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MacSurfer's Archive: Wednesday, May 16, 2012
 

 

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Tuesday Highlights: Apple announces record sales for June with quarterly revenue of $37.4 billion compared to $35.3 billion last year, but lagging Street expectations—reports aplenty in our Apple/Macintosh, and Finances sections; Chris O'Brien at the Los Angeles Times says with the momentum and "fever" building around Apple and rumored products, "Apple's swagger returns"; Haydn Shaughnessy believes there is already a threat to Apple + IBM in the form of startups like Mana Health, others; the Wall Street Journal reporting Apple has placed order for 70-80 million large-screen iPhones, more in our Apple/Macintosh section; prediction of when OS X Yosemite to hit our Macs: October 15th or 22nd, as yet another public beta hits the developer wire; Gary Coyne reviews Adobe's Dreamweaver CC-2014; Tuts+ shows how you can run Android on your Mac; Apple Gazette has a review of Scrubly which allows you to clean out duplicates in your iCloud contacts; feature at The Verge from Ben Popper investigates how Google and Apple "are about to throw their muscle behind big platforms for digital health and fitness"; Apple releases new ad all about how we like to personalize our MacBooks with stickers; G for Games citing Chinese source that we'll see a new iPad mini "Air" that will be 30% thinner than current model; Apple granted patent for "comprehensive 'iTime' smartwatch" "based on the idea of converting the square-shaped iPod nano into a smartwatch"; HotHardware reviews new Intel SSD 2500 Pro 240GB; Jonny Evans points us to another 15 iOS 8 features we've learned about this week.

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "What's New on Apple's Next iPhone? Manufacturers say Apple has placed an order for larger display screens for the next generation of iPhone." [Video Report]  MarketWatch 8:02 AM
  • "Apple Moves Toward Larger iPhone Screens"  WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:03 AM
  • "Apple readies iPhone with larger screen: sources" Reuters 8:31 AM
  • "Apple orders larger mobile screens from Asia" MarketWatch 10:14 AM
  • "iPhone 5 release: Display production begins June --WSJ" Computerworld 8:08 AM
  • "Apple 'to introduce larger iPhone screens': Apple is believed to have ordered larger iPhone screens from its Asian suppliers for its next model, according to a report." Telegraph 11:18 AM
  • "Apple 'head and shoulders' above phone rivals in satisfaction survey: iPhone debuts with a record score of 83 out of possible 100 in ACSI consumer satisfaction poll"  Computerworld 2:53 PM
  • "Apple bites Android: Customs halts U.S. sales of HTC phones/Two models held for inspection after a December patent ruling in Apple's favor"  Fortune 8:14 AM
  • "New MacBook, New Cloud, New Leaf: Expectations regarding new MacBook Pro models are running hot, and Apple's upcoming WWDC would be a likely time for the company to show them off. A revamp for iOS and iCloud could also be around the corner. But in addition to new products, Apple may want to also consider a new approach to security, considering the recent spate of malware to hit the Mac platform." MacNewsWorld 8:50 AM
  • "China Mobile in Talks With Apple on Iphone Cooperation" Bloomberg 8:06 AM
  • "China Mobile in talks with Apple for iPhone" Reuters 8:22 AM
  • "China Mobile Confirms Talks with Apple on iPhone" AllThingsD 8:26 AM
  • "China Mobile chief reveals ongoing talks with Apple over the iPhone" The Next Web 8:56 AM
  • "Apple And China Mobile Are Talking iPhone, Might Not Reach An Agreement This Year" TechCrunch 12:04 PM
