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MacSurfer's Archive: Monday, April 30, 2012
 

 

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Thursday Highlights: Tim Cook pens essay for Bloomberg Businessweek confirming rumors that he is gay; Cook says his announcement was to help others and was worth trading his personal privacy; Mashable breaks down the importance of both the why and when of the announcement — reports aplenty between our Apple/Macintosh, and Op/Ed sections; Gizmodo tracks Yosemite's "worst bugs" and shows how to fix them; if you're a CLI (command line interface) geek, MacIssues shows "how to uninstall App Store apps from the command line"; Ben Taylor has a run down of retailers he believes Apple has to land for Apple Pay to succeed; the CurrentC app on the App Store getting slammed by reviewers over MCX banning Apple Pay at member merchants; but one merchant, Meijer, has chosen to break rank with MCX and continue to accept Apple Pay; IDC stats show Apple's share of tablet market has dropped to 22% thanks to "cheap media consumption options"; and another stat from the firm sees increased competition growth beyond Samsung, Apple; Apple said to be looking at selling iPhones in Iran; Gizmodo reviews the 5k Retina Display iMac; iSource has a tutorial on jailbreaking your iOS 8.x device; meanwhile, over at TechNN, Microsoft announces a new fitness band, the $199 "Microsoft Band" as part of company effort to engage the health industry; TechRepublic has 7 things you want to know about HP's 3D printing strategy.

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple's Tim Cook wins where Steve Jobs failed: On Java/Oracle will take over Java updates for OS X, an accomplishment that eluded Jobs for years. But many users are left in the cold"  InfoWorld 7:56 AM
  • "Is Apple Inc.'s Bet on Liquidmetal About to Pay Off?"  Money Morning 8:56 AM
  • "Apple Doesn't Want Musicians to See Secret Steve Jobs Deposition: In bringing a class action lawsuit against Universal Music over digital music revenues, musicians trigger a big objection from Apple." The Hollywood Reporter 4:52 PM
  • "Digitimes Research: Global tablet PC shipments to reach 21.58 million units in 2Q12" ["As for rankings, Apple will remain as the leading tablet PC vendor in the second quarter, while Lenovo will drop out of the top-5."] DigiTimes 7:57 AM
  • "Apple data center helps fuel Bloom Energy move to east coast: Bloom Energy today opens a plant in Delaware to make its Bloom Boxes, which will be used by the local utility and to power Apple's North Carolina data center." CNET News 10:12 AM
  • "What an End to the Apple-Samsung Patent War Might Mean For Consumers"  Wired 4:44 PM
  • "Yeah, Good Luck With That: Apple, Samsung Mediation Set for Late May" AllThingsD 7:51 AM
  • "Apple vs. Samsung: Settlement talks scheduled for May 21-22" ZDNet 8:16 AM
  • "Apple-Samsung patent peace talks set for May date" V3 8:20 AM
  • "Who's telling Apple to 'Wake Up' in Oz? It's RIM!" CNET News 9:20 PM
  • "Australian to Apple, Microsoft: Why Do We Pay More for Downloads?" The Next Web 9:39 AM
  • "Australian Price Gouging Inquiry Targets Apple, Microsoft And Others" TechCrunch 11:57 AM
OS X
News
  • "Apple nudging developers to get apps Gatekeeper-ready: OS X Mountain Lion's Gatekeeper feature will keep users from installing software unless it's signed by developers, and Apple's reminding developers of that." CNET News 4:44 PM
  • "Snow Leopard hit hardest by Flashback malware: The finding that Leopard and Snow Leopard users were affected more by the Flashback malware suggests Apple's approach to security on OS X has a notable impact, even if it is an indirect one." CNET Reviews 4:44 PM
  • "Apple's Q2 earnings call reveals that iCloud acquired more than125 million users" AppleTell 7:01 PM
