' go bad in China?" CNN 8:01 AM
  • "Android, Apple Move to the Office" WSJ Blogs 11:18 AM
  • "Site briefly let people bet on expected iPad 3 features" CNET News 4:41 PM
  • "RSA teams to bolster security for Apple, Google, RIM devices" Network World 8:07 AM
  • "ATF abandoning BlackBerrys in favor of the iPhone" Edible Apple 4:20 PM
  • "Apple Reportedly Settles Over Third Party App Copyright Infringement" The Mac Observer 4:22 PM
  • "Polycom Debuts RealPresence Mobile App for iPhone 4S: MWC" eWeek 10:59 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Doom 4 not cancelled, supposed game art surfaces" CNET News 12:49 PM
  • "Suse Linux Enterprise 11 gets SP2 release" ZDNet UK 12:37 PM
  • "Sony reveals a few HDTV Features on the Drawing Board" Patently Apple 11:53 AM
  • "Mozilla's 'modest' proposal: Dump the smartphone OS/Companies tout 'Boot to Gecko' platform that can fully control the smartphone and its features without the complexity of a conventional OS" Network World 11:16 AM
  • "Firefox Add-On Collusion Shows Who's Tracking You Online" PCWorld 11:33 AM
  • "MIPS shows off $99 tablet at MWC" EE Times 10:58 AM
  • "The mobile device that thinks it's a Russian doll" CNN 10:43 AM
  • "Raspberry Pi? Buying frenzy crashes website" ZDNet 12:35 PM
  • "Raspberry Pi ARM-based £22 Linux computer goes on sale" V3 12:25 PM
  • "New Panasonic chief heeds the need for speed" Reuters 10:13 AM
  • "Toshiba Intros World's Thinnest And Lightest 10IDG News Service Tablet: The Excite 10 LE" TechCrunch 12:07 PM
  • "RIM to Put Messenger on Tablet With New Operating System" Bloomberg 10:02 AM
  • "Broadband Pricing by Usage: Time Warner Cable Offers a Consumption-Based Service, Renewing a Debate" [Paid Membership Required] 9:39 AM
  • "Google: Technology Is Making Science Fiction Real" Techland 12:20 PM
  • "Google's Schmidt Warns Against Creation of 'Digital Caste System'" PC Magazine 11:30 AM
  • "Google VP Dishes On Android Tablet and App Strategy: Google's Vice President of Android Engineering explains the company's tablet app and Nexus device strategy." PC Magazine 11:30 AM
  • "Google celebrates Leap Year, 'Barber of Seville'" USA Today 12:24 PM
  • "Google Web Grows in City: Google Inc. has dramatically expanded its presence in Manhattan in the past year, adding roughly 750 people to its outpost in 2011 in the most prominent example of a technology company shifting its focus toward New York." [Paid Membership Required] 9:38 AM
  • "Foursquare CEO: 'Not just check-ins and badges'" CNNMoney 9:35 AM
  • "Wireless HD Video The Next Frontier In CE Connectivity" MacNews 8:42 AM
  • "TUAW TV Live at 5 PM ET: One week until the iPad 3 launch" TUAW 1:12 PM
  • "Apple Event and a NewerTech GripStand/Base Review" Your Mac Life 12:36 PM
  • "PowerPage Podcast Episode 154 - iPad 3 starts to get real" ZDNet 8:22 AM
  • "Apple Reportedly considering 14-inch MacBook Air" DigiTimes 8:03 AM
  • "New MacBook Pro and Air models expected to create strong pressure for ultrabooks" DigiTimes 10:14 AM
  • "Thinner MacBook Pro Models in 13-Inch and 15-Inch Sizes Coming in April?" MacRumors 10:40 AM
  • "Apple Sets March 7th Date for iPad Announcement" WSJ Blogs 8:00 AM
  • "AAPL: RBC Sees Possible 2-Tier Price Structure for iPad" Barron's 9:50 AM
  • "Apple snags blockbuster multi-touch patent" The Register 7:46 AM
  • "New Apple TV coming 'immediately' after iPad 3 event, possibly with a new remote" The Next Web 11:52 AM
  • "Apple stalls Apple TV shipments ahead of iPad 3-compatible refresh" AppleInsider 8:47 AM
  • "Apple stalling on resupplying Apple TV stock, sources say" Electronista 10:45 AM
  • "Fix Reportedly coming for iOS photo uploading loophole" Ars Technica 11:03 AM
