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MacSurfer's Archive: Wednesday, April 4, 2012


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Friday 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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  • "Apple plans nation's biggest private fuel cell energy project in N.C." McClatchy Newspapers 8:32 AM
  • "Apple Files Plan To Build Silent Power Plant: Apple has filed plans with the N.C. Utilities Commission to build what is being touted as the nation's largest private fuel cell energy project, a silent power plant that will generate electricity from hydrogen." Associated Press 9:10 AM
  • "County discusses terms for Apple deal: Travis County Commissioners held a public hearing Tuesday to discuss a tax rebate deal that would give Apple Inc. $7.4 million to build a new campus and create thousands of new jobs in Austin, Fox 7-TV reports." Austin Business Journal 9:02 AM
  • "Apple May Get $7.4M Tax Break If It Hires Travis County's 'Disadvantaged'" The Huffington Post 1:56 PM
  • "EU law forces Apple two-year warranty: Warranties to include repair of products up to two years after purchase" TechCentral 8:36 AM
  • "EU law forces Apple to concede to free two-year warranty" Macworld UK 11:29 AM
  • "Qualcomm, Intel Provide Source Code in Patent Fight, Apple Says" Bloomberg 11:49 AM
  • "Apple wants Intel source code in iPhone defence" CRN 6:45 PM
  • "Court picks terms in Apple/Samsung patent case: A U.S. judge largely sided with Apple on Wednesday over how several technical terms will be defined in its patent fight against Samsung over smartphones and tablets." Reuters [Free Registration Required] 6:57 PM
  • "Settlement Near on E-Book Pricing: Talks to resolve U.S. and European price-fixing probes into e-books are heating up, with three international publishers inclined to settle the matter, according to people familiar with the matter." ["Apple Inc., another target of the investigation, and two publishers appear reluctant to settle on the terms sought by antitrust authorities in both the U.S. and Europe, those people said."] [Paid Membership Required] 6:06 PM
  • "Apple, two publishers hold out against settlement: report" Reuters 10:25 PM
  • "Apple to fight on in e-book price-fixing 'cartel' case" ZDNet 10:34 PM
  • "Apple & Two Publishers Resist Settling DOJ Antitrust Probe" The Mac Observer 10:08 PM
  • "Potential class-action lawsuit targets Siri on new iPhone: Calling out Apple Canada Inc. for its Siri smartphone feature, a Regina law firm has launched a proposed class action lawsuit over what it claims are 'misleading messages' about the product." Postmedia News 6:56 PM
  • "Apple puts pressure on 'already stressed' employees: New rules could result in 'many resignations', due to increased working hours" Macworld UK 11:36 AM
  • "Apple and Samsung: Bad Blood Gets Badder" MacNewsWorld 9:00 AM
  • "Apple iTV will be priced to high, analyst: Apple may goes after the high-end, or premium, segment of the TV market, which is a small market" Macworld UK 9:00 AM
  • "Apple preparing overhaul of its online store: Apple has begun signaling to education shoppers that it plans to relaunch and overhaul its online store in the near future, making it easier to do business." AppleInsider 2:02 PM
  • "Nearly half of U.S. corporations issuing Macs to employees: With about 46 percent of corporations handing out Apple computers to their workers it would seem that OS X is slowly currying favor with chief information officers, though the final count depends on the workers themselves and many are not yet ready to make the leap to Mac." AppleInsider 6:43 PM
  • "Flashback trojan reportedly controls half a million Macs and counting" Ars Technica 6:44 PM
  • "Storm brews over iCloud: Apple's core promises aren't always in sync with users' experiences of its products."  Sydney Morning Herald 11:27 AM
  • "Apple releases security update for Java: Just a day after reports spread about a Java-based Trojan horse that could install itself on your Mac without requiring that you enter a password..." Macworld UK 8:34 AM
  • "Apple patches potential malware 'outbreak': Apple has quietly released Java patches for OS X after users were left vulnerable to Flashback malware that had security experts so worried they recommended ditching Java." ZDNet Australia 8:44 AM
  • "Apple updates Java for Mac: OS X update addresses arbitrary code execution holes" Macworld 8:45 AM
  • "Snow Leopard, Lion Java Updates Address Trojan Issue" The Mac Observer 9:50 AM
