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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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  • "Can Phil Schiller Keep Apple Cool?" ["Besides helping software chief Scott Forstall and hardware designer Jonathan Ive define new products, Schiller is the steward of Apple's relationship with app developers. He has taken over all of Apple's marketing, including a global advertising budget that hit $933 million last year. And he will increasingly be Apple's public face, a role that should be evident at the company's annual Worldwide Developers Conference starting on June 11."]  Bloomberg Businessweek 5:47 PM
  • "How an Apple TV Reboot Could Be the Headline News of WWDC"  Wired 8:20 AM
  • "The New iPad's Closest Competitor? The Old iPad."  AllThingsD 7:59 AM
  • "Exclusive 'iPad Nano' Images Surface"  ZooGue 8:12 AM
  • "Video hands-on with the purported next-generation iPhone metal back"  9 to 5 Mac 7:41 AM
  • "Here's How Much Money A Carrier Brings In From The iPhone" [Shaw Wu with Peter Oppenheimer: "...a $400 subsidy is relatively minor when a carrier is able to collect $1920 in revenue over a 2 year period when signing up a customer to a typical voice+data monthly plan for $80 that it otherwise may not acquire. We believe concerns over lower carrier subsidies is overblown and in addition believe a carrier cannot afford to not carry iPhone as it risks losing market share to a carrier who does."]  Business Insider 9:11 AM
  • "Carriers Can't Afford Not to Carry iPhone, Analyst"  The Mac Observer 6:46 PM
  • "The World's Most Reputable Companies" ["With a global score of 78.49, Apple ranked in the top 10 in eight countries and all seven dimensions of reputation. It was the winner in three of those categories; performance, leadership and innovation. 'Apple has seen its strong corporate brand transform into a strong corporate reputation,' Nielsen says. The company's popularity did not translate into a strong reputation until recently, when it started to build a profile outside of its products, he adds. 'Today Apple is seen as a company that is delivering on all 7 dimensions of reputation, and this broader reputation platform proved its value for Apple when it was able to maintain its high ranking despite the loss of its iconic leader Steve Jobs.'"] Forbes 7:54 AM
  • "Mapping Your Global Reputation with 2012 Global RepTrak™ 100" ["Apple proved that a strong reputation platform could carry it through crisis as they maintained a top spot on the list despite the loss of their iconic leader, Steve Jobs."] Global RepTrak 100 7:57 AM
  • "The World's 25 Most Reputable Companies" [Apple #5] Forbes 7:54 AM
  • "Apple-Motorola jury trial in Chicago canceled, but the lawsuit isn't over yet"  Foss Patents 4:19 PM
  • "Apple, Motorola Mobility Patent Trial Scrapped by U.S. Judge" Bloomberg 4:19 PM
  • "Judge cancels Chicago jury trial in Apple v. Motorola: Judge dismisses damages claims, still pondering injunction against Motorola." Ars Technica 4:48 PM
  • "Motorola vs. Apple patent case dismissed by frustrated judge" The Verge 6:07 PM
  • "Apple and Motorola's day in court cancelled... for now" Digital Trends 8:05 PM
  • "Apple Seeks U.S. Ban on Samsung's Latest Smartphone" [Paid Membership Required] 7:40 AM
  • "Apple may seek to stop U.S. launch of Galaxy phone" Reuters 5:51 PM
  • "Apple moves to block Samsung Galaxy S3 sales in US market" V3 8:10 AM
  • "HTC: Our phones don't infringe Apple patent" CNET News 10:13 AM
