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MacSurfer's Archive: Tuesday, March 20, 2012
 

 

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Weekend Highlights: Over at The Telegraph, Roy Williams believes Apple should tap into the tremendous R&D talent in the UK; Computerworld's Mike Elgan highlights three groups who can't wait for the Apple Watch, developers, accessory makers, and market analysts; Will Apple play Christmas spoiler for retailers as consumers opt for expensive iPhone 6 models?; you may have noticed Apps in the App Store are no longer "Free" but instead say "Get", Philip Elmer-DeWitt explains; Jonny Evans dives in to the Apple Pay pool and how users of the service spend big; is Apple's thermonuclear war on Android over? It might be suggests Jeff John Roberts at Gigaom, in light of court filings; Apple updates iWork for iCloud with more languages, fonts, easy file renaming — more in our OS X section; Ted Landau discusses bug causing Yosemite to rename shared computers; Dennis Sellers reviews WALTR, an OS X app letting you copy files to your iDevice w/o iTunes; iPhone 6 outselling iPhone 6 Plus was 6:1, now down to 3:1; current "Apple suppliers say GT Advanced promised too much"; Gorilla Glass 4 very tough; more dangers in Masque malware as legit apps have been infiltrated; iPhone 6 Plus shipping times down, in stock in more places ahead of holidays; TechCrunch has a pic of a 24k gold iPad Air 2; John Stewart received a surprising call from Steve Jobs after the comedian skewered Apple on his show; is the future of homework to be found in video games!?; and could games receive new ratings for sexism?; Walt Mossberg's Re/code blog kills comments.

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "In-Stat: Apple to be top mobile processor company/Apple could overtake Intel as the world's top mobile processor company by the end of the year" IDG News Service 2:42 PM
  • "Interpreting Apple's script: True, Apple will not able to grow over the next 15 years as much as it has grown over the last 15. But CEO Tim Cook has listed several reasons why the tech giant still has plenty of room left to run." Fortune 3:26 PM
  • "Apple's future looks rosy to the core for investors"  Boston Herald 8:54 AM
  • "Apple's next hot release: The dividend check/Apple takes a turn away from the sleek and offers investors the humble dividend instead"  Associated Press 7:43 AM
  • "Tim Cook's latest promise to Apple's employees: In the recent event discussing Apple's cash plans, Tim Cook stated that the primary objective of the stock repurchase program is to reduce dilution from the ongoing distribution of shares to Apple's employees and executives as part of their future compensation."  asymco 8:02 AM
  • "Apple's Deep Pockets: Forbes insight on what Apple's dividend means for investors, the company and the tech industry." [Video Report] Forbes 3:07 PM
  • "Apple Finally Returns Cash To Shareholders, Pushes Shares Above $600" Forbes 7:43 AM
  • "Apple's Move Puts Spotlight on Foreign Cash Holdings" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:46 AM
  • "Apple's real triumph is skirting stupid deals" MarketWatch 8:23 AM
  • "Apple Sells 3 Million iPads: What It Means/Apple sold more iPads in four days than RIM has sold PlayBooks and Motorola has sold Xooms--combined--in the last year."  InformationWeek 10:23 AM
  • "Apple's iOS devices: Selling 'em as fast as it can make 'em" Fortune 7:40 AM
  • "Third-Generation iPad Sells 3 Million in First Weekend" TidBITS 4:27 PM
  • "Why The iPad Will Change How We Work" Tech.pinions 9:17 AM
  • "Apple widens its lead in survey of app developers: Apple has cemented its dominance as the most popular mobile platform among application developers while Google's Android has receded and Research In Motion's devices plunged anew, according to a quarterly survey that may signal sales trends for mobile devices."  Reuters 7:41 AM
  • "Apple Fails to Wrest Android Data From Motorola Mobility"  Bloomberg 2:56 PM
OS X
News
  • "Mac-based designers help launch website for 2012 Paralympic wheelchairs: Designers claim they could not have created the site for RGK Wheelchairs without Apple's technology" Macworld UK 8:23 AM
