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MacSurfer's Archive: Thursday, April 12, 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 Fires Back at the Feds, Amazon: Nearly two days after the Department of Justice filed antitrust charges against Apple and major book publishers, Apple is responding. Here's comment from Apple spokesman Tom Neumayr"  AllThingsD 8:55 PM
  • "Apple responds to DOJ: Antitrust accusations untrue" CNET News 9:38 PM
  • "Apple to DOJ: Amazon had a monopoly on ebooks and the iBookstore broke it" The Next Web 8:55 PM
  • "How Apple's Steve Jobs and Book Publishers Cost Consumers Millions" ["The lawsuit provides a rare glimpse into the secret negotiations and hardball tactics employed by the publishers and Apple, who were allegedly intent on defeating Amazon's strategy of discount e-book bestsellers. The publishers were terrified that lower e-book prices could empower Amazon, threatening their grip on the book industry. Apple was only too happy to participate, using its own, iPad-fueled market power to convince the publishers to join a scheme that would deal a blow to Amazon, its e-commerce rival."]  Time 8:40 AM
  • "U.S. Sues Apple For eBook Pricing as Three Firms Settle" Bloomberg 8:56 AM
  • "Publishers fork out $52m in Apple ebook pricing settlement: US states follow DoJ suit, but they're looking for cash" The Register 12:11 PM
  • "Apple, publishers face e-book suit: The Justice Department and 15 states sued Apple and major book publishers Wednesday, alleging a conspiracy to raise the price of electronic books they said cost consumers more than $100 million in the past two years by adding $2 to $5 to the price of each e-book." Associated Press 8:23 AM
  • "DOJ is likely to lose e-book antitrust suit targeting Apple: Antitrust experts say feds have 'far better case' for price fixing against publishers, three of which have settled, than they do against Apple." CNET News 10:10 AM
  • "Apple, publishers sued for eBooks, but should Amazon be looked at, too?" Computerworld 7:44 AM
  • "Here's Why Apple Will Probably Win Its E-Book Lawsuit"  Business Insider 8:35 AM
  • "Apple Not Likely to Be a Loser in the E-Book Legal Fight" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:49 PM
  • "E-book busted: Feds wield Jobs' own words in price-fixing blitz" New York Post 11:04 AM
  • "Bibb Says Apple Will 'Cave In' to Price-Fixing Lawsuit (Video)" Bloomberg 8:55 AM
  • "$9.99 e-Book Price To Cost Apple $252 Million" Forbes 9:16 AM
  • "Amazon wins early chapter over Apple in eBook war" Appolicious 8:39 AM
  • "ACCC Considers Suing Apple Again, Over E-Book Pricing" The Next Web 8:21 AM
  • "Australia vs. Apple: Take two on e-book price fixing" ZDNet 10:12 AM
  • "Australia next to take aim at Apple over e-book pricing?" CNET News 10:10 AM
  • "Apple is allowed (at long last) to intervene in Lodsys lawsuit against app developers" Foss Patents 5:26 PM
  • "Apple green-lighted to intervene in Lodsys lawsuit against iOS developers" Ars Technica 8:57 PM
  • "Smartphone Patents: The Never-Ending War/Customers shopping for Apple Inc.'s iPhone might pay little attention to the gadget's 'slide to unlock' feature, but you would never know that from a quick glance at Apple's current roster of patent lawsuits." [Paid Membership Required] 8:35 PM
  • "Apple and RIM hit with patent suit for 'drag,' 'tap' and 'scroll'" paidContent 9:23 AM
  • "Apple Sued for the use of Touchscreen Technologies in iPhone & iPad" Patently Apple 4:30 PM
  • "Where Would Apple Be Without the iPhone and iPad?" The Motley Fool 9:38 PM
  • "Inside Apple's Retail Success" [Video Interview with Carmine Gallo, author of The Apple Experience]  TheStreet 7:50 AM
