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Weekend Highlights: Late Thursday, Apple took new tack against Qualcomm seeking invalidation of four patents; fresh ruling from US Supreme Court backs Apple's iPhone privacy stance requiring warrants to access cellphone data—reports in our Apple/Macintosh section; Dan Moren expresses frustration over slow Mac updates, delcaring "long product cycles are ... now normal for the Mac"; Ben Lovejoy thinks he has a solution to the MacBook Pro dilemma that would keep all parties happy; ZDNet takes FileMaker 17 for a spin; Simon Royal argues life's "too short to argue over operating systems" says end result is that you're happy with your choice; Gregg Keizer delves into new privacy features in Mojave; Japan now seeing Apple mapping vehicles on the roads; man in Toronto, CA sues Apple over Apple Watch scratches; The Drum interviews Susan Bennett, Siri's original voice; interesting interview with Andy Hertzfeld; BGR claims exclusive first look at 6.1" LCD iPhone; commentary from Channel NewsAsia poses question whether "Xiaomi is twice as good as Apple".

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  • "Apple, Chinese environmental group to audit factory for pollution issues: The audit is a pilot project at one supplier factory at this point" IDG News Service 8:10 AM
  • "Apple to Audit Supplier's Pollution Management: Apple Inc. will conduct a pollution-management audit of one of its component suppliers, a Chinese environmental group said, as the U.S. company's operations face greater scrutiny here." [Paid Membership Required] 9:45 AM
  • "Apple v. Google Case May End Patent Gold Rush" TheStreet 4:10 PM
  • "Apple fails to reach agreement with Australian competition regulator: Apple and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission are scheduled for more hearings"  IDG News Service 8:10 AM
  • "Apple, Australia can't agree on iPad 4G issue: Talks between Apple and Australia fail to resolve a legal skirmish over the use of the term '4G' as part of the iPad's branding." CNET News 8:09 AM
  • "Apple can't agree with Australian regulator on iPad 4G: Case against Cupertino continues after talks fail" The Register 8:07 AM
  • "Australia in talks to change name of Apple's New iPad Wi-Fi + 4G" T3 8:49 AM
  • "Apple fights off ebook suit with anti-Amazon defence" The Register 10:01 AM
  • "What Apple's Ebook Fiasco Means for Amazon and the Book Business" Mashable 8:42 AM
  • "Parents sue Apple over in-app game charges: Apple is being sued by parents who claim the iPhone-maker is unfairly profiting from in-app payments in games aimed at children." BBC 9:47 AM
  • "United Continental CFO Now an Apple VP of Sales" AllThingsD 4:47 PM
  • "N. Calif. Store Scheduled For Move, Expansion" ifoAppleStore 9:49 PM
  • "Google may face fine over Safari privacy bypass" CNET News 9:43 PM
  • "Flashback Mac Trojan Sputters and Stalls" TechNewsWorld 4:29 PM
  • "Another Mac APT Attack Spotted: The SabPub APT is still active and is going after Mac machines" TechWeekEurope 8:04 AM
  • "New Mac OS X Trojan unearthed. Call it SabPub" CNET News 8:10 AM
  • "There's Another Mac Trojan Spreading Via Microsoft Office" Gizmodo 8:42 AM
  • "Latest Mac trojan spreads through Microsoft Word documents" AppleInsider 8:54 AM
  • "Lessons for IT, Apple in Flashback brouhaha: It's clear that OS X is now a target of malware purveyors" Computerworld 10:52 AM
  • "Second Mac malware threat called SabPub rears its head, validating Apple's decision to disable Java" The Next Web 4:35 PM
  • "New version of Mac OS X Trojan exploits Word, not Java" ZDNet 4:03 PM
  • "New Mac Trojan is Latest Attack on Apple Systems" eWeek 11:04 AM
  • "Apple pulls iWork, Aperture trials from site" TUAW 9:57 AM
