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MacSurfer's Archive: Thursday, March 29, 2012


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Weekend Highlights: Jury in the never-ending patent battle between Apple and Samsung finds the South Korean company must pay $539 million to Apple in damages—reports in our Apple/Macintosh section; in other legal news, court documents reveal Apple did actually know "iPhone 6 was bendier than previous models" concerning touch disease; several articles at Triangle Business Journal cover Apple's close ties with Research Triangle Park, asking if area is actually ready for larger Apple presence, seeing possible revolution in area tech community with Apple's decision; Low End Mac warns of using SATA III drives in a Mac only equipped to handle SATA II; Jon Collins catches up with the creators of Mellel word processor for Mac; Apple blocks Steam app on iOS meaning you can no longer enjoy PC games on your iDevice, Killian Bell at Cult of Mac calls ban "silly".

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  • "America's Favorite Bosses: Can you imagine working for a company where almost every employee approves of the boss's decisions? It turns out that's the case at Apple. With a 97% approval rating, America's favorite boss this year is Apple's chief executive Tim Cook, according to online jobs and careers community"  Forbes 7:58 AM
  • "Apple's Tim Cook is the CEO employees love most, Glassdoor says" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:43 PM
  • "Apple Staffers Like Tim Cook More Than Steve Jobs?" Minyanville 3:19 PM
  • "Apple CEO Cook visits Foxconn iPhone factory: Visit to newly constructed facility in China comes amid criticism of the company's handling of working conditions in its supply chain."  CNET News 7:42 AM
  • "Apple-Foxconn Investigation Finds 'Serious' Violations Of Chinese Labor Laws" Forbes 5:20 PM
  • "Report: Apple device employees in China often work illegal OT" Associated Press 5:26 PM
  • "Apple's Auditor Finds 'Significant Issues' at Foxconn Factories" Mashable 7:47 PM
  • "Apple Supplier in China Pledges Big Changes in Working Conditions" New York Times 8:22 PM
  • "Chinese Leader Asks Apple's Tim Cook to Care for Workers: Apple's supplier Foxconn has been criticized for alleged poor working conditions in its Chinese factories." IDG News Service 7:47 AM
  • "New Apple? Tim Cook Breaks with Tradition on China Trip" WSJ Blogs 7:59 AM
  • "Apple's Chief Visits iPhone Factory in China" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:24 AM
  • "Apple CEO visits Foxconn's iPhone plant in China" Reuters 7:52 AM
  • "Apple's Tim Cook visits Foxconn China factory" BBC 12:39 PM
  • "Apple Boss At Plant Run By Under-Fire Foxconn" Sky News 7:55 AM
  • "Tim Cook Visits Foxconn Zhengzhou Plant and China Telecom Headquarter!" M.I.C. Gadget 8:38 AM
  • "Security Guards Mess Up Upcoming 'World's Biggest' Flagship Apple Store in Dalian" M.I.C. Gadget 8:37 AM
  • "Thanks Apple, But What's Next? Don't get me wrong. I am a very big Apple fan and an even bigger Steve Jobs admirer, but I'm waiting. Waiting for what? Well, waiting for Apple to introduce something entirely new. Something that it has figured out we want, or better yet something it knows we need." Forbes 7:51 AM
  • "Sweden looking into Apple iPad 4G complaints" Reuters 7:58 AM
  • "Apple iTunes, Sony PlayStation Network targeted in suit: South African inventor alleges that iTunes and PlayStation Network are in violation of his patent" IDG News Service 7:52 AM
  • "Apple Seeds Second OS X Lion 10.7.4 Beta To Developers" Cult of Mac 8:31 AM
