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MacSurfer's Archive: Thursday, March 15, 2012


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Weekend Highlights: Late Thursday, Apple took new tack against Qualcomm seeking invalidation of four patents; fresh ruling from US Supreme Court backs Apple's iPhone privacy stance requiring warrants to access cellphone data—reports in our Apple/Macintosh section; Dan Moren expresses frustration over slow Mac updates, delcaring "long product cycles are ... now normal for the Mac"; Ben Lovejoy thinks he has a solution to the MacBook Pro dilemma that would keep all parties happy; ZDNet takes FileMaker 17 for a spin; Simon Royal argues life's "too short to argue over operating systems" says end result is that you're happy with your choice; Gregg Keizer delves into new privacy features in Mojave; Japan now seeing Apple mapping vehicles on the roads; man in Toronto, CA sues Apple over Apple Watch scratches; The Drum interviews Susan Bennett, Siri's original voice; interesting interview with Andy Hertzfeld; BGR claims exclusive first look at 6.1" LCD iPhone; commentary from Channel NewsAsia poses question whether "Xiaomi is twice as good as Apple".

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  • "Apple touches record high as iPad 3 sales run hot" Reuters 8:29 PM
  • "Apple's Butterfly Effect: The iPad's Gorgeous Retina Display Is Propping Up the Stock Market"  Minyanville 2:36 PM
  • "Apple: Peeling back the wall of secrecy"  Yahoo! News 7:23 PM
  • "Opinion: Why Apple's iPad is more important than television"  Computerworld 8:25 AM
  • "Samsung's Sales Injunction Bid Against Apple Hit By Setback In Netherlands"  Dow Jones Newswires 8:09 AM
  • "The Dutch Side with Apple: Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics' patent infringement battle stretches across various countries, with the latest focus shifting to the Dutch Republic." Zacks 8:55 AM
  • "Samsung's Apple ban bid tossed out by Dutch court" The Register 8:22 AM
  • "Court says Samsung can't bar Apple for now: Report" MarketWatch 8:01 AM
  • "Apple May Pay Billions To Samsung For New iPad" ["Lost in the litigation is the fact that Apple and Samsung are 'frenemies.' Apple has long been dependent on Samsung for lots of technology. The new iPad is no exception."] Forbes 10:51 AM
  • "'Siri, who is Frank M Fazio?'" ["It's all so pointless, going after Apple for beta software, about which advertising states 'sequences shortened' for Siri's responses. New Yorker Frank M. Fazio is suing Apple because he bought a 32GB iPhone 4S from a Best Buy in Brooklyn on Nov. 19, 2011. Gasp, 'plaintiff was exposed to Apple's representations regarding the Siri feature' -- that is according to the legal filing. Siri's alleged crimes: Failing to understand Fazio and giving him the 'wrong answer'. Apple's alleged misdeed: Misleading and false advertising."]  BetaNews 8:56 AM
  • "Congress not happy with Apple's response on privacy concerns: Not satisifed with a letter from Apple addressing its privacy policies, lawmakers have asked the company to send a rep to Washington to answer further questions." CNET News 10:06 AM
  • "Congress Demands Apple Clarify Mobile Privacy Policy" PC Magazine 9:19 AM
  • "Apple drops two 'display space' patents from litigation with Motorola in Miami" Foss Patents 8:51 AM
  • "It's true: iPads are starting to replace business PCs/Business interest in the iPad is increasing, as Android slips and Dell, HP, and RIM are irrelevant" InfoWorld 10:54 AM
  • "OS X FileVault questions answered: If you're wondering how FileVault disk encryption for OS X will work with your existing drive setup, and more, MacFixIt has answers." CNET Reviews 8:28 PM
  • "See your Mac's screen remotely" Macworld 2:47 PM
  • "The BIG browser benchmark: Chrome 17 vs Opera 11 vs Firefox 11 vs IE9 vs Safari 5" ZDNet 12:08 PM
  • "SyncMate Expert review: Data trapped behind Apple's walled garden? SyncMate gets your Mac to share" Macworld UK 2:52 PM
  • "Mac Apps Not Remembering Passwords? Fix Quickly By Repairing Keychain Access" OS X Daily 2:52 PM
  • "Automatically Name Your Screenshots Something More Useful [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 8:38 AM
  • "Lion Mail search for messages from a specific domain" Mac OS X Hints 10:11 AM