  • "OS X animations used to make abstract art" TUAW 11:51 AM
  • "Google Drive Lives: Google Drive App Found" TechCrunch 5:36 PM
  • "How to use Java applets in OS X after Java 2012-003 update: Apple's latest Java update requires you periodically enable the Java plug-in manually. Here is how this works in OS X." CNET Reviews 9:00 PM
  • "Checking for the new SabPub malware in OS X: This new minimum-threat malware development for OS X copies Flashback and suggests criminals jump on opportunistic bubbles." MacFixIt 4:49 PM
  • "Review: FileMaker Pro 12 Advanced" IT.Enquirer 8:00 AM
  • "Managing Devices in your iTunes Store Account Article" iLounge 4:47 PM
  • "Setup and Install OS X Lion on Hackintosh Pro - Part 4 (Video)" Insanely Great Mac 8:37 AM
  • "MacMost Now 697: Wrapping Text Around Custom Shapes In Pages" MacMost 10:52 AM
  • "How to Switch the Control and Command Keys" Macinstruct 8:07 AM
  • "Display A Login Window Banner In Lion [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 9:57 AM
  • "How To Password Protect Each App On Your Mac" McSolo 7:59 AM
  • "Whatever Happened To Email Spam (and how to mass email your message)?" BohemianBoomer 8:00 AM
  • "Why Your Mac's Desktop Needs Shelves To Store Files And Folders" Mac 360 7:59 AM
  • "What It Costs For Your Mac To Simulate A Sunrise Alarm (and why it doesn't really work)" NoodleMac 7:59 AM
  • "How To Love The Mac Dashboard Widget That Tracks Delivery Status Of Packages" TeraTalks 7:58 AM
  • "Mac botnet: Who's at fault?" ZDNet 4:03 PM
  • "Did the Mac malware wake-up call fall on deaf ears? Many Mac users still refuse to understand what the successful Flashback attack really means. Here's a rational response to their objections" InfoWorld 12:59 PM
  • "Apple's pro Final Cut Pro X upgrades, Mac Pro ships soon?" Computerworld 8:02 AM
  • "Axiotron Modbook: Forgotten future of the Mac" FairerPlatform 8:01 AM
  • "Apple, Stop The Nonsense And Put Some Tabs Into iTunes" PixoBebo 8:00 AM
Press Releases
  • "SmartSound® Automated Soundtrack Plug-Ins Now Available for Adobe Production Premium CS6: Video Editors can access fully-customizable royalty-free music directly from their Adobe CS6 software" Business Wire 4:06 PM
  • "MacAdmins 2012 conference registration closing fast" ZDNet 4:03 PM
  • "Office for Mac 2011 updated with Lion full-screen support and over 100 bug fixes" The Verge 10:01 AM
  • "Bigasoft Announces the Release of Apple ProRes Converter for Mac" prMac 8:15 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "How many iPhones did Apple sell last quarter? The estimates range from 26 to 44 million. The best analysts' consensus: 35 million." Fortune 12:58 PM
  • "Apple's Q2 2012 iPhone sales dip: Can the iPad 3 save the day?"  ZDNet 8:36 AM
  • "AAPL: FYQ2 Macs May Miss, But Upside in iPhone, iPad, Says Piper" Barron's 4:04 PM
  • "Gene Munster anticipates 30.5 million in iPhone sales; 12 million in iPad sales in Q2 2012" Edible Apple 3:59 PM
  • "Corning glass made iPhone possible: Steve Jobs' biography describes relationship between Apple and Twin Tiers' largest employer" Gannett 8:17 AM
  • "Stink different: New fragrance smells like Apple Mac/Three artists in Australia team up with a scent marketer to create a fragrance based on the smell of a brand-new Apple product. Is the smell that distinctive?" CNET News 9:42 PM
  • "iPads, Consumer Devices Swamp CIOs" WSJ Blogs 9:21 PM
  • "Intel shows Apple how to win a trademark dispute in China: Chip giant Intel has shown Apple how to deal with an irksome trademark dispute in China by claiming a legal victory over Shenzhen-based printing peripherals firm Inteljet over the weekend." The Register 4:03 PM