  • "Apple seeds OS X 10.7.4 build 11E35 to developers (release note included)" 9 to 5 Mac 8:40 AM
  • "iTunes 10.6.1 addresses media handling bugs: Apple updates iTunes to fix hangs, and media reorganization bugs that some users have been experiencing." MacFixIt 7:55 PM
  • "iTunes 10.6.1 Released With Bug Fixes" OS X Daily 8:39 AM
  • "Surveillance spyware migrates from Windows to Mac OS X"  Ars Technica 10:24 AM
  • "Tibet.C Malware Delivered by Poisoned Word Documents Installs Backdoors on Macs" Intego 8:40 AM
  • "Mac malware exploits Microsoft Office vulnerability: Rogue emails distribute booby-trapped Microsoft Word file that installs Mac OS Trojan, researchers said" IDG News Service 12:38 PM
  • "Tackling a newly installed application not opening in OS X: If a newly installed application just bounces in the Dock or quits, then the system may not be handling its quarantine flag properly." MacFixIt 7:55 PM
  • "Clean Writer Pro lets writers focus on writing" Macworld 8:01 AM
  • "Find and Use Hidden Files More Easily with InvisibliX [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 8:31 AM
  • "Remove the Delay when Showing and Hiding the Dock in OS X" Lifehacker 7:53 PM
  • "4 Cheap Mac Photo Effects Apps For Fun And Profit" Mac 360 8:01 AM
  • "How To Heal Blemishes In A Photo (and remove unwanted objects with a click)" McSolo 8:01 AM
  • "How To Break Your Brain On Your Mac In 3 Easy Steps" TeraTalks 8:01 AM
  • "How To View Files On Your Mac In A Crazy New Way (that you're sure not to like)" Mac 360 8:02 AM
  • "How To Backup Files From Your iPhone To Your Mac, Free And Easy" BohemianBoomer 8:02 AM
  • "The Top Free Mac Apps (as told by app customers)" NoodleMac 8:02 AM
Press Releases
  • "HD Converter Mac was Launches to convert Sony Cyber-shot AVCHD to iMovie" prMac 9:11 PM
  • "Get More Storage for Testing Dropbox Camera Uploads" TidBITS 7:32 PM
  • "New 'Take Control of CrashPlan Backups' Ebook Explains CrashPlan" TidBITS 3:18 PM
  • "Autodesk announces AutoCAD 2013 for Mac and Windows" Architosh 1:06 PM
  • "BioShock 2 now available for OS X" AppleTell 8:44 AM
  • "DEVONtechnologies celebrates 10th anniversary with 25% discount" DEVONtechnologies 8:02 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Google's Android has generated just $550m since 2008, figures suggest: Data provided in response to Oracle claim suggests Google gets more revenue from iPhone use than from Android ads and apps"  The Guardian 11:39 AM
  • "The Guardian's Flawed Android Revenue Fantasy - And The Future Of Newsrooms" Silicon Valley Watcher 7:47 PM
  • "Nielsen: Recent U.S. iPhone sales nearly matched Android's" Fortune 12:37 PM
  • "Tech revolution may scrap app: New Web coding threatens lucrative Apple, Google sales"  Boston Herald 7:54 AM
  • "IDC: Android and iOS set to eclipse PCs by 2016" CNET News 7:44 AM
  • "Apple's supply chain: A profile of a Foxconn factory employee" ZDNet 5:19 PM
  • "Tim Cook's China photo album" Fortune 7:51 AM
  • "World (Patent) War: Apple v. Samsung may be the most prominent, but battles over smartphone and tablet IP are raging around the globe. A glimpse of some of the key cases to go before the International Trade Commission." [Infographic] Bloomberg Businessweek 7:51 AM
  • "Flickr's Digital Camera of Choice? iPhone." AllThingsD 8:32 AM
  • "iTunes scam gang netted 'Madonna-level' royalties: The leaders of an 11-strong gang which scammed iTunes and Amazon out of royalties to a level associated with acts like Madonna have been jailed." BBC 4:56 PM
  • "Is Best Buy following CompUSA, Circuit City to certain doom?" CNET News 8:57 PM
  • "Ubisoft mobile games will have cloud save system to let you swap devices" Pocket-lint 8:31 AM
