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MacSurfer's Archive: Monday, April 9, 2012


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

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  • "Apple's iPad could become the next 'heroin': There's a thin line between a brand becoming ubiquitous and becoming generic. And no premium brand wants to be generic. Some experts say that Apple's iPad as a tablet-segment leader may now be facing that."  Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:14 AM
  • "Like 'Kleenex' to 'tissue', Apple's 'iPad' is the only tablet people know"  Associated Press 8:14 AM
  • "iPad prompts the question: What's in a brand name?" Associated Press 8:25 AM
  • "'iPad' is in danger of becoming a generic trademark – and that's great for Apple"  The Next Web 8:35 AM
  • "A Tablet in Every Room: How to 'Think Different' About the Future" Techland 12:25 PM
  • "Apple faces tax scrutiny in the UK: The Government is under pressure to launch a crackdown after it emerged Apple paid just £10m in British tax in 2010 despite clocking up sales here worth an estimated £6bn." Telegraph 9:39 AM
  • "Now Apple's Being Investigated by the UK Taxman" Forbes 9:39 AM
  • "The Potential Impact of the Foxconn Factory Audit: The Fair Labor Association inspected the factories of Apple's major supplier, Foxconn, and unearthed some dirty labor practices. Fortunately, this could bring to light broader issues."  PC Magazine 11:50 AM
  • "How Apple, Foxconn, and others can address labor abuses in overseas factories: Why do we keep hearing about labor abuses in overseas factories like those of Apple-supplier Foxconn? Auditing and inspections are inadequate to solve the problem. Requiring companies to examine and publicly report on risks along their supply chains can help eliminate violations."  Christian Science Monitor 9:22 AM
  • "Is Apple fighting a losing battle in China? In the smartphone market, Apple is playing catch up with Samsung in China, the world's biggest mobile phone market."  ZDNet 8:03 AM
  • "Exclusive: Apple's hydrogen power plans fueled by Al Gore's conflict of interest? A conservative think tank is making fresh conflict of interest allegations against consumer electronics giant Apple and its most famous board member, former vice president and green energy advocate Al Gore." FOXNews 12:51 PM
  • "Did the dividend decision affect Apple's share price?" asymco 12:00 PM
  • "Flashback Trojan FAQ: The success of the Flashback Trojan means a new era in Mac security. But don't panic: here's what Flashback's spread means and what you need to know and do." PCWorld 11:00 AM
  • "Flashback trojan shows Macs do get viruses" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 9:22 AM
  • "This latest Java update seems quite confusing. On my Mac Pro 1,1 opening the downloaded 'Java for OS X Lion 2012-002' dmg also display an error message 'There may be a problem...' Then, after running the installer, the Java Preferences utility displays the version info as 1.6.0_31-b04-414, but taking Firefox to still displays a warning about the Java version being vulnerable ..." MacInTouch 4:39 PM
  • "My son sent me movies shot by his iPhone; I could play it on Quicktime 7, but when it was played by other software or it be converted by Handbrake or other similar software, the new mp4 file would play it upside down. I couldn't flip it over. Any suggestions why it happened and how to fix it?" MacInTouch 4:37 PM
  • "How To batch-rename files using Automator in OS X: Renaming files in OS X is as easy as selecting them and pressing Return; however, if you regularly rename many files then you might benefit from setting up a rename workflow in Automator." CNET Reviews 6:53 PM
  • "MacMost Now 694: Compressing Images With iPhoto and Preview" MacMost 10:21 AM
  • "Understanding iTunes Authorizations" MacNews Blog 8:11 AM
  • "Rage: Campaign Edition Review" Mac|Life 10:01 AM
  • "Hide Unwanted System Preference Icons [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 8:54 AM
  • "Customize OS X with This List of the Best Terminal Commands" Lifehacker 11:57 AM