  • "Apple Gets Approval for Two More Chinese Stores" [Paid Membership Required] 7:57 AM
  • "Frustrated iOS developers might be starting a union" VentureBeat 3:39 PM
  • "Apple wins, its first UDRP victory of the year" ["The typo of was registered to a man in Poland and forwarded to a parked page full of ads. This is the first case Apple has won under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) this year."] Domain Name Wire 3:38 PM
  • "Apple pushes an update for MainStage" AppleTell 8:24 AM
  • "Lion Server: Workgroup Manager not included" Apple Support 6:08 PM
  • "Printing tips and tricks in OS X: There are some behind-the-scenes features in the OS X print system that can be convenient options for managing printers and printing in OS X." CNET Reviews 2:26 PM
  • "WellRedApp's DropKey App (OS X): Easy & Powerful Encryption" The Mac Observer 2:33 PM
  • "How I name files on my Mac: Everybody has their own way of naming files. Here's how one efficiency fan does it." Macworld 9:32 AM
  • "Punching Up Screen Grabs With Preview" Macinstruct 8:30 AM
  • "How To Use Your Mac To Find Out Who Is Plagiarizing Your Writing (there's an app for that)" Mac 360 7:36 AM
  • "How To Create Better Passwords On Your Mac" McSolo 7:36 AM
  • "Mac OS (Old School) mod gives your Mac a retro-feel" UberGizmo 8:58 AM
  • "Top 80 Requests for Final Cut Pro X 10.0.5: June 7th, 2012" FCPXtv 7:38 AM
Press Releases
  • "Master Mail with 'Take Control of Apple Mail in Lion" TidBITS 3:42 PM
  • "Type2Phone 1.5 - Polished Keyboard Layout - Enhanced AppleScript Support" prMac 8:14 AM
  • "Algoriddim Launches vjay, the First-Ever Music Video Mixing App for iPad" prMac 8:14 AM
  • "SUGARfx Rolling Credits for Final Cut Pro X" prMac 8:02 AM
  • "Secretary - Keep an eye on your computer when you are out" prMac 8:02 AM
  • "Mummy's Treasure 1.0 for OS X - Physics Puzzler Set in Pharaoh's Tomb" prMac 8:02 AM
  • "Late Night Software Releases Script Debugger 5.0" prMac 8:02 AM
  • "Aquafadas adds 40 features to its Digital Publishing System Version 2.0" Aquafadas 7:38 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Was Google's new map announcement a rushed attempt to defend itself against Apple? Google has announced new features for its mapping service, five days ahead of a possible Apple Maps launch"  Macworld UK 7:45 AM
  • "Google Enhances Maps, Thumbs Nose At Apple: Google tries to stay ahead of Apple and other competitors using impressive 3-D Google Earth imagery and offline Google Maps for Android." InformationWeek 8:58 AM
  • "With 3D maps, Google looks to 'magic' to fend off Apple" ZDNet 7:45 AM
  • "iPhone and iPad to account for 2% of Google's 2012 revenue: Despite looming map wars, iOS likely to remain Google's top source of mobile search $" Fortune 7:50 AM
  • "Apple iOS will kick in 40 percent of Google's mobile profits, says analyst" CNET News 8:19 AM
  • "Now 38% of iPhone sales are to refugees from Android or RIM" Fortune 11:25 AM
  • "Virgin Mobile USA to Offer iPhone on June 29: Plans as Low as $30 Per Month"  Business Wire 7:46 AM
  • "Sprint confirms iPhone heading to Virgin Mobile: Virgin Mobile follows Leap's Cricket in bringing the iPhone to prepaid customers, but the popular Apple device is even costlier at Virgin." CNET News 8:19 AM
  • "Sprint to Offer Prepaid iPhone With Cheaper Data Plans" [Paid Membership Required] 2:24 PM
  • "Virgin Mobile To Launch Prepaid iPhones On June 29: $549 iPhone 4, $649 4S, 'Unlimited' Data" TechCrunch 8:10 AM