  • "iPhone/iOS discussion includes ATT Wireless contract legality; a new security/privacy loophole (stealth-harvesting of photos); the upcoming announcement of a new iPad; unlocking; and PureTalk phone service." MacInTouch 1:03 PM
  • "Firmware Update Addresses MacBook Pro Display Flicker" The Mac Observer 8:28 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Tikal For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For $0.99 (Normally $2.99)" Apple Sliced 8:18 AM
  • "KillingZone Defense For iPhone Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:18 AM
  • "Zombie Wonderland 2: Outta Time! For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:18 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Deals" MacPrices 7:38 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:38 AM
  • "17" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:38 AM
  • "Apple MacBook Pro Buyer's Guide -Closeout, Refurbished & Used -Prices Start At $650" MacReviewZone 12:35 PM
  • "Apple Mac Pro Buyer's Guide -6 And 4 Core Models... Up To $380 Off List Price" MacReviewZone 12:35 PM
  • "2011 Apple iMac Buyer's Guide -21.5 Inch -Up To $250 Off Current Models" MacReviewZone 12:37 PM
  • "Special Offers On Pins And FolderGlance Are Posted At" TheMacBundles 7:39 AM
  • "The ZAGGfolio gets a 29% discount today only" iDownload Blog 4:37 PM

  • "Turn Your iPhone or iPad into a Desktop Phone for Business" Mashable 12:50 PM
  • "iHealth Blood Pressure Dock review" iMore 8:15 AM
  • "Review: Case-Mate Barely There Cases for iPhone 4/4S" AppleTell 8:06 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Review: Readability finally gets a gorgeous app on iOS, but was it worth the wait?" The Next Web 10:57 PM
  • "MagicalPad - Outliner, Mind Mapping & Notes Review: Terrific outliner needs some work in other areas" Macworld 8:07 AM
  • "More Text Apps For iPad: Nebulous Notes, 1A Easy Writer, and Schreibkraft – 'Book Mystique Review" MacPrices 7:41 AM
  • "MLB At Bat Goes Live for 2012 With Improved Pricing Scheme" MacRumors 12:49 PM
  • "The Score" ["It's called Scorekeeper XL. This app is for scoring games – board games, card games, darts, whatever. It has a very simple, clever interface."] MacNews Blog 7:41 AM
  • "The Clique Review: A great way of crowd sourcing recommendations via friends on Facebook, but make sure to get plenty of friends using the app for maximum success." 148Apps 10:05 AM
  • "iPhone Appidemic: Beat the Bullies" AppleTell 8:06 AM
  • "Beat Sneak Bandit for iPhone review" iMore 8:15 AM
  • "Daily iPad App: Fairway Solitaire" TUAW 9:13 AM
  • "Lego Hero Factory For iOS" App Advice 10:13 AM
  • "Review: Bob the Rock – Curling Reinvented" MacTrast 9:52 AM
  • "'Gridrunner' Review - A Retro Remake Done Right" Touch Arcade 8:14 AM
  • "iMob 2 Review: While it is much the same as other mob RPGs, iMob 2 still gets a pat on the back for creating another reason to become a Boss." 148Apps 8:15 AM
  • "Mafiatown Review: A twin stick shooter hidden under a mafia infused theme." 148Apps 10:14 AM
  • "BeyondDead Review: Navigate a lush sci-fi horror environment filled with reanimated corpses and mysterious." 148Apps 10:39 AM
  • "RPS Rumble Review: Rocks. Papers. Scissors. Tile-swapping puzzles. Luchador masks? Well now, things are certainly getting interesting." 148Apps 4:29 PM
  • "GnarBike Trials Pro Review: Master the motorcycle is this physics-heavy racer." 148Apps 4:29 PM
  • "Crimsonheart Review: Sure Crimsonheart is another contender for 'Action RPG that's like most other Action RPGs on the App Store' from a virtual unknown, but it's a surprisingly solid attempt with some really impressive visuals." 148Apps 4:29 PM