  • "Unfortunately, Bank of America's Mac support for the feature is limited and buggy (although it basically works). There used to be a stand-alone app for it from Orbiscom, which I think worked much better, but Bank of America seems to have killed it (at least for Macs). As far as I know, working with ShopSafe via the Bank of America website is your only option now, and it can be something of a struggle, especially if you try to update or extend an existing virtual credit card." MacInTouch 4:37 PM
  • "How To Stop Intruders With A Free Firewall App For Your Mac" NoodleMac 8:09 AM
  • "Yet Another Easy And Free Way To Backup Your Mac's Files" BohemianBoomer 8:09 AM
  • "How To Create Perfect Portrait Photos With A Single Click On Your Mac" McSolo 8:09 AM
  • "The 99-cent Way To Bring Facebook To Your Mac With A Single Click" Mac 360 8:09 AM
  • "Write Much? You Need A Free Writer's Text Tool On Your Mac" TeraTalks 8:08 AM
  • "An App That Lets You Do For Free What You Already Know How To Do For Free" Mac 360 8:09 AM
  • "Does FlashBack really have 600k Macs? Yup and its existence now puts Mac threats on par with Windows,says F-Secure's Mikko Hypponen." Macworld UK 8:08 PM
  • "Instagram's $1 Billion Payday Is Proof That Apple Has The Best Platform For Developers" Business Insider 5:30 PM
  • "For a variety of reasons, iCloud is not for me. The biggest is that I cannot afford to let Apple dictate the schedule for OS updates just to maintain other services. As it is, the impending termination of MobileMe services is the sole reason for me to switch to Lion (and iOS 5 for that matter). To me, that's just ridiculous, and I'm not interested in playing along." MacInTouch 4:37 PM
  • "Mac OS Lion demands an SSD" ZDNet 12:26 PM
  • "How Apple Is To Blame For The Flashback Malware Outbreak"  Forbes 3:24 PM
  • "Flashback: Champions Refight Mac Vs. PC Battle On Security Turf" Forbes 10:04 AM
  • "It's Alive! - OS X Lion Hackintosh is up and running (Video)" Insanely Great Mac 8:38 AM
Press Releases
  • "Virtual TimeClock '12 is our most comprehensive upgrade in the last decade. You'll find much requested features like QuickBooks Payroll support, PIN and Passcode entry options, and all new non administrative user and personal client options for our network users. In total, there are nearly 100 new features and functions presented in a new interface that improves the user experience and simplifies program management." Redcort Software 12:44 PM
  • "OOTP Developments Ships Out of the Park Baseball 13, the Latest Version of its Venerable Baseball Simulator for PC/Mac" PRWeb 9:37 AM
  • "Point In Space Announces FileMaker Pro 12 Hosting on FileMaker Server 12 Advanced" Point In Space 8:57 AM
  • "AppActions releases matchTag for Mac OS X" prMac 8:36 AM
  • "Sprightly Discounts Trip Journal for Business on Mac by 20% for April" prMac 8:36 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Windows-on-iPad service goes legit as Microsoft licensing demands are met" Ars Technica 4:49 PM
  • "When Apple called Kentucky: One of the most innovative gadgets in a generation — the Apple iPhone — would not have hit the market in 2007 were it not for a 60-year-old glass factory in this Central Kentucky town of 8,300 people." Louisville Courier-Journal 8:44 AM
  • "[Infographic] How the App Stores 'Really' Stack Up" ReadWriteWeb 10:04 AM
  • "Reporter visits Foxconn factory in China, while Apple's competitors stay quiet" The Verge 8:35 AM
  • "Foxconn doors swung open to visitor, but few surprises await" CNET News 10:44 AM
  • "iOS in China dominated by Guangdong, other big urban areas" Electronista 8:19 AM
  • "China Leads World in iOS & Android Activations, App Usage" The Mac Observer 10:53 AM
  • "AT&T finally to unlock iPhones for travelers: with a catch: AT&T's long-standing policy against unlocking iPhones ended yesterday, allowing users to take advantage of cheaper service when traveling abroad" PCWorld 11:14 AM
  • "Amazon's Digital Sales Grow 29% in Q1 2012 While iTunes Sales are Flat from Q4, According to Estimates from eDataSource" PRWeb 9:37 AM
