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MacSurfer's Archive: Thursday, March 1, 2012


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Weekend 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 Three Innovations That Will Make Apple Inc. the First $1 Trillion Company" Money Morning 9:18 AM
  • "Apple throws weight around in TV negotiations: While Apple harbors big TV ambitions, it's having a tough time getting media companies to play along." New York Post 11:27 AM
  • "Motorola's alleged double-dipping on iPhone 4S could be massive EU antitrust violation"  Foss Patents 8:24 AM
  • "Apple wins German injunction against Motorola over photo gallery patent" Foss Patents 10:26 AM
  • "Apple Wins German Patent Case Against Motorola Mobility: Apple Inc. won a Munich court ruling against Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. in a case over patents protecting photo-management on mobile devices." Bloomberg 8:41 AM
  • "Apple wins an injunction against Motorola in German court: The judge grants Apple's request related to a patent for device photo management" IDG News Service 8:43 PM
  • "Apple Files Complaint Against Chinese Vendor for Using EPAD Trademark" IDG News Service 8:25 AM
  • "Apple Presses for Rights to iPad Name in China" [Paid Membership Required] 10:22 AM
  • "Proview Lawyer Hopes Apple Makes Contact for IPad Trademark Settlement" Bloomberg 8:01 AM
  • "Desktop Top Operating System Share Trend" [Mac share rises from January to 6.92%]  NetMarketshare 7:37 AM
  • "Desktop Top Browser Share Trend" [Safari has slight rise to 5.42%, while Chrome, IE fall slightly, Firefox rises]  NetMarketshare 7:39 AM
  • "How new Mac security measures will impact AppleScript" Macworld 4:35 PM
  • "How to use Safari like a pro: No one browser should have all this power" Tecca 11:04 AM
  • "Plastic Bullet review: Up to nine effects can be previewed at once, but there's still wasted space" Macworld UK 8:27 AM
  • "Image Tricks review: Half-toning works well, but it lacks any parameters to control the size or density" Macworld UK 8:27 AM
  • "Photo Effects review: Add stylish effects to your imagery" Macworld UK 8:27 AM
  • "Review: Alien Skin Exposure 4" IT.Enquirer 10:29 AM
  • "Bookle makes your Mac an e-reader" Macworld 9:31 PM
  • "Get Siri-like functionality on your Mac with Speakable Items" Macworld 10:44 AM
  • "Review: Send Emails to A Group of Contacts with Mailshot Pro" Best App Site 8:36 AM
  • "Tembo Search Utility Review" Mac|Life 8:35 AM
  • "Trials And Tribulations Of Final Cut Pro X On The Mac (and how to fix them)" NoodleMac 7:41 AM
  • "How to enable AirPlay Mirroring on your Mac with 'Reflection'" iDownload Blog 8:26 AM
  • "Starting Applications Automatically at Login" Macinstruct 8:28 AM
  • "Become a Password Gorilla [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 8:34 AM
  • "Google Owns Your Information: How To Get It Back To Your Mac" BohemianBoomer 7:42 AM
  • "How To Make Animated GIFs From Movies On Your Mac" McSolo 7:41 AM
  • "3 Easy Ways To Lock Down Your Mac With Full Security (one is free)" Mac 360 7:41 AM
  • "Every Mac User Needs These Lazy Apps (they make you more efficient)" Mac 360 7:41 AM
  • "Lion discussion includes a tip and more notes about WiFi problems after waking from sleep; Bluetooth mouse problems; a Google DNS server issue; Exchange Server problems; etc." MacInTouch 9:37 PM
  • "Why 'Mastered For iTunes' Won't Defuse a Copyright Time Bomb" Gizmodo 9:31 PM
  • "I've Been A Mac User For 11 Years And This Is The First Time I'm Excited To Use A PC" Business Insider 5:00 PM
  • "The Northern Spy: To Excel Or Not To Excel" MacNews 4:31 PM
