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Wednesday Highlights: Tim Cook goes to Washington, under fire from the US Senate over offshore tax shelters including Ireland, China, makes no apologies, defending his company and telling senators they need to fix the tax system; Cook even plays a little Genius Bar as Senator John McCain complains of having to constantly update apps on is iPhone; plenty more in our Apple/Macintosh, Op/Ed, and Finances sections; Apple claiming Samsung Galaxy S4 infringes on five patents including customizations Samsung has done on the Android Jelly Bean OS; a "sophisticated 'operation hangover' gang in India" said to be responsible for new OS X Oslo malware; Mactuts+ offers help for those having issues downloading apps from the Mac App Store; Macworld shows you where to get some nice, free or low-cost fonts; and the staff at Macworld have another tutorial for switchers from Windows to OS X; and here's how to sync calendars for those of you balancing between Mountain Lion and Snow Leopard systems; according to new stats, Samsung and Motorola have cut Apple's lead in customer satisfaction by half; Apple updates online store in preparation for Father's Day; TechHive shows you which major US carriers have the most LTE throughout the states; Tim Cook says the USA-made Macs are to be built in the great state of Texas, with Apple spending $100 billion in the endeavor; Flickr, Vimeo integration rumored for iOS 7, and a couple interesting iPhone 6 concepts hit the web; LAPTOP Mag gets a hands-on with LifeProof's Fre iPad mini case; is Apple held to different standards than other companies?; Rush Limbaugh has no love for the Senates "high-tech lynching" of Apple; Microsoft's Xbox One means "goodbye freedom".
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"Guy Kawasaki: Remembering Why Steve Jobs Has So Many Fanboys" [Video Report] Forbes 12:34 PM
"Randy Adams: Adventures With Steve Jobs at NeXT/Hiding the Porsches" [Video Report] Forbes 12:36 PM
"Regis McKenna: Remembering When Steve Jobs Played Santa" [Video Report] Forbes 12:37 PM
"Few seem to heed Tim Cook's directions on mapping apps: Apple Maps competitors fail to crack the top of the charts after Apple CEO's recommends that users try alternatives." CNET News 7:52 AM
"New iPad mini could pressure profit margins: Apple's expected debut next month of an iPad mini is likely to cause a frenzy among its fanboys — but could also put a squeeze on its top-shelf profits, analysts warn." New York Post 7:39 AM
"AAPL: iPhone 5's Amazing 93% Margin on NAND, Per RBC" Barron's 8:04 AM
"Here's How To Put Your Starbucks Card On The iPhone's New Passbook App" Business Insider 9:16 AM
"How to add your Starbucks card to Apple's Passbook app" MacDailyNews 9:12 AM
"How to Keep Your MacBook Safe: Theft Prevention and Recovery Tactics" Mactuts+ 8:47 AM
"New Feature In iOS 6: How To Use Offline Reading List For Safari" App Advice 8:45 AM
"Sorting an array of strings in iPhone: The NSArray class is often used as a container for NSString objects, making it one of the most useful classes in the entire Foundation framework. In addition to providing indexed storage for objects, we can also sort the objects using either a predefined selector or one that we provide ourselves." The iPhone Developer Resource 8:15 AM
"Turning off Facebook Calendars and Contacts in iOS 6 Tips" iLounge 3:49 PM
"How to report problems with Apple Maps" TUAW 9:17 AM
"Snappy Tips for Taking Better Pictures With Your Smartphone" AllThingsD 8:53 AM
"HP CEO Meg Whitman: Don't expect a revival before 2016" New York Times 6:51 AM
"HP CEO: We're screwed (for the next few years)/Meg Whitman reveals how badly HP was managed, hints at pain to come." Ars Technica 2:32 PM
"No HP Smartphone Next Year, Says CEO Meg Whitman: Hewlett-Packard has no plans to launch a smartphone next year but will need to sell one eventually to avoid missing out on 'a huge segment of the population,' CEO Meg Whitman said Wednesday, clarifying remarks she made last month." CIO 6:50 AM
"Ultrabooks in 2013 could see price tags of $699" UberGizmo 6:59 AM
"Cheaper Ultrabooks coming in 2013: Can lower prices boost sales" TechRadar UK 6:48 AM
"Ultraslim PC shipments to hit 65 million by 2015, researcher says: Last year, ultraslim PCs, which include ultrabooks and Apple's MacBook Air, could only muster 3.4 million unit shipments. One research firm expects that figure to rise dramatically." CNET News 2:51 PM
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