  • "Best Buy: Grasping at Straws" Forbes 7:54 PM
  • "Best Buy: Caught Between Amazon And Apple" Forbes 7:43 PM
  • "Best Buy to Close 50 Stores, Cut Costs" ["Meanwhile Apple Inc.'s AAPL -1.28% phones and tablets, showcased in its own namesake stores, have eroded the status of specialty chains as the one-stop shop for the latest in gadgetry."] [Paid Membership Required] 11:45 AM
  • "How to get leftover spaghetti to power your iPad: Some Brits were in the Bay Area this week trying to persuade the progressive locals to invest in MuckBusters, which allegedly turn your leftovers into energy." CNET News 8:57 PM
  • "Chinese to burn iPads in upcoming celebrations: Chinese people will burn paper replicas of iPads next week at an annual ceremony called the tomb-sweeping ritual during the Qingming (Pure Brightness) Festival, which celebrates the dead." The Register 7:41 AM
  • "Abc - Nielsen Will Rate Ipad Usage" Contactmusic 1:43 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Penney's new CEO receives $53.2 million pay: J.C. Penney Co. gave its new CEO Ron Johnson, who is re-inventing the mid-brow department store retailer, compensation worth $53.2 million in 2011." Associated Press 9:38 PM
  • "After two years on iOS, Zite finally launches Android app" Yahoo! News 7:40 PM
  • "Acer set to unleash 15in fibreglass MONSTER" The Register 1:27 PM
  • "Startups urged to pitch business ideas at InnoTech Summit" Techworld 12:56 PM
  • "Clock is ticking to convert Facebook pages to Timeline" Sacramento Bee 12:39 PM
  • "Amazon Intros Silk Browser Upgrade and More with Kindle Fire Update" PC Magazine 12:31 PM
  • "Amazon to launch 2-4 new tablet PCs in 2012, say sources" DigiTimes 11:42 AM
  • "Nokia Recruits Vespa Rider in Race Against Androids in China" Bloomberg 10:34 AM
  • "Bump Pay: Just Tap Phones to Pay" ABCNews 10:28 AM
  • "Ice Cream Sandwich update hits Nexus, Xoom" TG Daily 12:58 PM
  • "Chrome 18 gets better graphics and more Pwnium bug fixes" V3 1:30 PM
  • "Google opens Campus's doors in London" ZDNet UK 1:42 PM
  • "Google's Autonomous Prius Drives Blind Man to Taco Bell" Wired 1:34 PM
  • "Google Announces New YouTube Vlogger Program and Prizes" PC Magazine 12:31 PM
  • "Google launches Apps Vault for e-discovery" V3 1:30 PM
  • "Blue Jeans Network Undercuts Cisco Video Pricing" InformationWeek 10:16 AM
  • "HTC One series smartphones headed to Germany April 2nd: HTC's much anticipated One X, One S, and One V will hit the German, Austrian, and Swiss markets next week." CNET News 10:06 AM
  • "LivingSocial Launches Takeout And Delivery Service" Associated Press 10:04 AM
  • "Yahoo to Implement 'Do Not Track' Mechanism by Early Summer" [Paid Membership Required] 9:43 AM
  • "Sophos warns of Twitter scam involving Draw Something" CNET News 11:38 AM
  • "Spotify to Remain Free in U.S." Mashable 11:38 AM
  • "iPhone & iPad Live 287: Next iPhone, iPad mini, Draw Something, Angry Birds Space" iMore 7:55 PM
  • "Akos Pfemeter of GRAPHISOFT Talks to Architosh about Open BIM" Architosh 1:06 PM
  • "iPhone 4 Antennagate site goes live, lets you collect $15: A page for iPhone 4 owners who didn't receive a bumper following the so-called 'Antennagate' scandal can now collect their $15 from a class-action lawsuit." CNET News 8:26 AM
  • "iPhone 4 users who spurned free bumpers can now register for $15 'Antennagate' settlement" The Verge 8:01 AM
  • "iPhone 4 owners who don't want free bumpers can register for $15 antennagate settlements" Engadget 8:04 AM
  • "iPhone 4 owners can now pick up $15 'Antennagate' settlement" ZDNet 5:18 PM
  • "iPhone Antenna Class Action Settlement Site Goes Live" The Mac Observer 8:33 AM