  • "Why Is There Not A 'Block This Sender' Button In Apple Mail?" Business Insider 10:26 AM
  • "Why The Mac Needs This Idea From The iPad" TeraTalks 7:36 AM
Press Releases
  • "Oranged Software announces and releases Studiometry Express." Oranged Software 4:33 PM
  • "Aspyr releases Company of Heroes Complete: Campaign Edition for Mac" The Loop 4:33 PM
  • "Company of Heroes Complete is Now Available on Mac" Aspyr 11:59 AM
  • "LightArrow Releases LifeTopix AirAccess 4.0 With Evernote Support" prMac 5:09 PM
  • "Noodlesoft Releases Hazel 3" prMac 5:08 PM
  • "Zevrix Releases Output Factory Light for Adobe InDesign" prMac 7:49 AM
  • "Verto Studio 3D 1.0 for OS X - Popular 3D Design App for iPad Now on Mac" prMac 7:49 AM
  • "iSticky for iOS and OS X - Reborn as Real-time Sticky Note Sharing App" prMac 7:49 AM
  • "iWeb Themes Park Presents the New Collection of 160 iWeb Templates" prMac 7:46 AM
  • "Defocus Effects For FCP, Motion and AE Released by PHYX" prMac 7:46 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "World's Most Admired Companies" ["Top 50 rank: 1"] Fortune 11:28 AM
  • "Apple Tops Fortune's Most Admired Companies List Again" The Mac Observer 4:34 PM
  • "Apple's First Marketing Guru On Why '1984' Is Overrated: Regis McKenna On Advising Startups and How He Helped Steve Weather 'Antennagate'" Advertising Age 6:59 PM
  • "Booming iPhone and iPad Sales Make Gyroscopes the Top Consumer and Mobile MEMS Device in 2011" iSuppli 10:25 AM
  • "As iOS sales grow, who benefits? The gyroscope market!" GigaOM 10:25 AM
  • "Tim Cook In in Paris: According to our sources, Tim Cook is in Paris since yesterday for a quick secret business trip." HardMac 8:26 AM
  • "Inside Apple's New Amsterdam Retail Store" MacRumors 8:35 AM
  • "Apple's Hiring Automotive Engineers, Is An 'iCar' Infotainment System Coming?" Jalopnik 5:08 PM
  • "US iPhone ownership catches up to Android" BetaNews 5:09 PM
  • "Smart phone makes dumb mistake, locks down 2 schools: While Apple prides itself on being intuitive, that doesn't always mean intelligent." ["Investigators say a college student was texting a friend that he was going to be at West Hall High. But the auto-correct feature on the phone made a change to the words he wrote. 'Gunna be at West Hall' was changed by the software to say 'Gunman to be at West Hall.'"]  WXIA-TV Atlanta 7:58 AM
  • "Forget Android, It's Apple Who Really Sets Agenda At Mobile World Congress [MWC 2012] Cult of Mac 8:07 AM
  • "One year after royally pissing off Apple, Readability's app is finally approved for iOS" VentureBeat 7:54 AM
  • "Obama: 'I watch NBA League Pass on my iPad'" 9 to 5 Mac 10:28 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "AT&T clears up when 'unlimited' plans hit the brakes" GigaOM 4:35 PM
  • "AT&T standardizes data throttling practices" Reuters 6:47 PM
  • "AT&T Caps Unlimited Data Plans: AT&T Inc. is effectively ending unlimited data plans, saying that it will no longer let customers use more than a set amount of data per month without penalty." [Paid Membership Required] 4:32 PM
  • "Sony Patent Reveals New 3D Controller for Single or Multiplayer Games" Patent Bolt 2:22 PM
  • "Asus denies claims of buggy Transformer ICS update" ZDNet UK 12:01 PM
  • "For Impatient Web Users, an Eye Blink Is Just Too Long to Wait" New York Times 11:30 AM
  • "T-Mobile Talks iPhones, LTE, and Windows Phones" PC Magazine 11:25 AM
  • "Mobile leaders look to Bruce Lee: Sprint's CEO and ZTE's president both cited the kung fu star in talking about an increasingly complicated business" IDG News Service 10:54 AM
  • "Data Wind: Low-cost tablet makers win tech prize" BBC 10:38 AM
