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MacSurfer's Archive: Sunday, April 8, 2012
 

 

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Like it/Don't like it: Apple's surprise 7-to-1 stock split announcement. Vote for the results in the left column below or go straight to the results here.

Thursday Highlights: Apple earnings combined with a surprise 7-to-1 stock split which will return $130 billion to investors, defy skeptics, boost stock and perhaps signal the company has "got its mojo back"; Reuters thinks the news has reset "the clock as investors await next big thing", which Tim Cook says is closer than ever, but Apple will "take the time to get it right" as opposed to being first to market—reports aplenty throughout the page in content-appropriate sections; writers pay attention, Kirk McElhearn reviews what he considers "the best focused-writing apps for OS X"; Tuts+ explores using text effects in Microsoft Word; AddictiveTips reviews MemoryDiag and sibling app, Battery Diag, for OS X system monitoring; Re/code reviews calendar app "Magneto"; 512 Pixels explores Apples past, present, future use of the Aqua UI; Apple bests Samsung by four points to win J.D. Power's 2014 smartphone satisfaction survey; Apple seeing a "sales boom in communist Vietnam"; rumor suggests we'll see a new MacBook Air next week, both 11 and 13-inch sizes; and the iPhone phablet said to be delayed because it is too thin for current battery technology; Apple applies for tech that allows interaction with 3D objects in mid-air, embedded authentication systems, environmental sensors, among others down in our Hardware/Software section; Macworld connects 36 drives to a Mac Pro, reviews results; Opera Coast iOS browser reviews at Time, and AppleInsider.

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple CEO's earnings: The New York Times gets it wrong"  Fortune 7:21 AM
  • "In Executive Pay, a Rich Game of Thrones" ["Not since Steve Jobs has a chief executive at Apple, or any other public American corporation, for that matter, been as richly rewarded in stock as Timothy D. Cook, who succeeded Mr. Jobs as chief executive last August, a few months before Mr. Jobs died."] New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:20 AM
  • "Ads watchdog eyes iPad 4G claims" Reuters 7:39 AM
  • "Apple & Foxconn take a radio Reporter on an iPad factory tour" Fortune 8:41 AM
  • "Mike Daisey exposer Rob Schmitz gets a Foxconn factory tour" 9 to 5 Mac 4:43 PM
  • "Apple's progress towards a $1,000 share price may yet go pear-shaped: New iPhones and iPads have everyone excited about Apple's prospects, but pushing into China and into the TV market won't be problem-free" The Guardian 9:15 AM
  • "Apple set to be first $1 trillion company" The Guardian 7:04 PM
  • "Apple: The End Is Nigh" ["The end of iPhone/iPad One Size Fits All, that is. So far, Apple has managed to sell more than 300M iOS devices using only a single size for the iPhone and another for the iPad. I'm becoming convinced this can't last much longer. Soon, I believe, we'll see a range of physically distinct iPhone and iPad models."] Monday Note 6:28 PM
  • "The iPad as a Generic Name for Tablet? Here Comes the Cease-and-Desist Brigade" Forbes 6:38 PM
  • "German Courts at Epicenter of Global Patent Battles Among Tech Rivals" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:57 PM
  • "A Ballooning Megabyte Budget" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:09 PM
  • "New aerial images of Apple's planned NC fuel cell, solar farms emerge" AppleInsider 4/7
  • "Aerial shots show Apple datacenter's fuel cell, solar power" Electronista 4/7
  • "What it costs to fix gadgets like iPhones and iPads" Reuters 4/7
  • "'You come for the product, you stay for the ecosystem'" Fortune 4/7
  • "iTunes Movies From Universal Studios Now Available On iCloud" Cult of Mac 4/7