  • "'iTunes Producer 2.6' Appears in OS X Software Update" MacRumors 12:30 PM
  • "'Surprise' Mac app quickly configures iOS devices: Apple Configurator 1.0 streamlines initial setup and configuration of iOS devices" InfoWorld 10:44 AM
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "Aperture 3: Data from XMP files does not import from an SD card" Apple Support 6:04 PM
  • "Apple issues software installer update: If you own a Mac system that is running OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard and are having trouble installing software updates issued by Apple, then a new patch might fix the problem." CNET Reviews 7:18 PM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Sonos Controller 3.7 for Mac and PC hands-on" The Verge 8:15 AM
  • "Review: TransiMatic for Final Cut Pro X-axes" IT.Enquirer 7:52 AM
  • "Mac Video Tip: Locking Files In Mac OS X Lion" MacTrast 8:03 AM
  • "Use a Mac OS X Stack to Show Recent Items [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 8:53 AM
  • "Simplify the OS X Finder to Look Like a Retro Mac OS Classic Style" OS X Daily 11:03 AM
  • "Google Earth for iOS opens .kmz files from websites or sent by e-mail" Mac OS X Hints 10:28 AM
  • "The Easiest Way To Use Your Mac And Never Click The Mouse" Mac 360 7:51 AM
  • "How To Snap Color From Pixels On Your Mac's Screen With The Easiest Snap Tool Ever" McSolo 7:50 AM
  • "The Most Popular Free Mac App That You Don't Need" TeraTalks 7:52 AM
  • "More Free Ways To Add Magic To Your Mac's Mouse Or Trackpad" Mac 360 7:52 AM
  • "How Much Is A Mac App Launcher Really Worth To You?" BohemianBoomer 7:52 AM
  • "Try The Free Mac Video Player You Never Heard Of But Probably Want Anyway" NoodleMac 7:51 AM
Op/Ed
  • "Heavy-handed iPhone and iPad Management Is Really Just Old Thinking By IT Directors" Cult of Mac 8:26 PM
  • "Another Crystal Clear Sign That OS X Is Going to Die Really Soon"  Gizmodo 8:22 AM
Press Releases
  • "Preview of MoneyWiz for Mac" prMac 9:49 AM
  • "Lion Cache Cleaner, Cocktail updates arrive" FairerPlatform 9:27 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Video Speed Trap Lurks in New iPad/Users Find the Superfast 4G Link Carries a Big Cost: Churning Through Data Limits in Mere Hours" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7:00 PM
  • "Apple begins to ease new iPad availability, orders now showing 1-2 week deliveries" The Next Web 8:25 AM
  • "New iPad Shipping Delays Are Already Easing For Apple's Online Store" Cult of Mac 8:10 AM
  • "New iPad order lead times shrink to 1-2 weeks" Electronista 11:02 AM
  • "Apple's working hours in China down to 48 a week, within 1 hour a day of the US average" The Next Web 2:42 PM
  • "Mobile Data Use Surging, but Tablets Largely a Wi-Fi-Only Affair" AllThingsD 7:39 AM
  • "Tim Cook convinces AT&T to unlock customer's iPhone" 9 to 5 Mac 10:32 AM
  • "Apple TV revolution on mute in Canada: Apple Inc. has launched its assault on the living room with Apple TV, a device that creates a wireless connection between a television and computer, but Canadians are likely to find it of limited use." National Post 2:55 PM
  • "Yo Apple, maybe time to change your iPad 2 billboards? The new iPad is a smash hit, but billboard advertisements aplenty still promote Apple's iPad 2" CNET News 1:50 PM
  • "Apple updates Report on supplier working conditions" TUAW 5:38 PM
  • "Foxconn Workers See A Quarter Wiped Off Their Salary As Dormitory Rents Increase" M.I.C. Gadget 7:59 AM
  • "Source: The iPhone Could Drive Sprint To Bankruptcy" App Advice 11:05 AM
  • "Killed By Apple's iPhone: Is Sprint Next?" Forbes 2:44 PM
  • "Rumors: Verizon leak hints at shared data plans; Sprint plans to offer TEP coverage for iPhone" 9 to 5 Mac 5:48 PM
  • "Stanford University and Apple: A beautiful relationship" TUAW 12:50 PM
  • "Watch these people try to destroy the new iPad" Digital Trends 9:16 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Airlines look to satellites for Wi-Fi Internet in the sky" USA Today 11:10 AM
  • "Facebook 'cloaking' flaw allows unexpected snooping" The Register 11:09 AM
  • "Corel Launches CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X6" PC Magazine 10:53 AM