  • "RIM may pre-announce poor Q4 results: Jefferies" Reuters 10:08 AM
  • "LightSquared eyes ex-Nextel head for CEO job: source" Reuters 10:08 AM
  • "Telecoms Groups Fight Back Against Free Messaging" Associated Press 10:01 AM
  • "Assassin Creed 3's American Revolution Setting Revealed" Forbes 9:57 AM
  • "Google Gets into the Airline Reservation Business" PCWorld 11:26 AM
  • "Google rebuffs critics of privacy policy" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 9:57 AM
  • "Nvidia expects to do well in Windows-on-ARM race" Computerworld 10:55 AM
  • "ARM Chips to Leap From Smartphones to Networks That Run Them" Bloomberg 10:40 AM
  • "ARM Takes Intel's Arrival Seriously" WSJ Blogs 9:53 AM
  • "ARM CEO on the 'Internet of Things'" [Video Report] MarketWatch 9:46 AM
  • "Yahoo Japan's Leadership Becomes Younger" [Paid Membership Required] 9:45 AM
  • "Less Than 1-In-10 Consumers Interested In Budget Tablet" MacNews 7:42 AM
  • "Apple expected to unveil 16GB and 32GB iPad 3 as well as 8GB iPad 2 on March 7"  DigiTimes 7:34 AM
  • "Apple likely to begin production of 7.85-inch iPads in 3Q12, say sources"  DigiTimes 7:34 AM
  • "Apple's iPad 3 May Sport Dual Backlights & Mini iPads to Ship in Q3" Patently Apple 7:34 AM
  • "Apple: iPads to Have Different SKUs, Cheaper Entry, Says DigiTimes" Barron's 4:45 PM
  • "Steve Jobs' death clears way for '7.85-inch iPad prototype'" The Register 8:23 AM
  • "New iPad 'HD' parts now appearing in retailers' inventory" Electronista 6:54 PM
  • "Smaller IPad Prototypes 'Delivered to Apple'" PCWorld 12:02 PM
  • "iPad sales to hit 55m in 2012 - analyst: Shaw Wu of Sterne Agee reckons the iPad 3 will be a 'significant' update" Macworld UK 8:08 AM
  • "Apple to release iPad 3 alongside cheaper 8GB iPad 2" Edible Apple 7:52 AM
  • "Purported 'iPad 3' front panels show identically placed home button and camera" AppleInsider 10:43 AM
  • "Least sexy iPad 3 part re-emerges in colors, with buttons" CNET News 4:32 PM
  • "Apple could be unable to ramp up iPad 3 supply until Q2, Digitimes Reports" The Fly On The Wall 7:59 AM
  • "Mobile/Tablet Top Operating System Share Trend" [iOS dominates February with 60.59% up from 53.65% in January]  NetMarketshare 7:37 AM
  • "Mobile/Tablet Top Browser Share Trend" [Safari rises to 61.19%]  NetMarketshare 7:38 AM
  • "Intel's Xeon E5 is already in the channel says Boston" The Inquirer 8:42 PM
  • "iMac Graphics Firmware Update Addresses Stability Issues" The Mac Observer 7:43 AM
Apple Patent Applications
  • "Apple Patents: New iPod + Nike Motion Signature, Apple TV Bookshelf +" Patently Apple 10:35 AM
  • "Apple Eyes Ways To Control Device Characteristics On Ambient Light" MacNews 8:36 AM
  • "Apple Granted Patent For IMovie On IOS Devices" MacNews 8:36 AM
  • "Apple Patents Tie Together Digital Content Organization, Renewal" MacNews 8:48 AM
  • "Ouch! My Mac shocked me! Should your Mac give you a mild shock, don't worry; that just means everything is working OK." MacFixIt 8:38 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart 2 For iPhone Is Temporarily Available For $0.99 (Normally $2.99)" Apple Sliced 7:36 AM
  • "Elf Defense For iPhone and iPad Is $0.99 Right Now (Previously $2.99)" Apple Sliced 7:36 AM
  • "The Incident For iPhone and iPad Is $0.99 Today (Was $1.99)" Apple Sliced 7:36 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Deals" MacPrices 8:28 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:28 AM
  • "63% off Marware Eco-Envi for iPad 2 and iPad! [Deal of the day] iMore 10:44 AM
  • "Best Selling Mac Scanners -From $85 To $496 -Prices, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 4:31 PM
