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MacSurfer's Archive: Thursday, April 19, 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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  • "Steve Jobs' revenge from Oracle vs. Google" ["With Oracle alleging Google's Android software infringes on its intellectual property, Ellison has become an unwitting avenger for his friend, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs."]  MarketWatch 8:08 AM
  • "Steve Jobs' Greatest Invention: The Apple Retail Store/The iPad, iPhone, iPod, Mac and plenty of other Apple products are no doubt great devices, but the greatest invention of Apple cofounder Steve Jobs may well have been the Apple Retail Store. The way they're designed, organized and run has played a part in elevating the status of gadgets themselves."  MacNewsWorld 9:02 AM
  • "Apple the myth of 'The Law of Large Numbers"  Network World 7:47 AM
  • "iPhone 5 Will Spike Apple Shares, and You Know It" AllThingsD 8:18 AM
  • "Apple, Google fail to dismiss poaching lawsuit: Apple Inc, Google Inc, Intel Corp and four other technology companies were ordered by a judge to face an antitrust lawsuit claiming they illegally agreed not to poach each other's employees." Reuters 9:51 AM
  • "Federal judge allows antitrust case to proceed against tech heavyweights: A federal judge has allowed an antitrust lawsuit to proceed against tech heavyweights Apple, Google, Intel and others, saying there is ample evidence to suggest the companies colluded to keep each other from raiding their employees." San Jose Mercury News 4:16 PM
  • "Samsung claims Apple infringed eight patents in reply to Apple suit: Samsung filed a response to Apple's complaint in a federal court in California" IDG News Service 8:38 AM
  • "Samsung claims eight more patent infringements by Apple" CNET News 10:04 AM
  • "How many iPads (new and old) did Apple sell last quarter? The estimates range from 9 to 15.6 million. The best analysts' consensus: 11 million" Fortune 8:43 AM
  • "Apple Wants Trial On Ebook Price-Fixing: Lawyer" Reuters 9:00 AM
  • "Apple wants a trial in e-book case, report says" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 8:50 AM
  • "Tim Cook named to TIME 100 list of world's most influential people" ZDNet 8:38 AM
  • "Mac Trojan Fallout: Apple Security Glory Days Gone? Apple's reputation as an unattractive target for malware writers changed when the Flashback trojan hit more than 600,000 Macs. But Windows security still looks worse."  InformationWeek 8:50 AM
  • "Apple iCloud Mail, Notes Experiences Outage" PC Magazine 8:50 AM
  • "Report: Apple Giving Away Free Copies of 'Snow Leopard'" PC Magazine 4:17 PM
  • "Apple Gives $29 Snow Leopard Upgrade Away for Free to Some" PCWorld 8:09 AM
  • "MobileMe Users Being Enticed to OS X Lion with Free Snow Leopard Offer" Mac|Life 8:31 AM
  • "Apple Offering Free Snow Leopard To Encourage iCloud Adoption" AppleBitch 8:31 AM
  • "Mac OS X Mountain Lion developer preview 3 notes hint at changes to come with Safari web browser" O'Grady's PowerPage 9:34 AM
  • "Jigsaw to host mysterious Adobe Event next Thursday: Adobe has announced that it will launch Creative Suite 6 (CS6) on Monday April 23..." Macworld UK 8:27 AM
  • "Lion Server: Workgroup Manager may be unable to create a computer list in Active Directory" Apple Support 9:33 PM
  • "About Energy Saver sleep and idle modes in Mac OS X" Apple Support 8:50 PM
  • "How to Access Multiple Mac User Accounts Simultaneously from iPad" The Mac Observer 3:53 PM
  • "Mac Tip: Zero Brightness In Mac OS X Lion" MacTrast 9:03 AM