  • "Apple asks the ITC to throw out five patents HTC received from Google last year" Foss Patents 11:11 AM
  • "Apple wants to squelch five Google patents issued to HTC: In its latest legal salvo, the iPhone maker has asked the ITC to dismiss five patents that Google issued to HTC last year." CNET News 3:06 PM
  • "Apple drops three dependent claims from touchscreen heuristics patent in Motorola lawsuit, continues to assert independent claim 1" Foss Patents 3:07 PM
  • "Apple Sued for Rotating Windows on iOS Devices" Patently Apple 9:01 AM
  • "Apple on Siri lawsuits: Throw them out and be done with it/The iPhone maker says that the claims against its Siri offering are based on 'vague' claims and therefore should be thrown out by the court." CNET News 10:14 AM
  • "Apple blasts Siri class-action: Gold-diggers with unfair expectations" SlashGear 8:54 AM
OS X
News
  • "OpenDNS Blocks Flashback and Other Threats" TidBITS 10:27 AM
  • "Apple Issues QuickTime Patch for Windows, OSX Users Safe" PC Magazine 11:07 AM
  • "Apple rolls out another update to OS X Mountain Lion Developer Preview 3" 9 to 5 Mac 3:40 PM
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "InDesign CS6 overhauls digital publishing workflow to offer versatile new options and format capabilities" Macworld 8:48 AM
  • "CrashPlan+: Reliable cloud backup and online storage" Macworld 8:43 AM
  • "Daisy, Daisy, Clean Up My Disk, Please Do... [Daisy Disk 2.1.1] YMP Now 2:41 PM
  • "Recovering iTunes from an External Hard Drive" iLounge 2:53 PM
  • "How to Solve Profile Manager Configuration Problems" Amsys 8:07 AM
  • "MacMost Now 710: Creating Forms With Tab Stops" MacMost 8:02 AM
  • "Change the Background of Finder Windows" Macinstruct 8:55 AM
  • "Tweak iTunes To Show Songs In Music Library, Not The Store [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 8:51 AM
  • "Mac Tip: Quickly Access And Change Applications With Keystrokes" MacTrast 8:48 AM
  • "Remember Spaces On Your Mac? Here's A Better Version: TotalSpaces" TeraTalks 8:08 AM
  • "6 Ways To Love Pixel Tools On Your Mac (#1, it's cheap, and #2, you need it))" McSolo 8:09 AM
  • "A Visual Way To Use Your Mac To Organize Files, Notes, And Your Brain" BohemianBoomer 8:09 AM
  • "4 Ways 'Lights Out' Enhances The Functionality In Your Mac's Energy Saver App" NoodleMac 8:09 AM
  • "How To Use Your Mac To Turn Digital Photos Into Moku Hanga On The Cheap (hint: wood block printing)" Mac 360 8:08 AM
Op/Ed
  • "It seems to me that Steve Levin's Snow Leopard installations had developed problems that fixing/re-installing Snow Leopard would have solved. Millions of users have no issues with Firefox or Preview. I don't use Excel enough to say that it's better/worse in Lion. I have noticed that everything I use on a daily basis runs slower in Lion. The computer is less responsive and I see significantly more beach balls in Lion than I ever saw in Snow Leopard. 4GB of RAM is enough for 10.6 if you stay away from Safari, but Lion eats it like, well, a hungry lion." MacInTouch 4:29 PM
  • "Ping. Does Anyone Use Ping, Ever?" iSource 3:08 PM
  • "Why Apple's OS X Naming System Is Doomed" Gizmodo 8:43 AM
  • "Anatomy of an iTunes Store account hack" ZDNet 8:36 AM
Press Releases
  • "QuickTime Format Extender Perian to Cease Development" TidBITS 4:16 PM
  • "SMBUp: Puts Samba back on your OS X Lion Mac" FairerPlatform 12:15 PM
  • "Theme Inn Brings iWork's Style To Office With Hundreds Of Amazing Templates" Cult of Mac 11:17 AM
  • "VLC Media Player: One billion downloads and counting" FairerPlatform 9:31 AM
  • "Google Chrome Updated to 19; Squashes Vulnerabilities" Intego 8:50 AM
  • "CUPS 1.5.3 improves USB backend, fixes iCloud print bug" FairerPlatform 8:32 AM
