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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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  • "What Tim Cook's comments reveal about Apple's future"  Wired 10:35 AM
  • "Steve Jobs at D: A Retrospective (Video)"  AllThingsD 6:35 AM
  • "Collected Videos of Late Apple Co-Founder Steve Jobs at D, Now Free on iTunes" AllThingsD 7:13 AM
  • "All Things D Is Haunted by the Man Who Isn't Here" Wired 12:03 PM
  • "Oracle's Larry Ellison and Pixar's Ed Catmull on Their Friend, Steve Jobs (Video)" AllThingsD 7:10 AM
  • "Ellison Says Legacy Of Apple's Jobs Compares To Picasso"  Bloomberg 6:44 AM
  • "Ellison Praises Jobs, Brands Apotheker a 'Criminal'" [Video Report] Bloomberg 8:08 AM
  • "Steve Jobs was 'a bit of a control freak,' says Oracle CEO" T3 7:21 AM
  • "Steve Jobs Still Looms Large"  New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:51 AM
  • "Apple's Cook right about PC-tablet fusion fantasy/Apple's chief executive expounds: A tablet and a PC is not a marriage made in heaven." CNET News 6:31 AM
  • "Apple's new iPad close to finally launching in China after receiving sales license" The Next Web 7:07 AM
  • "Apple assembly plant conditions still harsh in China: activists" Reuters 6:35 AM
  • "WWDC: A look back at the biggest Apple announcements" T3 7:35 AM
  • "Apple Owns Up to a Rare Mistake/Apple is a hit factory, but even it puts out a clunker from time to time. After nearly two years, iTunes Ping: the company's stab at turning digital music into a social platform: has failed to gain traction." The Motley Fool 6:51 AM
  • "Apple Serves Up Mac Business/Enterprise Resources Ahead of Mountain Lion" Cult of Mac 4:14 PM
  • "My Mac ran out of battery abruptly (shut off without warning) and when I rebooted, acts like it wants to start fresh and doesn't know about any existing accounts. The ~/Library/Mail folder is still there. I have a CrashPlan backup of that folder as well. I tried restoring the entire folder from CrashPlan with the same result in (asks for account setup when run). I've tried restoring older versions of from before the crash with no effect. Which other files can I try restoring to get things back working again?" MacInTouch 1:12 PM
  • "Final Cut Pro X: Frequently Asked Questions" Apple Support 7:15 AM
  • "Aperture 3: Number of Aperture items seem to vary when sharing with the Media Browser" Apple Support 7:15 AM
  • "4 Ways To Love The Mac App For Hardcore Weather Watchers" Mac 360 9:30 PM
  • "Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 adds mobile tools but neglects core Web technologies" Macworld 8:17 AM
  • "Mac OS X 10.7.4 and Grand Robert: An even better workaround" Betalogue 7:34 AM
  • "How to Disable 'All My Files' in Lion" Amsys 9:31 AM
  • "Have Your Mac Read eBooks To You [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 8:29 AM
  • "What Price Online Photo Gallery? Try A Free Mac App (and not so free photo gallery)" TeraTalks 7:05 AM
  • "A New Revolution Begins: An iPhone Inspired Reminder App For The Mac" PixoBebo 7:05 AM
  • "Where Should A Free Notes App Live On Your Mac (in the Menubar with everything else)" BohemianBoomer 7:11 AM
  • "The Drop Dead Easiest Free Way To Share Files, Links, Photos" McSolo 7:20 AM
  • "Got Menubar Clutter On Your Mac? What You Need Is A Mac Bartender App" Mac 360 7:05 AM
  • "Apple Releases IOS Security Guide" Slashdot 9:28 PM
  • "How Will Mac App Store Sandboxing Affect You?" Kirkville 5:06 PM
Press Releases
  • "QuarkXPress 9.3 update features new Kindle support" Macworld 8:43 PM
  • "Spiderweb Software Updates Avernum: Escape From the Pit for the Macintosh." Spiderweb Software 4:23 PM
  • "SafeWebApp Enables Serial Number Activation of Web Apps: Turn Web Content into a Protected, Sellable Product Activated on Specific Devices" Excel Software 3:49 PM
