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MacSurfer's Archive: Wednesday, March 14, 2012
 

 

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Thursday Highlights: Apple is trimming 200 jobs at Beats following acquisition; subliminal message to Pandora, in the restructure, could be "marketshare is good, but profits are better", more on the subject in our Apple/Macintosh section; does word that "tablet sales are 'crashing'" — at least according to Best Buy's CEO — portend doom for the iPad?; here's a thought about no sapphire for iPhone 6, might Apple be saving it for the iPhone 6S?; Lisa Jackson, Apple SVP of Environmental Initiatives, acknowledges company must do more to encourage use of renewable energy in their suppliers, partners; continuing their reviews of Adobe flagship products, Macworld today covers InDesign CC 2014; Shazam is out for Mac, here's a first look at the music recognition app; Tuts+ has a walkthrough to prepare your Mac for Yosemite; tired of Safari notifications when you visit web sites? Kirk McElhearn shows how to turn off the feature; Dan Rayburn reports that Apple's own Content Delivery Network is now live at a cost of $100 million, though relationships with Akamai, Level 3 are still ongoing; Market Realist on why Apple chose to partner with IBM; feature at Wired explores USB security, and why it "is fundamentally broken"; MacRumors reporting Tuesday, 14 October as iPhone 6 launch day, "part of 'incredibly busy' month"; here are 5 tips to better the battery life of your MacBook; IDC stats on computer sales estimates being called out; Samsung now struggling, and Christian Zibreg says it proves "Apple knows exactly what it's doing with its iPhone business"; HotHardware reviews Nvidia's new Shield tablet for gaming.

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple's Forgotten Business: iTunes" ["In Apple's fiscal 2011, iTunes represented 6% of its net sales, coming in at $6.3 billion. ... iTunes is not a sexy product like iPhone or iPad, but it represents the lifeblood of those devices."]  TheStreet 8:07 AM
  • "Apple almost bigger than all retailers combined" MoneyWatch 8:10 AM
  • "The iPad's Image Game: The new iPad's Retina display is one of the tablet's more talked-about attributes. Combined with its powerful graphics processor, the iPad could offer an even more powerful gaming experience. Will developers get on board? 'Developers are also concerned about development costs going up, and things like Retina display have a huge impact on cost,' said M2Research's Wanda Meloni."  MacNewsWorld 8:44 AM
  • "How Apple Inc. Became the Vampire Squid of Tech" ["Business partnerships with Apple Inc. produce abundant profits - but usually only for Apple. Using its clout as a vendor of highly desirable consumer technology, Apple secures extremely favorable deals with suppliers, providers of goods and services, and retailers. Such deals are a major reason behind Apple's extraordinary profits."]  Money Morning 8:06 AM
  • "Congress Presses Apple Chief on App Privacy" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:08 PM
  • "Siri creates legal woe for Apple" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 8:11 AM
  • "FTC subpoenas Apple in Google antitrust case" The Register 8:00 AM
  • "Apple Said to Be Subpoenaed by U.S. About Google Mobile" Bloomberg 4:27 PM
  • "Dutch court: iPhone 4S doesn't infringe Samsung 3G patents" Webwereld 3:54 PM
  • "Samsung losses bid to ban iPhone, iPad sales in Netherlands" Reuters 9:33 PM
  • "Samsung: Dutch Court Says It Can't Pursue Injunctions Vs Apple For Standard-Essential Patents" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 11:27 PM
  • "Apple slams hard-up Proview for conning the courts: Apple has decided to up the ante on trademark dispute foe and failed Asian monitor vendor Proview, accusing the firm of misleading the courts and of trying to milk the iPad maker for more money in order to pay off its creditors." The Register 8:00 AM
  • "iPad to dominate sales of NAND flash in tablets through 2015, IHS says" DigiTimes 8:16 AM
  • "Corporations pick iPad 10-to-1 over nearest rival: 84% of IT buyers who plan tablet purchases in 2Q will tap Apple" Computerworld 11:17 AM
  • "Austin's Other Event: A Class Action, Mobile App Privacy Lawsuit Filed Against Facebook, Twitter, Apple, 15 Others" TechCrunch 8:20 AM
OS X
News
  • "Apple Adds RAW Support for 8 Cameras to Aperture, iPhoto" The Mac Observer 9:36 PM