  • "All-in Fitness Goes Mac, Stays Perfect" prMac 11:08 AM
  • "Holderness Media presents Waviary for Mac" prMac 8:53 AM
  • "Chord Dictionary 1.0 for OS X - Reverse Chord Lookup from the Fretboard" prMac 8:26 AM
  • "SmartDay for Mac Beta Now Available, Syncs to iCal, iOS apps, Cloud" prMac 8:25 AM
  • "Virtual gardening fun comes to Mac with Farm Mania 2" prMac 8:25 AM
  • "Micromat announces the release of TechTool Deluxe 3.1.4" prMac 8:25 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Young adults buzzing about celebrity iPhone ads" ["Apple's new iPhone ads featuring Zooey Deschanel and Samuel L. Jackson coincide with an increase in consumer perception for the brand among 18-34 year olds in the US. The recent improvement in consumer perception has pushed iPhone ahead of Android and distanced itself even more from the rest of the mobile device sector."]  YouGov BrandIndex 8:14 AM
  • "The Zooey Deschanel effect: The iPhone's 'buzz' got a bump after Apple started using celebrities in its Siri ads"  Fortune 8:16 AM
  • "Apple iOS to maintain tablet dominance in 2012, says IHS" DigiTimes 8:27 AM
  • "Samsung and HTC hobbled by Apple spat fallout" V3 8:46 AM
  • "HTC phones banned in US after Apple patent win" Macworld UK 8:33 AM
  • "Nielsen: U.S. Consumers Avg App Downloads Up 28% To 41; 4 Of 5 Most Popular Belong To Google" TechCrunch 11:16 AM
  • "Nielsen: Android And iOS Users Account For 88% Of App Downloads In The Past 30 Days" Cult of Android 11:16 AM
  • "Ex-Microsoft exec: 'We shouldn't have taken on Apple with Zune'"  Macworld UK 8:33 AM
  • "Samsung top cell phone maker though Apple's no slouch: Samsung is outshining Nokia and Apple in mobile phone sales, but the iPhone maker saw its global market share more than double, says Gartner." CNET News 8:16 AM
  • "Disney's ESPN in Talks With Apple for Expanded TV Access" ["No deal is imminent with Apple, said Amy Phillips, a spokeswoman for Bristol, Connecticut-based ESPN. 'We're not having conversations with Apple about authenticating WatchESPN,' Phillips said."] Bloomberg 8:13 AM
  • "Tim Cook Meets With Speaker of the House John Boehner"  MacRumors 8:42 AM
  • "Apple's Tim Cook heads to US House of Representatives: Could be lobbying for a tax holiday that would mean Apple could bring back cash reserves to US." Macworld UK 11:10 AM
  • "Tim Cook meets John Boehner" Fortune 8:01 AM
  • "Tim Cook meets with Speaker of US House of Representatives, John Boehner" TUAW 8:42 AM
  • "Sprint's Hesse: We'll Make Money on the iPhone ... Eventually" AllThingsD 8:54 AM
  • "Sprint won't profit from carrying Apple's iPhone until 2015, has no regrets" AppleInsider 11:32 AM
  • "Apple's Siri set a new bar for voice control, says Nuance: Nuance, the voice interaction company says that there are now more than two billion 'voice interactions' from mobile phones every year." Telegraph 8:41 AM
  • "'Social Network' writer Aaron Sorkin to direct Steve Jobs film" CNN 10:37 AM
  • "Battle of the Steve Jobs Movies" Techland 8:46 AM
  • "Steve Jobs movie to be penned by Social Network scribe" Crave @ CNET 8:16 AM
  • "Steve Jobs biopic to be penned by Aaron Sorkin" Network World 10:59 AM
  • "iPhone Engineer and Gmail Designer Team Up on Electric Imp to Connect Devices" AllThingsD 3:03 PM
  • "Apple Retail God Stumbles: JC Penney Is Tanking After Big Miss And More Restructuring Plans" Business Insider 8:21 AM
  • "JC Penney: Definitely not Apple!" [Video Report] CNNMoney 9:37 AM
  • "Greenpeace protesters arrested at Apple HQ" TG Daily 12:04 PM
  • "New app plans to one-up Facebook on iPad using Flash: An upcoming iPad app for Facebook hopes to leapfrog the social giant's own efforts by giving users a way to play Flash-based social games." CNET News 4:27 PM
