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MacSurfer's Archive: Wednesday, April 18, 2012
 

 

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Friday Highlights: MasterCard does not foresee total replacement for credit cards, but hails Apple Pay as a step closer to mobile payment acceptance; Apple fears losing tax breaks, facing higher tax rate plus back taxes in Ireland while Euro regulators investigate; Tim Cook announces he is gay, reactions were varied, not all pleased, but Wired thinks it has so much meaning to the workplace—more down in our Op/Ed section; major court ruling by Circuit Court judge in Virginia Beach grants police right to require your fingerprint to unlock your mobile phone but cannot require your pass code; Microsoft releases new version of Outlook for Mac but only for Office 365 users, more updates coming in 2015; AppleInsider tracking growing reports of WiFi drops following upgrades to Yosemite; former Apple employee, Dave Sobotta, gives kudos to Apple for new iCloud drive; Jony Ive reveals design challenge presented by the Apple Watch; J.D. Power gives Amazon title of best tablet maker?; Seth Rogen to play Woz in Sony's biopic of Steve Jobs; will your next washing machine charge your mobile phone?; The Register reviews the 5K iMac; The Inquirer and Macworld UK review the iPhone 6 Plus; Macworld reviews their 10 days of using Apple Pay; Business Insider says "Apple has forced a huge change at Samsung"; BGR posts some of the best App Store reviews of MCX's CurrentC Apple Pay alternative.

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple Stores have seventeen times better performance than the average retailer"  asymco 8:08 AM
  • "The 100 Most Influential People in the World: They are the people who inspire us, entertain us, challenge us and change our world. Meet the breakouts, pioneers, moguls, leaders and icons who make up this year's TIME 100" ["Tim Cook"] Time 9:04 AM
  • "The Next iPhone Will Be The Biggest Smartphone Release Of All Time"  Business Insider 8:43 AM
  • "iPad, iPhone sales could soar for Apple, analyst says: Goldman Sach's today increased its estimates of how many iPhones and iPads Apple sold during its second quarter, bumping up Apple's target price too." CNET News 4:13 PM
  • "Apple's Wall Street Winning Streak Hits a Pothole: The cruise that AAPL shareholders had been enjoying for weeks hit the doldrums recently, giving the company one of the biggest Wall Street shellackings it's had in six months. Tuesday was a brighter day, with share prices making up for much of the loss. Apple's quarterly report is due next week, at which time investors and analysts will get a better idea of the company's health." MacNewsWorld 8:16 AM
  • "Selling Apple is a sucker's play: What are the media's responsibilities?" ["Apple is a fascinating company for journalists to write about because the elusive concept of market psychology plays a big part in its aura. Which prompts the question that investors must answer for themselves: Six months after the death of its visionary, legendary leader Steve Jobs, is Apple now a buy or a hold or a sell?"]  MarketWatch 7:54 AM
  • "U.S. judge sends Apple, Samsung to settlement talks" Reuters 7:53 AM
  • "US judge orders Apple, Samsung CEOs to get a room: Patent battle ideally needs to end before heat death of universe" The Register 8:26 AM
  • "Samsung, Apple Seek Settlement: Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. have agreed to enter settlement talks in a California patent case, one of many the two smartphone giants are fighting around the globe." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:59 AM
  • "Apple Cooking Up Samsung Settlement Benefits Both" Forbes 12:14 PM
  • "Apple reaches 95% compliance in Asia over excessive working hours, expands monitoring to 800,000 workers"  The Next Web 8:05 AM
  • "Apple wants trial on e-book price-fixing: lawyer" Reuters 4:11 PM
  • "Travis County approves incentives for Apple project: Apple Inc. could get a 65 percent discount on its Travis County tax bill for 10 years without hiring a single county resident employee campus, according to an incentive deal the county approved Tuesday."  Austin American-Statesman [Free Registration Required] 8:00 AM
  • "Suit filed in B.C. over allegations of e-book price fixing" ["A proposed class-action lawsuit filed in B.C. Supreme Court by the Vancouver firm Camp Fiorante Matthews Mogerman alleges that Apple Inc. and a number of publishers engaged in a 'conspiracy' to lessen competition and 'fix, maintain, increase or control the prices of e-books.'"] The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 10:59 AM