  • "Apple Buddies Up With Cheaper Wireless Partners for iPhone" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:37 PM
  • "Virgin Mobile iPhone Deal May Help Sprint Meet Commitments, Customers Save Money" AllThingsD 3:05 PM
  • "iPhone goes to Virgin Mobile in second prepaid deal" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 8:20 PM
  • "Virgin Mobile to Sell Prepaid iPhones" PCWorld 10:59 AM
  • "1,000 Foxconn iPad workers trash dorms in riot against guards" The Register 8:38 AM
  • "Apple Said To Add Baidu As Iphone Search-Engine In China" Bloomberg 7:57 AM
  • "The Ipad App That Could Change The Way You Shop" Forbes 11:25 AM
  • "Matthew Modine of 'Full Metal Jacket' and Josh Gad from 'Book of Mormon' cast in 'jOBS' with Ashton Kutcher" The Verge 2:28 PM
  • "At peak of Apple patent war, Samsung names a new CEO" Fortune 7:39 AM
  • "Apple's Biggest (Unknown) Supplier of E-Books" Forbes 8:55 AM
  • "Free iPads Coming to Major Airports Near You" PadGadget 2:30 PM
  • "6 months later, OnLive app is still waiting for approval" iDownload Blog 8:23 AM
  • "HBO Has No Plans for Cable-Free HBO Go Option (For Now)" PadGadget 2:30 PM
  • "T-GAAP posts WWDC preparation gallery" TUAW 2:32 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Schilling Hurls Losses on $75M Gov't Loan In 38 Studios Bankruptcy" TheStreet 2:20 PM
  • "MD5 password scrambler 'no longer safe'" ZDNet 1:55 PM
  • "Google Play Exploits Bypass Malware Checks: Security researchers find multiple ways to bypass Bouncer, Google's automated service for spotting malicious Android apps." InformationWeek 2:40 PM
  • "Chrome For Metro Set To Arrive In Next Dev Channel Release" TechCrunch 1:13 PM
  • "Beyond 'five bars' - new software opens a window into cellular links: NetMotion's Locality exports client data, reports on mobile experience" Network World 11:52 AM
  • "The Amazing Spider-Man Swings Into Wal-Mart" PC Magazine 11:48 AM
  • "Innovative designs of ultrabooks may see panel and BLU makers play bigger roles in notebook manufacturing" DigiTimes 10:55 AM
  • "LinkedIn Password Breach Spawns Spam Campaign" PCWorld 11:50 AM
  • "LinkedIn Confirms Password Breach, Phishing Intensifies" InformationWeek 11:19 AM
  • "Hackers crack more than 60% of breached LinkedIn passwords" Computerworld 10:47 AM
  • "Charge your phone, with your other phone: Winstream, a Taiwanese chipmaker, says its two-way charging chips will be ready for market by September" IDG News Service 10:44 AM
  • "Twitter gave its bird, Larry, a makeover" MSNBC 11:42 AM
  • "Foursquare Finally Rolls Out App Redesign" PC Magazine 11:49 AM
  • "Samsung Gets Extra Cozy With Linux Foundation" LinuxInsider 10:57 AM
  • "Samsung is investing $1.9 billion in mobile processors: The investment will result in improved smartphone performance as Samsung moves to a 20-nanometer manufacturing process" IDG News Service 10:45 AM
  • "Samsung Electronics Names Chip Business Head Kwon As CEO" Bloomberg 10:23 AM
  • "Ron Johnson's Plan Puts J.C. Penney At Risk" Seeking Alpha 7:58 AM
  • "Microsoft Invents Wireless Mouse Recharging While You Work" Patent Bolt 7:36 AM
  • "Mac Geek Gab Premium Podcast: MGG 401: Spills Aren't Always Deadly" The Mac Observer 4:19 PM
  • "Joe Kissell Takes Control of Apple Mail in Lion (and Beyond)" MacVoicesTV 10:51 AM
  • "iPhone & iPad Live 297: WWDC Preview and App Store speculation" iMore 10:15 AM
  • "Possible iPhone 5 chassis appears on video" ZDNet 7:45 AM
  • "iPhone 5 design confirmed by in-depth video leak" Electricpig 8:18 AM
