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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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  • "Sir Jonathan Ive: The iMan cometh/Mark Prigg meets Sir Jonathan Ive, the British man behind the design of Apple's iconic products"  London Evening Standard 8:20 AM
  • "Why the New iPad is Revolutionary."  Tech.pinions 8:43 AM
  • "Netflix Deal Reveals Apple's Secret Sauce: iTunes Pay Channel"  Fast Company 3:31 PM
  • "Apple iPad Deliveries Delayed as Demand Soars, Supplies Run Out" FOXBusiness 9:31 AM
  • "Strong Demand Seen for Apple's iPad" TheStreet 8:46 AM
  • "Apple, Motorola Mobility Discussed Patent Settlement, EU Says" Bloomberg 3:21 PM
  • "Apple streamlines ITC case against Samsung, drops one entire patent and 15 claims of two other patents"  Foss Patents 4:28 PM
  • "EU open to settlement with e-book publishers" ["U.S. regulators have warned Apple and the five publishers that it plans to sue them, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters last week. The person also said several of the companies were holding talks to settle the case."] Reuters 8:32 AM
  • "Apple: Samsung violated court order, give us the source code" ZDNet 8:31 AM
  • "Apple: Samsung Only 'Partially' Complied With Source Code Order" PC Magazine 11:24 AM
  • "Apple, Publishers Must Address All Allegations Before E-book Case Can Be Closed, EU Says" IDG News Service 11:27 AM
  • "Apple expanding in Texas with $304 million investment" CNET News 8:56 AM
  • "Texas Offers Apple Incentive to Build New Austin Campus" WirelessWeek 10:27 AM
  • "US Department of Justice approves Nortel patents purchase by Microsoft, Apple-led 'Rockstar Consortium'" The Next Web 3:23 PM
  • "Apple, Microsoft group get DOJ go ahead for patent sale" CNET News 3:32 PM
  • "Apple's RockStar Consortium gets OK for Nortel Patent Buy" The Mac Observer 11:20 AM
  • "So Sirious: iPhone User Sues Apple over Voice-Activated Assistant"  WSJ Blogs 3:19 PM
  • "Siri, Find Me a Class Action Attorney in New York" AllThingsD 4:25 PM
  • "Class action lawsuit claims Siri doesn't work as advertised" AppleInsider 7:23 PM
  • "Apple preparing for first external betas of OS X 10.7.4" AppleInsider 6:03 PM
  • "Kim Dotcom: Many Megaupload Users at the US Government" TorrentFreak 4:19 PM
  • "About the security content of Safari 5.1.4" Apple Support 4:28 PM
  • "Apple Releases Safari 5.1.4 with JavaScript Enhancements and Bug Fixes" MacRumors 12:25 PM
  • "Apple Releases Safari 5.1.4" MacStories 12:28 PM
  • "Apple releases an optimized Safari 5.1.4" 9 to 5 Mac 12:24 PM
  • "Apple Updates Safari to Version 5.1.4" eXtensions 12:41 PM
  • "Apple releases Safari 5.1.4 -- get it Now!" BetaNews 3:27 PM
  • "Apple releases Safari 5.1.4" Macworld 7:08 PM
  • "iTunes 10.6 adds option to sync 192kbps, 256kbps quality audio to devices" AppleInsider 8:46 AM
  • "iTunes 10.6 Introduces Additional Bitrates for Device Syncing" Mac|Life 10:01 AM
  • "Apple Finally Puts Out of Its Misery" TidBITS 12:22 PM
  • "Apple hands its P45" ZDNet UK 1:27 PM
  • "'After updating to Mac OS X 10.7.3 I noticed some problems with my rotated DisplayLink-attached Dell monitors; they seemed to work but would crash/lock all displays attached if I attempted to change basic (resolution, background) settings [?]': DisplayLink has just posted an alpha driver that both fixes the 10.7.3 bug and has experimental support for Mountain Lion" MacInTouch 11:36 AM
