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

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  • "Apple gets final approval from county, locks in at least $5.4 million in tax rebates" ["The deal will give the technology giant between $5.4 million and $6.4 million over 15 years and comes more than a month after the City of Austin approved a 10-year, $8.6 million rebate and the state offered $21 million in incentives from the Texas Enterprise Fund."]  Austin Business Journal [Free Registration Required] 4:19 PM
  • "Travis County could approve amended Apple incentives deal Tuesday: A revised version of Travis County's proposed incentive package to Apple Inc. sets a $35,000 minimum salary for the lowest-paid of Apple's new Austin workers as part of a deal to bring 3,665 jobs to a planned North Austin campus."  Austin American-Statesman [Free Registration Required] 8:28 AM
  • "Judge Posner scolds Apple's lawyers: 'I've had my fill of frivolous filings by Apple'"  Foss Patents 9:06 AM
  • "Apple wants U.S. district court to obscure Samsung logo on video display for jurors"  Foss Patents 8:29 AM
  • "Now Apple Has A Senator Threatening To Investigate Its Tax Practices"  Business Insider 4:16 PM
  • "U.S. Senator 'liVid' about Apple's U.S. tax dealings" AppleInsider 7:26 PM
  • "Apple's Tax Avoidance: Evil Scheming, Good Business, or Both?" Time 7:58 AM
  • "Apple iPad faces investigation by advertising watchdog: Apple faces an investigation by the advertising watchdog over claims on its website that the new iPad has 4G mobile internet capabilities." Telegraph 9:21 AM
  • "iPad '4G' claims face scrutiny from UK regulator" BBC 8:04 AM
  • "UK authorities battle with Apple over '4G' claims" ZDNet 8:24 AM
  • "Apple, U.K. regulator continue their '4G' dance: The iPad maker has said it would (and has) removed any reference to '4G' on its U.K. Web site after complaints rolled in over lack of 4G connectivity. Except, it hasn't." CNET News 8:32 AM
  • "Greenpeace provokes Apple on renewable energy stance" ZDNet 7:58 AM
  • "Clear the courtroom before Steve Jobs' deposition is read: Why is Apple fighting so hard to keep two-year-old court records sealed?"  Fortune 8:42 AM
  • "Apple Tries To Halt Release Of Steve Jobs Deposition In Lawsuit ... What's It Hiding?" TechCrunch 8:59 AM
  • "Trash-powered cloud: Apple taps landfill biogas for data center/Apple discloses that the fuel cells at its North Carolina data center will run on biogas captured from landfills, part of its plan to operate using 60 percent on-site renewable energy." CNET News 4:24 PM
  • "Apple plans to crush carriers and offer direct mobile service, expert says"  BGR 10:50 AM
  • "Exclusive: Apple Has Destroyed 490,000 American Jobs"  Business Insider 11:34 AM
  • "Former Yahoo executive joins Apple's iAd team: Jessica Jensen's position at the company suggests Apple is revamping its mobile advertising platform" Macworld UK 8:58 AM
  • "John Browett, new SVP of Retail, makes his way onto Apple's Leadership page" 9 to 5 Mac 9:12 PM
  • "Desktop Top Operating System Share Trend" [Mac share relatively static from March numbers at 6.53%] NetMarketshare 8:03 AM
  • "Desktop Top Browser Share Trend" [Safari continues drop, now below 5% to 4.81%] NetMarketshare 8:02 AM
  • "iTunes users griping about Apple's security questions: Some users on Apple's Support Communities are upset over the choice of security questions Apple is using to confirm their iTunes accounts."  CNET News 8:57 AM