  • "The Writing on the Tablet" ["Q: I'd like to purchase a tablet for use in the classroom and group meetings. I'd like a tablet that can take written notes in PDF and PowerPoint files, has a Web-browsing experience similar to that on a laptop, and can at least open Word and Excel files. With the iPad 3's impending release, I'm tempted to jump in but I've also heard there are some interesting Windows 8 and Android Ice Cream Sandwich tablets coming out later this year. What do you recommend?"] AllThingsD 4:34 PM
  • "Your iPad 2 Trade-In Guide" App Advice 10:14 AM
  • "iOS Tip For iPad: Quick Access To View Your Mailboxes" MacTrast 8:08 AM
  • "iPad 3 Faces Biggest Test: Windows 8" eWeek 10:44 PM
  • "Video: The iPad of the future/Aatma Studios shows off its iPad 3 concept with holographic edge-to-edge Retina Display." PC & Tech Authority 4:57 PM
  • "Siri or not, Microsoft aims to beat Apple with better breadth" GeekWire 4:37 PM
  • "20% of non-iPad buyers would consider a $399 entry-level iPad 2" AppleInsider 4:26 PM
  • "A 14" MacBook Air Just for Asia? Why Not!" Low End Mac 1:00 PM
  • "In search of a silver bullet for iPad file management: Apple's hapless approach to iOS file management shows how important metadata could be" InfoWorld 11:15 AM
  • "Apple vs. Proview: We Lawyers Have a Word for Cases Like This, and It Starts With 'Cluster'" AllThingsD 12:42 PM
  • "Who Really Owns the iPad Trademark in China?"  AllThingsD 11:02 AM
  • "Apple To Stay Atop Mobile PC Marke With iPad 3"  Forbes 4:29 PM
  • "The iPad 3's Impact on the Industry"  Tech.pinions 4:23 PM
  • "iPad 3 vs. Android Tablets at Mobile World Congress" eWeek 11:00 AM
  • "Apple vs. Proview: High court hears Apple appeal over iPad trademark" ZDNet 10:45 AM
  • "Apple Refuses To Sell Book That Links To Amazon Store"  TechCrunch 10:45 AM
  • "Seth Godin says Apple rejected his e-book, based on Amazon links" GeekWire 10:45 AM
  • "Will Designers Take to the iPad3? Demand for an effective iPad stylus is rising." Technology Review 12:08 PM
  • "Video: This Isn't The iPad 3... But We Can Dream, Right?" TechCrunch 12:08 PM
  • "iPad 3 Invites And The Art Of Minutia: Apple is highly selective about what it reveals in event invitations. What does its latest tell us about the iPad 3?" InformationWeek 10:38 AM
  • "Why Andrew Stanton Dedicated 'John Carter' To Steve Jobs" Cult of Mac 9:51 AM
  • "Apple: iPad has become brandnomer for tablets, letting Proview use the moniker would hurt and confuse consumers" 9 to 5 Mac 8:30 AM
  • "Opinion: Why Apple Can't Dominate TV Market Anytime Soon"  Tom's Guide 8:01 AM
  • "Apple steals Mobile World Congress' thunder" BetaNews 8:01 AM
  • "Let the Great iPad Selloff Begin" PadGadget 8:09 AM
  • "You've Got Apple TV in My iPad Event!" Minyanville 11:03 AM
  • "The iPad 3 Called 'Significant' Upgrade" App Advice 9:31 AM
  • "Last minute iPad 3 predictions" ZDNet 8:48 AM
  • "Apple Confirms Media Event for March 7th. iPad 3 Inbound? Some Thoughts" Run Around Tech 8:07 AM
  • "Reading Apple's Hints: The Next iPad And What's Coming Next" PixoBebo 7:39 AM
  • "Game-Changer Lytro Camera Focuses After the Fact" Bloomberg 4:53 PM
  • "Radical Camera Lets You Pick What's Blurry And What's Not" AllThingsD 4:34 PM
  • "Lytro: The Most Social Camera Ever Made [Review] Mashable 4:32 PM
  • "The TabNote? Will Apple Own, Fumble PC Future, Asks Bernstein" Barron's 4:25 PM
  • "10 Essential Gadgets to Survive and Thrive in the Great Outdoors" Wired 12:32 PM
  • "Phone Call 'Line Noise' Could Expose Thieves: Every call has an audio fingerprint—now one company uses that information to identify fraudsters." Technology Review 12:09 PM
  • "Alleged RSA crypto flaw hotly debated: RSA Conference panel debates possible RSA cryptosystem flawed" Network World 11:37 AM