  • "Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 3.10" Apple Support 9:37 PM
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "Tweaking Lion's firewall" Macworld 3:55 PM
  • "Just found the same issue, updated to 10.6 yesterday, and found today that setting Video to fullscreen will cause iTunes to immediately crash." MacInTouch 4:24 PM
  • "'I have noticed disappearing conversion options in Preferences in 10.5.3. I do not know why, and poking about has revealed no work-around to this. Specifically, I no longer have the ability to modify AAC import settings; they are, in effect, frozen at the settings I typically use, so it's not a personal issue, but the loss of choice is...disturbing.' You can still set AAC options in iTunes 10.6 (40). iTunes > Preferences > General > Import Settings >Import Using. If you have the options set to something other than Custom, choosing Custom opens the settings window. If you have the options set to Custom (as I think you do), click Custom to select it, then click Custom again to open the settings window." MacInTouch 4:25 PM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2011 for Mac review: Protect your Mac from malware, with a tool that detects and decimates threats" Macworld UK 8:41 AM
  • "CameraBag 2 Image Editor And Special Effects App – 'Book Mystique Review" MacPrices 7:50 AM
  • "Getting The Most Out Of Your Mac's Battery – Part II [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 8:21 AM
  • "Getting The Most Out Of Your Mac's Battery – Part I [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 8:21 AM
  • "Speed Up Or Slow Down Your Mouse or Trackpad [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 8:50 AM
  • "Set iTunes to Download 1080p Video Content as Default" OS X Daily 10:20 AM
  • "10.7: Fix crash when running shell scripts from script menu" Mac OS X Hints 10:20 AM
  • "BatterySqueezer Extracts Extra Life from Your MacBook's Battery" Lifehacker 3:50 PM
  • "Desktop Publishing Is Alive And Well And Cheap On The Mac" Mac 360 7:51 AM
  • "Forget Folders! What Your Mac Really Needs Is Shelves For Files, Folders, Apps" BohemianBoomer 7:51 AM
  • "Use An AlienConverter Or An AlienDestroyer To Convert Documents Or Destroy Files On Your Mac" Mac 360 7:51 AM
  • "The Easy, Modern, Drag and Drop Way To Upload Files From Mac To Online" NoodleMac 7:51 AM
  • "Another Crazy, Fun, And Dirt Cheap Way To Lock And Unlock Your Mac" PixoBebo 7:51 AM
  • "Want Better, More Dynamic Sound From Your Mac's Apps? You Need Hear" McSolo 7:52 AM
  • "How OCD Loving Mac Users Keep Their App's Windows Nice And Tidy (and why you should, too)" TeraTalks 7:51 AM
  • "OS X Mountain Lion Finally Lets You Rename Files From the File Open Dialog" iClarified 3:58 PM
Op/Ed
  • "Yesterday I ranted and blew off steam about the current AppleTV sorting problems. Later that evening I spent more time troubleshooting and trying to understand what was going on. I think I may have figured out what is happening, but I'm afraid I have no solution for it other than waiting for Apple to fix it.: Superficial examination of the evidence showed that the AppleTV was sorting TV shows by the name of their enclosing folder. But looking closer, I've discovered that is a red herring. The actual problem is that the sort is by inverse order of date added to the library. (The reason this appears to be by folder is that items were added to my library folder by folder, and thus the folder 'Deep Space Nine' was added with other folders beginning with 'D.' So, 'Star Trek Deep Space Nine' appears in the list sorted by the time it was added - along with the other items in 'D' folders)." MacInTouch 4:26 PM
Press Releases
  • "Epson Printer Drivers 2.1 for Lion, Snow Leopard" FairerPlatform 10:17 AM
  • "Wasteland 2 Kickstarter Page Debuts, Mac Version Possible" Inside Mac Games 8:53 AM
  • "Firefox 11 arrives, TenFourFox update ships" FairerPlatform 10:16 AM
  • "Firefox 11 Released, Features Add-On Sync, New Developer Tools" MacStories 8:44 AM
  • "iBank 4 Competitive Upgrade Deal Offers Savings To Switch From Quicken" prMac 3:55 PM
  • "Buy, build and decorate houses with Jane's Realty on Mac" prMac 8:50 AM
  • "A Better Finder Attributes 5.12 features major UI refresh" prMac 8:05 AM
  • "Screen Vault - A Brand New Innovative way to Lock and Unlock your Mac" prMac 8:04 AM
  • "Desktop Blurrifier 1.0 Released for Mac OS X" prMac 8:04 AM