  • "How You Can Play Classic Video Arcade Games On Your Mac For Free" NoodleMac 7:45 AM
  • "The Classiest Mac App Ever Captures Memories Of Your Child's First Years" Mac 360 7:45 AM
  • "How To Keep Track Of Recent Files And Folders On Your Mac" TeraTalks 7:46 AM
  • "Got Lighting Problems In Your Photos? Try The Mac App That Corrects Lighting And Exposure" McSolo 7:46 AM
  • "A New And Easy Way To Use Your Mac To Focus More On Your Writing" Mac 360 7:46 AM
  • "Why You'll Love The Free Mac App That Brings Chicken Recipes To Your Screen" BohemianBoomer 7:45 AM
  • "The anatomy of Flashfake. Part 1" ["It is a family of malware for Mac OS X. The first versions of this type of threat were detected in September 2011. In March 2012 around 700,000 computers worldwide were infected by Flashback."] SecureList 11:33 AM
  • "OS X Isn't as Secure as Everyone Claims It Is" Gizmodo 4:26 PM
  • "OS X Mass Exploitation - Why Now?"  SecureList 9:50 AM
Press Releases
  • "NAB News Hightlights: Nvidia, Maxon, Autodesk, more..." Architosh 4:05 PM
  • "DropKey Brings Effortless File Encryption to the Mac" prMac 8:57 AM
  • "PDF2Office® Professional v6.0 – Convert Windows XPS files and PDF files to OmniGraffle, Excel, Word, PowerPoint and other formats." Recosoft 8:32 AM
  • "WellRedApps Intros DropKey Easy File Encryption & Sharing" The Mac Observer 8:20 AM
  • "Chronos Announces LaunchMagic 4" Chronos 7:55 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Claims of Apple's tax dodging are untrue: Greenlining Institute has a report out claiming that Apple is avoiding paying tax in the United States" Macworld UK 8:26 AM
  • "Apple retail stores most successful on high street: New data shows Apple is 17 times more successful than the average retailer in the US" Macworld UK 8:26 AM
  • "Apple and Greenpeace Trade Blows in Data Center Grudge Match" Wired Magazine 11:44 AM
  • "Apple seeks to redefine 3G as 4G: Apple is seeking to redefine Australia's 3G networks as being '4G', according to a new filing in the Federal Court." ZDNet Australia 10:01 AM
  • "Apple defends iPad in Australia, claims '4G' branding is correct" AppleInsider 6:23 PM
  • "iPhone Sales Once Again Top Android Smartphones on Verizon" PC Magazine 4:17 PM
  • "iPhone propels Verizon subscriber growth as profit rises: Verizon added 501,000 net contract subscribers, likely driven by the continued popularity of the iPhone 4S. It sold 3.2 million iPhones, and 2.1 million 4G LTE smartphones." CNET News 8:36 AM
  • "Verizon's first-quarter iPhone sales reach 3.2 million units as iPhone 4S launch demand subsides" The Next Web 8:37 AM
  • "Signs of slowing in wireless industry after fourth-quarter iPhone binge" Bloomberg News 8:37 AM
  • "UBS Uses IPad to Let Clients Help Design Trading Algorithms" Bloomberg 11:55 AM
  • "Study: Arabic mobile advertising is a market wide open for the taking" The Next Web 8:37 AM
  • "Top Apple Exec Phil Schiller Quit Instagram Because It Went To Android" Business Insider 4:20 PM
  • "Apple Marketing SVP Phil Schiller dumps Instagram over expansion to Android" 9 to 5 Mac 6:38 PM
  • "Steve Jobs tribute designer creates Coca-Cola ad campaign: The student who designed the Steve Jobs tribute that went viral last year has designed a new poster for Coca-Cola" Macworld UK 8:27 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Anonymous Builds New Haven For Stolen Data: Saying Pastebin has censored its posts, Anonymous creates AnonPaste, a new site where hacktivists can dump stolen data." InformationWeek 12:01 PM
  • "AT&T hopes to make Watson key element in mobile apps" CNET News 11:59 AM