  • "Best Selling iPhone Accessories -From $1 To $79 -Prices, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 4:32 PM

  • "Windows 8 vs. iPad: feature by feature" The Verge 8:31 AM
  • "Performance Comparison: All Apple May, 2011 iMacs and July, 2011, MacBook Air 1.6GHz Dual-core Intel Core i5" MacReviewZone 2:16 PM
  • "Hex Vision Classic Leather Watch Band for 6G iPod nano: Good-looking, reasonably priced" TUAW 8:43 PM
  • "SGP Linear for iPhone 4/4S looks sleek but lacks protection" Macworld 8:33 AM
  • "Wacom's new Intuos5 graphics tablet is all about touch" Macworld 8:24 AM
  • "Powerbag Instant Message bag for MacBooks and iPad (Video Review)" Insanely Great Mac 8:01 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Readability for iOS Review" MacStories 8:27 AM
  • "Review: Readability finally gets a gorgeous app on iOS, but was it worth the wait?" The Next Web 8:09 AM
  • "Readability for iOS preview: a contender for Instapaper's crown?" The Verge 8:08 AM
  • "Share your iPhone or iPad's screen with your Mac with Reflection for Mac" iMore 8:23 AM
  • "Camera Awesome: A New Camera for Your iPhone" Techland 8:20 AM
  • "Pinboard For Pinterest Is The Best iPad App For The Social Network Site Thus Far, And Its Free" App Advice 6:56 PM
  • "Use Slick Grix For Pixel Art Tricks [Review] Cult of Mac 10:29 AM
  • "iOS Gems for Foodies: Foodspotting, Forkly + Today's Beer" iLounge 5:09 PM
  • "Robo5 for iPhone and iPad: Somewhat unintuitive controls make this puzzler a bit of a puzzle" Macworld 12:00 PM
  • "iPad Appidemic: The Tiny Bang Story HD" AppleTell 8:26 AM
  • "'AaAaAA! (Force = Mass x Acceleration)' Review - No Broken Bones, No Bragging" Touch Arcade 8:27 AM
  • "'Mafia Rush' Review – A Simple but Fun Heist" Touch Arcade 8:27 AM
  • "The Social Radio For Twitter Review: Turning tweets into spoken words in a super simple to use way." 148Apps 10:42 AM
  • "Tap the Frog 2 Review: Tackle frog based mini games by simply tapping the screen!" 148Apps 8:35 AM
  • "Waking Mars Review: Waking Mars is an adventure game from Tiger Style Games that has players trying to discover the secrets of the inner caverns of Mars." 148Apps 4:35 PM
  • "Headspace Review: An ideal app to ensure that everyone gets ten minutes of peace and tranquility through meditation each day." 148Apps 4:34 PM
  • "Dear Aunt TUAW: Help me manage my Dropbox" TUAW 5:09 PM
  • "Working around a dead Home button" iLounge 10:44 AM
  • "Use your iPhone/iPad as portable lightbox" Mac OS X Hints 10:25 AM
  • "How much is your iPad 2 worth on trade in?" CNET News 10:23 AM
  • "Six ways to give an old iPad new life" PCWorld 8:47 AM
  • "iOS Tip: Check The URL Of The Site You Are Browsing To" MacTrast 8:23 AM
  • "Q&A: Syncing to iTunes Without Wires/How do I sync my iPhone to iTunes over a Wi-Fi network?" New York Times [Free Registration Required] 7:59 AM
  • "Why Your Next Hardware Purchase Needs To Be A Tablet" Forbes 8:43 PM
  • "Cassandra -Friday Review -The Weekend Arrives" eXtensions 8:35 PM
  • "A Couple Things I Wish Apple Did Better" M. Willis 6:54 PM
  • "Android and iOS expose your photos to third party apps, promise fixes" Engadget 5:04 PM
  • "Secret Messages Inside Apple Invites: Apple's manic attention to detail isn't reserved only for design, it trickles into its major event invitations. So what secret messages are hidden in the latest invite to the March 7 iPad event?" CIO 5:01 PM
  • "Is Apple Losing Its Grip on App Store Security?"  Mashable 4:59 PM
  • "Steve Jobs Used Patents to Get Bill Gates to Make 1997 Investment In Apple" Forbes 4:43 PM
  • "Ted Landau's User Friendly View: Of OS Wars & App Wars" The Mac Observer 2:19 PM