  • "Tech Focus: The New iPad and the Evolution of iOS Gaming/Digital Foundry on how Apple has defined the mobile market and the generational hardware leap ahead."  GamesIndustry 11:53 AM
  • "A look at Apple's Flashback removal tool" MacFixIt 8:54 PM
  • "Apple updates Java for a third time, this time with Flashback malware removal" Ars Technica 8:57 PM
  • "Apple Releases Flashback Malware Remover" TidBITS 5:25 PM
  • "Apple Releases Java Software Update With Fix For Flashback Malware" AppleBitch 3:57 PM
  • "Apple Releases Java Update to Remove Flashback Infections" The Mac Observer 3:57 PM
  • "Apple releases Flashback clean-up tool" iTWire 8:21 PM
  • "Apple tightens iTunes, App Store security" MSNBC 8:51 PM
  • "Apple ratchets up App Store security: Apple battens down the security hatches by requiring users to create security questions and identify a backup e-mail address." CNET News 8:51 PM
  • "Flashback Slashed But Apple Faces Backlash: Apple is slow and misguided, but the number of Flashback bots is coming down, say security experts" TechWeekEurope 7:45 AM
  • "Mac Security Software Sales Jump After Flashback Infections Make News" Computerworld 9:30 AM
  • "Apple too slow to act on Flashback malware" ZDNet 8:24 AM
  • "F-Secure provides anti-Flashback tool for Macs" ZDNet UK 8:10 AM
  • "Mac fix: Kaspersky Lab beats Apple to anti-Flashback Trojan software" Digital Trends 8:36 AM
  • "Apple iOS users face tighter security to access accounts: Apple seems to be battening down the security hatches by requiring users to create security questions and enter a backup e-mail address to protect their accounts." CNET News 12:11 PM
  • "What You Need to Know About the Mac Flashback Trojan" CIO Insight 11:26 AM
  • "QuickPoll: How does the Flashback botnet infection affect Apple's reputation for security?" Computerworld 1:51 PM
  • "Office for Mac 2011 Service Pack 2 reworks Outlook database (andmore)" iTWire 8:21 PM
  • "Microsoft releases Office 2011 SP2 for OS X" MacFixIt 8:54 PM
  • "Streaming from iTunes Match on primary iTunes computer Article" iLounge 1:40 PM
  • "How to Output Stereo Audio in Mono" Macinstruct 8:05 AM
  • "Change Length of Bash Command History or Disable Bash History Completely" OS X Daily 11:58 AM
  • "Batch Convert Tons Of Image Types With Snap Converter [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 8:46 AM
  • "3 Ways This Free Mac Envelope Printing App Is Best For Snail Mail" BohemianBoomer 7:42 AM
  • "4 Ways This Mac Drawing App Does More Than Draw (think sketch, communicate, organize, launch)" Mac 360 7:44 AM
  • "How Photo Album Free May Be The Most Expensive Mac Photo Sharing App Ever" McSolo 7:41 AM
  • "Cheap: A Better Way To Drag And Drop On Your Mac" Mac 360 7:41 AM
  • "How To Love A Cheap, Simple, Cloud-synced, Multi-Mac To-Do List App" NoodleMac 7:45 AM
  • "How Apple created OS X: In depth Apple's operating system ethos uncovered"  TechRadar UK 8:53 PM
  • "What Happened To WWDC 2012?" App Advice 8:46 PM
  • "iCloud: The Center of the Universe" Tech.pinions 10:11 AM
  • "Happy 20th Birthday BBEdit!" Kirkville 8:46 AM
  • "Mountain Lion Must Improve Lion's Poor Multiple Monitor Support" MacNews 8:27 AM
  • "2 Reasons To Hate The Free Dashboard Widget Your Mac Doesn't Need" TeraTalks 7:41 AM
  • "How iTunes Hurts Apple And Why It Needs To Be Fixed" PixoBebo 7:40 AM
Press Releases
  • "Adobe Releases First Flash Player 11.3 Beta For Mac OS X" Cult of Mac 8:35 AM
  • "Stellar Phoenix releases OLM Repair 1.0 for Mac OS X" prMac 7:48 AM