  • "Micron, Sandisk looking to ultrabooks to bolster memory sales" MarketWatch 11:52 AM
  • "New technique boosts efficiency of multi-hop wireless networks" ZDNet 11:44 AM
  • "Researchers develop chip that could give mobile phones X-ray vision" V3 11:35 AM
  • "Quirky inventions go on display at Geneva gadget fair" Associated Press 11:22 AM
  • "Sony Releases Developer Tools for Hardware-independent PlayStation Games" IDG News Service 11:12 AM
  • "Xtex's $150 Android Tablet Takes Aim at Kindle Fire" PCWorld 11:11 AM
  • "The end of Awesome (for now)" The Canadian Press [Free Registration Required] 10:36 AM
  • "Qualcomm warns of smartphone Snapdragon chip shortage" BBC 10:30 AM
  • "MIT and others launch a tech education revolution" Computerworld 10:21 AM
  • "Google Cloud Print, Now With PDF Power" Webmonkey 11:38 AM
  • "Google TV's Movies App Adds Recommendations" PC Magazine 11:08 AM
  • "Google warns 20,000 websites they could be infected with malware: The sites could be infected with JavaScript redirect malware and servers could be compromised, Google warned" IDG News Service 10:20 AM
  • "Amazon Web Services offers one-click purchase of cloud apps from IBM, SAP, others" IDG News Service 10:20 AM
  • "Samsung Responds, Denies Dumping E-Waste in China" Tech in Asia 9:47 AM
  • "EMC First-Quarter Earnings Advances 23% on Storage Sales" Bloomberg 10:13 AM
  • "Verizon adds a half million subscribers in 1Q" Reuters [Free Registration Required] 10:18 AM
  • "Nokia CEO says confident in Windows Phone, sales team" Reuters 9:56 AM
  • "Watch Out: There's A Fake Instagram App For Android That Can Read Your Text Messages" Business Insider 9:53 AM
  • "Google Warns 20,000 Websites That Could Be Infected With Malware" IDG News Service 8:36 AM
  • "Interview: Justin Williams/In our ongoing series of interviews with developers and creators in the Apple community, I recently had the chance to talk with Justin Williams, the founder of Second Gear and developer of Today, Elements, and MarkdownMail." MacStories 4:38 PM
  • "iPhone & iPad Live 290: iPhone 4S six months later" iMore 4:24 PM
  • "Mac Geek Gab Premium Podcast: MGG 393: Waking Drives, GPS Pictures, App Associations & Speed!" The Mac Observer 9:54 AM
  • "Why The iPad Has To Be Made In China"  iFixit 4:22 PM
  • "iPhone 5 may launch in October due to Qualcomm supply issues" CNET News 4:40 PM
  • "iPhone 5: Thinner, lighter, faster --and poured?" Computerworld 7:55 AM
  • "How 'Liquidmetal' Could Give the Next iPhone Its Special Swagger" Wired 8:36 AM
  • "iPhone 4S sales strong globally, but slowing in developed markets - report" AppleInsider 9:53 AM
  • "iPad Drives Flash Memory Sales Up 8%" WSJ Blogs 11:57 AM
Apple Patent Applications
  • "Apple Invents Next-Generation Connectors for Slimmer Devices" Patently Apple 3:51 PM
  • "Apple Invents New Method to Add Signatures to E-Documents" Patently Apple 8:46 AM
  • "Apple Patent Involves Generating Geographically Based Slideshows" MacNews 8:46 AM
  • "Apple Working On A Means Of Capturing Digital Signatures" MacNews 8:31 AM
  • "Apple's Gonna Make Sure You Follow Its App Usage Policies" MacNews 9:01 AM
  • "Apple Files Patent for Shanghai's Apple Store Glass Panel Design" Patently Apple 10:34 AM
  • "Apple looking to patent design of huge glass cylinder at Shanghai store" AppleInsider 8:57 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "AngerOfStick2 For iPhone Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:44 AM
  • "Edge For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $2.99)" Apple Sliced 8:44 AM