OS X
News
  • "Flashback MacBot now around 99,000 Macs: According to Symantec there were approximately 142,000 infected Macs still active on Monday 16 April" Macworld UK 7:59 AM
  • "Even after Apple's fix, 140k machines are still affected by Flashback malware" The Next Web 7:59 AM
  • "Around 140,000 Apple machines still infected with Flashback malware, says Symantec" Engadget 7:58 AM
  • "Mac Flashback Trojan: Find Out If You're One of the 140,000 Still Infected" Gizmodo 8:26 AM
  • "Mozilla blocks Java in Firefox for some Mac users: Disables outdated plug-in for Firefox on Leopard and earlier" Computerworld 8:28 AM
  • "Apple Releases OS X Mountain Lion Developer Preview 3" MacRumors 3:31 PM
  • "Apple releases OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Developer Preview 3 and new Xcode 4.4 build" The Next Web 3:35 PM
  • "Apple seeds OS X Mountain Lion Developer Preview 3 (release note included)" 9 to 5 Mac 3:35 PM
  • "Apple Seeds Mountain Lion Preview 3" AppleBitch 3:35 PM
  • "Apple releases OS X Mountain Lion Developer Preview 3" AppleInsider 3:32 PM
  • "Apple seeds Safari 5.2 Update 3 to developers" AppleInsider 9:56 PM
  • "Apple issues Xcode 4.4 Developer Preview 3" AppleInsider 9:57 PM
  • "Apple Configurator App 1.0.1 Tweaks Redemption Codes, More" The Mac Observer 2:23 PM
  • "Apple pushes iCloud to MobileMe users, offers free Snow Leopard DVD to enable Lion upgrade" The Next Web 11:39 PM
  • "Apple Driving iCloud Conversions with Free Copies of Snow Leopard for MobileMe Users" MacRumors 11:39 PM
  • "Apple offering free Snow Leopard update to MobileMe holdouts" Engadget 11:39 PM
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "Undoing the damage wrought by Microsoft's Outlook update" Macworld 3:10 PM
  • "Is there a way to configure Entourage 2008 EWS (exchange web services edition) to only sync, say, the most recent 3 days worth of email, just like I can using an iPhone or an iPad?" MacInTouch 4:25 PM
  • "I seem to have run short of wired LAN ports on my router and would appreciate a little advice. I think just adding a router by putting an ethernet cable on one of the LAN ports of my existing WiFi router to the new plain routers' WAN port would give me the desired additional wired ports. Also I think I have to be sure that the plain router not be giving out LAN addresses by turning off the DHCP server in that plain router (so my old router still maintains the DHCP server on the whole LAN. Did I get that right? Any suggestions?" MacInTouch 4:25 PM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "How to Create a Bootable Mac OS X Flash Drive" PCWorld 9:57 PM
  • "Flashback: What Do You Do When It Strikes Again?" Rixstep 9:28 PM
  • "PadSync: a great looking iTunes file sharing alternative" iDownload Blog 7:43 AM
  • "Keep An Eye On Your Twitter Followers With Detective" MacStories 8:22 AM
  • "Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, Lion Edition – The 'Book Mystique Review" MacPrices 11:06 AM
  • "Company Of Heroes Complete: Campaign Edition" Macworld 8:18 AM
  • "Re-enabling the Sync Apps option in iTunes Article" iLounge 1:48 PM
  • "MacMost Now 698: Better Audio With Final Cut Pro Multicam Editing" MacMost 7:46 AM
  • "Streamline Your Workflow Using Alfred [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 8:34 AM
  • "Mac Tip: Where On My Hard Drive Are E-Mails Stored?" MacTrast 8:22 AM
  • "4 Ways This Mac Graphic Tool Works Better Than Photoshop" Mac 360 7:48 AM
  • "A Simple, Easy, Cheap Way To Get Rid Of Duplicate Photos In iPhoto" McSolo 7:48 AM
  • "What's The Best Mac Alarm? One That's Cheap, Easy, And Howls" TeraTalks 7:48 AM
  • "How Many Ways Can You Launch Apps On Your Mac? Here's The Most Expensive Launcher Yet" BohemianBoomer 7:49 AM
  • "3 Ways To Switch Between Windows And Apps On Your Mac (one is great, two are free)" NoodleMac 7:49 AM
  • "Use This Mac App To Become A World Famous Comic Strip Creator" Mac 360 7:48 AM
Op/Ed
  • "How iCloud upset the Apple cart: Long-term Mac users have been snubbed as the tech giant refines its online services." Melbourne Age 9:56 PM
  • "The Windows release of 64-bit Lightworks is due on the 28th of May: But where is the Mac version?" Final Cut Pro Training 8:56 PM
  • "Malicious software infecting more Androids, and even Apple finds it's not immune" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 9:59 PM