  • "IPhone Subsidies by Carriers May End, Piecyk Says" [Video Report] Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 11:57 AM
  • "If an iPhone wannabe lands on Easter, does it make a splash? With the world's mobile phone market at stake, what were Nokia and Microsoft thinking?" Fortune 8:16 AM
  • "iThieves hit JFK flights: Apple-crazed crooks have been swiping high-tech equipment from the checked luggage of unsuspecting passengers flying from JFK to Moscow, The Post has learned." New York Post 11:13 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Improbable PC Pioneer: Commodore's Jack Tramiel, 1928-2012" Techland 8:07 PM
  • "Clicking on a Fortune: Facebook to Acquire Photo-Sharing Start-Up Instagram for $1 Billion" AllThingsD 12:35 PM
  • "RIM Moves Against Pirated Android Apps On PlayBook: RIM wants to block PlayBook owners from 'sideloading' Android applications, in a move designed to protect developers." InformationWeek 12:38 PM
  • "Samsung preps flexible mobile displays for 2012 launch" TG Daily 11:58 AM
  • "Our future cyberdefenders set to face off: National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition challenges security-savvy college students" Network World 11:27 AM
  • "Toshiba to Sell Video Servers That Use Streaming Hardware Instead of CPU, Memory" IDG News Service 11:25 AM
  • "Web Attacks Use Smart Redirection to Evade URL Security Scanners" IDG News Service 11:24 AM
  • "Google Augmented Reality Glasses Could Debut at I/O Event" eWeek 10:41 AM
  • "Google Doodle celebrates Eadweard J. Muybridge, Father of the Zoopraxiscope: Eadweard Muybridge is the subject of today's Google Doodle. In the process of photographing galloping horses, Muybridge invented the Zoopraxiscope, the forerunner to the motion picture projector." Christian Science Monitor 10:35 AM
  • "Game time for Mass.: 'Largest show ever' hits as cos. ramp up hiring" Boston Herald 10:33 AM
  • "Nokia counting on its Collection apps to help sell Windows Phones" ZDNet 12:15 PM
  • "Nokia Lumia 900: Wisdom Of Easter Launch Questioned" InformationWeek 10:20 AM
  • "AOL shares soar after Microsoft patent deal" MarketWatch 9:57 AM
  • "Sony is said planning to cut 6% of jobs" MarketWatch 9:56 AM
  • "Sony to cut global workforce by 10,000" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 10:43 AM
  • "Social 'second screen' TV is all about the apps" CNNMoney 9:47 AM
  • "Oh no: German courts and clueless politicians want to attract even more patent lawsuits" Foss Patents 8:57 AM
  • "On Bartending: Memoirs of an Apple Genius" 6:10 PM
  • "Mac Geek Gab Podcast: MGG 391: Repersonalizing a Mac, Notification Center, Backups & More" The Mac Observer 4:30 PM
  • "We love our iOS gadgets but when is it inappropriate to use them? What is correct gadget etiquette?" The MT Show 8:01 AM
  • "Faster iPhone with 1GB of RAM seeded internally, iPod touch 5,1 in the works" 9 to 5 Mac 9:34 AM
  • "Apple Testing A5X Variant in iPhone Prototype Disguised in iPhone 4/4S Body?" MacRumors 9:59 AM
  • "Apple: iPhone 5 Debut Could Be 'Extraordinary,' Says Topeka" Barron's 10:08 AM
  • "$1000 Apple analyst shares what he learned in Asia on the next iPhone" 9 to 5 Mac 12:00 PM
  • "Analyst: iPhone 5 to have 4-inch screen, unibody construction" ZDNet 12:26 PM
  • "Supplier Chatter Pointing to Redesigned iPhone with 4-Inch Display, 'Sleek Look'" MacRumors 12:27 PM
  • "Rumor: iPhone 5 To Sport Unibody Design, 4 Inch Screen And A5X Processor" Apple Bitch 12:38 PM
  • "New iPhone to debut in October, Foxconn employee says" CNET News 8:26 AM
  • "iPad Wi-Fi Issues May be Fault of Power Management: A hardware expert says it's unlikely that faulty hardware is causing poor wireless connections reported by iPad users." Computerworld 10:00 AM
  • "New ultrabooks and MacBook Pro expected to help slim 15-inch notebooks" DigiTimes 8:04 AM
  • "Apple patents tech for scanning faces to switch iOS devices between users" Appolicious 8:35 AM
  • "AT&T's iPhone unlocking process detailed as easy, long" Electronista 8:19 AM
  • "More on the Thunderbolt cable availability front" ZDNet 12:26 PM
  • "Did Easter Bring iPhone Unlocking Joy for You?" Mac|Life 8:44 AM