  • "Snoticles By Adult Swim For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:44 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:29 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:29 AM
  • "Best Mac prices: Airport Express, $69; Base Station, $129" FairerPlatform 10:08 AM

  • "The Incipio Le Deux is a sleek, slender case for your iPhone 4/4S" Macworld 9:34 AM
  • "Video Review: Color Shields, New Colors for iPhone 4/4s" Run Around Tech 8:59 AM
  • "iHome IDM11Rechargeable Portable Bluetooth Speaker Review" Run Around Tech 11:53 AM
  • "Pixma MG2120 is a color inkjet MFP with pricey black ink" Macworld 9:03 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Seven Instagram alternatives for iOS" Macworld 4:34 PM
  • "Spankingly Good App: Pocket (Formerly Read It Later) For iOS" AppleBitch 4:05 PM
  • "Review: MLB At Bat Mobile Apps" Techland 11:55 AM
  • "Voice Assistant – Just Use Your Voice Review: It's not exactly ground-breaking, but Voice Assistant does make certain tasks easier." 148Apps 9:34 AM
  • "Screenfeeder Is A Gorgeous Way To Display Social Feeds On Your iPhone, iPad Or TV" TechCrunch 9:34 AM
  • "Runmeter now on its 7th lap comes with iCloud data backup and a new $2.99 price point" The Next Web 8:37 AM
  • "Shark Dash Review – Clean Flinging For Rubber Duckies | iPhone App/Game Reviews, iPad App/Game Reviews, Apple, Mac, iOS, and App News At AppleNApps" Apple'n'Apps 4:35 PM
  • "Cinegif Text Review: A nice but expensive way of creating animated GIFs and messaging them to friends." 148Apps 4:26 PM
  • "Auto-Tune Star Review: Auto-Tune Star lacks in making the voice sound professional and polished." 148Apps 11:47 AM
  • "Puncho Fighto Review: It's not exactly brimming with deep combo systems or intuitive counter attacks, but Puncho Fighto is a clever little iOS fighter." 148Apps 8:59 AM
  • "Sort Force Review: Stay on beat to keep the sorting going in this offbeat rhythm game." 148Apps 10:42 AM
  • "Crow Review: Crow is a unique game where the player controls a crow through some free-roaming and on-rail gameplay." 148Apps 4:37 PM
  • "Changing the iPad's Picture Frame settings Tips" iLounge 4:23 PM
  • "iPad Heat Dissipation and Cases" iLounge 12:12 PM
  • "Dear Aunt TUAW: Why can't I find a USB hub that charges my iPad?" TUAW 8:56 AM
  • "Cassandra -Friday Review -The Weekend Arrives" eXtensions 9:29 PM
  • "Crave readers imagine their dream Apple product: We asked readers to paint a picture of their ultimate Apple product, and they dreamed up everything from a souped-up iPod Nano watch to gesture-controlled headphones and iEye augmented-reality contact lenses." CNET News 4:41 PM
  • "Daring Fireball Linked List: Horace Dediu on Apple's iPhone Profit Margins" Daring Fireball 4:37 PM
  • "Who Is the Ebook Villain, Apple or Amazon?" Low End Mac 4:35 PM
  • "Apple Blundered A Little With The New iPad" Seeking Alpha 11:53 AM
  • "Carriers ponder Apple iPhone subsidy uprising: Will it work?" ZDNet 11:47 AM
  • "Intel's Ivy Bridge will Thunderbolt into the mainstream" FairerPlatform 10:08 AM
  • "The Macalope Daily: Fire everything!" Macworld [Insider Content] 9:53 AM
  • "iPhone 5: Will a Liquidmetal design restore its status symbol powers?" Electricpig 9:26 AM
  • "Why Apple's next iPhone launch is so important" iDownload Blog 9:03 AM
  • "Rush Limbaugh's iPhone Says 'Obama's Minions Are Taking Over And There's Nothing You Can Do About It'" 9 to 5 Mac 9:55 AM
  • "Rush Limbaugh: You won't believe what my iPhone 4S did in the car this morning" MacDailyNews 8:52 AM
  • "How Nike, Apple Win With 'Repeatability'" [Video Report] TheStreet 8:26 AM