  • "How the Tax Man Followed Amazon and Apple to the Cloud Computing Party" Forbes 4/7
OS X
News
  • "600,000 Mac OS X Computers infected by Virus" Social Barrel 7:42 AM
  • "Half-million Mac infection estimate backed by new analysis" Ars Technica 4/7
  • "Hackers Begin Targeting Macs: Recent Flashback attacks show Apple's surging popularity has gained the attention of hackers." Agence France-Presse 4/6
  • "Researchers Confirm Flashback Trojan Infects 600,000 Macs, Used For Click Fraud" Forbes 4/6
  • "New Yorkers Dumbfounded As Computer Virus Affects At Least 600,000 Macs" CBS New York 4/6
  • "Second source confirms: 1 in 100 Macs are infected by Flashback" ZDNet 4/6
  • "Apple issues second OS X Java update this week" AppleInsider 4/6
  • "Apple makes second attempt at Trojan Java block" SlashGear 4/6
  • "Fighting Flashback, Apple issues second Mac update" CNET News 4/6
  • "Do-Over: Apple Takes Second Stab at Blocking Mac Trojan" Techland 4/6
  • "Java for OS X Lion 2012-002, Apple has another go" FairerPlatform 4/6
  • "Java 2012-002 Update Includes Security Fixes, Few Details" The Mac Observer 4/6
  • "Interview with Rich Mogull discussing the Flashback Trojan" Your Mac Life 4/6
  • "Apple update supports Canon 5D Mark III raw files" CNET News 4/6
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "Web tool checks if your Mac is Flashback-free" CNET News 4/6
  • "Quick Applescript to check your Mac for the Flashback infection" Mac Stuff 4/6
  • "How to check for—and get rid of—a Mac Flashback infection" Ars Technica 4/6
  • "Secure your Mac from Flashback infection" USA Today 4/6
  • "Virus hits half a million Macs: How to protect yourself against malware" TechMediaNetwork 4/6
  • "I am supporting a small all-Mac company, and the instructions in the various links you provided were great but added a lot of confusion to the question, 'how do I just turn Java off?'" MacInTouch 4/6
  • "In addition to disabling Java in each browser's preferences UI, I've disabled the Java plugins in /Library/Internet Plug-ins/ as a second line of defense. I've left JavaPreferences.app alone, so Java-based desktop apps should still work as before." MacInTouch 4/6
  • "There are multiple options for the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) on any computer, including Macs." MacInTouch 4/6
  • "A second-line, post-Java defense against the Flashback malware appears to be to create a folder called 'Little Snitch' in the root-level (not user's) Library folder." MacInTouch 4/6
  • "Apple has two support articles listing media formats QuickTime can playback in OS X 10.6 & 10.7." MacInTouch 4/6
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "How to reinstall OS X after malware infection" CNET Reviews 4/6
  • "So what can you do to protect your iTunes account?" MacInTouch 4/6
  • "On Killing A Mac Trojan Horse And Stopping Malicious Apps From Phoning Home" Mac 360 4/6
  • "How To Get Stuff Done On Your Mac (prioritize, organize, utilize, free, not so free)" McSolo 4/6
  • "Need An Office On Your Mac? Here's How To Install Office For Free" BohemianBoomer 4/6
  • "4 Ways This Mac Clipboard App Is The Tool Of The Year" TeraTalks 4/6
  • "How To Stop Clicking And Start Reading More On Your Mac" Mac 360 4/6
Op/Ed
  • "Apple's Achilles Heel" Rixstep 9:13 AM
  • "Apple gaining in corporation use due to 'time machine' effect" SlashGear 4/6
  • "Friday Poll: Are you adding anti-malware to your Mac?" CNET News 4/6
  • "Four Reasons to Consider FileMaker 12" PCWorld 4/6
  • "If you don't like the iTunes defaults (no art, genres that are as broad as an elephant, artists sorted by first name, etc.) the app is a nightmare to use. Sure I can bulk-change an album or group of albums genre from the generic 'rock' or 'pop' to something specific like 'new wave', 'post punk', or 'blue-eyed soul', but not the other fields I want handled differently." MacInTouch 4/6