  • "Nuance's Dragon Express for Mac OS App Store Now Available in French, German and Italian Languages" Business Wire 8:05 AM
  • "SnipEdges 1.0 for Mac OS X - Drag-and-Drop Snippet Manager" prMac 8:20 AM
  • "Zevrix Updates BatchOutput Server for Adobe InDesign CS6 Compatibility" prMac 6:47 AM
  • "Sheffield Softworks Makeup Artist Released for FCP X, Motion and AE" prMac 6:47 AM
  • "Getting Ready for Mountain Lion - Prepare to Pounce on Apple's Newest OS" prMac 6:47 AM
  • "ExactScan Pro 2.20 - Mac support for Canon DR ImageFORMULA scanners" ExactCode 6:21 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple has 'locked down' RF suppliers for next iPhone, may move to advanced filter tech" AppleInsider 5:43 PM
  • "Apple turns over entire inventory every five days" AppleInsider 5:14 PM
  • "Steve Jobs speaks from beyond grave: 'iPads are toys'" The Register 8:49 AM
  • "Steve Jobs film 'like writing about the Beatles' says Sorkin" Crave @ CNET 6:42 AM
  • "Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs film: 'A minefield of disappointment'" Fortune 6:50 AM
  • "Painting a complex portrait of Steve Jobs" TG Daily 12:00 PM
  • "Tony Fadell: The Man Who Invented the iPod/Tony Fadell, the creator of the most iconic product of the last decade--Apple's iPod--talks about the earlier innovations, and missteps, that helped him change personal electronics forever." [Video Report] Inc. 7:19 AM
  • "Apple's Recipe for Success: The former Creative Director for Apple, Ken Segall, says simplicity is key in design and business." [Video Report] Bloomberg 8:07 AM
  • "Apple iPhone enters prepaid world with Cricket: Want a prepaid version of the iPhone? It'll cost you." CNET News 7:18 AM
  • "Leap Wireless, AKA Cricket, to Offer Prepaid iPhone Starting Next Month" AllThingsD 8:18 AM
  • "Leap Wireless to Sell Prepaid iPhone" [Paid Membership Required] 9:20 AM
  • "Apple comments on pre-paid iPhone" The Loop 1:25 PM
  • "What will happen to the guy who sold the iPad prototype?" ["'I don't know if it was stolen from Apple, or if the person who was working with it kept it,' the man told Wired. 'Judging by how Apple works, it's most likely stolen, but I'm not sure about that.'"] Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 10:55 AM
  • "Is Facebook building an iTunes/Google Play competitor? While Amazon and Apple have huge leads, Facebook has enough users, personalization, technology, and convenience to gain a foothold selling movie, music, and other digital goods." CNET News 6:31 AM
  • "Mike Daisey blasts Mossberg, Swisher over Tim Cook interview" CNET News 10:02 AM
  • "Claim: Spotify nearly prevented from entering US by Apple?" Electronista 7:19 AM
  • "Crucial's dinner with Woz called off in favor of gift card, donation: The memory-maker says dinner with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is off the table as the grand prize of its contest." CNET News 6:30 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "RIM Patents Illustrate Reinvention of BlackBerry & Beyond" Patent Bolt 1:35 PM
  • "Zombie proof condos sell out" TG Daily 11:34 AM
  • "Lightest Ultrabook on the Planet? Gigabyte Unveils X11 Carbon Fiber Laptop" Techland 11:51 AM
  • "Opera Mini 7 Browser Comes to Basic Phones" PC Magazine 11:05 AM
  • "Giving meaning to the Semantic Web" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 10:42 AM
  • "Verizon's plan to offer supersonic internet" Fortune 10:38 AM
  • "Freescale pushes wireless recharge" EE Times 10:31 AM
  • "Droid Razr likely to get Ice Cream Sandwich soon" TG Daily 11:42 AM
  • "Asustek, HTC back off from new Chromebook" DigiTimes 10:31 AM