  • "Apple places more orders for 13.3-inch MacBook Pro than for 15-inch model" DigiTimes 7:41 AM
  • "Rumor: Apple Shifts New 13 and 15 Inch MacBook Pro Into Production" AppleBitch 8:40 AM
  • "Foxconn to ramp up shipments of new iPads to 12-15 million units in 2Q12, say sources" DigiTimes 11:44 AM
Apple Patent Applications
  • "New Apple 3D App in the Final Stages of Development – See a Screenshot of it on an iPad!" Patently Apple 7:31 PM
  • "Apple's iCloud will teach Apple's Smart TV Remote New Tricks" Patently Apple 3:18 PM
  • "Apple Invents a Killer 3D Imaging Camera for iOS Devices" Patently Apple 9:48 AM
  • "Apple Invents a 3D Creation App for Games & Futuristic Displays" Patently Apple 8:03 AM
  • "Apple Eyes Ways To Improve The 3D Experience" MacNews 9:41 AM
  • "Apple Patents Involve Digital Photography" MacNews 9:35 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "App Price Drops (Highest Rated App Finder) For iPhone And iPad Has Just Been Updated And Is Currently Free" Apple Sliced 8:03 AM
  • "Rat On A Snowboard For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:03 AM
  • "Blueprint 3D For iPhone Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:03 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Deals" MacPrices 8:20 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:20 AM
  • "17" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:20 AM

  • "New iPad Battery Life: Not as Good as iPad 2/In spite of Apple's claims, PCWorld Labs tests show that the new iPad doesn't match the iPad 2 in battery life." PCWorld 7:41 PM
  • "Review: The New iPad (3rd-Gen) - More Than Just a Pretty Face" MacTrast 9:30 AM
  • "Apple new iPad WiFi+4G UK Review: what's it worth in the UK without 4G LTE?" Macworld UK 8:39 AM
  • "New iPad's performance gets iPhoto reality check: The new iPad's chip isn't exactly slow but falls down in some tests against Nvidia's quad-core Tegra 3 chip." CNET News 7:41 AM
  • "Joy Factory styluses are solid, but not exceptional Review" Macworld 11:36 AM
  • "Case-Mate Glam Sparkle case for iPhone review" iMore 8:38 AM
  • "Video Review: SwitchEasy LUX Case for the iPhone 4/4s" Run Around Tech 9:15 AM
  • "The Casellet adds a sleek-looking wallet compartment to your iPhone 4/4S" Macworld 8:01 AM
  • "Arcam's rCube: rMazing Sound, rNfortunate Price [Review] Cult of Mac 4:57 PM
  • "Epson MegaPlex MG-850HD projector sports iPhone dock" Macworld 8:44 AM
  • "iPad Readers Get Comfy With BookWedge — iPad Gear Review" PadGadget 8:39 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "The Gravitational Force in Angry Birds SpaceWired Magazine 7:55 PM
  • "Paper has big potential, several flaws" Macworld 7:54 PM
  • "Paper For iPad: The Notebook That's Like A Real Notebook [Review] Cult of Mac 11:36 AM
  • "Paper: the next great iPad app, from the brains behind Courier" The Verge 8:44 AM
  • "iPad vs paper: Can the iPhone give you a paperless life too?" Electricpig 9:31 AM
  • "Taposé's Split Screen For The iPad: A Visual Tour" BYTE 7:48 PM
  • "Snapguide Makes It Super Easy To Make And Share How-To Guides On iOS" TechCrunch 8:32 AM
  • "TopWrite: Quick and easy utility for sending text through multiple messaging systems." Register Hardware 7:41 AM
  • "DJ Rig Is a House Party in Your iPhone" Wired 1:47 PM
  • "More Popular Than Pinterest, Say Hello To Thumb" App Advice 10:26 AM
  • "Instamatch – iPad app review" PadGadget 8:38 AM
  • "Tracking Major League Baseball, a Perfect Sport for an App" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 12:36 PM
  • "iBomber Defense Pacific Review: Strategic thinking rewarded in this solid tower-defense game" Macworld 7:49 PM