  • "OS X Mountain Lion update adds helpful 'Do Not Disturb' option for notifications" 9 to 5 Mac 9:15 PM
  • "Updated OS X Mountain Lion Preview 3, 10.7.4, Xcode builds seeded to developers" 9 to 5 Mac 9:15 PM
  • "iTunes fanbois outraged by Apple's sex-life quiz probe" The Register 4:09 PM
  • "Flashback gang could be making $10K a day off infected Macs: Even Flashback-infected Macs that have been 'sinkholed' by security firms continue to produce revenue for the hackers through click fraud" Computerworld 9:20 AM
  • "Flashback creators netted $10,000 per day at its height?" CNET News 10:21 AM
  • "Symantec: Flashback botnet could generate up to $10k per day in ad clicks" Ars Technica 11:35 AM
  • "Cross-platform malware exploits Java to attack PCs and Macs" ZDNet 4:08 PM
  • "Apple Extols The Virtues Of Gatekeeper In Mountain Lion To Mac Developers" Apple Bitch 8:26 AM
  • "Apple reminds users of impending closure: In unifying its online services around iCloud, Apple reminds its users that it will be shuttering its other online services by July 31." MacFixIt 4:54 PM
  • "Reminder: iWork Public Beta Sunsetting On July 31, 2012" RazorianFly 9:22 AM
  • "Apple Warns of Potential File Loss with Service Shutdown" The Mac Observer 10:41 AM
  • "Lion Server: VPN service does not accept connections after update" Apple Support 9:14 PM
  • "Apple Lets MobileMe Users Keep & E-mail" The Mac Observer 9:03 PM
  • "Managed Client: How To manage the Keychain menu in Workgroup Manager" Apple Support 7:32 PM
  • "Firetask Review: Get Things Done quicker--and then get back to work" Mac|Life 4:29 PM
  • "Seamless transitions your music from Mac to iOS effortlessly" Macworld 4:26 PM
  • "Beyond .zip: Secrets of the Archive Utility/Tips and tricks for manipulating compressed files with OS X's Archive Utility" Macworld 9:09 AM
  • "Transfer preloaded music from an iPod touch to iTunes Article" iLounge 4:23 PM
  • "This Retro Photo Mac App Does Polaroids Pronto [Review] Cult of Mac 4:20 PM
  • "Build a service to count characters, words and paragraphs" Mac OS X Hints 9:50 AM
  • "Use Preview To Take Your Screenshots [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 9:20 AM
  • "Got Facebook? Here's A Better Way To Use Facebook On Your Mac" TeraTalks 8:25 AM
  • "Finally, A Better, Faster, Easier, Cheaper Way To Manage Social Media On Your Mac" BohemianBoomer 8:25 AM
  • "How To Turn Digital Photos Into Movies On Your Mac In Four Simple Steps" Mac 360 8:25 AM
  • "Tired Of Apple's Mail On Your Mac? There's A Good Alternative And It's Free" NoodleMac 8:25 AM
  • "The Coolest, Funnest, Most Creative Mac Drawing And Painting App Ever" Mac 360 8:25 AM
  • "The Craziest Mac Desktop Wallpaper You've Ever Seen (it's wacky Video)" McSolo 8:25 AM
  • "Oracle to manage updates for Java for Mac: A good thing? 'Oracle isn't exactly known for getting security right', says researcher" Macworld UK 4:26 PM
  • "Cod Liver Oil: Like It Or Not, Apple's Gatekeeper Makes Sense" TechCrunch 2:16 PM
  • "Adobe CS6: Why Buy When You Can Rent?" Low End Mac 10:20 AM
  • "Why Does Apple Have So Much Trouble With iCloud Sync And Email?" PixoBebo 8:26 AM
Press Releases
  • "Alfred for Mac updated with new themes, drag-and-drop functionality in v1.2" The Verge 8:47 AM
  • "Zevrix ArtOptimizer for Illustrator at 50% off on Get Dealy: May 1-2" prMac 11:35 AM
  • "Unique New Mac App Shareover Makes Social Sharing a Breeze" prMac 7:49 AM
  • "Studiometry 9.2 Adds Over 40 Enhancements Including Improved Markups, Summaries, and Project Templates." Oranged Software 7:43 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Study: Apple has best call support across industries" MacNN 7:57 AM