  • "I have an in-home recording studio and frequently use iTunes to rip a session to MP3 format for emailing to a client. For this purpose, file size is more important than audio quality. I used to drag the AIF file into iTunes, select the file and then 'Convert to MP3'. I used to be able to select the ripping format and resolution. Since updating iTunes, that functionality appears to have gone among the missing. The only option I can find is the default MP4A. Has this functionality been removed or am I missing something." MacInTouch 11:37 AM
  • "Final Cut Pro X 10.0.3 review: Apple listens to customers and adds long-awaited features to its Video editor" Macworld UK 9:01 AM
  • "Make Spotlight Work Again [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 8:39 AM
  • "Replace Spotlight With Something Faster [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 8:39 AM
  • "How A Free Mac Abbreviation App Can Save Your Day" McSolo 7:50 AM
  • "Improve Your Mac Life With A Handy Dock Viewing Tool" Mac 360 7:49 AM
  • "How Your Mac Can Clean Dirty Text" NoodleMac 7:51 AM
  • "Got Too Many To Do Items? Fight Fire With Firetask" Mac 360 8:10 AM
  • "The 35 Best Mac Apps: Whether you're a Mac newcomer or seasoned veteran, these 35 apps will make your OS X experience more fun and productive." [Slideshow] PC Magazine 2:51 PM
  • "Why I'm finally switching to the Mac: A big reason to stick with Windows becomes a big reason for leaving it behind"  InfoWorld 10:57 AM
  • "IT POV: Apple's OS X Lion is a resource and security nightmare" CIO 8:39 AM
  • "What's Missing From The Mac App Store (and why you really want it)?" BohemianBoomer 7:50 AM
Press Releases
  • "Vectorworks Landmark Tutorial Manual 3rd Edition now out" Architosh 12:44 PM
  • "Zevrix Output Factory for InDesign at 50% off on MacUpdate: March 12" prMac 8:18 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "New Texas Store To Share Debut With New iPad" ifoAppleStore 9:00 PM
  • "Microsoft Moving In, Apple Will Move Away" ifoAppleStore 7:47 PM
  • "Hollywood Rises to Apple's iCloud Efforts" [Video Report] MarketWatch 10:28 AM
  • "Hollywood Studios Warm to Apple's iCloud Effort" [Paid Membership Required] 9:31 AM
  • "Apple's upcoming streaming TV service again tipped by CBS CEO"  BGR 8:34 AM
  • "CBS CEO Leslie Moonves again says he denied Steve Jobs access to TV programming for fear of disrupting revenue streams" 9 to 5 Mac 8:42 AM
  • "Steve Jobs Went to CBS for Apple Subscription TV Content, Was Turned Down" DailyTech 9:24 AM
  • "CBS Head Claims Steve Jobs Pitched TV Subscriptions" The Mac Observer 5:55 PM
  • "Apple's iCloud movies missing Universal and Fox flicks, HBO 'relaxing' terms to rectify" The Verge 3:25 PM
  • "HBO agrees to allow Universal, Fox movies on Apple's iCloud" AppleInsider 10:29 AM
  • "Apple Workers: Plant Inspected Hours Before Blast"  NPR 8:28 AM
  • "Injured Shanghai workers say Apple visited factory hours before explosion" CNET News 8:56 AM
  • "NPR Reports on aftermath of Pegatron explosions" 9 to 5 Mac 6:01 PM
  • "Apple's Jony Ive talks design, slams competition" Computerworld 8:19 AM
  • "Apple's Newly Knighted Jonathan Ive Talks Design" PC Magazine 4:25 PM
  • "Apple's Ive talks design, what competitors do wrong" CNET News 1:49 PM
  • "Apple's Jony Ive: Our competitors want to be different and appear new, but they are the wrong goals" The Next Web 8:59 AM
  • "School system allocates $10 million to put iPads in classrooms" ZDNet 1:27 PM
  • "iPhone Still in Fifth Place in China" AllThingsD 12:26 PM
  • "Doctors Believe Using Health Apps Will Cut Down on Visits [Infographic] Mashable 2:49 PM