  • "Even though MacInTouch might not be the proper place to discuss HiRez audio issues, I think there are a few wrong statements in the discussion" MacInTouch 4/6
  • "Hacintosh benchmarks of Xeon E5 CPUs foretells next Mac Pro speeds?" Insanely Great Mac 4/6
  • "Widespread Virus Proves Macs Are No Longer Safe From Hackers" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4/6
  • "What's This? A Mac Virus? No Actually It's A Weakness in Java" AllThingsD 4/6
  • "Does FlashBack really have 600k Macs? Yup and its existence now puts Mac threats on par with Windows,says F-Secure's Mikko Hypponen." PC Advisor 4/6
  • "Apple Pushes Out Second Java Update This Week, But What Does It Do?" Mac|Life 4/6
  • "Apple's security code of silence: A big problem" CNET News 4/6
  • "Mac OS X Security Must Become a Priority: 10 Reasons Why"  eWeek 4/6
  • "A Dozen Reasons To Dump Mail On Your Mac And Try A New Email App" NoodleMac 4/6
Press Releases
  • "Windows Phone Connector (for the Mac) has been updated" GadgeTell 4/6
  • "Google patches Chrome for second time in eight days" Computerworld 4/6
  • "Ticket to Ride debuts in Mac App Store" Macworld 4/6
  • "Ace Slots Machine Casino Turns Mac App Store into a Gambler's Paradise" prMac 4/6
  • "Reggie Ashworth releases AppDelete 3.2.6 - Uninstall Anything" prMac 4/6
  • "PDF2Office for iWork v2.0 - Convert PDF-to-iWork formats" prMac 4/6
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Universal Pictures now available to re-download on Apple's iCloud" AppleInsider 7:06 PM
  • "Settlement may have been reached in missing iPhone 4S case" TUAW 10:38 AM
  • "Universal Studios' Movies Now Available on iCloud" MacRumors 4/7
  • "A Collection of Photographs From Inside Apple HQ" MacRumors 4/6
  • "Apple appears to have paid up over 'warrantless search': But no one is talking" TechEye 4/6
  • "AT&T to begin unlocking off-contract iPhones this Sunday, April 8th" Engadget 4/6
  • "AT&T Will Unlock Your Off-Contract iPhone Starting On April 8" TechCrunch 4/6
  • "AT&T will allow out-of-contract customers to unlock their iPhone" AppleInsider 4/6
  • "AT&T gives H2O, FreedomPop the gift of unlocked iPhones" GigaOM 4/6
  • "Worker at Apple-supplier Foxconn in China: 'We're humans, we're not machines'" Reuters 4/6
  • "Five charged after Chinese teen sells kidney to buy iPhone" Reuters 4/6
  • "Chinese Kid Sells His Kidney for an iPad and iPhone, Suffers Renal Failure" Gizmodo 4/6
  • "Dropbox says it will update its iOS app to fix profile security hole, Android not affected" The Next Web 4/6
  • "Facebook and Dropbox Apps for iOS Vulnerable to Credential Theft" MacRumors 4/6
  • "Facebook ID theft threat impacts all iPhones, Dropbox" CNET News 4/6
  • "Security issue in Facebook, Dropbox iOS apps requires physical access" AppleInsider 4/6
  • "Plangrid brings iPad to construction sites" Macworld 4/6
  • "Saracens use iPads and statistics in order to make themselves the best: The only English club left in the Heineken Cup have totally rejected the old playbook orthodoxy" The Guardian 4/6
  • "After A Bump From SXSW, Banjo Tries To Bolster Its Position As The All-In-One Location App" TechCrunch 4/6
  • "A 'very different' Joe Danger headed to iOS" Gamasutra 4/6
  • "Hawaii boy, 10, steps up hobby by marketing Apple app" KHON2 4/6
Non-Apple News
  • "Women in Tech: Susan Buck empowers women in tech" ZDNet 4/6
  • "Want Sprint's New 4G? Go to Kankakee" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4/6
  • "Playstation Vita firmware pulled, re-released" TG Daily 4/6
  • "Meet the Linux Tycoon tycoon: Linux Tycoon creator Bryan Lunduke may have an unlikely gaming hit on his hands as the buzz begins to spread" Network World 4/6
  • "PAX East Gaming Expo Opens in Boston" PC Magazine 4/6
  • "Sophos takes down partner portal after signs of hacking" IDG News Service 4/6