  • "Retina display Macs, iPads, and HiDPI: Doing the Math"  TUAW 9:41 PM
  • "Here's How the iPad Extinguishes the Kindle Fire In One Week"  The Motley Fool 8:37 PM
  • "Developer shows how Retina Display on next iPad would improve games" AppleInsider 8:37 PM
  • "This Is What One Man's Game Will Look Like On iPad 3" Touch Arcade 8:37 PM
  • "Is the New iPad Going To Be Called iPad HD? (Update 2)" Gizmodo 5:00 PM
  • "'Mini' iPad 3 and a 'cheap' iPad 2 - Don't bet on it" ZDNet 4:59 PM
  • "Why a new Apple TV should share the stage with the iPad 3" GigaOM 4:35 PM
  • "Analysis: Apple's iPad 3 Event May Also Drive Apple TV Future" The Mac Observer 4:33 PM
  • "Apple's iPad 3 to Boost Mac Sales as 'Halo' Widens" TheStreet 4:32 PM
  • "Apple: Money for nothin' and chicks for free" Mac.Blorge 11:58 AM
  • "Rumored Apple Television To Be Big" AppleBitch 2:20 PM
  • "Apple's TV Will Be 'The Biggest Thing In Consumer Electronics Since The Smartphone'—Munster" Business Insider 10:26 AM
  • "The Macalope Daily: A baffling amount of dumb" Macworld [Insider Content] 10:25 AM
  • "Apple's 7-inch iPad: The Rumor That Just Won't Die" Techland 10:28 AM
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  • "What iPad 3 Really Needs: Revised OS/Apple's iPad 3 is expected to have significantly boosted internal specs, but a refresh of the operating system is more critical." InformationWeek 10:22 AM
  • "Will Apple embrace 1080 Video on iPad 3 and Apple TV?" Macworld 8:48 AM
  • "What's Apple Hiding in B82? Judging by the invitations Apple sent out for its next media event, we'll probably know all about the iPad 3 by this time next week. But the event would also be a perfect time to spring in with an update to Apple TV. It's a little soon to hope for a revamp that turns the device into an actual television, but there are some key improvements Apple could still make, possibly relating to the mysterious 'B82' project." MacNewsWorld 8:24 AM
  • "Apple's 'iPad 3' faces stiffer competition than iPad 2" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 8:47 AM
  • "Uh Oh! Apple May Not Be Able To Make Enough iPad 3s" Business Insider 8:07 AM
  • "Choices for Apple in China iPad Fight (Video)" WSJ Blogs 8:00 AM
  • "A low-cost iPad 2 would decimate the tablet market" ZDNet 8:09 AM
  • "Apple preparing for cheaper iPad 2 enterprise push?" ZDNet 7:56 AM
  • "Is Apple prepping an 8GB iPad 2 to launch March 7?" CNET News 8:22 AM
  • "Is a new Apple TV launching along with the iPad 3?" ZDNet 7:53 AM
  • "The Crazy Market For Used Apple Products" PixoBebo 7:41 AM
  • "Report: Android Vulnerable to Photo Snooping, Too" PC Magazine 9:41 PM
  • "Facebook's Storied Revolution" Forbes 8:59 PM
  • "Record Exec Says Google Music Is Losing Users. But Is It Worth Saving?" TechCrunch 8:42 PM
  • "Guess who'd like to 'throttle' AT&T now? AT&T customers are a decidedly unhappy lot after hearing about policy change on throttling data speeds for subscribers with unlimited data plans." CNET News 8:42 PM
  • "Thanks AT&T! You Finally Gave Me A Reason To Switch To Verizon" Business Insider 5:00 PM
  • "CloudFlare: How we got caught in LulzSec-CIA crossfire" ZDNet UK 12:02 PM
  • "The 20 Best Skyrim Mods (So Far)" Techland 11:50 AM
  • "Wired world to be boon, bane for Gen Y" Reuters 11:41 AM
  • "11 open source programming tools on the rise" [Slideshow] InfoWorld 11:13 AM
  • "10 reasons not to give up on BlackBerry" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 11:10 AM
  • "Did Intel just break my glasses?" EE Times 11:00 AM
  • "Are community cloud services the next hot thing?" Network World 11:32 AM
  • "Life with a large cloud: Lessons learned" Computerworld 10:55 AM