  • "iPad Wi-Fi Issues Resolved By Software Reset?" RazorianFly 4:46 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Lo-mob (Photography) For iPhone Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $1.99)" Apple Sliced 8:01 AM
  • "Blokus HD For iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $2.99), The iPhone Version Is Also Currently Free" Apple Sliced 8:01 AM
  • "Chronograph For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:01 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Deals" MacPrices 8:01 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:01 AM
  • "17" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:01 AM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 9 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 8:53 AM
  • "Apple AirPort Extreme Base Station Price Tracker -Prices From $120" MacReviewZone 2:22 PM
  • "iPad Accessories Buyer's Guide -Best Selling Apple iPad Accessories -From $2 To $350" MacReviewZone 2:22 PM
  • "iPod Speakers -The Best iPod Speakers -Prices, Deals, Reviews And Information $34 To $350" MacReviewZone 2:22 PM

  • "Hands-On With the New iPad (or the iPad 3)" Tech Wire Asia 8:14 AM
  • "Searching for a Mighty Mouse? Here Are Three Options." ["The Touch Mouse, as with the others I reviewed, is meant to be compatible only with Microsoft Windows. But this isn't entirely true — my Mac laptop recognized each mouse's USB connector as a keyboard accessory, and I could still move the cursor with each mouse. I was also able to use the touch surfaces of the mice — or in the case of the HP mouse, the touch strip — to swipe up and down pages on the screen. In the case of the Touch Mouse, functionality on the Mac was limited. For example, I could swipe up and down, but not snap my windows to the side."] AllThingsD 9:04 AM
  • "XtremeMac's Tuffwrap Is Custom Designed For New iPad" The Mac Observer 12:27 PM
  • "The MicroShell Folio Case for the New iPad is Near Perfect" The Mac Observer 2:22 PM
  • "HP Officejet 6700 Premium e-All-in-one Printer Review: Fast, Affordable Color" Macworld 8:53 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Want To Ditch Instagram? Here Are The Five Best Alternative Apps [Feature] Cult of Mac 5:42 PM
  • "Notes Plus Review: App offers plenty of features, steep price tag" Macworld 8:54 AM
  • "Marked 1.4: A Little Something for Everybody" MacStories 8:52 AM
  • "'Bartending' by Stephen Hackett Shows The Human Side of Apple Retail" MacStories 8:48 AM
  • "ArtRage for iPad review" AppleTell 8:54 AM
  • "Minds of Modern Mathematics: IBM History app for the iPad" eXtensions 10:21 AM
  • "Seven 'must have' productivity apps for the iPad" ZDNet 8:03 AM
  • "At Last — A Clean, Mean eBook App: Robin Sloan's Fish" Wired Magazine 12:26 PM
  • "Appidemic: Adventure Bar Story for iPhone, iPod touch" AppleTell 8:54 AM
  • "On The Wind – iPad Game Review" PadGadget 11:58 AM
  • "'Epic Astro Story' Review - A New Spin on the Classic Kairosoft Recipe" Touch Arcade 4:45 PM
  • "Peakour Review: Build a better obstacle course to help PeaG get to his target safely. With style, of course." 148Apps 8:52 AM
  • "MLB At Bat 2012 Review: MLB At Bat 2012 is the official app for following games live from any iOS device, including watching and listening to live games." 148Apps 11:57 AM
  • "Mole Kingdom Review: Credit where it's due for attempting to capitalize on a popular market without blatant copying, but Mole Kingdom kind of misses the point." 148Apps 11:57 AM
  • "Bug Princess 2 Review: Cave. Shooter. Awesome. Obviously." 148Apps 11:57 AM
  • "How To Backup Your Instagram Photos Before Facebook Changes The App" Redmond Pie 6:54 PM
  • "How to Unlock an iPhone with AT&T" OS X Daily 8:56 AM
  • "Quickly print files from within the Finder" Macworld 6:53 PM
  • "How to Tell If Your Cloud Provider Can Read Your Data" TidBITS 12:27 PM
  • "iOS Tip: How To Use Caps Lock" MacTrast 8:54 AM
  • "Dear Aunt TUAW: Is AT&T killing my iPhone?" TUAW 8:53 AM
  • "Infographic: The maturation of iOS and Android OS" TechRepublic 9:54 PM
  • "Analysis: Conservative Activist Accuses Al Gore of Apple Conflict" The Mac Observer 5:58 PM