  • "IF The Next IPhone Is LTE Ready, The Timing May Be Perfect" MacNews 7:55 AM
  • "Which Do You Prefer? A Sexy New Partner? Or, A New iPad?" PixoBebo 7:45 AM
  • "The Idiocy of Blaming Video Games for the Norway Massacre" Forbes 11:55 AM
  • "Most smartphone owners use devices for travel planning" ZDNet 11:44 AM
  • "I Bought Something from a Best Buy Vending Machine, and It Didn't Go So Well" Techland 11:33 AM
  • "Biggest hurdle facing Nokia — 'It's Lumia or bust'" ZDNet 11:44 AM
  • "Nokia May Be Down, But They're Not Out" TechCrunch 11:26 AM
  • "BYOD battle: A tale of two opposing IT viewpoints" Network World 11:13 AM
  • "'Ice Cream Sandwich' makes the Galaxy Tab a little sweeter: Samsung Android tablet hardware is essentially unchanged, but new UI is easier to use -- except for Web browsing" InfoWorld 10:38 AM
  • "Compared: HTC's One X, One S and Evo 4G LTE" Techland 11:33 AM
  • "Managing Distraction: How and Why to Ignore Your Inbox" Forbes 10:31 AM
  • "Broadband Internet Can Save Startups $16K a Year: Report" eWeek 10:28 AM
  • "Best portable Bluetooth speakers for less than $100" CNET News 10:01 AM
  • "Amazon's Software Rental Store" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:54 AM
  • "Beware fake Instagram app on Android" USA Today 11:39 AM
  • "What to consider before signing up for Google Drive" Computerworld 10:21 AM
  • "Oracle Vs. Google Could Impact All Of Software" Seeking Alpha 9:53 AM
  • "Dell's XPS Ultrabook Challenge is Not So Ultra" Tech in Asia 9:46 AM
  • "Oracle Vs. Google Could Impact All Of Software" Seeking Alpha 10:42 AM
  • "Why My Next Tablet Will Run Windows 8" Tech.pinions 9:25 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Autism awareness, iPads and developers" The Loop 6:51 PM
  • "Midway Arcade Gets Updated, Now Compatible With iCade" PadGadget 4:35 PM
  • "Dragon's Lair Comics Come to iOS" 148Apps 4:34 PM
  • "Shazam Player is available for the iPad" TUAW 4:34 PM
  • "Spankingly Good App: Pocket (Formerly Read It Later) For iOS" Apple Bitch 4:06 PM
  • "Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover Case For iPad" MacPrices 12:32 PM
  • "Emotuned - free music platform for composers" [From PR email: "This new site, available as a rich web application (iTunes like, made using Cappuccino - Cocoa web framework - and CSS3) allows indie composers to sell their music for free (full royalties - minus Papal fees), with a HD quality (lossless 16bit or 24bit), fair pricing (5$/euros for a 10 tracks albums) and fair ranking system (open)."] Emotuned 11:09 AM
  • "Shazam Player Now Available for iPad" MacStories 10:42 AM
  • "Roc-A-Tac Mashes Tic-tac-toe with Rock-paper-scissors" 148Apps 10:38 AM
  • "Another Siri-Like App, Voice Answer, Hits The App Store For Those Of Us Without The iPhone 4S" TechCrunch 10:20 AM
  • "Spotify iPad app 'in the works'" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 10:05 AM
  • "Snapseed 1.4 adds support for iPad Retina display, iOS 5.1" iPodNN 12:13 PM
  • "Snapseed Gets An Update With New Features And Improvements" App Advice 10:03 AM
  • "Major iOS releases today: Macguffin's Curse, Sketch Nation Studio, more" TUAW 9:26 AM
  • "TMO's Jeff Gamet, John F Braun Discuss Mac Security on Mac Roundtable" The Mac Observer 9:12 AM
  • "BitWink Ltd Announces Slideshow Builder 2.1 for iOS - Share Your Slideshows Using iCloud" PRWeb 8:49 AM
  • "EZDRM and Discretix Expand DRM-Protected Video Services to Android and Apple Devices Utilizing Microsoft® PlayReady®" PRWeb 8:49 AM