  • "JavaScript founder dismisses Google Native Client: Brendan Eich says forthcoming ECMAScript 6 is sufficient and Native Client lacks necessary vendor support" InfoWorld 10:45 AM
  • "New plugin lets users fix Google's text translations" CNET News 12:30 PM
  • "Google Project Glass: Contact Lenses a 'Long-Term Thing'" Techland 11:50 AM
  • "World Wonders Project: Google Offers Virtual Tours of Famous Sites" Associated Press 11:49 AM
  • "Google's 7in Jelly Bean Android tablet spied in benchmark" Register Hardware 11:45 AM
  • "Android 4.0 tablet for under $400? Say hello to the IdeaTab.: The Android-powered IdeaTab S2109 was introduced by Lenovo this week. The IdeaTab, which is powered by the Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, will reportedly retail for $349. " Christian Science Monitor 10:24 AM
  • "Search giants' new features designed to dazzle new users" Boston Globe [Free Registration Required] 10:15 AM
  • "Digital music sales outstrip CDs and records" BBC 8:30 AM
  • "Inside Nokia's Struggle Against the iPhone: Nokia's top-of-the-range Lumia 900 costs $200 less than the cheapest iPhone 4S. But Nokia pays more for the parts. Ben Rooney in London explains how big a problem this is for Nokia." [Video Report] MarketWatch 8:20 AM
  • "Is This the Key to Vastly Better Batteries? One company thinks it's solved a key problem that's been holding back new energy technology." Technology Review 6:41 AM
  • "Michael E. Cohen Takes Control of iBooks Author" MacVoicesTV 3:48 PM
  • "Nolan Bushnell and Atari on Pong, Steve Jobs, and touch interfaces" TUAW 7:33 AM
  • "Taller Next-Generation iPhone Front Panel Caught on Video" MacRumors 4:26 PM
  • "That pesky taller iPhone 5 screen pops up on video: Wondering just how much bigger that next-generation iPhone screen might be? A new video of the leaked part shows it getting cozy with an iPhone 4S." CNET News 4:34 PM
  • "Hardware details of the next iPhone (N41AP / iPhone5,1) and more on the new Maps app"  9 to 5 Mac 11:26 AM
  • "iOS 6 beta said to reveal iPhone 5 processor chip, GPU, other under-the-hood hardware" iMore 1:30 PM
  • "November reign: Amid rumors and innuendo, a launch date emerges for MS Word on iPad"  The Daily 11:59 AM
  • "Microsoft Office for iPad & Android Set for November 10 Launch" The Mac Observer 1:36 PM
  • "Rumor: Microsoft Office For iPad To Be Unleashed On November 10" AppleBitch 1:36 PM
  • "Apple to 'Pull String' And Introduce iTV OS Demo at WWDC on June 11" Forbes 6:33 AM
  • "WWDC: iPhone in the wings, expect software surprises" Computerworld 9:05 AM
  • "Don't buy a new TV, wait for Apple's – Analyst: Gene Munster thinks Tim Cook has subtly revealed that Apple's HDTV is on its way" Macworld UK 7:10 AM
  • "Is this the iPhone 5? First pictures of Apple's new smartphone are 'leaked': Same website correctly predicted information on the iPad 2 - but are these images of the next smartphone?" Mirror UK 12:53 PM
  • "iPhone 5 blueprint is more evidence of taller 4-inch screen" Crave @ CNET 6:41 AM
  • "Death To The Dock Connector? Apple Is Looking For A Connector Design Engineer" TechCrunch 7:13 AM
  • "Apple may be hiring engineers to redesign 30-pin dock connector" Ars Technica 2:10 PM
  • "Apple Job Postings Hint at New Dock Connector on Future iDevices" The Mac Observer 2:10 PM
  • "Reliable source says no chance Apple will ax Mac Pro: One well-connected insider has given Mac users hope that Apple will release a new Mac Pro with a comment that there is no chance Apple will discontinue the line."  AppleInsider 1:26 PM
  • "Mac Pro won't die, says the beard" Tapscape 1:27 PM
  • "Apple: iPad 'Cannibalization' of Mac Uncertain, Says Needham" Barron's 3:45 PM
  • "25 years of HyperCard—the missing link to the Web: Before the World Wide Web did anything, HyperCard did everything." Ars Technica 12:04 PM
Apple Patent Applications