  • "The scariest tech trend of 2012?" CNN 10:16 AM
  • "MWC Wrap-Up: The End of Specs?" PC Magazine 11:25 AM
  • "The Big Themes From Mobile World Congress" [Video Report] MarketWatch 9:46 AM
  • "MWC offers few clues to wireless future" MarketWatch 9:45 AM
  • "Google privacy changes allow company to dig deeper into users' lives: Q&A/Google says the changes will make its privacy policy easier to understand. Critics argue that Google is trampling on people's privacy rights in its relentless drive to sell more ads." Associated Press 10:47 AM
  • "Google's Privacy and Dashboard Options: Still a Tangled Web" Techland 11:51 AM
  • "Google's new privacy policy takes effect today. Does it really matter?" Houston Chronicle 11:10 AM
  • "Your Digital Self Is On An Auctioning Block Every Single Day" Forbes 11:06 AM
  • "With effort, privacy is yours to keep" Boston Globe [Free Registration Required] 10:42 AM
  • "Keeping Google From Watching Your Searches" WSJ Blogs 9:38 AM
  • "Why Smart Phones Won't Take Down The PS Vita" Tech.pinions 9:28 AM
  • "Opinion: Should you care about Pinterest? If you're a collector, visual thinker, or retail business, the answer is yes" Macworld 8:33 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Daily iPhone App: Stack King lets you stack people, aliens and more for points" TUAW 9:40 PM
  • "Parrot AR Drone 2.0 quadricopter available for pre-order today [Video] BGR 9:31 PM
  • "Martha Stewart Turns To iPad Editions, Video As Revenues Fall" mocoNews 8:38 PM
  • "Zombies, Run! succesfully goes from Kickstarter to the App Store" The Next Web 6:56 PM
  • "What does Siri look like? See for yourself" CNET News 6:47 PM
  • "New iPhone case helps users pop off bottles caps and help users call a taxi if they've opened too many" New York Daily News 6:43 PM
  • "The Federal Reserve's New App: If you want to spread your message these days, you'd better have your own iPhone/iPad app" CNBC 4:55 PM
  • " Is Building A News Social Network Within Its New iPhone App" TechCrunch 11:59 AM
  • "Seline Ultimate, Ergonomic Musical Instrument for iPad, Released" Amidio 11:58 AM
  • "Sprint Bringing Live TV to Their iOS Subscribers" 148Apps 11:04 AM
  • "Roller Journal For iPhone Poses Some Interesting Questions" App Advice 10:28 AM
  • "Learn Everything There Is to Know About Your Music with iAlbums" 148Apps 10:28 AM
  • "Research and Markets: Apple Inc In Retailing (World)" Business Wire 8:40 AM
  • "'Life-Ruiningly Fun' Comes to iPad, iPhone and iPod touch with the Launch of The Simpsons: Tapped OutBusiness Wire 8:40 AM
  • "More Than 1,000 GameStop Stores Now Selling Refurbished iPod®, iPhone® and iPad® Devices" Business Wire 8:40 AM
  • "'Reflection' Lets You AirPlay Stream Your iOS Device to Your Mac" Touch Arcade 8:35 AM
  • "Mobile Users on Leap Day Asked to Try 'Leaping' to the Web vs. 'Searching' the Web with the Leap2™ App" PRNewswire 7:55 AM
  • "Flipboard Launches Its Social Magazine for iPhone And iPad in France" PRNewswire 7:55 AM
  • "Nitto Tire Releases 'Race Results' App for iOS" PRNewswire 7:55 AM
  • "Apple is King of Mobile Trade-Ins According to reCommerce Site" PRWeb 8:51 AM
  • "Synaptic Stuff Releases Pocket Jamz Piano Notes - Interactive Piano Scores and Sheet Music on the go for iPhone and iPads" PRWeb 7:51 AM
  • "Colortive's Touchlook Expands to Include iPad" PRWeb 7:51 AM
  • "Benchmark Email Releases Free iPhone App for Creating Email Campaigns on the Go" PRWeb 7:51 AM
  • "Sting and Gap Daemon Help Get an Englishman to New York for an Innovative Education Programme Using Apple iPads" PRWeb 7:51 AM