  • "Flashback Mac Botnet Shrinking, But Researchers Disagree Wildly On How Much" Forbes 3:33 PM
  • "Time for Mac Users to Embrace Security: Mac users have been conditioned that security is not an issue, but now that the platform has the attention of malware developers it's time for Mac users to get proactive about defending against attacks." Content Works 12:48 PM
  • "Lion and hard drive failure"  Betalogue 8:34 AM
  • "Time to de-Flash your site? Some opt to have a mobile site, with no Flash enabled, and a main site with all the whiz-bang required." Computerworld 8:28 AM
Press Releases
  • "aTV Flash (black) for Apple TV hits version 1.5, brings new player, NFS streaming and more" Engadget 9:58 PM
  • "Excel Software today announced QLRT Xcode 1.1 for Xcode developers. QLRT Xcode is a static library implementation of the QuickLicense runtime software for protection, activation and license management. A company can protect software from piracy and increase revenue by supporting a wide range of license types, activation processes and advanced licensing features." Excel Software 8:54 PM
  • "Autodesk releases Inventor Fusion for Mac" Architosh 12:35 PM
  • "Cheetah 3D 6.0 is out-now with Bullet physics engine" Architosh 12:35 PM
  • "Nemetschek and Maxon announce rendering competition" Architosh 12:35 PM
  • "Email2 Launches Simple Secure Messaging for Mac" PRWeb 11:10 AM
  • "Calories 3 is out now! The health program 3.0 provides you with numerous assistants to lose weight and track your blood pressure and blood sugar" danholt4mac 7:47 AM
  • "SCOtutor for iPhoto on iOS - Mac version now available" prMac 7:52 AM
  • "KeyCue 6.1 now with improved support for Keyboard Maestro" prMac 7:46 AM
  • "Mac a Montreal integrates home automation with Apple solutions" prMac 7:46 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple to add iOS sync hubs to Genius Bars for iDevice replacements: Your local Apple Store Genius Bar is about to get a much needed upgrade -- a wireless data hub that will allow you to temporarily sync your data should you need an iDevice replacement." CNET Reviews 9:44 PM
  • "Survey of tablet users shows iPad on top, gives Microsoft hope: Tablets are no longer just for those Pavlovian types who have to have everything first, according to a new study. And yes, it found that iPad is almost everywhere, but Microsoft might just come out of nowhere." Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:26 AM
  • "Apple to Launch App Tools for Non-Geeks: If Apple lives up to its promise, you'll be able to build apps yourself--no coding required." Inc. 8:51 AM
  • "Greenpeace activists scale Apple offices in Ireland in protest over coal-powered datacenters" The Next Web 8:02 AM
  • "Secret Assembly Line Hidden in An Apartment in Shanghai For Refurbishing iPhones" M.I.C. Gadget 8:16 AM
  • "Google's Brin: 'I have much admiration' for Apple, Facebook/The Google co-founder said that his thoughts on Internet freedom were 'distorted' and a discussion on Facebook and Apple took away from his core beliefs." CNET News 8:15 AM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook Makes Time's 100 Most Influential List" The Mac Observer 10:33 AM
  • "Al Gore on Tim Cook for TIME's '100 Most Influential' list" Fortune 10:32 AM
  • "Al Gore hearts Tim Cook in writeup for Time's '100 Most Influential' roster" CNET News 12:13 PM
  • "The Lost Steve Jobs Tapes: A treasure trove of unearthed interviews, conducted by the writer who knew him best, reveals how Jobs's ultimate success at Apple can be traced directly to his so-called wilderness years."  Fast Company 10:40 AM
  • "Steve Jobs' wilderness years: The Brent Schlender tapes/The reporter who knew Jobs best discovers a trove of forgotten interviews" Fortune 7:44 AM
  • "Steve Jobs talks Beatles, Pixar in lost tapes" CBS News 10:33 AM
  • "Did Ikea just beat Apple to the all-in-one television?" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:26 AM
  • "Apple's Jony Ive Nominated for British Visionary Innovator Award" The Mac Observer 7:52 AM
  • "Sharing the spotlight: Apple's long love affair with Hollywood" Digital Trends 8:12 AM
  • "Chart of the day: The Apple Store trounces Tiffany's" Fortune 8:07 AM
  • "New iPhone 4S Commercials Feature Samuel L Jackson and Zooey Deschanel" OS X Daily 8:22 AM
  • "An Apple fanboy's dream? New fragrance reproduces the smell of a MacBook Pro unboxing" Digital Trends 8:12 AM
  • "Artists bottle the scent of a freshly unwrapped Apple laptop" NewsCore 7:57 AM