  • "Electric Peel Releases Note-A-Lator for Mac 2.0" prMac 7:48 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "This Could Spell Doom for Laptops" ["A Barclays survey found that of 100 CIOs, 76 of them said they've already issued tablets or are testing them at their companies. ... 'Apple was the vendor most often cited, but there was also interest in Microsoft and Android tablets as well,' Barclays analyst Ben Reitzes said. 'We believe that given Apple's strength in the smartphone and tablet markets, the company is seeing higher rates of adoption in the enterprise market as a result of the BYOD trend."]  Wall St. Cheat Sheet 1:41 PM
  • "Video: At Foxconn, An Exclusive Look At How An iPad Is Made"  Wired 8:09 AM
  • "The best Video yet from inside a Chinese iPad factory" Fortune 8:11 AM
  • "Foxconn iPad factory shown in rare behind-the-scenes Video" Digital Trends 8:36 AM
  • "Apple iPhone 4S demand still high and rising - survey: ChangeWave poll reveals that the six-month-old iPhone's demand is higher now than it was in December" Macworld UK 8:23 AM
  • "Gartner: Apple Holding Strong In Third Amongst U.S. PC Manufacturers" RazorianFly 8:42 AM
  • "Apple Sales Up 3.8 Percent In U.S.; Macs Now Third-Best-Selling PC With 10.6 Percent Domestic Share (Not Counting Tablets) – Gartner" MacPrices 12:12 PM
  • "Apple enhances Apple ID account security in iTunes and on iOS devices, leaving users confused" The Next Web 9:17 AM
  • "'Firebase' Does for Apps What Dropbox Did for Docs" Wired Magazine 8:09 AM
  • "'Woz' wants $100,000 for Mac 128K prototype: Early integrated 5.25in drive included" Register Hardware 8:09 AM
  • "Farewell, App Store? Netizine Turns Magazines Into Social Networks, Runs On HTML5" TechCrunch 8:23 AM
  • "Presenting: The Secrets To The Apple Store's Success" [Slideshow] Business Insider 8:47 AM
  • "Apple's Former Patent Chief Joins Nest Labs" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:49 AM
  • "Nest Labs Files Counterclaims In Honeywell Suit, Makes Apple's Former Chief Patent Counsel A VP" TechCrunch 8:37 AM
  • "Apple alumnus to help Nest fight back" Fortune 9:16 AM
  • "Brazilian city names street 'Steve Jobs Avenue'" CNET News 9:00 PM
  • "'Mario' Creator Miyamoto Digs 'Angry Birds'" Touch Arcade 9:55 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Virtual screen will be ubiquitous in 2015, says Asustek Chairman" DigiTimes 10:37 AM
  • "Amazon Web Services eyes enterprise search, launches CloudSearch" ZDNet 12:02 PM
  • "Kindle Touch gets new software ahead of global launch" IDG News Service 10:30 AM
  • "New Galaxy Tabs focus on the living room, not the office: The 7- and 10-inch tablets will feature Android 4 'Ice Cream Sandwich,' MicroSD slots, and wireless controls over home theaters and cameras" InfoWorld 10:54 AM
  • "Samsung expected to take cellphone crown from Nokia" Reuters [Free Registration Required] 10:28 AM
  • "Samba Patch: Linux Users Should Apply Immediately/Dangerous vulnerability in a pervasive tool for running Linux systems in a Windows environment opens door for an attacker to access systems without requiring any authentication." Dark Reading 10:11 AM
  • "New company promises 'console quality' Facebook games" TG Daily 11:42 AM
  • "Europe versus Facebook: New download tool is not enough" ZDNet 11:58 AM
  • "Instagram for Android updated with bug fixes" VentureBeat [Free Registration Required] 9:44 AM
  • "Fusion-IO Brings Flash Madness To Workstations, And Movies Like 'Hugo'" AllThingsD 9:42 AM
  • "Sony Tunes Out TVs as Hirai Sees Future in Imaging, Portables" Bloomberg 10:24 AM
  • "Sony SmartWatch launches, delivers 'Android power' to wrist" CNET News 10:06 AM
  • "Sony CEO wields ax, sets turnaround targets" Reuters 10:09 AM
  • "Sony to cut groupwide headcount by 10,000" MarketWatch 9:43 AM
  • "Sony CEO: 'I Will Revive It'" [Paid Membership Required] 9:35 AM