  • "Sprint set to offer cure for poor wireless voice quality" Computerworld 4/6
  • "Yahoo Says Chief Product Officer Blake Irving Leaving" Bloomberg 4/6
  • "Chocolate printer to go on sale after Easter" BBC 4/6
  • "Samsung Profit Exceeds Estimates on Smartphone, TV Demand" Bloomberg 4/6
  • "Samsung hits a high Note, posts record quarterly profit" Reuters 4/6
  • "No 3D technology for Samsung smartphones: Manufacturer has no plans to follow the crowd" Pocket-lint 4/6
  • "LG Mobile: Our 'thinking' phone will outsmart the competition" CNET News 4/6
  • "YouTube kicks off huge 3D overhaul" TG Daily 4/6
  • "Google Chrome update fixes 12 security bugs: Second update in a week; Google paid researchers $6,000 for reporting the bugs" SecurityNewsDaily 4/6
  • "Google Rethinks Price, Specs On Android Tablet: Google may drop price of Google-branded tablet and pursue a lower-cost approach to win tablet market share." InformationWeek 4/6
  • "Google's Project Glass: You ain't seen nothin' yet" CNET News 4/6
  • "Expect More Companies to Serve Up Forked Android Devices" AllThingsD 4/6
  • "HTC's Rough Q1: Profits Down 70% Over Last Year, Revenue Dips 35%" TechCrunch 4/6
  • "Flaw in Facebook and Dropbox Mobile Apps Allows Data Theft" Softpedia 4/6
Publications/Podcasts
  • "'Bartending' by Stephen Hackett Shows The Human Side of Apple Retail" MacStories 9:23 PM
  • "Gene Steinberg meets author Bob 'Dr. Mac' LeVitus, TechnoBuffalo's Jonathan Rettinger, and Computer America's Craig Crossman this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 4/6
  • "Draw Something, iPad WiFi Issues, In app purchases, buying a new monitor (Podcast)" Insanely Great Mac 4/6
  • "iPad & iPhone User issue 61: Spotlight on iPad 2013" Macworld UK 4/6
Hardware/Software
  • "New iPad WiFi Tests Confirm Consistent Connection Failures" eWeek 8:38 AM
  • "Apple patent could lead to face-based user switching in iOS and beyond" Ars Technica 4/7
  • "New Intel Processors Set Off Rumors Of New Macs" AppleBitch 4/7
  • "New iMacs to have 'anti-reflective displays': Apple will launch the redesigned iMac family later this year" ITworld 4/7
  • "Quanta, Foxconn Tech to benefit from June launch of new iMac, says paper" ["new iMac is rumored to feature an anti-glare display with Intel's latest Ivy Bridge-based i5 and i7 processors"] DigiTimes 4/6
  • "Rumors of June Launch for Updated iMacs Begin to Build" MacRumors 4/6
  • "Apple's Ivy Bridge-powered iMacs rumored to debut in June" AppleInsider 4/6
  • "Apple testing Nexus Tablet competitor in iPad mini" SlashGear 4/6
  • "Toshiba says NAND chip output partially halted due to power problem" Reuters 4/6
  • "Toshiba tipped to rejoin the race for bankrupt Apple supplier Elpida with joint bid" The Next Web 4/6
  • "iPhone 5 rumor rollup for the week ending April 6/Latest Apple iPhone scuttlebutt: June dreams, big screen hopes, gauche Apple, OLED" Network World 4/6
  • "Next iPhone's Camera To Have Augmented Reality Features?" ITProPortal 4/6
  • "Could face unlock and a whole lot more be coming to iOS?" Know Your Mobile 4/6
AppleCare/Helps
  • "iPads go black in portrait mode with polarized sunglasses" ZDNet 4/7
  • "Q&A: MacFixIt Answers/We answer Mac-related questions about Java and Flashback vulnerabilities, and more." CNET Reviews 4/7
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "iPod Touch Buyer's Guide... Up To $100 Off Currently Shipping Models" MacReviewZone 11:49 AM
  • "Apple MacBook Pro Buyer's Guide -13 Inch Models -Up to $230 Off Current Models" MacReviewZone 11:45 AM
  • "Apple MacBook Pro Buyer's Guide -15 Inch Models -Prices Up To $330 Off Current Machines" MacReviewZone 11:45 AM
  • "Closeout, Refurbished & Used Apple MacBook Air Buyer's Guide --Prices Start From $700" MacReviewZone 11:45 AM
  • "Cradle of Rome 2 HD For iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $4.99)" Apple Sliced 4/7