  • "Where's a Yellowstone bear? Look on your phone" ["New smartphone apps enable people to pinpoint where they've recently seen critters in Yellowstone. ... One app called Where's a Bear promises 'up to the second' animal sightings in Yellowstone. Recently a website called Yellowstone Wildlife began offering a similar app."] Associated Press [Free Registration Required] 8:29 AM
  • "Woz-Advised yap.TV Chats About Its TV-Mobile Sync Strategy" Forbes 10:30 AM
  • "Steve Jobs Tribute Design Lands 20-Year-Old Deal With Coca-Cola" App Advice 10:38 AM
  • "With Help From Facebook Timeline, Viddy Becomes Top Free iPhone App" TechCrunch 9:58 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Samsung debuts Galaxy Xcover rugged smartphone" TG Daily 12:03 PM
  • "Check Point offers ThreatCloud system for sharing security alerts" Techworld 11:58 AM
  • "Adobe Plans Monday Launch Event for CS6, Creative Cloud" PC Magazine 11:30 AM
  • "It's Official: AT&T To Launch $199 HTC One X On May 6" TechCrunch 11:57 AM
  • "New Julia language seeks to be the C for scientists: Developers seek to provide one dynamic language for high productivity, performance" InfoWorld 11:04 AM
  • "Tech Leaders See Smartphones Replacing Credit Cards, Cash" E-Commerce Times 10:38 AM
  • "Yahoo to axe 'non-core' products in turnaround plan: Yahoo's chief executive has confirmed plans to shut down dozens of products that are not seen as core to the firm." BBC 10:24 AM
  • "Google updates Chrome for Android: More languages, no flash, still in beta" The Register 12:08 PM
  • "Google shares lessons learned as early software-defined network adopter" Network World 11:38 AM
  • "Google Earth Adds Balloon, Kite Imagery" PCWorld 11:34 AM
  • "Gmail outage much broader than originally reported: Google initially underestimated the number of affected users, which likely topped 30 million" IDG News Service 11:04 AM
  • "Google boss clarifies open web remarks and praises Apple and Facebook" V3 12:12 PM
  • "Ice Cream Sandwich flavoring Acer A100, A500 next week" CNET News 10:13 AM
  • "AT&T Boosts Data Levels in Prepaid Service" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:46 AM
  • "ASML upbeat despite fall in profits" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 10:46 AM
  • "RIM seeking to shore up market share" MarketWatch 12:43 PM
  • "RIM Launches in India Low-cost Phone for Emerging Markets" IDG News Service 11:34 AM
  • "Homeland Security can now tap into your Xbox Live account" TG Daily 10:39 AM
  • "Spotify announces 1.5B Facebook shares, 50B people reached and 1500 years spent in apps" The Next Web 9:00 AM
  • "Rumor: Google to keep Motorola and try to copy Apple's forumla for success" IntoMobile 7:44 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "TUAW TV Live at 5 PM ET: The iOS photography episode" TUAW 12:14 PM
  • "Q&A With Bill Amend, Creator Of FoxTrot (And Certified Geek)" TechCrunch 10:36 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "The iPhone 5 is rumored to be shifting from Glass to Liquidmetal"  Patently Apple 7:42 AM
  • "Next Flagship Phones of Samsung and Apple Adopt Innovative Materials: Samsung Electronics and Apple, the two leaders of the global smart phone industry, shift the focus of their competition to new materials." Korea IT News 7:43 AM
  • "Rumor: iPhone 5 to Launch at WWDC with Liquidmetal Back" The Mac Observer 12:54 PM
  • "'Liquid metal' iPhone 5 to launch at WWDC in June?" T3 9:57 PM
  • "Apple cashes in as memory reseller"  MarketWatch 8:10 AM
  • "MacBook Air, ultrabook chips coming as second Intel launch: You'll have to wait until June for the big wave of Ivy Bridge-based systems to break." CNET News 8:27 AM
  • "Intel Follows Apple's Lead across the Board" Patently Apple 9:58 AM
  • "New Intel processors 'desktop only', new iMac soon? Could Apple ship a new iMac next week?" Macworld UK 7:59 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Hyperlight For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $1.99)" Apple Sliced 8:59 AM
  • "Word Cup For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:59 AM
  • "Blockado Jungle For iPhone Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:59 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Deals" MacPrices 8:26 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:26 AM
  • "17" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:26 AM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 20 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 8:22 AM