  • "OpenQ Continues to Lead Industry to the Apple(R) iTunes(R) App Store(SM) with Release of Innovative iPad(R) Application version 1.5 for Life Sciences" PRWeb 8:49 AM
  • "KODAK Gallery Becomes the First Major Online Photo Company to Monetize Mobile Photo Sharing" PRWeb 8:49 AM
  • "ProtectStar iShredder Pro 1.4: New Update Securely Deletes Confidential Data on iPhone & iPad" PRWeb 8:49 AM
  • "SyferLock's GridSoftToken™ Two-Factor Authentication Solution Is Now Available On the iOS and Android Mobile Platforms" PRWeb 8:49 AM
  • "Just Released: AdMall Mobile App for Advertising Sales Professionals" PRWeb 8:48 AM
  • "Apprope Releases TRUTH or DARE - the Ultimate Party Game App" PRWeb 8:48 AM
  • "TeleTweet for iPhone and iPad Uses Morse Code and Retro Design to Turn Tweets into Telegrams" PRWeb 8:48 AM
  • "SpringCM Announces Mobile Apps for iPad, iPhone, Android" Business Wire 8:47 AM
  • "PopCap Releases Major Update for Plants vs. Zombies™ HD for iPad® and Plants vs. Zombies for iPhone® and iPod® Touch" Business Wire 8:47 AM
  • "NI Technology Updates Outlooks for Apple, Advanced Micro Devices, Lattice Semiconductor, SanDisk, and MIPS Technologies" PRNewswire 8:18 AM
  • "Gathering the Apple Industry Chain to Accelerate the Value Growth of Mobile Internet Industry: Macworld Asia 2012 to be held in August in Beijing" PRNewswire 8:16 AM
  • "Critically acclaimed iOS game available free for a limited time" Prank 7:51 AM
  • "Get Plain Text v1.0 - App to Let Users Convert Copied Text to Plain Text" prMac 10:11 AM
  • "Kick the Buddy: Second Kick is a Perfect Method Of Stress Relief" prMac 10:11 AM
  • "ReignDesign's Flockwork debuts on iPad" prMac 8:58 AM
  • "Thursby PKard Reader - World's first secure iPad and iPhone browser" prMac 8:57 AM
  • "Helical Software Releases AudioGopher for iPhone/iPod touch" prMac 7:53 AM
  • "iOS App my facecard Creatively Streamlines Connecting with Contacts" prMac 7:53 AM
  • "Learn to Speak with 5 Billion People" prMac 7:53 AM
  • "Major Update Brings Full iCloud Auto-sync Support to Packing Pro" prMac 7:53 AM
  • "Pigeon Vendetta: The game has never been so dirty" prMac 7:53 AM
  • "Shade 13 3D Pro Suite Announced; Pre-Release Available through Shade X" prMac 7:53 AM
  • "Thursby releases ADmitMac PKI v4.0 for enterprise Mac CAC and PIV cards" prMac 7:53 AM
  • "Guest List Organizer 2.0 for iPad - Guest Tracker with iCloud Support" prMac 7:53 AM
  • "Antique ABCs Free: a unique educational app for iPad and iPhone" prMac 7:53 AM
  • "XChange UK 20th anniversary - Huge Savings on Popular Product Ranges" prMac 7:53 AM
  • "2do BY day Offers Users Simplicity In A Task Manager App" prMac 7:53 AM
  • "Find a Way, Jose! Makes its Way Over to The iPhone and iPad" prMac 7:51 AM
  • "Enso - Your personal home trainer in meditation and pranayama" prMac 7:51 AM
  • "Children's Publisher Releases App Based on Award-Winning Book" prMac 7:51 AM
  • "eSignDashboard App Makes Going Paperless Easy" prMac 7:51 AM
  • "Tabletop Clock 1.0 Released for iPad" prMac 7:51 AM
  • "Panicky Angel 1.0.0 for iOS - Tilt + Touch Fairy Tale Arcade Game" prMac 7:50 AM
  • "Simply Made Apps releases Simple In/Out 3.0 with new group features" prMac 7:50 AM
  • "Chronicle Mini 2.0 Released With Bill Reminder E-mail Service" prMac 7:50 AM
  • "Brand new course on how to make iPhone games 70% early adopter discount" prMac 7:50 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Windows Trips Up H-P's Giant 'iPad' Bet" TheStreet 9:33 AM
  • "HP to establish printer production line with Foxconn in Chongqing, China" DigiTimes 10:26 AM
  • "Microsoft FY Q3 Tops Estimates; Revs $17.41B; EPS 60 Cents (Updated)" Forbes 4:13 PM
