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MacSurfer's Archive: Sunday, April 22, 2012


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

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  • "A smaller version of the iPad? Rumors still swirling about Apple's plans" Associated Press [Free Registration Required] 6:49 PM
  • "iOS Users Surf The Internet More On Their Devices As Compared To Android Users, Study Reveals" Redmond Pie 7:35 AM
  • "Jobs boost for Cork as Apple pledges to create 500 jobs" IrishCentral 9:32 AM
  • "Concerns over mobile take shine off Apple" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 7:32 PM
  • "Apple Sued for their Entire Line-up of Touch Related Products"  Patently Apple 4/21
  • "Samsung pushes ahead with Apple patent suits" AsiaOne 4/21
  • "Apple's ebook price-fixing court battle spills into Canada" AppleInsider 4/21
  • "How Apple Can Conquer The Gaming Industry Without Firing A Shot"  Forbes 4/21
  • "Can Tuesday's earnings Report reverse Apple's 2-week slide?" Fortune 4/21
  • "Apple's big year outshines mixed result for Silicon Valley" Silicon Valley 4/21
  • "Caution over Apple despite sweet sales: iPhone maker faces analysts amid souring relations with network providers" The Independent 4/21
  • "Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Reflects On His Innovations" Neon Tommy 4/21
  • "Apple iPhone Launches in Five U.S. Regional Carriers" Social Barrel 4/21
  • "Apple Makes a Deal with Local Governments for Oregon Data Center" The Mac Observer 4/21
  • "Flashback infections still in the hundreds of thousands" iTWire 11:48 PM
  • "Office 2011 SP2 AutoUpdate on hold" iTWire 11:48 PM
  • "Adobe Intros Creative Suite 6 with Cloud-based Push" The Mac Observer 11:49 PM
  • "Microsoft pulls Office for Mac 2011 SP2 from AutoUpdate" 9 to 5 Mac 6:03 PM
  • "Flashback bonnet still around 650,000 Macs: Russian AV firm says rivals got the numbers wrong, botnet still controls 650,000 Macs" Macworld UK 4/21
  • "Microsoft pulls Office 2011 SP2 AutoUpdate for Mac" AppleInsider 4/21
  • "Microsoft pulls Office 2011 SP2 from AutoUpdate: Following problems with identity database corruption after installing the latest update, Microsoft has pulled the update from its automatic update service." MacFixIt 4/20
  • "Flashback infections down to 30,000" iTWire 4/20
  • "Flashback Mac Infection Rates Underestimated" Intego 4/20
  • "New report says Flashback infections remain high: Russian security firm contradicts Symantec, warns that infections of Mac OS are not declining." CNET News 4/20
  • "Infected WordPress Blogs Blamed for Mac Flashback Trojan" Techworld 4/20
  • "Apple Mac Attack Began With Infected WordPress Sites: Security researchers watch for a possible Flashback comeback by the botnet operators." Dark Reading 4/20
  • "SabPub Malware Infects Unpatched Word and Java Installations" TidBITS 4/20
  • "Apple eases iCloud migration with free Snow Leopard offer" iTWire 4/20
  • "Luxembourg CIRC develops LaunchAgent monitoring tool for OS X: Following a recent procedure I outlined for monitoring LaunchAgents, the Luxembourg CIRC created an easy-to-use setup utility for implementing this feature." MacFixIt 4/21
  • "Should You Disable Java on Your Computer?" TechNewsDaily 4/21
  • "Q&A: MacFixIt Answers/Firmware passwords not resetting on new Mac systems, and more questions answered." CNET Reviews 4/20
  • "DropKey Makes Exchanging Encrypted Files a Snap" TidBITS 4/20
  • "Sharing an iTunes Library around the house" iLounge 4/20
  • "Ask the iTunes Guy: iTunes tips and tricks" Macworld 4/20
  • "24 Multi-Touch Gestures for Mac OS X" OS X Daily 4/20