  • "Kick the Boss For iPhone Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 4/7
  • "FireWorks Ninja HD For iPad Is Free Today (Was $2.99), The iPhone Version Is Also Free" Apple Sliced 4/7
  • "Plenty Of Great Apps On Sale For Easter Weekend" Apple'n'Apps 4/7
  • "iPad Closeout & Refurbished & Used Buyer's Guide -Prices Start At $270" MacReviewZone 4/7
  • "Apple TV Buyer's Guide -Apple TV Prices, Deals, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 4/7
  • "There are no new item in The US Apple Store, one decreased price price, seven were restocked , 93 were unchanged, and six were Sold Out." While Supplies Last 4/7
  • "Gardenscapes HD (Premium) For iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $4.99)" Apple Sliced 4/6
  • "Endless War For iPhone Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 4/6
  • "Blot For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 4/6
  • "Price Drop: The Weekend's Best iOS App Deals, April 6" Mac|Life 4/6
  • "You can get a discount on an iPhone -- but you have to relocate" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 4/6
  • "iPad (2012) Prices & Sales" MacPrices 4/6
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 4/6
  • "13'' MacBook Pro Prices & Deals" MacPrices 4/6
  • "Super Ball Escape HD (for the iPad) can now be downloaded for free" GadgeTell 4/6

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Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Western Digital My Passport Studio Review (2TB)" Storage Review 4/7
  • "The iPad 3 would make me so horny...: ...if it wasn't so sucky" Register Hardware 4/6
  • "Souping Up Mac Pro: RocketCache 3240X8" Bare Feats 4/6
  • "HTC One S vs iPhone 4S Hands-on Part 1" SlashGear 4/6
  • "Maxell AirStash review: A useful extension to your iPad's storage capacity" Macworld UK 4/6
  • "Stabile Coil Pro Stand Flexes for iPads" Wired 4/6
  • "The Week in iPhone Cases: April showers and May flowers" Macworld 4/6
  • "Defense For The IPhone Is A Great Idea --If It Worked" MacNews 4/6
  • "Review: Layer Cake; no more 'Save for Web/Devices'?" IT.Enquirer 4/6
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Finish off the school year strong with these iPhone apps for teachers" Appolicious 9:58 AM
  • "Paris Cinema: Movie Locations in the City of Lights --an app for the iPhone" eXtensions 8:04 AM
  • "Drafts for iPhone review: Time-shifting for your ideas" iMore 7:43 AM
  • "Brian Cox's Wonders of the Universe iPad App Is Just Heavenly [Review] Cult of Mac 4/7
  • "Bloomberg for iPad review: The best casual stock app for the iPad" iMore 4/7
  • "Is the newest model of Apple's iPad right for you?" [Video Report] 41 Action News 4/6
  • "iPad Apps Of The Week: Mad Magazine, The Masters, and More" Gizmodo 4/6
  • "Keep your iPad Media on a Wi-Fi Hard Drive to Save Room for Retina Apps" Mac|Life 4/6
  • "Going for distance games on iOS: This week's collection of perpetual running games includes a couple of classics alongside a couple of new titles that are perfect for getting into the genre." CNET Reviews 4/6
  • "Enterprise Mobility: Inside IBM's Math App for the iPad" [Slideshow] eWeek 4/6
  • "7 Best Yoga Apps For iPhone" TechShout 4/6
  • "Game Your Video for iOS review: Fun and entertaining video editing for small and big kids alike" Macworld UK 4/6
  • "Paper, Figure, and the New Casual Creativity of iOS" Techland 4/6
  • "Dorna Sports -MotoGP Full Experience: Snatching a Defeat from the Jaws of Victory" eXtensions 4/6
  • "The Week in iOS Apps: A feast for the senses" Macworld 4/6
  • "Groove 2: An iOS music player and your own personal DJ" The Next Web 4/6
  • "New iPhone App Rewards Sports Fans For Watching Games" Forbes 4/6
  • "iStopMotion for iPad Review" Mac|Life 4/6
  • "Easter Eggs: The best iOS apps for Easter" Macworld UK 4/6
How-To/Tutorial
  • "Transfer iTunes music to your Kindle Fire" [Video Report] USA Today 4/6