  • "Apple's New iPad Doesn't Work With LTE Networks In Germany" Dow Jones 9:28 AM
  • "Latest iPad may boost Apple's app, music revenue" ZDNet 8:32 AM
  • "Apple's solar, fuel cell green energy projects under way in NC" Mac.Blorge 10:00 AM
  • "Incoming Goshen College First-year Students To Get iPads As Part Of Mobile Technology Initiative And New General Education Curriculum" MacPrices 8:46 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone fails to close gap against Samsung in China" CNET News 8:31 AM
  • "More Apple HQ eye candy"  Fortune 9:15 AM
  • "Whatever happened to Steve Jobs' teardown mansion?" Fortune 8:13 AM
  • "iPhone tethering app uses HTML5 to defeat Apple's censors" The Register 12:44 PM
  • "OMG: 5-Week-Old App Draw Something Hits 20 Million Downloads And Generates 6-Figures Per Day" Business Insider 8:39 AM
  • "Apple W.A.L.T Prototype Sold on eBay for $8,000" MacTrast 1:43 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G lighting up T-Mobile March 21" CNET Reviews 2:06 PM
  • "Cambridge student wins 'Hack Idol'" The Register 12:43 PM
  • "Asus: We are NOT killing off Transformer Prime" The Register 12:41 PM
  • "3D printer knocks out tiny objects - fast" TG Daily 12:36 PM
  • "The pin is in: Photo site Pinterest is female phenomenon" Salt Lake Tribune 11:47 AM
  • "GSA appoints CEO of Globalfoundries to its board" EE Times 11:43 AM
  • "Controversial Firm Carrier IQ Hopes to Allay Users' Privacy Concerns" Computerworld 11:30 AM
  • "Marvel Hopes to Give Comic Books a Boost With Augmented Reality Content" IDG News Service 11:29 AM
  • "SoftMaker promises beta of delayed Android office suite" V3 12:54 PM
  • "Google's head of Android software steps down" TG Daily 12:38 PM
  • "Google's Trap for Chrome Exploit Writers Leads to Crashes for Users" IDG News Service 11:29 AM
  • "Google programming languages failing to gain traction: Tiobe Programming Community Index reveals lack of usage of Go and Dart, while programming languages from Oracle, Microsoft, and Apple rank prominently" InfoWorld 10:58 AM
  • "New iPad poses threat to Xbox, PlayStation game consoles" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 10:54 AM
  • "A tablet for reading in the tub: How is Pantech's new device different from Apple's iPad? To find out, just add water." Fortune 10:52 AM
  • "With heart and money, Silicon Valley aids undocumented students: Talented students 'banished' through no fault of their own, are getting help, says Palm founder" Computerworld 10:37 AM
  • "Pwn2Own, Pwnium pay researchers $210K for browser bugs: Last day of hacking events shake loose bugs in Firefox, Chrome" Computerworld 10:37 AM
  • "IAC Chairman Diller Sees Aereo TV Service in Up to 100 Cities Within Year" Bloomberg 10:28 AM
  • "Electronics suppliers revel in Raspberry Pi demand" Reuters 10:10 AM
  • "Start-ups try to cut through the clutter at SXSW tech show" Reuters 10:10 AM
  • "AT&T Expanding 4G LTE Network to 12 New Cities" PC Magazine 11:22 AM
  • "Nokia Reportedly Plans 10-Inch Windows 8-Based Tablet" Forbes 9:54 AM
  • "When It Comes To Shopping, Mobile Web Trumps Apps – Led By Amazon, Says Nielsen" TechCrunch 9:13 AM
  • "Dialed In #214: The iPad '3' shines a light on the iPhone '5'" CNET 3:25 PM
  • "Glenn Fleishman Takes Control of BBEdit" MacVoices 3:19 PM
  • "The New New: Apple Gadgets, Repurposed Smartphones, and the Best Cable Ever" Lifehacker 2:51 PM
  • "iPad Shipping Time Now 2 to 3 Weeks" Mashable 8:30 AM