  • "Apple Reinstates Some Canceled WWDC Developer Tickets" The Mac Observer 6:32 PM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Does 'Mastered for iTunes' matter to music? Ars puts it to the test"  Ars Technica 10:43 AM
  • "Purchasing HD videos without SD versions Article" iLounge 4:39 PM
  • "How to transition your website away from MobileMe and iWeb: With MobileMe's imminent demise and iWeb's eventual dissolution, it's time to strategize on how to replace Apple's Web products" Macworld 8:36 AM
  • "Where's The Stuff You've Done Recently? These Apps Show You Where [Review] Cult of Mac 4:24 PM
  • "MacMost Now 703: Five Ways To Share Music In iTunes" MacMost 11:22 AM
  • "Join Songs in iTunes to Play Together as a Group When Shuffled" OS X Daily 11:59 AM
  • "Delete Dropbox cache to recover drive space" Macworld 4:46 PM
  • "Clean Up Your Menu Bar With Bartender [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 8:25 AM
  • "Finally, A Mac App That's Perfect For Recording Audio And Notes In Meetings" NoodleMac 7:46 AM
  • "The Mac App That's A Free And Secret Online Backup Weapon" TeraTalks 7:47 AM
  • "How To Add More Fonts To The Fonts On Your Mac" Mac 360 7:47 AM
  • "10 Ways Mac Users Can Use A Free Online Service To Write And Store Notes" BohemianBoomer 7:46 AM
  • "Try The Cheap Mac Tool That Kills Screen Clutter And Snaps App Windows Into Place" McSolo 7:46 AM
  • "2 Cheap Mac Apps You'll Love To Use But Don't Need (plus a bonus app you will love and need)" Mac 360 7:46 AM
Op/Ed
  • "Lion discussions talk about performance problems; market share of Mac OS X versions; Time Machine issues; increasing complexity; installation/partitioning issues;user interface changes (window edges)" MacInTouch 9:22 PM
  • "What is Apple hiding from musicians in iTunes lawsuit?" Digital Trends 8:40 PM
  • "How far behind is Apple's security?" MSNBC 7:01 PM
  • "The Mac Malware Flareup: Time to Panic?" ReadWriteWeb 4:53 PM
  • "iTunes Has Become Bloatware And Needs Fixing" Apple'n'Apps 4:51 PM
  • "The road to OS Xi: Where iOS and OS X suffer a teleporter accident and merge" TUAW 8:24 AM
  • "Two thirds of FlashBack infected Macs running Snow Leopard" FairerPlatform 8:00 AM
Press Releases
  • "Bartender for OS X cures menu bar clutter" The Verge 9:39 PM
  • "Avid Studio adds UI improvements, new transitions" iLounge 4:39 PM
  • "NAB: Newtek introduced Voronoi shattering objects" Architosh 3:43 PM
  • "Zevrix Updates Output Factory for InDesign: Improves Queue Management" prMac 10:44 AM
  • "Hyperbolic Software releases Tidy Up 3: A complete duplicate finder" prMac 9:44 AM
  • "The Court Jester: An Exciting New 2.5D Sidescroller for Mac OS" prMac 8:26 AM
  • "SCOtutor for Mac Tutorial App now free for Mac, iPad and iPhone" prMac 8:26 AM
  • "Bioshock 2 finally lands on the Mac" Macworld 8:24 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Why Ron Johnson left Apple to head JC Penney"  Covestor 7:56 AM
  • "Nokia makes most of its money from iPhone: Nokia actually makes more money from licencing patents to Apple than it does from selling its Lumia smartphones" PC Advisor 7:58 AM
  • "SD Unified rolls out iPads in a big way: After putting more than 75,600 netbooks into the hands of students, the San Diego Unified School District has switched its focus to Apple iPads and will buy devices to outfit 340 classrooms before the end of the school year." UTSanDiego 11:55 AM
  • "Apple's Israeli hiring goes into high gear/High-tech workers, update your CVs: In the coming weeks, Apple's Israeli headquarters will be posting dozens of positions to be filled" Ynetnews: Israel 9:40 AM
  • "Want to work for Apple? Try Israel" CNET News 11:28 AM
  • "Apple in talks with a film distribution company" The Inquirer 8:15 AM
  • "Apple courting EPIX to stream new content to iDevices and possibly new iTV" PadGadget 8:41 AM