  • "The unlocking of the phones has made this point moot, but I found it very interesting that when you buy your phone, you pay sales tax on the full value of the unlocked phone, but if the carrier refuses to unlock it, then you're certainly getting less than the full value, yet you're being taxed on the full value. That seemed rather hypocritical to me." MacInTouch 4:38 PM
  • "CNN Money: New York Times gets Tim Cook's earnings wrong" TUAW 2:51 PM
  • "iPhone users get elitist over Instagram for Android launch" Digital Trends 12:52 PM
  • "Apple's iPad Trademark Is Not in Danger" Tech.pinions 2:21 PM
  • "Will 'iPad' Become a Generic Brand Name? Let's Hope Not" Techland 12:26 PM
  • "'Unibody' iPhone 5 said to debut in October: Today's arrivals from the long and winding rumor road" The Register 3:25 PM
  • "The Latest Set Of iPhone Rumors Are Familiar" App Advice 11:57 AM
  • "Retina display iPad vs. e-ink Kindle: Which do I prefer for reading? Can the new iPad's high-resolution display compete with e-ink? It's apples and oranges, so to speak." CNET News 11:57 AM
  • "Unlocking Old iPhones: Should Business Users Bother? Apple and AT&T have finally begun allowing customers to unlock old iPhones. Consider the implications for business users." InformationWeek 10:54 AM
  • "The New York Times' horrible article on Apple's design challenges" Edible Apple 10:54 AM
  • "The state of iPad apps: mostly spectacular, without equal/Can you believe the iPad has been around for only two years? With the third generation of Apple's tablet device released less than a month ago, it seems it's been much longer since naysayers (myself included) declared this could be little more than an oversized iPod with a dumb name." Austin American-Statesman [Free Registration Required] 10:44 AM
  • "The Macalope Daily: Accountable parties" Macworld [Insider Content] 10:01 AM
  • "Apple: The End Is Nigh/The end of iPhone/iPad One Size Fits All, that is."  Monday Note 8:56 AM
  • "Despite criticism, Apple is beating competitors in supply chain efforts" iDownload Blog 8:53 AM
  • "Follow-up: Dressing up in the correct MiniSuit for the new iPad" Houston Chronicle 8:52 AM
  • "Gamers: Don't Expect Free Content, Do Expect My Two Cents" App Advice 8:46 AM
  • "Planning To Use Your iPad In Portrait Mode Wearing Polarized Sunglasses? Don't [Video] Redmond Pie 8:46 AM
  • "Apple's Demise: What is That About?" Forbes 9:59 AM
  • "The Stupidest Name Ever For An Apple Product" PixoBebo 8:07 AM
  • "Apple Employees Suffer Aprocryphal Abuse in Cushy Cupertino" Wired 8:04 AM
  • "Instagram and the Facebook Revulsion Effect" Forbes 9:54 PM
  • "Instagram and the Zuckerbergian plan for global conquest: The deal is the latest piece of a methodical strategy to morph Facebook into more than a social network" CNET News 6:54 PM
  • "Facebook's Instagram deal — bubble indicator or smart acquisition?" GigaOM 6:19 PM
  • "Instagram is the best, Instagram is the worst: Is Instagram destroying civilization, or making it totally awesome? Two Verge editors don't see eye to eye" The Verge 5:44 PM
  • "Facebook buys Instagram...but for what? Facebook doesn't need users, community, or a startup that's not yet profitable, no matter how hip it is, says Molly Wood. What's this huge purchase really about?" CNET News 5:27 PM
  • "Zuckerberg may Have Twitter'd his Instagram" The Next Web 4:46 PM
  • "Here is why Facebook bought Instagram" GigaOM 4:45 PM
  • "Why Facebook's $1 Billion Instagram Deal Is Brilliant" SplatF 4:44 PM
  • "Can Instagram solve Facebook's mobile problem?" Fortune 4:43 PM
  • "Instagram deal: Just the start for a new Facebook" CNET News 4:34 PM
  • "Instagram: How to go from zero to $1B in under two years?" CNET News 4:34 PM
  • "Poll: Google More Popular Than Apple, Facebook/82% Of Americans Have Favorable Opinion Of Google" CNN 5:29 PM
  • "Will We See an Amazon Smartphone This Year?" AllThingsD 12:29 PM
  • "Email etiquette: peers, professors and professionals" ZDNet 12:16 PM
  • "The six best personal cloud storage choices for your stuff" ZDNet 12:14 PM