  • "Apple Mac OS X patch for Java finally arrives" The Inquirer 8:57 AM
  • "Java for OS X Lion, Snow Leopard Updates address Flashback.K" FairerPlatform 9:17 AM
  • "Mac OS X Mountain Lion Preview Takes .06% Share of all Mac OS X Traffic" Search Engine Journal 9:12 AM
  • "Apple releases iAd Producer 2.1: Apple on Wednesday rolled version 2.1 of its iAd Producer software, adding Twitter integration along with a host of improvements and fixes for the advertisement building tool." AppleInsider 6:42 PM
  • "You can also set events to float so they stay at the same relative time regardless of time zone - e.g., things like lunch which happen at 12:00 in every time zone." MacInTouch 1:49 PM
  • "iTunes and artwork can create problems. The problem is a bug that has existed for a few years where if you drag art to lossless files, perhaps other types, it will corrupt the audio file leaving you with nothing but painful noise. If you add art to a specific album, the audio corruption is random and won't be found in every file. The bug can be avoided by dragging art to one song at a time, which is not a practical solution." MacInTouch 1:51 PM
  • "Steve Harris shows how to see a code for which device caused a Mac to wake up from sleep. The next trick is to associate the code with the actual device names. Unfortunately the System Profiler doesn't help here (at least on Snow Leopard), but there is a way" MacInTouch 1:48 PM
  • "Restoring OS X server using Time Machine may take additional steps" CNET Reviews 10:36 PM
  • "How to revert input behavior changes in OS X Lion" CNET Reviews 10:33 PM
  • "Don't splash out on software – transform one face into another with Keynote" Mac|Life 3:12 PM
  • "How to Protect Your Mac from Java-based Malware" Mac|Life 1:58 PM
  • "Macworld Feature: The Other OS/The best way to run Windows on your Mac" Macworld UK 8:52 AM
  • "Analog review: Analog is here to grunge things up with 23 filter effects and 15 borders" Macworld UK 8:26 AM
  • "MacMost Now 692: Framing Photos in Pages" MacMost 8:18 AM
  • "Delete iMap Mail Accounts Offline Cache" Amsys 8:10 AM
  • "Managed Preferences Part 1 – Introduction" Amsys 8:09 AM
  • "Just What Your Mac Needs: Free, Customizable Email Notification Pop Ups" Mac 360 7:57 AM
  • "5 Reasons To Love Either Of Two Mac FTP Apps (both good, one better)" NoodleMac 7:56 AM
  • "How The Mac App Store Can Give You A Better Browser (free)" Mac 360 7:56 AM
  • "An Easy, Cheap Way To Browse And View Zipped Archives On Your Mac" McSolo 7:56 AM
  • "How To Backup Your Google Gmail Email To Your Mac" BohemianBoomer 7:56 AM
  • "Why You Need A Simple App To Sync Your Mac Files To Google Docs" TeraTalks 7:55 AM
  • "Mac Are The Most Ignored Part Of Apple's Portfolio"  MacNews 9:17 AM
  • "Why did it take Apple six weeks to fix critical Java exploit?" PC Pro [Free Registration Required] 8:36 AM
  • "Apple's iCloud Great for Protecting Data and Privacy, but Not for Enterprise Users" Softpedia 8:35 AM
Press Releases
  • "VooMote Zapper incorporates iCloud" UberGizmo 3:14 PM
  • "Luxion updates KeyShot plugins for Creo and Pro/E" Architosh 11:32 AM
  • "Nattress Film Transitions Released for FCP, Motion and AE" prMac 10:21 AM
  • "MacWall: Browse desktop wallpapers in Dashboard" FairerPlatform 9:17 AM
  • "Stellar Phoenix releases OLM repair for Mac OS X and above" Tech2 8:57 AM
  • "Western Digital 2 TB Portable Hard Drive Aimed at Mac Users" eWeek 9:01 AM
  • "2TB WD My Passport Studio portable drives for Mac launched" TechShout 8:45 AM
  • "New Windows Phone 7 Connector for Mac released" Neowin 8:43 AM
  • "FileMaker spruces up its look with FileMaker 12 release: Themes, file management tools lead changes in database software update" Macworld 9:12 AM
  • "FileMaker 12 Ships with New Templates, Charts, 64-Bit Support" The Mac Observer 8:20 AM
  • "Stellar Phoenix releases OLM Repair 1.0 for Mac OS X" prMac 8:20 AM
  • "App Tamer 1.2.1 Update Fixes Two Issues" prMac 8:12 AM
  • "Chirashi 1.30 Updated - Flier Editor for Shops and Small Business" prMac 8:12 AM
  • "Electric Peel Releases Note-A-Lator for Mac 2.0" prMac 8:03 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple begins offering new iPad owners in Australia refunds after LTE confusion" The Next Web 10:33 PM
  • "Apple Sends Out Refund Information to Australian iPad Customers" MacRumors 10:34 PM
  • "Uh, T-Mobile? NTelos just got the iPhone 4S: The small regional carrier will start selling the iPhone 4S on April 20. The device will be offered at a $50 discount." CNET News 9:04 AM