  • "Apple supplier Foxconn sees profits drop due to higher employee costs" VentureBeat 4:49 PM
  • "Foxconn suicide threats aimed at Microsoft, not Apple: Reports suggest that the latest protests are against Microsoft, rather than widely accued Apple" Macworld UK 7:58 AM
  • "Apple is Still King, but Android-based HTC Follows Closely Behind as Top Mobile Phone Brands" MacPrices 8:09 AM
  • "Next Canada Store To Fill In Huge No-Store Zone" ifoAppleStore 6:58 PM
  • "Apple co-founder Woz to speak at June conference: Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is will be speaking at the 2012 EuraMedia Summit, held in Boston, Massachusetts from 13-16 June." Macworld UK 7:58 AM
  • "Mobile app helps report unfair airport screeners" ["The app, available for iPhone and Android phones, was conceived in response to complaints from Sikhs in the U.S, who since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks are routinely subjected to additional inspection, Singh said. Some are made to remove their turbans, which Sikhs wear for religious reasons, Singh said."] Associated Press [Free Registration Required] 8:07 PM
  • "NTELOS says iPhone launch on its network 'going great'" Theflyonthewall 8:37 AM
  • "Rovio: Angry Birds Space Downloaded 50 Million Times In 35 Days" TechCrunch 10:19 AM
  • "Ugly Meter Made $500k From Telling Folk They're Ugly" The Next Web 8:09 AM
  • "Apple spits out Android option from Chomp app navigator" Engadget 8:19 AM
  • "Apple Drops Android Support From Chomp App Discovery Tool" PC Magazine 11:24 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Acorn pioneers honoured by US computing award" ZDNet UK 12:00 PM
  • "Nvidia unleashes $999 GeForce GTX 690 dual-GPU graphics card" ZDNet 11:58 AM
  • "Tech firms make poor showing in Sunday Times Rich List: Internet entrepreneurs are gaining ground, but traditional software firms are lagging" Techworld 11:42 AM
  • "Laser System Paints Information on the Road Ahead: Cheaper green semiconductor lasers could bring a novel display technology to market." Technology Review 11:40 AM
  • "TV in real dime: Hulu, networks to change model of free streaming" New York Post 11:05 AM
  • "Down but not out: Conficker camouflages new Windows infections/Crippled botnet still dangerous, makes PCs vulnerable to follow-up malware attacks" Computerworld 10:36 AM
  • "Compal Posts Seventh Consecutive Profit as Demand Slows" Bloomberg 10:24 AM
  • "Google staff 'knew of wi-fi snooping', report says" BBC 10:22 AM
  • "The New Pay Phone and What It Knows About You" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:12 AM
  • "LG To Pull Away From Windows Phone's Loving Embrace, Refocus On Android" TechCrunch 11:39 AM
  • "Java creator James Gosling: 'Google totally slimed Sun'" CNET News 10:09 AM
  • "U.S.Cellular, Alltel launch Walmart prepaid phones" CNET News 10:09 AM
  • "Harbinger's Falcone to leave LightSquared" CNNMoney 12:08 PM
  • "Falcone Agrees To Step Aside" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:46 AM
  • "Itsy-bitsy teeny cell towers are coming" CNNMoney 9:40 AM
  • "One in four 'abandoning scheduled TV': The majority of TV viewing is now 'on-demand' for one in four Britons, and 41 per cent of 18-24 year olds." Telegraph 11:25 AM
  • "Religious Sites Carry More Malware Than Porn Sites, Security Firm Reports" PCWorld 10:13 AM
  • "Americans Want More Wireless Broadband" MacNews 8:35 AM
  • "Anti-fog glass is glare-free and self-cleaning" TG Daily 8:19 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Mac Geek Gab Podcast: MGG 394: Hard Drive Maintenance, Mail Tweaking, Home Servers & More" The Mac Observer 4:50 PM
  • "On The Verge episode 005 teaser: Tony Fadell talks about early iPhone prototypes" The Verge 10:44 AM