  • "Get Parallels 7, Kasperky Internet Security together for $79.99" FairerPlatform 10:39 AM

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Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "G-RAID with Thunderbolt an impressive performer" Macworld 3:56 PM
  • "AirGenius 5: Air cleaner sounds like an Apple product but isn't" CNET News 4:13 PM
  • "Gadget Review Battle! The Logitech UE Air Speaker VS The Sony RDP-XA700IP" TechCrunch 12:14 PM
  • "IHome IDM11 Is Small, Versatile Speaker" MacNews 8:49 AM
  • "Reviews: Odoyo AirCoat for iPad 2/iPad (3rd-Gen)" iLounge 3:56 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Additional Themes For iBooks Author Get Rid Of The Textbook Look" Cult of Mac 10:43 AM
  • "Snapguide - A cool app for building and discovering step-by-step instructions (Video)" Insanely Great Mac 8:43 AM
  • "Fileboard Review: An effective way of collaborating on work projects, all within the Cloud." 148Apps 10:42 AM
  • "Venice Past & Present Review: Learn about the history and culture of Venice in this educational app!" 148Apps 1:14 PM
  • "Fibble for iPhone and iPad: Great graphics help physics puzzle game come to life" Macworld 8:18 AM
  • "Review: Baseball scores big with At Bat mobile app" Associated Press 4:22 PM
  • "If You Like Plinko, Scramblies Is Right Up Your Alley" PadGadget 8:34 AM
  • "Core Dump: iOS Apps to Keep You Up All Night" Wired 12:35 PM
  • "'Avernum: Escape From the Pit HD' for iPad Review – A Rewarding History Lesson" Touch Arcade 8:34 AM
  • "Nightlings Review: Protect the night from hordes of cute but determined monsters." 148Apps 8:35 AM
  • "StickWars 3 Review: A fun flick em up castle defense game." 148Apps 10:42 AM
  • "Cubemen Review: Cubemen is a tower defense game that has players commanding blocky soldiers in order to protect their base and annihilate their enemies." 148Apps 3:11 PM
  • "Ascendancy Review: Ascendancy is pretty much the must-have 4X (explore, expand, exploit, and exterminate) for iOS strategy lovers." 148Apps 3:32 PM
  • "Success Story Review: A simple, to the point Time Management game that will still provide enjoyment." 148Apps 12:46 PM
Tips
  • "How to Zoom the Camera on iPhone" OS X Daily 11:16 AM
  • "Permission to Procrastinate: Wait to Get a New Laptop" AllThingsD 8:21 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Apple supplier monitoring shows 95% overtime compliance in March" AppleInsider 11:40 PM
  • "Steve Jobs' revenge from Oracle vs. Google" MarketWatch 11:39 PM
  • "Hong Kong student behind Steve Jobs-Apple logo tribute lands Coca Cola ad project" The Next Web 11:38 PM
  • "360,000 iPhone Photos Will Create One 'Revolutionary Mosaic' [VIDEO] Mashable 9:59 PM
  • "Retina Display Revisited For The iPad" Jonesblog 9:49 PM
  • "Rumors Escalate--Can iPad Mini Be Far Behind?" InformationWeek [Subscription Required for Full Article] 4:11 PM
  • "New iPad bloat could push average web page size to 5 MB" pingdom blog 3:08 PM
  • "Apple's next iPhone launch could be most important in smartphone history" BGR 12:47 PM
  • "Intel's Letexo Brings the Hybrid Tablet/Laptop Party — So Where's Apple's?" Techland 12:13 PM
  • "Did Apple snub China iPad launch over trademark mess?" 9 to 5 Mac 12:03 PM
  • "Sergey Brin: I Didn't Actually Conflate Government Censorship With Apple and Facebook" AllThingsD 1:17 PM
  • "Sergey Brin: Apple, Facebook comments taken out of context" Electronista 11:08 AM
  • "Apple's Business Model Vulnerability, Exposed by a French Upstart" Forbes 10:55 AM
  • "The Macalope Daily: A tough sell" Macworld [Insider Content] 10:42 AM
  • "Samuel L. Jackson vs Zooey Deschanel: Who's the Better Siri Shill?" LAPTOP Magazine 10:42 AM
  • "Can an Apple datacenter deliver local jobs?" ZDNet 10:36 AM
  • "Ultrabooks, MacBook Air, and the Need for Inspiration" Tech.pinions 9:58 AM
  • "Dear Aunt TUAW: What is this remote?" TUAW 8:20 AM
  • "Apple Needs To Give Us 'Video Screenshots' In iOS"  App Advice 8:11 AM
  • "Apple's 9.8% Tax Rate: Entirely Mind Gargling Nonsense"  Forbes 7:53 AM
  • "Reuters claims 'Apple investors brace for more turbulence" MacDailyNews 7:49 AM
  • "Is Apple really building a television set? Analysts placing bets on the rumoured Apple Smart Television should stop getting so excited. It might not happen." Macworld UK 7:59 AM
  • "An Apple TV: The Love Of Hype Before The Storm Of Disappointment" PixoBebo 7:49 AM
  • "Apple shouldn't squander its lead in wearables; an iWatch isn't enough"  ZDNet 7:45 AM
Non-Apple