  • "nTelos Wireless to Launch iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 with $50 Discounts on April 20 [Updated: Other Carriers] MacRumors 11:28 AM
  • "Apple expands iPhone to regional US carrier nTelos Wireless: nTelos Wireless, a Virginia-based wireless company with more than 400,000 subscribers, will become the fifth U.S. carrier to sell Apple's iPhone when it launches on April 20." AppleInsider 9:13 AM
  • "Tiny regional carrier nTelos to sell iPhone 4S for $150" CNNMoney 11:57 AM
  • "nTelos to become the latest U.S. iPhone carrier" Macworld 9:05 AM
  • "nTelos gets Apple iPhone, but T-Mobile Still does not Offer it: Regional carrier NTelos announces the iPhone availability starting April 20." I4U News 9:11 AM
  • "nTelos Wireless, Alaska Communications to launch iPhone 4S April 20" FierceWireless 9:14 AM
  • "Fake Australian Apple Store Emails Target Credit Card Data" Softpedia 8:37 AM
  • "iPad beats playbook as NFL teams adopt apps" Telegraph 8:27 AM
  • "Stanford, Open University reach 50m downloads on iTunes U" SiliconRepublic 8:49 AM
  • "Aston Kutcher 'excited' about Steve Jobs role: Aston Kutcher thinks that the role of Steve Jobs was 'meant for him', according to the film's producer Mark Hulme" Macworld UK 11:29 AM
  • "Ashton Kutcher: 'I was meant to play Steve Jobs'" Digital Spy 9:15 AM
  • "Ashton Kutcher Believes Steve Jobs Role Meant for Him" MacRumors 8:49 AM
  • "Video: Steve Jobs biographer Walter Isaacson talks at length about Apple's iconic co-founder" The Next Web 9:12 AM
  • "California hotel replaces people with iPads" Vancouver Sun 9:08 AM
  • "In-Depth: The New FileMaker 12 Product Line-up" Architosh 9:52 AM
  • "A Little Girl Finds Her Voice Thanks to Threatened New iPad App: The parents of Maya, a three-year-old girl with speech problems, thought they found a solution with a tablet app called Speak for Yourself. Now a patent infringement lawsuit could put an end to it." Techland 8:59 AM
  • "A thinner Phil Schiller and a mustachioed Jony Ive introduce the Power Mac G3" Edible Apple 12:39 PM
  • "Apple iPhone Case Now Comes with a Condom Slot [Video] DeviceMAG 9:09 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Google chief Eric Schmidt publically backs wife despite divorce rumours and claims of having three mistresses" Daily Mail (UK) 1:40 PM
  • "Google CEO: Steve Jobs didn't really hate Android" BGR 1:58 PM
  • "Apple war on Android 'for show' says Google" SlashGear 11:41 AM
  • "Intel's MacBook Air Counter Attack Kick-Starts this Friday" Patently Apple 11:38 AM
  • "Intel Expects Touchscreen-Enabled Ultrabooks to Offer Better Value than MacBook Air, iPad." X-bit labs 9:02 AM
  • "Intel Believes Ultrabooks Can Overcome Apple's Macbook Air" Softpedia 9:13 AM
  • "Samsung eyes Apple's retail success, plans store expansion in Canada" The Next Web 11:35 AM
  • "Samsung launching mobile ad platform to challenge Apple's iAd, Google" AppleInsider 8:30 AM
  • "Sony takes full control of mobile business to better compete with Apple" AppleInsider 9:05 AM
  • "Google+ Patent Reveals New Ghost Profiling Program" Patent Bolt 8:16 AM
  • "Google Maps now covers 75% of global pop, 26 million miles of directions" ZDNet 3:02 PM
  • "Google Cools Taiwan Data Center With 'Thermal Batteries'" Wired Magazine 2:59 PM
  • "Google plonks reCAPTCHA on Street View, makes users ID your house" The Register 2:44 PM
  • "Google art project expands" [Video Report] MSNBC 12:15 PM
  • "Google X Labs: First Project Glass, next space elevators?" CNET News 2:22 PM
  • "Google's Secret Glasses Project Unveiled: Introducing 'Glass'" Wired 3:00 PM
  • "Google+ Update Connects Address Book Data, Friend Circles" PC Magazine 12:19 PM
  • "Samsung: SIM-free Galaxy S II phones will get ICS last" CNET UK 3:08 PM
  • "Mozart on the mousepad: Laptop orchestra symposium set for mid-April" Network World 12:23 PM
  • "Sony's New Head of Consumer Products to Lead Unit Formed From Sony Ericsson" IDG News Service 12:22 PM
  • "Some Zeus Bots Still Active After Microsoft Takedown, FireEye Says" eWeek 12:02 PM
  • "Sprint to Start Taking Pre-Orders for LG Viper on April 12" PCWorld 12:22 PM
  • "Freescale BYOD plan finds happy users: CIO says project is worth the time and effort despite the lack of a measurable financial return" Computerworld 11:59 AM
  • "TomTom issues software 'fix' for sat-nav bug" BBC 11:47 AM
  • "Minecraft maker reveals new 'hard science-fiction' game" BBC 11:47 AM
  • "Marvel Gets Augmented" ABCNews 11:46 AM