  • "The simplicity of Apple. We see it in their products and stores but it goes deeper than that. We review Ken Segall's book about Apple 'Insanely Simple'. Plus, Apple is DOOMED!" The MT Show 7:46 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Apple patent suggests NFC for iPhone 5" Computerworld 7:52 AM
  • "Thunderbolt cables prove expensive to make cheaply" CNET News 6:57 PM
  • "Thunderbolt momentum at NAB 2012" ZDNet 3:44 PM
  • "New Apple TV Hits Brazil, Priced $211" The Next Web 8:09 AM
  • "Developer builds privacy-enhancing Web browser for Apple devices: The Onion Browser uses the TOR anonymizing network for browsing on an iPhone and iPad" IDG News Service 11:23 AM
  • "Hon Hai drops; poor end of the iPad value chain" Reuters 8:17 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Disk Diet For Mac Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $1.99)" Apple Sliced 8:41 AM
  • "Rinth Island For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $2.99)" Apple Sliced 8:41 AM
  • "Sunny Seeds (Number Puzzle Game) For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:41 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:04 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:04 AM
  • "iPad 3 Buyer's Guide -Best iPad Prices Reviews & Information" MacReviewZone 2:29 PM
  • "Apple Time Capsule Buyer's Guide -Up to $36 Off Currently Shipping Models -Best Prices, Deals, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 2:29 PM
  • "Mac Compatible Printers... Prices Range From $40 To $465 -Best Selling -Prices, Deals, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 2:29 PM
  • "Best Mac prices: Mac mini, $564.99; iMac, $1,129.99" FairerPlatform 11:56 AM

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Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Lab Tested: The new iPad 2 and old iPad 2" Macworld 4:46 PM
  • "Review: DasKeyboard Model S Professional for Mac" Run Around Tech 4:54 PM
  • "LaserJet Pro 400 Color Printer M451dn produces great output, has pricey toner" Macworld 4:46 PM
  • "Ballistic's latest iPhone case bumps up protection (review)" CNET Reviews 4:44 PM
  • "BookBook For iPhone: A Luxury Leather Wallet Case That's Almost Perfect [Review] Cult of Mac 4:23 PM
  • "Griffin Helo TC Assault: App-controlled minicopter with in-air combat capability." Register Hardware 11:56 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Capture a Twitter Conversation with Tweetbot and Storify" TidBITS 11:31 AM
  • "Organize And Investigate Your Mobile Screenshots with Screenshot Journal" MacStories 8:37 AM
  • "MotionX Sleep Review: App aims to help you enjoy a better night's sleep" Macworld 8:24 AM
  • "And Now For Something Completely Different: Python Sketches For Your Pocket [Review] Cult of Mac 4:23 PM
  • "Bangkok Post Thai Pad -an App for the iPad: Is that it?" eXtensions 11:22 AM
  • "Appidemic: David Ellefson Rock Shop for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch" AppleTell 8:25 AM
  • "You'd Better Run Like Mad If You Want to Escape from Age of Monsters HD — iPad Game Review" PadGadget 4:49 PM
  • "'Zaga 33' Review - A Sci-Fi Roguelike in a Tiny Package" Touch Arcade 9:46 AM
  • "'Escape from Age of Monsters' Review – A Gorgeous Endless Runner" Touch Arcade 8:24 AM
  • "Blast Ball – Retro Arcade Soccer Shootout" Apple'n'Apps 7:02 PM
  • "POCO Camera Review: A respectable photography app, despite its looks." 148Apps 4:54 PM
  • "Marvel vs. Capcom 2 Review: Marvel vs. Capcom 2 is an iOS version of the classic Dreamcast fighting game, now available on iOS." 148Apps 4:52 PM
  • "Ions Review: Ions puts users in full control of 20,000 light particles to create amazing patterns in real time." 148Apps 8:24 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "Using iCloud just like Dropbox" iMore 4:53 PM
Tips
  • "Using FTP with an iPad" Macworld 4:46 PM