  • "Zevrix Updates BatchOutput for Microsoft Excel: Improves Output Controls" prMac 8:04 AM
  • "Pimp Your Screen Comes to the Mac with Unlimited Customization" prMac 8:04 AM
  • "16 volumes of the Zondervan Counterpoints Series/24-hour sale on March 14, 2012 only. Our regular price: $279.99." Accordance 7:53 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "IPad may be incremental to wireless carriers: Tablets help margins, but WiFi-only models remain most popular" MarketWatch 8:08 AM
  • "IDC: Apple's iPad Rules Tablet Sales Today But Android Makers Will Overtake It By 2016" TechCrunch 8:20 AM
  • "Apple falls to 54.7 percent tablet marketshare in Q4 2011 following Kindle Fire launch, says IDC" The Verge 8:17 AM
  • "iPad Is Still the King of Tablets, But Kindle Fire and Others Are Catching Up [STUDY] Mashable 10:33 AM
  • "iPad and Kindle Fire both strong in recent quarter, says IDC" CNET News 8:01 AM
  • "Apple's iPad Ready for March 16 Debut, IDC Raises 2012 Tablet Forecast" Forbes 2:20 PM
  • "Telstra set to offer new iPad - from 12.01am March 16!" iTWire 9:50 PM
  • "New iPad Hungry For More Spectrum" Forbes 10:21 AM
  • "An App to Turn Sign Language to Text: Could portable computing transform the ways the deaf communicate?" Technology Review 7:58 AM
  • "McGraw Hill: iPad 3 Will Boost E-Textbook Adoption" DailyTech 8:35 AM
  • "In China, once-thriving Apple scalpers are struggling: Smugglers and unofficial resellers of iPhones prospered when supplies were tight, but now, with the smartphone in abundance, they find fewer takers and lower profits." Los Angeles Times [Free Registration Required] 8:16 AM
  • "Apple Makes Shaq And Celebrities Everywhere Grovel Like Common People" Fast Company 8:22 AM
  • "Apple is reportedly beating scalpers in China, thanks to increased supply to the country" The Next Web 8:16 AM
  • "Hong Kong Apple store repels fanbois, scalpers" The Register 11:28 PM
  • "AT&T on iPad tethering: We're working on it" Network World 8:26 AM
  • "The essential guide to iPad queuing, expert advice: We catch up with a seasoned Apple Store queue regular and get the top tips on getting the most out of the experience" Macworld UK 7:47 AM
  • "Android clobbers Siri in Japanese... and English: Apple's attempts to get its natural-language assistant to speak Japanese haven't gone down well locally, getting itself trounced by the Android-based Syabette Concier." The Register 8:26 AM
  • "Cameron denies personal Trident missile firing iPad app: Prime Minister David Cameron has denied that he will be getting a personalised iPad app for firing Trident missiles styled after his beloved Angry Birds game." The Register 8:00 AM
  • "Tesco won't honour £50 new iPad sales, and here's why" Crave @ CNET 7:56 AM
  • "Is There an 4G LTE iPhone Coming Soon?" [Video Report] MarketWatch 2:17 PM
  • "Turn your iPhone into a walkie-talkie: Voxer CEO Tom Katis hopes to build a freemium business off of his app that brings walkie-talkie functions to smartphones." [Video Report] CNN 10:55 AM
  • "Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is an Apple Fan, Apparently" Minyanville 3:43 PM
  • "J.C. Penney takes a page from Apple's playbook" MSNBC 8:16 AM
  • "Steve Jobs Stuffed Toy Launches as Limited-Time Collector Item [Pics] Mashable 10:36 AM
  • "This Steve Jobs-Inspired iCEO Doll Is 'Insanely Great'" Cult of Mac 8:21 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "HP Pulled The Plug On Palm Two Years Early, Says Former Exec" Business Insider 2:40 PM
  • "Google+ Hangouts even more collaborative with Google Docs" ZDNet 2:26 PM
  • "Former Google exec lambasts life under Larry Page" V3 2:18 PM
  • "Former Googler Rips Company for 'Corporate-Mandated Focus' on Google+" Techland 2:05 PM
  • "American pies are cooling on the windowsill ahead of Pi Day" The Register 2:02 PM
  • "Privacy-friendly search engine DuckDuckGo offers alternative to Google" PCWorld 1:59 PM
  • "Alcatel-Lucent switch pushes Cisco, HP at the edge: New models help bring multimedia to enterprise campus" Network World 12:30 PM
  • "Ubuntu 12.04: A 'Coming of Age' on Servers Too, Shuttleworth Says" PCWorld 12:27 PM
  • "Comcast Streaming NCAA Tournament Video for Free" PC Magazine 11:54 AM
  • "Mozilla delays Firefox 11 rollout to avoid Patch Tuesday problems: The new browser will be available later today, but automatic updates will wait until the effect of Microsoft's Windows fixes are understood" PCWorld 1:58 PM