  • "DrupalCon 2012 Kicks Off in Denver" eWeek 10:31 AM
  • "Facebook crowns world's best hacker -- a Russian again" Daily News 10:26 AM
  • "Cell-to-Wi-Fi roaming is on the way, but may come with a price: The GSMA and WBA expect to harmonize different approaches to automatic mobile handoffs in nine months" IDG News Service 10:24 AM
  • "Vibrating tattoo alerts patent filed by Nokia in US: Vibrating magnetic tattoos may one day be used to alert mobile phone users to phone calls and text messages if Nokia follows up a patent application." BBC 10:17 AM
  • "Mozilla CTO Declares Video War Lost: Brendan Eich says Firefox must play H.264 video to be relevant in the browser market." InformationWeek 10:13 AM
  • "New Verizon CEO got $16 million pay raise in 2011: McAdam saw pay triple even as he pushed sacrifice from wireline workers" Network World 10:55 AM
  • "Yahoo? Progress Happening under Thompson, Says Stifel" Barron's 9:58 AM
  • "Tieto Cuts 1,300 Jobs in Strategy Revamp to Focus Offerings" Bloomberg 10:19 AM
  • "Google Explains Gmail's Spam Filtering Process" PCWorld 10:54 AM
  • "Google Signals First Day of Spring With Marimekko Doodles" eWeek 10:31 AM
  • "Facing Fees, Some Sites Are Bypassing Google Maps" New York Times 9:59 AM
  • "Google nabs Digg founder to boost Google+" CNNMoney 9:31 AM
  • "Gmail: That's spam, and here's why" CNET News 8:45 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "The Portable Podcast, Episode 129" 148Apps 12:50 PM
  • "Mac Geek Gab Podcast: MGG 386: SXSW, iPad 3, Plus Listener Questions Answered" The Mac Observer 11:38 AM
  • "An Interview With Rob Schmitz, The Reporter Who Fact-Checked Mike Daisey [TCTV] TechCrunch 11:03 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Our test finds new iPad hits 116 degrees while running games" ["During our tests, I held the new iPad in my hands. When it was at its hottest, it felt very warm but not especially uncomfortable if held for a brief period. We also noticed that the new iPad wasn't charging while the game was running and it was plugged in. In fact, the battery continued to drain. It charged normally, however, when we weren't running a game."]  Consumer Reports 2:49 PM
  • "CNET Labs investigates iPad heat complaints: CNET Labs, the testing and diagnostic division of CNET Reviews, is currently testing the new iPad for any unusual internal heating caused by its A5X processor."  CNET News 4:21 PM
  • "Apple IPad Tested by Consumer Reports Amid Heat Complaints" Bloomberg 12:09 PM
  • "Apple iPad investigated for reports of excess heat" Reuters 12:09 PM
  • "Thermal imaging: New iPad runs 10 degrees hotter than iPad 2, but still within operating requirements" iDownload Blog 8:05 AM
  • "New iPad Runs About 10 Degrees (F) Hotter than iPad 2" MacRumors 8:01 AM
  • "Apple's Chilly Response to iPad Heat Complaints"  AllThingsD 11:06 AM
  • "Third-gen iPad 'operating well within our thermal specifications,' says Apple" Ars Technica 11:06 AM
  • "Here's What Apple Says About All Those New iPads Heating Up" Business Insider 10:33 AM
  • "The case of the mysterious iPad magnets" CNET News 10:11 PM
  • "Retina iPhone Apps Now Look Much Better Zoomed In On The New iPad" Cult of Mac 8:04 PM
  • "Apple May Sell Up to 66 Million iPads This Year" Forbes 10:30 AM
  • "Apple Could Sell 12 Million New iPads This Quarter" AllThingsD 8:46 AM
  • "Apple tracking for 12 million iPad sales this quarter" Electronista 8:15 AM
  • "Apple New iPad Sells like Hot Cakes" Zacks 9:03 AM
  • "iPad growth accelerates to 156%, tablet sales to 'measurably' exceed PCs" AppleInsider 8:08 AM
  • "Many Apple Store Customers Can't Tell The New iPad Apart From The iPad 2 [Video] Cult of Mac 10:33 AM
  • "In-App Ads Drain Up To 75% Of Your Phone's Battery" Cult of Mac 8:09 AM
  • "Angry Birds And Other Free Ad-Supported Apps Are Battery Hogs" App Advice 8:17 AM
  • "New iPad costs more to produce, IHS teardown reveals" DigiTimes 8:26 AM
Granted Apple Patents
  • "Apple, Steve Jobs, Win Design Patent for Shanghai Store Design" Patently Apple 7:52 AM
  • "Part 2 -Apple's iWallet: The One that will Rule the World" Patently Apple 12:48 PM
  • "Future Mac Keyboards Could Have Multi Color Display Features" MacNews 9:04 AM
