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MacSurfer's Archive: Tuesday, January 22, 2013


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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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  • "Who wins if Apple's stock doesn't skyrocket at earnings? After reaching highs above $700 last year, Apple's stock collectively earned itself bragging rights as being the world's most valuable public company. But since then, the company's shares have plummeted in value. Why, and will this change when Apple releases its spectacular earnings tomorrow?"  RoughlyDrafted Magazine 8:47 PM
  • "Why Apple is Still a Great Company" ["Why the conviction? China Mobile is the largest mobile services provider in the world based on subscriber numbers, according to CNN. And guess what it doesn't offer yet? The iPhone. Brace yourself for heavy overseas sales once Apple works out a deal with China Mobile."]  The Motley Fool 12:41 PM
  • "Why This Week's Apple Earnings Matter So Much More than Usual" Money Morning 4:08 PM
  • "Can Apple maintain its shine? Will Apple's first-quarter earnings report confirm or quell rising skepticism?" Associated Press 3:28 PM
  • "Apple May Face First Profit Drop in Decade as IPhone Slows"  Bloomberg 7:49 AM
  • "Apple CEO Cook Feels the Heat on Profits" [Video Report] Bloomberg 8:21 AM
  • "With Apple Profit Falling, Board Should Replace Tim Cook with Jony Ive"  Forbes 8:06 AM
  • "Why Forbes is wrong about Tim Cook, Apple and Jony Ive"  Computerworld 9:39 AM
  • "Apple files response to Samsung's opposition to injunction appeal rehearing" Foss Patents 12:40 PM
  • "FY 13 First Quarter Results Conference Call" ["Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 2:00 p.m. PST/5:00 p.m. EST"] Apple 8:36 AM
  • "New Worry for Apple: Many of Verizon's iPhones Went to Cost-Conscious Buyers" [Paid Membership Required] 7:58 PM
  • "Steve Jobs threatened patent suit to enforce no-hire policy -filing" Reuters 9:30 PM
  • "Caffeinate Mountain Lion to prevent it from sleeping: The 'caffeinate' Terminal command offers some quick options for keeping sleep from interrupting your Mac." MacFixIt 6:36 PM
  • "Mac troubleshooting: What to do when the Trash won't empty" Macworld 7:49 AM
  • "5 Quick Fixes to Common Mac Problems" Mactuts+ 8:36 AM
  • "Update: IP address snafu caused NetExtender-Mac VPN problem" MacWindows 8:34 AM
  • "Scapple: Mind Mapping Software for Scrivener" James Bleifus 7:53 AM
  • "Soulver Takes the Problem Out of Problem Solving" MacNewsWorld 8:35 AM
  • "Apps we can't live without: DragThing" Macworld 8:40 AM
  • "How To: Combine PDFs with Preview, Automator" FairerPlatform 9:59 AM
  • "Use iTunes Album Artwork Screensaver As A Party Jukebox [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 8:39 AM
  • "Tip: Firmware and IP help for NetExtender VPN with Macs" MacWindows 8:34 AM
  • "EazyDraw: A hidden OS X gem of an app" TUAW 3:02 PM
  • "How I Connect To My Office Mac From My iPhone Or iPad Or MacBook While I Travel" PixoBebo 7:52 AM
  • "Home Security Comes To Your Mac And iPhone With The SecureHome App" BohemianBoomer 7:52 AM
  • "The Result Of Thinking Different Is A Mac Notes App That's Unlike Any Other Notes App" Mac 360 7:52 AM
  • "Why My Favorite Mac Mechanical Clock Gets So Many Five Star Reviews (it's 3D-like)" McSolo 7:52 AM
  • "If You Love Music On Your Mac Then Get Your Music From A Music Pub (sans beer)" TeraTalks 7:52 AM
  • "Hate Browser Cookies? Manage Cookies And Browser History Then Kill Them All Automatically" Mac 360 7:52 AM