  • "Drones Are Techies' New Darlings" [Paid Membership Required] 9:34 AM
  • "Microsoft Invents Ruggedized Displays for 'Surface' Devices" Patent Bolt 8:37 AM
  • "Firm Profile: Candusso Arquitetos – Architecture Visualized on the Mac" Architosh 9:56 AM
  • "HP PCs outpace Mac's gains in first quarter" CNNMoney 11:23 AM
  • "Apple sneakily debuts 32nm A5 in new iPad 2, Apple TV" ExtremeTech 8:23 AM
  • "Sharp-Foxconn deal will expand global LCD market, says Sharp top executive" DigiTimes 8:27 AM
  • "Date set for launch of products built on Ivy Bridge" CNET News 8:11 AM
  • "Intel now shipping second-gen Thunderbolt controllers" Electronista 8:35 AM
Apple Patent Applications
  • "Greater Magnetometer Mapping Accuracy Coming to iOS Devices" Patently Apple 12:17 PM
  • "Apple Reveals New Whiz-Bang No-Code Content Authoring Tool" Patently Apple 8:37 AM
  • "Apple Applies For High-Speed Card Connector Patent" MacNews 9:31 AM
  • "Apple Patent Is For Wireless Device Pairing Between Multiple Hosts" MacNews 9:13 AM
  • "Apple looking to build 'unibody' earbuds through ultrasonic bonding" AppleInsider 8:22 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Prince of Persia Classic HD For iPad Is Temporarily Available For $0.99 (Normally $2.99), The iPhone Version Is Also $0.99" Apple Sliced 7:43 AM
  • "Block vs Block For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $1.99)" Apple Sliced 7:43 AM
  • "Mooniz For iPhone Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 7:43 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:37 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:37 AM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 8 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 8:40 AM

  • "Apple TV Review: More capable than ever before" Mac|Life 9:56 AM
  • "Video Review: Moncarbone Cases for the iPhone 4/4s" Run Around Tech 8:42 AM
  • "Review: Pad & Quill Contega for iPad (3rd-Gen)" MacTrast 9:41 PM
  • "The Opena Case turns your iPhone 4/4S into a bottle opener" Macworld 8:45 AM
  • "Proporta Leather Case for iPhone review" Macworld UK 8:35 AM
  • "X-doria's Cubit iPhone Case Lets Users Design Exterior" The Mac Observer 1:21 PM
  • "Atomic Floyd SuperDarts +Remote Earphones Review" The Gadgeteer 11:27 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "OnLive Desktop: Virtual Office Apps on Your iPad/With OnLive Desktop, you can run Microsoft programs, such as Word and Excel, that normally wouldn't work on an iPad." PCWorld 9:31 AM
  • "CloudOn Puts Office on Your iPad for Free--For Now: CloudOn is the most developed of the services that offer Office apps on an iPad. It's currently free, but will likely start charging soon." PCWorld 9:29 AM
  • "Scan documents into your iPhone and iPad with Scanner Pro by Readdle" iMore 8:39 AM
  • "Articles for iPad Review: Articles for iPad is an app for browsing Wikipedia articles on iPad with a sleek interface." 148Apps 8:46 AM
  • "Wondershare PowerCam: Powerful photo effects with no editing" Register Hardware 11:53 AM
  • "Splashtop's new app lets developers run Metro apps on an iPad" ZDNet 8:43 AM
  • "nivio: Windows access (with app rentals) on iPad, Android (review)" ZDNet 8:27 AM
  • "Apps for Insomniacs: Sleep Calculator, Sleep Cycle Calculator, Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock and Dream:ON" eXtensions 7:43 AM
  • "Rescue the Marshies with Coco Loco for iOS" Wired 11:58 AM
  • "Review: Taxi INT by BeSoft - Taxi Service Directory for iPhone" MacTrast 8:57 PM
  • "Parallel Mafia Review: Create a mecha-mafia empire in this location-based sim." 148Apps 10:12 AM
  • "Childhood's End Review: Borrowing heavily from a famous tower defense game, this is still a fun and colorful example of the genre." 148Apps 9:19 AM