  • "Nokia's 41-Megapixel Camera Comes to the U.S., but Just for a Visit" AllThingsD 9:44 AM
  • "Read Yahoo CEO's Letter to Employees About Layoffs" WSJ Blogs 9:39 AM
  • "Yahoo to Cut 14% of Staff in First Step" [Paid Membership Required] 2:50 PM
  • "Yahoo lays off 2,000: Promises 'smaller, nimbler' company" ZDNet 3:04 PM
  • "Security and the iPad's 2nd Anniversary" Your Mac Life 1:40 PM
  • "18.04/April 2012: Volume 18, Number 4" ATPM 12:37 PM
  • "Apple reportedly 'noodling with' 7.85-inch iPad prototype" AppleInsider 10:34 PM
  • "Rumor: Apple to release new iMacs with Core i5, i7 CPUs in June or July" AppleInsider 11:27 AM
  • "2012 iMacs With Core i5 And Core i7 Ivy Bridge Processors Coming In June-July Time Frame [Rumor] How To Arena 2:01 PM
  • "Report: After the New MacBook Pros, New Core i5, i7 Apple iMacs Incoming" Techland 11:43 AM
  • "Siri headed to 2012 MacBook Pro, MacBook Air and iMac?" Tech Digest 8:46 AM
  • "New MacBook Air to follow immanent Ivy Bridge processor launch" Macworld UK 8:46 AM
  • "MacBook-Air style MacBook Pro to launch in April" Macworld UK 8:48 AM
  • "MacBook Air Pro 2012 update: Everything we know so far (UPDATED)" Tech Digest 8:46 AM
  • "Redesigned 15IDG News Service MacBook Pros rumored to begin production in April, followed by 13IDG News Service models in June" UberGizmo 8:48 AM
  • "iPhone 5 to switch to OLED? Rumour has it that Apple will be looking to Samsung for OLED displays on the next iPhone" TechWatch UK 8:46 AM
  • "Environmentally-friendly battery for iPhone 6? Thinner and more environmentally friendly battery could replace current lithium-ion battery" Macworld UK 8:51 AM
  • "Rumour: Apple working on a gaming controller for the iPad and iPhone?" PC & Tech Authority 8:34 AM
  • "iOS 6 maps image 'leaked': The 'leaked' image could just be from iPhoto, as it's watercolour style would suggest" Macworld UK 8:39 AM
  • "Apple Files for iOS 'Reminders' Icon Trademark" Patently Apple 9:34 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Minicars HD For iPad Is Free Today (Was $1.99)" Apple Sliced 8:14 AM
  • "Smoody HD For iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99),The iPhone Version Is Also Free" Apple Sliced 8:14 AM
  • "DMD Panorama For iPhone Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $1.99)" Apple Sliced 8:14 AM
  • "Apple iMac Buyer's Guide -New 27 Inch Models -Up To $340 Off List Price" MacReviewZone 12:39 PM
  • "Apple Mac Pro Buyer's Guide -12 & 8 Core Models... Save Up To $280 On Current Machines" MacReviewZone 12:38 PM
  • "iPod Classic Buyer's Guide... Up to $74 Off Current Models" MacReviewZone 12:38 PM
  • "Mac mini Buyer's Guide -Up to $150 Off Current Models" MacReviewZone 12:37 PM
  • "17'' MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:19 AM
  • "15'' MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:19 AM
  • "13'' MacBook Pro Prices & Deals" MacPrices 8:19 AM
  • "Get a Pioneer Music Tap AirPlay Music System for $179.99" CNET News 10:11 AM

  • "Video: iPad (3rd generation) quad-core gaming review" Gear Live 4:06 PM
  • "First Look: FileMaker Pro 12" Mac|Life 4:15 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "New iOS App Helps Ship Captains Avoid Whale Collisions" Wired 6:44 PM
  • "Taposé reimagines Microsoft Courier in split-screen glory on the iPad" PC & Tech Authority 6:42 PM
  • "Masters golf tournament gets into the swing of things on iOS" Macworld 6:42 PM
  • "TED Talks for iPhone and iPad Review" SlashGear 4:29 PM
  • "7 Medical Apps For iPad" TechShout 2:00 PM
  • "5 Hot iPhone Apps that Android Still Lacks" PCWorld 1:59 PM
  • "SGP Kuel H10 stylus for iPad/iPhone review" PC Advisor 2:01 PM
  • "Ten One Design Pogo Stylus for iPad/iPhone review" PC Advisor 1:56 PM
  • "Wacom Bamboo Stylus for iPad/iPhone review" PC Advisor 1:55 PM
  • "Targus 2-in-1 Stylus for iPad review" PC Advisor 1:55 PM
  • "Hard Candy StylusPen for iPad/iPhone review" PC Advisor 1:55 PM
  • "App Of The Day - Paper by FiftyThree review (iPad)" Pocket-lint 1:55 PM
  • "Kensington KeyFolio Pro Performance Keyboard Case for new iPad & iPad 2 – 'Book Mystique Review" MacPrices 12:43 PM
  • "Wedding Planner for iPad" Tap! 11:30 AM
  • "Explore the Sky with the Awe-Inspiring Star Chart for iPad" The Mac Observer 11:23 AM
  • "Air Display HiDPI support for iPad Retina display and Mac OS X Lion (Video)" Insanely Great Mac 9:18 AM
  • "Sleep Time, an iOS alarm clock app with sleep cycle analysis to help you wake feeling rested" GadgeTell 9:10 AM