  • "Change Up Your iPad Picture Frame Slideshow Settings [iOS Tips] Cult of Mac 4:24 PM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "iPad Dilemma: New iPad or Stick with the Old?" Low End Mac 9:22 PM
  • "Woz Digs Windows Phone, But LG Doesn't: Apple's co-founder gives the Lumia 900 Windows Phone a public display of affection, while LG halts efforts to bring new Windows Phones to market." InformationWeek 9:20 PM
  • "The Case For A MacBook Pro Without An Optical Drive" Cult of Mac 6:58 PM
  • "Meet The iPhone Plus: New iPhone Concept Which Is Ridiculously Thin And Aluminicious [Images] Redmond Pie 6:57 PM
  • "Will cars help iPad zoom away for good?" GigaOM 6:56 PM
  • "Is Apple The New Walmart?"  Forbes 4:54 PM
  • "Why we love to use iPad indoors — WiFi" GigaOM 4:49 PM
  • "Who converts more PC users, Apple or its retail partners? What Tim Cook didn't say in last week's earnings call" Fortune 4:48 PM
  • "Apple: Content Would Complement iTunes, iTV" Seeking Alpha 4:48 PM
  • "Tony Fadell: First iPhone almost had a clickwheel" TUAW 4:48 PM
  • "The Macalope Daily: Closed is open, evil is good" Macworld [Insider Content] 4:46 PM
  • "Apple buying energy-efficient Bloom fuel cells to power North Carolina data center" The Verge 4:24 PM
  • "Should Apple be in The Dow?" WSJ Blogs 11:29 AM
  • "Free Disrupts Telecom Market in France: This is a story about how I got an iPhone, and how the company that made my decision possible is shaking up the telecommunications landscape in France." TidBITS 10:22 AM
  • "Fix This App: Apple's Cards" TechHive 10:14 AM
  • "Would Hemmingway Have Used an iPad?" Tech.pinions 8:54 AM
  • "Does Apple Really Want To Be Like Netflix?" TheStreet 8:36 AM
  • "How Microsoft Is Scaring Apple: Anyone holding their breath on the hopes that software giant Microsoft will once again dominate the tech sector as it did in the mid-to-late 90s should also consider investing in some scuba gear to find that ship that has long sailed -- if not sunken entirely." TheStreet 8:34 AM
  • "Why iOS Apps Look Better Than Android Apps"  Wired 8:16 AM
  • "How To Succeed Like Apple and Amazon" Forbes 8:15 AM
  • "iPhone keyboard was a 'heated topic' reveals ex-Apple bod" Crave @ CNET 8:15 AM
  • "Does Apple Pay Their Fair Share Of Taxes?" Apple'n'Apps 4:54 PM
  • "Apple taxes: New York Times pulls a Daisey" FairerPlatform 4:50 PM
  • "Apple and Taxes: What the New York Times Missed"  AllThingsD 4:46 PM
  • "Apple responds to tax accusations: we pay an 'enormous amount of taxes'" Ars Technica 10:29 AM
  • "Scrutiny of Apple's tax tactics renews focus on Microsoft" GeekWire 10:14 AM
  • "Apple Fails In Defending Its Tax Practices" Cult of Mac 9:49 AM
  • "Apple Uses Subsidiaries To Avoid Billions In Taxes, Says NYT" Barron's 9:46 AM
  • "Don't Blame Apple For Pwning The Taxman" Forbes 9:41 AM
  • "Here's Apple's Defensive Response To Accusations That It's Dodging Billions In Taxes" Business Insider 8:26 AM
  • "Apple's 9.8% Tax Rate: New York Times Ignorance Again" Forbes 8:25 AM
  • "Apple claims it pays plenty of tax" TG Daily 8:19 AM
  • "Got Taxes? Don't Blame Apple. Blame Your Elected Officials For The Tax Mess" PixoBebo 7:46 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Rumor: Hulu Will Soon Require Viewers To Have A Cable Subscription [Update: It'll Happen, But Not 'Soon'] TechCrunch 6:48 PM
  • "Is Apache overextending itself as rivals devour its core HTTP server share?" ZDNet 11:58 AM
  • "How To Hack The Wearable Computer On Your Head" Wired Magazine 11:56 AM
  • "Thoreau's Walden: The Video Game/Get ready for some edge-of-your-seat 19th century transcendentalist action!" Time 11:50 AM
  • "TV towers killing millions of birds" TG Daily 11:44 AM
  • "Botnet shutdowns cause big 2011 spam drop, Symantec finds" Techworld 11:42 AM
  • "The Greatest PC Mysteries--Solved! PCWorld's editors band together to solve the greatest PC mysteries!" PCWorld 11:17 AM