  • "Freekick Battle Review: Hone free kick skills in this freemium soccer game." 148Apps 12:11 PM
  • "Hackintosh Pro Hardware Build - Quad Core i7 2600K/Sandy Bridge (Video)" Insanely Great Mac 9:37 AM
  • "Configuring the kid-friendly iPad: Download Macworld Video #182" Macworld 12:14 PM
  • "Force iOS Devices to Recalculate 'Other' Capacity in iTunes" OS X Daily 12:13 PM
  • "Cassandra -Friday Review -The Weekend Arrives" eXtensions 8:39 PM
  • "Who hates Apple's bio-gas fuel cell? A coal industry mouthpiece" FairerPlatform 4:30 PM
  • "Why Apple Shareholders Should Fear the Government"  Breakout 1:45 PM
  • "Can The iPhone Boost Alaska Communications?" Seeking Alpha 12:11 PM
  • "Seven things Apple needs to fix in iOS 6" ZDNet 12:06 PM
  • "Why Apple might be the next RIM" Vuru Blog 11:25 AM
  • "What is the Highest Price Ever Paid for an iPhone and an iPad?" Forbes 9:19 AM
  • "Editorial: EA, Please Stop Cheating Your Loyal Customers" 148Apps 9:16 AM
  • "Why iPhone Users Hate Mobile WiFi Slightly Less Than Android Users Do" MacNewsWorld 8:47 AM
  • "Apple to DOJ: Amazon had a monopoly on ebooks and the iBookstore broke it"  The Next Web 8:54 PM
  • "The price is right? The debate over ebook pricing: Ebook pricing may change if the Justice Department has its way—is that good news?" Macworld 8:54 PM
  • "Apple ebook fallout claims Barnes & Noble" MarketWatch 8:37 PM
  • "How Apple Can Defeat The DOJ's E-Book Antitrust Suit" Forbes 8:36 PM
  • "The Irony Of The Government's Antitrust Case Against Apple And Five Publishers" Forbes 10:49 AM
  • "Antitrust: Apple Could Lose by Winning"  Tech.pinions 10:18 AM
  • "A New Chapter for the EBook Industry" [Video Report] Bloomberg 9:56 AM
  • "Ebook formats and the allure of customer lock-in" O'Reilly Radar 8:42 AM
  • "Apple trying to save iBookstore: Apple's lawyers may make a case that the iBookstore agency model actually increases competition" Macworld UK 8:23 AM
  • "Siam Discovery iStudio: Imminent Reopening" eXtensions 7:42 AM
  • "HP Wireless TV Connect" ZDNet UK 12:03 PM
  • "Is it time to buy that SSD?" ZDNet 11:59 AM
  • "The silly argument against 'stupid games'" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 11:53 AM
  • "Still Missing from 'One Sony' Strategy: An Identity" Techland 11:47 AM
  • "Can Your Software Live in the Cloud? Services such as CloudOn, Nivio, and OnLive are bringing full-blown Office apps--and in some cases, Windows itself--to mobile devices." PCWorld 11:11 AM
  • "Ultrabooks to Sell Better This Year, but Price Still a Challenge, Analysts Say" IDG News Service 11:07 AM
  • "Verizon's Upgrade Fee: a Statement of Confidence" PC Magazine 11:05 AM
  • "The ugly underbelly of coder culture" InfoWorld 10:55 AM
  • "4 reasons to jump to HTML5" InfoWorld 10:50 AM
  • "IT Consulting, Staffing Jobs Boost Tech Employment: Dice" eWeek 10:38 AM
  • "Samsung's $250 Galaxy Tab 2: The Pros and Cons" PCWorld 11:07 AM
  • "Galaxy Blaze lacks spark: Fine smartphone doesn't stand out from competition" Boston Herald 10:24 AM
  • "Facebook Joins The Uncool, Say Reports. Why That's Cool" Forbes 9:57 AM
  • "Hypocritical Yahoo! Says Icahn Fit to Serve as Director But Loeb Isn't" Forbes 9:56 AM
  • "Forget Google Glasses: Meet Wearable Health Monitors" InformationWeek 10:11 AM
  • "Google+ face-lift triggers jibes over extra white space" CNET News 10:06 AM
  • "Google Will Plummet If New Tablet Idea Fails" Seeking Alpha 9:59 AM
  • "Bohemian broadband and the FOSS/maker culture" opensource 9:49 AM
  • "What Crooks and Companies Learn When You Overshare on Facebook" ReadWriteWeb 8:47 AM
  • "How Digital Populism Is Reshaping the Body Politic" Mashable 8:35 AM