  • "iPhone 5 release: Apple's September launch, what to expect" Computerworld 7:38 AM
  • "Video of 'iPhone 5' back cover emerges, indicates numerous changes" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:33 AM
  • "Rumor: Awesome New iPhone 5 Design Demoed In Video" AppleBitch 9:03 AM
  • "What to expect in Apple's upcoming Maps app" Network World 7:35 AM
  • "Apple television to be unveiled at WWDC, analyst: Jefferies analyst Peter Misek will have a lot of egg on his face if the TV is a no show at the conference" Macworld UK 7:46 AM
  • "New Mac Pros rumored with 8-core Xeon E5 CPUs, Thunderbolt & USB 3.0" AppleInsider 8:19 AM
  • "Apple May be Eyeing Sharp's Next-Gen IGZO Displays" Patently Apple 11:24 AM
  • "iPad buyers can now grab more than two tablets per order: Apple used to restrict customers to two iPads per order, but that limit has been removed." CNET News 10:13 AM
  • "The Macintosh II celebrates its 25th anniversary" Macworld 2:33 PM
Apple Patent Applications
  • "Apple Reveals New Morphing Interface Feature for QuickTime" Patently Apple 8:58 AM
  • "Apple Patent Is For Morphing User Interface Control Object" MacNews 8:21 AM
  • "Apple Files For Patent For Slide Show Navigation" MacNews 8:21 AM
  • "Ultrabooks beware: Apple receives broad patent on MacBook Air wedge design" The Verge 2:28 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Monsters Ate My Condo For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:06 AM
  • "Pop N' Slide For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:06 AM
  • "Whale Trail For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:06 AM
  • "iPad (2012) Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:49 AM
  • "iPod touch Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:49 AM

  • "Should you care about built-in AirPlay on your AV receiver? Is it worth paying more for built-in AirPlay functionality on an AV receiver when you can add an Apple TV for just $100?" CNET Reviews 5:50 PM
  • "Scosche fitRail Exercise Mount for iPad" iLounge 2:33 PM
  • "Scosche bassDock Speaker Dock for iPad" iLounge 10:53 AM
  • "Speck's FabShell cases wrap your iPhone 4/4S in bright fabric" Macworld 8:32 AM
  • "Diablo III for OS X review" AppleTell 8:40 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Behold, Facebook's New App Center Leaks Into iOS" TechCrunch 2:26 PM
  • "Hands On: OmniPlan for iPad" MacStories 8:33 AM
  • "FourSquare V5.0 Gets Complete Redesign, Focus On Exploring [Reviews] Cult of Mac 8:11 AM
  • "FirstCamera: This child-friendly iOS photo app keeps kids away from your precious camera roll" The Next Web 7:50 AM
  • "Use Pix & Stix To Really Rock Out In GarageBand On Your iPad [Review] Cult of Mac 2:32 PM
  • "Mix and mashup music videos on your iPad with Vjay" The Next Web 7:50 AM
  • "Leonardo da Vinci: Anatomy Review" Mac|Life 9:13 AM
  • "Thumb draws opinions from the crowd, enhances iPhone app" TUAW 8:24 AM
  • "Ichi Review: Ichi is a puzzle game that requires only tapping on the screen to interact with the game's elements." 148Apps 2:31 PM
  • "Avenger Review: It's more than a little rough around the edges, and a little in the middle, but Avenger is still a surprisingly cool action game." 148Apps 8:23 AM
  • "BraveSmart Review: Building homes for wayward Scotts isn't exactly easy, but it sure is fun." 148Apps 10:15 AM
  • "Expand It! Review: Who knew psychedelic dinosaur shapes could make for such an interesting puzzle game?" 148Apps 9:31 AM
  • "How To Travel Using Only Your iPad: Need to stay productive while on the road with nothing but an iPad? Here are the apps you'll need." Byte 8:14 AM