  • "Apple Wins First Coded Magnet Patent for iPad Smart Cover" Patently Apple 9:59 AM
  • "Apple Granted Patent For IPad Smart Cover" MacNews 8:41 AM
  • "Apple Patent Is For Tactile Feedback" MacNews 9:10 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Little Things For iPad Is Temporarily Available For $0.99 (Normally $2.99)" Apple Sliced 9:04 AM
  • "Azkend HD For iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $4.99)" Apple Sliced 9:04 AM
  • "Fantasy Defense For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:04 AM
  • "iPad (2012) Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:10 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:10 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Deals" MacPrices 8:10 AM
  • "Get 20% Off All Apps With These Discounted iTunes Gift Cards [Deals] Cult of Mac 11:04 AM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 9 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 7:58 AM

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Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "In-depth review: Apple's third generation iPad and iOS 5.1" AppleInsider 8:08 PM
  • "Review: New iPad revolutionary in its subtlety of change" Chicago Sun-Times 9:04 AM
  • "Apple's New iPad: A Hands-On Review" eWeek 10:33 AM
  • "A No Holds Barred Evaluation of the New iPad" HotHardware 11:30 AM
  • "New iPad and iPad 2: The Quadruple Pixel Difference/The new iPad has four times as many pixels as the iPad 2. To really show how this matters, we had to get really, really close to both, but the results are impressive." PC Magazine 11:07 AM
  • "New iPad vs iPad 2: Speaker volume test" iMore 7:58 AM
  • "The new iPad display: Impressive, but lots of room for improvement" ZDNet 8:27 AM
  • "Apple TV 2012 Review: Can You Hear Blu-ray's Death Rattle?" Gizmodo 2:43 PM
  • "Apple TV (3rd Gen) and Apple TV Software 5.0 (Video Review)" Insanely Great Mac 9:09 AM
  • "Review: Three iOS-app-controlled toys" Macworld 10:04 PM
  • "3M's Mobile Projector for iOS Devices Is Amazing" Wired 11:30 AM
  • "The SGP Ava Karen for iPhone 4/4S is a mediocre wallet-style case" Macworld 9:03 AM
  • "Hex Fleet Backpack" Mac|Life 10:32 AM
  • "Just Mobile UpStand review: The aluminium design of Just Mobile's UpStand complements the iPad well" Macworld UK 8:03 AM
  • "Chef Stand and Stylus review: Clever design makes the Chef Stand and Stylus the perfect kitchen aid" Macworld UK 8:03 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Sparrow Review: Well-designed email client elegantly handles messages, contacts" Macworld 12:50 PM
  • "Sparrow Flies but Doesn't Quite Sing" MacNewsWorld 7:55 AM
  • "Five great games that push the iPad 3's Retina display" ZDNet 8:27 AM
  • "Review: Mysteryville 2 HD – An Intriguing Detective Game for the iPad" MacTrast 8:03 AM
  • "Appidemic: Pebble Universe for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch" AppleTell 8:06 AM
  • "'Plants War' Review - Simplified DotA-esque Action" Touch Arcade 8:01 AM
  • "Byword Review: An ideal authoring app for those that need both plain text writing functionality and markdown facilities." 148Apps 12:31 PM
  • "Birthdays For iPhone Review: A reason to never forget a birthday again." 148Apps 11:32 AM
  • "TrafficWonder HD Review: It takes a keen mind to make sure all of the cars get home safely." 148Apps 9:51 AM
  • "Fireball SE Review: This fireball has some slick moves and it will need them to get away from the hordes of enemies out to get it." 148Apps 8:53 AM
  • "Sky Gamblers: Air Supremacy Review/Sky Gamblers: Air Supremacy has a lot to offer fans of flight combat games, but the controls have a tendency to get in the way." 148Apps 10:32 AM
  • "Little Ghost Review: Guide the Little Ghost around 30 levels collecting keys and defeating enemies." 148Apps 4:28 PM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How To Set A Custom Homepage In iOS Mobile Safari Browser On iPhone" Redmond Pie 8:01 AM
Tips
  • "Things to do with your iPad other than sell it" TUAW 2:42 PM
  • "14 Must-Know iPad Tips & Tricks" OS X Daily 2:41 PM
  • "Running Retina-Resolution iPhone Apps on iPad" iLounge 9:05 AM
  • "Ask TUAW: SSDs, Bug Reports, and '4G' iPhones" TUAW 8:06 AM