  • "A Tale Of Two Mac Windows Managers (one cheap, one not so cheap)" Mac 360 8:26 AM
  • "Just What Your Mac Needs: A Universal News Ticker Scrolling By On Screen" TeraTalks 8:26 AM
  • "How To Password Protect Every App On Your Mac" BohemianBoomer 8:26 AM
  • "Yet Another Odd Way To Add Splashes Of Color To A Photo On Your Mac" McSolo 8:26 AM
  • "Where Are Your Mac's Folders? Here's How To Find Them Faster, Easier" Mac 360 8:26 AM
  • "Some Notes on Photo Stream in Aperture" eXtensions 11:05 AM
  • "Mountain Lion's Address Book" Betalogue 8:48 AM
Press Releases
  • "Digital Camera RAW 3.10, Aperture 3.2.3 updates roll" FairerPlatform 11:35 AM
  • "Camino 2.1.2, Thunderbird 11, SeaMonkey 2.8 ship" FairerPlatform 11:35 AM
  • "Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, Lion Edition/—New from O'Reilly Media" O'Reilly 11:08 AM
  • "Diablo III Will Be Released May 15" Wired 10:10 AM
  • "IceFloor Supercharges and Customizes the Default Mac OS X Firewall" Lifehacker 9:28 AM
  • "Photo Recovery Guru for OS X: Scan + Recover Deleted Picture/Movie Files" prMac 8:16 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Hits Pause as Austin Digs Deeper to Net Texas Plant: Apple Inc. (AAPL) may spurn Austin and go to the Phoenix area to build an operations center that Texas Governor Rick Perry said last week would bring 3,600 jobs to his state's capital, according to an Austin official." Bloomberg Businessweek 9:17 PM
  • "For Apple, Pressure Builds Over App Store Fraud/In a little over an hour, Ryan Matthew Pierson racked up $437.71 in iTunes charges for virtual currency that he could use to buy guns, nightclubs and cars in iMobster, a popular iPhone game. One problem: Mr. Pierson, a technology writer in Texas, has never played iMobster."  New York Times [Free Registration Required] 9:11 PM
  • "Apple joins iPad trade-in bandwagon, offers competitive deals: As third-gen tablet debut nears, Apple outsources offers for used iPads and iPad 2s" Computerworld 8:08 AM
  • "Apple Will Give You Credit for Your Old iPad" Mashable 8:54 AM
  • "Apple Seeks to Lure First-Time Customers With New Ipad" [Video Report] Bloomberg 9:18 PM
  • "First new iPad finds Australia buyer: The buyer of the very first 'new iPad' is one David Tarasenko, who bought the white 64GB iPad Wi-Fi + 4G model at a midnight launch in Sydney" CNET News 9:57 AM
  • "iPad Lines Around the World" MacStories 12:06 PM
  • "The New iPad Launch Preparation at Hong Kong Apple Store" M.I.C. Gadget 6:49 PM
  • "Dozens queue to greet Apple's new iPad in Australia" Reuters 8:55 AM
  • "First in line: Apple fans begin queuing for the new iPad in Japan" The Next Web 8:23 AM
  • "Hong Kong Apple store repels fanbois, scalpers" The Register 8:22 AM
  • "Want that new iPad sooner? Buy it at Wal-Mart at 12:01 a.m.: Wal-Mart is getting a jump on Apple's retail store sales of the third-generation iPad by almost eight hours." CNET News 3:25 PM
  • "Wal-Mart to Sell New IPads at Midnight, Before Apple Stores" Bloomberg 5:22 PM
  • "Tablet Shipments Outpace Fourth Quarter Targets; Strong Demand for New iPad and Other Forthcoming Products Boosts 2012 Forecast – IDC" MacPrices 2:21 PM
  • "Buying a new iPad: Subsidised deals from Orange/Mobile operator outlines subsidised deals for the new iPad" Macworld UK 2:41 PM
  • "BBC Confirms It's Working on an iTunes Competitor" Mashable 11:09 AM
  • "MLB players, staff eager for new iPad release" USA Today 8:45 AM
  • "Tim Cook College Photos Show Apple CEO At Auburn University (Photo)" The Huffington Post 2:33 PM
  • "Will Obama dump his BlackBerry for the iPhone?" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 8:31 AM
  • "Russell Brand's iThrown tribute to Jobs: Comedian Russell Brand has claimed he grabbed a photographer's iPhone and threw it through a window as 'a tribute' to Apple boss Steve Jobs who died last year." The Scotsman 7:49 AM
  • "Arrest warrant issued for Russell Brand over iPhone rage in New Orleans" FOXNews 8:08 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "BlackBerry 10 OS may be coming to the PlayBook... someday: RIM says it plans to make its first BlackBerry 10-based handset available towards the end of the year, with the PlayBook to get the software update after that." CNET News 12:52 PM