  • "Location Services and access to Camera Roll photos" iLounge 4:47 PM
  • "Redownload & Reinstall Any iOS App" OS X Daily 4:20 PM
  • "Dear Aunt TUAW: Can I switch to Virgin Mobile on my iPhone 4?" TUAW 2:32 PM
  • "Put AirPlay back into Airfoil Speakers Touch with this quick hack" 9 to 5 Mac 8:54 AM
  • "LinkedIn hack FAQ: What you need to know" PCWorld 8:50 AM
  • "Cassandra: Friday Review -The Weekend Arrives" eXtensions 8:52 PM
  • "What Pogue Actually Bought" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 5:48 PM
  • "Everything We Expect Apple To Announce At WWDC 2012 [Feature] Cult of Mac 2:32 PM
  • "Just Another Macbook Air Clone" MacTrast 2:30 PM
  • "Facebook To Apple: Pucker Up, We Own The App Store" Business Insider 8:18 PM
  • "Apple Will Love Facebook's App Center" The Next Web 2:29 PM
  • "Apple Seeks Ban on Samsung Galaxy S III Smartphone" The Mac Observer 9:34 PM
  • "Mobile Wars: Apple vs. Samsung" [Video Report] CNBC 2:25 PM
  • "Why Do You Need A New Computer Instead Of An iPad?" Business Insider 2:24 PM
  • "iPad Is Failing in Enterprise, Says Another Dell Exec" Minyanville 2:24 PM
  • "Why the iPad has smoked the Kindle Fire: Tablet users expect their mobile device to help them get stuff done: something's little tablet can't do" InfoWorld 11:25 AM
  • "The Macalope Daily: How are you going to keep them down on the farm..." Macworld [Insider Content] 10:45 AM
  • "iPad Lets Treasurers Roam Free: Mobile applications have become popular in finance because they liberate executives from their desks and allow them to work around in the business while still being able to check on transactions. For treasurers, this changes the nature of the job and allows them to participate more broadly in the business." Forbes 9:31 AM
  • "Why Your Next iPhone Should Be Prepaid"  Cult of Mac 8:36 AM
  • "Romney's Hammer Move: Tim Cook as VP" TheStreet 8:32 AM
  • "Apple and Google: Is Breaking Up Hard to Do?" Low End Mac 5:55 PM
  • "What I want to see in iOS 6: It's hard to say what Apple will announce at the beginning of WWDC on Monday, but here is my feature wish list if iOS 6 is announced during the Keynote." CNET Reviews 7:45 PM
  • "iOS 6: Setting Apple Maps expectations" iMore 3:39 PM
  • "Apple vs. Google: Mobile divorce approaching" ZDNet 2:24 PM
  • "Google: Don't Sweat iPhone Jitters, Says Piper" Barron's 9:51 AM
  • "Google Maps enhancements could rain on Apple's parade" TG Daily 8:10 AM
  • "Apple Roundup: Virgin Mobile, iPad, Mac Pros" TheStreet 9:50 AM
  • "The Apple Beat: WWDC 2012 possibilities and predictions" Canadian Reviewer 10:46 AM
  • "Apple Rumor Patrol: What To Expect At WWDC 2012" Fast Company 8:09 AM
  • "IDC claims Windows Phone will overtake IOS in 2016" The Inquirer 8:19 AM
  • "Will Microsoft Crush Apple? It Will If History Repeats Itself"  Seeking Alpha 7:57 AM
  • "Next-Gen Apple TV Release Faces Tricky Timing"  MacNewsWorld 9:13 AM
  • "Apple's Best Hope — Block Samsung in the U.S." 24/7 Wall St. 7:51 AM
  • "CNET News Writes that Apple wants to keep Samsung's Galaxy S3 out of U.S" EU Pundit 7:39 AM
  • "What I Want In An Apple Television (and why it won't happen)" PixoBebo 7:36 AM
  • "ASUS Transformer Prime revisited: Still best Android tablet" ZDNet 1:54 PM
  • "Where does Linux fit into a BYOD world?" ZDNet 1:54 PM
  • "How Airtime keeps chats clean" USA Today 1:22 PM
  • "Why the Wii U Isn't the Dinosaur Some Are Making It Out to Be" Techland 1:22 PM