  • "Apple to help Czech cartoon character Krtek enter U.S. market, Bloomberg reports" Theflyonthewall 8:22 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Verizon to kill unlimited data plans for existing subscribers" CNET News 3:06 PM
  • "Verizon To Axe Unlimited Data Once Their New Data Share Plans Go Live" TechCrunch 2:48 PM
  • "Verizon to kill grandfathered unlimited data plans for customers upgrading to LTE devices" The Verge 2:42 PM
  • "More details emerge about Ikea's Uppleva HDTV" ZDNet 11:48 AM
  • "Android 5.0 Jelly Bean to arrive before December" ZDNet UK 11:50 AM
  • "Google Music upsetting users with device-deauthorization rule" CNET News 12:00 PM
  • "Google to centralize Android development and sales" ZDNet 11:47 AM
  • "Theoretical Physicist Brian Greene Thinks You Might Be a Hologram" Wired 11:46 AM
  • "Gyration Air Mouse Mobile doesn't need a desk to work" V3 11:43 AM
  • "Your Next Smartphone Could Be Safe from Rain and Toilets" Techland 11:42 AM
  • "'Speakerless' Smartphone Transmits Sound Through Connective Tissue" Techland 11:41 AM
  • "3-D printing's radical new world: The next generation of 'Jetsons'-style machines could create guns, illegal keys, narcotics -- and even organs" AlterNet 11:30 AM
  • "Twitter fills with 'Diablo 3' error 37 rage" [Video Report] MSNBC 11:16 AM
  • "T-Mobile CEO Cutting More Jobs, Focusing on 'Customer Delight'" eWeek 10:48 AM
  • "Nvidia's Kepler: Changing the world one computer at a time" TG Daily 11:38 AM
  • "Nvidia Makes the GPU Virtual: Nvidia's new Kepler GPU integrates hardware virtualization, allowing more effective use of GPUs in cloud computing applications – including high performance games streamed from the cloud." PCWorld 11:20 AM
  • "Vodafone Said to Consider European Reorganization" Bloomberg 10:22 AM
  • "LG unveils new user interface for ICS devices: The company says that the new user interface will be known as the Optimus UI 3.0, and run on top of Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)." CNET News 10:07 AM
  • "SAP has a new star: The company has been notoriously lagging in software-as-a-service. Enter one energetic and eccentric executive, Lars Dalgaard." Fortune 10:54 AM
  • "SAP Catches Data Visualization Wave: SAP Visual Intelligence, debuting Wednesday, taps into two hot trends in BI and analytics." InformationWeek 10:12 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "PowerPage Podcast Episode 158 - Here come the wearables" ZDNet 11:16 PM
  • "TUAW TV Live at 5 PM EDT" TUAW 2:53 PM
  • "More Movies, More Mac Tips and Lots of Rumors!" Your Mac Life 2:42 PM
  • "Jeff Carlson Discusses The iPad Pocket Guide" MacVoicesTV 11:30 AM
  • "The Portable Podcast, Episode 137: On this episode of The Portable Podcast, host Carter Dotson discusses the rise of Kickstarter with co-host Brett Nolan, and chats about the launch of Damn You Dragons with developer Mark Peterson." 148Apps 8:54 AM
  • "Reviewing Creative Suite 6: Macworld Podcast #301" Macworld 8:48 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Rumor: LG Display, AU Optronics have passed certification for 'iPad mini' LCD panels" AppleInsider 11:15 PM
  • "Retina-Resolution Displays to Add Up to $100 to Apple's MacBook Pro Costs" MacRumors 2:56 PM
  • "Mac-bound Retina displays will cost Apple a $92 premium from suppliers" AppleInsider 3:04 PM
  • "Retina MacBook screens: Already here: and pricey/So-called 'Retina Displays' in Apple's notebooks are already in the supply channel, and bring an increase in cost, experts say. What's unclear is if consumers will pay more for the improvement." CNET News 3:03 PM