Tips
  • "iOS Tip: My Safari Browser Looks Different When Private Browsing Is Turned On" MacTrast 7:41 AM
  • "iOS Video Tip: Basic Photo Editing In iOS 5" MacTrast 4/7
  • "One can still buy an unlocked iPhone 4S from Apple, for a $450 premium over the otherwise similar carrier-locked version. That's a lot more money, but may well be a good deal for a frequent international traveller." MacInTouch 4/6
  • "Cloak app automatically secures your browsing on open Wi-Fi networks" The Hartford Courant [Free Registration Required] 4/6
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Cassandra -Monday Review -It will soon be Friday" eXtensions 9:24 PM
  • "Apple's Competition Finally Weigh in on Factory Labor Conditions in Their Supply Chains" The Mac Advocate 6:37 PM
  • "A Kidney for an iPhone and an iPad!" Forbes 11:48 AM
  • "Google Earns $2 Per Handset; Apple, $575"  Slashdot 8:39 AM
  • "Why Apple Won't Turn You Into a Cyborg" Cult of Mac 4/7
  • "Weekend Ar(t)s: Longing for another Machinarium iPad experience" Ars Technica 4/7
  • "Why Apple Should Look Back, Though Steve Jobs Never Did [Opinion] Cult of Mac 4/7
  • "Notes, Quotes, and iBooks" TidBITS 4/7
  • "The culture change that might come back to haunt Apple"  Applepeels 4/7
  • "The Macalope Weekly: Living in denial"  Macworld 4/7
  • "iPad Mini: 6 Reasons Apple Must Do It/Apple has good reasons to think smaller with its next iPad, as a Google Android tablet waits in the wings." InformationWeek 4/7
  • "Screen Burn-in and Apple's Billions" The Carton 4/7
  • "Apple must learn from Nike and get tough on causes of supply chain abuse: The biggest lesson from Nike is that all this monitoring has its limitations" The Independent 4/6
  • "The Danger in Quashing Apple's Anticompetitive Publishing Deal" The Mac Observer 4/6
  • "Remains of the Day: Behind the looking glass" Macworld 4/6
  • "Friday Recap: iCloud from the Clouds, AT&T Unlock Victory Dance, June iMacs" Mac|Life 4/6
  • "Why My iPad Will Never Replace My Xbox" Forbes 4/6
  • "Bridging Gaps with New Macs, Old Macs, and iDevices" Low End Mac 4/6
  • "Anyone Can Play Steve Jobs—Even Ashton Kutcher" Gizmodo 4/6
  • "iCan Act: 5 Actors We'd Rather See Play Steve Jobs" Mac|Life 4/6
  • "Google Tablet Delays: What They Mean for Apple's iPad" PCWorld 4/6
  • "AT&T iPhone Owners Can Unlock their Phones, After That 2-Year Contract Anyway" AllThingsD 4/6
  • "AT&T's iPhones: Free at last" CNET 4/6
  • "Girls Around Me shows consequences of sharing data" TechNewsDaily 4/6
  • "Enterprise Networking: New iPad Takes Big Steps Into Corporate Networks, Complicating BYOD" [Slideshow] eWeek 4/6
  • "Free apps kill smartphone battery life: Purdue research finds popular free smartphone apps spend up to 75% of their energy on advertising-related functions" Network World 4/6
  • "Concerning the discussion about carriers and unlocking customers' iPhones, I would propose a simple law that would provide a more level playing field than what we have now." MacInTouch 4/6
  • "We Have Personal Clouds, Now We Need Family Clouds" Tech.pinions 4/6
  • "Reader Discussion: Apple's Market Capitalization Crown" The Mac Observer 4/6
  • "The IPad May Actually Be Helping Laptop Sales" MacNews 4/6
  • "600,000 apps in Apple's App Store, yet I can't find anything I want"  ZDNet 4/6
  • "Ask the iTunes Guy: Compression and lossless encoding" Computerworld 4/6
  • "The lessons IT must learn from Apple: Apple has wormed its way into the broad population, creating new expectations -- and a model -- for IT"  InfoWorld 4/6
  • "Chinese workers seek end to 'eating bitterness'" Reuters 4/6
  • "iPad Wi-Fi problems: Anatomy of a released defect" ZDNet 4/6
  • "Why Cook should 'Think Different' on Apple Museum"  ZDNet 4/6
  • "Security hole in Facebook iOS app doesn't require jailbreak or theft, and Dropbox has it too" The Next Web 4/6