  • "How To Make Your iPhone Write Your Expense Reports: ExpenseMagic is a recently launched app that lets users upload receipts via Dropbox and Evernote and quickly generate expense reports." Fast Company 9:04 AM
  • "5 Wacky Wi-Fi iPhone Apps" TheStreet 8:58 AM
  • "250 Reasons to Get the New iPad if you have Kids" [Video Report] Crowdedbrain 8:51 AM
  • "Robo-Cam iOS Accessory Could Be a Photo and Video Game-Changer" Wired 8:49 AM
  • "Pop for iOS turns your iPhone or iPad into a piece of paper, sort of" GadgeTell 8:49 AM
  • "Pocket Scout Remembers Your Photo Locations" Best App Site 8:21 AM
  • "Lens+ -An Interesting Effects app for the iPhone and Other iOS Devices" eXtensions 8:18 AM
  • "Fixing a water damaged iPhone 4S" ZDNet 3:05 PM
  • "Create your own external MacBook battery" UberGizmo 8:47 AM
  • "Macworld Masterclass: Create a multimedia iBook/Publishing an electronic book for the iPad using iBook Author" Macworld UK 8:26 AM
  • "I discovered 'interview' lenses by Essilor about 12 years ago. They are perfect for looking at a large monitor if you need prescription lenses. They are somewhat progressive, with a depth of field from about 10-12'' to about 3-4'. Beyond 6' things start to blur for me. But I can see everything clearly and in focus with them while looking at a 24'' monitor and MBP15 side-by-side. No head movement required. No more pain in the neck or squinting. I can't imagine using a computer without them." MacInTouch 1:50 PM
  • "Improve Your Laptop's Battery Life" Macworld UK 8:33 AM
  • "Apple reportedly has a 7.85" version of the iPad in its labs, but that shouldn't surprise you" The Next Web 10:36 PM
  • "Apple rules limit innovation" iTWire 10:35 PM
  • "Apple and Facebook Should Be Terrified Of Google-Tinted Glasses" TechCrunch 10:34 PM
  • "The Secret to Apple's Innovation Leadership" Forbes 6:46 PM
  • "Snappay promises quick, easy mobile payments: A Hamilton, Ont.-based mobile payment startup has developed a point-of-sales tool for merchants which works on iPhones, iPads and Android phones." ITBusiness Canada 4:06 PM
  • "How Many iPhones Does It Take To Circle The Earth?" Forbes 4:06 PM
  • "Apple Pact to Ripple Across China: Manufacturers Face Pressure to Cut Workers' Hours, Raise Pay; New Generation Has Lifestyle Goals" [Paid Membership Required] 3:47 PM
  • "How the iPad Will Fit Into Your Future Smart Home" ReadWriteWeb 3:13 PM
  • "How to avoid the biggest mistakes when deploying iPads" TechRepublic 3:13 PM
  • "Looking for an iOS text editor — this is the comparison chart you will want to check out" GadgeTell 3:13 PM
  • "Apple Inserts Foot in Mouth, is Blasted for Complaining About U.S. Victory" DailyTech 3:12 PM
  • "100 reasons to jailbreak an iPhone" ZDNet 3:03 PM
  • "iPhone users: Android is ruining our Instagram club/Apparently, some iPhone users aren't happy that Android owners are finally getting Instagram. CNET's Emily Dreyfuss examines the insidious tone of the ensuing tweet war." CNET News 4:30 PM
  • "iPhone fanbois enraged by Instagram's Android triumph" The Register 2:43 PM
  • "On Steve Jobs and Ashton Kutcher" TG Daily 2:39 PM
  • "Apple Still Advertising iPad 2 on Roof of West 14th Street Retail Store" MacRumors 1:56 PM
  • "Spontaneous iPhone combustion? Again? An Apple service center in Russia is allegedly the scene of another spontaneous combustion of a smartphone." CNET News 1:56 PM
  • "Apple: Being Shrewd And Offering No Apologies" Seeking Alpha 11:44 AM
  • "How One App Used the iPad's Retina Display to Increase Downloads 10x" Mashable 11:44 AM
  • "Please Stop Hauling Out Steve Jobs' Ghost"  Gizmodo 11:43 AM
  • "Why Tech Tangles Are More Painful for Apple Users" MacNewsWorld 11:41 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone 5: What it will need to suceed in 2013" Know Your Mobile 11:41 AM
  • "Apple: Evolution as revolution" Fortune 11:38 AM
  • "Apple's Foxconn and Wintek's Pay Rises: People Are Grossly Misunderstanding Events" Forbes 11:37 AM
  • "Sparrow 1.1 for iPhone brings send & archive and the team says push is coming, with or without Apple" The Next Web 11:37 AM
  • "Sprint throwing out LTE data hog welcome mat" FairerPlatform 11:21 AM
  • "Girls Around Me: Don't Blame the Technology, it's People's Perceptions that Need to Change" Huffington Post UK 6:44 PM
  • "Girls Around Me: It was creepy; wait, no it wasn't" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:43 AM
  • "Girls Around Me App: Not Today's Creepiest Stalker" InformationWeek 10:16 AM