  • "Dr. Seuss Apps by Oceanhouse Media On Sale to Celebrate Dr. Seuss's Birthday: The Lorax omBook discounted to 99 cents; Lorax Garden game available for free" PRWeb 7:50 AM
  • "Byte By Byte releases Run And Jump" prMac 10:41 AM
  • "Streamline your iOS contact list in a few taps with Contacts Duster Pro" prMac 9:05 AM
  • "DirectTree - Multiple Custom Compasses in an App" prMac 8:29 AM
  • "Furries and Boo arrive on Earth with The Drop Out" prMac 8:29 AM
  • "Skullcracker 1.0 released for iOS - Breakout-Based Arcade Action Game" prMac 7:49 AM
  • "Mercury Learning releases second speed learning children's game for iPad" prMac 7:49 AM
  • "Quake Escape releases How to Survive the Mayan Calendar Apocalypse" prMac 7:49 AM
  • "iLightningCam 2.0 - Real-Time Lightning Photography for iPhone" prMac 7:49 AM
  • "Angry Planes - NYC Accountant turns Developer - Launches App" prMac 7:49 AM
  • "Kids Crosswords from Learning Touch Includes Thousands of Puzzles" prMac 7:49 AM
  • "Instamory - play with Instagram photos: now available for iPhone" prMac 7:48 AM
  • "Photography Learning App - PhoozL IQ - Now for iPad" prMac 7:47 AM
  • "Duck Duck Moose Launches Draw and Tell Drawing App for iPad and iPhone" prMac 7:47 AM
  • "You didn't see such a game before! Alan's Escape By XIMAD" prMac 7:47 AM
  • "Tweeticide - Delete All of Your Tweets at Once - iPhone App Released" prMac 7:47 AM
  • "Monster Robot Studios releases SZC: Beyond Dead 1.0 for iOS" prMac 7:47 AM
  • "Keep your Finances under control with Accounts 1.0 for iOS" prMac 7:47 AM
  • "Buddy's Garage - Kelp Mobil revamps Top Trumps card game on the iPhone" prMac 7:46 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Nokia's Bet On Microsoft Could Still Yield Payoff" [Paid Membership Required] 9:44 AM
  • "How Windows 8 Transforms Enterprise Computing" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:55 AM
  • "Windows 8: 8 Things SMBs Should Know/Microsoft released the beta version of its much-revamped operating system for PCs and tablets. Here are some key facts for smaller companies." InformationWeek 10:12 AM
  • "Why Windows 8 could be the next Vista" V3 11:53 AM
  • "A closer look at Skype for Windows Phone (photos, video)" CNET Reviews 10:04 AM
  • "Microsoft Releases Windows Server '8' Beta: Microsoft on Thursday rolled out the next release of its Windows Sever '8' beta." PC Magazine 11:25 AM
  • "Windows Server 8 beta available for download" Seattle Times 11:39 AM
  • "Is Windows Server 8's Hyper-V finally the VMware killer?" ZDNet 11:59 AM
  • "Judge Drops Microsoft From Objectionable Content Case in India" IDG News Service 11:27 AM
  • "Qualcomm, Microsoft Partner on Windows on ARM Developer Program: MWC" eWeek 11:01 AM
  • "Microsoft Azure Outage Explanation Doesn't Soothe" InformationWeek 10:11 AM
  • "Why Hewlett Packard Should Return to its Innovation Trait" Forbes 9:52 AM
  • "Dell Emphasizes Services, Training In Move Toward The Enterprise" CRN 10:57 AM
  • "IBM Launches Server Remanufacturing Center in China" eWeek 11:01 AM
  • "IBM targets SMBs with social media bootcamps" ZDNet 12:00 PM
  • "AMD Challenges Intel with Move Toward the Cloud" The Motley Fool 9:48 AM
  • "AMD jumpstarts their microserver business; pokes Intel in the eye" ZDNet 12:00 PM
  • "Intel To Go After Mass Market Smartphones" Forbes 9:53 AM
  • "Intel Enters Marathon for Handset Processors" WSJ Blogs 12:13 PM
  • "Can Cisco Deliver On Security Strategy? New leadership makes promises, but some pundits remain skeptical." InformationWeek 10:11 AM
  • "Xerox, Cisco team on more printer, MFP security options" ZDNet 11:59 AM
  • "Japanese Giant Builds Computer Memory With Light" Wired 11:56 AM
  • "How Cloud Computing Is Forcing IT Evolution" CIO 11:32 AM
