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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".

Today's MacUpdate Promo offers its MacUpdate Desktop for $20.00. "MacUpdate Desktop brings seamless 1-click app installs and version updates to your Mac. With a free MacUpdate account and MacUpdate Desktop 6, Mac users can now install almost any Mac app on with a single click, including thousands of titles not available in the Mac App Store."

  • "Is Apple 'iPodding' the Tablet Market? Competitors beware: With its unparalleled platform and iPad momentum, Apple is poised to corner the tablet market."  PC Magazine 8:35 AM
  • "Why America Needs Apple"  Techland 8:14 AM
  • "Also warming up to Apple's hardware and software: the life sciences industry"  The Next Web 8:27 AM
  • "IPad Trademark Fight to Continue After China Court Ruling: A Chinese court rejected a creditor's application to liquidate Proview Technology (Shenzhen) Co., allowing the failed display maker to pursue its legal fight against Apple Inc. over the iPad trademark in China." Bloomberg 11:35 AM
  • "New Scheduling Rules To Squeeze Employees" ifoAppleStore 8:19 AM
  • "Apple caught in second Siri lawsuit: Californian Man says that Apple misrepresents the iPhone 4S's voice assistant feature in its advertising campaign" Macworld UK 8:39 AM
  • "Apple 'extends' European warranties: Complaints already flood in" ZDNet 9:22 AM
  • "Apple finally gives in, two years warranty for consumers in the European Union" Your Daily Mac 9:20 AM
  • "Apple supplier Foxconn vows to boost salaries and cut hours" CNET News 4:49 PM
  • "EU may quiz Apple, Microsoft vs. Motorola in antitrust dispute" ZDNet 12:13 PM
  • "OS X Lion's User Numbers Quickly Catching Up To Snow Leopard" MacTrast 7:57 AM
  • "New Trojan variant can install without password/Flashback, a Mac Trojan horse that's been in the public eye since it was uncovered by security firm Intego last year, has a new trick up its sleeve: It can now infect your computer from little more than a visit to a website." Macworld 4:54 PM
  • "Unpatched Java Vulnerability Exploited to Infect Macs With Flashback Malware" IDG News Service 11:11 AM
  • "When will tablets also become a smart phone?" ["Q: I have about 8 gigabytes of music on iTunes on my Mac. I recently bought a new Dell laptop, and I would like to transfer my music library to it."] San Francisco Chronicle 7:45 AM
  • "The Best Online Backup App for OS X" Lifehacker 8:41 PM
  • "Sandvox 2 review: Template-based web editing and site creation tool targeted at hobbyists" Macworld UK 8:12 AM
  • "Mac Blu-ray Player review: Turn your Mac into a Blu-ray playing media centre" PC Advisor 8:13 AM
  • "Roccat Browser 2.3 for OS X review" AppleTell 8:15 AM
  • "How to create and use BBEdit clippings" Macworld 10:24 AM
  • "Managed Preferences Part 1. Managing Mac clients -an Introduction." Amsys 8:47 AM
  • "Company Of Heroes – Complete Edition Review: Holding out for a hero" Macworld UK 10:33 AM
  • "Rage review: Guns and gore galore with a telepathic crossbow thrown in" Macworld UK 8:12 AM
  • "Locate the Wallpaper File When Set as Desktop Picture from Safari" OS X Daily 10:33 AM
  • "2 Free Apps To Check, Find, Delete Viruses On Your Mac" NoodleMac 7:32 AM
  • "How Good Is Your Mac's Internet Connection? Find Out Fast With This App" BohemianBoomer 7:31 AM
  • "4 Ways This Free Mac App Is The Coolest Photo Visualizer Ever (but with 2 missing functions)" McSolo 7:31 AM
  • "How To Bring Gmail To Your Mac's Menubar For Free (and why it's not that much fun)" Mac 360 7:31 AM
  • "Please Apple, Don't Move Siri To The Desktop, At Least Not Yet" App Advice 12:12 PM
  • "Don't Mess With Your DNS" ["I lost several hours of productivity to debugging some beta software on my Mac when I was on the road."] ReadWriteWeb 9:13 AM