  • "Death to Microsoft Word: Microsoft Word is cumbersome, inefficient, and a relic of obsolete assumptions about technology. Tom Scocca believes it's time we all gave it up." Sydney Morning Herald 8:34 AM
  • "Windows Phone is great, so why aren't more people buying them?" ZDNet 8:27 AM
  • "My Wife Insists" MacMost [cartoon] 8:46 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Minds of Modern Mathematics from IBM available for iPad" TUAW 1:51 PM
  • "Dark Legends MMO launches, but not for iOS...yet" AppleTell 12:11 PM
  • "Favorite iOS and Android apps for IT pros: The iPad, iPhone, and Android revolution is taking place within the data center, as these popular tools attest" [Slideshow] InfoWorld 10:56 AM
  • "ConjureBunny Software today announces the immediate availability of Conjure 4.5. Conjure is a tabbed, virtual desktop that helps you handle multiple projects more effectively." ConjureBunny 10:19 AM
  • "Arabic iOS dictation apps arrive in UAE" ZDNet 10:12 AM
  • "LiveNurse Has Medical Advice Waiting for Your Call" 148Apps 9:56 AM
  • "ChoreMonster is a Web app that actually makes chores fun for kids [Invites] The Next Web 9:55 AM
  • "Sports social network Tribesports launches iOS app as it gears up for global expansion" The Next Web 9:38 AM
  • "Commerce Weekly: Bump taps mobile payments" O'Reilly Radar 9:16 AM
  • "Major Update Brings Full iCloud Auto-sync Support to Packing Pro Travel App" PRWeb 8:58 AM
  • "Splashtop app brings Windows 8 UI to iPad: Splashtop allows developers to test Windows 8 functionality on the iPad, though PC is needed as well" IDG News Service 1:51 PM
  • "Splashtop Enables Windows 8 Metro Experience on iPad" PRWeb 8:58 AM
  • "Charles Arthur, Digital Expert, Releases his New Book, Digital Wars: Apple, Google, Microsoft & the Battle for the Internet." PRWeb 8:57 AM
  • "Awesome Calendar: All-in-One Tool for Time Management Meets iOS" PRWeb 8:57 AM
  • "RedVector Courses Now Available for the iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ Platform and More" PRWeb 8:57 AM
  • "Care2Learn Courses Now Available for the iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ Platform and More" PRWeb 8:57 AM
  • "EA's 'TETRIS® For iPad' Relaunches, Goes 'Retina' For Apple's New iPad" RazorianFly 8:49 AM
  • "Max Payne for iPad Lands on the App Store with Retina Graphics" PadGadget 8:40 AM
  • "Check out Punch, the Mad mag for the iPad people" GigaOM 8:36 AM
  • "Run Windows 8 Metro On The iPad With This Apple-Approved App" Cult of Mac 8:35 AM
  • "Element Case Launches Skate Legends Line of iPhone Cases" Run Around Tech 8:42 AM
  • "Awesome 1980s Powell Peralta Skate Graphics Now On iPhone Cases" Cult of Mac 8:35 AM
  • "Wolfgang Puck Launches New iPhone Application" PRNewswire 8:26 AM
  • "LifeProof iPhone 4/4S Case Available at Select RadioShack Stores" PRNewswire 8:19 AM
  • "New FileMaker Go 12 for iPad and iPhone Apps Surpass 100,000 Downloads in First Week" Business Wire 12:17 PM
  • "Everyone's Favorite Monkey Finds His Way to the Apple® App StoreSM with Curious George® at the Zoo, New Mobile App for Preschoolers; Available Free for a Limited Time" Business Wire 10:19 AM
  • "Rockstar Games Announces Max Payne Mobile Now Available for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch Devices" Business Wire 8:19 AM
  • "Nuance Dragon Dictation and Dragon Search Apps Now Available in UAE" Business Wire 8:19 AM
  • "Former Apple Chief Patent Counsel Richard Lutton, Jr. Joins Nest as Vice President and General Counsel" Business Wire 8:19 AM
  • "Former Apple Chief Patent Counsel Richard Lutton, Jr. Joins Nest as Vice President and General Counsel" Business Wire 8:19 AM
  • "Si releases the highly anticipated Procreate 1.6 update for iPad" Daily Game 8:05 AM