  • "Microsoft's Earnings Surpass Expectations: Microsoft said Thursday that its quarterly revenue rose 6 percent on strong sales of its software to businesses, but the company showed weakness in Video games and other newer areas of investment." New York Times [Free Registration Required] 4:12 PM
  • "Microsoft turns in a strong quarter: SQL Server and enterprise products more than hold Microsoft over ahead of the Windows 8 launch as company delivers strong third quarter." CNET News 4:41 PM
  • "Live: Microsoft Windows Revenue Is On The Rise Again, Driving Solid Earnings Beat" Business Insider 4:13 PM
  • "Microsoft beats Street profit view, shares up" Reuters 4:11 PM
  • "Microsoft Profit Slips as Entertainment Sales Fall" [Paid Membership Required] 4:12 PM
  • "Microsoft Earnings Top Estimates; Shares Rise" CNBC 4:11 PM
  • "Microsoft beats targets with sales gain" MarketWatch 4:12 PM
  • "MSFT Rising: FYQ3 Beats, Cuts Expense Outlook" Barron's 4:12 PM
  • "Instant View: Microsoft hitches ride on resilient PC market" Reuters 4:17 PM
  • "Microsoft 3Q Will Be 'Calm Before Storm': Analyst" CNBC 9:53 AM
  • "Microsoft evangelist goofed on Windows Phone 8 upgrade claim" CNET News 10:00 AM
  • "7 Microsoft upgrades that will shake up IT: From Windows Server 8 to Office 15, Microsoft is overhauling its IT portfolio. Here's what to expect" [Slideshow] InfoWorld 10:37 AM
  • "Windows 8 Gets Down to Business/Finally! Windows 8 news about Microsoft's most dedicated customer base: business." PC Magazine 11:07 AM
  • "Windows 8 Enterprise to embrace 'bring your own device' culture" Techworld 11:28 AM
  • "Microsoft tears the wraps off Windows 8 Enterprise: USB boot from your own device" The Register 11:31 AM
  • "Motorola under pressure in Germany from Microsoft patent on event architecture" FOSS Patents 6:37 PM
  • "Dell updates Alienware M14x, m17x, m18x with new GPUs, but no Ivy Bridge yet" CNET News 10:00 AM
  • "Alienware updates gaming laptop lineup for 2012, doesn't refresh M11x" ZDNet 11:44 AM
  • "Google's Tim Lindholm faces off with David Boies on Java license" CNET News 4:40 PM
  • "Oracle Vs. Google: Tour The Evidence" [Slideshow] InformationWeek 12:01 PM
  • "Google engineer says Oracle misinterpreting vital evidence" Electronista 6:35 PM
  • "Oracle vs. Google: Who owns the Java APIs?" InfoWorld 10:38 AM
  • "Oracle vs Google: One claim that should not stand" ZDNet UK 11:46 AM
  • "Advanced Micro Devices: Earnings Preview" Seeking Alpha 9:45 AM
  • "It's Official: Intel Silicon to Finally Appear in a Shipping Smartphone — In India" Wired 11:41 AM
  • "First Intel-powered smartphone to be launched in India" BBC 10:30 AM
  • "Xolo X900: Meet Intel's first smartphone" CNET News 10:01 AM
  • "Intel estimates ultrabook shipments of 20-30 million units in 2012" DigiTimes 10:25 AM
  • "Intel swoops for Korean face recog start-up - reports: Intel has reportedly swooped for Korean face recognition firm Olaworks in a 35 billion won (£19.3m) deal which could be useful for the chip giant in its continuing efforts to break into the smartphone space with its Medfield platform." The Register 11:32 AM
  • "Chipmaker AMD's results beat expectations" Reuters 4:13 PM
  • "AMD Posts a Net Loss but Earnings Beat Forecasts" CNBC 4:11 PM
  • "AMD Rising: Q1 Revenue, EPS Beat" Barron's 4:24 PM
  • "Cisco Announces Its $850 Million Spin-In: Cisco has notified its employees that it has funded an advanced networking startup, called Insieme, with $100 million, with the right to eventually buy the company for as much as $750 million more." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:04 AM