  • "iOS Gems: Bean Bag Kids Present Pinocchio, Bugsy Kindergarten Reading 2.0 + Paper by FiftyThree Article" iLounge 7:55 PM
  • "Sliced Bread Review: Sliced Bread is an easy to pick up and play action game. Players slice and dice pastries that fly in the air. However, it's very similar to other slicing games and doesn't offer anything new." 148Apps 7:54 PM
  • "Motorcity: Drive Review/Steer high powered futuristic muscle cars with advanced weapons systems through tracks at insane speeds." 148Apps 7:54 PM
  • "Node.Hack Review: Node.Hack is a combination of hacking and Pac-Man that has players trying to hack nodes to collect their cash, while avoiding system AIs trying to stop them." 148Apps 11:37 AM
  • "You're On! Review: A gentle nudge towards establishing some better habits. It could do with some more features though." 148Apps 9:30 AM
  • "AstroWings2 – space odysey Review: It gets the obvious stuff right, but this shmup stumbles a bit with the key fundamentals." 148Apps 8:44 AM
  • "A Little Turbulence Review: The world's first cloud-em-up. It's pretty neat too." 148Apps 10:24 AM
  • "Camera Grabber for iOS 5 video walkthrough" iDownload Blog 8:31 AM
  • "View Reminders By Date in Calendar View [iOS Tips] Cult of Mac 4:58 PM
  • "Set a Custom Lock Screen Message to Aid Return of a Lost iPad or iPhone" OS X Daily 11:43 AM
  • "Tips for text on your iPhone and iPad" Macworld 10:26 AM
  • "Continue using the iPhone while AirPlay streaming to Apple TV" Mac OS X Hints 10:25 AM
  • "Connect an iPad 3 to an AppleTV via hotspot tethering" Mac OS X Hints 10:25 AM
  • "The Digital?Physical: On building Flipboard for iPhone and Finding Edges for Our Digital Narratives" Craig Mod 9:37 PM
  • "With Tablet Plan, Google Goes After Apple and Amazon" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:15 PM
  • "Cassandra -Friday Review -The Weekend Arrives" eXtensions 8:11 PM
  • "My Experience with the Local Apple Store" Low End Mac 7:48 PM
  • "iPhone is unstoppable: Now there's a headline I never expected to write, particularly following 'Android is unstoppable' nine months ago. But in the United States, at least, iPhone has nearly matched pace with Androids. Looks like the Apple apologists will get their day. After years of wrongly boasting iPhone's leadership over Androids, they might yet be right."  BetaNews 7:43 PM
  • "Verizon's LTE iPad has one clear advantage over AT&T counterpart" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 7:43 PM
  • "iPads and and Apple TV versus the Smart Board" Examiner 7:41 PM
  • "In Defense of (Apple's) Incremental Improvements" TidBITS 7:33 PM
  • "Tim Cook's honeymoon tour continues" Mac.Blorge 3:18 PM
  • "An iPad Mini Makes Sense. Really. + H in H Roche II Timao iPhone 4/4S Case Unboxing (Video)" Insanely Great Mac 9:01 AM
  • "Why Apple should abandon its 'thermonuclear' war against Android"  ZDNet 11:43 AM
  • "How Apple's Android Bloodlust Kicked Off the Great Patent Wars"  Gizmodo 11:37 AM
  • "Apple Considering Settlement With Samsung, Says Bloomberg Businessweek" Business Insider 10:37 AM
  • "Apple's thermonuclear war on Android" MacDailyNews 8:57 AM
  • "Siri-Style Voice Commands For TV? Some IPhone 4S Users Want It" MacNews 8:53 AM
  • "Why Tech Tangles Are More Painful for Apple Users" MacNewsWorld 8:39 AM
  • "Here's How Law Enforcement Cracks Your iPhone's Security Code (Video)" Forbes 8:38 AM
  • "Apple iTV will not launch until 2013, says research group" T3 8:32 AM
  • "Is the iPad Gimped for International Users?" Gizmodo 8:25 AM
  • "The Sad End: How Apple And Facts Killed Consumer Reports" PixoBebo 8:02 AM
  • "RIM (RIP?) is in its death spiral" 9 to 5 Mac 7:55 PM
  • "Samsung Galaxy S 4G Blaze is a solid choice at $120 price" ZDNet 1:40 PM