  • "After Delay, Firefox 11 Arrives With Add-on Sync, Dev Tools" PC Magazine 11:54 AM
  • "HTC lists smartphones that will get Android 4.0: The Sensation and Sensation XE will be the first HTC phones to get the Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade." IDG News Service 12:28 PM
  • "VMware's Spring 3.1 Release Train Rolls Deep With Java Developers" eWeek 11:11 AM
  • "We need good code, says Diffie at Black Hat Europe" IDG News Service 10:57 AM
  • "Swimming robots break world distance record in Pacific" BBC 10:30 AM
  • "Verizon Wireless: 4G LTE or bust in 2012/Verizon Wireless CTO says goal is to hit 400 markets this year, focus on LTE smartphones" Network World 12:31 PM
  • "Rexchip foundry capacity influential on DRAM pricing, say Taiwan makers" DigiTimes 10:02 AM
  • "Sharp Replaces President After Predicting Record Loss" Bloomberg 10:32 AM
  • "New Sharp Boss Will Need a Cutting Edge" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:51 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "TUAW TV Live at 5 PM EDT: 4G iPads, fun apps, Apple trivia" TUAW 3:58 PM
  • "The New iPad, FOYML, and the Death of Books" Your Mac Life 1:23 PM
  • "Engadget HD Podcast 290 - 03.14.2012" Engadget 8:49 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "New iPad Arrives in the US & Nine Additional Countries on Friday" Apple 8:18 AM
  • "New iPad Arrives in the US & Nine Additional Countries on Friday" Business Wire 8:19 AM
  • "Apple confirms new iPad will go on sale at 8am in 10 countries on March 16" The Next Web 8:16 AM
  • "Apple: New iPad Hits Stores at 8am Friday" PC Magazine 9:33 AM
  • "Apple Opens Doors Early For Friday's iPad Launch" InformationWeek 1:28 PM
  • "New iPad also available on Friday, March 16 at Best Buy, Radio Shack, Sam's Club, Target, and Walmart" iMore 9:34 AM
  • "Apple gets record iPad pre-orders: Canaccord Genuity" Reuters 8:19 AM
  • "Apple to sell 65.6 million iPads this year, sees record pre-orders: analysts" Reuters 10:17 AM
  • "Farewell, MacBook Pro: 15-inch MacBook Air is inbound for April, says source"  Electricpig 8:25 AM
  • "Rumor: 15 Inch MacBook Air For April Launch" Apple Bitch 11:16 AM
  • "Will skinny MacBooks get beefy graphics?" CNET News 10:17 AM
  • "Apple Could Own the Thunderbolt Trademark in 30 Days"  Patently Apple 8:53 AM
  • "Samsung official: iPad mini is on its way" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 10:00 AM
  • "New iPad inventory shipments spotted at Best Buy, backroom eye-candy until Friday" Engadget 3:42 PM
  • "First 1080p Apple TV orders begin shipping, may see early delivery" AppleInsider 3:57 PM
  • "Sharp's Panels for New iPad Delayed" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:08 AM
  • "LG Display supplying panels for Apple's new iPad: source" Reuters 8:15 AM
  • "Apple now getting iPad Retina displays from LG too" CNET News 9:03 PM
  • "Tip: LG Display still involved in new iPad LCD supply" Electronista 8:49 AM
  • "Newly Awarded iPad Design in Canada Classifies iPad as TV" Patently Apple 7:49 AM
  • "Retina Artwork Bloats iPad Apps To More Than Double Their Size" Cult of Mac 8:21 AM
  • "Apple Looking To Better Integrate iPhone, iPad & iPod With Your Car" Apple Bitch 11:18 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Night Shot-Handheld For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:27 AM
  • "Chicken Revolution For iPhone Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:27 AM
  • "War Grimoire HD For iPad Is $0.99 Today (Was $2.99)" Apple Sliced 8:27 AM
  • "iPad (2012) Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:49 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:49 AM
  • "iPod touch Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:49 AM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 9 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 8:41 AM
  • "Apple Mac Pro Buyer's Guide -6 And 4 Core Models... Up To $380 Off List Price" MacReviewZone 1:25 PM
  • "Apple MacBook Pro Buyer's Guide -Closeout, Refurbished & Used -Prices Start At $800" MacReviewZone 1:24 PM
  • "iPad Buyer's Guide -Best iPad Prices Reviews & Information" MacReviewZone 2:12 PM

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Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Review: New Apple iPad, with amazing screen, is a delight" USA Today 9:25 PM
  • "New iPad: A Polishing of the Old" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:09 PM