  • "Drag and drop to install items on iOS devices" Mac OS X Hints 10:28 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "More Consumer Reports sensationalism" Marco.org 10:18 PM
  • "Consumer Reports: New iPad Runs 'Significantly Hotter' than iPad 2" The Mac Observer 7:39 PM
  • "Apple Will Sell Millions Of iPads, Regardless Of Consumer Reports' Latest Claims" Business Insider 6:45 PM
  • "Apple could be top mobile processor maker by end of 2012" AppleInsider 6:45 PM
  • "Do You Have to Be Rude to Manage Like Steve Jobs?" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:11 PM
  • "Some words on the new iPad" HardMac 4:28 PM
  • "Back to My Original iPhone, Thanks to Whited00r" Low End Mac 4:22 PM
  • "Pismo: The Next Generation, Part 1" Low End Mac 4:22 PM
  • "Review: Bad Apple/As the company caters less to the demands of artists and other creative professionals, the quality of its products is slipping."  Technology Review 4:17 PM
  • "iPad Growth Skyrocketing" PadGadget 2:42 PM
  • "Don't drop your iPad [Video] BGR 2:42 PM
  • "Should Apple buy Twitter?"  GigaOM 1:22 PM
  • "Siri, Is This Frank Fazio Apple Lawsuit For Real?" Forbes 1:22 PM
  • "Consumer Reports to 'investigate' reports of iPad and 'excess heat'" MacDailyNews 12:09 PM
  • "Social Magazine Apps Grapple With Advertising" mocoNews 11:04 AM
  • "Apple and Microsoft: Frenemies beat back Android axis in mobile patents/Tech giants are unlikely allies in fighting unfair use of mobile standards" InfoWorld 10:44 AM
  • "Three Things Marketers Need to Know About the New iPad" Forbes 10:43 AM
  • "Apple Continues to Woo More App Developers Than Competitors" DailyTech 10:32 AM
  • "Now What? Suggestions For The iPad 4" App Advice 10:32 AM
  • "The Macalope Daily: Denial" Macworld [Insider Content] 9:50 AM
  • "Is new iPad too hot or not?" BetaNews 4:28 PM
  • "So the iPad Gets a Little Warm" MacStories 3:12 PM
  • "MyiPadIsWarmToTheTouchGate: Consumer Reports Sounds Off on Hot iPad Issue" AllThingsD 2:57 PM
  • "Warmer iPads should land Apple CEO Tim Cook on the hot seat" Appolicious 2:43 PM
  • "New iPad Warms The Heart...And The Hand?" AppleBitch 12:49 PM
  • "Why the new iPad is so hot (literally)" GigaOM 12:10 PM
  • "You're not crazy: New iPad runs 10 degrees hotter than iPad 2" VentureBeat 9:49 AM
  • "Like clockwork: Let the iPad 'overheating' FUD begin!" MacDailyNews 9:26 AM
  • "What is the next industry Apple can disrupt? Banking!" GigaOM 9:03 AM
  • "The New iPad Display, Tested and Praised" Techland 8:53 AM
  • "Should The Next IPhone Have A Larger Display?" MacNews 8:53 AM
  • "Coming soon, Apple's next trick: MacBook Air, Pro upgrade looms" Computerworld 8:51 AM
  • "What does the new iPad mean to business? Expect it to push the bring-your-own-device trend in the workplace" Computerworld 8:49 AM
  • "Has Apple lost its design edge? Not quite: If Apple is the king of design, why are the iPhone and iPad designs the same as the previous generations? Ask Maggie tries to explain." CNET News 8:44 AM
  • "How do sales of the new iPad compare to historical sales data for Apple products?" ZDNet 8:27 AM
  • "Boo Apple...The Great Utility Company...Let the Double Taxation Begin!" Howard Lindzon 8:25 AM
  • "Should The Next IPhone Have A Larger Display?" MacNews 8:23 AM
  • "Woz defends the indefensible -- Mike Daisey"  BetaNews 11:04 AM
  • "Daisey insisted, 'This is a work of nonfiction,' says coworker" Mac.Blorge 9:13 AM
  • "A Sad Story: Mike Daisey didn't just break the rules of journalism. He did a disservice to his own art." Slate 8:07 AM
  • "Monthly Reporting of Excessive Work Hours in Apple's Supply Chain" Daring Fireball 8:05 AM
  • "Apple's Magic Mix (sharing the wealth)" PixoBebo 7:51 AM
  • "Roaming: the missing piece to the smartphone-Wi-Fi puzzle" GigaOM 7:46 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Nokia's creepy 'haptic tattoo' patent" TG Daily 11:07 AM
  • "Teens now text 60 times a day" TG Daily 11:07 AM
  • "Sprint's Galaxy Nexus To Launch On April 15?" TechCrunch 11:05 AM
  • "6 tips for secure cloud shopping" InfoWorld 10:40 AM
  • "The top 10 Google Docs annoyances -- and how to fix them" PCWorld 10:40 AM