  • "An Intimate Session with the New Samsung Smart TV" vernonchan 3:31 PM
  • "Yahoo axes 50 'non-core' products: What's next?" ZDNet 12:29 PM
  • "Amazon's Secretive Cloud Carries 1 Percent of the Internet" Wired Magazine 12:22 PM
  • "Tech Figures on the TIME 100 List" Techland 12:10 PM
  • "Report: The Fastest 4G and 3G Wireless Networks in America" Techland 12:09 PM
  • "Sony whips out new optical mass storage format: Hirai's bid for glory looks a lot like Blu-ray..." The Register 12:07 PM
  • "New $150 Android 4.0 tablet could shake up market" TG Daily 12:03 PM
  • "51: HotHardware's Two and A Half Geeks Webcast - April 18, 2012" HotHardware 11:47 AM
  • "We're Number 2! NYC second-biggest in tech startups, study says" New York Post 11:27 AM
  • "How fast is your smartphone's data connection? Depends on where you are." Houston Chronicle 11:01 AM
  • "Will CIOs Vanish Into The Cloud?" Forbes 10:55 AM
  • "Two thirds of web 'cookies' are for ads" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 10:45 AM
  • "Six Things Google Drive Must Do To Compete With Dropbox, Apple's iCloud, Microsoft Cloud, and Box" Forbes 10:06 AM
  • "Secrets of Facebook's success: Virality" VentureBeat [Free Registration Required] 9:53 AM
  • "Permission to Procrastinate: Wait to Get a New Laptop" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:40 AM
  • "Intel, Microsoft said hoping Windows 8 pushes iPad under 50%" Electronista 8:12 AM
  • "Dear Google: we need a quality reverse phone number lookup for Google Voice" ZDNet 8:01 AM
Humor/Cartoons
  • "Samuel L. Jackson's Real Siri Ad" [Warning: Strong Language] YouTube: Slacktory 12:04 PM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Kodak Gallery iOS app: now with 100 percent more physical printing at Target / CVS" Engadget 11:40 PM
  • "Shoot the Worm: nerve training game" prMac 11:33 PM
  • "First Mac Bootable PCI SSD now available from OWC" 9 to 5 Mac 4:23 PM
  • "A Mac's 'Best Friend' Arrives For iOS" App Advice 1:14 PM
  • "iPhone Boom Mic gives you better sound for $40" The Verge 12:47 PM
  • "Wonderopolis Gets Smartphone Apps" Techland 12:13 PM
  • "App lets users hail taxi from smartphone" USA Today 12:13 PM
  • "Forecast Takes The Hassle Out Of Ambient Check-Ins Without Draining Your Battery" TechCrunch 11:17 AM
  • "iPad: The Missing Manual, 4th Edition" O'Reilly 11:11 AM
  • "MagicFrogPad 2Plus Released, Using the Apple Magic Trackpad." PRWeb 11:10 AM
  • "New iOS Time Management Tool Awesome Calendar a Fan Favorite" PRWeb 11:10 AM
  • "Stewie the Duck Launches Free Water Safety App on iTunes" PRWeb 11:10 AM
  • "Eightythree Technology Launches Lock My Downloads for iOS, Providing A Secure Web Browser, Fast Multi-Download Manager And File Manager Solution" PRWeb 11:09 AM
  • "SecuStore Allows iOS, Blackberry, webOS and Desktop Users To Store, Manage And Easily Retrieve Password And Other Sensitive Data, Without Compromising Security" PRWeb 11:09 AM
  • "Hidden Reasons for the Success of Apple, Amazon and Starbucks Revealed in New Book The Customer Experience RevolutionBusiness Wire 11:09 AM
  • "Fotopedia Releases Updated Version of Popular National Parks App for the New iPad" Business Wire 11:09 AM
  • "SAVO Mobile Named Top iPad App for Sales by Corporate Executive Board" Business Wire 11:09 AM
  • "Mutual of Omaha Releases Swim Game Available on Apple's App Store" Business Wire 11:09 AM
  • "The Week in iOS Accessories: Put a ring on it" Macworld 11:08 AM
  • "Will Dynamite Jack Explode Into The App Store?" App Advice 10:38 AM
  • "Cortex Camera Recreates The Human Eye" App Advice 10:38 AM
  • "Don Bluth's Dragon's Lair Digital Comic Series Debuts on the App Store | MacMegasite" MacMegasite 10:35 AM
  • "IWGuide 1.2 for Netflix is now available" jeTap 10:32 AM
  • "Y Charging Cable for Apple iPads and Samsung Galaxy Tabs" USBfever 9:58 AM
  • "360 View Rotating Leather Stand Case Cover for Apple iPad 3 / iPad 2" USBfever 9:58 AM
  • "Do Tablets Offer A 'Post PC Wonderland'?" MacNews 8:50 AM
  • "SoulCalibur gets big multiplayer patch – but not for iPod Touch" Appolicious 8:35 AM
  • "A Keyboard Case That Won't Turn Your iPad into a Hideous Hunchback" Gizmodo 8:26 AM
  • "Apple approves a Bluetooth on/off toggle app for your home screen" iMore 8:22 AM
  • "New Gameplay Trailer for 'Deepworld', an MMO 2D 'Minecraft' Set in a Steampunk World" Touch Arcade 8:22 AM
  • "Third-Party Spotify iPad App Already Available" Cult of Mac 8:17 AM
  • "Logitech's Ultrathin Keyboard Cover Is Your iPad's Perfect Partner" Cult of Mac 8:16 AM