  • "PS4 rumors abound" TG Daily 12:59 PM
  • "Don't Dread Tomorrow's Mandatory Switch To Timeline, Study Shows It's Good For 95% Of Facebook Pages" TechCrunch 12:53 PM
  • "Report cites U.S., Canada as malware attack focus" Network World 12:37 PM
  • "14 Tips and Tricks to Take Spotify to the Next Level" PCWorld 12:35 PM
  • "Can U.S. Cell Phone Carriers Learn to Share?" PC Magazine 12:30 PM
  • "20 Ways to Blow Your Tax Refund on Tech" PC Magazine 12:26 PM
  • "Botnet whack-a-mole just might work" InfoWorld 12:17 PM
  • "In rural New Mexico, no 3G for me" CNET News 10:07 AM
  • "BlackBerry Just 5% Of Recent Smartphone Purchases: In the last three months, only 5% of U.S. smartphone buyers chose a RIM BlackBerry, says Nielsen." InformationWeek 12:12 PM
  • "RIM fans, take heart: The comeback trail is well-worn" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 12:10 PM
  • "Wind Map of U.S. patterns blows you away/Our take: Google's new project is a fascinating look at wind patterns." Deseret News 11:39 AM
  • "The pros and cons of a Google Nexus tablet" TG Daily 12:59 PM
  • "What developers can expect at Google I/O 2012: Google's annual developer conference sold out in 20 minutes. Here's what all the fuss is about" InfoWorld 12:15 PM
  • "Android: Is it even a real platform?" ZDNet 1:40 PM
  • "iBUYPOWER Erebus GT Gaming System Review" HotHardware 9:59 AM
  • "Inside SAP's radical makeover" Fortune 9:58 AM
  • "Will Windows 8 Tablets Be Worthy iPad Competitors?" Redmond Pie 8:40 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Mundomono Announces Pinocchio, Another Bean Bag Kids Production" App Advice 9:22 PM
  • "Poddities Money Clip For iPhone Is Stylish, Versatile, Expensive" App Advice 5:28 PM
  • "Ticket to Ride Is First Board Game to Take Advantage of iPad Retina Display" Wired 1:47 PM
  • "Bump Pay Arrives For iPhone" App Advice 11:49 AM
  • "Occupiers Revenge, a Physics-based Game About the Occupy Movement" 148Apps 11:49 AM
  • "Castlight Launches Health Care Shopping Tool for iOS, Android" eWeek 11:48 AM
  • "Track Exercise Workouts With Pushing Weight" 148Apps 9:41 AM
  • "Daily iPhone App: Bobbleshop lets you create and share bobbleheads of your friends" TUAW 9:31 AM
  • "SuperPhoto Easy iOS Photo Sharing App Announced, Accessible to Visually Impaired" PRNewswire 9:28 AM
  • "Cybertest, an Enterprise Assessment Platform from Tata Interactive Systems, is Now Available on the Apple App Store" PRNewswire 9:28 AM
  • "Addition Frenzy: Play Fun Math Games on Tablets, iOS and Android" PRWeb 8:51 AM
  • "ezprints, Inc. Announces Launch of Snapcards Application for the iPhone" PRWeb 8:51 AM
  • "Portfolio Mobile Updated for Mac, iPad and iPhone" PRWeb 8:51 AM
  • "Loopy HD, Live-Looping Musical Instrument and Best App Ever Awards Finalist, on Sale for Easter Period" PRWeb 8:51 AM
  • "Free POS License Enables Opening New Restaurant in Tough Economy" PRWeb 8:51 AM
  • "eBible Launches The World's First Voice-Navigated Bible" PRWeb 8:51 AM
  • "New iBooks for iPad and Digital Curriculum Programs Featured at 2012 National Science Teachers Association Conference" PRWeb 8:51 AM
  • "Organic Gardening Magazine and Safer® Brand Partner to Launch The Planting Planner App" Business Wire 8:49 AM
  • "Nuance Powers Voice Dictation for Snapguide App for iPhone and iPad: New App Features Power of Dragon to Let People Speak Captions as They Create How-To Guides on their iPhone, iPod touch or iPad" Business Wire 8:48 AM
  • "Handcircus set to return to iOS with free game based on Okabu" TUAW 8:38 AM
  • "Best Portfolio App for iPad: You're the Pundit" Best App Site 8:21 AM