  • "I've got to say, since hopping on the Quicken 2007 Lion upgrade on March 9th, my experience has been extremely smooth. This finally allowed me to upgrade two Macs from Snow Leopard to Lion. ... All-in-all, I couldn't be happier. No crashes, and I can keep my Mac Quicken on Lion instead of the various options I'd tried (Quicken Essentials, Quicken Windows, SEE Finance) before." MacInTouch 8:46 AM
Press Releases
  • "Air Display app for iPad brings Retina goodies to Macs" CNET News 4:50 PM
  • "Zevrix Releases Output Factory 1.1.5 for InDesign: Improves Flash Output" prMac 10:11 AM
  • "Eltima releases the first and only USB to Ethernet Connector for Mac OS" prMac 9:22 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "iPhone Outselling All Other Smartphones Combined at Sprint and AT&T"  AllThingsD 5:00 PM
  • "iPhone Top Seller At AT&T, Sprint, And Verizon: Apple's iPhone 4S is the number-one selling handset at the nation's three largest network operators, outselling all other smartphones combined." InformationWeek 5:35 PM
  • "ChangeWave Survey: New iPad Owners Weigh In on Latest Apple Tablet" ["User satisfaction with the new iPad is even higher than previous iPad ratings from a February 2012 ChangeWave survey.  More than four-out-of-five new iPad owners (82%) say they are Very Satisfied with the device.  Another 16% say they're Somewhat Satisfied."]  ChangeWave Research 7:33 AM
  • "Survey: Folks Rate New iPad As Best Ever; Hot On Retina Display, Pretty Cool On Heat-Gate" TechCrunch 8:13 AM
  • "Apple's new iPad is even better than the last --ChangeWave" Computerworld 9:14 AM
  • "82% of new iPad owners 'very satisfied' with purchase, study says" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 4:59 PM
  • "New iPad owners reveal their likes and dislikes: The Retina Display topped the list as the most liked feature, while the iPad's cost was the biggest complaint, says a new survey from ChangeWave." CNET News 10:12 AM
  • "Apple Wins The Business Journals' Top 2012 American Brand Excellence Award for the 2nd Consecutive Year" PRNewswire 9:46 AM
  • "Apple Jumps to #2 Position in New IDC Health Insights Life Sciences Survey; a 220% Increase Since 2009" Business Wire 8:48 AM
  • "iPhone users rely on Wi-Fi more than Android users" CNET News 7:20 PM
  • "comScore: iPhones use Wi-Fi much more than Android" Electronista 5:13 PM
  • "iPhone users 39% more likely than Android owners to use WiFi in U.S., 30% more in U.K." The Next Web 5:12 PM
  • "Path Now Hashing User Contact Data to Protect Privacy" The Next Web 7:20 PM
  • "USA Classrooms (K-12) Moving Towards Digital Textbooks Over the Next 5 Years?" PadGadget 7:57 AM
  • "Ashton Kutcher tipped to play Steve Jobs in upcoming biopic" Digital Trends 8:00 AM
  • "Steve Jobs' death clears way for Ashton Kutcher's role of a lifetime" The Register 7:44 AM
  • "Ashton Kutcher To Play Steve Jobs' Role In Upcoming Indie Film, Should He?" Indie Research 7:57 AM
  • "Ashton Kutcher is not playing Walter Isaacson's Steve Jobs" Fortune 8:18 AM
  • "Apple building fuel cells to help power N. Carolina data center" Ars Technica 10:32 AM
  • "Apple Increases iAd Payout to Developers to 70%" MacRumors 8:00 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Tab is the only iPad rival, says the man who fired Steve Jobs" Electricpig 8:14 AM
  • "Nokia v Apple nanoSIM format war: Victor will be named next month" The Register 7:44 AM
  • "Nokia pokes fun at iPhone in Lumia 900 campaign: Nokia's 'smartphone beta test' website isn't afraid to take on Apple's blockbuster device in a series of 'hidden camera' videos." CNET News 7:43 AM
  • "Siri print ad shows up in Rolling Stone magazine" AppleInsider 7:23 PM