  • "Linus Torvalds snarls at openSUSE desktop Linux's security" ZDNet 11:59 AM
  • "With Raspberry Pi and Cotton Candy, Linux Launches a Revolution" PCWorld 11:27 AM
  • "IT jobs on the rise -- both offshore and in U.S.: Companies are reviving long-postponed IT projects and looking for outsourcing partners -- increasingly in the U.S." InfoWorld 11:13 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple shares hit new all-time intraday, closing highs" MacDailyNews 4:58 PM
  • "Apple - The Most Important Stock in the Universe?" ETFguide 12:00 PM
  • "With Its P/E Ratio Stabilized, Apple Is Looking At $850 Per Share By 2014" Seeking Alpha 8:00 AM
  • "A $650 Price Target On Apple By Year's End" Seeking Alpha 8:00 AM
  • "Nasdaq hits 3,000 milestone – with a lot of help from Apple" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 7:56 AM
  • "Apple Stock to Hit $1,000? Steve Wozniak Believes So" CNBC 7:53 AM
  • "Dear People Who Think Apple Is Going To $1,000 A Share: Here's Why You Might Be Idiots..." Business Insider 8:31 AM
  • "Apple's $500B Market Cap Problem" Minyanville 4:45 PM
  • "The Lead: Apple Worth More Than $500B" Bloomberg 7:53 AM
  • "Apple: Half-trillion dollar valuation, zero debt" Tech.Blorge 7:53 AM
  • "3 Reasons For Apple Investors To Beware Of Bernanke" Seeking Alpha 8:00 AM
  • "Apple Should Pay A Dividend And Split Its Stock" Seeking Alpha 8:47 AM
  • "Apple: Ned Davis Sizes Dividend Possibilities, Implied Returns" Barron's 4:39 PM
  • "Apple: Kass Says Short as It Escapes the Averages" Barron's 10:44 AM
  • "They Just Don't Get Apple!" [Video Report] TheStreet 10:43 AM
Industry News
  • "Asia Markets: Asian shares advance as financials climb/Asian shares rose Friday, with financials joining in global stock gains for the sector, and Japanese exporters benefiting once again from a relatively weak yen." MarketWatch 9:38 PM
  • "Why Nasdaq 3,000 Is 'Bigger Deal' Than Dow 13,000" CNBC 4:38 PM
  • "Tech stocks start March with broad gains" MarketWatch 4:36 PM
  • "U.S. stocks start new month higher: Jobless claims provide support; oil dents late trades" MarketWatch 4:36 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Advance Amid Bank Rally" Bloomberg 10:40 AM
  • "Stocks Pare Gains as Oil Makes Late-Day Jump" FOXBusiness 4:36 PM
  • "Stocks Pare Gains as Oil Makes Late-Day Jump" FOXBusiness 4:36 PM
  • "Positive economic signals send stocks higher" CNNMoney 4:36 PM
  • "Stocks End Off Highs on Saudi Pipeline Rumors" CNBC 4:37 PM
  • "Blue Chips Hold, End Higher: Stocks rose after firm readings from the labor market and retail sales, but gave up gains late in the session after a Report of a pipeline explosion in Saudi Arabia." [Paid Membership Required] 4:37 PM
  • "Investors optimistic on upbeat economic data" CNNMoney 9:30 AM
  • "Asian Stocks Decline as Metal Producers, China Developers Fall" Bloomberg 9:47 AM
  • "European Stocks Higher" [Paid Membership Required] 9:44 AM
  • "European Stocks Advance as Spanish, French Borrowing Costs Fall" Bloomberg 9:47 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Banks lead Europe stocks higher/Cable & Wireless Worldwide surges 15% on bid talk" MarketWatch 12:04 PM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 9:32 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at the close of trading" Associated Press 9:32 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares up at 1 p.m." Associated Press 4:38 PM
  • "3 Tech Stocks With More Upside for 2012" TheStreet 9:55 AM
  • "Two Computing Stocks Firmly Planted in the Clouds" Minyanville 9:52 AM

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