  • "Survey Finds Apple Has the Best Call Support Across Industries" PadGadget 4:54 PM
  • "Satisfaction: Why happy Apple users will buy the iPhone 5" Computerworld 8:25 AM
  • "Survey: Gamers spend 5X more on iOS titles than Android" iPodNN 4:23 PM
  • "Walmart Third to Apple, Best Buy in February iPad Sales" The Mac Observer 8:43 AM
  • "BlackBerry stunt at Sydney Apple store 'too little, too late'" Melbourne Age 9:21 AM
  • "Worldwide Smartphone Market Continues to Soar, Carrying Samsung Into the Top Position in Total Mobile Phone and Smartphone Shipments, According to IDC" ["Meanwhile, the worldwide smartphone market grew 42.5% year over year in 1Q12, as Samsung overtook Apple for the smartphone leadership position."] IDC 7:45 AM
  • "Apple Hits New High with 8.8% of Worldwide Mobile Phone Market in 1Q 2012" MacRumors 8:27 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy sales triple in last year, beat iPhone sales" Crave @ CNET 8:56 AM
  • "IDC Report: Samsung Ahead of Apple in Smartphones for 1Q 2012" The Mac Observer 8:26 AM
  • "Juniper: Apple thrashing Samsung on revenue" SlashGear 7:44 AM
  • "Apple must not market '4G' iPad in UK" GigaOM 7:51 AM
  • "How big is Apple? [Infographic] BetaNews 9:50 AM
  • "These are the Happiest Companies for Young Professionals" ["Tech giants such as Apple Inc. or Google Inc. did not make the list."] Wall St. Cheat Sheet 8:29 AM
  • "Zuckerberg's girlfriend and Steve Jobs' liver transplant inspired Facebook's new organ donor feature" The Next Web 8:57 AM
  • "Gunfire Defaces Apple's Highland Village Retail Store" RazorianFly 4:22 PM
  • "Web journey complete, FT switching off iOS app: The Financial Times is preparing to kill off its iPad and iPhone app for good, signalling its final conversion from executable-app to web-app publishing." paidContent 9:54 AM
  • "Boy pisses on 30 MacBooks: 11-year-old takes a leak on $36k worth of Apple laptops" Macworld UK 8:58 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Mozilla Opens Doors on New $3 Million Data Center" Wired Magazine 12:39 PM
  • "Nintendo's Iwata Pledges 'Unprecedented' 3DS, Wii U Games" Wired 12:39 PM
  • "College Freshman's Automated Dorm Room Has Party and Study Settings" Techland 12:31 PM
  • "Call of Duty: Black Ops II confirmed" TG Daily 12:27 PM
  • "Red Hat releases OpenShift source code: Developers can now run the OpenShift PaaS behind their own firewalls" Techworld 12:24 PM
  • "Twitter Improves Discover Tab To Surface More Interesting Content, Promises To Make It 'Magical'" TechCrunch 12:21 PM
  • "LG Denies Plans to Abandon Windows Phone" PC Magazine 11:56 AM
  • "An 'ATM' for your old phone: San Diego startup is creating a Coinstar for mobile phones." Fortune 11:11 AM
  • "Sharp Shares Fall on Wider-Than-Estimated Loss Forecast" Bloomberg 10:41 AM
  • "Check Point relaunches ZoneAlarm antivirus as free product: Adds firewall and cloud protection" Techworld 12:25 PM
  • "Nicira wants to reinvent routing" Fortune 10:04 AM
  • "Google Embraces Responsive Design, Recommends You Do the Same" Webmonkey 12:38 PM
  • "Google Wave shuts down for the majority of web users" V3 12:34 PM
  • "Wi-Spy Google Engineer Outed As 'Hacker' 'God' Marius Milner" Forbes 11:08 AM
  • "BlackBerry Music Gateway Uses NFC to Stream Audio" PCWorld 11:59 AM
  • "RIM Woos App Developers in $13 Billion Market" Bloomberg 10:41 AM
  • "RIM Offers Peek at BlackBerry 10, Alpha Hardware" PCWorld 11:58 AM