  • "iBookstore to expand to Brazil within 30 days, magazine says" iPodNN 5:13 PM
  • "Hacking Together Whole Home Audio With Apple, Logitech, and Rogue Amoeba" Wired 11:44 AM
  • "iTunes and Amazon fraudsters get prison sentences" Techworld 8:15 AM
  • "Must See: Dramatic Rescue Of A Young Child Aided By An iPhone" App Advice 5:11 PM
  • "B&W G3: When Schiller was thin and Jony wasn't" FairerPlatform 8:36 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Samsung Hires Hint at New Chip Focus" WSJ Blogs 12:33 PM
  • "Virgin throttles broadband for high-speed customers" ZDNet UK 12:12 PM
  • "Half of Game UK stores saved; European stores in 'limbo'" ZDNet 12:01 PM
  • "Facial Recognition Lets Apps Guess Your Age: A service offered by is almost as good as humans at judging someone's age from a photo." Technology Review 11:21 AM
  • "Nokia Aims Directly At Apple And Google With 'The Smartphone Beta Test' Ad Spots" TechCrunch 11:20 AM
  • "Nokia Teases Lumia 900 Debut By Bashing the iPhone" PCWorld 11:07 AM
  • "HTC One X, One S Launch Abroad, But Americans Still Have To Wait" PC Magazine 11:05 AM
  • "Ice Cream Sandwich gives Android mobes brainfreeze – Sony: Sony says its customers should avoid upgrading their Android devices to Ice Cream Sandwich, adding that many of them won't get the option anyway." The Register 11:25 AM
  • "Yahoo open-sourcing Mojito JavaScript framework" InfoWorld 10:49 AM
  • "One-click payment system coming to Facebook, Twitter" Reuters [Free Registration Required] 10:46 AM
  • "EA Unveils EURO 2012 Expansion Pack" Zacks 10:02 AM
  • "Lenovo picks former Acer CEO Lanci to head Europe" Reuters 9:52 AM
  • "Social Networking Heads to the Office" [Paid Membership Required] 9:41 AM
  • "Mac Geek Gab Podcast: MGG 389: Copying Mail, Shared File Permissions, Tips & More" The Mac Observer 4:46 PM
  • "Interview with Andrew Allen of FiftyThree talking about Paper" Your Mac Life 3:58 PM
  • "Hungry Hippos, iOS Projectors, Android rumors, we cover a lot in this special April 1st episode." The MT Show 7:37 AM
  • "How Apple and Google help police bypass iPhone, Android lock screens" CNET News 9:09 PM
  • "New Apple iPad tops our tablet Ratings: The high-resolution screen of the new iPad establishes a new benchmark in excellence, providing the best rendering of detail and color accuracy we've ever seen on a tablet display. As a result, the iPad tops our new tablet Ratings, posted today."  Consumer Reports 8:00 AM
  • "Apple's iPad tops Consumer Reports ratings" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 9:48 AM
  • "Apple's iPad tops Consumer Reports' list despite heat issue" Reuters 5:36 PM
  • "Consumer Reports Names New iPad Top Tablet, Says Heat Isn't 'Cause For Concern'" TechCrunch 9:28 AM
  • "Apple TV on the Outside, Same Old TV on the Inside"  AllThingsD 8:35 AM
  • "Apple datacenter's fuel cells to be fully ready in November" Electronista 8:19 AM
  • "Apple Planning Largest Fuel Cell Installation in the U.S." The Mac Observer 7:36 PM
  • "Looking into One of Apple's Special-Purpose Liquidmetal Projects" Patently Apple 8:51 AM
  • "Patent Report: Apple Execs Are Top Inventors/In the midst of a mobile patent war, Apple possesses relatively few design and semiconductor patents. But the company has been aggressively increasing its patent portfolio with senior executives among its most active inventors, according to a report from UBM TechInsights." [Paywall] EE Times 10:42 AM
  • "Backroom only for Thunderbolt cables" ZDNet 12:13 PM
  • "Control Your New MacBook Pro or 2012 iMac with Siri [Rumor] UberGizmo 10:35 AM
  • "Most touch panel makers post losses for 4Q12, affecting 2011 performance, say sources" ["G-Tech is also expected to supply AR (anti-reflective) glass solutions for Apple's all-in-one (AIO) PCs with the new products to also serve as a growth driver for G-Tech, indicated industry sources."] DigiTimes 10:33 AM