  • "Samuel L. Jackson stars with Siri in Verizon iPhone ad: We've always wanted to see the domestic side of Samuel L. Jackson. So along comes Verizon and features him in a very intimate, homely relationship with Siri." CNET News 8:58 PM
  • "Zooey Deschanel Would Ask Siri for Tomato Soup, Dance Barefoot in Her PJs" Gizmodo 9:44 PM
  • "Apple II Forever: a 35th-Anniversary Tribute to Apple's First Iconic Product" Techland 4:03 PM
  • "Photos: The Apple II Turns 35" Techland 8:54 AM
  • "Top running apps racing to keep up: Tech gives fans, marathoners an edge" Boston Herald 8:12 AM
  • "Steve Jobs Film with Ashton Kutcher to Focus On Apple's Early Years" Techland 10:53 AM
  • "Indie Steve Jobs biopic being rushed through production, will it flop?" iDownload Blog 8:38 AM
  • "Starck Confusion About Apple" ["'It's not a project with Apple. It's a private project that began with Steve Jobs and that has been taken over by his wife.'"] WSJ Blogs 4:34 PM
  • "Philippe Starck project is for Jobs family, not Apple" Silicon Valley 4:02 PM
  • "Prototype Apple eMate Laptop Hits eBay" AppleBitch 9:52 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Valve eyes next-gen augmented reality" TG Daily 9:21 PM
  • "Exercise Bike Hack Lets You Play Mario Kart and Get Fit" PCWorld 9:00 PM
  • "How the Louvre and Nintendo are reinventing the museum audio tour" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:59 PM
  • "All eyes on Yahoo CEO as earnings report nears: Scott Thompson expected to share vision for troubled Web pioneer" MarketWatch 2:58 PM
  • "A Startup Puts the Internet in Your Couch Cushions: Sensor-filled Ninja Blocks connect the Web with whatever's nearby." Technology Review 2:02 PM
  • "Scientist beams up a real 'Star Trek' tricorder" Reuters 1:49 PM
  • "Skitter Quietly Launches TV Streaming over Broadband" PC Magazine 1:11 PM
  • "Western Digital VelociRaptor Hard Drive Offered in 1TB Model" eWeek 11:01 AM
  • "Samsung ties launch of new Galaxy S phone to London Olympics" ReutersReuters [Free Registration Required] 12:43 PM
  • "Sprint's $199 Galaxy Nexus Launches On April 22 With $40 Google Wallet Credit In Tow" TechCrunch 2:00 PM
  • "Google adds new options for viewing data in Fusion Tables" IDG News Service 12:50 PM
  • "Apple, Facebook threats to open Internet, says Google's Sergey Brin" CBS News 10:31 AM
  • "'Internet Slaves, Meet Your Masters' [Infographic]: What do Google, Facebook, Zynga have in common? They are today's 'online masters' according to a new Infographic from sent in to MacSurfer." Thoughts and Ramblings 10:33 AM
  • "Microsoft Reveals Hand Gesturing System for Tablets & Beyond" Patent Bolt 8:03 AM
  • "Mac Geek Gab Podcast: MGG 392: Viruses, Malware, Defragmenting, Car Integration & More!" The Mac Observer 4:44 PM
  • "Android has free turn-by-turn navigation and now iOS does too. Sort of. Plus a lot more on this week's episode!" The MT Show 3:52 PM
  • "Rumors of an iPad Mini Swirl in China"  Kotaku 8:55 AM
  • "Report: Apple's 7.85-inch Mini iPads to cost $250-$300 and 6 million are being planned for 3rd quarter launch" 9 to 5 Mac 8:55 AM
  • "New iPad Mini rumor: 6M coming in third quarter/The latest comes by way of a translated report from Chinese online portal Netease, which states the device will compete against Windows 8 tablets." CNET News 10:23 AM
  • "Apple iPad Mini Coming in Q3 2012 Before Windows 8 Tablets" Technorati 4:10 PM
  • "The iPad Mini Will Launch In Q3, Cost As Little As $250 [Report] Cult of Mac 9:57 AM
  • "Apple's Macintosh Computer Sales" Bloomberg 9:22 PM
  • "US Mac sales slowing in anticipation of Ivy Bridge upgrades" MacNN 9:24 PM
  • "New iPad Arrives in South Korea & 11 Additional Countries This Week" Apple 9:17 AM
  • "New iPad Arrives in South Korea & 11 Additional Countries This Week" Business Wire 9:16 AM