  • "Big Screen Fairy Tale released on iOS: MirrorMirrorThe Untold Adventures" prMac 7:55 PM
  • "Math Pack - the complete math refresher app for K-9 kids" prMac 7:55 PM
  • "ClueSweeper now available in iTunes store" prMac 7:54 PM
  • "A beautiful magnifier app with Torch and Save function" prMac 7:54 PM
  • "SmartPlans Update Climbs iTunes Charts" prMac 11:02 AM
  • "Shave Me! 6.0 Update Adds New Tattoo Kit" prMac 8:32 AM
  • "Templates for Numbers Pro for iPad/iPhone - 115 Customizable Template" prMac 8:32 AM
  • "A Free Flashlight with Proximity Sensor Programmed" prMac 8:32 AM
  • "Feed 'em Up: Buffet now available for iOS - Addictive Puzzle Game" prMac 7:56 AM
  • "ERres 3.0 Medical App for iOS - Emergency Medicine Rapid Reference Tool" prMac 7:56 AM
  • "Create My Own Flash Cards App Gets Babies Talking" prMac 7:56 AM
  • "Children's iPad Apps Become Popular Teaching Aids" prMac 7:56 AM
  • "AstroPlasm Transports Gamers To An Alternate Dimension" prMac 7:56 AM
  • "Alarm Clock - One Touch Pro released on App Store" prMac 7:54 AM
  • "Extreme Flight Premium 1.0 for iOS - Advanced Aerobatic Flight Sim" prMac 7:54 AM
  • "Fishington Studios Prepares the World for the Apocalypse with iSurvival" prMac 7:54 AM
  • "Bestselling Children's Bible: this Easter with new Comic Books for Teens" prMac 7:54 AM
  • "IFUNPLAY Announces Integration with Box OneCloud" prMac 7:54 AM
  • "Zombungee - universal iOS game app on App Store" prMac 7:53 AM
  • "Watch Thousands of Soccer Highlights on your iPhone with Goal 1.0" prMac 7:53 AM
  • "Puzzling Penguins 2 now Free - Available on the iPhone and iPod touch" prMac 7:53 AM
  • "New myGuardianAngel App - Never Face Trouble Alone Again" prMac 7:53 AM
  • "Memo Gea Lets Users Record, Review And Share Their Most Important Info" prMac 7:53 AM
  • "Hoiio Live Brings Your Phonebook to Life" prMac 7:53 AM
Computer Industry
  • "HP's printer problem: The printer industry is experiencing a long, slow decline — and HP is doubling down. That may be a mistake." Fortune 9:57 AM
  • "HP offers contractors a choice: 5 per cent pay cut ... or 100 per cent" Channel Register 1:26 PM
  • "Oracle to buy cloud software maker ClearTrial" MarketWatch 9:49 AM
  • "Oracle Buys ClearTrial for Clinical Trials Software" IDG News Service 12:33 PM
  • "Oracle acquires cloud-based clinical apps provider ClearTrial" ZDNet 1:39 PM
  • "Microsoft urges U.S. court to bar Motorola from enforcement of potential German injunction, offers $300 million bond" FOSS Patents 10:00 AM
  • "Microsoft posts $300 million bond in Motorola Mobility spat" CNET News 10:07 AM
  • "Motorola rejects $300M Microsoft bond to keep Windows 7 in Germany: Windows 7 and the Xbox 360 could be banned in Germany due to patent litigation" IDG News Service 10:42 AM
  • "Microsoft: Keep Moto vid codec patent fight in US, not Germany" The Register 1:26 PM
  • "A window of opportunity for Microsoft with tablets" Los Angeles Times [Free Registration Required] 12:20 PM
  • "Microsoft says majority of touchscreens work with Windows 8" V3 1:30 PM
  • "Microsoft sheds more light on cloud backup service for Windows Server 8" ZDNet 1:40 PM
  • "Microsoft says scale-out storage not needed for big data" The Register 1:27 PM
  • "Dell to Stop Selling Venue and Venue Pro, but New Mobile Devices in the Works" AllThingsD 1:53 PM
  • "Dell hanging up on U.S. smartphone market? A company representative says the PC maker has discontinued sales of its Venue and Venue Pro, and no replacements are in the offing." CNET News 10:08 AM
  • "Dell Exiting U.S. Smartphone Market: Report" eWeek 11:45 AM
  • "Dell Gives Up On Selling Smartphones In The U.S. (For Now, Anyway)" TechCrunch 12:54 PM