  • "Sleep Your MacBook Faster, Tablets to Displace Laptops?, Mirror iDevice to Mac Screen, and More" Low End Mac 5:32 PM
  • "Half of US Homes Have Apple Products; New iPad Durability, Heat, and Battery Life; and More" Low End Mac 5:32 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Infinity Blade For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For $0.99 (Normally $5.99)" Apple Sliced 8:03 AM
  • "ACDSee Camera Flash For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:03 AM
  • "The Greedy Sponge For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:03 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Deals" MacPrices 7:37 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:37 AM
  • "17" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:37 AM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 10 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 7:57 AM
  • "April Bundle Is Launched At TheMacBundles" TheMacBundles 7:32 AM
  • "Save $20, $30 on the iHome of your dreams" FairerPlatform 10:55 AM

  • "New iPad vs. iPad 2: which is the best/Should you go with the new model and its better screen and processor, or save some cash on the smaller, lighter iPad 2?" PCWorld 8:24 AM
  • "Clique Keyboard and Trackpad Dock Review" Mac|Life 10:38 AM
  • "Air Display for iPad and Android: Great cheap 2nd monitor (review)" ZDNet 8:20 AM
  • "Nikon CoolPix P300 Delivers Great Color" MacNews 8:41 AM
  • "Alarm Clock Docks: Wake Up with Your iPhone or iPad" LAPTOP Magazine 5:32 PM
  • "Brother MFC-J430w All-in-One Inkjet Printer" Macworld 4:54 PM
  • "MediaDevil Magicwand review: MediaDevil branch out with this neat and affordable capacitive touchscreen stylus" Macworld UK 11:40 AM
  • "Just Mobile AluPen Pro review/Two solutions in one pen: a classy Biro and an iPad stylus" Macworld UK 8:13 AM
  • "Just Mobile AluPen review: Chunky aluminium body makes for a comfy fit in almost any hand" Macworld UK 8:12 AM
  • "Head gasket for an iPhone: An iPhone case for a gearhead, this brushed aluminum case from ID America fits over an iPhone 4 and 4S, and is designed to look like a head gasket." CNET Reviews 4:49 PM
  • "Apogee Mic is a flexible Mac and iOS microphone" Macworld 8:15 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Welcome to iTextEditors: The iOS Text Editor roundup" Brett Terpstra 12:46 PM
  • "National Geographic Adventure Thoroughly Thrills" MacNewsWorld 8:04 AM
  • "Book Review: The iPad for Photographers -Using the iPad as a Digital Studio" eXtensions 12:30 PM
  • "What's up with your iPhone's battery? Battery Life Pro will let you know" Houston Chronicle 10:51 AM
  • "Barefoot Atlas: Tour The World With Your Kids Before Bedtime [Review] Cult of Mac 5:11 PM
  • "Black SMS iPhone App Encrypts Your Texts, No Jailbreak Required [Review] Cult of Mac 5:11 PM
  • "Bored With Your Mac Life? Make Your Mac's Desktop Come Alive" TeraTalks 7:31 AM
  • "Marvel AR Review: 'Special features' come to printed comic books" Macworld 9:23 AM
  • "Groove 2 for iPhone" iSource 7:24 PM
  • "The Fourth Dimension – iPad App Review" PadGadget 11:36 AM
  • "Appidemic: Hang In...Go! for iPhone and iPod touch" AppleTell 7:58 AM
  • "Waking Mars Review" Mac|Life 5:31 PM
  • "Gnu Revenge Review: With Angry Birds Space breaking records is there room for another space-physics puzzler?" 148Apps 5:32 PM
  • "Gravity Fleet Review: Use the pull of gravity to guide weapons and destroy the alien menace!" 148Apps 10:11 AM
  • "Tank Hero: Laser Wars Review/It's tank vs. tank in a battle for survival!" 148Apps 11:36 AM
  • "Streetbike: Full Blast HD Review/Race through the streets in high performance bikes." 148Apps 9:23 AM