  • "Wii U rumored to have heavy markup" TG Daily 11:58 AM
  • "As IT picks up the pace, can tech workers keep up?" Computerworld 10:57 AM
  • "Beyond virtualization: Envisioning true cloud computing" InfoWorld 10:57 AM
  • "Is texting making us more creative? Canadian researchers think so" The Canadian Press [Free Registration Required] 10:47 AM
  • "Why Zynga loves the hybrid cloud" Fortune 10:46 AM
  • "Why Yahoo! Should Exit the Search Business Entirely" Forbes 10:44 AM
  • "ZeroMail takes on goal of ending inbox clutter" Boston Herald 10:33 AM
  • "How Nokia can help developers around the world" CNET News 10:16 AM
  • "Lumia 900 Tops Online Sales, Network Connectivity Issues Reported" PC Magazine 11:28 AM
  • "How AOL's Microsoft Deal Could Boost RIM" TheStreet 12:26 PM
  • "What it really costs when you lose your smartphone" MarketWatch 9:56 AM
  • "Microsoft Buys 800 Patents For $1.1 Billion From AOL - But What's Next For AOL?" Forbes 12:33 PM
  • "Attention Marc Andreessen: Microsoft Just Bought (Part Of) Netscape" AllThingsD 9:55 AM
  • "Searching for a Mighty Mouse? Here Are Three Options" AllThingsD 9:55 AM
  • "Grading Google's CEO Larry Page: A First Year Report Card" Time 12:04 PM
  • "For Google, All Eyes on 'Costs Per Click'" [Paid Membership Required] 9:52 AM
  • "Internet Voting Is Years Away, And Maybe Always Will Be" Tech.pinions 9:26 AM
  • "Is there a future for dedicated eReaders?" Tech.pinions 9:26 AM
  • "Still Plenty Of Room For Wireless Home Network Growth" MacNews 8:29 AM
  • "Can Microsoft Come Back? Dan Lyons's Month Without Apple and Google: The iPhone was stowed, the Google Docs left unopened—Dan Lyons spent 30 days using nothing but Microsoft products to see whether the company could win consumers like him back. And they could pull it off, he says." The Daily Beast 8:28 AM
  • "New Steve Jobs movie focuses on pre-school years" Scoopertino 8:28 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "You Can Now Legally Run Windows On Your iPad Through OnLive" Cult of Mac 7:46 PM
  • "Covering the News At the 2012 NAB Show" Larry's Blog 5:44 PM
  • "Ice Age Village Slides Across the App Store" 148Apps 4:45 PM
  • "15 Years of Low End Mac: Looking Backward and Forward" Low End Mac 4:39 PM
  • "Erase iOS data securely with ProtectStar iShredder Pro" AppleTell 3:24 PM
  • "Disney Vacation App Roundup: Putting It All Together" The Mac Observer 2:23 PM
  • "PadGadget Weekly App Series — Top Magazine Apps" PadGadget 11:59 AM
  • "PressReader Rolls Out New iPad App & Instant Translation" The Next Web 11:59 AM
  • "Sports Car Challenge Adds a New Porsche" 148Apps 11:57 AM
  • "NoteBookCase Turns iPad 2 Into Ersatz MacBook Pro" MacPrices 11:52 AM
  • "Yes, your iPhone could survive a 20-foot dive under the sea" MSNBC 11:13 AM
  • "Dr. Chandler George Announces Release of Free Mobile App Game, 'Walking the Dog Maze,' Available for Immediate Download" PRNewswire 9:38 AM
  • "World's Most Downloaded Recipe App -- Dinner Spinner -- Gets Major Upgrade With New Grocery Scanner" PRNewswire 9:38 AM
  • "Play Ball! Topps Launches Two New iPhone and iPad Applications For Major League Baseball Fans To Start The Season" PRNewswire 9:38 AM
  • "eSCRIBE for the iPad enables a truly paperless meeting experience" PRWeb 9:37 AM
  • "DOMK Launches Hot New AAPL Accessory That Means You Never Have to Charge Your iPhone Again!" Business Wire 9:36 AM
  • "Wrap Up Fixes Fraying MagSafe Adapters" Cult of Mac 8:54 AM
  • "Throwboy Announces iCEO Steve Jobs Plush Pillow" Run Around Tech 8:53 AM
  • "New Japanese Case Transforms Your iPad 2 into a Mini Macbook Pro" PadGadget 8:52 AM
  • "Updated With New Content, Solar Walk Is Arguably The Best Exploration App Under The Sun" App Advice 8:46 AM
  • "Battleship: Destroyer Experience Released As Companion App For Upcoming Movie" App Advice 8:46 AM
  • "Swordigo For iPhone And iPad Re-Ignites Those Epic Zelda Days – Download Now!" Redmond Pie 8:46 AM
  • "Imminent Games Debuts Casual Indie Video Game Drip Drip for Mac and iOS" prMac 12:52 PM
  • "Tesla Wars - the Unmatched tower defense is Free for a very limited time" prMac 11:58 AM