  • "Mac Tip: A Simpler Way To Set Up Your Email In Mac OS X Lion" MacTrast 4/20
  • "Set Up Multiple Alarms With Howler Timer [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 4/20
  • "How To Add Cartoon Effects To The Movies On Your Mac" McSolo 4/20
  • "How To Bring Google Voice To Your Mac's Menubar (cheap)" Mac 360 4/20
  • "18 Ways To Use A Simple Timer On Your Mac (it times stuff, it's cheap)" NoodleMac 4/20
  • "Keylogger For Fun And Profit On Your Mac (the app that records all your keystrokes)" BohemianBoomer 4/20
  • "10 New Ways One App Improves The Mac's Finder" TeraTalks 4/20
  • "This Mac App Is The Best On The Planet To Manage Secret Information" Mac 360 4/20
  • "Apple Computers Not As Secure As You Might Think" My Interwebz 7:13 AM
  • "Snow Leopard giveaway: Apple showing a light touch" FairerPlatform 4/20
  • "Watching the Mac Flashback Trojan software die in slow motion" Houston Chronicle 4/20
  • "Cybercrime Game Theory: Why Apple's Malware Grace Period Ended Early" Forbes 4/20
Press Releases
  • "iFunia Video Converter for Mac Adds 1080P Support for New iPad" PRWeb 7:14 AM
  • "Adobe Revel 1.2 adds Retina support & more" Adobe 4/21
  • "VoodooPad 5.0 Released With Full DropBox Syncing" Macgasm 4/21
  • "ClamXav 2.2.5: Tweaks Sentry, fixes auto-update issue" FairerPlatform 4/21
  • "Luxology ships Power SubD-NURBS for modo" Architosh 4/20
  • "Luxology ships Power SubD-NURBS for modo" Architosh 4/20
  • "Play Diablo III On Mac For Free All Weekend Long!" Cult of Mac 4/20
  • "Nocturnal Aviation Software releases Mac Fortran development environment" prMac 4/20
  • "MaBaSoft Releases World Clock Deluxe 4.8" prMac 4/20
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Week in Apple: Mac malware saga continues, Jobs interviews, and more" Ars Technica 4/21
  • "Apple's new iPad and iPhone business sections promote iOS' enterprise capabilities" The Verge 4/21
  • "Apple pushing the iPhone to business with new 'iPhone at Work' webpage" iMore 4/21
  • "How Green Is Your iPad? [Infographic] Mashable 4/20
  • "15 percent of TV viewing takes place on tablets, says Viacom" Digital Trends 4/20
  • "Tim Cook Sighted at Valve? Might As Well Have Been Bigfoot Instead" Mac|Life 4/20
  • "Valve: We never met with Apple, but we'd love to! Reports that Tim Cook visited the game designer were fabricated, but Valve wishes they were true" Macworld UK 4/20
  • "Valve: 'No one here was meeting with Tim Cook'" ZDNet 4/20
  • "Oh My Tech: Setting up the iPad for classrooms/iPad » Unfortunately, you can't restrict students from using iMessage on the iPad." Salt Lake Tribune 4/20
  • "Using Empty Beer Bottles to Smuggle iPhone (Video)" M.I.C. Gadget 4/20
  • "Instagram Has 'Jumped the Shark,' Says Top Apple Exec [Updated] Mashable 4/20
  • "Apple's Phil Schiller ditched Instagram when it went Android: Says he liked Instagram when it was a small community of early adopters sharing their photographs, now there's too many people" Macworld UK 4/20
  • "AT&T Watson vs. Apple Siri: Talkin' about a smackdown? AT&T handing over Watson speech recognition technology APIs, SDK to developers in June" Network World 4/20
  • "Commemorative Steve Jobs issue wins award: The D&AD 2012 Yellow Pencil award was given to Bloomberg Businessweek for their issue 'Steve Jobs 1955-2011"." Macworld UK 4/20
  • "Apple Stores Outperforming Other Retailers by a Factor of 17" The Mac Observer 4/20
  • "Apple Highlights Potential For The 'iPhone At Work'" Apple Bitch 4/20
  • "Channel bites Apple's hand off for any old iPads in Q1: Apple sales via independent distributors across Western Europe soared 42 per cent in Q1, figures from channel analyst Context reveal." Channel Register 4/20