  • "3 things you never knew the Apple iPhone can do" Computerworld 4/6
  • "Dissecting The Hype About Apple's TV (and what we really want from Apple)" PixoBebo 4/6
Non-Apple
  • "The 100-Year March of Technology in 1 Graph" The Atlantic 9:13 PM
  • "Take the money and run" asymco 3:21 PM
  • "Think 4G is 10 times faster? Think again" GigaOM 11:50 AM
  • "When human beings are asked to monitor computers, disaster ensues" Boing Boing 11:49 AM
  • "Basic Economics: Are We Really Not Willing To Pay For Quality, Pricey Apps?" Cult of Android 4/7
  • "Why Gamification Can't Be Stopped" Mashable 4/7
  • "How many iPhone app developers can Microsoft buy?" Fortune 4/6
  • "Get MailWasher Pro 2012 anti-spam software for free" CNET News 4/6
  • "Top-secret AT&T HTC One X surfaces, sold on eBay" CNET News 4/6
  • "What the HTC EVO 4G LTE means for Sprint and its future" ZDNet 4/6
  • "4 ways your Website can be better" ZDNet 4/6
  • "Most Wired Cars of the New York Auto Show" [Slideshow] Wired 4/6
  • "The week in tech: 5 must-know things" USA Today 4/6
  • "Video: The Most Insanely Important, Mind-Blowing Tech News of the Week" Techland 4/6
  • "Now You Know: Hotels Inject Banner Ads Into The Wi-Fi They Charge You For" TechCrunch 4/6
  • "On Semi, Qualcomm, Infineon shine in chip rankings" EE Times 4/6
  • "Pinterest vaults into third place for social networks, ahead of LinkedIn and Google+" Silicon Valley 4/6
  • "Review: Nokia Lumia 900 puts Windows Phone back in the race/Although its specs may not be impressive, AT&T's new smartphone is fast, bright and stylish." Computerworld 4/6
  • "A new reason to stay off the Web at work" CNN 4/6
  • "11 awesome Android tablet widgets" [Slideshow] PCWorld 4/6
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Humor/Cartoons
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  • "Let off some of that steam with Ball Crushers: Extreme Dodgeball for iOS" prMac 4/6
  • "'Skylanders: Cloud Patrol' launches on iOS devices" Digital Spy 4/6
  • "Ubisoft wacky Rabbids hop onto Apple gadgets" Agence France-Presse [Free Registration Required] 4/6
  • "Where's My Water? update brings new levels, iCloud level game support" Pocket-lint 4/6
  • "Learning math is fun and on sale this weekend with The Math Mage" prMac 4/6
  • "Easter Discounts For Top Educational Science Apps" prMac 4/6
  • "Sneakerology Keeps Users In The know About The Hottest Sneakers" prMac 4/6
  • "iShutdown 2.3 released for iOS - More Languages, More Satisfaction" prMac 4/6
  • "Ace Slot Machine Casino II Doubles Down on iPhone and iPad Gaming" prMac 4/6
  • "Itzy3d updated with 3 new game modes, upgraded visuals, tweaked gameplay" prMac 4/6
  • "Elf Defense - Fan Favorite Tower Defense Sensation Free" prMac 4/6
  • "Simple Period 3.0 for iOS: Menstruation + Reproduction Tracking Calendar" prMac 4/6
  • "PIMP Tycoon: Slot Machine 1.1 Free for iOS: Pimp-Themed Slot Machine" prMac 4/6
  • "Dad creates iPhone app to capture, store, and share memories" prMac 4/6
  • "MileBug Video Reviews from the Daily App Show" prMac 4/6
  • "Woods Defense: Fairy's Power 1.0 Free for iOS - Tower Defense Maze Game" prMac 4/6
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  • "Candy Eater Arcade Game iOS: Help Andy the Germ Eat his favorite Candies" prMac 4/6
  • "iPhone Life Magazine Now Available in Apple Newsstand" prMac 4/6
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Computer Industry
  • "Before move to AMD, Intel engineer stole documents: A former Intel engineer pleads guilty to stealing documents just before he left Intel and took a job at rival AMD." CNET News 6:56 PM
  • "Former Intel Employee Pleads Guilty to Stealing Data To Give To AMD" Legit Reviews 8:21 AM
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Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
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