  • "UK researchers develop 'un-printing' laser tech: University of Cambridge researchers have developed a way to strip ink from paper that leaves the paper ready to be re-used, raising the possibility of 'un-printers' being developed." ZDNet UK 12:37 PM
  • "Pinterest addresses copyright concerns" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 12:00 PM
  • "Researchers Pit Robosquirrel Against Live Rattlesnake" Techland 11:56 AM
  • "$900 Nokia Lumia 800 Bundle Available Now At Amazon" TechCrunch 11:46 AM
  • "Diablo III Launching May 15, Blizzard Confirms" PC Magazine 11:27 AM
  • "Ultimatum issued for Yahoo boardroom shakeup" Associated Press [Free Registration Required] 10:49 AM
  • "Asustek, Inventec push into cloud computing business" DigiTimes 10:37 AM
  • "Anonymous distances itself from operating system bearing its name" V3 11:58 AM
  • "'Anonymous-OS' branded a hoax by suspicious hacktivists" Techworld 11:49 AM
  • "Judea Pearl, a big brain behind artificial intelligence, wins Turing Award: 'Nobel Prize in Computing' goes to UCLA professor whose AI work made quantum leap from Turing's own breakthrough" Network World 11:30 AM
  • "Exclusive: Kevin Rose Will Join Google" AllThingsD 12:43 PM
  • "Google touts improvements in removing 'bad ads' from platforms" V3 11:58 AM
  • "Google Adds Google Docs Integration to Google+ Hangouts" PCWorld 11:28 AM
  • "Google Talks Up Big Search Changes" Techland 11:56 AM
  • "Logitech Picks Whirlpool's Darrell as Chief Executive" Bloomberg 10:21 AM
  • "Nokia 'working on' tablet; expect Windows 8 support" ZDNet 12:05 PM
  • "The Strangest Things You Can Buy Online" TheStreet 9:37 AM
  • "Apple's New iPad Goes on Sale Friday" [Paid Membership Required] 2:30 PM
  • "Apple three years ahead of Android in the tablet market" T3 8:36 AM
  • "Apple poised to take 84% share of corporate market with new iPad" AppleInsider 8:04 AM
  • "Apple TV arriving a day early" Macworld 3:10 PM
  • "Apple TV pre-orders reportedly arriving in US" TUAW 10:53 AM
  • "As we suspected, new iPad takes longer to charge. Also gets warm inside" 9 to 5 Mac 11:09 AM
  • "Mac Pro users clamor for hardware upgrade" Macworld 8:51 AM
  • "15 Inch MacBook Pro With Thinner Form Factor Powered By Intel's Ivy Bridge Processors Coming In April [Rumor] How To Arena 8:55 AM
Apple Patent Applications
  • "Apple Refines Older 2008 Ultrasonic Bonding Techniques" Patently Apple 2:26 PM
  • "Apple Reveals Next-Gen Multi-Player Gaming Advances" Patently Apple 10:53 AM
  • "Apple wants to improve bonding of plastic and metal in building new iPhones" AppleInsider 9:29 AM
  • "Apple Eyeing Ways To Let You Momentarily Enable A Mobile Device" MacNews 8:24 AM
  • "Apple Working On Ways For Enforcing Software Licenses" MacNews 8:24 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For $0.99 (First Time On Sale, Normally $6.99)" Apple Sliced 8:24 AM
  • "Mr.Oops!! For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:24 AM
  • "Monster Trucks Nitro 2 For iPhone Is Free Today (Was $2.99)" Apple Sliced 8:24 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Deals" MacPrices 8:24 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:24 AM
  • "17" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:24 AM
  • "iPad Closeout & Refurbished & Used Buyer's Guide -Prices Start At $244" MacReviewZone 2:22 PM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 10 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 8:56 AM
  • "MacConnection Spring Sale: Save an additional $50" FairerPlatform 2:23 PM

  • "Review: New Apple iPad, with amazing screen, is a delight" USA Today 6:58 PM
  • "New iPad makes even old movies look good" USA Today 6:48 PM
  • "iPad (3): Pixels pixels pixels. Battery battery battery. Speed speed speed." Daring Fireball 8:48 AM
  • "Mossberg Reviews the New Apple iPad" [Video Report] [Paid Membership Required] 3:11 PM
  • "New iPad: a Million More Pixels Than HDTV" [Paid Membership Required] 8:48 AM
  • "A Video tour of the iPad: Macworld Vide #177" Macworld 8:38 AM
  • "Review: Hands-on with Apple's new iPad" FOXNews 8:51 AM
  • "New iPad / iPad 3: Video guide" T3 8:36 AM
  • "Unboxing the third-generation iPad: The CNET Australia crew unpacks their first new iPad." CNET News 3:49 PM
  • "Apple Inc. Apple TV (Third-Generation/1080p)" iLounge 4:43 PM