  • "iPhone 5 Stalls Mobile Market Growth" Forbes 2:53 PM
  • "Apple orders 4-inch iPhone screens, says report: The company has been buying larger-sized screens from its Asian suppliers, according to the latest tipoff received by the Wall Street Journal." CNET News 8:06 AM
  • "Apple patches 17 security vulnerabilities in Quicktime for Windows" The Inquirer 8:06 AM
  • "Apple Releases Security Update for QuickTime for Windows" The Mac Observer 4:07 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "MotoHeroz HD For iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $2.99), The iPhone Version Is Also Currently Free" Apple Sliced 8:39 AM
  • "GraviMaze For iPhone Is Free Right Now (Previously $1.99)" Apple Sliced 8:39 AM
  • "Qach For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:39 AM
  • "MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:07 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:07 AM
  • "Apple iMac Buyer's Guide -New 27 Inch Models -Up To $340 Off List Price" MacReviewZone 2:41 PM
  • "Apple Mac Pro Buyer's Guide -12 & 8 Core Models... Save Up To $750 On Current Machines" MacReviewZone 2:41 PM
  • "Mac mini Buyer's Guide -Up to $150 Off Current Models" MacReviewZone 2:41 PM
  • "iPod Nano Buyer's Guide -Up To $30 Off Current Models" MacReviewZone 2:41 PM

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Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "The Loop Is My Favorite iPod Nano Wristband To Date [Review] Cult of Mac 3:05 PM
  • "Video Review: RokForm Rokbed V3 Case & Accessories for the iPhone 4/4s" Run Around Tech 9:31 AM
  • "Best Case Scenario: Cygnett Alumni Case for iPad" Mac|Life 3:04 PM
  • "Review: Cygnett Icon Art Series Case for iPhone 4/4S" Run Around Tech 11:31 AM
  • "Spyder PowerShadow i4 Battery Case for iPhone 4/4S | Video Review | The Mac Observer" The Mac Observer 2:43 PM
  • "Altec Lansing A3 Custom In-Ear Headphones Review" Mac|Life 11:17 AM
  • "Review: Octa Vaccum Dock + Whale Tail for tablets and eReaders" Canadian Reviewer 11:18 AM
  • "3M Confidential Filters Bars Your Mac Screen From Prying Eyes" MacNews 10:13 AM
  • "Diablo III review: Time to buy a new mouse..." Macworld UK 9:32 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Thirst App Will Change The Way You View Twitter" Mashable 9:50 PM
  • "Giving iPad PowerPoint Presentations Just Got a Lot Better" ReadWriteWeb 8:46 AM
  • "iBook Lessons: Using Book Proofer to preview EPUB files" TUAW 2:53 PM
  • "Hands-on with Google Docs's new research tool" Macworld 2:56 PM
  • "Flipboard's Move From 'Social Magazine' To 'Internet Magazine'" MacStories 11:18 AM
  • "Hello iPhoto for iPad & iPhone is an amazing new way to learn" TUAW 3:38 PM
  • "Open Your Ears For Radioline, A Cute Radio App [Review] Cult of Mac 3:06 PM
  • "ISwifter's TheWorx iPad app recreates Facebook, but with games" GigaOM 2:48 PM
  • "Wunderkit Review: Productivity tool recognizes the realities of the workplace" Macworld 8:43 AM
  • "'Gratuitous Space Battles' iPad Review - Wave After Wave of My Own Men" Touch Arcade 3:05 PM
  • "'Brandnew Boy' Review - A Little Bit Of Style, Panache, And... Batman?" Touch Arcade 3:05 PM
  • "N.O.V.A. 3 - Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance Review" Mac|Life 3:04 PM
  • "Adobe Proto Review: A great app to demonstrate around potential clients, but lacking in functionality." 148Apps 3:37 PM
  • "Adobe Collage Review: A nice idea and easy to use but far too limited." 148Apps 2:52 PM
  • "Track 8 Review: Track 8 is a Metro-style music player for the iPad." 148Apps 11:09 AM
  • "Fish Runner Review: A simple endless runner that isn't quite as welcoming as it could be." 148Apps 2:52 PM