  • "Apple runs out of new iPads for Friday delivery" Computerworld 8:40 AM
  • "Apple Runs Out of New iPads for Friday Launch" eWeek 10:47 AM
  • "Apple Says New iPad Is Sell Out" AppleBitch 8:21 AM
  • "The New iPad Ship Dates Slip To 2-3 Weeks – First Orders Have Already Shipped" Apple'n'Apps 12:28 PM
  • "Apple sells out of iPad for release date; want it soon? Get in line" Los Angeles Times 11:23 AM
  • "Apple resellers left to pick bones of dwindling iPad stocks: Apple has run out of iPads stocks worldwide, before the third-generation slab of fondling loveliness has even hit store shelves." The Register 8:48 AM
  • "Apple delays delivery of new iPad to market" Bangkok Post 8:13 AM
  • "News Express: Apple Could Sell 1 Million IPads" [Video Report] Bloomberg 3:22 PM
  • "Munster: Apple Will Sell More Than 1 Million iPads Friday" Business Insider 10:57 AM
  • "Apple's new iPad may feature Super High Aperture display tech with twice as many LEDs" The Verge 8:29 AM
  • "Apple iPad 3 'retina display' uses Sharp super-high aperture tech" Register Hardware 8:47 AM
  • "iPad With 4G LTE Technology Makes It a Truly Global Tablet" eWeek 10:46 AM
  • "Apple likely to adopt slim bezel displays for 7.85-inch iPads, say sources" DigiTimes 8:25 AM
  • "Apple's 7.85-inch iPad to incorporate slim bezel display" Edible Apple 3:20 PM
  • "Apple fixes 81 security flaws with iOS 5.1 update" Computing 10:29 AM
  • "New iPad May Drive 25M Increase in Global LTE Shipments" The Mac Observer 8:21 AM
  • "Intel: Optical cables for Thunderbolt coming this year" IDG News Service 2:03 PM
  • "About the security content of Safari 5.1.4" Apple Support 7:02 PM
  • "Cure for an incomplete iOS update" Macworld 2:03 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Cinemagram For iPhone Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:21 AM
  • "Chicken Out! For iPhone Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:21 AM
  • "Lami For iPhone Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:21 AM
  • "iPad (2012) Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:36 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:36 AM
  • "iPod touch Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:36 AM
  • "55% off Case-Mate Barely There Brushed Aluminum Case for iPhone 4S and iPhone only $17.95 [Daily deal] iMore 10:01 AM
  • "Apple AirPort Extreme Base Station Price Tracker -Prices From $82 -Best Prices, Deals, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 12:22 PM
  • "iPad Accessories Buyer's Guide -Best Selling Apple iPad Accessories -From $4 To $200" MacReviewZone 12:21 PM
  • "iPod Speakers -The Best iPod Speakers -Prices, Deals, Reviews And Information $37 To $350" MacReviewZone 12:21 PM

  • "How the new iPad stacks up to competitors" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 1:27 PM
  • "A Swiveling Dock for Shooting Hands-Free Smartphone Videos" AllThingsD 8:42 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "iOS 5.1 Brings Smattering of Features and 4G Confusion" TidBITS 8:11 AM
  • "MacMost Now 682: iPhoto for iOS" MacMost 10:39 AM
  • "iPhoto Review: iPhoto, Apple's photo editor, completes the iLife suite for the iPad." 148Apps 9:01 AM
  • "The Magic Behind iPhoto For iPad's Beaming" Cult of Mac 8:39 AM
  • "Real-time face recognition comes to your iPhone camera: Tagging friends after you snap a photo of them and posting it to Facebook is so last week. A new smartphone application allows you to point an iPhone camera at a friend and tag that person before you even hit the shutter button." CNNMoney 1:48 PM