  • "Malware Increasingly Uses DNS as Command and Control Channel to Avoid Detection, Experts Say" IDG News Service 11:34 AM
  • "First Take: Fujitsu's Super-Fast Tegra 3 Smartphone" PCWorld 11:34 AM
  • "14 Notable Phones and Tablets from Mobile World Congress 2012" [Slideshow] Techland 12:19 PM
  • "The 5 Best Phones at MWC 2012" PC Magazine 11:29 AM
  • "This is what makes Pinterest so addictive" Fast Company 11:23 AM
  • "Pew study: Is the Internet ruining or improving today's youth?" Los Angeles Times [Free Registration Required] 11:20 AM
  • "Making sense of mobile device, app, and information management: As BYOD moves out of basic email access, IT seeks control over apps and data on users' devices. What can IT actually get?" InfoWorld 11:15 AM
  • "LibreOffice 3.5: The best Office killer yet/Latest version of open source productivity suite brings better Office interoperability and improved user experience, but rough edges remain" InfoWorld 11:14 AM
  • "RIM's trade show presence 'underwhelming': analyst" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 11:12 AM
  • "The do's and don'ts of borrowing a computer" CNN 10:44 AM
  • "Gaming is a top priority for mobile-tech makers" CNN 10:43 AM
  • "AT&T, Verizon Android Tablets Have Big Negatives: New Android tablets from Sony and Samsung hit AT&T and Verizon store shelves this week. But they don't run the latest version of Android and come with expensive contracts." InformationWeek 10:15 AM
  • "Wired world to be boon, bane for Generation Y: survey" Reuters 10:14 AM
  • "Reader poll: What's the best free online backup solution?" CNET Reviews 10:07 AM
  • "Will Google Delay Its New Privacy Policy?" Forbes 11:08 AM
  • "Google privacy policy changes March 1: How to clear your search history, account information" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 9:49 AM
  • "An inside view of LulzSec's hacking rampage" CNNMoney 9:35 AM
  • "Google TV is still a flop, Report claims" BGR 10:46 AM
  • "When will Android reach one billion users?" asymco 10:13 AM
  • "Microsoft Blew One Of Its Big Chances To Get Windows Tablets In Businesses" Business Insider 4:54 PM
  • "Windows 8: a closer look at Messaging, Mail, Photos, and Calendar (pictures and Video)" The Verge 10:39 AM
  • "Windows 8: a closer look at how the new Start button works" The Verge 9:31 AM
  • "Is Windows too expensive?" ZDNet 8:22 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Official Lorax App fills mustache app gap" CNET News 4:52 PM
  • "LCB Comes Out With IPhone App" WNEP-TV 4:44 PM
  • "Disney debuts storybook apps for Lion King, Tangled" CNET Reviews 4:41 PM
  • "SmugMug releases app to 'awesomize' your photos" Macworld 4:37 PM
  • "STM shows off cases for the next iPad" iLounge 4:37 PM
  • "Skyscraper Village wins ArchitectJURY award" Architosh 1:21 PM
  • "Look Like Darth Vader And Charge Your iPhone At The Same Time With The AIRE Mask" Cult of Mac 12:48 PM
  • "The Week in iOS Accessories: Grip it good!" Macworld 10:39 AM
  • "The dumbest iPhone accessories you should avoid buying" Appolicious 10:14 AM
  • "FileMaker Developer Conference 2012 to Feature Over 70 Technical and Business Sessions for Building Better FileMaker Databases for iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac and the Web: Register now and save up to $300" Business Wire 8:35 AM
  • "Passwords Plus for iOS from DataViz, Inc. Available Now" Business Wire 8:35 AM
  • "Margaritaville Mobile Brings the Jimmy Buffett Experience to the iPhone" Business Wire 8:35 AM
  • "Sprint brings live TV and Video on demand to the iPhone with the SprintTV app" The Next Web 8:26 AM
  • "Sprint TV comes to the iPhone" The Verge 8:25 AM
  • "An iPhone Case That Doubles as a Camera Rig" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:25 AM