  • "Third Gen iPad Launches South Korea, More on Friday" The Mac Observer 9:02 AM
  • "New iPad hits South Korea, 11 more countries on Friday: Apple's blockbuster product will expand to another nine countries the following week." CNET News 8:09 AM
  • "New iPad Arrives in Malaysia & 11 Additional Countries This Week" vernonchan 9:14 AM
  • "Mac Pro sees ordering, shipping delays" Electronista 5:32 PM
  • "Genius Bars Using iPhone 4S to Replace 16GB White iPhone 4" The Mac Observer 8:20 PM
  • "Hundreds of Thunderbolt products in 2013, says Intel" FairerPlatform 8:04 AM
  • "Apple's Cards app gets Mother's Day add-ons" CNET News 4:04 PM
  • "New iPad Requires Reboot To Connect To 3G Networks" Cult of Mac 4:47 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Dot Line For iPhone Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:37 AM
  • "Photo Wall Pro (Collage App) For iPhone Is Free Right Now (Previously $2.99)" Apple Sliced 8:37 AM
  • "UFO Hotseat For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:37 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:02 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:02 AM
  • "Apple Display Buyer's Guide -Up To $150 Off Apple 27 ' Thunderbolt Display" MacReviewZone 12:58 PM
  • "Best Selling Mac Scanners -From $108 To $496 -Prices, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 12:58 PM
  • "Top Selling Mac Accessories -$10 to $500... Prices, Deals, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 12:58 PM

  • "Apple TV third-generation (2012): Set-top stop-gap for the 'iTV'?" Register Hardware 8:07 AM
  • "Mobee Magic Numpad: Turn your touchpad into numeric keys, kind of" Register Hardware 8:07 AM
  • "GoFlex Satellite – An Essential iOS Accessory?" Apple'n'Apps 5:36 PM
  • "Loewe Air Speaker review" T3 8:50 AM
  • "Review: Logitech UE Air Speaker" MacNN 9:57 AM
  • "BassDOCK iPad Speaker Dock Review" Mac|Life 10:59 AM
  • "ScreenPro iPhone 4s Screen Protector Review" The Gadgeteer 4:31 PM
  • "Standzout Standzfree Floor Stand for iPad" iLounge 4:47 PM
  • "iPhone DSLR Mount: So Much Missed Potential" Gizmodo 4:29 PM
  • "Video Review: Skech Custom Jacket for the New iPad" Run Around Tech 8:54 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Camera Awesome Review" Mac|Life 4:46 PM
  • "Printer Pro Gets Docs From iPad to Printer, Though It's Not Always a Direct Flight" MacNewsWorld 4:29 PM
  • "This iOS App Blows Your Mind In Four Dimensions [Review] Cult of Mac 4:47 PM
  • "Check competing carriers' wireless network quality with CarrierCompare for iPhone" Houston Chronicle 12:59 PM
  • "Awesome Calendar: when you can do it all, anything's possible" iDownload Blog 8:45 AM
  • "Look Bunny Find for iOS review: Find inspiration for a wet weekend or plan a kid-friendly day trip or holiday activity" Macworld UK 8:49 AM
  • "PayPal Review: PayPal's official app isn't as useful as we'd all like to think." 148Apps 10:57 AM
  • "Filters and Other Effects for iOS Devices -Pix: Pixel Mixer" eXtensions 10:52 AM
  • "The Night Sky Review: Stargazing app offers basic feature set, and not much else" Macworld 8:54 AM
  • "Brian Cox's Wonders Of The Universe Review: An attractive guide to the wonders of the Universe and the Solar System." 148Apps 4:48 PM
  • "iOS Gems: Brian Cox's Wonders of the Universe, Bugsy's Kindergarten Reading 2.0 + Chuck's Challenge" iLounge 4:47 PM
  • "Appidemic: Swordigo for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch" AppleTell 8:49 AM
  • "Review: Flakey Friends - A Social App for People Who 'Flake' on Commitments" MacTrast 9:23 PM
  • "Little Fox Music Box Review: For the little ones at home" What's On iPhone 8:38 AM
  • "DevilDark: The Fallen Kingdom Review" Touch Arcade 8:55 AM