  • "Finally, Someone Does Something Different To A Mac Weather Forecast App (free)" NoodleMac 7:52 AM
Press Releases
  • "Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary on Sale!" Accordance 10:47 AM
  • "Plain Cloud Gives You Easy Access to All Your iCloud Documents" Lifehacker 8:28 AM
  • "Mac Backup Guru for OS X: Simple and Trustworthy Bootable Back Up + Sync" prMac 9:49 AM
  • "AST PDF Password Remover for Mac V1.0 Released" prMac 8:11 AM
  • "Grow Exotic Plants in Farm Mania: Hot Vacation for Mac" prMac 8:11 AM
  • "JixiPix Software Releases New Aquarella Watercolor Software for Mac" prMac 8:11 AM
  • "Graphisoft to introduce nex-gen Building Energy Modeling with EcoDesigner Star" Architosh 8:05 AM
  • "Shaderlight version 2.4 now available for SketchUp" Architosh 7:50 AM
  • "Interstudio updates Domus.Cad — A Complete BIM Solution" Architosh 7:49 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "iPhone wins 51 percent of U.S. smartphone sales, says report"  CNET News 8:21 AM
  • "iPhones Top Seller In U.S., Japan; Android (Read: Samsung) Winning Everywhere Else; Windows Phone Growing Most In Europe: Kantar" TechCrunch 8:21 AM
  • "Apple reigns as 4Q smartphone champ thanks to adopted Android users" GeekWire 8:25 AM
  • "Verizon: We sold 6.2M iPhones in the fourth quarter/And half of those iPhones were able to tap into the 4G LTE network. Overall, Verizon activated 9.8 million smartphones in the period, with nearly a third new to the service." CNET News 8:22 AM
  • "Verizon: iPhone Makes Up Two Thirds of Smartphone Activations" The Mac Observer 8:59 AM
  • "Only half of Verizon iPhone sales were iPhone 5" CNNMoney 9:13 AM
  • "Almost Half of Verizon's Record iPhone Sales Were iPhone 5s" AllThingsD 1:14 PM
  • "AAPL: VZ Numbers Reassure iPhone View, But Is It Enough?" Barron's 3:05 PM
  • "iPhone activations at Verizon increased by 47%" Network World 10:57 AM
  • "Which carrier sold the most iPhones last quarter?" Fortune 3:05 PM
  • "New Reports Claim The iOS App Store Will Gain 435K New Apps In 2013, But Most Apps Go Unnoticed" TechCrunch 8:21 AM
  • "Google CEO suggests Apple's 'thermonuclear war' isn't going well/Thinks Apple's focus on a very small number of things, works well for them. But Page says: 'I find that unsatisfying'."  Macworld UK 8:25 AM
  • "DIY electronics flourish in the same town as Apple's factories: A man in China manufactures microcontrollers so he can sell his own electronics." Ars Technica 3:04 PM
  • "Apple Inc. to open online store in Indonesia" NZweek 8:16 AM
  • "Apple investing $3m to open first retail store in Indonesia, resume direct online sales" 9 to 5 Mac 7:48 AM
  • "Apple to invest $3m as it looks to open Apple Store in Jakarta and begin offering direct online sales in Indonesia" The Next Web 8:16 AM
  • "Apple Holding Dedicated Shopping Event On January 25th To Celebrate Chinese New Year" Redmond Pie 7:48 AM
  • "Apple teases details of 'Red Friday' sale to celebrate Chinese New Year" The Next Web 8:16 AM
  • "Autistic Boy's iPad Recovered Thanks to Apple's Photo Stream" PadGadget 12:35 PM
  • "Watch These iPhone Knockoffs Get Bulldozed" Mashable 8:16 AM
  • "Apple Pulls 500px's Mobile Apps From The App Store, Claiming It's Too Easy To Search For Nude Photos" TechCrunch 3:03 PM
  • "500px photo apps pulled from iOS App Store, allegedly over nude photos" The Verge 3:03 PM
  • "'The Dream is Now'—Steve Jobs' widow launches new Dream Act push" The Lookout 9:49 AM