  • "This Case Turns Your iPhone Into A Legit Photography Tool" Business Insider 8:23 AM
  • "Diff Case is a fun, multi-function iPhone case" TUAW 8:14 AM
  • "Boku: Control Your Credit Card With Your iPhone [MWC2012] Cult of Mac 8:13 AM
  • "'The Hacker' Going Universal in Upcoming Update" Touch Arcade 8:09 AM
  • "Polycom Debuts RealPresence Mobile App for iPhone 4S: MWC" eWeek 8:01 AM
  • "Granger Motors Dealership Chooses iDealer to Power Their Mobile Apps" PRWeb 7:59 AM
  • "New Product for Apple MacBook Seeks Crowd-Source Funding" PRWeb 7:59 AM
  • "New Jersey Based Exigent Technologies Attains Newest Apple Certification" PRWeb 7:59 AM
  • "WeWebU and Zia Announce MobileWorkdesk for iPad and iPhone" PRWeb 7:59 AM
  • "Rose Displays Launches Rose Digital, A New Division That Helps Retailers Tap The Power Of The iPad®" PRWeb 7:59 AM
  • "Rose Digital Unveils Comprehensive Line Of Signware™ For In-Store iPad® Programs, Offers 60-Day Pilot Program For Retailers Considering Full-Scale Rollout" PRWeb 7:59 AM
  • "Kokley, Inc. Unveils Kokley Complete™ and Customizable In-Store iPad® Solutions At GlobalShop 2012 and Digital Signage Expo" PRWeb 7:59 AM
  • "Leap Year's Extra Day Inspires Pioneers For A Cure - Songs To Fight Cancer's Funding Efforts Around Apple's 25 Billionth App Download, Facebook's LIKE button, and Purim." PRWeb 7:59 AM
  • "NantWorks Releases iPhone App that Helps the Blind to See" PRWeb 7:59 AM
  • "4Videosoft Updates iPad Transfer: Helps You Perfectly Enjoy Your iPad Life" PRNewswire-Asia 7:54 AM
  • "Kaspersky Lab Announces its First Parental Control Apps for Android and Apple iOS Smartphones" Business Wire 7:54 AM
  • "Ticketmaster App for iPhone Released" PRNewswire 7:54 AM
  • "Simplinova LLC Releases EQUiTrail for iPhone" prMac 8:58 AM
  • "Make awesome-looking photo collages with Fuzel" prMac 8:22 AM
  • "WritePDF 1.0 - Worlds Most Powerful and Sophisticated PDF Modifying App" prMac 8:22 AM
  • "RainAware - Breakthrough Weather App Forecasts Rain/Snow to the Minute" prMac 8:22 AM
  • "Double Feature Brings Movie Matching to iOS" prMac 8:22 AM
  • "Bad Monkey and Bad Friends 1.0 for iOS - Catch Items Released Overhead" prMac 7:57 AM
  • "A virus-invaded game appeared today on iTunes App Store" prMac 7:57 AM
  • "Business Idea Manager App Helps Entrepreneurs Track and Qualify Ideas" prMac 7:57 AM
  • "Gravity Maze for iOS on Sale in celebration of 10k downloads" prMac 7:57 AM
  • "Happy Chicken Co - Toughest Maze Puzzle Game Ever?" prMac 7:57 AM
  • "Now You Can Create a Budget And Stick To It Using An iPhone App" prMac 7:57 AM
  • "OhSnap for Facebook gains 39 Users at a Record Breaking Pace" prMac 7:57 AM
  • "Paris By Metro 2.0 Offers Travelers Easy Route Planner, Maps and Tips" prMac 7:57 AM
  • "Smappsoft releases Pokertini: Video Poker With A Twist! for iOS" prMac 7:57 AM
  • "TimeTours: Uxmal for iOS: 3D Reconstruction of Ancient Mayan City" prMac 7:57 AM
  • "Van Dyk Entertainment Launches Premiere Application, Slice 'n Dice Ninja" prMac 7:56 AM
  • "Costa Concordia In Memory on iPad-Story of Luxury Liner Disaster of 2012" prMac 7:56 AM
  • "iPhone/iPad Game Torpedo Away! - Now Available on the iTunes App Store" prMac 7:56 AM
  • "Bams Hunt 1.0 for iOS - Catch and Collect Crazy Creatures" prMac 7:55 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft ships Windows 8 Consumer Preview: As execs tout new OS at Mobile World Congress, Microsoft opens the download gate" Computerworld 10:47 AM
  • "Microsoft Unveils Its Next-Generation OS, Windows 8" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:01 AM
  • "Microsoft to debut beta version of Windows 8" MarketWatch 9:47 AM