  • "Max Payne Mobile Review: An impressive technological feat and a great game, marred by control difficulties." 148Apps 4:48 PM
  • "15 Fireworks Review: Create one big firework chain in this explosive puzzle game." 148Apps 4:48 PM
  • "Gratuitous Space Battles Review: A space strategy game that favours action over base-building." 148Apps 11:50 AM
  • "Final Space Review: Patrol space tunnels and destroy enemy ships!" 148Apps 9:58 AM
  • "Propel Man Review: Propel Man is a game in which players can only adjust the power and angle of a catapult the launches a man towards a finish line. The game play is repetitive and doesn't offer much variety." 148Apps 9:58 AM
  • "How to Forward a Text Message on iPhone" OS X Daily 11:50 AM
  • "Dear Aunt TUAW: I got two phones. Now what?" TUAW 9:57 AM
  • "Here's A DIY Way To Amplify Your iPhone Speakers At No Cost" Business Insider 9:57 AM
  • "Q&A: Slinging Photos Between Devices/Q. I just bought the new third-generation iPad. I had an iPod Touch and synced it to iTunes on a PC. How do I transfer photos and Videos I took with the iPod onto the new iPad?" New York Times [Free Registration Required] 8:12 AM
  • "Why Apple is NOT Going to Make a Game Console" MacTrast 9:24 PM
  • "So, Apple's Going For The Gaming World? With VALVE?" blast-o-rama 9:21 PM
  • "Is Apple Already Losing Its Way Without Steve Jobs?"  The Motley Fool 9:14 PM
  • "5 Reasons Why Apple's iAd Is Failing To Lure Advertisers" Forbes 9:00 PM
  • "Don't cry for me, iPhone" BetaNews 4:30 PM
  • "Why Apple's eBook Pricing Defense Is Wrong" PCWorld 4:02 PM
  • "Is Wal-Mart Repeating Apple's Mistake?" Seeking Alpha 10:57 AM
  • "Rumors of an 'iPad mini' swirl in China" MSNBC 3:59 PM
  • "More 'Mini iPad' Rumors Emerge" PC Magazine 3:59 PM
  • "Would an iPad Mini Tarnish Apple's Brand?" TheStreet 10:57 AM
  • "Mini iPad - the numbers just don't add up" ZDNet 10:54 AM
  • "The Macalope Daily: Quality shmality" Macworld [Insider Content] 10:00 AM
  • "Fanboys frolic on recyled rumours of Q3 iPad Mini debut" Register Hardware 11:50 AM
  • "New iPad overcomes last year's supply chain woes" GigaOM 9:58 AM
  • "Apple to undergo joint environmental audit at Chinese supplier this month" The Verge 9:57 AM
  • "Designer Leak Shows Elvis Has Left The Building At Apple: Apple watchers are constantly twirling their worry beads for proof that Steve Jobs' spirit, not just his body, has died at Apple Inc." Seeking Alpha 9:56 AM
  • "Fourteen Ways to Celebrate the Apple II's 35th Birthday" Techland 8:54 AM
  • "What's In A Name? Australia Wants Apple To 'Change The Name' Of The iPad Over 4G Incompatibility" TechCrunch 8:42 AM
  • "First Walmart Apple store-witin-a-store opens" FairerPlatform 8:01 AM
  • "Google Drive details leak: 5GB for free" ZDNet 4:29 PM
  • "4 Ways IT's Role Changing Faster Than Expected" InformationWeek 3:12 PM
  • "Holographic storage rises from the dead" ZDNet 2:28 PM
  • "Motorola Employee Takes A Picture Of His Desk, Possibly Confirms Existence Of Droid Razr HD" TechCrunch 2:00 PM
  • "Why We Need Family Clouds: Personal clouds are great, but what we really need is a communal cloud that a family can use in a more holistic way." PC Magazine 1:11 PM
  • "Dirty IT jobs: Grime and punishment/Flame wars, leakage, nasty Polish texting -- six more tales of dirty duty in IT" InfoWorld 12:49 PM
  • "There's more than one way to sell a sexy smartphone" Fortune 12:41 PM
  • "Jonathan Blow Isn't Going to Save Video Games" Forbes 11:42 AM
  • "Will warnings from Google's Brin fall on deaf ears?" MarketWatch 2:58 PM
  • "What the web is saying about Sergey Brin and openness" GigaOM 12:40 PM
  • "Six Months Later, Google Plus Still Doesn't Add Up" Forbes 11:43 AM
  • "Android May Be Big Loser In Oracle-Google Patent Trial" Forbes 11:42 AM