  • "RIM restarting from scratch with BlackBerry 10 mobile OS" MSNBC 11:48 AM
  • "New BlackBerry Prototype Is Given to Developers" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:20 AM
  • "What Was Working With Steve Jobs Really Like? Ken Segall Tells All On The CultCast" Cult of Mac 9:14 PM
  • "Mobile/Tablet Top Operating System Share Trend" [iOS rises nearly four percentage points from March numbers to 63.19%] NetMarketshare 8:01 AM
  • "Mobile/Tablet Top Browser Share Trend" [Safari continues to command the market with 63.84% up from March share] NetMarketshare 8:00 AM
  • "iPad leaps ahead of iPhone browser usage, Opera Mini collapses" BetaNews 11:35 AM
  • "Next phase of Apple's new iPad rollout to include Taiwan as operators offer the device for the first time" The Next Web 8:57 AM
  • "Rumor: Mac Pro Shipping Times Lengthen In Europe Due To Processor Shortage" Apple Bitch 7:47 AM
Granted Apple Patents
  • "Apple Files for Siri's Introductory Sensory Mark" Patently Apple 10:31 AM
  • "Apple Wins Patents 37 Patents Covering the iPhone 4's Stainless Steel Band Antenna, Secret Security features & Utilities Galore" Patently Apple 7:58 AM
  • "Apple Wins Patent For Touch Screen Device, Graphical UI" MacNews 8:42 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Urban Ninja For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:42 AM
  • "Tiny Brush For iPhone Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:42 AM
  • "The 7th Guest For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $2.99)" Apple Sliced 8:42 AM
  • "iPad (2012) Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:43 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:43 AM
  • "MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:43 AM
  • "When to Buy a Mac" Gizmodo 10:47 AM

  • "Finally, An iPad With A Keyboard!" BYTE 4:31 PM
  • "The U-Suit Folio Premium Is An Excellent Case for The New iPad" The Mac Observer 4:10 PM
  • "Ballistic's HC Case For iPhone Is Dual Purpose Rugged" The Mac Observer 4:10 PM
  • "The Cygnett Apollo is a basic hard-shell case with an emphasis on protection" Macworld 9:09 AM
  • "iPhone tools get fingerprints, get loud and get you charged up" Detroit Free Press 10:56 AM
  • "Big Jambox is like the original, only bigger--and better" Macworld 9:09 AM
  • "Workforce Pro WP-4020: Great price, great output, cheap ink" Macworld 9:09 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Review: Quickoffice Connect is a poor iCloud clone/Stick with the original Quickoffice HD app and either Dropbox or Box instead for a more reliable, cheaper alternative" InfoWorld 8:44 AM
  • "Metanota Brings Simplenote Organization To OS X" MacStories 4:30 PM
  • "My New Dropbox 'Quick Note-Taking' App: Drafts 1.1" MacStories 4:30 PM
  • "PlaceTagger 2 Releases Universal Build, iCloud Support, Mac App Store Version" MacStories 4:30 PM
  • "Puffin Web Browser Free 2.2.3 for iOS review" AppleTell 4:29 PM
  • "iOS Gems: Instapaper, Pocket + Readability Article" iLounge 4:23 PM
  • "Tango Chase Review: Help Tango the monkey dodge obstacles and collect valuable gems in an attempt to survive to the end of each level!" 148Apps 4:23 PM
  • "The Adventures of Don Quixote Review: The Adventures of Don Quixote has promise, but a troublesome UI makes it less than ideal for the youngest readers" 148Apps 4:23 PM
  • "Hello Cupcake! Review: A mouth-watering app that will make you want to bake." 148Apps 4:23 PM