  • "Kick the iTunes habit and celebrate Record Store Day" CNET News 4/20
  • "How Pomplamoose Got Lucky With Apple's iTunes" Forbes 4/20
Non-Apple News
  • "John Carter costs Disney CEO his job" TG Daily 12:30 PM
  • "Amazon adds '1-Click' software setup to its cloud" ZDNet UK 4/20
  • "Facebook tweaks terms over censorship fears" ZDNet UK 4/20
  • "Facebook enabling IPv6 on beta site next month" ZDNet 4/20
  • "Amazon brings forward UK shipping date for Kindle Touch" V3 4/20
  • "AT&T's AVP Of Technical Research Explains The New Watson Speech API" TechCrunch 4/20
  • "VLSI confab brings technology, circuits to the fore" EE Times 4/20
  • "Sony to Launch 5GB Online Photo Sharing Service Next Week" IDG News Service 4/20
  • "Freescale's Q1 points to upswing, says CEO" EE Times 4/20
  • "Mozilla smartphone to go on sale in 'late 2012''" BBC 4/20
  • "Tomorrow's Privacy Struggles, On Display Today" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4/20
  • "Galaxy S III Reportedly Revealed In Vietnamese Hands-On Video" TechCrunch 4/20
  • "Samsung readying iCloud competitor for May 3? That's the latest report out of Korea, where Maeil Business says the company will be unveiling its S-Cloud service in two weeks." CNET News 4/20
  • "Nokia Plots Cheaper Lumia" [Paid Membership Required] 4/20
  • "SanDisk Drops After Sales Forecast Falls Short of Estimates" Bloomberg 4/20
  • "Microsoft Invents Cool Two Sided Smartphone Display System" Patent Bolt 4/20
  • "Unused e-waste discarded in China raises questions" BBC 4/20
  • "TUAW Talkcast: Rampant speculation and unfounded rumors episode" TUAW 2:19 PM
  • "The TouchArcade Show - 48 - Super Mario 2 Spoiler Alert" Touch Arcade 4/20
  • "Ted Landau Talks AT&T Pricing, Game Center Stats Cheating and aNew Favorite App" MacNotables 4/20
  • "Gene Steinberg meets Tonya Engst, from TidBITS, Avram Piltch from Laptop magazine, and Ian Schray from WellReadApps this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 4/20
  • "Mac Fans Watch for Ivy-Bridge Powered Systems" PCWorld 2:14 PM
  • "MacBook Pro 2012 Rumored Features: How Apple Is Planning To Make It Better Than MacBook Pro Late 2011" International Business Times 4/21
  • "iPhone 5 Release Date: Get Ready for Apple's iPhone 5" Social Barrel 4/21
  • "Digest: The latest on iTunes 11/We've rounded up the rumours about the next version of iTunes" Macworld UK 4/21
  • "Next iPhone said to get new touch panel tech: The so-called iPhone 5 could get 'in-cell touch panels,' making for a slimmer device." CNET News 4/20
  • "Apple next-generation iPhone likely to adopt in-cell touch panels, say sources" DigiTimes 4/20
  • "Apple's iPhone 5 Made of Metallic Glass and Arrives in October" Forbes 4/20
  • "iPhone 5 release primed for October: 4G chipset shortage forcing Apple's hand?" Electricpig 4/20
  • "Analyst: 'revolutionary, compelling' iPhone 5 out in October" Register Hardware 4/20
  • "Latest iPhone rumors suggest October release, LiquidMetal case" Appolicious 4/20
  • "Next iPhone may use Sharp, Toshiba in-cell touch technology" Electronista 4/20
  • "How many Macs did Apple sell last quarter? Estimates range from 4.3 to 4.85 million. The best analysts' consensus: 4.64 million" Fortune 4/20
  • "New iPad online wait time drops to just one week: Apple is now estimating five to seven business days before it'll ship a new iPad from its online store." CNET News 4/20
  • "Apple further eases new iPad availability, orders now showing 5-7 day deliveries" The Next Web 4/20