  • "Computers, sex trump cellphones in poll" Reuters 12:00 PM
  • "Can Mozilla right the ship? Stagnant market share for Firefox and related controversies raise concerns" Network World 11:52 AM
  • "What Good Are 3D Maps, Anyway?" PC Magazine 11:49 AM
  • "How to determine if your LinkedIn password has been compromised" Network World 11:24 AM
  • "The time for NoSQL standards is now: Like Larry Ellison's yacht, the RDBMS is sailing into the sunset. But if NoSQL is to take its place, a standard query language and APIs must emerge soon" InfoWorld 11:23 AM
  • "Stuxnet, Flame just the tip of the weapons-grade malware iceberg" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 11:18 AM
  • "How To Handle IT Growing Pains: How can managers keep IT staffers happy even as a company morphs from a startup into a large enterprise? Consider this CEO's advice." InformationWeek 10:11 AM
  • "Xeround Fulfills the Promise of the Cloud" Forbes 9:53 AM
  • "RIM's New BlackBerry 10: The Patchwork Smartphone" [Paid Membership Required] 9:40 AM
  • "Has RIM canceled the 16GB PlayBook? (Update: it has)" Engadget 9:13 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Three great iPad games for Father's Day" AppleTell 8:44 PM
  • "Turn your iPhone into a laptop with Clambook" iDownload Blog 7:45 PM
  • "Sonnet's Award-Winning xMac™ mini Server Expansion System Now Shipping" Sonnet Technologies 7:36 PM
  • "Last Minute Father's Day Gift Idea for Artistic Dads - ArtRage for iPad & iPhone" Thomas PR 6:48 PM
  • "Evouni's Leather Arc Cover is an iPad case that contorts" CNET Asia 3:04 PM
  • "Airfoil Speakers Touch Back in App Store (Sans Feature)" The Mac Observer 2:30 PM
  • "Airfoil Speakers Touch App is Welcomed Back to App Store" PadGadget 2:29 PM
  • "Revel Systems POS system turns iPad into cash register" ZDNet 2:24 PM
  • "Cloud Storage Encryption Service BoxCryptor Comes to Mac, Improves Free Version & Closes Funding Round" TechCrunch 2:23 PM
  • "My New iPad, 3rd Edition – New from No Starch Press" MacPrices 11:34 AM
  • "What's New in FourSquare 5 for iOS" Tapscape 10:13 AM
  • "FacebookThis For iOS Lets You Post Images Directly To Facebook From iPhone's Native Photos App" Redmond Pie 8:39 AM
  • "The Amazing Spider-Man Swings Onto iOS This Summer." 148Apps 8:32 AM
  • "TopTablePlanner Now Fully Compatible With The Apple iPad" PRWeb 8:28 AM
  • "ABC's are Fun 1.0 for iOS: Learning the English Alphabet is a Blast" prMac 10:15 AM
  • "ZooGue's Latest Release Brings a Clear View to the iPad" prMac 8:03 AM
  • "Best Apps For Kids Announces An Innovative Educational Book App" prMac 8:03 AM
  • "New iPad App For The Kitchen Combines Recipe Websites With Simple Clocks" prMac 8:03 AM
  • "Sprightly Software Releases Attendance Taking App, Participants for iOS" prMac 8:03 AM
  • "Pretty Booth 1.0 for iOS - Find Beauty Scores and Compare Rankings" prMac 8:03 AM
  • "Drawing Box 2.5 for iPad - Create Using Advanced, Sensitive Art Tools" prMac 8:03 AM
  • "twenn for iOS gets featured on both Shoestring Venture and DailyAppShow" prMac 8:03 AM
  • "Tour the Finger Lakes with CulinartMedia's new iPhone/iPad travel app" prMac 8:03 AM
  • "TinkTank Announces Release of KoKoKo App" prMac 8:03 AM
  • "Alice Dev Team Reinvents the File Storage System Optimizer - USBMate" prMac 8:02 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft's reaction to Flame shows seriousness of 'Holy Grail' hack: Company's fast, sweeping response proves how critical it considers Windows Update" Computerworld 10:47 AM