  • "Most finders of lost phones try to access personal data, survey finds" CNN 10:22 AM
  • "Survey: Android programmers shifting toward Web apps" CNET News 10:09 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy S III shipping with quad-core Exynos chip?" CNET News 10:07 AM
  • "3 Million New iPads Sold; Windows 8 in October; Mass Effect 3 FTC Complaint" PC Magazine 10:51 AM
  • "Today in Tech: Mike Daisey responds to Apple backlash" Fortune 10:01 AM
  • "Tech in Latin America: A consumer-driven market" MarketWatch 9:41 AM
  • "10 Tech Start-Ups Whose Sizzle Fizzled" TheStreet 9:32 AM
  • "Microsoft to Finish Windows 8, Unroll Tablet Strategy to Challenge Apple" Minyanville 8:08 AM
  • "Devs flirting with–not dating–HTML5 and Windows Phone" GigaOM 7:55 AM
Humor/Cartoons
  • "Watch Conan Relentlessly Jab Apple Around the iPad Launch" Gizmodo 6:45 PM
  • "Apple Stores begin accepting food stamps" Scoopertino 11:30 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "LEGO's 'Life of George' Combines the iOS Camera with LEGO Bricks" Touch Arcade 4:23 PM
  • "Keep Watch On Nearby Boats With Boat Beacon: Real time boat tracking through this inexpensive solution." 148Apps 3:12 PM
  • "Today, March 20, 2012, is the last day to take advantage of 10 fantastic deals before the prices goes back up. Check out the deals below which include resources on the Church Fathers and a wide range of Bible dictionaries." Accordance 12:10 PM
  • "Sonos updates desktop controller apps for Mac and PC: Revamped Sonos 3.7 controller app for desktops and laptops brings universal search and interface improvements." CNET News 10:22 AM
  • "Jeff Gamet Talks Macworld|iWorld, Security, More at Denver Apple Pi" The Mac Observer 9:27 AM
  • "Draw Something for iOS update adds new words, Retina display support for iPad, and more" The Next Web 9:15 AM
  • "PC Shipments Expected to Have Strong Second Half of 2012, Long-Term PC Growth Capped Within Single Digits, According to IDC" Business Wire 8:59 AM
  • "Plantraco Debuts the Most Precisely Maneuverable Remote Control Car to Ever Roam . . . Your Desk!" Business Wire 8:59 AM
  • "Healthper Launches Mobile Application for Apple Platform" Business Wire 8:58 AM
  • "Kony Solutions Announces Support for iOS 5.1, Continues Mobile Industry's Strongest Service-Level Agreement for New OS's and Devices" Business Wire 8:58 AM
  • "DOMK Receives Very High Number of Registrations for Hot New AAPL iPad Accessory" Business Wire 8:58 AM
  • "Full World of Warcraft release coming to iPhone and iPad?" T3 8:21 AM
  • "Popular iOS Flying Game Will Soon Be Flying Off The Shelves" App Advice 8:20 AM
  • "I Don't Think You're Ready For This Jelly" App Advice 8:17 AM
  • "Top 10 Photo and Video Apps for your New iPad" PadGadget 8:03 AM
  • "25 Best iPad Games for Your New 'Resolutionary' Tablet" [Slideshow] Techland 8:01 AM
  • "WaterField Unveils the Indy: A Sleek, Leather Bag for the New Apple iPad" WaterField Designs 7:50 AM
  • "Some Recent Updates to iOS Apps: ArtRage, Cinemagram, SketchMee Lite HD, Adobe Reader, MacHash News and Tea Collection" eXtensions 7:50 AM
  • "Now available on iPad - Kids Fun, more than 70 games and activities" prMac 12:30 PM
  • "New iPad Retina Graphics for Knight Defense HD" prMac 11:05 AM
  • "Kroco Gems for iPhone - The evolution of Tetris" prMac 8:54 AM
  • "GeoFlight USA for iPad - The fun way to Learn Geography" prMac 8:54 AM
  • "Office to PDF 1.0 Released for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch" prMac 7:38 AM
  • "Appsequence Announces New Update For SalaryBook Timetracker" prMac 7:38 AM
  • "Mystery Lighthouse - Classic Adventure Game for iPhone Released" prMac 7:38 AM
  • "Kc8 Studios releases Star Serum 1.0 for iOS - Epic Space Opera" prMac 7:38 AM
  • "Action Block Buster 1.0 for iOS - 360 Degree Ball vs. Block Adventure" prMac 7:38 AM
  • "Teenage iOS Game Development" prMac 7:38 AM
  • "Swipea's Activity Book iOS App Teaches Kids To Appreciate World Cultures" prMac 7:38 AM
  • "Piranhas, Worms and Butterflies Dance to the Rhythm of Swan Lake + more" prMac 7:38 AM
  • "Pepi Bath 1.0 for iOS-Interactive Game for Kids Teaches Personal Hygiene" prMac 7:38 AM
  • "OnePass LT - New password manager for iOS with iCloud support" prMac 7:35 AM