  • "Apple Invents New Fault Monitoring Battery & More" Patently Apple 8:50 AM
  • "Apple Patent Is For Computer With Illuminable Portion For Feedback" MacNews 8:26 AM
  • "Apple Wants To Simplify Transfer Of Media Status Info" MacNews 8:49 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Snapseed (Top Photo App) For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $4.99)" Apple Sliced 8:58 AM
  • "Early Bird For iPhone Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:58 AM
  • "Escape from Age of Monsters HD For iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99), The iPhone Version Is Also Free" Apple Sliced 8:58 AM
  • "iPad (2012) Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:07 AM
  • "iPod touch Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:07 AM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 16 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 7:19 AM

  • "CM4 Q Card Case for iPhone 4/4S" iLounge 6:31 PM
  • "Behind the Lenses of Two iPhone Camera Accessories" AllThingsD 8:19 AM
  • "HTC Evo 4G LTE Review: Head-To-Head With The iPhone 4S And The Galaxy Nexus" TechCrunch 8:49 AM
  • "Battle of the iPhone Cases" Wired 7:29 AM
  • "Prizm Stand A Great Choice For Displaying Your IOS Device" MacNews 8:05 AM
  • "Pixma MX512: Nice output, pricey black ink" Macworld 7:18 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Type on PDF and Type on PDF Pro for iPhone and iPad: Complex PDF creation apps have features that may appeal to businesses" Macworld 1:30 PM
  • "Quip for iPad review" iMore 7:14 AM
  • "Square Register, Pay With Square Aim To Change How You Pay [Hands-On] Mashable 7:10 AM
  • "iStopMotion for iPad review: Stop-motion animation is a lot easier and faster to achieve than you might think... especially on the iPad." Telegraph 7:07 AM
  • "Clichéd iOS Game Design Drags Down Slingshot RacingWired 2:36 PM
  • "Run Like The Wind as the Skyrise Runner – iPad Game Review" PadGadget 4:14 PM
  • "Speedway GP 2012 Review: The official game of the FIM Speedway GP 2012 Season." 148Apps 1:29 PM
  • "Parker Planner Review: A handy all in one organizational tool to make life easier." 148Apps 11:28 AM
  • "Little 3 Kingdoms Review: Gather an army and take control of ancient China in this charming, 2D strategy game." 148Apps 10:36 AM
  • "CrossWorlds: The Flying City Review/A hidden object puzzle game that lacks a dose of personality." 148Apps 9:20 AM
  • "Duckers Review: Retro Dreamer's newest game, Duckers, challenges players to dive and dig through the ground for treasure, avoiding various hazards." 148Apps 8:18 AM
  • "Manually configuring an iCloud email account" Macworld 6:35 PM
  • "How to Locate Your iPad on a Map" Macinstruct 8:43 AM
  • "How To Make Windows and Mac OS Play Nicely Together: All of the PCs in my house run Windows, but I carry a Macbook Air on the road. Here's how you can integrate the disparate worlds of Microsoft and Apple." PCWorld 9:28 PM
  • "Dear Aunt TUAW: Help me track my iTunes spending" TUAW 2:29 PM
  • "Cassandra: Friday Review -The Weekend Arrives" eXtensions 9:29 PM
  • "ITC Judge May Turn to Cheech & Chong in Apple/Samsung Case" The Mac Observer 6:01 PM
  • "Steve Jobs: You Can Only Do Some Things Great, Cast All Else Aside" AllThingsD 4:14 PM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cooks knocks Windows 8 'baggage': Hammers all-in-one OS, says it 'brings the baggage from the past' to tablets, satisfying no one" Computerworld 3:50 PM
  • "Why Apple Is Smart to Double Down on Siri" Forbes 3:46 PM
  • "Does an iPad Need Scratch Protection?" OS X Daily 1:30 PM
  • "Report: Apple Supplier Foxconn's Working Conditions Remain Poor" The Mac Observer 12:50 PM
  • "Do these blueprints show the iPhone 5?" ZDNet 12:05 PM