  • "Steve Jobs' Widow Launches Web Project Calling for Immigration Reform" Mashable 11:53 AM
  • "Ashton Kutcher to Attend Macworld as Steve Jobs" Mashable 8:16 AM
  • "Ashton Kutcher and Josh Gad from Jobs movie to debut at Macworld/iWorld conference" Insanely Great Mac 9:21 AM
  • "Ashton Kutcher, Will.I.Am, and Fred Armison all to make appearances at Macworld/iWorld Expo 2013" Network World 9:51 AM
  • "Watch: Here's how to charge an iPhone with fire" Macworld UK 8:25 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Mega responds to security concerns with plans to let you change and reset your password" The Next Web 4:24 PM
  • "Atari: A Damaged Yet Vital Brand/The once-towering maker of video games and home computers is once again on the ropes with its latest caretaker company." PC Magazine 3:05 PM
  • "'Atari' Is in Trouble Again" Techland 12:48 PM
  • "The Neptune Pine Smart Watch Has A Camera, Runs Android, And Wants To Replace Your Smartphone" TechCrunch 11:48 AM
  • "Microsoft's Surface Pro will go on sale in the US and Canada Feb. 9th, starting at $899 for a 64GB model" The Next Web 11:19 AM
  • "Mozilla Looks to Entice Developers With Firefox OS Phones" AllThingsD 8:10 AM
  • "Samsung's road to global domination: South Korea's Samsung is trampling rivals and gunning for Apple. Can its hot streak last?" Fortune 8:09 AM
  • "Samsung's cutting-edge technology through the years" [Slideshow] Fortune 8:09 AM
  • "The Road to Macworld – Alan Oppenheimer Discusses Art Distribution and Accessibility" MacVoicesTV 12:43 PM
  • "The Portable Podcast, Episode 171" 148Apps 12:42 PM
  • "Apple analyst Gene Munster says Apple HDTV with new remote coming in 2013, again" 9 to 5 Mac 2:48 PM
  • "Munster (again) sees Apple shipping iTV and new remote in 2013" iDownload Blog 3:02 PM
  • "2013: An Apple Television That Fixes 'The Remote Problem" AppleBitch 3:05 PM
  • "Apple to release two 4-inch iPhones featuring in-cell touch in 2013, say sources" ["Previously it was said that Apple would release a lower-cost version of its iPhone with a bigger screen in 2013. But the sources claimed that Apple is indeed developing an iPhone with a bigger screen, but that will not be among the models to be lancuhed[sic] this year."] DigiTimes 9:48 AM
  • "Digitimes reverses stance on 2013 release of larger-screened iPhone" AppleInsider 8:10 PM
  • "Apple is Working on a 4.8-Inch iPhone But It Won't Be Released in 2013? [Report] iClarified 8:24 AM
  • "Bigger iPhone still coming: just not this year, report says: If you're holding out for a 5-inch iPhone, you might have to wait until 2014, a new report claims." CNET News 12:33 PM
  • "Apple: More iPhone In the Works; But Which Ones?" Forbes 9:50 AM
  • "21.5-Inch iMac's Shipping Times Slip To 2-3 Weeks" Cult of Mac 8:30 AM
  • "TMSC Anticipates Big Orders. Is Apple One of Them?" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:48 AM
  • "Apple may have ordered 'very large volume' of chips from TSMC" iDownload Blog 9:01 AM
  • "Here's a Mac Pro concept gallery while we patiently wait for Apple to update the real ones" 9 to 5 Mac 9:49 AM
  • "Mac Pro Concept Imagines What A Pro Apple Desktop Would Look Like With ARM On Board" TechCrunch 10:54 AM
  • "AMD hires chip veterans, diversifies beyond PCs" Reuters 8:35 AM
  • "AMD Hires New Engineers with Apple, QUALCOMM Experience" DailyTech 8:35 AM
  • "AMD hires Apple and Qualcomm engineers to get up to speed on mobile. Too little, too late?" VentureBeat 10:58 AM
  • "AMD hires chip experts from Qualcomm and Apple, aims to move beyond the PC" Engadget 8:13 AM