  • "iPhix 1.0 for Mac OS - Filter/Adjust/Share - Create Art with Every Snap" prMac 9:21 AM
  • "Farm Mania Free is available for free download on iPhone" prMac 9:21 AM
  • "iTeach Chemistry - An effective way of Learning Science in 2012" prMac 8:52 AM
  • "River Tests Puzzle for iOS is Updated and Free Today for a Limited Time" prMac 8:52 AM
  • "iTeach Maths - A innovative learning for All" prMac 8:36 AM
  • "Life Inventory iPad / Greater Self-Understanding for All Aspects of Life" prMac 8:36 AM
  • "3D Molecules Edit&Drill is a special Chemistry resource for iPad" prMac 8:36 AM
  • "Agile Tortoise releases Drafts, an iPhone app to capture and share ideas" prMac 8:36 AM
  • "WagMob Launches Math, Chemistry and Physics Calculator Apps" prMac 8:36 AM
  • "Operatio Apps Releases Paint-On-3D Easter Eggs 2.0 for iPad" prMac 8:36 AM
  • "Edgar Allan Poe's The Tell-Tale Heart Will Haunt Your iPad" prMac 8:35 AM
  • "Dwayne Ferguson's Mutant ABCs to Land on Planet Earth" prMac 8:35 AM
  • "123 Numbers Learning 1.0 released for iOS - Children's Educational Game" prMac 8:35 AM
  • "New 'Swim Suit' for iPhone 4S/4 Lets You Take It 20-Feet Below the Water's Surface" PRNewswire 8:28 AM
  • "The creators of Defense Zone HD, a popular Tower Defense game, have announced the release of its updated version for iOS. It features a new cross-platform game engine that makes blasts, smoke and other visual effects look more realistic. HD resolution is now available not only for iPad2, but also for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch." Defense Zone 8:05 AM
Computer Industry
  • "AOL Sells 800 Patents For $1.1 Billion To Microsoft [Memo To Staff] TechCrunch 11:55 AM
  • "AOL to Sell, License Patents to Microsoft for $1.06 Billion" Bloomberg 10:09 AM
  • "AOL selling patents to Microsoft in $1 billion deal" CNNMoney 9:48 AM
  • "AOL to Sell Patents to Microsoft for $1.1 Billion" [Paid Membership Required] 9:52 AM
  • "Tech Patents Soar in Value" [Paid Membership Required] 9:41 PM
  • "Tim Armstrong Sells His 'Beachfront Property': Microsoft Buys 800 AOL Patents for $1 Billion" AllThingsD 9:55 AM
  • "Microsoft trumps Amazon, others for AOL patents" Reuters 3:23 PM
  • "AOL patents could help Microsoft battle Google Maps" CNET News 10:14 AM
  • "Microsoft just filed its reply to a Motorola brief opposing Microsoft's motion in the Western District of Washington for a temporary restraining order" FOSS Patents 9:40 PM
  • "Microsoft gives away 'free time' to promote Windows Phone: Company sets up 'free-time machines' with perks such as free meals, grocery delivery, and access to a personal shopper -- all in a bid to generate buzz for the Lumia 900." CNET News 10:15 AM
  • "If an iPhone wannabe lands on Easter, does it make a splash? With the world's mobile phone market at stake, what were Nokia and Microsoft thinking?" Fortune 10:46 AM
  • "Microsoft Ending Windows Vista Mainstream Support on Tuesday" PCWorld 11:24 AM
  • "Microsoft phases out regular Windows Vista support" Electronista 6:20 PM
  • "Microsoft's Switch From Siebel CRM To Dynamics Speaks Volumes: The 'moat' around Oracle's CRM products that once kept customers from leaving is drying up as Fusion comes up short and more viable options emerge." InformationWeek 10:19 AM
  • "Microsoft Inspired by London Tube Seeks Sleeker Designs" Bloomberg 10:09 AM
  • "Microsoft's Zoe Krumm on forefront of fight against piracy: Amid the engineers and programmers roaming the Microsoft campus, Zoe Krumm stands out. Instead of talking XML and HTML5, she talks FBI and ICE. Krumm is on Microsoft's worldwide anti-piracy team — a job that's not unlike a crime-scene analyst." Seattle Times 11:31 AM
  • "Microsoft building new data center in Wyoming" Network World 9:49 PM
  • "Dell Heads To $25, Rolls Up Make Technologies In Services Push" Forbes 12:31 PM
  • "IBM aiming to provide womb-to-tomb app development support: Acquisition of Green Hat paves the way for mobile testing" Network World 11:26 AM
  • "Q&A: IBM Global Business Services CTO Talks Cloud" InformationWeek 10:20 AM
  • "Lenovo Goes iPad-Size with IdeaTab S2109 Android Tablet" Techland 12:04 PM