  • "Will Pic Scatter Produce A Work Of Art?" App Advice 4:19 PM
  • "Turn Your iPhone into a Heads Up Display (HUD) for your Car" Best App Site 7:46 AM
  • "Reflection Lets You AirPlay from your iPhone 4s or iPad 2 to your Mac" MacNews Blog 7:45 AM
  • "Disney Vacation App Roundup: Walt Disney World Pro" The Mac Observer 3:20 PM
  • "iPhone Appidemic: Treasures of Montezuma 3" AppleTell 9:01 AM
  • "Robber Rabbits Review: Robber Rabbits is similar to many other physics-based puzzle games out there. There are a few unique features, so fans of the category should check it out." 148Apps 12:28 PM
  • "Zombie Purge Review" 148Apps 9:15 AM
  • "Preparing your old iPad for sale in five easy steps (Update)" TUAW 7:08 PM
  • "iPad Launch Day Survival Guide: Apple has stopped taking advance orders for the next iPad, but you may still be able to buy the new tablet when it launches this week" PCWorld 3:28 PM
  • "How To Tether Your iPhone Without AT&T's Help" TeraTalks 7:51 AM
  • "Users say Siri struggles in Japanese debut" AppleInsider 9:10 PM
  • "Jony Ive on Apple Design: 5 Telling Insights From the Evening Standard Q&A" Wired 9:07 PM
  • "Epic Games thinks Apple could take on game consoles with iPad, Apple TV & controller"  AppleInsider 7:23 PM
  • "Will Apple's iPad Trademark Become China's?" Kotaku 4:12 PM
  • "Lawsuit: Apple's Siri Advertising 'Misleading & Deceptive" The Mac Observer 3:37 PM
  • "News: Class Action Suit Filed Regarding Siri Performance" SchwarzTech 3:32 PM
  • "Apple sued over 'misleading and deceptive' Siri ads" BGR 3:32 PM
  • "Will Apple ever Launch a Video Streaming service?" PadGadget 3:27 PM
  • "New iPad may bring back 'Pan and Scan' for HD content" ZDNet 2:50 PM
  • "Is this why Apple keeps saying 'post-PC'?" GigaOM 2:50 PM
  • "Apple's new iPad could stress out networks, data centers" MarketWatch 1:52 PM
  • "The Post-Steve Jobs Decline of Apple's Genius Design Theory" The Atlantic Wire 1:42 PM
  • "New iPad battery life: Only 10 hours on Wi-Fi?" ZDNet 1:27 PM
  • "iMovie For iOS – (Was, 70MB. Now, 404MB) ... 16GB Too Small?" RazorianFly 12:26 PM
  • "The 'next iPad': Is Apple running out of ideas?" ZDNet 11:17 AM
  • "The return of the fat app: Mobile devices are turning the app dev ship around, and everything old is new again" InfoWorld 10:57 AM
  • "Apple & the book cabal: Is there a settlement in sight?" Fortune 10:55 AM
  • "Steve Jobs' Ghost: Hi-Res iPad Will Undermine the Magazine Model" Forbes 10:44 AM
  • "Apple Ate HP's And Dell's Lunch - Is Dinner Next?" Seeking Alpha 10:28 AM
  • "The Macalope Daily: You gotta have faith" Macworld [Insider Content] 9:13 AM
  • "Why the TV Industry Can't Ignore Apple"  Techland 8:59 AM
  • "If the Dow had chosen Apple instead of Cisco" Network World 8:56 AM
  • "They Just Don't Get Apple!" TheStreet 8:46 AM
  • "EU regulators willing to settle in Apple e-book 'cartel' case" ZDNet 8:44 AM
  • "The First Pathetic iPad Line Goons Appear" Gizmodo 8:40 AM
  • "Apple Forgets Steve Jobs and Announces a Non-Magical iPad" TechNewsWorld 8:28 AM
  • "Apple Releases A New iPad: What's Next?" Seeking Alpha 8:23 AM
  • "Why Apple's Siri Needs an API" Forbes 8:22 AM
  • "Foundry Model Busted: Will Apple Fab?" Mannerisms 8:14 AM
  • "iPad omission: My theory on Siri" ZDNet 7:49 AM
  • "Apple, Cults, The Mothership, And Toys To Love" PixoBebo 7:50 AM
  • "What is disruption and how can it be harnessed?[1] asymco 6:02 PM
  • "Smartphone Battery Dead Again? Geoloqi Locates a Possible Solution" Wired 1:02 PM