  • "AMD Hires Back Former Apple OS X And Qualcomm Engineers" Cult of Mac 12:48 PM
Granted Apple Patents
  • "Apple invention adjusts display brightness according to on-screen content" AppleInsider 8:33 AM
  • "Apple awarded patent for iOS 'loupe' on-screen content magnification" AppleInsider 8:33 AM
  • "Apple develops system for image preprocessing involving skin tone and face detection" AppleDailyReport 8:59 AM
  • "Apple patent is for migration of data between computers" AppleDailyReport 8:34 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Star Wings HD For iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99), The iPhone Version Is Also Free" Apple Sliced 9:03 AM
  • "King Oddball For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $2.99)" Apple Sliced 9:03 AM
  • "Curio For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:03 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:46 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:46 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:46 AM
  • "iPhone Buyer's Guide... $0 To $850 - The Best iPhone Prices, Deals, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 10:02 AM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 9 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 8:36 AM
  • "Refurbished iPod nano, $99; iPod touch $129; iPod Classic, $169" FairerPlatform 12:15 PM

  • "Review: Fitbit One is a great fitness sidekick" TechHive 8:40 AM
  • "SHARKK Wireless Keyboard Case for iPad Mini Review" Run Around Tech 8:30 AM
  • "I Saw Sparqs [ZAGG Sparqs 6000] YMP Now 7:52 AM
  • "Review: Scosche RH656 headphones" TechHive 10:55 AM
  • "Review: SwitchEasy SafeKeys Keyboard Cover for MacBook Pro" ResExcellence 7:48 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Due Clipper For Google Chrome" MacStories 4:10 PM
  • "Scan, sign, and send documents with" iDownload Blog 7:49 AM
  • "Manage Project-Based Task Lists On iOS & Android With Chaos Control" AddictiveTips 8:31 AM
  • "Easy Release – Model Release App 3.0 is Here with iCloud Syncing" Best App Site 2:47 PM
  • "Temple Run 2 Review" Mac|Life 11:23 AM
  • "'Temple Run 2' Review - That Old Familiar Feeling" Touch Arcade 8:40 AM
  • "Riven for iPad Presents an Old School Puzzle Solving Challenge – iPad Game Review" PadGadget 8:40 AM
  • "GrouPlay Turns Your iPhone Or iPad Into A WiFi Jukebox For Parties" AddictiveTips 8:31 AM
  • "iPoe 2 – The Interactive and Illustrated Edgar Allan Poe Collection" ResExcellence 7:51 AM
  • "Take A Wave Trip Into A Game Made Of Songs [Review] Cult of Mac 10:57 AM
  • "Wave Trip Review: Players determine how good the music is in this great arcade game." 148Apps 9:07 AM
  • "Master the Multitouch Gestures for iPad" OS X Daily 4:11 PM
  • "Email: The ultimate guide" iMore 12:48 PM
  • "How to Use an Xbox 360 Controller With Your Mac" MacTrast 11:48 AM
  • "Easily And Quickly Share An iCloud Calendar From Your iPhone or iPad [iOS Tips] Cult of Mac 3:03 PM
  • "Making Siri work again when it's 'having a problem'" iLounge 3:01 PM
  • "Have an iPad-related Question? Check Out Our New 'Ask the Expert' Column" PadGadget 9:53 AM
  • "Apple Removed a Photo App from the App Store Because Artistic Nudity Is the Devil or Something" Gizmodo 9:29 PM
  • "Analysis: Apple earnings need to overcome technical malaise" Reuters 8:06 PM
  • "The pros and cons of an Apple-Intel divorce" Infoworld 5:23 PM
  • "Forbes Jumps Shark, Calls for Apple to Oust Tim Cook" The Mac Observer 6:06 PM
  • "Cassandra -Wednesday Review: The Week in Full Swing" eXtensions 6:23 PM