  • "Lenovo IdeaPad S2109 gets a video unveiling" CNET Reviews 12:36 PM
  • "What Hewlett-Packard Needs To Do For A Turnaround" Seeking Alpha 4:41 PM
  • "Intel Plans to Win in China's Smartphones and Tablets Market" IDG News Service 11:24 AM
  • "AMD engineer pleads guilty to stealing sensitive Intel chip documents" TechSpot 9:48 PM
  • "Cisco's Chambers: Huawei Doesn't Always Play By the Rules" CRN 10:36 AM
  • "Cops can request a copy of your complete Facebook activity" MSNBC 11:09 AM
  • "Immigration And Prosperity: Why Tech Needs Open Borders" Forbes 10:02 AM
  • "A New Microchip Knows Just Where You Are, Indoors and Out: The chip achieves unprecedented accuracy by processing information from many different sensors." Technology Review 12:00 PM
  • "Tech workers stress over skills gap: IT hiring managers are looking for perfection. After years of training cuts, IT workers are worried" Computerworld 10:57 AM
  • "Help wanted: tech firms scramble for talent" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 10:47 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Analyst cuts AAPL rating on iPhone subsidy backlash, estimates $1B earnings miss" AppleInsider 9:39 PM
  • "Apple Hits Another High, Shrugs Off Downgrade" TheStreet 4:47 PM
  • "Apple, Bigger Than the Entire S&P SmallCap 600" Barron's 3:23 PM
  • "A Look Ahead to Earnings" [Video Report] CNBC 8:13 AM
  • "Apple: Be Careful What You Wish For/I continue to believe that Apple is the most incredible company on the planet right now. I also think that it has created its own sector of stocks and stands alone as the premium player in just about every tech sector we can think of." Seeking Alpha 8:15 AM
  • "Even Apple Isn't Immune to a Case of the Mondays" WSJ Blogs 8:15 AM
  • "Apple Gets Downgraded: BTIG Forecasts A Big Revenue Miss Later This Year" Business Insider 8:04 AM
  • "Apple: Whoa! BTIG Analyst Cuts Rating To Neutral From Buy" Forbes 8:46 AM
  • "Analyst downgrades Apple stock over market concerns, high expectations" CNET News 10:44 AM
  • "As Wall Street Drools Over Apple, BTIG Hits Stock With Downgrade" FOXBusiness 4:41 PM
  • "Can the Bears Get to Apple?" TheStreet 4:41 PM
  • "Apple's Stock Downgraded on iPhone Subsidy Concerns" The Mac Observer 2:23 PM
  • "Will Apple Stall Before Hitting $720?" Seeking Alpha 11:59 AM
  • "Carrying Apple in the ETF Basket" TheStreet 8:46 AM
  • "Apple mania has created a trading opportunity" Nasdaq 8:05 AM
  • "The Loneliest Analyst: Why Zabitsky Still Rates Apple A 'Sell'" Seeking Alpha 8:16 AM
Industry News
  • "Stocks drop in first response to weak March hiring" Associated Press 2:52 PM
  • "AOL climbs on patent deal, but other techs stumble" MarketWatch 9:56 AM
  • "U.S. Stocks Decline as Jobs Report Misses Estimates" Bloomberg 10:32 AM
  • "Wall Street Trims Heavy Losses" FOXBusiness 4:31 PM
  • "U.S. stocks see worst day in a month on jobs data: Dow, S&P 500 extend loss streak to four sessions" MarketWatch 4:31 PM
  • "Stocks Extend Losing Streak on Poor Jobs Data" TheStreet 4:31 PM
  • "Lousy jobs report sends stocks lower" CNNMoney 4:31 PM
  • "Tech Lifts Markets" [Video Report] CNBC 12:32 PM
  • "Wall Street sinks in wake of jobs report" Reuters 4:32 PM
  • "Stocks drop, sending Dow to fourth loss in a row, in first response to weak March jobs data" Associated Press [Free Registration Required] 4:32 PM
  • "Dow's Loss Is Fourth Straight: Stocks started the week with a sharp loss after Friday's worse-than-expected jobs data cast doubt on the pace of the labor market's recovery." [Paid Membership Required] 4:33 PM
  • "Stocks set for ugly open following jobs report" CNNMoney 9:45 AM
  • "Canadian stocks slide as U.S. jobs data disappoint" MarketWatch 12:29 PM
  • "Asia Stocks Decline on Slower U.S. Jobs Growth, China Inflation" Bloomberg 9:58 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks drop after U.S. jobs, China inflation" MarketWatch 9:53 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 2:52 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 2:52 PM

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