  • "Shake Out Review: A simple game where players shake a bunch of balls around to crush ticking time bombs before they explode." 148Apps 2:52 PM
  • "Exponential Invasion Review: Exponential Invasion is a math-based puzzle game slightly reminiscent of Sudoku." 148Apps 11:09 AM
  • "HungrySquid Review: Clever-looking hexagonal twist on Pipe Mania, but..." 148Apps 9:31 AM
  • "The Sandbox Review: Create or destroy pixelated worlds, electrical devices or perpetual machines in this open-ended playground." 148Apps 8:52 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to Save iPhone & iPad Apps & Downgrade an App to a Previous Version" OS X Daily 3:08 PM
  • "How to make a shower karaoke with your iPad" GeekWire 3:08 PM
Tips
  • "Safely Browse The Web With Multi-User Private Browser [iOS Tips] Cult of Mac 3:05 PM
  • "Dear Aunt TUAW: Help me sort iTunes Music by Apple ID" TUAW 2:53 PM
  • "Is my broadband fast enough for iPad? I'm planning to get an iPad but my broadband speed is low. Can I improve the speed?" Telegraph 8:41 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "iPhone 5 Design: 10 Features You Can Count On" eWeek 11:15 PM
  • "Verizon Eliminating Unlimited Data for Users with 4G LTE" The Mac Observer 9:49 PM
  • "I have the MacBook Pro 8,2 (Model A1286 launched Feb 2011) and it definitely does boot into Snow Leopard. I bought it because I understood it was very likely to be the last MBP to do so - like many others I had (and still have) no wish to 'upgrade' to Lion. I cannot say from experience whether the next model (launched in October 2011) still boots into Snow Leopard, but Mactracker says it boots only into 10.7.2 or later, so it seems I acted in time. Clearly, the safe option is to go for the Feb 2011 model. I hope this helps." MacInTouch 4:28 PM
  • "Nvidia GeForce Grid: Killing off Game Consoles?" Tech.pinions 4:19 PM
  • "How to distribute Kickstarter apps: Ask Apple" TUAW 2:53 PM
  • "'Details matter at Apple. A Lot'" 9 to 5 Mac 2:52 PM
  • "Sprint CEO: iPhone deal will pay off 'over time'" The Verge 2:54 PM
  • "Verizon to kill unlimited data plans, Sprint: iPhone deal to pay off by 2015" Apple Headlines 2:49 PM
  • "How Many Daily Downloads Does It Take To Reach The Top Of The App Store?" TechCrunch 2:48 PM
  • "Which New MacBook Pro Rumors Stand The Best Chance Of Becoming Reality? – The 'Book Mystique" MacPrices 2:41 PM
  • "Flexible Displays Landing in 2012, But Not in Apple Gear" Wired 12:04 PM
  • "We must fix the deplorable tech patent situation, and soon" ZDNet 11:19 AM
  • "Browser Wars on iOS? Seems Unlikely" Techland 11:17 AM
  • "The Macalope Daily: Survey says" Macworld [Insider Content] 11:10 AM
  • "Why Is Apple So Scared? As Android widens its lead in the smartphone and tablet marketplace, Apple is starting to look a little frightened." The Atlantic Wire 11:05 AM
  • "Judge: Apple at Heart of Ebook Price Fixing Conspiracy" The Mac Observer 11:04 AM
  • "Three scenes from Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs biopic we can't wait to see: Apple's CEO left the master of dysfunctional relationships a lot of material to work with" Fortune 11:04 AM
  • "Here Are All The Apple TV Rumors You Need To Know" [Slideshow] Business Insider 10:28 AM
  • "No End In Sight For IPhone, IPad Growth" MacNews 10:13 AM
  • "Apple patent spats finally pay off" BGR 9:34 AM
  • "Apple iPhone 5, iTV launches to bolster transportation networks?"  ZDNet 11:07 AM
  • "Bigger iPhone Display: Why Apple Has No Choice" InformationWeek 10:14 AM
  • "Why a 4-inch iPhone makes sense (Hint: not due to Android)" GigaOM 9:34 AM
  • "An Apple Fanboy Loves His Nokia Lumia So Much That He Sent A Letter To Microsoft" Business Insider 9:33 AM