  • "Looks like Apple paid off victim of ham-handed iPhone search: Lawyer goes tellingly mum about threatened lawsuit" Network World 9:11 AM
  • "Regional Carrier nTelos Gets Into iPhone 4S Game, T-Mobile Weeps on Sidelines" Mac|Life 9:14 AM
  • "Why nTelos gets the iPhone but T-Mobile must wait" GigaOM 9:08 AM
  • "Initial Nokia Lumia 900 Reviews: No iPhone Slayer?" Mac|Life 9:05 AM
  • "Apple's flash bang appeal isn't enough, says turnaround star" Citywire 9:03 AM
  • "Apple to buy part of Hon Hoi, Foxconn? Acquisition could help Apple become independent of Samsung, and bring it closer to Sharp." Macworld UK 9:03 AM
  • "Apple should dump the iPod Touch"  CNET News 9:00 AM
  • "Why Google Android Can't Compete With Apple's iPhone" Money Morning 8:49 AM
  • "Android and iOS account for more than 80% of U.S. smartphone market" BGR 8:58 AM
  • "iPhone users 'significantly more likely to use WiFi' than Android users" Macworld UK 8:38 AM
  • "Flutter brings (limited) gesture control to iTunes and Spotify" Gizmag 8:37 AM
  • "Girls Around Me: One Woman's Defense of the 'Stalking' App"  PCWorld 8:32 AM
  • "The New iPad: 7 Updates That Mean Business/Now that the latest Apple buzz-a-thon has died down, it's time to see what the newest iPad offers enterprise users. Here are the features we find most compelling." InformationWeek 9:01 AM
  • "Zinio makes the iPad a viable magazine platform" ZDNet 8:31 AM
  • "Low cost era over for China's workshops to the world"  Reuters 8:29 AM
  • "Why Apple Should Not And Cannot Solve America's Problems" PixoBebo 7:57 AM
  • "Raspberry Pi: Slow but Coming" eXtensions 12:07 PM
  • "Why Tech Should Care About the Fate of Obamacare" Tech.pinions 10:23 AM
  • "Why Wii, why? Developers say Wii U is less powerful than Xbox 360, PS3" ZDNet 3:04 PM
  • "Are Personal Apps the Next Step in Celebrity Branding?" Techland 2:45 PM
  • "5 Lessons From RIM's Sticky BlackBerry Mess" Fast Company 3:13 PM
  • "Why BlackBerry Mobile Fusion Is the Future of RIM" PCWorld 12:21 PM
  • "Larry Page's First Year as Google CEO: Impatience Is a Virtue" Wired 3:00 PM
  • "Google, You Autocomplete Me: Google's Autocomplete only means to help people, but sometimes it harms instead. We take a look at how this techology has become unintentionally controversial." PC Magazine 12:19 PM
  • "Can you hear me now? Best budget Bluetooth headsets" Cheapism 12:15 PM
  • "BYOD and the hidden risk of IT security" InfoWorld 12:10 PM
  • "How Can Yahoo Handle Laying Off 2,000 People?" Forbes 12:04 PM
  • "How to Create the Next Silicon Valley" Forbes 12:04 PM
  • "Gaming group defies Japanese gloom" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 12:03 PM
  • "Phone customers ditch their carriers faster than ever" CNNMoney 11:57 AM
  • "Estimated 1 Million Pay-TV Users Cut Cord for Web in 2011" Bloomberg 11:49 AM
  • "Why NoSQL Equals NoSecurity: If it seems security is an afterthought in the big data ecosystem, you're right. Here's what to do about it." InformationWeek 10:17 AM
  • "How Long Until We Can Write The Obituary For Windows Phone?" Business Insider 10:07 AM
  • "Nokia Lumia 900 vs. Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket: Specs Compared" PC Magazine 12:19 PM
  • "It's Big, It's Blue, It's Windows, but Can It Beat Rival Phones?" [Paid Membership Required] 2:53 PM
  • "Lumia 900: 5 Critical Questions Before You Buy/Nokia's Lumia 900, based on Microsoft Windows Phone, goes on sale April 8 for $99. Business smartphone buyers should have some questions." InformationWeek 10:15 AM
  • "Nokia Lumia 900 review: My favorite Windows Phone yet" CNET 2:22 PM
  • "Nokia's Lumia 900: A Decent Effort" TheStreet 10:06 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Fileboard adds Box support to cloud file-management iPad app" GigaOM 6:45 PM
  • "Vintage Video App iSupr8 Teams Up with Rip Curl" prMac 4:16 PM
  • "Kik Rolls out Update for both Android and iOS" UberGizmo 4:06 PM
  • "Dropbox Referral Bonuses Doubled to 500 MB, Retroactively" TidBITS 2:26 PM
  • "eDelaware Corp-Law App Now Available for iPads and iPhones" CIO Today 1:59 PM
  • "App of Approval - Compare a Twist goes live" prMac 11:51 AM
  • "Exeter Family Friendly launches iPad app for advisers" Health Insurance 11:42 AM
  • "Real Estate Search Company Trulia Brings Its Rentals App To iPhone" TechCrunch 11:38 AM
  • "Dolphin Browser Introduces Dolphin Sonar for iPhone: Dolphin Uses the Power of Nuance's Dragon to Bring Voice-Controlled Mobile Browsing to the iPhone for the First Time" Marketwire 11:37 AM
  • "The Ledge is a minimalistic iPad wall mount" UberGizmo 11:36 AM