  • "Biggest IT Paychecks: Wall Street And San Francisco/InformationWeek's U.S. Salary Survey details the effect industry and location have on IT salaries." InformationWeek 10:16 AM
  • "The Computer Of The Near Future" BYTE 10:15 AM
  • "Electronic Arts planning to lay off 500 or more employees?" CNET News 10:09 AM
  • "How Nokia can beat the iPhone" TG Daily 2:04 PM
  • "Nokia Lumia 900 ad mocks other smartphones for looking alike" CNET News 10:09 AM
  • "Nokia's Lumia 900 is Out of Stock at AT&T's Online Store, but Why?" AllThingsD 9:59 AM
  • "Google: Why Sergey Brin Is Worried About The Internet" Forbes 10:35 AM
  • "Reports of the Digital Camera's Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated" The Atlantic Wire 9:56 AM
  • "Is Dropbox good enough to be called 'good enough'?" The Register 8:06 AM
  • "Dork Tower Monday" Wired [cartoon] 8:06 AM
  • "The real reason Tim Cook was at Valve Headquarters." The Joy of Tech [cartoon] 7:58 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Send Mom a beautiful, custom letterpress card this Mother's Day with Cards for iPhone" iMore 9:26 PM
  • "NYC Apple Stores will host free events for Tribeca Film Festival" 9 to 5 Mac 9:23 PM
  • "iPad Accessory Lets You Watch and Record Live HD TV" PadGadget 4:46 PM
  • "MagicPlan 2.0 Arrives: Create Instant Floor Plans Using Your iPhone Or iPad's Camera" TechCrunch 4:35 PM
  • "Must-have apps for the iPad (Spring 2012 edition)" ZDNet 4:29 PM
  • "FoxTrot Creator Launches Mini-Collections for iPad" Wired 4:03 PM
  • "TidBITS Turns 22: Are You a TidBITS Member?" TidBITS 3:52 PM
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for April 23: Andy Ihnatko, Steve Sande, Plasq, Final Cut Pro User Groups and More" The MUG Center 11:03 AM
  • "CDC Launches Pivotal for iPad" CRMBuyer 11:00 AM
  • "Catch Up on the Best Parts of The Daily Show with New 'Headlines' App" 148Apps 10:53 AM
  • "'Galcon' Developer's Upcoming 'Dynamite Jack' Likely Heading to iOS Following Release on Mac and PC" Touch Arcade 10:00 AM
  • "Wiley Announces Nine Books on the New iPad" PRNewswire 9:37 AM
  • "New Apps Making Marks in Apple App Store" PRNewswire 9:37 AM
  • "Creating a Better Educational Experience through CollegePlus and Apple" PRWeb 9:26 AM
  • "Apple iPad Keeps Seniors in Touch at Welch Group's Allerton House Assisted Living" PRWeb 9:26 AM
  • "techBASIC 2.0 Brings Interactive App Programming to the iPhone and iPad" PRWeb 9:26 AM
  • "techBASIC 2.0: 5 Star STEM Education App Gets New Capabilities" PRWeb 9:26 AM
  • "Lucky Fighter for iOS: Bully Beat 'em Up Casual Game is now free" PRWeb 9:26 AM
  • "Ruckus Reader App Empowers Parents with Digital Report Card" Business Wire 9:17 AM
  • "Neenah Paper Introduces First iPad App for Paper Selection Process" Business Wire 9:17 AM
  • "Rosetta Stone Inc. and Lodi Unified School District Announce Language-Learning Program on the iPad Device" Business Wire 9:16 AM
  • "AirClip: Hold Your iPhone With Two Fingers" Cult of Mac 8:55 AM
  • "Txtr Fights Amazon/Apple With iPhone/Android eBooks For The Rest Of Us" TechCrunch 8:49 AM
  • "Is this Spotify's official iPad app?" The Verge 8:37 AM
  • "PureGear's iPhone Extreme Protection: Eye-Catching" Wired 8:16 AM
  • "A Half-Pound of iPhone Dock" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:16 AM
  • "Human Body Buddy for iOS" prMac 4:49 PM
  • "Astronomy Buddy for iOS" prMac 4:49 PM
  • "WikiNodes iPad App Makes Wikipedia Personal with Notes and Presentations" prMac 10:35 AM
  • "Life Soundtrack is the new way to listen to music" prMac 9:57 AM
  • "Bitehunter Launches 2.0 Mobile App For iPhone" prMac 9:57 AM
  • "Singular Software Unveils PluralEyes 3.0 at NAB 2012" prMac 9:57 AM