  • "The New Apple TV Will Finish What The Mac Started: Killing Off Discs" TechCrunch 8:23 AM
  • "First Look: Apple TV" Mac|Life 2:31 PM
  • "Performance Comparison: A 2011 MacBook Pro Quad i7 vs 2006 MBP Core 2 Duo Processor Matchup" [PDF Download] MacReviewZone 2:22 PM
  • "Sena Cases WalletSkin + WalletSlim for iPhone 4/4S" iLounge 2:41 PM
  • "Dry Case iPhone Waterproof bag with headphone jack (Video Review)" Insanely Great Mac 2:25 PM
  • "Magic Numpad review: Teach your Magic Trackpad some new tricks with stickers" Macworld UK 8:39 AM
  • "RingO Table Stand review: The basecover works with a number of accessories" Macworld UK 8:39 AM
  • "Speck's CandyShell case brightens up your iPhone 4/4S" Macworld 8:38 AM
  • "Philips SpeechMike Pro LFH3200" Macworld 8:38 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Sparrow For iPhone Is Everything You Could Possible Want In iOS E-Mail [Review] Cult of Mac 10:53 AM
  • "Sparrow for iPhone is a beautiful, natural mail management experience with one major flaw" The Next Web 8:23 AM
  • "Sparrow for iPhone will wow with its design, but lacks push notification" TUAW 8:45 AM
  • "Sparrow for iPhone: Finally, Email That Doesn't Suck" Gizmodo 8:54 AM
  • "Sparrow Review: Sparrow is an iOS version of the popular Mac mail client that can replace the default mail app." 148Apps 2:46 PM
  • "Sparrow leaps from Mac to iPhone, but Apple limits its appeal" Ars Technica 2:38 PM
  • "Adobe Photoshop Touch: A useful companion for the desktop version of Photoshop, but the 1600x1600 resolution limit hinders its usefulness as a standalone image editor." Register Hardware 11:59 AM
  • "USA TODAY for iPhone Review: Featuring award-winning writers, up-to-date news and some of the best photography around, the USA TODAY for iPhone app offers something for all." 148Apps 2:42 PM
  • "One App You Must Have for Your New iPad is a PDF Reader and It Works Great — iPad App Review" PadGadget 8:56 AM
  • "Draw Something by OMGPOP Review: Despite flaws, this collaborative Pictionary-like game offers plenty of amusement" Macworld 2:47 PM
  • "Review: Air Jump – A New Endless Runner Game For iOS" MacTrast 8:29 PM
  • "Appidemic: Defense Zone HD for iPad or iPhone, iPod touch" AppleTell 8:45 AM
  • "'Prince of Persia Classic' Review - Not Quite the Perfect Remake" Touch Arcade 9:17 AM
  • "'Zombie Panic in Wonderland Plus' Review - Frenetic Arcade Shooter Encumbered With a Hideous IAP Model" Touch Arcade 8:54 AM
  • "'Retro Racing' Review – A Nice but All Too Brief Nostalgia Trip" Touch Arcade 8:54 AM
  • "Air Wings Review: Control an armed paper plane and take down online competitors." 148Apps 9:18 AM
  • "Plants War Review: Plants War is a reasonably fun strategy/rpg-lite hybrid, but it feels like too much content is gated behind freemium economics." 148Apps 2:43 PM
  • "Spaced Away Slim Review: Help an escape pod get through treacherous space with complex orbits and transits through various spacial obstacles." 148Apps 11:09 AM
  • "MotoHeroz Review: MotoHeroz is the new trial racer from RedLynx, bringing physics-based action to their typical formula." 148Apps 10:53 AM
  • "Cavorite 2 Review: When the core elements are pretty freakin' great, it's hard not to enjoy getting more of the same. With a few minor additions, of course." 148Apps 8:54 AM
  • "Harry the Fairy Review: Join Harry on a mission to rescue his fairy friends." 148Apps 3:26 PM
  • "How to subscribe to magazines on your new iPad" iMore 9:27 PM
  • "How to download and read iBooks and Kindle eBooks on your new iPad" iMore 9:19 PM
  • "iPad 3 4G Teardown"  iFixit 11:07 AM
  • "Everything you need to know about the new iPad" CNET News 9:11 PM
  • "iPhone & iPad Live 285: 2012 iPad buyers guide" iMore 6:49 PM
  • "Test-drive the new iPad for 30 days: Have you ever wanted to pick up the latest electronic gadgets and test them for a month before committing to fully purchasing them? A new subscription-based site lets you do just that." CNET Reviews 3:49 PM
  • "A Few Questions (and Answers) About the New iPad" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:26 PM
  • "Dear Aunt TUAW: Help me transfer documents" TUAW 2:46 PM
  • "Should I buy a New iPad? Your questions answered: If you live in the UK is it even worth buying a New iPad since the stand-out feature, LTE 4G, won't even be available here?" Macworld UK 2:41 PM