  • "The New iPad Makes Apple's Tablet Domination Clearer Than Ever" TechCrunch 9:28 PM
  • "iPad review¬†(2012): With a breathtaking display and big hardware upgrades, does the tablet king retain its crown?" The Verge 9:29 PM
  • "Apple iPad review: 'Retina Display' technology makes screen look like glowing paper" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 9:33 PM
  • "IPad Maintains Apple's Lead" Bloomberg 9:30 PM
  • "Review: The third-generation iPad/Apple advances the ball with a better screen, camera, and cellular connection" Macworld 9:31 PM
  • "Review: iPad third generation" The Loop 9:31 PM
  • "New iPad: a Million More Pixels Than HDTV" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:26 PM
  • "New iPad: a Million More Pixels Than HDTV" AllThingsD 9:31 PM
  • "The new Apple iPad – the UK's first review: David Phelan has extensive time with the definitive high resolution tablet" The Independent 9:28 PM
  • "Apple iPad review: Apple's new iPad has a better camera, a faster processor and a screen that has to be seen to be believed, writes Shane Richmond." Telegraph 9:29 PM
  • "Apple iPad (3rd generation) review: Is it really resolutionary?" Pocket-lint 9:30 PM
  • "New iPad Review (3rd Gen)" SlashGear 9:26 PM
  • "Sample Photos and Screenshots from 3rd Generation iPad" MacRumors 8:46 AM
  • "Meet, The New iPad's 'Retina' Homescreen" RazorianFly 8:46 AM
  • "Apple's new iPad shows up in Hong Kong, teases with sample photos and Video clip" Engadget 3:42 PM
  • "Apple TV review¬†(2012): Will an update to Apple's set-top-box help you cut the cord?" The Verge 9:29 PM
  • "The New Apple TV Will Finish What The Mac Started: Killing Off Discs" TechCrunch 11:27 PM
  • "Apple TV (3rd gen., early 2012)" Macworld 9:35 PM
  • "Just a Peek: uBreakiFix -Adventures with a Cracked iPhone" The Mac Observer 3:30 PM
  • "iPad Smart Cover: Best tablet accessory ever made" ZDNet 8:20 AM
  • "Lytro light field camera is promising, but limited (Video Review)" Insanely Great Mac 10:34 AM
  • "ACCELL UltraAV USB 2 to HDMI Adapter Provides an Easy HDMI Connection" The Mac Observer 1:24 PM
  • "GoFlex Ultra Portable review: High-capacity portable drive with an unusual design" Macworld UK 8:41 AM
  • "Tank Case For The IPhone Is Big, Bulky, Impractical" MacNews 8:31 AM
  • "Metalicus aluminum case for iPhone 4/4S from Cygnett (Video Review)" Insanely Great Mac 8:43 AM
  • "Mysteryville 2: Hidden Object Crime Investigation for iOS Review/Want something to keep you busy? Try this addictive hidden object game" Macworld UK 8:41 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Sparrow for iPhone is a beautiful, natural mail management experience with one major flaw" The Next Web 11:28 PM
  • "Sparrow for iPhone review" The Verge 9:50 PM
  • "iMovie app for iPad: Lights, camera, swipe!" USA Today 9:28 PM
  • "New iPhoto Lets Editing Go Mobile" [Video Report] MarketWatch 2:15 PM
  • "iPhoto for iPad review: Who needs a computer?" MSNBC 1:34 PM
  • "Letting Your Fingers Do the Photo Editing" AllThingsD 7:58 AM
  • "Letting Your Fingers Do the Photo Editing" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7:58 AM
  • "iPhoto For iOS Is A Bargain At $4.99" BYTE 3:32 PM
  • "Finding the best iOS podcast manager in the App Store: Support for multiple devices, AirPlay key to a great app" Macworld 8:42 AM
  • "Hong Kong 36th International Film Festival: An iOS App to Help Those Attending" eXtensions 10:34 AM
  • "Triple Town Review" Mac|Life 11:19 AM
  • "'Lightopus' Review – Beauty Through Motion" Touch Arcade 10:36 AM
  • "'iBomber Defense Pacific' Review – A Bigger, Better Tower Defense Experience" Touch Arcade 8:35 AM
  • "'Circadia' Review - An Elegant Exercise in Minimalist Rhythm Design" Touch Arcade 8:47 AM
  • "A Hands-On Look at the Gorgeous World of 'On the Wind'" Touch Arcade 3:56 PM
  • "Kids vs. Goblins Review: Kids vs. Goblins is an RPG-strategy game where players must control three kids in 33 battles in a quest to save their baby brother." 148Apps 3:55 PM
  • "Monty Python: The Holy Book of Days Review/Oh, what a lov-e-ly bunch of coconuts..." 148Apps 3:55 PM
  • "LifeTopix Review: The swiss army knife of organizational apps." 148Apps 10:36 AM
  • "The Lighthouse HD Review: The Lighthouse HD is an action/strategy game where players lead boats to safety from a lighthouse." 148Apps 10:02 AM
  • "TwinSpin Review: Vibrant visuals and simple controls but underneath the surface, a pretty smart arcade puzzle game." 148Apps 8:41 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 3G Using RedSn0w (Mac) [5.1] iClarified 8:42 AM