  • "Are We Human, or Are We Cyborgs?" PC Magazine 11:22 AM
  • "Personal Clouds To Be Center of Your Digital Life, Usurping PCs, as iPad Demand Soars" Forbes 2:00 PM
  • "5 signs that you've lost control over your cloud apps" Network World 10:58 AM
  • "4 things every storage admin should know" InfoWorld 10:57 AM
  • "New iPad may push up global sales of LTE smartphones to 45-50 million units in 2012, say Taiwan makers" DigiTimes 10:44 AM
  • "Sony's New Tablet P Has Users Seeing Double" USA Today 10:32 AM
  • "How To Dry Out A Wet Phone" BYTE 10:17 AM
  • "A Hacker Charms and Disappoints" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:09 AM
  • "Video Game Sale: The Slump Persists" Zacks 9:55 AM
  • "Despite Backlash, Google's 'Search Plus Your World' Hasn't Impacted Google's Market Share" TechCrunch 12:14 PM
  • "Google inches up, Yahoo inches down" CNET News 10:06 AM
  • "If you're a worker, you're being Googled" MarketWatch 9:42 AM
  • "A Swiveling Dock for Shooting Hands-Free Smartphone Videos" AllThingsD 9:41 AM
  • "BlackBerry Use Inside the Beltway Notches Down" AllThingsD 9:41 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Sleipnir Mobile for iPhone / iPad 1.8.2 web browser released" Fenrir Inc. 7:38 PM
  • "Google+ mobile web interface gets a facelift to mimic native apps" The Verge 4:29 PM
  • "Best iPad 3 cases and covers" CNET News 4:13 PM
  • "New NCAA March Madness app now live on Android and iOS" VentureBeat 4:13 PM
  • "i4Siri app brings Siri to all iOS 5 devices... if they're jailbroken" Stuff Magazine 3:28 PM
  • "iSmart Protection Plan for iPad" PadGadget 2:50 PM
  • "Coca-Cola's New App Will Let You Literally Buy The World A Coke" Cult of Mac 2:50 PM
  • "You're the Pundit: Why go AT&T iPad?" TUAW 1:43 PM
  • "The MiFi just shrunk to the size of a thumb and got a microSD card NAS" 9 to 5 Mac 12:26 PM
  • "Khan Academy releases iPad app" TUAW 10:44 AM
  • "SXSW: New iPad Game Pits Owner Against Cat" ABCNews 10:26 AM
  • "Mitel App Allows Meetings On The Fly: MAS 4.0 lets people join meetings without downloading software first." InformationWeek 10:17 AM
  • "Peel pivots, updates free iPhone app with interactive TV show polling" CNET News 10:16 AM
  • "Aiseesoft Newly Updates the iPad Transfer to Support the New iOS 5" PRNewswire 9:11 AM
  • "ADP Adds More Features to Popular Human Resources Mobile App" PRNewswire 9:11 AM
  • "Groundbreaking Protection Plan for 'The new iPad' Introduced on the Eve of its Release!" PRNewswire 9:11 AM
  • " Launches Beautecam App in U.S." PRNewswire 9:11 AM
  • "New Swipe Game, Pablo's Planet HD, Released by ChumpChop for iPhone and iPad" PRWeb 9:08 AM
  • "Morotobi's Adventure: Updated Storybook for iOS Receives Overwhelming Praise" PRWeb 9:08 AM
  • "Italian designers reinvented the iPad stand: the ARM" PRWeb 9:08 AM
  • "Toon Goggles Free Online Kids Channel Goes Mobile With Release of iOS APP" PRWeb 9:08 AM
  • "Icon Parking Systems Announces Launch of Free iPhone App" PRWeb 9:08 AM
  • "Dassault Systèmes Helps GID Launch BodyDock Cellphone Armor for iPhone 4S" Business Wire 9:07 AM
  • "Jailbreak Only: Ultrasn0w Fixer - Unlock Solution For iOS 5.1" App Advice 8:39 AM
  • "Carnegie Mellon researchers unveil iOS and Android security app" Help Net Security 8:22 AM
  • "Retro VHS Video Tape Case for iPhone 4 / 4S" USBfever 8:20 AM
  • "ATM-Look Case for iPhone 4 / iPhone 4s" USBfever 8:20 AM
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of March 12: Christopher Breen, Adam Engst, Dave Hamilton, Joe Kissell, Jeff Gamet, Steve Stanger and Chuck Joiner Times Two" The MUG Center 8:18 AM