  • "Logitech UE Air Speaker for iOS Devices" Gadget Wiki 11:31 AM
  • "eCard Express surpasses 260 greeting cards and frames for iPhone, iPad" prMac 11:20 AM
  • "iOS Puzzle Game Arabian Tiles Inspired By Android lock screen Released" prMac 11:20 AM
  • "Combat Mission: Touch debut storms the beaches of Normandy, and charts" prMac 10:20 AM
  • "Chinese Jesus iPhone App For Easter" prMac 9:52 AM
  • "Leather Caj For The IPad Does Apple's Smart Cover One Better" MacNews 9:19 AM
  • "iLoveNote App for Couples now in the App Store" prMac 9:18 AM
  • "Greed has a new name and it is spending Easter in Candy Town" prMac 9:18 AM
  • "SCOtutor for iPhoto on iOS now available" prMac 9:18 AM
  • "Dolphin Browser 4.0 for iPhone gets voice commands, more" MobileBurn 9:14 AM
  • "Xaitment adding iOS, Android support to its latest AI products" Gamasutra 9:09 AM
  • "Robert Walters job search app launches: Professional recruiter Robert Walters has launched its new job search app for iPhone, developed by Chelsea Apps Factory, saying it is 'the first of a suite of apps' for jobseekers." Recruiter 9:04 AM
  • "English and Irish language iPad storybook unveiled" SiliconRepublic 8:59 AM
  • "How Tom Recovered Time HD: iPad Book based on game The Tiny Bang Story" prMac 8:53 AM
  • "New CASELLET iPhone Cases Provide Unique, Stylish Wallet/Case Combo" Marketwire 8:52 AM
  • "Wrap Up helps manage your MagSafe adapter's cables" UberGizmo 8:51 AM
  • "Venus Of Cupertino is an artsy iPad dock" UberGizmo 8:47 AM
  • "iShutdown HD - brand new remote Shutdown and WOL utility for your iPad" prMac 8:43 AM
  • "Find your Love and strengthen your feelings with SoulMate" prMac 8:43 AM
  • "Start learning piano with Little Star Piano Lite" prMac 8:23 AM
  • "Filemaker Gets iPad-Inspired Makeover: Filemaker 12 database software tilts the scales toward Apple's iOS devices in both design and features, makes mobile Go apps free." InformationWeek 10:15 AM
  • "New FileMaker 12 Delivers Breakthrough Design Features for Creating Stunning Databases for iPad, iPhone, Windows and Mac" Business Wire 9:11 AM
  • "FileMaker Pro 12 Introduces New Themes, Free iOS Apps" Mac|Life 9:08 AM
  • "FileMaker GO Now FREE, Business App Opportunities Explode" iPadCTO 8:22 AM
  • "Pocket God Comics Issue No. 15 Gem Cell Research Now on App Store" prMac 8:20 AM
  • "Timegg App' Introductory Sale - Everything about Time" prMac 8:18 AM
  • "Reading Chinese on your iPhone Just Got Easier" prMac 8:13 AM
  • "Jazz App Creates Endless Photo Styling Possibilities for Mobile Devices" prMac 8:12 AM
  • "DishPal App Featured in Over 100 Countries in iTunes What's Hot Section" prMac 8:11 AM
  • "Anti-Theft App now Available for iPhone and iPad" prMac 8:07 AM
  • "Retweever Visualization App 1.0.1 for iPad - View Tweets as Pictures" prMac 8:06 AM
  • "Rope Mania 1.0 for iOS - Catch Falling Eggs in Ropes in New Physics Game" prMac 8:05 AM
  • "Greeting Cards 2.1, Free for iPad - Sampler of Custom Photo/Text Cards" prMac 8:05 AM
  • "QuickBob 1.1.1 for iOS - Arcade Game Set in a Strip Club" prMac 8:05 AM
  • "Find Them All: Dinosaurs World for iOS - Interactive Educational App" prMac 8:05 AM
  • "ProCamera update 3.5.5 for iOS just released" prMac 8:04 AM
  • "PhatWare Releases PhatPad Optimized for iPad's New Retina Display" prMac 8:04 AM
  • "Ink Egg Adventure Game - Enter a Magical World Filled with Easter Eggs" prMac 8:04 AM
  • "Just Released: Avernum HD - Indie Fantasy Role-Playing For the iPad" prMac 8:03 AM
Computer Industry
  • "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] 9:42 AM
  • "Dell Family's Money Man" [Video Report] CNBC 9:56 AM
  • "Dell Makes A Wyse Move To Grab More Of The Enterprise Computing Value Chain" Forbes 3:53 PM
  • "IBM's Ginny Rometty In Tougher Position Than Augusta National's Billy Payne" CNBC 3:55 PM
  • "IBM Facing Golf Gender Bias Years After Fighting Racial Barriers" Bloomberg 9:59 AM
  • "Oracle-Google Dispute Reaches Court" Zacks 10:06 AM
  • "Oracle Makes Its Big Play For Analytics Leadership" InformationWeek 10:16 AM
  • "Oracle trots out more business intelligence apps for SAP customers" ZDNet 3:03 PM
  • "Oracle unveils Enterprise Manager Ops Center 12c to drive cloud computing uptake" V3 2:46 PM
  • "Skype hires 400 staff in Europe expansion plans" ZDNet 3:04 PM
  • "Skype plans London hires for development" ZDNet UK 3:08 PM
  • "Yahoo lays off 2,000 employees as Skype hires 400 staff" BBC 11:47 AM
  • "Microsoft and Nokia Go All Out in Hawking Lumia" WSJ Blogs 3:58 PM