  • "MacMost Now 683: Journals In iPhoto For iOS" MacMost 7:48 AM
Tips
  • "Dominate The Line Outside The Apple Store & Get A New iPad Before Anyone [Survival Guide] Cult of Mac 3:42 PM
  • "Where to Buy a New iPad 3 on Launch Day" OS X Daily 3:55 PM
  • "Need A New iPad? Here's How Much Apple Will Shell Out For Your Old One" TechCrunch 3:57 PM
  • "Apple will now give you up to a $320 gift card for your old iPad 2" The Next Web 3:40 PM
  • "If you're expecting a new iPad on Friday, make sure there's someone around to sign for it" ZDNet 3:33 PM
  • "New iPad: launch day buyer's guide" The Verge 10:21 AM
  • "Unexpected source of iPhone battery drain" Mac OS X Hints 10:21 AM
  • "Send Video VoiceMail Messages from the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch" OS X Daily 8:49 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Did Apple Just Rain on NVIDIA's Parade, Again?" The Motley Fool 11:27 PM
  • "New iPad Lacking Sprint Support May Have Been Timing Issue" eWeek 11:27 PM
  • "Everything you need to know about the new iPad" CNET News 9:03 PM
  • "Jony Ive on Mac Design and How Apple Does Things Differently (Video)" MacTrast 3:58 PM
  • "Apple's New iPad and the End of Hardware Impressiveness" Techland 3:33 PM
  • "Will Apple merge the MacBook Pro and Air lineups?" GigaOM 2:24 PM
  • "How the new iPad compares to Android tablets" PCWorld 3:57 PM
  • "New iPad vs. Kindle Fire: Which Tablet is Right for You?" PC Magazine 1:32 PM
  • "Analysis: Spec Comparison: New iPad vs. Asus Transformer Prime" The Mac Observer 1:32 PM
  • "You're the Pundit: Do iPad data buckets matter?" TUAW 11:19 AM
  • "Smaller Margins for the New iPad?" HardMac 10:20 AM
  • "The Macalope Daily: Fan fiction" Macworld [Insider Content] 10:20 AM
  • "Opinion: 'We're Gonna Need A Bigger iPad" AppleBitch 10:00 AM
  • "How an iPad become more essential than a stepladder: Gadgets and takeaways used to decide inflation rate" Daily Mail (UK) 8:59 AM
  • "Corporate World in Love with iPad" PadGadget 8:41 AM
  • "Is Siri getting stupider? Criticism about Siri—even from Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak—grows louder as a new lawsuit accuses Apple of misleading advertising" InfoWorld 8:27 AM
  • "Apple Doesn't Need Celebrities To Sell Its Products, So They Don't Get Special Treatment" Cult of Mac 8:22 AM
  • "Thank you, Microsoft, Apple, and Google" ZDNet 8:20 AM
  • "Apple: Troubling Underside of Its Success Story" TheStreet 8:08 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Why Twitter bought Tumblr's biggest rival, Posterous" CNNMoney 2:34 PM
  • "When it comes to IT hiring, you might get less than you bargained" ZDNet 2:26 PM
  • "Virtualization's Limits, and Optimal Use in the Cloud" Wired 2:23 PM
  • "Facebook in a tough position, experts say" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 2:21 PM
  • "Do E-Books Make It Harder to Recall What You Just Read?" Time 2:05 PM
  • "March Madness: Will IT bother to block NCAA tournament traffic? Survey shows 65 percent of IT pros take some sort of action to block, throttle, or ban streaming of non-work content" Network World 11:38 AM
  • "Sloppiness in the server room brings down the network: An IT contractor walks into a right mess when responding to a service call" InfoWorld 11:37 AM
  • "The High Cost Of Cool: New bells and whistles on your favorite technology are exciting, but sometimes they're just noise." InformationWeek 11:34 AM
  • "5 things that mattered at SXSW" Fortune 11:31 AM
  • "Tech Execs Successors To The Robber Barons, Says Newsweek" Forbes 11:30 AM
  • "'Resident Evil: Revelations' Game Review" ABCNews 10:29 AM
  • "Android Tablets Gained on iPad in Late 2011: IDC" eWeek 11:11 AM
  • "Has Google lost its magic?" CNET News 10:12 AM
  • "5 Reasons Aereo Isn't a Cord Cutter's Dream" PC Magazine 11:54 AM
  • "No injunctions in sight, so Aereo lives" CNET News 10:12 AM
  • "Is Yahoo in a Nosedive- Google Moves at Light Speed" The Motley Fool 10:07 AM
  • "The Coolest Electronic Gadgets for 2012" TheStreet 9:38 AM
Humor/Cartoons
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Grippy Pad lets you stick your iPhone or iPad onto your car dashboard" GadgeTell 9:34 PM
  • "New England Journal of Medicine releases iPad edition" CNET News 4:29 PM
  • "Google Earth 6.2 for iOS and Android brings KML import and Google+ support" The Next Web 3:43 PM