  • "Apple's Defense of Siri in Class-Action Lawsuit Doesn't Actually Say Siri Doesn't Suck" Gizmodo 9:33 AM
  • "The evidence for an iOS Maps overhaul"  TechHive 11:17 AM
  • "What iOS 6 might mean for Maps"  Macworld 9:31 AM
  • "Apple, Please Implement This Fold-To-Unlock Concept In The iOS (Or Jailbreakers - Develop It)" App Advice 8:41 AM
  • "WSJ: iPhone 5 getting 4-inch+ screen" ZDNet 11:19 AM
  • "Rumor: iPhone With 4 Inch Screen Begins Production Next Month" AppleBitch 8:47 AM
  • "Apple's new iPhone to feature 4-inch display, start production in June: Report" The Next Web 8:31 AM
  • "Next iPhone will have bigger screen, measuring 'at least' 4 inches, reports WSJ" The Verge 8:29 AM
  • "Imports of HTC One X and Evo 4G LTE delayed pending customs investigation resulting from ITC ruling" Edible Apple 11:31 AM
  • "US Customs 'delays' HTC One X, Evo 4G" Tapscape 8:32 AM
  • "HTC One X and Evo 4G LTE blocked at US Customs for possible violation of Apple patent" Apple Headlines 8:26 AM
  • "Cassandra -Wednesday Review -The Week in Full Swing" eXtensions 8:10 AM
  • "I Won't Buy An Apple Television Unless It Has A Magic Ingredient" PixoBebo 8:08 AM
Non-Apple
  • "6 Good apps for the BlackBerry Playbook" ZDNet 11:49 AM
  • "Nielsen: U.S. Consumers Avg App Downloads Up 28% To 41; 4 Of 5 Most Popular Belong To Google" TechCrunch 11:35 AM
  • "Risk-free Internet TV/Attention Hulu and Netflix: It's not TV, it's the Internet. Original programming needs to take more chances" Salon 11:30 AM
  • "Angry Birds Tops Companies' List of Banned Apps" Network World 11:20 AM
  • "WiMAX vs. LTE: Should You Switch?" PC Magazine 11:19 AM
  • "How to drag your users out of the Stone Age: Too many businesses try to compete using last-century work habits. Here's how IT can help shift their outlook to this-century mastery" InfoWorld 11:00 AM
  • "Why you should block Facebook access at the office: While you're at it, get rid of Twitter, CNN, and the rest of the social networking distractions, too" InfoWorld 10:59 AM
  • "Tablet, Smartphone Use Increasing Worker Productivity: CDW" eWeek 10:48 AM
  • "Cloud Computing Key to Fighting Data Loss" eWeek 10:48 AM
  • "The Rise of Open Source" CRM Buyer 10:47 AM
  • "Unified communications still fragmented: ROI, implementation issues keep adoption rates low" Computerworld 10:35 AM
  • "Is Google Readying a 'Nexus' Android Invasion?" Techland 11:41 AM
  • "Grad Gift Ideas for Class of 2012" ABCNews 10:18 AM
  • "How will Hewlett Packard's Envy Spectre XT Complete against Apple's MacBook Air?" The Motley Fool 9:55 AM
  • "How does HTC Evo 4G LTE stack up against HTC One X?" The Verge [Free Registration Required] 9:48 AM
  • "You're only worth $1.21 to Facebook" CNNMoney 10:30 AM
  • "Is there life after ads for St Zuck?" The Register 11:39 AM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg, Social Revolutionary" Forbes 10:52 AM
  • "Zuckerberg's Facebook Story Is Study In Contrasts" Associated Press 10:05 AM
  • "Facebook CEO's pledge to make world more connected contrasts sharply with public persona" Associated Press [Free Registration Required] 9:49 AM
  • "Gartner: Q1 2012 Phone Sales Declined 2%, Dragged Down By Asia-Pacific. Samsung Leads All" TechCrunch 11:36 AM
  • "Facebook Is 'Getting Worse, Not Better' -- It's Not Just GM That Thinks Facebook Ads Don't Work" Business Insider 8:42 AM
  • "Android device diversity and fragmentation charted in minute detail"  The Verge 8:29 AM
Humor/Cartoons
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Sheep Up! - a puzzle platform game for iPhone/iPad" prMac 9:49 PM
  • "Party Doodles combines the iPad and Apple TV into a party game" iLounge 3:38 PM