  • "Marware Now Shipping new ENCORE cases for the new iPad" prMac 7:35 AM
  • "InFrame Foto: Functionality and Fun Punctuation Photo App Launch" prMac 7:34 AM
  • "How to make your kids smart with iPhone games" prMac 7:34 AM
  • "The Crazy Horses are stampeding to Apple" prMac 7:34 AM
  • "Bzya introduces Rain Secrets 1.0 for iOS - Tranquil Puzzle Game" prMac 7:34 AM
  • "Cat Wrangler Released for iPhone and iPad" prMac 7:34 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Said to Finish Windows 8 in Summer, Debut October" Bloomberg 9:54 AM
  • "Microsoft to Finish Windows 8, Unroll Tablet Strategy to Challenge Apple" Minyanville 9:59 AM
  • "Movers Will Love Windows 8, Others May Be Shaking" TheStreet 9:33 AM
  • "Which tablets will launch with Windows 8?" InfoWorld 10:40 AM
  • "Windows 8 Launch to Include Very Few ARM-Based Tablets, Report Says" PCWorld 10:54 AM
  • "Tiny pile of Windows 8 ARM slabs slated for October" The Register 11:09 AM
  • "Microsoft Continues to Expand Digital Entertainment Across the Pond" Wall St. Cheat Sheet 9:57 AM
  • "Nokia Windows Phone outselling Symbian in U.K., report says" CNET News 10:08 AM
  • "Microsoft nabs former Yahoo chief scientist to work on big data integration" ZDNet 11:17 AM
  • "Oracle posts improved fiscal Q3 earnings: Oracle surpassed Wall Street expectations with non-GAAP earnings of 62 cents a share on a revenue of $9.1 billion." CNET News 4:17 PM
  • "Oracle Exceeds Estimates on Buoyant Corporate Software Demand" Bloomberg 3:28 PM
  • "Oracle software sales rise, hardware falls" Reuters 4:21 PM
  • "Oracle software sales rise, meet company's target" Reuters 3:28 PM
  • "Oracle Earnings Beat Street, Sending Shares Higher" CNBC 3:27 PM
  • "Oracle improves with higher Q3 FY12 earnings" ZDNet 3:27 PM
  • "Oracle Earnings Are Zooming Again" AllThingsD 4:17 PM
  • "Oracle net income rises 18%, but hardware sales slump: Oracle tries to soften the hardware blow, emphasizing the company's focus on specialized systems, not commodity boxes" Computerworld 6:44 PM
  • "ORCL Rising: FYQ3 Beats; Software License Rev Up 7%" Barron's 3:27 PM
  • "Ahead of the Bell: Oracle to break down 3Q results" Associated Press 10:04 AM
  • "Oracle Earnings Bar Set Low" [Video Report] TheStreet 10:04 AM
  • "Oracle Needs A Comeback" Forbes 12:51 PM
  • "Could HP Reorg Spur Oracle To Make Historic Takeover Bid?" Forbes 2:43 PM
  • "IBM Launches New Predictive Analytics Software and Services" eWeek 10:32 AM
  • "IBM expands offerings in predictive analytics market" V3 11:11 AM
  • "IBM unveils three data analysis packages: New packages of services and software aim to help companies analyze data for financial fraud, consumer behavior, and risk management" IDG News Service 10:42 AM
  • "IBM 'Smart Solutions' Predict Fraud, Risk, Customer Behavior: IBM takes on high-profile problems with combinations of analytic products, pre-built models and dashboards, and supporting services." InformationWeek 10:13 AM
  • "Exclusive: In a Major Restructuring, Hewlett-Packard To Combine Printer and PC Groups" AllThingsD 12:51 PM
  • "HP to combine PC, printer divisions, Report says: HP will make its Printing and Imaging Group a part of its Personal Systems Group, sources told the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday" Computerworld 5:50 PM
  • "H-P to Combine Printing and PC Groups" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 2:55 PM
  • "HP to merge printer, PC arms in revamp: sources" Reuters 2:44 PM
  • "H.P. Is Said to Plan Merger of Computer and Printer Units" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4:21 PM
  • "HP releases tools for mobile app development: Analyst says HP has taken 'a good first step' into mobile app development and deployment with its Application Transformation Solutions" Network World 10:41 AM
  • "New HP application transformation offerings help enterprises tackle growing use of mobile computing and social media" ZDNet 11:17 AM
  • "Intel: New Server Software Can Boost Partner Margins Up To 30 Percent" CRN 10:23 AM
  • "Intel pushes ultrabooks to its channel partners" The Inquirer 2:57 PM
  • "Intel Reinvents Cool With The Creators Project" Forbes 6:44 PM