  • "Ivy Bridge Laptops Coming Soon, Are Laptops Crap?, Do Tablets Doom Laptops?, and More" Low End Mac 4/20
  • "Flashback Malware on the Ropes, Ivy Bridge CPUs Coming Monday?, Dropbox 'Good Enough', and More" Low End Mac 4/20
  • "A simple fix for when your iPhone won't charge" Macworld 4/20
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Qvoid For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $2.99)" Apple Sliced 9:54 AM
  • "IKAROS HD For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $1.99)" Apple Sliced 9:55 AM
  • "My Sketch For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $1.99)" Apple Sliced 4/21
  • "Bird's the Word For iPhone Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 4/21
  • "Night of the Living Dead Defense For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $1.99)" Apple Sliced 4/21
  • "There are no new item in The US Apple Store, 14 were restocked , 95 were unchanged, and four were Sold Out." While Supplies Last 4/21
  • "Panorama 360 Camera For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 4/20
  • "Joypad Elite -EOL (iPhone Controller For iPad Games) For iPhone Is Free Right Now (Previously $11.99)" Apple Sliced 4/20
  • "Treasure Defense HD For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $1.99)" Apple Sliced 4/20
  • "iPad (2012) Prices & Sales" MacPrices 4/20
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 4/20
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Deals" MacPrices 4/20
  • "We're Celebrating DNA Day (April 20) with a One-Day Sale: All DNA Apps Only 99¢!" On-Screen Scientist 4/20

  • "Top keyboard/cases for the iPad 3 (gallery)" ZDNet 7:12 AM
  • "iPad Case Review: Speck FitFolio Case for the New iPad 3rd Gen Review" Mobile Tech Review 4/21
  • "Souping Up The Mac Pro: OWC Accelsior PCI Express SSD" Bare Feats 4/20
  • "iLuv RockWall Combo iAD710" iLounge 4/20
  • "Logitech's Ultrathin Keyboard Cover makes the right compromises" Macworld 4/20
  • "ZAGGfolio + new iPad? Who needs an ultrabook?" MacNews 4/20
  • "Booq Python Sling holds your laptop and DSLR gear" Macworld 4/20
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "iPad Text Editors, Reviewed" Tao of Mac 8:34 AM
  • "Try out these iPhone drawing apps before you go Draw Something" Appolicious 9:41 AM
  • "iOS Photo Measuring Apps Enhance Mobile Camera Quality" PCWorld 7:41 AM
  • "Connect by QuickOffice, Wicked Smart Cloud Platform" iPadCTO 4/21
  • "Photo Measures and Measured for iOS: Two apps take different approaches to recording mobile measurements" Macworld 4/20
  • "Storify for iPad Review" Mac|Life 4/20
  • "Space-time for iOS: The simple app that lets you request a person's location regardless of their smartphone" The Next Web 4/20
  • "Appidemic: Smart Alarm for iPhone and iPod touch" AppleTell 4/20
  • "Hit for the fences with these games for your smartphone" CNET Reviews 4/20
  • "Augmented Reality Toys for iPhone and iPad: A Work in Progress" Techland 4/20
  • "SpellTower Will Become Your Next Word-Game Obsession – iPad Game Review" PadGadget 4/20
  • "Fighter City Review: No-holds-barred street fighting hits the App Store, and it's fun!" 148Apps 4/20
  • "Dark Sky Review: Dark Sky is a weather app that provides quick data on rain." 148Apps 4/20
  • "CreaVures Review: CreaVures is a visual treat but falls short as a puzzle platformer." 148Apps 4/20
  • "ILLUSIA 2 Review: GAMEVIL follows up one of their lesser-known titles, but has time (and a bit more effort) allowed the sequel to surpass the original? Not exactly, no." 148Apps 4/20
  • "MacGuffin's Curse Review: Lucas MacGuffin messes up a robbery and in the process receives a nasty curse!" 148Apps 4/20