  • "Is Apple Losing Its Luster? Not by a Long Shot" TheStreet 4:11 PM
  • "Why An ARM-Based Mac Pro Is Like An iPhone Running Android" Cult of Mac 3:03 PM
  • "Microsoft's True iPad Killer Will Cost Nearly As Much As A MacBook Air" Cult of Mac 3:03 PM
  • "How does the $899 Microsoft Surface Pro compare to similarly-priced Apple products?" 9 to 5 Mac 3:03 PM
  • "Unplugged: Apple-Samsung showdown has diaper whiff" USA Today 12:31 PM
  • "Is Apple Losing Its Luster? Not by a Long Shot" TheStreet 11:20 AM
  • "Ridiculous Rumors Tout Cheaper, Bigger iPhone 5S. And Multiple Models! Oh My!" TechCrunch 3:03 PM
  • "Apple Prepping Two New 4-inch iPhones For 2013, But What About The Math? [Rumor] Cult of Mac 10:57 AM
  • "The Macalope Daily: All backwards" Macworld 9:53 AM
  • "Rumor: No Five Inch iPhone In 2013" AppleBitch 12:17 PM
  • "Digitimes retracts Report of iPhone with 4.8 inch display" Edible Apple 12:17 PM
  • "Now There's Another Report Saying Apple Will Make A Giant-Screen iPhone" Business Insider 9:48 AM
  • "Android is Winning: Verizon Wireless sold 9.8M smartphones, 6.2M were iPhones" The Gadget Club 9:09 AM
  • "Apple CEO Jony Ive? Not So Fast" App Advice 9:07 AM
  • "Siri Jokes Aside, Voice Control Will Make Computing Better" ReadWrite 8:32 AM
  • "Loving My Mac Mini, But Questioning Apple" Applepeels 8:36 AM
  • "Mac Mini Tale Of Woe, Part Deux" ReadWrite 8:31 AM
  • "Apple Shouldn't Make Software Look Like Real Objects: Why digital design doesn't have to imitate the physical world"  Scientific American 8:28 AM
  • "Is an iPad on a Pedestal Art?" Gizmodo 8:21 AM
  • "The time may be ripe for the 'iTV' (and, c'mon, an iMac with TV features)" AppleDailyReport 8:12 AM
  • "I Don't Care About iTV" iFans 7:53 AM
  • "Pundit absurdly suggests booting Tim Cook and promoting Jony Ive" Edible Apple 4:07 PM
  • "How Critics, Pundits, And Analysts Seem To Have Hallucinogenic Episodes About Apple" Mac 360 7:52 AM
  • "An iPad Is More Romantic Than Flowers" AppleBitch 7:50 AM
  • "iPad Hack Statement Of Responsibility" TechCrunch 7:49 AM
  • "Who's your Mac Daddy? According to voting at the Urban Dictionary, it's not Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, inventors of the Macintosh." ZDNet 7:48 AM
  • "The Truth Is That Android Is Cheap, Not Good" TechCrunch 3:03 PM
  • "How Java dumps useless add-ons and toolbars on PC users: Java is the newly crowned 'king of foistware.'" Ars Technica 10:54 AM
  • "GoPro Hero3 Teardown" iFixit 8:17 AM
  • "Weighing the Phablet's Potential: How big is too big? Could phablets turn out to be more than the flash-in-the-pan many of us thought they were?"  PC Magazine 8:09 AM
  • "4K in the Home" prolost 1:43 PM
  • "How To Spend a $37 Venture-Capital Infusion" Wired 1:28 PM
  • "Stretch your pockets: 150M 'phablet' sales expected in 2013" GigaOM 11:53 AM
  • "How Physicians Can Protect Themselves Against Social Media Fraud" Social Barrel 8:42 AM
  • "What will the new Google search mean for teachers? As plans for Google's Knowledge Graph and new search emerge, Ben Morse explores the impact these developments will have on education and people working in schools" The Guardian 8:13 AM
  • "I Might Be Too Old for Facebook Graph Search" Techland 7:53 AM
  • "'The Elder Scrolls Online' invites gamers to test the new Tamriel" NBC News 9:42 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Shutterfly's Treat greeting card app gets a major overhaul, more occasions" TUAW 6:53 PM
  • "iRiver's AK100 now supports Apple-based audio codecs" Engadget 5:47 PM