  • "Train your multitasking abilities with new Bird Control HD game" prMac 10:12 AM
  • "Award-winning developer releases Trunky Fish Game for iPad/iPhone" prMac 8:35 AM
  • "JI Apps releases World of Luck for iPhone/iPod touch" prMac 8:35 AM
  • "iOS Puzzle Game Arabian Tiles Inspired By Android lock screen Released" prMac 7:49 AM
  • "iShutdown HD - brand new remote Shutdown and WOL utility for your iPad" prMac 7:49 AM
  • "Jazz App Creates Endless Photo Styling Possibilities for Mobile Devices" prMac 7:49 AM
  • "Reading Chinese on your iPhone Just Got Easier" prMac 7:49 AM
  • "SCOtutor for iPhoto on iOS now available" prMac 7:49 AM
  • "Start learning piano with Little Star Piano Lite" prMac 7:49 AM
  • "Timegg App' Introductory Sale - Everything about Time" prMac 7:49 AM
  • "iList Apps - Wedding Registry App Makes Registering For Gifts A Snap" prMac 7:49 AM
  • "Contact Sheet Maker for iPhone: The PDF Creator for Your Photo Library" prMac 7:49 AM
  • "iLoveNote App for Couples now in the App Store" prMac 7:48 AM
  • "BabyGrow 2 Now Available on the App Store" prMac 7:48 AM
  • "Rope Mania 1.0 for iOS - Catch Falling Eggs in Ropes in New Physics Game" prMac 7:48 AM
  • "Just Released: Avernum HD - Indie Fantasy Role-Playing For the iPad" prMac 7:48 AM
  • "Rope Mania 1.0 for iOS - Catch Falling Eggs in Ropes in New Physics Game" prMac 7:48 AM
  • "App of Approval - Compare a Twist goes live" prMac 7:48 AM
  • "Worzled and Worzled XL for iOS - Addictive word game from Mr Moo" prMac 7:46 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Motorola Mobility Can't Act in Microsoft Case in Germany" Bloomberg 10:23 AM
  • "Microsoft roadmap leaks for Office 15, IE 10 and more key products" ZDNet 12:01 PM
  • "Microsoft Goes to Top of Class, Wins Major India Education Deal for Its Cloud Apps" Tech in Asia 9:56 AM
  • "Microsoft Gets Large India Order for Its Cloud Suite for Education" IDG News Service 11:07 AM
  • "Microsoft Inks Its Biggest Cloud Deal Yet: 7.5M Students And Teachers In India" TechCrunch 11:38 AM
  • "Microsoft Inks Its Biggest Cloud Deal Yet" Seeking Alpha 9:57 AM
  • "Lenovo Gains Over Dell as World's Second-largest PC Maker" IDG News Service 11:08 AM
  • "Oracle Completes Taleo Acquisition, Extends HCM Cloud Application Offerings" CRN 10:28 AM
  • "Oracle: MySQL And New Servers Will Reward Investors This Year" Seeking Alpha 9:52 AM
  • "HP PCs outpace Mac's gains" CNNMoney 12:07 PM
  • "HP, Staples offer free electronic waste recycling" ZDNet 11:59 AM
  • "Intel Debuts 'IT On A Chip' For SMBs: Small Business Advantage, baked into Intel's PC chipsets, performs many traditional help-desk chores. But don't expect it to fix the problems it finds." InformationWeek 10:11 AM
  • "Intel's first server chips with 3D transistors coming this quarter: Intel's first Xeon chips based on the Ivy Bridge microarchitecture will be targeted at microservers" IDG News Service 11:10 AM
  • "Intel discloses sub-10-watt 'Centerton' Atom chip" The Register 11:46 AM
  • "First Intel Ivy Bridge launch expected on April 23" CNET News 10:07 AM
  • "Intel expected to bring forward the launch of Ivy Bridge" DigiTimes 10:37 AM
  • "Intel Debuts First Enterprise PCIe SSD Adapter" InformationWeek 10:11 AM
  • "Intel takes their SSD reliability to the datacenter" ZDNet 12:01 PM
  • "Cisco Sales Boss: Partners Don't Trust HP Or Huawei" CRN 10:28 AM
  • "Cisco Revamps Its Small Business Network Gear Offerings: Cisco's latest routers, access points, and other networking products add 802.11n support and business-friendly features." PCWorld 11:11 AM
  • "Fusion-io may be in supply deal talks with Cisco: Piper Jaffray" Reuters 12:10 PM