  • "How To Unlock Any Jailbroken iPhone On Any Baseband And Firmware" Redmond Pie 7:32 AM
  • "How To Make Text-To-Speech On OS X Lion Sound Exactly Like Siri" Redmond Pie 4/21
  • "Report Text Message Spam to AT&T" TidBITS 4/20
  • "MacMost Now 699: Ten iPad Typing Tips" MacMost 4/20
  • "Apple: Friend or Foe for Solutions Providers?" The VAR Guy 6:12 PM
  • "Apple vs. Google: Lessons from Bill Gates' playbook" GigaOM 2:11 PM
  • "Apple iPhone 5 release: June, October, or neither?" PluggedIn 9:49 AM
  • "'iPad Mini' an Unlikely Apple Strategy" eWeek 4/21
  • "The Macalope Weekly: Beleaguered Microsoft"  Macworld 4/21
  • "MacOS KenDensed: Apple's Malware & Patent Headache-fest" The Mac Observer 4/21
  • "You Think You Love Apple? This Guy Has An Apple Museum In His Garage" Business Insider 4/21
  • "Applesauce: All Thing Apple" redOrbit 4/21
  • "Are the Boy Scouts Prepared for the IPad?" PCWorld 4/21
  • "iPad Domination Explained: And, of course, Microsoft isn't happy about any of it." PC Magazine 4/21
  • "iPhone 5 vs. Galaxy S3, Liquid Metal a Game Changer?" GameNGuide 4/20
  • "What The Heck is Metallic Glass?" Forbes 4/20
  • "ZAGG's HD iPad protection better than best" It's All Tech 4/20
  • "Bartending: An Enjoyable Book About Being An Apple Store Genius"  The Next Web 4/20
  • "Does Apple Need Help Selling iPhones?" TheStreet 4/20
  • "Particle Debris: Apple & the Black Hole of the Big Business Trajectory" The Mac Observer 4/20
  • "Third party accessories: Big advantage iOS over Android" ZDNet 4/20
  • "The Macalope Daily: Number one fan" Macworld [Insider Content] 4/20
  • "Blogger Shows Us How It's Done – Wins Suit Against Apple Over Defective MacBook Pro" Cult of Mac 4/20
  • "Apple's Phil Schiller: Instagram Snob" Techland 4/20
  • "Can Apple dominate the digital movie/TV market?" MacNews 4/20
  • "The Fallacies of How to Compete with the iPad"  Tech.pinions 4/20
  • "Why It Doesn't Matter If Steve Jobs Said He Hated The Idea Of A Small iPad" Business Insider 4/20
  • "Was Siri on the iPhone hacked? Talk show host Rush Limbaugh described a technical problem with his iPhone and Apple's Siri voice assistant, encountered on his drive to work that morning." Network World 4/20
  • "Would Jobs have been upset if Oracle had bought RIM? Jobs' friend Larry Ellison has admitted that Oracle had considered buying Research In Motion,as well as Palm, as a way to break into the smart phone market." CIO Canada 4/20
  • "The Law Of Big Numbers Looms. Is Apple Ready For A Crash?" PixoBebo 4/20
  • "Google's dilemma" GigaOM 10:28 AM
  • "The innovation we need to see before eBooks can completely replace pBooks" The Next Web 7:41 AM
  • "Sony's fall and Japan's hang-ups: Sony's fall mirrors Japan's tech decline." CNET News 7:35 AM
  • "Valve's 'Handbook for New Employees' leaked, hilarious illustrations included" The Verge 4/21
  • "How mobility is stressing the chip industry" GigaOM 4/21
  • "Don't Be Evil, but Don't Miss the Train" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4/21
  • "Six Reasons Why Recorded Music Should Be Free" Gizmodo 4/21
  • "Would you pay for a shared data plan?" CNET News 4/20
  • "Western Digital refreshes VelociRaptor hard drive line, but can it compete against SSDs?" ZDNet 4/20
  • "The Nokia Phones You Loved ... and Hated" WSJ Blogs 4/20
  • "Video: The Most Insanely Important, Mind-Blowing Tech News of the Week" Techland 4/20
  • "Can advanced technologies really help curb highway congestion?" Network World 4/20
  • "Are zombies sucking the life out of your data center?" InfoWorld 4/20
  • "The BYOD era may be ending already" InfoWorld 4/20