  • "New iPad available Friday, here's what you need to know" MSNBC 11:24 AM
  • "8 Ways to Survive Apple's New iPad Launch (if You're Standing in Line)" Techland 8:45 AM
  • "How to get rid of your iPad 2" The Verge 8:19 AM
  • "How to Wait in Line for an iPad — The Right Way" Wired 8:05 AM
  • "Apple's New IPad Makes Sydney Debut to Widen Google Lead" Bloomberg 9:17 PM
  • "Will Retina-ready iPad apps explode in size? Not necessarily" CNET News 9:11 PM
  • "Cassandra -Friday Review -The Weekend Arrives" eXtensions 8:39 PM
  • "Two Years with the iPad: Was It Worth It?" ReadWriteWeb 7:23 PM
  • "Will Apple Need to Re-invent the Phone All Over Again?" The Motley Fool 6:49 PM
  • "Choosing between a new iPad and an iPad 2" Macworld 6:48 PM
  • "iPad vs. iPad: Which 4G tablet should you choose?" GigaOM 6:13 PM
  • "Waiting In Line For The New iPad" BYTE 5:40 PM
  • "The New iPad Is Insufficient As A Real E-Reader" Seeking Alpha 5:40 PM
  • "Must...Have...Sparrow...For...iPad" Techland 5:39 PM
  • "Hidden Dimensions: Apple & HDTV: Shifting from Domination to Delight" The Mac Observer 3:09 PM
  • "Why The New iPad Made Me Buy An iPod Touch Instead Of An iPhone [Opinion] Cult of Mac 2:38 PM
  • "Top 10 Reasons There Won't Be a 7" 'Mini' iPad in 2012" CPGBuzz 2:26 PM
  • "Apple Needs to 'Pull an iPad' on Its iPhone" Minyanville 2:25 PM
  • "Happiness is a new computer" ZDNet 12:06 PM
  • "Why the iPad Can't Use FaceTime Over LTE: It's Apple's Call" Mashable 4:43 PM
  • "Verizon's LTE iPad finally gives us data how we always wanted, on our terms" ZDNet 12:06 PM
  • "Why China Matters To Apple, Others: This Year It Will Become The World's Largest Smartphone Market" TechCrunch 11:51 AM
  • "Will Android tablets overtake the iPad by 2015?" ZDNet 11:41 AM
  • "Why I'm buying a new iPad, despite my own advice: After a drop off a desk destroyed my iPad 2, I went back to my Android tablet, a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. But I won't be staying." CNET News 2:25 PM
  • "New iPad: 6 Observations/The early reviews are in and it's no surprise that Apple's new iPad is receiving heaps of praise. Here are some interesting discoveries made by the reviewers." InformationWeek 2:25 PM
  • "iPad: It's more than just the hardware" Tech.pinions 11:11 AM
  • "The iPad: A force to take on the xBox and PS3" Edible Apple 11:05 AM
  • "Study: You Wish Your iPhone Display Was Bigger" AllThingsD 9:50 AM
  • "The Only Thing You Need To Know About The New Apple TV" Business Insider 8:54 AM
  • "Hey Apple, Thanks for Cracking the Whip on App Cheaters" MacNewsWorld 8:50 AM
  • "The new iPad doesn't allow FaceTime over LTE" The Verge 8:36 AM
  • "Apple Is Pissed of Hong Kong Tech Magazine Reviewing The New iPad Before Launch" M.I.C. Gadget 8:44 AM
  • "Apple ticked off by an early new iPad review?" UberGizmo 8:35 AM
  • "Why Doesn't the New iPad Allow FaceTime Over LTE?" Gizmodo 8:34 AM
  • "More rumors circulate about a 15-inch Apple MacBook Air arriving in April" ZDNet 8:31 AM
  • "New iPad's VGA front camera and Apple's history of holding back from perfection" ZDNet 8:31 AM
  • "16 reasons NOT to buy a new iPad (including 7 that haven't changed from earlier iPads)" ZDNet 8:31 AM
  • "On Fearing AAPL And The Law Of What Goes Up Must Come Down" PixoBebo 8:26 AM
  • "There'll Be No ICar, But More IPhone-Equipped Cars" MacNews 8:25 AM
  • "Samsung gets Apple patent smackdown" SlashGear 8:09 AM
  • "Tim Cook Dragged Path's Dave Morin Into His Office And Grilled Him" Business Insider 10:53 AM
  • "Apple's New Retina Display: Do All Those Pixels Matter?"  Wired 8:04 AM
  • "Apple's new iPad: The reviews are in" Tech.Blorge 11:36 AM
  • "Apple's New iPad Reviewed: Epiphanies, Some Near-Fainting and Screen Delight" Techland 8:46 AM
  • "New iPad review roundup: Retina Display + LTE are a killer combination" VentureBeat 8:39 AM
  • "The iPad Reviews Are In: Faster, With an Outrageous Display" Forbes 8:22 AM
  • "My review of the new iPad Reviews. How Meta!" GigaOM 8:19 AM
  • "Mossberg: Apple 'Strengthened' The iPad's Position As The 'Best Tablet On The Market'" Business Insider 8:04 AM
  • "Are You A Bad IT Manager? Here are four warning signs that you might be demoralizing your staff and hurting your company's productivity and bottom line." InformationWeek 12:57 PM