  • "Roadkill Chicken Review: Roadkill Chicken is a bloody, humorous game about a dead chicken." 148Apps 8:39 AM
  • "Use the MacBook Air SuperDrive with (almost) any Mac" TUAW 9:10 PM
  • "How to use fancy gestures on the iPad (and why you should)" GigaOM 5:13 PM
  • "Rename Your iPhone Without Connecting to A Computer [iOS Tips] Cult of Mac 5:11 PM
  • "iOS Tip: Search For Text On A Webpage" MacTrast 7:57 AM
  • "Apple Needs to Get Serious About This Major Disruption" The Motley Fool 9:38 PM
  • "A Robber Punched Me In The Face For My iPhone -- And It Happens All The Time" Business Insider 8:11 PM
  • "iPhone Documentary Takes on Syria: Is This the Future of Journalism?" Mashable 7:41 PM
  • "Watch out, Apple -- that Samsung in your mirror may be closer than you think" TUAW 5:33 PM
  • "Check out this 'iPhone Pro' concept with DSLR lens mount" iDownload Blog 5:33 PM
  • "XRY's two-minute iPhone passcode exploit debunked" 9 to 5 Mac 5:32 PM
  • "Is The iPhone The Next BlackBerry? No, Apple Poised To Gain Share, Survey Says" Forbes 5:13 PM
  • "10 Leadership Tips from Steve Jobs" Forbes 5:13 PM
  • "Small carriers are launching LTE, but will they ever see a 4G iPhone?" GigaOM 5:13 PM
  • "Is LTE hurting iPhone sales on Verizon?" GigaOM 5:13 PM
  • "Apple Hates Stifler: American Pie App Rejected By App Store [Exclusive] Cult of Mac 5:11 PM
  • "Apple relents, doubles EU warranty (sort of): Another victory for 'European Socialists'" The Register 5:03 PM
  • "How Licensing and Hardware Bottlenecks Confound Magazine Text on the iPad"  Wired 4:59 PM
  • "Is he nuts? Analyst says Apple to bust $1,000 a share" CNET News 4:49 PM
  • "Tim Cook leads list of highest rated CEOs with 97% approval rating" Edible Apple 10:16 AM
  • "Apple said to be mulling game controller hardware" CNET News 4:49 PM
  • "Apple-Branded Game Controller Coming to iPad?" PadGadget 11:40 AM
  • "Apple designs a game controller" TG Daily 11:27 AM
  • "Apple Could Be Working On A Physical Game Controller For iOS Devices [Rumor] Cult of Mac 10:11 AM
  • "Does the iPad Have One Button Too Many?" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:11 AM
  • "Apple TV Set Unlikely to Displace Pay Video, Says Barclays" Barron's 10:23 AM
  • "Why You Don't Want Apple to Make a TV" Forbes 10:11 AM
  • "The Macalope Daily: Apple decline obsession" Macworld [Insider Content] 9:39 AM
  • "Privacy backlash over Girls Around Me mobile app" BBC 4:59 PM
  • "Girls Around Me app voluntarily pulled after privacy backlash" Macworld 4:54 PM
  • "What Girls Around Me Says About Us" Forbes 9:23 AM
  • "Worst Idea Ever: Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs" Apple Gazette 5:31 PM
  • "Ashton Kutcher To Somehow Play Steve Jobs In Biopic About The Apple Co-Founder" ScreenCrave 11:36 AM
  • "A List of Actors We'd Rather See Play Steve Jobs Than Ashton Kutcher" Gizmodo 10:34 AM
  • "Editorial: Why iOS Needs Better Games"  148Apps 9:12 AM
  • "Strange and creepy iPad, iPhone apps and software" ZDNet 8:20 AM
  • "Even if New iPad Is Hot, Consumer Reports Decides It's Not Bothered - Ina Fried - Mobile - AllThingsD" AllThingsD 8:14 AM
  • "Why Windows Phone vs. iPhone Isn't Windows vs. Mac" PixoBebo 7:32 AM
  • "Android: It's real and I am loving it" ZDNet 12:00 PM
  • "New Skyrim patch brings back bad memories" TG Daily 11:23 AM
  • "What to ask when choosing a new storage platform" InfoWorld 10:50 AM
  • "10 hard truths developers must learn to accept: From scope creep to bitrot to users with minds all their own, programming offers an array of bitter pills to swallow" InfoWorld 10:49 AM
  • "Add A Cool Linen Background To Google Docs" TechCrunch 11:20 AM
  • "Self-Driving Cars: Traveling On Autopilot/Roll over the red circles to see how Google's self-driving car works." Fortune 10:43 AM