  • "The most mortifying moments in IT security history: From Lockheed Martin and HBGary Federal to the U.S. government and Cornell University, no one is immune to humiliating security glitches" [Slideshow] Network World 4/20
  • "Share of Canadians who want a BlackBerry slips dramatically in survey" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 4/20
  • "Diablo 3 Beta Open to Everyone This Weekend Only" Forbes 4/20
  • "Apple vs. Google vs. Microsoft: Battle for digital supremacy" Computerworld 4/20
  • "Samsung Outsold Apple In Smartphones In Q1, Analyst Says" Forbes 4/20
  • "A Devastating Blow in the 3-D Printing War?" [Video Report] The Motley Fool 4/20
  • "Why men like social-media site Pinterest" MarketWatch 4/20
  • "Surprise! Walmart's Cloud Movie Service Is Pretty Good!" AllThingsD 4/20
  • "Law Must Be With Google in Java Dispute" TheStreet 4/20
  • "The day my mind became open sourced" opensource 4/20
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Prehistoric Booth – Now Free – Wanna become a caveman? Now you can" MacMegasite 2:06 PM
  • "App allows users to watch premium TV live without a subscription or jailbreak" 9 to 5 Mac 9:49 AM
  • "PixUploader – Upload Multiple Photos to Facebook with as little as 1 tap" MacMegasite 8:24 AM
  • "Hookergate: At Last an App to Make Calculating Your Expenses Easy" MacMegasite 7:21 AM
  • "Super Meat Boy: The Game for iOS is real" Destructoid 7:13 AM
  • "PaperDesk, the Popular iPad Note Taking App, Announced Boxwave Sponsored Stylus Contest that Puts User Designed Screenshots in the App Store" PRWeb 4/21
  • "RedSn0w updated for Mac and Windows: adds Corona A5 jailbreak, other tools" Engadget 4/21
  • "iBamboo is eco-friendly, natural speaker 'dock' for iPhone" Electronista 4/20
  • "Stuff Magazine Now on iPad" 148Apps 4/20
  • "McGraw-Hill introduces free iOS app for Architects" Architosh 4/20
  • "Padcaster — An iPad Add-on for Video Enthusiasts" PadGadget 4/20
  • "Ted Landau Discusses AT&T Pricing, Game Center Cheating on MacNotables" The Mac Observer 4/20
  • "AutisMate: Communication And Therapy Aid For Those On Autistic Spectrum" 148Apps 4/20
  • "Soundtrack: An App for YouTubers" MacTrast 4/20
  • "Sid Meier's Pirates! Finally Sails To The iPhone" App Advice 4/20
  • "Orders - Sales Manager for iOS devices, v.3.0" prMac 4/20
  • "Mach Software Design announces next generation textbooks for iPad" prMac 4/20
  • "Fluger Apps releases Speedometer HD for iPad - Liquid Based Speedometer" prMac 4/20
  • "Lusso Cartella Announces Luxury Artisanal Cases for the New iPad" prMac 4/20
  • "JI Apps releases World of Luck for iPhone/iPod touch" prMac 4/20
  • "iList Apps - Wedding Registry App Makes Registering For Gifts A Snap" prMac 4/20
  • "Contact Sheet Maker for iPhone: The PDF Creator for Your Photo Library" prMac 4/20
  • "BabyGrow 2 Now Available on the App Store" prMac 4/20
  • "Award-winning developer releases Trunky Fish Game for iPad/iPhone" prMac 4/20
  • "Train your multitasking abilities with new Bird Control HD game" prMac 4/20
  • "Sync Your Life with Awesome Calendar for the iOS" prMac 4/20
  • "Talking Anya and her new pet puppies: 3D Interactive Universal iOS App" prMac 4/20
  • "Make the Wildest iPhone Screen Ever" prMac 4/20
  • "Spinlight Studio Releases Free Version of Parents' Choice Award Winner" prMac 4/20
  • "Shared Paper: Easy Powerful Digital Paper, Share Ideas Between 16 iPads" prMac 4/20
  • "OneTapAhead 2.0 for iPhone 4 & 4S - Fast Snap Shot Camera" prMac 4/20
  • "New Mega Tic Tac Toe App requires a mega sized brain" prMac 4/20
  • "Master history teacher Brian Hurd authors Civil War textbook for iPad" prMac 4/20