  • "Steve Jobs: Peacocks, Pixar and how he hired Tim Cook" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 12:01 PM
  • "Apple TV is the Anti-iPad: Apple TV didn't benefit from the iPads meteoric rise, but it is far from a failure."  PC Magazine 11:25 AM
  • "Apple's Foxconn: More Hopeless Nonsense About Wages From SACOM" Forbes 10:35 AM
  • "The Macalope Daily: And now a word from some kooks" Macworld 10:34 AM
  • "How Steve Jobs and Apple's customer base convinced Tim Cook to join Apple" Network World 10:33 AM
  • "Hidden Dimensions: Apple HDTV: a Winning, Beautiful Crystal Prison" The Mac Observer 1:26 PM
  • "Dear Apple: Please Keep the iPhone Locked Down"  Tech.pinions 8:43 AM
  • "Why Steve Jobs Would Have Loved Digital Learning" Forbes 8:20 AM
  • "Proposed FCC ruling could allow Apple to become a MVPD" MacNews 8:06 AM
  • "Why Apple wants to build its own mapping service: It's all in the usage Stats"  The Next Web 7:33 AM
  • "Regarding an Apple TV App Store" iMore 7:14 AM
  • "Who'd want a sarcastic Siri?" TG Daily 6:50 AM
  • "At All Things Digital Conference, Talk of Disruptions" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:27 PM
  • "EFF asks which tech companies 'have your back': The tech advocacy group finds, Twitter and SpiderOak do well." Ars Technica 7:39 PM
  • "Flame Malware's Ties To Stuxnet, Duqu: Details Emerge" InformationWeek 12:34 PM
  • "BYOD: How to avoid Bring Your Own Danger" ZDNet UK 12:09 PM
  • "Learn to Code By Watching Others Write It" Webmonkey 12:01 PM
  • "Cloud Computing: do you have a clue?" ZDNet 12:05 PM
  • "Is your SMB running unauthorized cloud apps? Find out" ZDNet 12:05 PM
  • "3D TV Without Glasses Just Isn't Happening" PC Magazine 11:05 AM
  • "Ruby and the myth of developer productivity" InfoWorld 10:45 AM
  • "17 JavaScript tools for the HTML5 generation: Look beyond jQuery and you'll find a wealth of JavaScript libraries tuned for mobile devices, Canvas-based animation, HTML5 video, local databases, and more" [Slideshow] InfoWorld 10:44 AM
  • "Skyrim Dawnguard Trailer Unveiled: Get Your Van Helsing On" Techland 11:50 AM
  • "Where Did Help Go? Today's Software Assistance Is Lame: Software companies used to put a lot of money and effort into help systems. Now it's been thrown in the trash. Need help? What we're left with is Google and Siri." InformationWeek 10:06 AM
  • "The Second Coming Of Facebook: Beyond the post-IPO gloom lurks unchanged potential for greatness." InformationWeek 10:06 AM
  • "Is Facebook building an iTunes/Google Play competitor?" CNET News 10:01 AM
  • "Rejected: 5 Computer Accessories That Bombed" Minyanville 9:46 AM
  • "Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight Teardown" iFixit 9:36 AM
  • "A Number of Hang-Ups for Nokia: MKM Partners values the handset business at zero." Barron's 9:48 AM
  • "Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight Teardown" iFixit 8:06 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "New Netflix iOS app capitulates to bandwidth caps" GigaOM 6:26 PM
  • "Griffin, Threadless team on cases for iPad + iPhone" iLounge 4:14 PM
  • "iRig MIC Cast iDevice microphone now shipping" AppleTell 1:11 PM
  • "Yocto Alarm Clock for iOS is free, full featured and very nice" TUAW 12:19 PM
  • "Hipstamatic Makes an iPad Magazine out of User Photos" AllThingsD 12:18 PM
  • "Light-Powered Typing With Logitech's New Solar Keyboard for Mac, iPad and iPhone" MacPrices 12:03 PM
  • "Robot Camera Films Underwater, Streams Discoveries to Your iPad" PCWorld 11:26 AM
  • "Cricket Wireless to Offer iPhone on June 22: ~ Unlimited Talk, Text and Data for Just $55 a Month" PRNewswire 8:27 AM
  • "Ludwig 'The One'™ Receivers to be Compatible with Apple ™ iPod Docking Stations" PRNewswire 8:27 AM