  • "Windows Phone Marketplace Growth Keeps Up The Pace, Tops 80,000 Apps" TechCrunch 2:31 PM
  • "Windows Phone market tops 80K apps" CNET News 10:12 AM
  • "Metro apps that should be included with Windows 8 at launch" ZDNet 3:04 PM
  • "Microsoft Windows 8 on ARM: Ready for Showtime?" Forbes 3:56 PM
  • "First look: Visual Studio 11 beta leaner, meaner for Metro/Metro-style development support and monochrome obsession are featured in Microsoft's all-encompassing Windows development tool" InfoWorld 12:10 PM
  • "Microsoft readies new 'Park City' virtualization product" ZDNet 3:03 PM
  • "Microsoft adds user virtualisation to virtual desktops" V3 2:46 PM
  • "Microsoft Presses: More Green Cards For India IT" InformationWeek 10:16 AM
  • "Microsoft: 'Unlikely' that credit card details can be lifted from Xbox consoles" ZDNet 3:05 PM
  • "HP's Cloud Strategy Takes Aim At Amazon: HP finally clarifies its cloud plans, which include private cloud bundles and public cloud services that will directly compete with Amazon Web Services." InformationWeek 10:16 AM
  • "General Dynamics, HP fluff up $249.8m Army cloud" The Register 2:44 PM
  • "Intel CEO's pay climbed 12% in 2011" MarketWatch 3:48 PM
  • "Former Intel CFO Bryant to Become Chairman Next Month" IDG News Service 12:20 PM
  • "AMD Faces Uphill Battle In Pro & Game Console Graphics" Forbes 3:52 PM
  • "Tablet, Software Purchases to Drive SMB IT Spending in 2012: IDC" eWeek 12:02 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Blasphemy: Equal-Weight Apple?" MarketWatch 6:43 PM
  • "Thank You, Apple: Top-performing funds ride large-cap stocks to glory" [Paid Membership Required] 3:47 PM
  • "Apple's Hot Stock Keeps Getting Hotter" redOrbit 1:54 PM
  • "Apple must split stock to attack investors: Potential investors may be put off by such a high valuation" Macworld UK 11:37 AM
  • "The case for a trillion-dollar Apple" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 12:06 PM
  • "Tech Stocks: Tech stocks in 2014: Apple, $1 trillion; Microsoft, (toward) zero? Tech stocks analyst sees Apple selling at $1,000 a share in two years and battling Samsung, which other tech stocks like Nokia, and Microsoft will fall to 'virtually nothing over time.'" Christian Science Monitor 11:28 AM
  • "Apple at $630: 23 analysts whose targets are under water" Fortune 8:50 AM
  • "Fund managers buy into Apple during Q1" Fundweb 8:46 AM
  • "Analysts predict another record-breaking quarter for Apple: Apple will announce its financial results for fiscal Q2 2012 on 24 April" Macworld UK 8:34 AM
  • "Enough With the Apple Price Targets, Already!" TheStreet 9:14 AM
  • "Are Apple Investors Too Optimistic? Maybe" Seeking Alpha 8:35 AM
  • "You Can Make Money Off Of Apple Without Owning It" Seeking Alpha 8:35 AM
  • "Must-own Apple supplier stocks" MarketWatch 3:48 PM
Industry News
  • "Asia Markets: Hong Kong leads Asia markets lower" MarketWatch 10:29 PM
  • "Tech Stocks: SanDisk leads big drop for techs; Yahoo up/Nasdaq slides 1.5% on broad selloff; Yahoo picks up on layoff news" MarketWatch 6:36 PM
  • "U.S. stocks drop as Europe worries revisited: Nasdaq Composite has worst session this year" MarketWatch 3:49 PM
  • "Déjà Vu: Euro Debt Worries Slam Markets" FOXBusiness 3:40 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Drop on Spanish Bond Sale, SanDisk Forecast" Bloomberg 3:40 PM
  • "Stocks Stomped by Fed Fallout, Spain Worries" TheStreet 4:31 PM
  • "Stocks nosedive as investors grow anxious" CNNMoney 3:41 PM
  • "US stocks fall sharply, following European markets lower, after Spain's weak bond auction" Associated Press [Free Registration Required] 4:32 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Follow Global Selloff" [Paid Membership Required] 2:53 PM
  • "Stocks: Anxiety after Fed comments" CNNMoney 9:30 AM
  • "Canadian stocks down on commodities, euro worries" MarketWatch 3:48 PM
  • "Fed Talks Down Asia Markets" [Paid Membership Required] 9:42 AM
  • "Europe Stocks Slump on Euro-Zone Worries" [Paid Membership Required] 12:34 PM
  • "European Stocks Fall on Spain Bonds, Fed Stimulus Stance" Bloomberg 10:29 PM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks drop 2.1%; Spain, Italy yields surge/Banks, miners and autos sharply lower amid renewed investor jitters" MarketWatch 12:34 PM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 6:37 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares down at 1 p.m." Associated Press 3:53 PM

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