  • "iList Apps Baby Registry iOS App Makes Baby Shower Gifting A Snap" prMac 4/20
  • "Turn your iPhone into an etch-a-sketch" prMac 4/20
  • "Worzled and Worzled XL for iOS - Addictive word game from Mr Moo" prMac 4/20
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Surprises Business Pundits by Posting Strong Q1 Performance" Social Barrel 4/21
  • "Did Microsoft run out of time with Windows RT? Analyst argues that Windows RT is all Microsoft could create before it fell further behind in tablet race" ITworld 4/21
  • "Microsoft Windows RT tablets will be more security friendly than iPad, Android devices" ITworld 4/21
  • "Microsoft Benefits From a Raft of Products" Barron's 4/21
  • "Microsoft Files Patent for Kinect-Powered 3D Audio" Gizmodo UK 4/21
  • "Windows 8 Consumer Preview usage twice as high as Windows 7 Beta" The Verge 4/21
  • "Motorola told judge its $4 billion royalty demand from Microsoft 'was in fact reasonable RAND'" FOSS Patents 4/21
  • "Xolo X900: India Gets First Intel-Powered Smartphone on April 23" Social Barrel 4/21
  • "Intel Launches Smartphone Xolo X900 in Asia" Technorati 4/21
  • "Intel Shark Bay Platform Roadmap Leaked, Haswell Engineering Samples already out – Mass Production beings in Q4 2012" WCCF Tech 4/21
  • "Hewlett Packard fined for warranty goof-up" DNA 4/21
  • "PeopleSoft: The Cloud Years" Barron's 4/21
  • "IBM's Creek Watch app joins others in letting citizen scientists protect environment, waterways" The Journal News 4/21
  • "Cisco unapologetic on spin-in model: By any means possible is the rationale for plundering morale" Network World 4/21
  • "The Rumor That Won't Die: Facebook To Buy Bing From Microsoft" Business Insider 4/20
  • "Microsoft rises as better PC sales boost profit" Reuters 4/20
  • "Microsoft Over PC Market Blues" Zacks 4/20
  • "Microsoft Looks To Stall iPad With New Windows 8 VDI License" CRN 4/20
  • "Why Windows 8 Is a Huge Gamble for Microsoft" PC Magazine 4/20
  • "Microsoft Exchange 15 to include offline OWA access: Sources" ZDNet 4/20
  • "Microsoft Working On Web Version Of Skype To Expand Its Reach" Forbes 4/20
  • "Microsoft job ad hints at Skype for Xbox" TG Daily 4/20
  • "The real reason behind Microsoft's leap into open source" InfoWorld 4/20
  • "Verizon backs Microsoft in mobile war with Apple, Android" New York Post 4/20
  • "Oracle, Google Struggle To Explain APIs To Jury: Day four of Oracle's copyright and patent lawsuit against Google's Android OS brings a lesson in API design and programming that even the judge declares 'confusing.'" InformationWeek 4/20
  • "Oracle and Google find common denominator for telling jury about use of Java APIs in Android" Foss Patents 4/20
  • "Android, Java, and the tech behind Oracle v. Google (FAQ)" CNET News 4/20
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  • "Three things are clear in Oracle vs. Google/Three things are clear about Oracle's Java patent infringement suit against Google's Android: It will likely drag on for years, it poses a great but remote risk to Android and Java developers and it will make for lots of fascinating reading." EE Times 4/20
  • "No sign of Sun in Oracle conference rooms: Oracle's plan to dump unique room names at former Sun campus draws ire of current and former employees" InfoWorld 4/20
  • "Feds Banish Oracle From Popular Contract Vehicle: Federal government cancels Oracle's services contract on the General Services Administration's IT Schedule 70. Feds spent $388 million on Oracle products and services through Schedule 70 in fiscal 2011." InformationWeek 4/20