  • "Updated: Icann delays gTLD brand deadline by a week after software glitch affects systems" V3 11:51 AM
  • "ICANN Forced to Delay Web-Domain Deadline" WSJ Blogs 11:52 AM
  • "Icann's internet suffix application deadline looms: Organisations wishing to buy web addresses ending in their brand names have until the end of Thursday to submit applications." BBC 10:19 AM
  • "Heavy hitters throw weight behind future OpenStack Foundation: IBM, HP, Red Hat, Cisco, Dell, and more sign up as premium members for foundation providing shared resources to continue OpenStack development" InfoWorld 10:54 AM
  • "Enterprise software is back in black: A generation of startups is harnessing momentum in cloud services, social networks and mobile computing to introduce fundamentally new ways for companies to do just about everything. That's brought sex appeal back to a sleepy sector." Fortune 10:46 AM
  • "U.S. IT Jobs Back To 2008 Levels: Bureau of Labor statistics show IT unemployment still hovers above 4%, though, as more unemployed people relaunch their search for work." InformationWeek 12:15 PM
  • "German scientists link two labs with 'universal quantum network'" The Register 11:44 AM
  • "Scientists Build First Working Quantum Network" PC Magazine 11:06 AM
  • "First-ever quantum network uses two atoms and a photon" TG Daily 11:41 AM
  • "World's First Quantum Network Built with Two Atoms, One Photon" Techland 11:48 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Weighing Google Against Apple After Earnings, Split" Forbes 8:38 PM
  • "Apple: Credit Suisse Ups Target To $750 On Higher iPhone Sales" Forbes 10:12 AM
  • "Apple's Valuation Is Good, But Are The Assumptions Correct?" Seeking Alpha 9:23 AM
  • "Apple Shares Dip As The U.S. Government And 15 States File Suit" Seeking Alpha 8:05 AM
  • "Apple Is Charter Member Of The Dividend 'Inevitables' List" Seeking Alpha 8:45 AM
  • "6 Tech Stocks That Rate Better Than Apple" TheStreet 7:51 AM
  • "Parabolic move makes Apple a short: A parabolic rally marks the terminal stage of a bullish trend. Every rally in history that went parabolic ended in a drastic drop. Many have never reclaimed the heights of their glory days." MarketWatch 12:12 PM
Industry News
  • "H-P, Google head up tech-sector gains" MarketWatch 4:31 PM
  • "U.S. stocks rally on earnings expectations: Dow industrials chalk up second-biggest point gain for 2012" MarketWatch 4:31 PM
  • "Stocks Soar, Finish Near Session-Highs" TheStreet 4:31 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Post Biggest Two-Day Advance in 2012 on Fed" Bloomberg 4:31 PM
  • "Stocks rally, but a 'shallow correction' to resume - Apr. 12, 2012" CNNMoney 4:31 PM
  • "Stocks Close Near Highs, Dow Shy of 13,000" CNBC 4:32 PM
  • "Dow Posts Best Day in a Month" [Paid Membership Required] 4:32 PM
  • "Stocks: Investors hope to get bull back on track" CNNMoney 9:30 AM
  • "Wall Street Strength Lifts Asia Markets" [Paid Membership Required] 9:41 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Most Asia markets rise, China stocks jump" MarketWatch 9:35 AM
  • "Iberian Banks Drag on European Stocks" [Paid Membership Required] 9:42 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks boosted by U.S. rate hopes/Banco Espírito Santo plunges 10.5% after rights issue" MarketWatch 12:06 PM
  • "World markets shrug off US jobs data, Italy bond auction but volatility speaks of uncertainty" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 12:06 PM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 8:30 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 1:42 PM
  • "6 Tech Stocks That Rate Better Than Apple" TheStreet 9:32 AM

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