  • "Live: Microsoft Says Hola to Windows 8 Beta in Barcelona" AllThingsD 9:41 AM
  • "Windows 8 preview product guide for business contains surprises: Microsoft's Windows 8 reviewer's guide confirms Metro trumps the old Start menu and reveals WOA devices won't be able to connect to domains" InfoWorld 11:15 AM
  • "A Review of the Windows 8 Beta" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4:24 PM
  • "Windows 8 first look -- and first touch" MSNBC 11:25 AM
  • "Hands On With Windows 8 Consumer Preview" PC Magazine 11:30 AM
  • "Windows 8 Beta: Hands-on with Microsoft's tablet-friendly OS" CNET Reviews 10:09 AM
  • "Windows 8 Hands-On: Your Desktop Is Dead" Wired 12:32 PM
  • "Windows 8 Consumer Preview: A Visual Tour" PCWorld 11:34 AM
  • "Microsoft Releases Windows 8 Consumer Preview, Here's Where To Get It" TechCrunch 12:07 PM
  • "Windows 8 Beta: 8 Insights For IT/Microsoft Windows 8 Consumer Preview, now available for download, gives valuable information to enterprise IT pros preparing for the final version." InformationWeek 4:41 PM
  • "Where to get the Windows 8 beta" Download 10:08 AM
  • "Microsoft shows Windows on ARM tablet designs" Computerworld 11:38 AM
  • "Microsoft Won't Support Some Business Features on ARM, but Will Offer 'Windows to Go'" AllThingsD 9:51 AM
  • "Windows 8 on ARM will lack certain manageability features" CNET News 10:09 AM
  • "Windows on ARM will be 'huge,' exec says: With multiple devices expected to run Microsoft's new mobile OS, future is bright, says ARM executive VP" Computerworld 11:37 AM
  • "Microsoft to distribute Windows 8 on Qualcomm, Nvidia test PCs" CNET News 4:42 PM
  • "Skype Launches GroupMe for Windows Phones" PCWorld 11:33 AM
  • "Microsoft Plans More Advertising for Windows Phone to 'Smoke' Competitors" Bloomberg 9:59 AM
  • "HP culls nearly half remaining webOS team: 275 engineers not required in move to open source" The Register 12:17 PM
  • "HP cuts half of its webOS team" TG Daily 12:13 PM
  • "HP Cuts 275 WebOS Jobs" [Video Report] Bloomberg 9:56 AM
  • "HP Partners With Shunra for Mobile Performance Support" eWeek 11:00 AM
  • "IBM Layoffs Top 1,200, Union Reports" eWeek 11:00 AM
  • "IBM layoffs now top 1,200: Most of the cuts in the US and Canada" The Register 12:16 PM
  • "IBM Preps Integrated Hardware/Software Systems, Launch Date Set" CRN 10:44 AM
  • "Targeting e-waste, IBM opens China facility for refurbishing servers" ZDNet 4:32 PM
  • "Dell: We'll have to step up R&D spending" ZDNet 12:36 PM
  • "Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook Now on Sale for $999" eWeek 11:00 AM
  • "Dell has rapier-thin blade server in the works" The Register 12:18 PM
  • "Dell's Enterprise Solutions Launch: Business Value Trumps Speeds and Feeds" E-Commerce Times 10:58 AM
  • "Dell adds data encryption service to their cloud" ZDNet 12:35 PM
  • "Oracle discontinuing older versions of JavaFX script: Applications based on JavaFX 1.2 and 1.3 will need to be updated by the end of the year" Techworld 12:12 PM
  • "Ellison's Oracle cloud lives as hype winds down" The Register 12:16 PM
  • "A.M.D. Buying SeaMicro for $334 Million" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:51 PM
  • "AMD to acquire microserver vendor SeaMicro--a user of Intel chips" CNET News 10:47 PM
  • "Why it's wrong for Intel and AMD to abandon WSTS" EE Times 11:53 AM
  • "Intel Capital Launches $100M Connected Car Fund To Invest In Automotive Technologies" TechCrunch 12:06 PM
  • "Intel creates $100 million automotive fund" EE Times 11:53 AM
  • "AMD buys Sea Micro for $334M to get into energy-efficient 'microservers'" VentureBeat 4:44 PM
  • "AMD buys SeaMicro, enters server hardware business: AMD will sell SeaMicro servers directly to customers, but it will also license its technology to other server makers" IDG News Service 4:38 PM