  • "Microsoft 'hardens' Windows Update from Flame penetration" The Register 1:19 PM
  • "PC industry pins hopes on Windows 8" MarketWatch 2:23 PM
  • "The Digital Skeptic: Why Does Everyone Hate Windows 8?" TheStreet 9:59 AM
  • "Microsoft's headache: Will Windows 8 be another Vista?" ZDNet 1:56 PM
  • "Windows 8: Not even Microsoft thinks businesses will use it/An entire enterprise cycle binned in Metro madness" Channel Register 1:20 PM
  • "Red Hat: Yes, Windows 8 Machines Will Run Linux" Wired Magazine 1:31 PM
  • "CIOs Rejoice: Windows Azure Supports Linux" WSJ Blogs 9:57 AM
  • "Microsoft Brings Linux to Windows Azure Cloud" eWeek 11:00 AM
  • "Microsoft Adds Linux To Azure Cloud Platform" CRN 10:42 AM
  • "Microsoft Azure starts embracing Linux and Python" ZDNet UK 1:57 PM
  • "Microsoft's Do Not Track default in IE10 violates new specs" CNET News 10:05 AM
  • "Microsoft to fix dangerous IE, Windows security holes" ZDNet 1:52 PM
  • "Microsoft new app strategy to bring new profit source for PC vendors" DigiTimes 10:55 AM
  • "Oracle's Ellison joins Twitter as company shows off cloud products" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 1:28 PM
  • "A look at Oracle's Larry Ellison's cloud-isms" ZDNet 1:55 PM
  • "Larry Ellison's first Tweet" Fortune 2:29 PM
  • "Oracle's Mark Hurd: App complexity will drive customers to our cloud/In an exclusive InfoWorld interview, Oracle co-president Mark Hurd explains why launching the Oracle Public Cloud and competing with Oracle's own licensed software is a great idea" InfoWorld 11:23 AM
  • "Hurd Sells Oracle's Cloud in the Oracle Style" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 2:30 PM
  • "Oracle Cloud Apps Unleashed: The Good, Bad, And Ugly/Larry Ellison spotlights 100-plus enterprise applications in the cloud, plays social-media hipster, borrows strategies, floats more FUD." InformationWeek 10:10 AM
  • "In Battle With Oracle, HP Outs Customer Cell Numbers" Wired Magazine 1:32 PM
  • "Customer names, phone numbers leaked in HP v. Oracle" ZDNet 1:54 PM
  • "Dell reveals $100M for entrepreneurs, innovators" ZDNet 1:54 PM
  • "Is AMD still relevant?" CNET News 10:05 AM
  • "Intel to use 'PC juggernaut' to dominate smartphone market" V3 1:23 PM
  • "Intel phone boss: 'Multi-core detrimental to Android mobes'" The Register 1:21 PM
  • "FTC Expresses Concern Over Handling of Standards-Essential Patents" AllThingsD 9:58 AM
  • "HDD Market Recovering After Devastating Thai Floods" eWeek 11:00 AM
  • "OpenStack consortia to rival Citrix, VMware, Microsoft as VDI hits tipping point" ZDNet 1:53 PM
  • "Is OpenStack the new Linux? Or is this open source 'cloud operating system' just a launching pad for a million new cloud businesses? Either way, the excitement is contagious" InfoWorld 11:22 AM
  • "New Technology Adds Keyboard Feel To Touchscreens" InformationWeek 2:40 PM
  • "In tech, N.Y. wants to be king of the hill, top of the heap" CNET News 10:06 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Is Apple the Dark Lord of the Financial World?" The Motley Fool 4:48 PM
Industry News
  • "With rare exceptions, tech stocks lose ground" MarketWatch 4:49 PM
  • "U.S. stocks pull plug on extending rally: Analyst sees more rate cuts from China this year" MarketWatch 4:49 PM
  • "Rally Fizzles Amid Muddled Central Bank Signals" FOXBusiness 4:49 PM
  • "Stock rally fades as Bernanke kills stimulus buzz" CNNMoney 4:49 PM
  • "Dow Escapes With 3rd Straight Gain" [Paid Membership Required] 4:50 PM
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