  • "Upcoming Escape From Age Of Monsters Packs A Big Wallop" App Advice 8:11 AM
  • "FireCore Updates aTV Flash (Black) To Version 1.5" App Advice 8:11 AM
  • "Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for the iPad: Smart Cover meets keyboard" ZDNet 8:02 AM
  • "E*TRADE Launches Voice Recognition for iPhone®" Business Wire 7:51 AM
  • "Jailbreak 5.1 Untethered Update: Dev Teams Now Working On Bypassing ASLR" Redmond Pie 7:46 AM
  • "World's First Spy Software for iPad and Android Tablets Hits the Market" prMac 1:48 PM
  • "ABBYY and Larousse Mexico Launch Spanish Dictionary Applications for iOS" prMac 12:15 PM
  • "Paint FX: Photo Effects Editor 3.0 enhanced for new iPad, Retina Display" prMac 8:35 AM
  • "StackTrace app for iPad is the best way to browse Stack Overflow" prMac 7:52 AM
  • "SYS Activity Manager 3.0 for iOS - Mobile Device Memory Optimization" prMac 7:52 AM
  • "The Porter Company, LLC Releases My Very Own ABCs for iPad and iPhone" prMac 7:52 AM
  • "Boat HUD 1.0 - Simple to use speedometer and weather report for iPhone" prMac 7:46 AM
  • "Byte By Byte releases Run And Jump HD" prMac 7:46 AM
  • "Flakey Friends App Publicly Tags Unreliable Friends" prMac 7:46 AM
  • "iOS education developer MES to appear on Lifetime network show" prMac 7:46 AM
  • "Leaping Bytes debuts SaveNShow for iOS - Organize your life on the go" prMac 7:46 AM
  • "MaCai Releases Cheese Crawl - The Minigame Bundle" prMac 7:46 AM
  • "Retro Jump : 1983 - Nostalgia on an iPhone" prMac 7:46 AM
  • "Pro Compass 1.0 now available on the iTunes App Store" prMac 7:41 AM
  • "School Writing 1.0 for iPad - Revolutionary, Teacher-Created Lessons App" prMac 7:41 AM
  • "PuzzlePlus 1.0 Free for iPad - Jigsaw Puzzles of 300+ Free Pictures" prMac 7:41 AM
  • "An app twice a day keeps the dentist away" prMac 7:41 AM
  • "Bite into arcade fun where hunger is the enemy in Guzu for iOS" prMac 7:41 AM
Computer Industry
  • "HP, Samsung, Panasonic Found Dumping New But Defective Gadgets in China Landfill" Tech in Asia 9:56 AM
  • "HP to Build New Printer Manufacturing Facility in China" IDG News Service 11:34 AM
  • "HP to launch 5-7 ultrabooks in 2H12" DigiTimes 10:36 AM
  • "HP aims to fix BYOD woes with enterprise mobility platform" V3 12:12 PM
  • "HP says commercial software vulnerabilities down almost 20% across industry" Network World 11:37 AM
  • "Ahead of the Bell: Day 3 of Oracle-Google Trial/Google CEO Page among witnesses on third day of Oracle-Google trial" Associated Press 10:09 AM
  • "Oracle's Ellison Takes on Google's Page in Courtroom Showdown" PC Magazine 11:31 AM
  • "Google's Page Says He Can't Recall Java Email" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:34 PM
  • "Google CEO does not recall email on Java: Larry Page testifies in patent dispute with Oracle over Sun software" MarketWatch 3:08 PM
  • "Ellison Raps Google for Not Licensing Java" eWeek 10:39 AM
  • "Google: Oracle failed in smartphones" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 9:54 AM
  • "Google: Oracle, Sun blew it on a Java smartphone" CNET News 10:13 AM
  • "Larry Page plays defense in Oracle-Google trial" CNET News 12:55 PM
  • "Google's Page goes on defensive against Oracle lawyers at trial" ZDNet 12:28 PM
  • "How Oracle makes sense of Java: Oracle's chief architects for Java explain the value of the language and its related APIs after the acquisition from Sun." CNET News 3:09 PM
  • "If Microsoft is patient, it can win: As Microsoft works on Windows Phone, Windows 8, and Xbox, users will be pulled back into its orbit, one product at a time" InfoWorld 11:04 AM
  • "Windows 8 Tablets: 32 Models In 2012? Microsoft and hardware makers will reportedly ship more than 30 Windows 8 tablets for holiday season; timing matches details in Microsoft document leaked earlier this week." InformationWeek 9:52 PM
  • "Microsoft aims to make iPad an underdog with Windows 8" CNET News 10:12 AM
  • "Intel/Microsoft aim to push down iPad global market share under 50% by mid-2013" DigiTimes 10:36 AM
  • "Microsoft's iPad Killers Will Lack A Critical Feature" Business Insider 12:51 PM
  • "Windows Phone 8 'Apollo' Should Be Windows RT" PCWorld 11:32 AM
  • "Microsoft's Windows Store goes global with 33 more countries" CNET News 9:43 PM
  • "Microsoft bigs up open source, then stuffs it under the sofa" The Register 12:08 PM
  • "Xbox Live offering free entertainment this weekend: Microsoft is kicking off an extra long weekend of freebies for non-Xbox Live Gold members, including access to YouTube, Netflix, and Hulu Plus." CNET News 10:13 AM