  • "AMD reaches for the cloud with new server chips: AMD launches new Opteron 3200 chips for servers used in Web hosting and cloud applications" IDG News Service 10:24 AM
  • "AMD unveils Opteron 3200 for cloud hosting, outlines SeaMicro plans" V3 11:11 AM
  • "AMD Opteron 3200 Chips Target Cloud, Web Hosting" eWeek 10:32 AM
  • "Cisco looks beyond BYOD trend with unified IT approach" ZDNet 11:18 AM
  • "Cisco to secure employees' personal devices" Reuters 9:46 AM
  • "Remember Obama's National Broadband Plan? Neither Does Anyone Else." AllThingsD 9:59 AM
  • "Researchers find new type of 'fileless' malware: Borrows worm design to act as a Trojan 'pathfinder'" Techworld 11:06 AM
  • "PC sales outlook murky: 'Significant challenges' for Microsoft, Intel" ZDNet 11:18 AM
  • "PC shipments expected to have strong 2H12, says IDC" DigiTimes 9:53 AM
  • "IDC sees global PC shipments growing 5% in 2012" MarketWatch 11:31 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple shares retreat from record high on dividend" investoo 4:23 PM
  • "FAQ: Apple's dividend" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 3:26 PM
  • "Apple Makes the Right Choice with its Cash Reserves" The Motley Fool 10:05 AM
  • "Apple becomes a portfolio must-have stock: Does becoming a blue-chip mean best years behind?" MarketWatch 10:05 AM
  • "How to Play It: A dividend strategy with Apple in mind" Reuters 10:29 AM
  • "Despite Apple's Complaints, No Shift Seen On Cash Repatriation" Forbes 10:29 AM
  • "Can Apple's stock reach $1,368?" Fortune 10:32 AM
  • "Apple Gets New $740 Analyst Price Target" 24/7 Wall St. 8:27 AM
  • "Sterne-Agee Bumps AAPL Price Target to $740 on iPad, iPhone" The Mac Observer 4:16 PM
  • "Steve Jobs Era Officially Over, But Should You Sell Apple Stock?" Seeking Alpha 9:51 AM
  • "Why Apple's Still a Buy" TheStreet 11:31 AM
  • "Buy Apple, But Not For The Dividend And Buyback" Seeking Alpha 7:42 AM
  • "Banking with Apple Could Pose Serious Challenge to High Street Banks" cellular-news 7:47 AM
Industry News
  • "With Apple rising, tech stocks trim losses: Technology stocks shaved their losses in late trading Tuesday, with Apple Inc. getting back above $600 a share, while Adobe Systems Inc. remained in the red." MarketWatch 4:24 PM
  • "U.S. stocks fall, breaking winning streak: China growth concerns weigh on cyclical stocks like Caterpillar" MarketWatch 4:24 PM
  • "U.S. Exempts Japan, 10 EU Nations From Iran Sanctions" FOXBusiness 4:25 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Fall as Commodities Decline on China Concern" Bloomberg 10:18 AM
  • "Stocks End in Red on China Fears; Banks Gain" CNBC 4:25 PM
  • "Stocks End Lower on Chinese Growth Concerns" TheStreet 4:25 PM
  • "Stocks: Broad sell-off on China growth worries" CNNMoney 4:25 PM
  • "Wall Street slips on China, but retailers offset losses" Reuters 4:25 PM
  • "Worries on China Hurt Stocks in U.S.: Stocks fell as concerns about China's economic growth suspended the rally that had pushed indexes to their highest levels in years." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:26 PM
  • "Stocks: Housing in focus" CNNMoney 9:30 AM
  • "China growth jitters pressure Canadian stocks" MarketWatch 11:31 AM
  • "Asia Markets Slide" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:40 AM
  • "Asian Stocks Fall on Concerns for China, U.S. Economic Growth" Bloomberg 9:42 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Asia markets slide as resource stocks decline" MarketWatch 9:36 AM
  • "European Stocks Dip" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:40 AM
  • "European Stocks Retreat as BMW, Daimler Drop on Sales to China" Bloomberg 9:42 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks drop as banks, miners edge lower/Auto makers pull back after China raises gas prices" MarketWatch 9:37 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 12:32 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares down at 1 p.m." Associated Press 12:32 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies" CBS News 10:14 PM
  • "The tech siren is calling: Should you listen?" Reuters 9:51 AM

 
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