  • "Nom Nom Paleo Review: Nom Nom Paleo is an interactive cookbook focused on providing users with detailed recipes and high definition photos specifically for the Paleolithic diet." 148Apps 4:23 PM
  • "Pocket Poet Review: A refreshing and original idea behind a basic interface." 148Apps 11:34 AM
  • "Gifture Review: An animated gif version of Instagram that stays a little too close to the source material." 148Apps 10:51 AM
  • "Monster Wars Review: Game puts an evil twist on the tower defense formula" Macworld 9:09 AM
  • "Bravo Force: Last Stand Review/Simple yet satisfying FPS fun." 148Apps 9:23 AM
  • "Dismiss Notifications On The Fly On Your iPhone [iOS Tips] Cult of Mac 4:20 PM
  • "RIM Claims Responsibility for Aussie 'Wake Up' Stunt" The Mac Observer 8:18 PM
  • "Apple again annoys Judge Posner in its case against Motorola" The Verge 5:35 PM
  • "iPad mini: Why It's Probably Happening" Mac|Life 4:29 PM
  • "iPhone Liquidmetal Concept Is One Of The Best We've Ever Seen [Images] Redmond Pie 4:29 PM
  • "Apple Fights Discovery Request for Jobs Deposition in Music Trial" The Mac Observer 4:10 PM
  • "Microsoft Could Disrupt Apple's Digital Bookstore Dreams" Seeking Alpha 4:08 PM
  • "Barnes and Noble, Microsoft and What the Nook Does to the DOJ Case Against Apple" Forbes 4:08 PM
  • "iOS 6: Is it time for Apple to revamp the Home screen?" iMore 4:29 PM
  • "20 improvements I'd like to see in iOS 6" ZDNet 1:06 PM
  • "Why Apple's iPad May Soon Be Subsidized" Seeking Alpha 11:35 AM
  • "Apple Fights to Keep Steve Jobs Testimony Secret [Video] Mashable 4:20 PM
  • "Why Is Apple Trying To Suppress The Contents Of Steve Jobs Deposition?" Cult of Mac 10:51 AM
  • "Apple wants Steve Jobs' bio excluded from Samsung trial" Fortune 10:51 AM
  • "2001: Apple Introduces the Dual USB 'IceBook' iBook G3" Low End Mac 10:21 AM
  • "The Macalope Daily: Expect better" Macworld [Insider Content] 9:50 AM
  • "Ted Landau's User Friendly View: Should Your iPhone Be Your Only Camera?" The Mac Observer 9:21 AM
  • "Apple's dirty energy supplier: 'Nothing to see here'" Grist 8:55 AM
  • "Apple Taxes & PR" Forbes 11:09 AM
  • "Apple's tax rate may be just 9.8%" phoneArena 8:55 AM
  • "It's Not Apple's Responsibility to Pay More Taxes" Tech.pinions 8:47 AM
  • "Can an iPad be used to promote free and open source software?" opensource 7:44 AM
  • "There's Still Lots Of Room For Growth Of Apple Products" MacNews 7:43 AM
  • "Twitter's big problem: It still needs better filters" GigaOM 5:34 PM
  • "Why smart authors are cutting Amazon out" VentureBeat 4:54 PM
  • "Netflix's Smart TVs Push May Not Be A Wise One" Forbes 4:53 PM
  • "How to spot dangerous links before you click them" CNET 1:11 PM
  • "Is a Smartphone in Amazon's Hardware Future?" Wired 12:39 PM
  • "Hands On: Dell's New XPS 8500 Desktop" PC Magazine 11:54 AM
  • "Pick your strategy for BYOD: You can't control everything -- nor should you try. To reduce the risk posed by mobile devices, focus on securing data" InfoWorld 11:27 AM
  • "Closing the Tech Ed Gap: Earning a Degree in Employability" E-Commerce Times 10:57 AM
  • "The end of Android as we know it: Given three major threats brewing, it's hard to see how Google's Android sustains its momentum any longer" InfoWorld 11:26 AM
  • "Android Apps Slurp Excessive Data: Nearly half of leading Android apps access more types of data than they require, finds a new security study." InformationWeek 11:16 AM
  • "Android's new ally against the iPhone: Ubuntu" CNET News 10:18 AM
  • "Samsung grabs biggest smartphone share in Q1, says IDC: Samsung's and Apple's unit sales grew, while Nokia, RIM and HTC struggled" IDG News Service 10:51 AM