  • "Cisco Invests $100 Million in Insieme With Option to Buy" Bloomberg 4:11 PM
  • "Cisco tries to head off software-defined networks" Network World 11:13 AM
  • "Cisco software to connect branch offices to cloud" Network World 11:14 AM
  • "Internet needs no 'digital handcuffs', says Kroes: Open standards in procurement, less restrictive copyright regimes, and net neutrality can all play a part in freeing internet users from potential 'digital handcuffs', according European Commission digital agenda chief Neelie Kroes." ZDNet UK 11:46 AM
  • "Top mobile apps showcased at DEMO 2012" Network World 11:14 AM
  • "Linux Torvalds Shortlisted for 2012 Millennium Technology Prize" IDG News Service 11:11 AM
  • "Linus Torvalds wins the tech. equivalent of a Nobel Prize: the Millennium Technology Prize." ZDNet 11:43 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple at $590: Another Shot at a Good Deal" Forbes 4:34 PM
  • "Forbes Earnings Preview: Apple" Forbes 4:13 PM
  • "Apple Shares Are Undervalued, May Reach $1,200, Henderson Says" Bloomberg 11:53 AM
  • "What's going on with Apple and Google?" optionMONSTER 8:18 AM
  • "AAPL Slips: Canaccord Cuts FY'12 iPhone Estimate, Ups Target to $740" Barron's 8:17 AM
  • "Apple Target Raised to $740" Forbes 8:38 AM
  • "Canaccord Raises AAPL Target on Strong iPhone, iPad Sales" The Mac Observer 10:34 AM
  • "The Wall Street heretic who called Apple's swoon: He calls himself an 'Apple fanboy,' owns four iPads and two iPhones, follows the company obsessively and predicts it will keep turning blockbuster profits. But whether you should own the stock is another matter." Post-Bulletin: Rochester, MN 8:28 AM
  • "Qualcomm's Pain May Be Apple's Gain" TheStreet 10:04 AM
Industry News
  • "Newest Tech IPO Splunk Doubles on Day One" [Paid Membership Required] 7:05 PM
  • "U.S. stocks fall as data deflect earnings: Europe remains a trouble spot for investors" MarketWatch 4:07 PM
  • "Stocks Retreat as Data Disappoints" TheStreet 4:07 PM
  • "Stocks fall on weak U.S. economic data" CNNMoney 4:07 PM
  • "Wall St edges higher, biotechs lift Nasdaq" Reuters 11:56 AM
  • "U.S. Stocks Slide: Stocks slumped as a trio of disappointing economic readings outweighed better-than-expected earnings from Travelers and others." [Paid Membership Required] 4:08 PM
  • "Stocks: Some optimism, but Europe still a worry" CNNMoney 9:30 AM
  • "Canadian stocks rise on commodities" MarketWatch 11:52 AM
  • "London shares end flat as Europe weakens: Hargreaves Lansdown up 5.1% after asset update" MarketWatch 11:52 AM
  • "Most Asia Stocks Retreat as Exporters Slide on Spanish Bad Loans" Bloomberg 9:44 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Japan stocks drop, but Hong Kong advances" MarketWatch 9:37 AM
  • "European Stocks Higher" [Paid Membership Required] 9:42 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks drop on U.S. data, Spain/Spain's borrowing costs rise as €2.54 billion bonds are sold" MarketWatch 11:48 AM
  • "Markets rise on Spain debt news, China hopes: World stock markets rise on positive Spanish debt auction, China stimulus hopes" Associated Press 9:55 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 4:08 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares down at 1 p.m." Associated Press 4:08 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares down at the close of trading" Associated Press 9:10 PM
  • "Cybersecurity Stocks: The 9 Names to Consider Now" Minyanville 9:46 AM

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