  • "Aereo Has Landed (in New York): First Impressions/Hands-on with the brand new Web-based TV experience." Technology Review 11:48 AM
  • "Google Search Changes In A Nutshell: Please Stop Talking Trash About SPYW, We Have Semantic Search!" TechCrunch 11:46 AM
  • "IT Skills Shortages Inside Companies Hamper Profitability, Productivity" CIO 11:30 AM
  • "China to Overtake U.S. as Top Smartphone Market in 2012" PC Magazine 11:27 AM
  • "Lenovo IdeaPad U300s Ultrabook Review" HotHardware 11:14 AM
  • "Essential browser tools for Web developers: IT professionals weigh in on the most useful browser add-ons for Web designers and developers" Computerworld 10:53 AM
  • "Why new programming languages succeed -- or fail" InfoWorld 10:52 AM
  • "Cable TV, Wireless Phones and the Great Spectrum Hunt" E-Commerce Times 10:37 AM
  • "Cloud Computing Specialists in High Demand: Report" eWeek 10:38 AM
  • "The 100 Coolest Cloud Computing Vendors Of 2012" CRN 10:29 AM
  • "Have online comment sections become 'a joke'?" CNN 10:28 AM
  • "Galaxy Tab 7.7 an admirable also-ran" Boston Globe [Free Registration Required] 10:22 AM
  • "Anonymous releases an OS?" ZDNet 12:04 PM
  • "With Elevate Hotspot, AT&T Gets Over 4G Disgrace" TheStreet 9:38 AM
  • "I am passionate about Windows Phone, just give it a try" ZDNet 9:58 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "The Retina iPad Apps To Test Tonight And Tomorrow" TechCrunch 9:27 PM
  • "Apple Lists Retina-Enabled Apps for New iPad" MacRumors 9:26 PM
  • "YBUY, New Try-Before-You-Buy Online Subscription Service, To Offer Apple's New iPad, Starting April 1" PRNewswire 8:10 PM
  • "Mint Market Launches Mobile Shopping App for Mint Condition Pre-Owned Items" PRNewswire 8:10 PM
  • "ScoreMobile® Now Takes You Even Closer to the Action" PRNewswire 8:10 PM
  • "Latest Trend in iPhone Docks Forged by Element Case" PRNewswire 8:10 PM
  • "Tencent Helps iOS Game Developers to Cross Borders at Great Wall Club's Mobile Game Salon During the Game Developer Conference" PRNewswire 8:10 PM
  • "'Infinity Blade 2' update adds 2048 x 1536 iPad Retina Display graphics" The Verge 7:02 PM
  • "Rexly puts all your mobile music in one app" Macworld 4:43 PM
  • "FT Apps Releases Save the balloon for iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch" PRWeb 4:23 PM
  • "BlackBerry Continues to Lose Against iPhone, Technology Report by Profit Confidential" PRWeb 4:22 PM
  • "iHangy Lets iPhone / iPod Lovers Hang with Their Apple Devices All Day Long" PRWeb 4:22 PM
  • "Mad Dogg Athletics and Digifit® Launch New Spinning® app and Spinning Tracker Website" PRWeb 4:22 PM
  • "plasq Announces Comic Life 2 for Windows and New Cross-platform Sharing Across Mac OS X, Windows and iPad" PRWeb 4:22 PM
  • "Networking Is the Key for Small Businesses to Survive and Thrive in 2012: Your Network = Your Net Worth. Network with Steve Wozniak at MegaPartneringV" PRWeb 4:22 PM
  • "English Version of Popular Babysitter and Nanny Finder App Now Available for iPhone" PRWeb 4:22 PM
  • "OtterBox & Realtree Bring Pink iPhone Protection to AT&T" Business Wire 4:21 PM
  • "e.p.t Launches Ovulation Calculator Mobile App for iPhone" Business Wire 4:21 PM
  • "MyLife Launches Much-Anticipated iPhone App – Connecting Everyone. All in One Place.TM" Business Wire 4:21 PM
  • "Here are 20 apps ready to go for the new iPad" CNET News 3:50 PM
  • "I am breaking my own rule by writing about this iPhone charger, that's how cool it is" BetaNews 2:53 PM
  • "Top 10 Accessories for the New iPad" PadGadget 2:46 PM
  • "iOS 5: An Exploitation Nightmare?" iClarified 2:42 PM
  • "New revelations in The Final Hours of Mass Effect 3 app for the iPad" VentureBeat 2:37 PM
  • "JuiceTank battery backup case with wall plug hits Kickstarter" Insanely Great Mac 2:23 PM
  • "Weather Pro Looks Stunning With Hi-Res, Interactive Retina-Ready Maps" Cult of Mac 11:41 AM
  • "Sonos app redesign for Mac and PC adds universal search, coming next week" The Verge 10:53 AM
  • "You vs. Cat: The First Interspecies iPad Game Debuts Today" AllThingsD 10:53 AM
  • "Bethesda Is Developing a Game for the iPad or iPhone" Forbes 10:51 AM
  • "Pioneer 2012 AV receivers double down on AirPlay" CNET Reviews 10:07 AM
  • "WD releases Thunderbolt drive: Up to 6TB of storage" The Register 11:12 AM