  • "The Disruptive Business Model that Could Change the Tablet Market: Unsure whether to buy a tablet? Someday soon you will likely own multiple." PC Magazine 11:13 AM
  • "Why CISPA could kill the cloud" InfoWorld 10:54 AM
  • "2012 chip market to grow 7%, says analyst" EE Times 10:42 AM
  • "Digitimes Research: Global tablet PC shipments to reach 21.58 million units in 2Q12" DigiTimes 10:40 AM
  • "Get virtualization out of its silos: Organizations that apply virtualization in a siloed manner miss out on its high-level benefits. Here's how to develop an all-inclusive strategy." Computerworld 10:37 AM
  • "Sleek MacBooks gain powerful rivals running on Windows 7" Boston Herald 10:25 AM
  • "What to Expect at BlackBerry World" PC Magazine 11:11 AM
  • "RIM's share of smartphone market could dip below 5%: analyst" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 10:51 AM
  • "It's not a BlackBerry World anymore" Reuters 10:13 AM
  • "Can Microsoft Rescue Barnes & Noble Now, Like it Did Apple in 1997?" Forbes 7:53 AM
Humor/Cartoons
  • "The Reason Why iPhone Prototypes Get Left At The Bar [Humor] Cult of Android 4:24 PM
  • "Siri Concept Will Self-Destruct Your iPhone If Stolen [Video] Mashable 11:27 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "DevRocket is a Photoshop plugin for iOS developers" TUAW 6:57 PM
  • "IBM Impact: Worklight enables single mobile app development across Android and Apple iOS" V3 6:57 PM
  • "Steve Jobs — The Lost Interview returning to theaters" I, Cringely 4:59 PM
  • "Retina Support Comes to Tilt To Live HD" 148Apps 4:51 PM
  • "Solidoodle 3D Printer – Mac compatible 3D printer" Architosh 3:43 PM
  • "Tweetbot Gets A Hefty Update" AppleBitch 11:57 AM
  • "Ski Lift Retailer Liftopia Goes White Label, Lets Resorts Add E-Commerce To Their Own Sites" TechCrunch 10:19 AM
  • "Siri, please buy the book 'Siri For Dummies'. Hello? Siri?" The Next Web 10:15 AM
  • "Line2 Adds MMS Support" 148Apps 9:46 AM
  • "Real Notions Announces Availability of Delivery Tracker 1.0 iPhone App in App Store" PRWeb 9:00 AM
  • "Red Carpet Reports from San Francisco International Film Festival: Fans Share Early Favorites with Memoir Tree iPhone App" PRWeb 9:00 AM
  • "Chem+ - iPad App Redefines Chemical Reference" PRWeb 8:59 AM
  • "Laptop Keyboard Replacement at Affordable Prices Only at Laptop Power UK" PRWeb 8:59 AM
  • "IPEVO's Cushi Pillow Stand Now Known as PadPillow" PRWeb 8:59 AM
  • "PadGadget Weekly App Series — Apps for Music Junkies" PadGadget 8:52 AM
  • "View multiple windows on your iPad with Quasar jailbreak tweak [Updated] iMore 8:52 AM
  • "Grid of War, An Expanded Tic-tac-toe Game" 148Apps 8:38 AM
  • "This Tweak For iOS Automatically Closes Apps When Your iPhone's Memory Is Running Low" Redmond Pie 8:34 AM
  • "Skype iOS apps updated with UI enhancements and fixes" 9 to 5 Mac 8:25 AM
  • "Rush iPad app updated with Clockwork Angels album, tour info" FairerPlatform 7:59 AM
  • "Wheel Glass Floor Stand for iPad / Tablet PC / Pad Computers" USBfever 7:47 AM
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of April 30: Ted Landau, DaveMarra of Apple, Adobe, iCloud and Video Conferencing" The MUG Center 7:45 AM
  • "Smartphone safety eBook now available in paperback form" prMac 9:44 AM
  • "Learn Chinese from American-born Chinese-translated interactive scripts" prMac 9:44 AM
  • "Mr Toast Goes Mobile" prMac 8:26 AM
  • "App & Joy introduces Snooze+ 1.0 for iOS - Easily Snooze Calendar Events" prMac 7:45 AM
  • "Shuriken Chicken 1.0 for iOS: Stylized, Side Scroller with Ninja Chicken" prMac 7:45 AM
  • "ABC SPANISH SPELLING MAGIC 1.0-Deletreador Magico, Free for iOS" prMac 7:45 AM
  • "Toy Defense Free for iOS: Highly Detailed, WWI Tower Defense/Sim" prMac 7:45 AM
  • "iSatFat: iPhone + iPad: Find Food Saturated Fat Content based on USDA DB" prMac 7:45 AM