  • "Dell blows Clouds of love into the channel: Dell is belatedly lifting the covers off a cloud services and solutions certification track for channel partners from mid-April." The Register 1:25 PM
  • "Why it's too early to judge Intel's Ultrabook" ZDNet 1:39 PM
  • "White House to Spend $200 Million on 'Big Data'" Techland 1:28 PM
  • "President Obama targets $200 million for big data boost: U.S. government looks to bolster techniques to access, organize, and collect information from huge volumes of digital data." Network World 12:37 PM
  • "IT execs must deal soon with worker use of social tools: Workers push for IT adoption of social networking tools like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, video and Foursquare" Computerworld 10:43 AM
  • "Skilled IT leaders still in demand" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 12:04 PM
  • "Startup tech jobs go begging -- how to get yours: More than 14,000 jobs are waiting to be filled at startups, including thousands for software engineers and developers" InfoWorld 12:15 PM
  • "Tech revolution may scrap app: New Web coding threatens lucrative Apple, Google sales" Boston Herald 10:35 AM
  • "Android to Outpace Windows Devices by 2016" PC Magazine 12:30 PM
  • "Android Expected to Eclipse Windows Devices by 2016" PCWorld 12:34 PM
  • "Android To Surpass Windows By 2016: IDC/Shift from the desktop to mobile computing will cost Microsoft its top spot in the OS market by 2016, IDC predicts." InformationWeek 10:16 AM
  • "World IT sales up 15 per cent in Q4 ... er, 5 if you remove Apple" Channel Register 1:26 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple Insiders Dump Stock" Forbes 10:24 AM
  • "Apple: Fretting Over iPad Demand, Analyst Advises Caution" Forbes 12:36 PM
  • "iPhone vs burrito. Guess who wins?" GigaOM 11:36 AM
  • "Apple: BMO Ups iPad Estimate on Enterprise Prospects" Barron's 7:44 PM
  • "Don't Buy Apple?" [Video Report] CNBC 10:59 AM
Industry News
  • "Tech Stocks: Tech stocks slump despite Red Hat gains/Open-source software maker surges to decade high on results" MarketWatch 1:51 PM
  • "U.S. stocks ends mostly lower; Dow gains: Blue-chip Dow index stages a late-session turnaround to rise 0.2%" MarketWatch 4:59 PM
  • "S&P 500 Trims Loss on Speculation Selloff Was Overdone" Bloomberg 4:59 PM
  • "Economic Worries Pressure Stocks" FOXBusiness 12:10 PM
  • "Stocks Manage Mixed Close After Lackluster Jobs, GDP Data" TheStreet 4:59 PM
  • "Stocks end mixed on lackluster economic reports" CNNMoney 4:59 PM
  • "Dow Climbs Late to Eke Out a Gain" [Paid Membership Required] 5:00 PM
  • "Stocks: Growth worries keep investors sidelined" CNNMoney 9:30 AM
  • "Canadian stocks down on data, commodity prices" MarketWatch 1:51 PM
  • "Hong Kong Leads Asia Market Drop" [Paid Membership Required] 9:43 AM
  • "Asian Stocks Fall for Second Day on China Earnings, U.S. Data" Bloomberg 9:50 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Hong Kong leads Asia stock fall" MarketWatch 9:37 AM
  • "European Stocks Fall for a Third Day" [Paid Membership Required] 1:46 PM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe ends sharply lower on data; yields jump/Italy's FTSE MIB index drops more than 3%" MarketWatch 1:47 PM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 9:39 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at the close of trading" Associated Press 9:39 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 1:53 PM
  • "Our Outlook for Tech & Communication Services Stocks" Morningstar 9:55 AM
  • "5 Cloud Plays With Significant Growth And Upside Potential" Seeking Alpha 9:57 AM

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