  • "Western Digital Unveils Expensive Thunderbolt Duo External Storage Solutions" DailyTech 9:28 AM
  • "'s iPad app is better than the remote for navigating streaming Video services" VentureBeat 8:50 AM
  • "Even BitTorrent Sites Are Serving iPad-Friendly TV Shows" Cult of Mac 8:38 AM
  • "Byword Is An Elegant iCloud-Syncing Markdown Editor For iOS" Cult of Mac 8:38 AM
  • "Coming Soon to an iPad Near You: More Sesame Street Books" AllThingsD 8:34 AM
  • "2-in-1 Pouch and Stand Case for iPad 1 / iPad 2 / iPad 3 (Black)" USBfever 8:27 AM
  • "Sparrow for iPhone Features Intuitive Swipe Control, Smart Contact Lists, and More" Lifehacker 8:41 AM
  • "Sparrow for iPhone goes live, overhauls iOS e-mail" Electronista 8:39 AM
  • "Introducing Target Blaster 2 for iOS" Daily Game 8:23 AM
  • "DuckyTube release free St Patrick's Day app to help with Celebrations" prMac 8:41 AM
  • "VeprIT Resize Sense - Flexible Batch Image Resizer" prMac 8:17 AM
  • "Introducing Target Blaster 2 for iOS" prMac 8:17 AM
  • "iSpherical - A Wizard's Journey - Fun Arcade Jump and Run Puzzle Game" prMac 8:16 AM
  • "iFries lets you enjoy your fries virtually everywhere you go" prMac 8:16 AM
  • "ClockWise - Word Game available now on iOS and Android devices" prMac 8:16 AM
  • "Apple Craze game for iOS released by indie developer GameKlaus" prMac 8:16 AM
  • "Reality Premedia releases Butterfly eguide app for iOS devices" prMac 8:16 AM
  • "Write on Virtual Walls with your iPhone Using the Wallit App" prMac 8:16 AM
  • "Universal release of TheRecipeMgr for iPad and now iPhone" prMac 8:16 AM
  • "The Dating Game iPhone app - The most valuable app on the planet" prMac 8:16 AM
  • "Tapbounce: A physic based puzzle for iOS - Free in march" prMac 8:16 AM
  • "Publish a Video on internet with only one app: Visual Talks for iPad" prMac 8:16 AM
  • "Pictures Mania HD 2 v1.0 for iPad - Spot the Difference Game from China" prMac 8:16 AM
  • "PhatWare Releases WritePad SDK 3.0 for iOS" prMac 8:16 AM
  • "PhatWare Releases WritePad SDK 3.0 for iOS" prMac 8:16 AM
  • "Logical Piano - The best way to learn how to play piano" prMac 8:16 AM
  • "Final Freeway 2R 1.0 - Retro Racer Sequel Hits the Road" prMac 8:16 AM
  • "Consulting Firm Achieves 1,400% ROI with Strategic Business Plan App" prMac 8:16 AM
  • "AP Mobile to showcase new app at SXSW Interactive" prMac 8:15 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Android patent trial set for next month: Android system violates Java patents, Oracle charges in patent and copyright suit against Google. Android suit could run into hundreds of millions of dollars." Reuters 10:27 AM
  • "Oracle lays out long-range Java intentions: Interoperability goals include a multilanguage JVM and improved Java/native integration" InfoWorld 10:52 AM
  • "Forbes Earnings Preview: Oracle" Forbes 12:46 PM
  • "Microsoft sees Window for customers to get with it" Boston Herald 10:23 AM
  • "Three Ways Web Browsing Changes With IE10 in Windows 8: The IE10 app shows off what can be done using Windows 8's Metro style." PCWorld 11:30 AM
  • "Internet Explorer 10: Touch-Friendly, and Securely Sandboxed" Ars Technica 12:02 PM
  • "Microsoft slashes Office 365 prices: Microsoft has taken an axe to Office 365 prices, cutting enterprise charges and giving special discounts to educational users, claiming 'economies of scale' in the service." Channel Register 11:55 AM
  • "Microsoft to Launch Incubator in Israel" WSJ Blogs 10:01 AM
  • "Microsoft Job Postings Hint At Xbox 720: Company is seeking an expert who can 'revolutionize audio' in next version of the Xbox game console." InformationWeek 12:55 PM
  • "Microsoft posts, quickly pulls Xbox 720 job ads" TG Daily 11:51 AM
  • "How 'material' is Dell's deal for SonicWall?" MarketWatch 12:43 PM
  • "Dell plans over 20 data centers in Asia, as customers look to cloud: Dell's first data center in the region is coming up in India, a company executive said" IDG News Service 10:30 AM
  • "IBM Delivers 33 Smarter Cities Challenge Grants for 2012" eWeek 10:39 AM
  • "Texas Hands Troubled IBM Contract To Capgemini, Xerox" InformationWeek 10:11 AM
  • "HP unzips, dangles fat wedge over PC dealers: HP is dangling a sizeable 'discretionary funding' carrot in front of resellers to make them come up with business plans to lure small biz, schools and corporations into buying PCs." Channel Register 11:54 AM