  • "Geek & Sundry Launches Today!" Wired 11:38 AM
  • "Felicia Day's 'Geek And Sundry' Could Be The Future Of TV" Forbes 10:41 AM
  • "Quantum, Cloud Storage and Disaster Recovery" ZDNet 12:01 PM
  • "Laying the Foundation for Your Cloud" Wired 11:38 AM
  • "Cloud Use for Data Storage and Backup Grows, but High Costs Persist: Symform" eWeek 10:39 AM
  • "Life after IT: When CIOs leave at the top of their game" Computerworld 10:30 AM
  • "Pet Rocks of the Software Kind" Forbes 10:05 AM
  • "BlackBerry Fans Cite Reliability as They Snub Competitors" Bloomberg 10:04 AM
  • "Samsung Beating Apple for Top Q1 Smartphone Share, Says Canaccord" Barron's 10:03 AM
  • "Nokia Lumia 900: Everything's riding on you" CNET News 10:08 AM
  • "Nokia Could Pull Off a Cinderella Comeback" Minyanville 9:55 AM
  • "Facebook Saying Yahoo Suit Could Be Material Is Reminiscent Of Google" Seeking Alpha 9:53 AM
  • "HP Envy Spectre 14: A Premium Ultrabook, at a Premium Price" AllThingsD 9:46 AM
  • "Here Come Tablets. Here Come Problems. As companies flock to the devices, they're learning a lot from their mistakes" [Paid Membership Required] 9:40 AM
  • "Can we panic now? — Core gaming has a problem" VentureBeat 12:12 PM
  • "Android Economics" asymco 7:57 AM
  • "Our Favorite April Fools Jokes for 2012" TidBITS 4:46 PM
  • "Tim Cook visits Foxconn worker 'Hatchery"  Scoopertino 8:46 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Understand and Make the News with TidBITS, TUAW, and MacTech" TidBITS 9:30 PM
  • "99Games' Nightclub Mayhem App Now Available on the App Store" Business Wire 7:43 PM
  • "Seidio Launches SURFACE and CONVERT Plus, Protective Battery Powered Cases" Business Wire 7:42 PM
  • "Introducing the official iMore for iPhone app!" iMore 7:23 PM
  • "imo IM Messenger for iPhone Gets UI update" PC Magazine 5:33 PM
  • "Crest For iPad – A New Way To Experience Your Twitter Timeline" RazorianFly 5:32 PM
  • "Step Behind the Genius Bar" 512 Pixels 5:31 PM
  • "Barnes & Noble optimizes Nook app for new iPad" Electronista 5:13 PM
  • "Jeff Gamet Looks at Color Calibration on NosillaCast" The Mac Observer 12:49 PM
  • "Infovole Releases Word-2-Text Converter For iPad" MacPrices 12:37 PM
  • "Facebook Releases An Update For iPad App" Apple Bitch 4:46 PM
  • "Facebook adds iPad Retina Display support, bug fixes" iLounge 12:12 PM
  • "Tweet Marker Plus brings Web interface, optimized search" Macworld 10:24 AM
  • " Releases iPad 2 and iPad 3 Compatible Cases and Covers" PRNewswire 9:45 AM
  • "Aiseesoft Updated iPad Converter Suite Platinum Supports The New iPad" PRNewswire-Asia 9:45 AM
  • "iFixYouri Has Opened Their 5th Location on Newbury St. in Boston, MA, 2nd Store in Boston Area" PRWeb 9:45 AM
  • "Major Upgrade to On Hand Inventory iPhone App, Including Bluetooth Barcode Scanning" PRWeb 9:45 AM
  • "iHospital Debuts its Sixth Location Nationwide in Nashville" PRWeb 9:45 AM
  • "Make History Like Mad Men with Memoir Tree, the New Free iPhone App" PRWeb 9:45 AM
  • "Dressing up the iPhone" TUAW 9:14 AM
  • "Alvin and The Chipmunks™ new iMunk™ App Launches for iPad®, iPhone®, and iPod touch®" Business Wire 8:48 AM
  • "DOMK Focuses on New Solafire for AMZN Kindle Along With Hot Solapad AAPL iPad Accessory" Business Wire 8:48 AM
  • "Tablet Owners To Drive Home Audio Product Deployment" MacNews 8:41 AM
  • "LifeProof Wins 2012 Readers' Choice Award for Best iPhone 4S Case" PRNewswire 8:37 AM
  • "iPhone + Cute Puppy = i-Puppy" WSJ Blogs 8:37 AM
  • "'Starry Night' app for iPad lets you put a personal touch on a classic work of art" The Verge 8:27 AM
  • "Pad&Quill's Tiny Moleskine-Alike Case For... The iPod Nano?" Cult of Mac 8:14 AM
  • "AppList Updated: Apps For Passover" App Advice 8:14 AM