  • "Akamai: U.S. Web speeds fast, but not blazing like South Korea's" CNET News 10:16 AM
  • "Macquarie cuts US semiconductor sector to neutral" Reuters 10:07 AM
  • "Global mobile phone shipments down 1.5% in Q1: IDC" MarketWatch 9:58 AM
  • "BlackBerry 10: RIM Doesn't Show Key Pieces/At BlackBerry World 2012, Research In Motion gave a preview of its forthcoming BlackBerry 10 platform. Unfortunately, RIM left too much out of sight and didn't deliver on enterprise focus." InformationWeek 1:13 PM
  • "Ears On With the New BlackBerry Music Gateway" PC Magazine 11:56 AM
  • "CNET Dialed In: RIM dabbles in wireless media waters with its new BlackBerry Music Gateway." CNET 10:18 AM
  • "BlackBerry Dev Alpha: First Take" ZDNet UK 12:45 PM
  • "Early Look: BlackBerry 10's Smart New Take On Touchscreen Typing" TechCrunch 12:22 PM
  • "RIM's challenge: Platforms don't sell, gadgets do" ZDNet 12:42 PM
  • "10 Coolest Tech Gadgets to Seal the Deal" TheStreet 9:37 AM
  • "Is a Smartphone in Amazon's Hardware Future?" Wired 8:32 AM
  • "New app makes it easy to get rich off of Apple" Scoopertino 4:25 PM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Apple releases minor updates to iMovie, iPhoto, and Garageband for iOS" 9 to 5 Mac 4:23 PM
  • "Revealed: Facebook Messenger for iPad, iPhone app with video chat in the works" 9 to 5 Mac 4:23 PM
  • "There Are No Demon Monkeys In Subway Surfers, But You Still Have To Run" App Advice 4:20 PM
  • "Mobile Roadie Adds iPad And Mobile Web To App Development Platform" TechCrunch 2:14 PM
  • "The Action Heats Up with New Volcano Levels for SPY Mouse" 148Apps 10:47 AM
  • "Dynamite Jack: Death Becomes Him" App Advice 9:43 AM
  • "10 Beautiful Apps & Websites To Drool Over" ReadWriteWeb 9:22 AM
  • "Logitech iPad case and keyboard charges itself with solar power" The Verge 8:47 AM
  • "Bob 'Dr. Mac' LeVitus Mid-Atlantic MUG Tour Kicks Off Next Week" The MUG Center 8:25 AM
  • "Interleukin Genetics Launches iPhone(R) and iPad(R) App for Its Inherent Health(R) Services" Business Wire 7:56 AM
  • "New Hospitality Inspection Apps by Inspect2GO – Hotel Room Housekeeping/Cleaning, Facility Maintenance/PM, Restaurant and Cruise Ship Cabin - iPad, iPhone or Android" PRWeb 7:54 AM
  • "Successful Jailbreak and Unlock for iOS 5.1 for iPhone 4S/4/3GS" PRWeb 7:54 AM
  • "Jay@Play Brings MushABellies To Life" PRWeb 7:54 AM
  • "OnTrion to Feature New iHangy™ Music Necklace™ at Its International CTIA Wireless 2012 Booth" PRWeb 7:54 AM
  • "mac of all trades © Now Available on the Global Marketplace" PRWeb 7:54 AM
  • "91% Of Mothers Would Prefer To Receive An iPad Than Flowers For Mother's Day" PRWeb 7:54 AM
  • "Inkling launches Frommer's travel guides for iPhone and iPad" paidContent 7:50 AM
  • "iPhone app reduces tinnitus loudness" prMac 11:34 AM
  • "Moving Tales' Releases Three New Enhanced Story Ebooks" prMac 7:49 AM
  • "Stock Calculator Available for iOS" prMac 7:49 AM
  • "OmNom Apps Introduces Anagram Academy - Master the Word Scramble" prMac 7:49 AM
  • "iLuv Drawing People - Now available for iPhone and iPod touch" prMac 7:49 AM
  • "Tunes Addictions 1.0 Free for iOS: Music Player and Social Media Sharing" prMac 7:49 AM
  • "Self Anaysis For Everyone: Life Inventory App: 12-Step Moral Inventory" prMac 7:49 AM
  • "Nosy Crow launches Games App - Pip and Posy: Fun and Games" prMac 7:49 AM
  • "iSugars 3.0 for iPhone + iPad: Find Food Sugar Content based on USDA DB" prMac 7:49 AM