  • "Goldilocks and Three Bears Children Storybook HD: Now Limited Time Free" prMac 9:56 AM
  • "Get Set For a Party With Hunka Technologies Wineboard iPad Application" prMac 8:16 AM
  • "Roman Backgammon - Go Back In Time - New App by eoz games" prMac 8:16 AM
  • "Elsewhere: ambient nature sounds - new app by Eltima Software" prMac 8:16 AM
  • "EditShare Storage Goes Into Overdrive With Support for Adobe CS6" prMac 8:16 AM
  • "Apps For Kids Video Review Site Launches Meet The Developer" prMac 8:16 AM
  • "techBASIC 2.0 Brings Interactive App Programming to the iPhone and iPad" prMac 8:16 AM
  • "Shiny HD - Edit your photos in real time on your iPad - Video included" prMac 8:16 AM
  • "ezRecorder 1.0 released for iOS - Mobile Recording And Mixing" prMac 8:16 AM
  • "eWeather HD 2.5 - Weather alerts and reports for iOS Notification Center" prMac 8:16 AM
  • "Combining a SmartPhone with a DSLR Camera" prMac 8:16 AM
  • "iCarbs 3.0 - Universal App: Lookup + Record Carbs Based on USDA Database" prMac 8:16 AM
  • "Greater Self-Understanding for All Aspects of Life w/Life Inventory iPad" prMac 8:15 AM
  • "Distal Industries introduces CurfewAlert 1.0 - Teenagers Smart Alarm" prMac 8:15 AM
  • "G memo 1.0 for iOS - Let others remind you" prMac 8:15 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Oracle and Google's Android copyright row trial begins" BBC 9:47 AM
  • "Oracle to Face Google in Android Operating System Trial" Bloomberg 9:50 AM
  • "Oracle suit vs. Google over Android hits trial" Reuters 10:01 AM
  • "Oracle-Google trial may reveal financial details" Reuters 3:06 PM
  • "Ahead of the Bell: Oracle-Google trial/2 Silicon Valley powerhouses, Google and Oracle, begin trial over copyright, patent claims" Associated Press 10:01 AM
  • "Larry vs Larry: Oracle and Google in courtroom smackdown" The Register 2:08 PM
  • "Google-Oracle trial begins, with implications for all of Silicon Valley" Silicon Valley 10:43 AM
  • "Oracle v. Google: What's at stake" ZDNet 2:28 PM
  • "Google, Oracle Head to Showdown" [Paid Membership Required] 9:32 AM
  • "Michael Dell On Dell's Present And Future Success" Forbes 9:54 AM
  • "Seven Questions For Steve Felice, Chief Commercial Officer of Dell" AllThingsD 9:54 AM
  • "Dell's M&A strategy has helped it to diversify" MarketWatch 9:39 AM
  • "Dell beefs up OpenStack offering with enStratus" ZDNet UK 2:29 PM
  • "Microsoft Dips Further Into Open-Source: Microsoft Corp. has established a subsidiary to advance its work on open-source software, a technology movement the company once shunned." [Paid Membership Required] 2:17 PM
  • "Microsoft playing active role in ultrabook development?" CNET News 10:09 AM
  • "Microsoft stepping up involvement in ultrabook outer designs, say sources" DigiTimes 10:58 AM
  • "Windows 8 Store gets first Metro Twitter app and more" CNET News 10:10 AM
  • "Office 15 Launch May Trail Windows 8: Leaked Microsoft document shows Office 15 release date after the crucial holiday selling season for Windows 8 tablets." InformationWeek 10:15 AM
  • "Leaked Microsoft Office 15 video hints at SkyDrive, Office 365 integration" Wired 2:22 PM
  • "Microsoft Job Postings Reveal 'Skype For Browsers' Project" TechCrunch 2:00 PM
  • "Microsoft Wants to Put Skype in Your Web Browser" Webmonkey 2:23 PM
  • "A Microsoft-Facebook Swap? An idea is floating about that pictures the search engine Bing being traded for shares in the social-networking service." Barron's 2:57 PM
  • "Peeling back the skins on IBM's Flex System iron" The Register 2:06 PM
  • "IBM's Middle East bet runs through Qatar" ZDNet 2:26 PM
  • "HP ships hack-friendly all-in-one: Crack open the Z1 and tinker to your heart's content" Register Hardware 2:08 PM
  • "Intel Earnings Preview: PC Market And Ultrabooks In Focus" Forbes 9:53 AM