  • "DROD: Gunthro and the Epic Blunder Released" Caravel Games 7:59 AM
  • "The Original 'Infinity Blade' is On Sale for Just a Buck" Touch Arcade 7:58 AM
  • "Learning iOS Programming, 2nd Edition: From Xcode to App Store" O'Reilly 7:48 AM
  • "The Fish Dies in the End 2.0 for iOS - Now Available" prMac 9:22 AM
  • "Children's Bible Daily Prayer: Free for iOS: Praying in a Hurry Up World" prMac 9:21 AM
  • "Che Bean challenges your spirit of freedom - Available now on App Store" prMac 9:21 AM
  • "Curatus Technocorp introduces The Candy Monster for iPad - Release Info" prMac 9:21 AM
  • "River Tests Puzzle for iOS is Updated and Free Today for a Limited Time" prMac 7:48 AM
  • "Groove 2 Reinvents The Music Player Experience On iOS" prMac 7:48 AM
  • "First iPhone App To Tell Users Who Is Blocking Them On Twitter" prMac 7:48 AM
  • "JH Digital Solutions debuts Goldilocks and Three Bears Storybook HD" prMac 7:48 AM
  • "MaCai Releases Cheese Crawl: World's First Cheese-Themed Adventure RPG" prMac 7:48 AM
  • "Everlight 2.0 for iOS - The Most Functional Light App, Ever" prMac 7:48 AM
  • "MultiTap Text App Launched with ABCD Keyboard for iPhone" prMac 7:48 AM
  • "Talking Hero is Talking Tom Meets The Incredibles!" prMac 7:48 AM
  • "BedroomCode Releases Gramory 1.0 for iPhone" prMac 7:48 AM
  • "Vitamin K App, one of 8 iNutrient Apps, Now Universal with New Features" prMac 7:48 AM
  • "Life Inventory / Greater Self-Understanding for All Aspects of Life" prMac 7:48 AM
  • "Week Timer 2.0 for iOS - Simple time tracking with Tags and Notes" prMac 7:48 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Dell to Buy Wyse, Grow Cloud, Virtualization Portfolio" eWeek 10:39 AM
  • "Dell to Acquire Wyse Technology to Add Cloud Desktop Devices" Bloomberg 9:52 AM
  • "Dell To Acquire Virtual Desktop Player Wyse Technology" AllThingsD 9:45 AM
  • "Dell Buys Thin-Client Maker Wyse; ISI Sees Deal at $350-$400M" Barron's 9:51 AM
  • "Dell's bespoke server unit pushes over $1bn of tin: Five years old, and growing like a weed" The Register 11:25 AM
  • "Dell Counts on Local Leaders: Dell Inc. is battling to reverse its falling market share as it tries to reinvent itself, including through acquisitions outside its traditional hardware business." [Paid Membership Required] 9:46 AM
  • "Patent litigation risk drives Microsoft to move European distribution center: The company is moving the center from Germany to the Netherlands" IDG News Service 10:29 AM
  • "Microsoft shuts German distribution on patent dispute" Reuters 10:03 AM
  • "Microsoft ends German partnership over Motorola patent suits" CNET News 10:08 AM
  • "Microsoft Moves Logistics Out Of Germany Due To Lawsuit" [Paid Membership Required] 5:03 PM
  • "Patent abuse hurts the German economy: Microsoft has to relocate its European logistics center" Foss Patents 9:38 AM
  • "Windows Phone's Big Problem: Google Ignores It/Google prefers Android and iOS when it comes to developing mobile apps and services. For Windows Phone, this is a big liability." InformationWeek 12:59 PM
  • "IE's browser share recovers, Chrome down for third straight month: Sign of a Microsoft turnaround, or just a calculation change by metrics company?" Computerworld 10:30 AM
  • "Internet Explorer Is Up, Every Other Browser Is Down" PCWorld 11:08 AM
  • "Microsoft's IE reclaims lost ground in browser battle" CNET News 10:08 AM
  • "Microsoft developing HomeOS to manage appliances on single system" V3 11:30 AM
  • "What's in the Next Xbox? Blu-ray, 'Always Online' Requirement Claims Site" Techland 11:27 AM
  • "HP Reorg: Who Wins and Loses? (UPDATED)" Forbes 9:52 AM
  • "25 Years of IBM's OS/2: The Strange Days and Surprising Afterlife of a Legendary Operating System/Big Blue's next-generation operating system was supposed to change everything. It didn't. But it's also never quite gone away." Techland 11:27 AM