  • "NuOxygen releases Monster of Puppets for iOS" prMac 7:45 AM
Computer Industry
  • "How Microsoft Is Scaring Apple" TheStreet 9:42 AM
  • "PC vendors reportedly facing challenges from Windows 8" DigiTimes 10:41 AM
  • "Microsoft to Take Stake in Nook Unit of Barnes & Noble" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:12 AM
  • "Microsoft Invests $300M in Barnes and Noble, Settles Patent Flap" eWeek 10:44 AM
  • "Microsoft to Invest in Barnes & Noble's Nook" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:46 AM
  • "Microsoft Finds Nook in Tablet Market" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7:01 PM
  • "Barnes & Noble shares soar on Microsoft deal: Companies form digital-reading-technology partnership" MarketWatch 9:52 AM
  • "Microsoft and B&N team up on Nook, textbook business: The two companies are teaming up to create a subsidiary for Barnes & Noble's e-book and college textbook businesses, with Microsoft paying $300 million for a minority stake." Associated Press 10:34 AM
  • "Why Microsoft's Barnes & Noble Nook Nab Makes Sense: Microsoft already has strong content plays in gaming, video, and software. Now it has a foothold in books and magazines as well." PC Magazine 11:10 AM
  • "Barnes & Noble's shares soar on Microsoft Nook investment" CNNMoney 9:41 AM
  • "Microsoft invests $300m in Barnes & Noble's Nook; more e-books for Windows" paidContent 10:03 AM
  • "Microsoft's got the hots for Nook: Microsoft joins forces with Barnes & Noble, LG competes with iCloud, and Dell says there's big demand for the XPS 13 ultrabook." CNET News 4:43 PM
  • "Microsoft partners with B&N's Nook in e-book business" Seattle Times 4:43 PM
  • "Microsoft + Nook: It Just Got (More) Interesting ..." Wired 4:43 PM
  • "Microsoft's Nook Deal: Pushing Windows 8 Into New Realms?" Forbes 10:03 AM
  • "Can Microsoft get LG excited about Windows Phone again?" CNET News 10:10 AM
  • "LG: No More Windows Phones Planned" PCWorld 11:14 AM
  • "Microsoft HomeOS will be home automation of the future" TG Daily 11:45 AM
  • "HomeOS: Microsoft Works on Bringing Smart Homes to the Masses" Techland 11:50 AM
  • "HP And IBM Need To Be Very Afraid Of Dell" Forbes 9:57 AM
  • "HP and Epic 'preferred bidders' for UK eHospital plan: NHS trusts to ink 10-year deal to move to shared platform" Channel Register 11:49 AM
  • "Dell Says XPS 13 Ultrabook Selling Well Above Expectations" Forbes 9:57 AM
  • "Oracle v. Google: definitive copyright-related jury instructions and special verdict form" Foss Patents 10:46 AM
  • "Google sums up its Java case: 'There was no copying'/In closing statements, Google's counsel reasserts that Google employed Java APIs in a fair-use manner for Android, transforming them into a full smartphone stack." CNET News 4:44 PM
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Apple News
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  • "How come the only company in Silicon Valley that bloggers say is in a bubble is Apple?"  The Smartphone Wars 7:52 AM
  • "What does all this 'bubble' talk have to do with Apple? Something may burst, but it's not the company that's making money hand over fist" Fortune 7:52 AM
  • "Apple Options Skew: Signaling Further Price Gains?" Seeking Alpha 7:45 AM
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Industry News
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  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks slump after Spain, U.S. data/Spain's IBEX 35 sees 12.4% monthly decline in April" MarketWatch 12:06 PM
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  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at the close of trading" Associated Press 7:09 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 4:21 PM
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