  • "Intel hints at what's in, out for thinnest ultrabooks" CNET News 10:09 AM
  • "AMD Mulling MIPS Bid?" Forbes 3:00 PM
  • "Facebook supports Cispa cyber-security bill" BBC 9:47 AM
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  • "IT Salaries 2012: $90,000, 1% Raise Typical/InformationWeek's 2012 U.S. IT Salary Survey shows IT pros doing OK in a slow-growing economy, with staffers typically making $90,000 and managers $116,000. Most wanted: People who blend business analysis and IT skills." InformationWeek 10:16 AM
  • "Mavericks Invent Future Internet Where Cisco Is Meaningless" Wired Magazine 2:23 PM
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Apple News
  • "Apple Shares Lose Shine: The meteoric stock-price rise that has propelled Apple Inc. to become the world's most-valuable company is showing signs of faltering, threatening to drag much of the market down with it." [Paid Membership Required] 9:14 PM
  • "Apple Falls to Earth, Share Swoon Hits Fifth Day" WSJ Blogs 4:03 PM
  • "Apple Stock Slides: 4 Long-Term Concerns for the Tech Giant" Breakout 11:51 AM
  • "Cocking the Apple slingshot: Why would a stock like Apple falls 6% just before quarterly earnings are due?"  Fortune 8:10 AM
  • "AAPL: Worst Run Since Late September, Says S&P" Barron's 5:32 PM
  • "Apple Shares Feel The Bite" [Video Report] Bloomberg 9:22 PM
  • "Apple Sags: Just Cooling Off? 'Collapsing'?" Barron's 10:01 AM
  • "Apple shares shed 3% as sellers move in" MarketWatch 9:40 AM
  • "Will Apple Shock Investors With A $1 Trillion Market Cap?" The Motley Fool 5:31 PM
  • "Apple: A Fundamental Analysis, As We Await Earnings" Seeking Alpha 8:19 AM
  • "A Conservative Outook For Apple's Present And Future, Part 2" Seeking Alpha 8:19 AM
  • "Priceline Will Beat Apple And Google To $1,000" Seeking Alpha 4:32 PM
  • "US open: Apple and Google weigh on the benchmarks" Digital Look 10:59 AM
  • "Apple Trading Could Eclipse Parade of Blue Chip Results" CNBC 9:14 PM
Industry News
  • "Apple, Google lead techs lower: Intel, Seagate, Western Digital, Vringo post gains" MarketWatch 4:05 PM
  • "U.S. blue-chip stocks rise; Apple clips Nasdaq: Nasdaq slide comes before First Solar replaces Texas instruments" MarketWatch 5:33 PM
  • "Most U.S. Stocks Rise on Better-Than-Forecast Sales Data" Bloomberg 5:33 PM
  • "Choppy Trading: Blue Chips Rally, Nasdaq Slumps" FOXBusiness 2:48 PM
  • "Dow Surges on Retail Sales; Apple Drags Nasdaq Lower" TheStreet 5:34 PM
  • "Blue-chips hold gains, but tech sector lags" CNNMoney 2:48 PM
  • "Dow Rises While Apple Drops" [Paid Membership Required] 5:34 PM
  • "Stocks: Europe remains in focus" CNNMoney 9:26 AM
  • "Canadian stocks hug flatline, miners pressured" MarketWatch 2:58 PM
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  • "Asia Stocks Drop on Rising Spanish Default Swaps, U.S. Sentiment" Bloomberg 9:42 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks fall after Europe fears ratchet up" MarketWatch 9:35 AM
  • "Spanish Stocks Fall Again as Yields Rise" [Paid Membership Required] 2:49 PM
  • "European Stocks Rise as International Power Climbs on Stake Sale" Bloomberg 9:42 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks hold gains as Spain retreats/Banks weak; M&A news rallies shares of Vestas, International Power" MarketWatch 2:49 PM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 5:35 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at the close of trading" Associated Press 5:35 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 3:03 PM
  • "Two Chip Stocks Institutions Are Buying: J.P. Morgan says funds have been buying Intel and Broadcom." Barron's 2:58 PM

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