  • "IBM speeds push for 500-mile EV battery: Big Blue signs on partners for its Battery 500 Project to design an 'air-breathing' lithium air battery that would create a leap in energy density." CNET News 4/20
  • "IBM electric vehicle battery project adds two materials partners" ZDNet 4/20
  • "HP: Printed images can 'come alive' with Autonomy tech" ZDNet UK 4/20
  • "HP: Fewer security vulnerabilities reported, but risk escalating" ZDNet 4/20
  • "Intel supports China-based makers to promote ultrabooks" DigiTimes 4/20
  • "Why Intel Cove Point Ultrabook Is No iPad Killer" BYTE 4/20
  • "Chambers: 90% of Acquisitions in Hi-Tech Fail" [Video Report] Bloomberg 4/20
  • "Cisco Outlines Insieme Software Networking Venture" eWeek 4/20
  • "Security, privacy ideas emerge at Demo conference: Amid the companies presenting are startups doing two-factor authentication, Facebook profile-cleaning, and clearer terms of service" IDG News Service 4/20
  • "New process promises cheap, flexible electronics: Televisions as thin and flexible as a sheet of paper could be on the way, thanks to a new technique for printing electronics." TG Daily 4/20
  • "IT Administrators Experience High Stress Levels" eWeek 4/20
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Apple News
  • "Apple Keeps Rolling Downhill: Apple Inc. shares continued their descent, extending a decline from an April 10 intraday peak to more than 10%." [Paid Membership Required] 4/20
  • "Selling Off Before Earnings Nothing New For Apple" Forbes 4/20
  • "Stock Market and Investing: Apple Down 10% From All-Time High, Enters Correction Territory" CNBC 4/20
  • "Apple Weighing on the Nasdaq" [Video Report] CNBC 4/20
  • "Time to Cut Back on Apple?" [Paid Membership Required] 4/20
  • "Apple's Stock: Greed, Fear, and Fundamentals" Forbes 4/20
  • "'Apple Fever' Hasn't Broken: 'There's Lots to Look Forward To,' Analyst Says" Daily Ticker 4/20
  • "Apple shares hit correction, off 10% from record" MarketWatch 4/20
  • "Apple: Sterne Agee Ups Ests; Says Street Worries Overblown" Forbes 4/20
  • "AAPL: Bernstein Sees FYQ2 Upside; iPhone Inventory 'Wildcard'" Barron's 4/20
  • "iPhone, iPad momentum may prompt Apple to give less conservative guidance" AppleInsider 4/20
Industry News
  • "Apple, in correction mode, drags techs down: Microsoft rises on strong results, but SanDisk, Riverbed retreat" MarketWatch 4/20
  • "U.S. stocks mostly up for week on earnings: Apple's fall helps propel Nasdaq to third week of losses" MarketWatch 4/20
  • "Dow Climbs, But Apple Weighs on Nasdaq" FOXBusiness 4/20
  • "U.S. Stocks Rise on Earnings Reports, Europe Optimism" Bloomberg 4/20
  • "Dow Gains During Big Earnings Week" TheStreet 4/20
  • "Dow, S&P 500 finish higher on earnings boost" CNNMoney 4/20
  • "Dow Rises to End Up 1.4% on Week" [Paid Membership Required] 4/20
  • "Stocks: German confidence, earnings lend support" CNNMoney 4/20
  • "Asian Stocks Fall on Europe Debt Concern, U.S. Economic Data" Bloomberg 4/20
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks mostly weak; China rises" MarketWatch 4/20
  • "European Stocks Rise Slightly" [Paid Membership Required] 4/20
  • "European Stocks Advance; Banks, Retailers Gain, Nokia Declines" Bloomberg 4/20
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks rise as banks rally after German Ifo/BP leads oil firms lower after an oil spill audit" MarketWatch 4/20
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 4/20
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 4/20
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at the close of trading" Associated Press 4/20

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