  • "Fiksu Unveils Version 2.0 of Fiksu® for Mobile Apps' SDK, Providing Broadest Non-UDID Attribution Alternatives" PRNewswire 8:27 AM
  • "ITV adds live streaming and AirPlay Mirroring to iOS app" The Verge 8:20 AM
  • "Get things done with iOS app post-it notes" Digital Trends 8:17 AM
  • "StoryToys Releases Farm 123 - a Stunning 3D Board Book App for Kids" PRWeb 8:09 AM
  • "'AtPlayMusic' Makes Music Lessons Fun with New Video Game App for Beginners: First of its kind App now available on iTunes" Business Wire 8:05 AM
  • "Money See, MoneyDue: Intuit Introduces New App for iPhone and iPod Touch; Converts Business Appointments into Payments" Business Wire 8:04 AM
  • "The Full 'Marathon' Trilogy Now Available on iOS for Free" Touch Arcade 7:34 AM
  • "Angry Birds Space Transports You To Utopia With Latest Update" App Advice 7:13 AM
  • "Netflix iOS Update Focuses On Usability And Saving Customers Money" Cult of Mac 11:27 AM
  • "Netflix Pushes Updated iOS App" PC Magazine 11:26 AM
  • "Netflix's iOS App Update Adds New Video player, Controls and More" The Next Web 6:58 AM
  • "Paper For iPad Update Brings Exporting To PDF, Increases 'Rewind' History" Cult of Mac 7:34 AM
  • "Paper for iPad update adds PDF sharing and extends rewind history" The Verge 6:55 AM
  • "Augmented Reality Business Card app available for download via iTunes" prMac 8:20 AM
  • "Bubble Chart Pro PLUS Solves the Project Prioritization Problem" prMac 8:19 AM
  • "Learn to draw dinosaurs step by step with iLuv Drawing Dinosaurs app" prMac 6:48 AM
  • "Infant Visual Stimulation 1.5 for iOS: Flashcards Help Babies Learn+Grow" prMac 6:48 AM
  • "SpinWarp Gives Users Nearly Limitless Effects For Photo Manipulation" prMac 6:48 AM
  • "Legends of Taylen: Coming of Humans Puts Readers Into The Story" prMac 6:48 AM
  • "Duck Duck Moose Launches Princess Fairy Tale Maker for iPad and iPhone" prMac 6:48 AM
  • "Speed PRO 3.0 adds Themes including 5 with Aqua and Holographic Colors" prMac 6:47 AM
  • "Small Planet releases Dragon Brush, an irresistible storybook app" prMac 6:47 AM
  • "Nova Golf Released for iPhone, iPad, and iPad Touch" prMac 6:47 AM
  • "iPhone Social Media Monitoring Introduced in Mobile Spy v6.0" prMac 6:47 AM
  • "Fish Crackers for iOS - Advancing Assembling Puzzles to the New Level" prMac 6:47 AM
  • "EQ Player - Best Sound Quality Free Equalizer + Effector Support Player" prMac 6:47 AM
  • "AngryOrange Studios releases Glow Worm Lite 1.0 for iOS: Sim/Arcade Game" prMac 6:47 AM
Computer Industry
  • "HP, Oracle Set for Trial in Bitter Feud Over Intel's Itanium: Jury selection is scheduled to begin May 31 in the case, which was prompted by Oracle's decision to no longer support Intel's controversial Itanium chip platform." eWeek 10:33 AM
  • "Oracle and HP: chips with everything" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 3:48 PM
  • "HP Could Have More Layoffs as Asian Competition Mounts" Forbes 9:45 AM
  • "HP says Whitman's politics are her own: But CEO may be taking on risks by helping Romney" Computerworld 10:27 AM
  • "Oracle's cloud-hating CEO Ellison has had an about-face: He actually likes the cloud now" VentureBeat [Free Registration Required] 9:40 AM
  • "Oracle, Ellison and fun with cloud computing sound bites" ZDNet 12:06 PM
  • "Oracle will roll out cloudy services next week – Ellison" The Register 11:45 AM
  • "Ellison 'to tweet' announcement of new Oracle cloud-based products" ZDNet 12:06 PM
  • "Larry Ellison: Sun Buy Paid For Itself, Now We Crush IBM" Wired Magazine 2:36 PM
  • "Price tag for Google-Oracle 'World Series' trial pegged at $50 million" GigaOM 12:26 PM
  • "Google wins crucial API ruling, Oracle's case decimated: Java API packages 'free for all to use under the Copyright Act.'" Ars Technica 5:43 PM
  • "Google claims Microsoft, Nokia patent collusion" Electronista 8:41 PM
