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Tuesday Highlights: Bobby Owsinski at Forbes sees signs of panic at Apple regarding iTunes, suggesting that Apple needs to bring a true "Spotify-killer...in order to keep its total music market share from drastically falling"; and over at TheStreet, John Martellaro sees "mob psychology at work" when it comes to media feeding frenzies when Apple makes a mistake; Michael Bromwich, the court-appointed monitor of Apple's anti-trust ebook settlement, reporting warmer relations with the company, saying "Apple...has significantly improved over the past six weeks"—more in our Apple/Macintosh section; meanwhile, Samsung insisting Apple didn't have anything to do with their smartphone success, chalks everything up to branding; the Korean smartphone maker also says they are not copying Apple, merely benchmarking the competition; Foss Patents suggests a solution to end the battle: Samsung should pay $3 per device to Apple, while Apple should pay $1 per device to Samsung; if you use Mail on OS X, you may want to clean out your Mail downloads to take back precious disk space; Rocco Pendola chimes in with an interesting analysis of how he thinks Apple could kill Android; apparently Apple is pushing carriers to increase prices of iPhone 6; looks like Pioneer will bring CarPlay to your older vehicles via a firmware update for their car multimedia systems this summer; Toshiba announces challenger to the MacBook Pro, sports a 4K display; the leaks keep coming, the latest being a picture of the iPhone 6 front panel, also leaked are photos of iPhone 6 batteries, reports down in our Hardware/Software section where you can find the newest patents granted Apple, including indoor navigation, map printing, and more; Macworld UK reviews the iPhone 5s; Macworld's Rob Griffiths walks through the reasons behind his choosing between a MacBook Pro and Air.
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"New wave of phishing attacks serves malware to PCs and Macs" ZDNet 3/23
"Shopping For Zero-Days: A Price List For Hackers' Secret Software Exploits" ["That iOS exploit price represents just one of the dozens of deals the Grugq has arranged in his year-old side career as a middle man for so-called 'zero-day' exploits, hacking techniques that take advantage of secret vulnerabilities in software. ... Who's paying these prices? Western governments, and specifically the U.S., says the Grugq, who himself is a native of South Africa."] Forbes 3/23
"What the new iPad and Mountain Lion tell us about Apple's upcoming Retina Macs" 9 to 5 Mac 3/23
"Q&A: MacFixIt Answers/We answer questions about moving data to new user accounts, larger virtual memory allotments, and more." MacFixIt 3/23
"Detecting and removing the Flashback malware in OS X: The Flashback Trojan's latest iterations have evolved to infect Macs in different ways, but there are methods to detect and remove them." MacFixIt 3/23
"Lenovo Dreams of Waterproof Notebooks & Acrobatic Displays" Patently Apple 3/23
"Gene Steinberg meets Avram Piltch of Laptop magazine, John Martellaro of The Mac Observer, and veteran columnist Ted Landau, from The Mac Observer and Macworld, this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 3/23
"MacMall Opening New Chicago Store; We Talk With The President" MacNews 3/23
"New iPad controversies and thoughts on the new iPad after one week (Podcast)" Insanely Great Mac 3/23
"Apple Feels Heat From Steve Jobs' Display Choices: There are widespread reports of a heat problem with the new iPad. The problem is so ubiquitous that it even prompted Consumer Reports to run a test." Forbes 3/23
"Video: Apple's hot new IPad wins over reviewers" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 3/23
"Hey, what's wrong with a small iPhone? Is Apple an oddball because its phones continue to be relatively small? It's a stance that seems to run counter to Android smartphone design trends." CNET News 8:18 PM
"Will a Dividend-Tax Hike Spoil the Party? Apple's dividend announcement this past week is good news for income investors, but bad news might be lurking around the corner." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3/23
"Apple investors sideswiped: briefly: by erroneous trade: A mistaken order causes AAPL shares to briefly plunge 9.4 percent until authorities halt trading. Just another boring day in the life of a high-flying stock." CNET News 3/23
"Apple's Starts Trading Again After A Bizarre Crash Halted The Stock" Business Insider 3/23
"Apple's devoted shareholders get rich, and hang on" Reuters 3/23
"Top 10 more interesting ways Apple could spend its $100bn cash-pile" V3 3/23
"Apple: Oppenheimer Ponders the Downside; Risk Favorable" Barron's 3/23
"Tech stocks eke out late gains: Tech stocks managed to put in a mostly upbeat performance Friday, but it was a glitch in a trading system resulting in confusion and erroneous trades of Apple Inc. and other stocks that stood out during the day's market session." MarketWatch 3/23
"U.S. stocks close tough week on bright note: Energy, resource stocks lead rebound to cap worst week of year" MarketWatch 3/23
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