  • "My Leads Manager is the 1st iOS organizer made for sales professionals" prMac 9:15 AM
  • "March Madness begins with PocketBracket for iPhone" prMac 9:15 AM
  • "Kinito Ninja lets mobile arcade gamers release their inner ninja on iOS" prMac 8:18 AM
  • "Shot MeMo: Memo, Memory Preserving App Free for a Limited Time" prMac 8:18 AM
  • "Teenage iOS Game Development" prMac 8:18 AM
  • "InFrame Foto: Functionality and Fun Punctuation Photo App Launch" prMac 8:18 AM
  • "Hunka Technologies unveils New iPhone Game - Big Air Style" prMac 8:18 AM
  • "Touchlook HD Gives Design Professionals a Sale" prMac 8:18 AM
  • "OnePass LT - New password manager for iOS with iCloud support" prMac 8:18 AM
  • "Learn More About Yourself Than Ever Thought Possible with New iPad App" prMac 8:18 AM
  • "Piranhas, Worms and Butterflies Dance to the Rhythm of Swan Lake + more" prMac 8:18 AM
  • "How to make your kids smart with iPhone games" prMac 8:18 AM
  • "Pepi Bath 1.0 for iOS-Interactive Game for Kids Teaches Personal Hygiene" prMac 8:18 AM
  • "Marware Now Shipping new ENCORE cases for the new iPad" prMac 8:18 AM
  • "Dubstep Arena - Over 1,000 greatest Dubstep Tracks in your Device" prMac 8:18 AM
Computer Industry
  • "IBM chief Ginni Rometty bullish on future growth in first shareholder letter" V3 12:55 PM
  • "IBM 'Well on Track' to Hit 2015 Targets: CEO" Bloomberg 10:28 AM
  • "IBM's Rometty: That Extra $20 Billion? We're So There, Almost." AllThingsD 1:57 PM
  • "IBM's Palmisano Paid $31.8 Million for His Last Year as CEO" Bloomberg 4:19 PM
  • "Lenovo recalls 'fire hazard' ThinkCentre PCs" ZDNet UK 1:16 PM
  • "Azure Outage Caused By False Failure Alarms: Microsoft" InformationWeek 10:16 AM
  • "15 things to know about 'Office 15'': The next version of Microsoft Office is expected later this year. Here are tidbits we know about the overall suite" Network World 10:58 AM
  • "Microsoft's Dispute with OnLive Could Push Users to Office Apps" Forbes 1:59 PM
  • "Windows 8: Thrown into a multi-tasking mosh pit/Ribbon rescue rope too slippery to climb" The Register 12:41 PM
  • "Here's what's wrong with Windows 8" ZDNet 1:21 PM
  • "No Windows Phone 8 OS Upgrade For You? Microsoft exec hedges on question of whether Windows Phone 8 upgrade will be available for WP7 owners." InformationWeek 2:09 PM
  • "Mozilla to drop Windows 8 Firefox bomb on IE 10: One browser to straddle Metro and classic UIs" The Register 12:43 PM
  • "Mozilla Begins Windows 8 Firefox Development" PCWorld 11:26 AM
  • "Microsoft cloud strategy coming into focus" MarketWatch 1:51 PM
  • "Intermedia Offers Microsoft Office 365 Suite" eWeek 10:46 AM
  • "Microsoft tech translates speech while preserving your voice" Electronista 6:45 PM
  • "HP Cloud and Microsoft Windows Azure: On A Collision Course?" Talkin' Cloud 9:13 PM
  • "Dell working on cloudy analytics apps" The Register 12:43 PM
  • "A New Taker for Dell's OEM Solutions" Zacks 9:49 AM
  • "Dell's 2012 XPS 15 refresh details leak" Electronista 7:48 PM
  • "Oracle Can Handle the Pressure: Shares of the enterprise-software giant should be able to overcome the competitive concerns cited in an analyst downgrade." Barron's 2:02 PM
  • "Oracle rating cut, Jefferies cites challenges: Analyst cites threat from SAP and software-as-a-service trend" MarketWatch 9:56 AM
  • "Oracle: SAP Draws Blood; Jefferies Downgrades To Hold" Forbes 9:57 AM
  • "Oracle: Worries about engineered systems, databases mount" ZDNet 1:23 PM