  • "Homeland Security can now tap into your Xbox Live account" TG Daily 12:03 PM
  • "IBM's First Quarter: Where's The Growth? Big Blue might need to further cut costs to meet earnings goals as its top line sputters, but customers could suffer if it's too aggressive." InformationWeek 1:07 PM
  • "IBM: Is Q1's Mixed Bag Cause for Concern?" Barron's 3:34 PM
  • "Lenovo CEO: 'We've never been so close to the top'" ZDNet 12:30 PM
  • "Intel's first smartphone coming this week" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 9:54 AM
  • "First Intel Inside smartphone coming from Lava this week: Lava International's Xolo X900 will be launched in India and will have a Medfield Atom processor" IDG News Service 11:36 AM
  • "Intel's Palmer Says U.K. Consumer Market 'Tough'" [Video Report] Bloomberg 10:04 AM
  • "Intel says 25% of shipments will be on 22-nm in Q2" EE Times 10:37 AM
  • "Intel launches SSD 330 Series entry-level drives at dirt-cheap prices" ZDNet 12:30 PM
  • "Forbes Earnings Preview: Advanced Micro Devices" Forbes 12:47 PM
  • "Cisco's ties to spin-in confirmed: CEO Chambers says $100 million invested in Insieme, with a $750 million cap" Network World 11:37 AM
  • "Cisco CEO Chambers vows channel commitment: Networking veteran insists market is improving for resellers" t 11:38 AM
  • "Cybersecurity Bill Revised to Ease Privacy Concerns" CIO 11:37 AM
  • "Sir Tim Berners-Lee: Block internet monitoring plan" BBC 10:23 AM
  • "Tim Berners-Lee: Demand your data from Facebook, Google, Twitter" ZDNet 12:29 PM
  • "ICANN Blames Attachment Snafu for Domain Application Shutdown" PC Magazine 11:30 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Goldman: Apple Is A Screaming Buy, It's About To Crush Earnings, And All That Noise About Carrier Subsidies Is Bunk"  Business Insider 8:17 AM
  • "Apple: Goldman Pounds The Table, Boosts Target To $750" Forbes 10:32 AM
  • "Apple Shares a Buy at Goldman Amid 'Very Big Year'" Bloomberg 10:31 AM
  • "Goldman Sachs Still ♥ Apple" WSJ Blogs 10:31 AM
  • "Apple Gets Goldman Price Hike" TheStreet 9:58 AM
  • "Goldman Sachs puts $750 price target on Apple shares" Edible Apple 2:01 PM
  • "Apple investors brace for more turbulence: Apple Inc's results will be dissected more closely than ever next week, after a share swoon raised concerns on Wall Street that the stock's gravity-defying rally may be losing steam." Reuters 12:57 PM
  • "Was This The Report That Caused Apple's Stock To Dive?" Associated Press 8:10 AM
  • "Google And Apple: Why I Own Them Both" Forbes 4:23 PM
Industry News
  • "Asia Markets: Japan stocks lag, but Seoul, Sydney edge higher" MarketWatch 9:09 PM
  • "Intel, IBM weigh down techs, but Yahoo rises: Tech behemoths lead decliners on Dow Jones Industrial Index" MarketWatch 9:47 AM
  • "U.S. stocks sink as Intel, IBM results disappoint: Investors waiting on Thursday's jobless-claims data" MarketWatch 9:08 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Decline as Intel, IBM Tumble After Results" Bloomberg 10:26 AM
  • "Stocks Stumble, Finish Near Lows" TheStreet 9:08 PM
  • "Stocks retreat amid 'lingering anxieties'" CNNMoney 4:27 PM
  • "Stocks Close at Session Lows, Led by Techs" CNBC 4:27 PM
  • "Stocks dip as US tech companies fall" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 4:27 PM
  • "Dow Closes Lower: Lackluster earnings from a pair of blue-chip technology companies weighed on the Dow Jones Industrial Average, handing the index its first loss in three days." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:28 PM
  • "Stocks: Gearing up for more earnings" CNNMoney 9:30 AM
  • "Canada shares mostly lower; SXC Health bucks trend" MarketWatch 12:46 PM
  • "Banks drag London shares lower" MarketWatch 12:44 PM
  • "Asian Tech Stocks Buoyed By Intel Results" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:45 AM
  • "Asia Stocks Rise as IMF Outlook, Spain Debt Ease Global Concern" Bloomberg 9:55 AM
  • "Spanish Stocks Slide" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 12:39 PM
  • "European Stocks Decline; Repsol, Santander Lead Losses in Madrid" Bloomberg 9:55 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Spanish stocks lead losses in Europe/Iberdrola tumbles on stake sale news" MarketWatch 9:41 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 9:10 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 12:47 PM

 
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