  • "In Jab At Intel, Advanced Micro Agrees To Buy SeaMicro For $334 Million" Forbes 4:27 PM
  • "AMD buys SeaMicro for $334 million, makes bold stroke" ZDNet 4:32 PM
  • "A.M.D. Buying SeaMicro for $334 Million" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4:25 PM
  • "AMD Buys SeaMicro, Server Vendor; Big Loss for Intel?" Barron's 4:49 PM
  • "Schmidt: UN treaty a 'disaster' for the internet" ZDNet UK 12:37 PM
  • "IT execs must shift security approaches: Mobile, cloud and social media technologies are making traditional security obsolete, industry leaders say" Computerworld 10:46 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple Now Worth Over Half a Trillion Dollars" PC Magazine 4:30 PM
  • "Apple's Market Cap: Half a Trillion and Counting" AllThingsD 4:32 PM
  • "Apple's growth spurt leads to a hunt for sustenance" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 4:25 PM
  • "Apple Is Now Worth A Staggering $500 Billion — Can It Hit $1 Trillion?" Daily Ticker 12:10 PM
  • "Apple market value hits $500B, where few have gone" Associated Press 8:43 AM
  • "Apple shares surge to new all-time high as company's market value exceeds $500 billion" MacDailyNews 8:42 AM
  • "Apple now worth sixteen times Dell's market value" MacDailyNews 8:51 AM
  • "Analysts Cross, Munster Say Apple's Growth to Continue (Audio)" Bloomberg 4:53 PM
  • "What's Apple Worth?" CNBC 9:30 AM
  • "Apple: Sterne Agee Ups Target to $620 on iPad Potential" Barron's 8:30 AM
  • "Apple CEO Mulls $100 Billion Cash -- How About a One-Time $53-a-Share Dividend?" Forbes 11:53 AM
  • "Apple Dividend May Return Part of $98B Cash" Bloomberg 9:58 AM
  • "In Asia bull market, it's not about Apple: Bull market here signals shift beyond Apple influence" MarketWatch 7:47 AM
  • "An Apple Dividend Could Lure Warren Buffett Into The Stock" Forbes 1:11 PM
  • "Why Steve Jobs Should Have Listened to Warren Buffett" The Motley Fool 7:47 AM
  • "Apple's Upside Is Limited In The Near Term" Seeking Alpha 7:53 AM
  • "Zacks' Voice of the People highlights opportunities with Apple, Microsoft, Google and Intel" Zacks 8:34 AM
  • "Apple And Blackberry: $16 Billion Or Fruit Salad?" Seeking Alpha 12:50 PM
  • "Dell: It's Not Apple, But It's Good Enough" Seeking Alpha 12:50 PM
Industry News
  • "Asia Markets: Asia mostly lower, but Tokyo up on weak yen" MarketWatch 10:38 PM
  • "Tech stocks close with late-session swoon: Nasdaq briefly touches 3,000 for first time in more than 11 years" MarketWatch 4:21 PM
  • "U.S. stock indexes extend rise in February: Dow Jones Industrial Average clinches fifth straight month of gains" MarketWatch 4:21 PM
  • "Materials Shares Drag Wall Street Lower" FOXBusiness 4:21 PM
  • "S&P 500 Snaps Four-Day Advance" Bloomberg 10:37 PM
  • "Big moves in bonds, gold, silver; Stocks end flat" CNNMoney 4:21 PM
  • "S&P 500 Logs Best Start to Year Since 1991" CNBC 4:22 PM
  • "Recovery Worries Weigh on Stocks" [Paid Membership Required] 4:22 PM
  • "Stocks to open higher on Europe hopes" CNNMoney 9:30 AM
  • "Mexican stocks fall after U.S. Fed view" MarketWatch 10:38 PM
  • "Asian Stocks Rise, Headed for Bull Market, on Economic Optimism" Bloomberg 9:50 AM
  • "European Stocks Edge Lower" [Paid Membership Required] 12:39 PM
  • "Europe Stocks Little Changed, Post Best Start to Year Since 1998" Bloomberg 12:39 PM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks close flat after Bernanke, LTRO/Markets erase gains after Bernanke testimony" MarketWatch 12:39 PM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 10:39 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 4:22 PM

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