  • "Bombs Juggle 1.0 for iOS - Act Fast and Be Patient" prMac 7:49 AM
  • "24x7digital releases Aw Craps! 2.0 - The Best Casino Craps App" prMac 7:49 AM
  • "TokyoCONSARUai releases Dot Utter for iPhone" prMac 7:48 AM
  • "TokyoCONSARUai releases enm Scan for iPhone" prMac 7:48 AM
  • "Mobile Technology Improves Writing Skills Of Lower-Skilled Students" prMac 7:46 AM
  • "MiniatureCam HD for iPad3/iPad2/iPad - Amazing Video Camera" prMac 7:46 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Jury Deliberates Oracle-Google Trial, the World Waits" AllThingsD 10:12 AM
  • "Oracle v. Google case now in the jury's hands" Reuters [Free Registration Required] 11:15 AM
  • "Oracle v. Google can't MAKE APIs copyrightable -- they HAVE BEEN for more than 20 years" Foss Patents 4:26 PM
  • "Oracle And The End Of Programming As We Know It: If Oracle prevails in its claim that APIs can be copyrighted, nearly every aspect of programming will be changed for the worse." Dr. Dobb's 1:14 PM
  • "Oracle scrambles to contain 0-day disclosure snafu" ZDNet 12:42 PM
  • "Oracle scrambles workarounds for database zero-day" ZDNet UK 12:45 PM
  • "SAP and Oracle up the ante in the phony database wars" ZDNet 9:32 PM
  • "How Microsoft learned to love the outsiders/A motley crew of struggling Internet companies have found an unlikely inspirational coach: Steve Ballmer." Fortune 11:13 AM
  • "Microsoft aims to disrupt Apple and Amazon" MarketWatch 9:59 AM
  • "Microsoft Deal Re-Writes Barnes & Noble's Story: Analysts" CNBC 10:10 AM
  • "Barnes & Noble Deal Shows Microsoft's Patent Power" InformationWeek 10:23 AM
  • "The real story behind the big Microsoft and B&N deal" InfoWorld 11:26 AM
  • "Skype, Microsoft investigating breach exposing IP addresses" CBS News 10:46 AM
  • "Skype investigates tool that reveals users' IP addresses: Skype said the privacy-compromising issue is present in other peer-to-peer systems" IDG News Service 11:27 AM
  • "Windows XP holding on as dominant OS" CNET News 10:17 AM
  • "Microsoft lauds uptick in Internet Explorer market share" V3 12:35 PM
  • "IE continues to rebound in browser market" CNET News 10:18 AM
  • "IE Rides Windows 7 and 'Beauty of the Web' to Continue Rebound" PCWorld 11:59 AM
  • "Microsoft hikes volume prices by more than a third: Microsoft will ramp up the cost of volume licensing by as much as a third from the start of July when it aligns list prices across Europe to the Euro currency." Channel Register 12:29 PM
  • "LG claims misunderstanding on Windows Phone" Electronista 5:31 PM
  • "HP Shipped More Computers Than Apple Last Quarter" Business Insider 12:59 PM
  • "HP tops Apple again in PC shipments: Although the iPad 2 gave Apple a boost last quarter, Hewlett-Packard made a mini comeback in the global PC shipment race." CNET News 4:14 PM
  • "HP regains crown from Apple as world's top PC maker" AppleInsider 5:23 PM
  • "Dell fending off EMC's maintenance push: Customers who bought EMC kit from Dell before the pair dissolved their relationship are not flooding back to the storage specialist for their support needs, according to Steve Schuckenbrock, President of Dell's services operation." The Register 12:30 PM
  • "Dell's rapier-thin PowerEdge M420 to render Hobbits? Launch in three weeks at same time as low power eight-core Xeon E5" The Register 12:31 PM
  • "Dell sees brisk sales of new ultrabooks" Reuters 4:14 PM
  • "Dell: Ultrabook sales better than expected/Dell's XPS 13 is selling better than expected, the company says." PC World 7:08 PM
  • "Dell Alienware Notebooks Sport Intel Ivy Bridge Chips" eWeek 10:58 AM