  • "Square Competitor? Cashier Live Launches POS App For iPhone" TechCrunch 3:33 PM
  • "App Spotlight: Voice Brief Reads Aloud Your News, E-Mail, and More" PCWorld 3:32 PM
  • "Running out of time? Use apps to track your day" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 3:32 PM
  • "iHome shipping $199 iW2 AirPlay speaker on April 1: iHome's followup to its iW1 AirPlay speaker is about 25 percent smaller and $100 less." CNET News 2:44 PM
  • "Camera+ gets API for easier sharing of edited photos" GigaOM 2:28 PM
  • "Geode iPhone case wants to replace all your credit cards" GigaOM 2:23 PM
  • "TMO's Jeff Gamet Explores the New iPad on Mac Roundtable" The Mac Observer 10:48 AM
  • "Imperium For iOS: A Tweak Which Reinvents Multitasking, Brings System Options And Quick App Launching Options" Redmond Pie 10:37 AM
  • "Little Ghost Haunts The App Store" App Advice 10:37 AM
  • "Pinterest iPad app and new profile pages in the works" VentureBeat 10:33 AM
  • "Amtel to Help Businesses Avoid 'Bill Shock' from New iPad" Business Wire 8:58 AM
  • "Privus Mobile Creates Interactive Mobile Game 'Swine Flew' for iPhone Users" Business Wire 8:57 AM
  • "Byword for iOS released" TUAW 8:53 AM
  • "Smart Queues And Other Smart Features Now Available In New And Improved OnCue" App Advice 8:27 AM
  • "Shake iPhones Together, Share Files to Each Other - iPhone App shake2u" prMac 8:05 AM
  • "NoodleWorks Interactive Releases Award-Winning Noodle Words for iPhone" prMac 8:05 AM
  • "Once you swap you just can't stop" prMac 8:04 AM
  • "DutchRadio station streaming 1.0 for iOS Free - All Dutch Radio Stations" prMac 8:04 AM
  • "Templates for Pages Pro for iPhone and iPad - 222 Customizable Templates" prMac 8:04 AM
  • "Take a Tour of the Solar System with iLearn Solar System for iOS" prMac 8:04 AM
  • "SSA Mobile introduces Animated Color Messages 1.0 for iOS" prMac 8:04 AM
  • "Silent Film Director app will help you create The Artist on iPhone" prMac 8:04 AM
  • "Marketing Inception hits the streets" prMac 8:04 AM
  • "iStandard Clock 3.0 for iOS - iPad World Clock, Alarm, Timer and More" prMac 8:04 AM
  • "DocAS 4.0 - Annotate PDF, Take Notes and Handwriting for iPad" prMac 8:04 AM
  • "Crime - The Motion Comic 1.0 for iOS: Gripping, Stylized Motion Graphics" prMac 8:03 AM
  • "AP launches redesigned news app for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch" prMac 8:03 AM
  • "WritePDF 2.0: The most powerful PDF reader and editor updated for iPad 3" prMac 8:00 AM
  • "Yesterday Unveils New Screenshots And A Release Date!" Yesterday 7:50 AM
Computer Industry
  • "IT execs still awaiting Windows 8 on tablets: Would likely run corporate Windows apps, though some wonder if Microsoft's tablet can compete with iPad, Android devices" Computerworld 10:58 AM
  • "Windows 8 Broken, Ex-Microsoft Worker Says: Mike Bibik, now an Amazon designer, says he hopes Fixing Windows 8 website will convince Microsoft to make changes to its new operating system." InformationWeek 11:34 AM
  • "Ex-Microsoft Employee Launches 'Fixing Windows 8' Campaign" PCWorld 12:27 PM
  • "Microsoft Set To Launch Windows Phone Tango In China On March 21" TechCrunch 1:56 PM
  • "Phoenix, Insyde and AMI competing for adoption of UEFI BIOS in Windows 8" DigiTimes 11:01 AM
  • "Why Windows 8 server is a game-changer" The Register 2:02 PM
  • "Microsoft to world: You will browse Metro-style, or else" CNET News 2:45 PM
  • "Microsoft beefs up memory protections in IE 10" ZDNet 2:26 PM
  • "Google Exec Joins Microsoft, Trashes Google: Google's focus on social and advertising is killing entrepreneurship and innovation, insists former engineering director James Whittaker." InformationWeek 9:14 PM
  • "Xbox Live glitch resets players' scores: Microsoft probes problem" Register Hardware 2:03 PM
  • "Oracle, Google trial set for April start: The long-simmering case is expected to last eight weeks" IDG News Service 12:30 PM
  • "Google's Oracle court battle over Android set for April 16" CNET News 10:13 AM
  • "HP's former CEO Leo Apotheker killed WebOS" CNET News 2:45 PM
  • "HP reshuffles Always On Support for cloud computing" V3 2:06 PM
  • "HP revamps server support for Gen8 iron" The Register 2:02 PM
  • "HP reaching out to IT with proactive support services" ZDNet 2:26 PM
  • "Intel Vs. AMD in the Battle for the Data Center" Indie Research 9:58 AM
  • "We're So Ready to Sell Chips for Tablets, Intel COO Says" AllThingsD 9:51 AM