  • "IBM to Help Develop Computers to Study Universe's Origins" Bloomberg 9:54 AM
  • "IBM Plans Exascale System For SKA Space Telescope: IBM Research and Dutch astronomy agency Astron work on new technology to handle one exabyte of raw data per day that will be gathered by the world largest radio telescope, the Square Kilometer Array, when activated in 2024." InformationWeek 10:47 AM
  • "IBM thinks exascale for massive Astron telescope" CNET News 10:08 AM
  • "Big Blue to handle SKA's Big Data about Big Bang: Dutch government hands over €32.9m for exascale computer" The Register 11:26 AM
  • "Oracle and Google will go to trial" CNET News 4:50 PM
  • "Analysts see no Oracle hardware-biz recovery on horizon" Channel Register 11:26 AM
  • "IT, Finance Jobs Continue to Move East: Hackett Group" eWeek 10:39 AM
  • "The Secret History of OpenStack, the Free Cloud Software That's Changing Everything" Wired Magazine 11:38 AM
  • "Ubuntu Linux 12.04 'Precise Pangolin' reaches final beta: Six notable tweaks bring the open source OS one step closer to the final version due next month." PCWorld 11:22 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple takes commanding lead over Exxon" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 10:49 AM
  • "Apple Stock: Too Much of a Good Thing?" Time 9:39 AM
  • "Analysts Slaps Staggering $1,001 Price Target On Apple" Business Insider 8:37 AM
  • "Apple: Topeka Starts at Buy, $1,001 Price Target" Barron's 10:05 AM
  • "Behind the new Street-high Apple price target: $1001" Fortune 10:43 AM
  • "Analyst: iPhone 4S Sales Growing, Outselling Competition" The Mac Observer 10:05 AM
  • "Samsung Takes Bite From Apple" Forbes 8:37 AM
  • "For Apple's devoted small shareholders, dividend is gravy" Los Angeles Times 10:58 AM
  • "They Just Don't Get Apple!" [Video Report] TheStreet 9:12 AM
  • "Win Semi, VPEC to benefit from new iPad" DigiTimes 8:27 AM
  • "Apple Vs. A Portfolio Of Solid Brand Names: Still No Comparison" Seeking Alpha 8:35 AM
Industry News
  • "Asia Markets: Japan stocks fall, but Korea, Australia gain/Japanese stocks lost ground early Tuesday as Tokyo-listed exporters suffered from a rebound in the yen, but South Korean and Australian shares rose, tracking overnight gains on Wall Street." MarketWatch 8:26 PM
  • "Groupon losses stand out while most techs rise" MarketWatch 4:46 PM
  • "U.S. stocks start new quarter on positive note: Equities gain after ISM confirms hopes about U.S. economy" MarketWatch 4:47 PM
  • "Dow Rises to Highest Level Since 2007 on Manufacturing" Bloomberg 4:47 PM
  • "Stocks Surge to Start Second Quarter" TheStreet 4:47 PM
  • "Stocks Turn Higher on U.S. Manufacturing Data" FOXBusiness 10:47 AM
  • "Stocks rally into the second quarter" CNNMoney 12:26 PM
  • "Stocks Finish at Multiyear Highs: Stocks rose to multiyear highs on the first session of the new quarter after a solid reading on domestic manufacturing." [Paid Membership Required] 4:47 PM
  • "Stocks headed for weak April start" CNNMoney 9:30 AM
  • "Asian Markets End Mostly Higher" [Paid Membership Required] 9:45 AM
  • "European Stocks Push Higher" [Paid Membership Required] 12:32 PM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks finish with strong gains" MarketWatch 12:27 PM
  • "Global markets volatile on conflicting manufacturing data" Associated Press [Free Registration Required] 9:48 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 7:17 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at the close of trading" Associated Press 7:17 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 12:34 PM
  • "There's more to tech than Apple" MarketWatch 9:46 AM

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