  • "IBM Nudges U.S. Workers Toward Early Retirement/Exclusive: Thousands of Big Blue employees may be eligible for new program under which they can work reduced hours for less pay, and become immune from layoffs, if they agree to retire by late 2013." InformationWeek 1:15 PM
  • "GlobalFoundries, Infineon, IBM, ST linked to Indian fab plan" EE Times 10:56 AM
  • "New IBM BPM Software Integrates Social, Cloud and Mobile" eWeek 10:57 AM
  • "IBM melds crime-fighting, big data analytics in one security package" Network World 12:02 PM
  • "IBM Helps Sproxil Reduce Counterfeit Drugs in Developing Countries" eWeek 10:58 AM
  • "Intel bakes palm-sized Core i5 NUC to rival Raspberry Pi: A $35 ARM board has Chipzilla rattled or amused?" The Register 12:30 PM
  • "IBM Impact: IBM closes doors on new Watson pilot projects" V3 9:31 PM
  • "NYC vies for tech startup supremacy" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 11:15 AM
  • "Puppet Masters of the Internet: When these ten guys pull the power strings of the Internet, everyone jumps." PCWorld 12:01 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Buy Intel, Microsoft as They Prepare Assault on Apple" TheStreet 4:17 PM
  • "Barclays: iPhone 5 Will Boost Apple, $750 PT" Barron's 9:42 AM
  • "Which is best: hardware, software or services?" asymco 4:26 PM
  • "Apple SVP Sells $38.7M In Stock" Barron's 11:36 AM
  • "Forstall & Drexler Sell Millions Worth of AAPL Stock" The Mac Observer 7:58 AM
  • "Can Adding Apple And Google To The Dow Cause More Harm Than Good?" Seeking Alpha 7:50 AM
Industry News
  • "Intel, H-P lead tech stocks higher; RIM slips: Sourcefire, Shutterfly rise on upbeat results" MarketWatch 4:10 PM
  • "U.S. stocks rise; Dow at highest level since 2007: Data show U.S. manufacturing sector expands in April" MarketWatch 4:11 PM
  • "Wall Street Kicks Off May in Rally Mode" FOXBusiness 11:14 AM
  • "Dow Rallies to Highest Level Since 2007 on Manufacturing" Bloomberg 12:50 PM
  • "Stocks Start May on Positive Note" TheStreet 4:11 PM
  • "Dow closes at a 4-year high" CNNMoney 4:11 PM
  • "Stocks Off Highs, but Dow Ends at 4-Year High" CNBC 4:11 PM
  • "Dow Closes on Four-Year High: A surprisingly strong reading on domestic manufacturing fueled a rally in stocks and drove Dow industrials to their highest level in more than four years." [Paid Membership Required] 4:11 PM
  • "U.S. stocks have lots to consider" CNNMoney 9:35 AM
  • "FTSE 100 extends gains after U.S. data, banks rise: Lloyds rises after earnings; BP drops as quarterly profit falls" MarketWatch 12:51 PM
  • "Canada equities up; RIM shares buck trend: Toronto equities benchmark aims for fifth-straight winning session" MarketWatch 12:56 PM
  • "Asian Shares Mixed" [Paid Membership Required] 9:57 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Japan stocks hurt by yen; rate cut lifts Australia" MarketWatch 9:51 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks rise after U.S. manufacturing data/BP's shares drop in London as first-quarter profit drops 13%" MarketWatch 12:51 PM
  • "Global stocks rise on US, Chinese indicators but many countries remain closed for holiday" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 10:01 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 12:57 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares up at 1 p.m." Associated Press 12:59 PM
  • "4 Top Tech Stocks Where Analysts See About 50% Upside" Seeking Alpha 10:06 AM

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