  • "Intel Revving Supply Chain for Mobile Chips: Report" eWeek 11:11 AM
  • "Intel champions app dev for touch-based laptops: Some forthcoming laptops will have touchscreens, and Intel wants developers to have their apps use them" InfoWorld 11:37 AM
  • "Intel says optical cables for Thunderbolt available later this year" ZDNet 2:27 PM
  • "Cisco: Our Server Gamble Has Paid Off" [Video Report] TheStreet 2:34 PM
  • "Internet Crime Focus Of Black Hat Europe: Security and cryptography experts at Amsterdam conference consider the enormity of securing a world where everything--from smartphones to power plants to cars--is connected to the Internet." InformationWeek 11:35 AM
  • "Enough Already! Cloud Computing Is Here to Stay" Wired 2:23 PM
  • "Cloud, Bandwidth Demands Pose Challenges for IT Staff" eWeek 11:11 AM
  • "Talent pool not big enough to meet skyrocketing cloud computing job demand: VMware, Microsoft, Amazon are top hiring cloud companies" Network World 12:30 PM
  • "VisiCalc's Dan Bricklin weighs in on the tablet revolution: Co-creator of the original PC killer app sees ample opportunity for innovators on tablets" InfoWorld 11:37 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple May Climb Above $700: Analysts" Bloomberg 4:27 PM
  • "Apple stock to hit $600 today? Tomorrow? Friday?" CNET News 2:28 PM
  • "Apple's cash hoard now nearly double No. 2 co./Moody's: Top 5 cos. accounted for 22 pct of nonfinancial corporate cash stockpiles in 2011" Associated Press 2:20 PM
  • "Could Apple Reach $1,000? Shares Soar on Bullish Call" FOXBusiness 2:19 PM
  • "Apple now worth more than double Microsoft's market value" MacDailyNews 1:22 PM
  • "Apple's Easy Money Run Has Begun: Apple stock is in bull mode. Make that ultra-bull mode. Since the Nov. 25 low of $363, this stock has risen 56%."  TheStreet 8:09 AM
  • "Apple Stock Up 50% Since Steve Jobs's Death"  Mashable 8:50 AM
  • "Can Apple Keep Climbing Without Jobs?" Forbes 11:19 AM
  • "Apple Spurs Record $1.24 Trillion Company Cash, Moody's Says" Bloomberg 10:34 AM
  • "Apple Valued Near $1 Trillion? One Analyst Says It's Possible" CNBC 3:33 PM
  • "Two-thirds of Apple's cash is overseas" MarketWatch 3:33 PM
  • "Morgan Stanley juices Apple targets. Base: $720. Bull: $960" Fortune 7:56 AM
  • "Analyst raises AAPL price target to $699 per share" ZDNet 8:20 AM
  • "How Apple's Stock Could Reach $1,000" TheStreet 10:01 AM
  • "Shares Are Too Tempting Not to Bite: including many that aren't expected to invest in a giant, U.S.-based technology company that pays no dividends." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 10:01 AM
  • "Should You Sell Apple? Analysts and consumers are nuts for Apple, but iMania may not last much longer." SmartMoney 10:01 AM
  • "Should You Sell Apple?" [Video Report] MarketWatch 2:16 PM
  • "On Second Thought, Apple -- We Don't Need a Dividend" The Motley Fool 10:00 AM
Industry News
  • "Asia Markets: Asia mostly higher; Tokyo gains on yen" MarketWatch 8:51 PM
  • "Apple, Micron, Dell lead mixed day for tech stocks: Tech stocks ended up putting in a mixed performance Wednesday, with Apple Inc., Micron Technology Inc. and Dell Inc. among the sector's few advancers." MarketWatch 4:30 PM
  • "Dow logs sixth session win; S&P 500 ends lower" MarketWatch 4:30 PM
  • "S&P 500 Falls After Rising to the Highest Since June 2008" Bloomberg 2:31 PM
  • "Stocks End Mixed as Investors Eye Financials, Market Highs" TheStreet 4:31 PM
  • "Stocks end mixed as rally fades" CNNMoney 4:31 PM
  • "Dow Ekes Out a Gain: Blue-chip stocks squeezed out a sixth consecutive gain a day after the Federal Reserve's latest 'stress tests' of the biggest U.S. banks." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:31 PM
  • "Asia Joins Global Market Rally" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:50 AM
  • "Financials Boost European Stocks" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 2:32 PM
  • "Europe Markets: Italian auction, Fed send Europe stocks higher/E.ON rises after earnings, Vodafone weighs after broker downgrade" MarketWatch 2:33 PM
  • "World markets rally, U.S. investors hit pause" CNNMoney 9:30 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 8:53 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 2:39 PM
  • "4 Cloud Companies To Buy Now Due To Increased Data Demand" Seeking Alpha 10:07 AM

 
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