  • "Etsy Acquires The Team Behind Collage-Creating iOS App Mixel To Help Build Its 'Mobile Future'" TechCrunch 3:28 PM
  • "This beautiful iPhone 5 theme does not require a jailbreak" iDownload Blog 3:28 PM
  • "The Weather Channel App Now Features A Customizable Radar" App Advice 3:02 PM
  • " Launches To Help Make Computer Programming Accessible To Everyone" TechCrunch 11:48 AM
  • "Chrome Tactical Sleeve" iLounge 11:20 AM
  • "Finally, a Ramen Bowl with a Built-in iPhone Dock" Techland 10:57 AM
  • "iFrogs Caliber Advantage gaming case for iPhone - CES 2013" Insanely Great Mac 10:47 AM
  • "PadGadget PhotoBooth: iPad Photography Essentials" PadGadget 9:53 AM
  • "Amazon Extends In-App Purchasing to Web, Mac, PC" PC Magazine 11:20 AM
  • "Amazon adds in-app purchasing to Mac, PC and browser-based games" Engadget 9:53 AM
  • "Who Knew? The iPad is a Boon for Short Story Fans Thanks to Paragraph Shorts" PadGadget 9:07 AM
  • "Suction Cup Viewfinder Makes Your iPhone Slightly More DSLR-Like" Gizmodo 8:44 AM
  • "Twitterrific 5 Gets New Features & Improvements With Latest Update" Cult of Mac 8:30 AM
  • "Petite Square: The Small Wooden Bluetooth Speaker That Delivers Huge Sound" Run Around Tech 8:30 AM
  • "Kwalee Announce Koala" prMac 3:02 PM
  • "Learn with Jacob - Hamburger vs. Carrot - iPad App for Kids" prMac 3:02 PM
  • "Creative Writers Rejoice: Write It! Versus Arrives in App Store" prMac 9:49 AM
  • "Norway's most popular fairy tale released at the iTunes App Store" prMac 8:30 AM
  • "Balloon Adventures 1.0 now available on App Store" prMac 8:12 AM
  • "Vector Victor 1.0 for iPad: 3D Math App Takes Mystery Out of Vectors" prMac 8:12 AM
  • "Dailybook (Journal/Diary) 3.0 for iOS - Save Text, Photos, Audio in Book" prMac 8:12 AM
  • "Hue Color Picker v2.0 released for iOS" prMac 8:12 AM
  • "CourseNotes Begins New Year with Sale - Offer to Educators" prMac 8:11 AM
  • "Develop on an iPad, Sell on the App Store with techBASIC App Builder" prMac 8:11 AM
  • "Learn About the Water Cycle - A Puzzle Blast w/ Water Cycles for iOS!" prMac 8:11 AM
  • "Musicopoulos Puts Music Theory In The Palm Of Your Hand" prMac 8:11 AM
  • "The Evolution Prize is evolving on your iPhone" prMac 8:11 AM
  • "Harold and Cow Sidecar Bike Race: The Great Escape 1.0 released for iOS" prMac 8:11 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Joins Dell Buyout Talks as Effort Advances" [Paid Membership Required] 8:55 PM
  • "Microsoft may invest $1B-$3B in Dell buyout: CNBC: The network's DaVid Faber, citing sources, says the Redmond, Wash., software giant is in talks with Silver Lake to help take Dell private." CNET News 12:58 PM
  • "Microsoft Might Kick In $1-$3 Billion To Help With The Dell Buy Out" Business Insider 12:58 PM
  • "Report: Microsoft could lay out $3B to help Dell go private/Microsoft may be planning to invest between $1 billion and $3 billion as part of a leveraged buyout of Dell, according to a report this afternoon from CNBC." Computerworld New Zealand 8:21 PM
  • "Microsoft Joins Talks To Buy Out Dell Shareholders" TechCrunch 1:49 PM
  • "Why Microsoft would want a piece of Dell" GigaOM 1:27 PM
  • "$24bn Dell buyout deal moves closer" Computing 7:56 AM
  • "Dell's Plan To Go Private Said To Meet Resistance: Dell lost almost a third of its value last year and is struggling with tablet makers such as Apple" Sys-Con Media 7:56 AM
  • "Dell to test Silver Lake's skills as 'undertaker'" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:11 AM
  • "Dell Demos 64-bit ARM-Based Server" TechWeb News 1:02 PM