  • "Intel Developing Web-Based TV Service" [Paid Membership Required] 3:27 PM
  • "Is Intel developing an online TV service?" CNET News 8:17 PM
  • "Intel: ThinkEquity Sees Potential, Avian Sees Risk" Barron's 1:52 PM
  • "Intel plans branded IPTV service, could launch by end of 2012" Engadget 7:47 PM
  • "Intel preps streaming TV service, own media hub" Electronista 7:47 PM
  • "Intel Said to Seek Programming Rights to Start Online Television Service" Bloomberg 9:10 PM
  • "Intel in talks for internet TV service" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 9:16 PM
  • "Cisco Sales Chief: Everything's Good Now" [Video Report] TheStreet 1:54 PM
  • "US rebuffs ICANN bid to manage key internet functions" ZDNet Australia 1:18 PM
  • "US Government Extends ICANN's Mandate to Manage IANA for Six Months" IDG News Service 11:29 AM
  • "UK and US lagging on IPv6 adoption as Norway leads the way" V3 12:54 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "AAPL closes at 552, over $100B above Exxon's market cap" 9 to 5 Mac 6:46 PM
  • "Apple above $550"  Forbes 1:50 PM
  • "Apple now worth seventeen times Dell's market value" MacDailyNews 10:30 AM
  • "Apple 2012 Q2 Results - 4 Reasons To Be Optimistic" Seeking Alpha 8:23 AM
  • "Legg Mason's Peters bets on Apple, MetLife to spark resurgence" Reuters 3:25 PM
  • "Apple: Barclays Offers Dividend Policy Suggestions" Barron's 1:58 PM
  • "Bullish On Apple: The Why And Where Of Selling Puts" Seeking Alpha 2:50 PM
  • "Apple And Starbucks: The Story Stocks Of The Coming Week" Seeking Alpha 9:31 AM
  • "Market Fails To Price Pandora As An Apple Story" Seeking Alpha 4:28 PM
Industry News
  • "Apple, Nasdaq 3,000 and the Future of Tech Stocks" MarketWatch 4:29 PM
  • "Tech stocks weighed down by chip selloff: Apple gains on report of early iPad sellout; Oracle hit by downgrade" MarketWatch 4:13 PM
  • "U.S. blue-chip stocks extend win streak to four" MarketWatch 4:13 PM
  • "Most U.S. Stocks Fall in Thinnest Trading Day of 2012 on China Slowdown" Bloomberg 4:14 PM
  • "Commodities Drop on Chinese Trade Deficit; U.S. Stocks Are Little Changed" Bloomberg 1:43 PM
  • "Stocks Finish Mixed as Global Issues Weighed" TheStreet 4:14 PM
  • "Stocks Flat At Monday's Open But Still Looking Strong" Forbes 9:54 AM
  • "Stocks on hold ahead of Fed" CNNMoney 4:14 PM
  • "Dow Posts Fourth Straight Gain: Dow industrials and the S&P 500 rose for the fourth consecutive session in relatively listless trading, even as trade data from China raised concern about growth in the world's second-largest economy." [Paid Membership Required] 4:14 PM
  • "Stocks: Choppy trading ahead" CNNMoney 9:30 AM
  • "China Data Spook Asia Markets" [Paid Membership Required] 1:44 PM
  • "China growth worries weigh on Canadian stocks" MarketWatch 1:51 PM
  • "Asian Stocks Fall as China Slowdown Weighs on Economic Optimism" Bloomberg 9:46 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Most Asian markets fall after China trade data" MarketWatch 9:37 AM
  • "European Stocks Fall on China Exports Report; Monte Paschi Drops" Bloomberg 9:46 AM
  • "Europe Markets: European stocks fall on China trade data, Greece/China posts largest monthly trade deficit in at least 12 years" MarketWatch 1:45 PM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 1:54 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 1:55 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies" Yahoo! News 9:31 PM
  • "Semi Stocks Due for a Breather?" [Video Report] CNBC 1:53 PM
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