  • "Google launches iOS app for its recommendation service Schemer" The Next Web 2:49 PM
  • "Chillingo's Commando Jack Gets Ready to Hit the App Store" PadGadget 12:02 PM
  • "John F. Braun Looks at Mac Security on Not Another Mac Podcast" The Mac Observer 9:31 AM
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Computer Industry
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  • "Jury retires to decide on Google Oracle patent dispute: A California jury has retired to consider claims that Google has violated patents belonging to software developer Oracle." BBC 10:20 AM
  • "Jury set to consider patent claims in Oracle-Google Java trial" V3 11:43 AM
  • "Oracle patent claims versus Google sent to jury" Reuters 11:30 AM
  • "Oracle, Google lawyers outline potential trial roadmap" CNET News 3:06 PM
  • "11 Jurors Consider Claims of Android Patent Infringement" Wired Magazine 11:46 AM
  • "Oracle Drops New Documents In Itanium Trial, and They're Juicy" AllThingsD 9:43 AM
  • "Oracle releases HP documents: 'Make your own decision'" ZDNet 11:48 AM
  • "Scope of damages phase of Oracle-Google trial will likely depend on copyrightability decision" Foss Patents 11:22 AM
  • "Oracle: The Most Undervalued Cloud Name" TheStreet 9:56 AM
  • "HP Fires Back at Oracle With a Document Drop of Its Own" AllThingsD 3:08 PM
  • "EU regulators: We'll scrutinize Windows RT browser behavior" CNET News 10:07 AM
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  • "In TV Race, Microsoft Has Lead, Forrester Says" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:58 AM
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  • "Microsoft touts 400% Asia growth for Office 365" The Register 11:40 AM
  • "Microsoft to charge customers $99 to remove OEM 'crapware'" ZDNet 11:47 AM
  • "Microsoft Store trims Xbox 360 price by $50" CNET News 10:06 AM
  • "IBM helps oil companies manage gusher of data" Reuters 10:10 AM
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  • "Senate bill slots 55,000 tech green cards: Latest effort on green cards for science, technology, engineering and math graduates is from Republican Sen. John Cornyn" Computerworld 10:34 AM
  • "What Tech Issues Loom Large for Election 2012?" CIO 11:21 AM
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  • "Internet M&A Deals Down 55% Year-Over-Year, Thanks To Tech IPO Boom" TechCrunch 11:34 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "This Might Be Apple's Biggest Opportunity Yet" The Motley Fool 11:15 PM
  • "The Apple Obsession And The Facebook IPO" Seeking Alpha 4:21 PM
  • "Apple Is Helping Lift This Industry With New iPad and iPhone Production" Wall St. Cheat Sheet 11:06 AM
  • "Apple Tumbles: The Short, Medium, And Long-Term View" Seeking Alpha 4:21 PM
  • "Einhorn still likes Apple, thinks MLM overvalued" Reuters 3:38 PM
Industry News
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  • "Dow, S&P End Lower for 4th Day on Greece Woes" CNBC 4:30 PM
  • "Stocks Finish With Mild Losses" TheStreet 4:30 PM
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  • "Asia Stocks Fall Most This Year as Greek Vote Spurs Euro Concern" Bloomberg 9:50 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks dive as Greek political crisis deepens/Hang Seng Index, Kospi each shrink more than 3%" MarketWatch 9:38 AM
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  • "European Stocks Fall to Lowest This Year Amid Greece Concern" Bloomberg 11:54 AM
  • "Europe Markets: European stocks uneasy as Greece focus remains/Richemont drives luxury-goods gains; banks help lift Paris bourse" MarketWatch 11:54 AM
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