  • "Dell reinvigorates marketing to tackle PC decline" MarketingWeek 7:57 AM
  • "Microsoft: 3.1% Dividend Yield, Good Upside, Low Risk" Seeking Alpha 7:55 AM
  • "Former Microsoft exec: Ballmer culls internal rivals to retain power" Associated Press 8:31 AM
  • "Joachim Kempin, Book Author And Ex-Microsoft Executive, Says Steve Ballmer Bullies Rivals Out Of Redmond" Reuters 8:36 AM
  • "Former Microsoft Exec Says Steve Ballmer Pushes Out Rivals to Keep Power" Mashable 8:32 AM
  • "The latest Ballmer basher: Microsoft's former OEM chief/Summary: Microsoft's former OEM chief Joachim Kempin, who played a starring role in Microsoft's troubles with the U.S. Department of Justice has a book that Reportedly takes shots at CEO Steve Ballmer." ZDNet 8:41 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface Pro hits U.S. and Canada on Feb. 9/Surface's other shoe is about to drop: the full Windows 8, Intel Core-driven Surface is headed to stores in just a few weeks." CNET Reviews 12:02 PM
  • "Microsoft announces Surface Pro release date, price, and Surface RT updates" ExtremeTech 1:36 PM
  • "Microsoft Surface tablet hit by update glitch, say some owners: Some Surface owners say they can no longer connect to the Windows Update service to download the latest patches." CNET News 8:53 AM
  • "Intel to wind down desktop circuit board business: The chipmaker says it will leave the traditional desktop PC circuit board business. As a result, the venerable tower PC will likely begin to fade." CNET News 7:20 PM
  • "Intel will stop producing its own desktop motherboards" The Verge 8:56 PM
  • "Intel launches Ivy Bridge Celeron and Pentium chips, signals total confidence at 22nm" ExtremeTech 7:49 AM
  • "Intel Launches Budget Ivy Bridge Processors" Gizmodo 7:19 AM
  • "Intel Ivy Bridge now available in budget-friendly silicon" Engadget 7:20 AM
  • "Intel quietly releases seven budget Ivy Bridge desktop processors" TechSpot 8:10 AM
  • "Intel's Difficult Year And What's Ahead" Forbes 8:36 AM
  • "AMD tumbles further, ended 2012 with net loss of $1.18 billion: Company execs do their best to put a positive spin on a bad situation." Ars Technica 8:01 PM
  • "AMD's Loss Widens Sharply" [Paid Membership Required] 5:37 PM
  • "AMD earnings continue decline with $1.16 billion in Q4 revenue, $5.42 billion in 2012" Engadget 3:53 PM
  • "AMD continues slide: posts $422 million fourth quarter loss" Electronista 5:33 PM
  • "AMD grabs more mobile CPU talent, opening a path to phones and tablets: Hires from Qualcomm and the former P.A. Semi could help AMD move beyond the PC" Ars Technica 1:35 PM
  • "AMD hires chip veterans, diversifies beyond PCs" Reuters 7:39 AM
  • "AMD hires chip experts from Qualcomm and Apple, aims to move beyond the PC" Engadget 7:45 AM
  • "AMD hires Apple and Qualcomm senior engineers in bid to expand into new markets" The Verge 7:52 AM
  • "AMD grabs ex-Apple and Qualcomm mobile chip specialists" SlashGear 8:08 AM
  • "Inside H-P's Missed Chance to Avoid a Disastrous Deal" [Paid Membership Required] 7:40 AM
  • "Inside HP's Missed Chance to Avoid a Disastrous Deal" AllThingsD 7:58 AM
  • "HP proceeded with Autonomy buy despite financial allegations" IT PRO 8:06 AM
  • "HP cloud chief exits troubled skies: CRN - Essential information for VARs, integrators and converged resellers. Claim your free subscription today." CRN 8:00 AM
  • "IBM's Profit Up 6.3% as Software Sales Rise" [Paid Membership Required] 8:48 PM
  • "IBM Beats; Revenue Down One Percent To $29.3B; Net Income Up 6 Percent To $6.1B" TechCrunch 3:48 PM