  • "Windows 8 release preview imminent: Missing post says 31 May, SkyDrive update says 'first week of June'" The Register 11:47 AM
  • "Microsoft to ship Windows 8 Release Preview today: Goof leaks word of final public milestone's early launch" Computerworld 10:28 AM
  • "Windows 8 Release Preview set to go live after Microsoft blog gaffe" V3 11:54 AM
  • "Confirmed: Microsoft Will Charge $15 For Windows 8 Upgrade" Business Insider 3:44 PM
  • "Microsoft confirms $14.99 Windows 8 upgrade promotion, starts June 2nd" The Verge 5:13 PM
  • "Microsoft Thwarts Start Button Hacks as New Windows 8 Build Launches" PCWorld 11:09 AM
  • "I need to multitask, but Windows 8's Metro won't let me: Er, Microsoft? Multi = more than 2" The Register 11:46 AM
  • "Can Microsoft better tap the $58 billion app market?" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 11:59 AM
  • "Freaks, Geeks and Microsoft: How Kinect Spawned a Commercial Ecosystem" New York Times [Free Registration Required] 10:03 AM
  • "Microsoft Office 365 For Government Faces Google Apps: Cloud app rivals fight for government customers; Microsoft launches with note that government customer data will be segregated from other customers' data." InformationWeek 10:06 AM
  • "Microsoft offers Office 365 build tailored for government: FISMAed up and ready to go" The Register 11:47 AM
  • "Google files EU complaint against Nokia, Microsoft over alleged patent collusion with MOSAID" The Verge 6:30 PM
  • "Dell refreshes entire corporate PC range with Ivy Bridge" V3 11:55 AM
  • "Dell Business PCs Get an Ivy Bridge Boost" PC Magazine 11:06 AM
  • "Dell upgrades Latitude laptops with Ivy Bridge" CNET Reviews 10:01 AM
  • "Why BMC Would Be Best Off at Dell" WSJ Blogs 3:50 PM
  • "Can Intel Continue To Dominate The PC Microprocessor Market?" Forbes 12:22 PM
  • "Intel confirms Android smartphone focus" V3 11:55 AM
  • "New wave of ultrabooks to include 30 touchscreen models, Intel says: Intel will officially announce new Ivy Bridge processors for ultrabooks next week at Computex" IDG News Service 10:26 AM
  • "Intel Announces 14 New Ivy Bridge CPUs" PC Magazine 11:06 AM
  • "Intel Smartphones Slowly Spread To New Markets: Intel-based Xolo San Diego lands in the British Isles on June 6, while Lenovo LePhone K800 hits China today. Both run Google's Android platform." InformationWeek 12:33 PM
  • "Intel-based smartphone unveiled by Orange for UK and France" BBC 10:10 AM
  • "First Intel smartphone goes on sale in Europe June 6: The Santa Clara phone will cost $310 on Orange U.K. Pay As You Go" IDG News Service 10:26 AM
  • "Intel-Powered San Diego Smartphone Hits Orange June 6" PC Magazine 11:05 AM
  • "Orange San Diego video demo" [Video Report] V3 11:53 AM
  • "Photos: Orange's San Diego, the UK's first Atom smartphone" ZDNet UK 12:08 PM
  • "Intel phone debuts in China" EE Times 10:31 AM
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  • "U.S. stock indexes drop 6%-plus in May" MarketWatch 4:19 PM
  • "S&P 500 Caps Worst Monthly Drop Since September On Data" Bloomberg 4:20 PM
  • "Stocks Climb in Late-Session Action" FOXBusiness 4:20 PM
  • "Stocks Stumble Late to Finish Lower" TheStreet 4:20 PM
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  • "European Stocks Fall as U.S. Jobless Claims Rise, Growth Slows" Bloomberg 9:40 AM
  • "Europe Markets: European stocks slump to end dire month off 7%/Logica shares soar almost 70% on takeover offer" MarketWatch 12:16 PM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 1:46 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares down at 1 p.m." Associated Press 1:46 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares down at the close of trading" Associated Press 9:24 PM
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