  • "HP engineers support to better target multi-vendor, cloud environments" ZDNet 12:05 PM
  • "HP LeftHand P4900 SSD arrays target virtualised infrastructure" V3 11:58 AM
  • "Intel to take the wheel in connected-car future" MarketWatch 9:51 AM
  • "AMD: Jefferies Ups Rating To Buy; Sees Big Upside" Forbes 9:54 AM
  • "Globalfoundries expects sales to AMD to increase" EE Times 10:37 AM
  • "Cisco Deal for Israel's NDS: It's All About Video Anywhere" AllThingsD 12:43 PM
  • "Why Cisco Paid $5 Billion for N.D.S." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 12:54 PM
  • "Cisco agrees to acquire NDS for $5 billion: Cisco Systems Inc. agreed to acquire NDS Group PLC, the U.K. provider of video software and content-management systems to pay-TV operators, for $5 billion, the companies said on Thursday." MarketWatch 9:51 AM
  • "Cisco to Buy NDS, a Provider of Video Services, for $5 Billion" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:09 AM
  • "Cisco Nabs NDS for $5B, Eyes Video Dollars" TheStreet 9:37 AM
  • "Cisco Beefs Up Video Strategy With $4 Billion Deal for NDS" [Paid Membership Required] 9:43 AM
  • "Cisco vows to give 4,000 Brit kids a proper IT schooling" The Register 11:55 AM
  • "Cameron raises extradition treaty in Obama talks" ZDNet UK 12:37 PM
  • "San Jose, San Francisco, New York Top Cities for IT Salaries" eWeek 10:38 AM
  • "Tablet PC shipments outpace 4Q12 targets, says IDC" DigiTimes 10:36 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple continues to defy gravity as stock hits $600" Reuters 2:32 PM
  • "Apple Shares Hit $600 Ahead of iPad Release" [Paid Membership Required] 2:30 PM
  • "Apple shares top $600" CNNMoney 9:14 AM
  • "Apple's share price tops $600 for the first time in the company's history" The Next Web 9:19 AM
  • "Apple Hits $600" Forbes 9:15 AM
  • "Is Apple Stock Loved a Bit Too Much?" CNBC 9:07 PM
  • "Apple Mania Hits Options" CNBC 6:11 PM
  • "Apple: Piper Ups Target to $718 on Higher iPhone, iPad Share" Barron's 9:29 AM
  • "Can Apple Hit $600? Try $700, Says Wall Street" PC Magazine 8:45 AM
  • "Apple stock seen hitting $718 on sales of 60M iPads, 134M iPhones in 2012" AppleInsider 3:26 PM
  • "How Apple's Stock Could Reach $1,000" Forbes 11:41 AM
  • "Apple: Arguments Against A Dividend, Stock Split And Buyback" Seeking Alpha 8:01 AM
  • "Don't Avoid Apple Just Because You Are Afraid Of Losing Money" Seeking Alpha 8:01 AM
  • "Apple's Cash is the US Corporate Problem Writ Large" Forbes 8:00 AM
  • "Apple Employees Take to All-ETF 401(k)" ITF Trends 8:01 AM
  • "What corporate earnings would look like without Apple" CNNMoney 8:30 AM
  • "Buying Apple At These Levels Is Not As Crazy As It May Appear" Seeking Alpha 2:32 PM
Industry News
  • "U.S. stock rise pushes S&P 500 past 1,400: Dow industrials extend longest winning run in more than a year" MarketWatch 4:23 PM
  • "Financials Lead Wall Street Higher; S&P Tops 1400" FOXBusiness 12:39 PM
  • "S&P 500 Tops 1,400 on Better-Than-Estimated Economic Data" Bloomberg 4:23 PM
  • "S&P 500 Closes Above 1400" TheStreet 4:23 PM
  • "S&P 500 tops 1,400 for the first time since 2008" CNNMoney 4:23 PM
  • "S&P Passes 1,400; Bank Stocks Lead Rally" CNBC 4:24 PM
  • "Stocks Finish Strong: Stocks rose, pushing the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index above 1400 for the first time in almost four years, after another round of solid domestic economic reports." [Paid Membership Required] 4:24 PM
  • "Stocks focus on U.S. recovery" CNNMoney 9:30 AM
  • "London Stocks Fall on Fitch Move" [Paid Membership Required] 9:49 AM
  • "Asian Markets End Mostly Lower" [Paid Membership Required] 9:49 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks end mostly lower; Tokyo up on weak yen" MarketWatch 9:41 AM
  • "European Stocks Extend Highest Level Since July; H&M Advances" Bloomberg 12:44 PM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks edge down; U.S. data in focus/K+S jumps after earnings, Aixtron shares rally after broker upgrade" MarketWatch 9:42 AM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 12:45 PM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 12:45 PM

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