  • "IBM earnings beat expectations" CNNMoney 4:25 PM
  • "IBM Expected to Post Profit Recovery for 4th Quarter" FOXBusiness 8:20 AM
  • "IBM expected to post profit recovery: Analysts see software, hardware businesses improving" MarketWatch 8:35 AM
  • "IBM Struggles as Tech Spending Fizzles" TheStreet 1:05 PM
  • "A close look at how Oracle installs deceptive software with Java updates" ZDNet 8:37 AM
  • "Java Hacker Uncovers Two Flaws In Latest Update" TechWeb News 1:03 PM
  • "Beware of fake Java updates: New malware poses as Java updater to fix recent vulnerabilities." CNET Reviews 12:59 PM
  • "Oracle opens second Australian datacentre" ZDNet 8:37 AM
  • "Oracle Offers Subscription Pricing For On-Premises IaaS" TechWeb News 8:56 AM
  • "Cisco IP Phones Vulnerable to Eavesdropping Attacks" Tom's Hardware 8:09 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Liveblog: Apple's Q1 2013 earnings call on January 23" Ars Technica 3:29 PM
  • "Earnings call is Apple's opportunity to 'change the tone of the conversation'" AppleInsider 3:02 PM
  • "Apple Earnings Need to Come in BIG | Breakout" Breakout 12:41 PM
  • "Apple Earnings Preview: Can Shares Rebound?" Seeking Alpha 12:40 PM
  • "Apple's Q1 2013 Earnings: A Gross Margin Game" Seeking Alpha 12:40 PM
  • "UBS Cuts AAPL Estimates, Cites Low End iPhone Sales" The Mac Observer 10:47 AM
  • "Can Apple Get to $60 Billion in Revenue? Here's How." Forbes 9:06 AM
  • "Apple price target of $1,111 gets support from Verizon iPhone activations: analyst" MarketWatch 8:44 AM
  • "All eyes are on Apple's 2013 Q1 earnings; Street expects EPS of $13.34" Edible Apple 10:02 AM
  • "A New DigiTimes Report Suggests The iPhone Business Will Significantly Slow Down This Quarter" Business Insider 11:53 AM
  • "Do Not Buy Apple Ahead of Earnings" TheStreet 8:06 AM
  • "Apple 2013 Price Hedging By Market-Makers, Protecting Their Long And Short Exposure Risks" Seeking Alpha 9:49 AM
  • "Apple: Behaviorally, Fundamentally Attractive" Seeking Alpha 8:06 AM
  • "Bobbing for Another Apple" TheStreet 8:39 AM
  • "Apple: UBS Cuts Ests; Slices Target To $650 From $700" Forbes 8:06 AM
  • "Apple Is Amongst This $3 Billion Fund's Top Picks" The Motley Fool 3:05 PM
Industry News
  • "U.S. Stocks Fall on Corporate Earnings, Home Sales Data" Bloomberg 9:58 AM
  • "US stocks mixed as DuPont, J&J Report earnings" Denver Post 1:06 PM
  • "Earnings Thrust Stocks Higher" [Paid Membership Required] 9:26 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares up at the close of trading" Associated Press 6:07 PM
  • "U.S. stocks start near five-year highs" MarketWatch 8:49 AM
  • "Stocks Gain Before the Close" TheStreet 4:25 PM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 4:27 PM
  • "Texas Instruments revenue beats Street, warns of weak demand" Yahoo! News 5:19 PM
  • "Asia Markets: Tokyo stocks drop, Seoul rises after choppy ride/Asian markets ended on a mixed note Tuesday, with shares in Tokyo slipping after a roller-coaster ride in the wake of the Bank of Japan's monetary policy decision, while South Korean stocks advanced amid gains for the yen." MarketWatch 8:45 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks slip; BOJ, German data in focus/ASML gains on upgrade, Deutsche Bank falls on warning speculation/European stock markets closed mostly lower on Tuesday, as disappointment with the Bank of Japan's latest policy decision offset better-than-expected German sentiment data." MarketWatch 12:28 PM

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