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MacSurfer's Archive: Friday, January 25, 2013


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Friday 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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  • "Can a Low-Cost iPhone Save Apple? Actually, does Apple need saving in the first place? If the following two figures point to a company in poor shape, I don't know if I could bear to look at a healthy one: 1. $137 billion in cash, cash equivalents, and short- and long-term marketable securities 2. Zero debt"  The Motley Fool 6:19 PM
  • "Apple's Supplier Responsibility 2013 Progress Report (PDF)"  Apple 8:54 AM
  • "Supplier Responsibility Progress Report: Our Supplier Responsibility Progress Report provides the results of our 2012 audits, including the work we're doing to correct issues and improve our suppliers' performance" Apple 8:54 AM
  • "Apple steps up labor audits, finds underage workers"  Reuters 8:23 AM
  • "Apple Says China Agent Forged Papers for Underage Workers"  Bloomberg 9:12 AM
  • "Apple Takes Aim at Providers of Underage Laborers" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:08 PM
  • "Apple fires supplier after audit uncovers underage workers: The iPhone maker found 74 underage workers at one company and then reported the labor agency to local authorities, according to Apple's latest Supplier Responsibility report." CNET News 8:30 AM
  • "Apple cut ties with Chinese supplier for hiring underage workers: Apple released its latest supplier responsibility report on Friday" IDG News Service 8:33 AM
  • "Under-age workers found in Apple supply audit" BBC 8:27 AM
  • "Apple's supplier audits uncover labor agent conspiracy to hide underage workers" The Next Web 8:41 AM
  • "Apple pressured to provide iOS 6 source code" ["Apple has denied the request of its Korean rival, calling it ridiculous. Both Motorola and Google have also asked for the source code to be supplied but to no avail."] The Korea Times 10:01 AM
  • "Apple Rejects Samsung Request To See iOS 6 Source Code In Korea Patent Battle" TechCrunch 10:01 AM
  • "Apple shifting its guidance to stop being blamed for 'missing' analyst expectations" AppleInsider 8:52 PM
  • "Apple Critics Like To Have It Both Ways"  Forbes 10:14 AM
  • "Apple's China dilemma: market share or cachet?" Reuters 8:23 AM
  • "Apple's Thursday Tumble: By The Numbers"  Forbes 8:28 AM
  • "What Tech Company is Healthier Than Apple?"  Tech.pinions 9:10 AM
  • "Apple Growth Slowdown Fuels Concern of Value-Stock Shift" [Video Report] Bloomberg 8:58 AM
  • "Apple seeds eighth OS X 10.8.3 beta to developers: The new Mountain Lion build has some changes to WiFi assets and no known issues" Macworld UK 8:38 AM
  • "BitTorrent reveals Sync, a new file synchronization tool that could compete with Dropbox and iCloud" The Next Web 8:40 AM
  • "Q&A: MacFixIt Answers/This week, readers sent in questions about the stigma surrounding the MacKeeper utility, and more." MacFixIt 7:57 PM
  • "Nebulous Notes for iOS Makes Markdown Easy" TidBITS 7:57 PM
  • "How to use the Font panel in OS X: The Font panel in OS X programs is a central way to set the font and font size for various applications, but in addition it supports a number of other useful features." CNET Reviews 5:01 PM
  • "Mac Gems: TextExpander 4 extends its fill-in functionality" Macworld 8:50 AM
  • "iTunes media folders, making smart playlists, and copying music to a new computer" Macworld 8:50 AM
  • "Mac 101: Use Finder's item arrangement to sort your files" TUAW 6:19 PM
  • "MacMost Now 818: Save Dialog Defaults" MacMost 8:15 AM
  • "Get the Classic iTunes Search List Style Back in iTunes 11" OS X Daily 12:52 PM
  • "Set default save to local rather than iCloud in 10.8" Amsys 9:25 AM
  • "Optimizing your Mac's Memory" Amsys 9:24 AM
  • "Safely Restart, Sleep, or Shut Down Your Mac From The Power Button Dialog Using The Keyboard [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 9:11 AM
  • "Build an OS X Boot Disk The Really, Easy Way" MacPrices 2:57 PM
  • "Create a Screen Saver from Your Twitter Feed" Mactuts+ 9:31 AM
  • "Find the email a saved attachment was sent with" Mac OS X Hints 10:41 AM
  • "A New And Better Way To Backup Or Transfer Your Mac's Contact Or Address Book Files" NoodleMac 8:12 AM
  • "4 Ways To Use Your Mac To Create Stunning Animated Slideshows With A Few Clicks" Mac 360 8:12 AM
  • "The Latest Mac Photo Craze Is To Turn Digital Photos Into Wrinkled, Aged, Antique Photos" McSolo 8:17 AM
  • "A Few Words About Mac Todo Lists, Task Management, And An App That Does It Right" BohemianBoomer 8:16 AM
  • "How To Use A Mac Weather App That Lives In The Dock And Is As Predictable As Weather" Mac 360 8:16 AM
  • "Got iPhoto? Yes, You Do. Got A Photo Collage Maker? Try A Professional Collage App" TeraTalks 8:11 AM
Press Releases
  • "Mac Updates: Fantastical 1.3.6, Evernote 5.0.5" FairerPlatform 2:43 PM
  • "Half-Life for Mac OS X Released on Steam" iClarified 12:54 PM
  • "Apple discounts OS X task managers in new Get Stuff Done promotion" TUAW 9:23 AM
  • "Mac Games: Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy Ships" FairerPlatform 4:03 PM
  • "'Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy' Hits The Mac App Store For $9.99" RazorianFly 9:16 AM
  • "Coladia Announces The Fall Trilogy Chapter 3: Revelation for Mac OS X" prMac 8:37 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple's 2013 Supplier Responsibility Report Includes 72% Bump In Audits For 2012, 97% Increase In Training" TechCrunch 8:55 AM
  • "Apple Fires Manufacturer For Faking Documents For Underage Workers" ReadWrite 2:44 PM
  • "Apple 'dismayed' to find over 100 kids building its iDevices" The Register 10:48 AM
  • "Apple Names Names in 2013 Supplier Sustainability Report" The Mac Observer 2:44 PM
  • "Apple's Tim Cook gives workers kudos for strong quarter: Wall Street may have been disappointed by Apple's first quarter, but the company's CEO congratulates his employees for record results." CNET News 8:30 AM
  • "Apple lists Quanta Computer in Fremont California as Final Assembler for Macs" 9 to 5 Mac 12:52 PM
  • "Smartphone Pressure Mounts for Samsung and Apple Exiting a Strong Q4 2012, According to ABI Research" Business Wire 8:14 AM
  • "Apple, Samsung get knocked down a peg: The two consumer electronics giants provided evidence in their quarterly financial reports that growth is slowing in the handset market and competition is picking up." CNET News 3:05 PM
  • "The Samsung juggernaut widens its lead over Apple" GigaOM 8:35 AM
  • "Strategy Analytics: Global Smartphone Shipments Reach a Record 700 Million Units in 2012" Business Wire 8:14 AM
  • "Strategy Analytics: Global Mobile Phone Shipments Reach 1.6 Billion Units in 2012" Business Wire 8:13 AM
  • "1.6 billion mobile phones shipped in 2012: Samsung ships 396.5M, Apple ships 135.8M" VentureBeat 8:36 AM
  • "Samsung Dominated Apple And Nokia With A Record 213M Smartphones Shipped In 2012" TechCrunch 8:55 AM
  • "Apple, Samsung Crush Smartphone Rivals as Huawei Edges In" PC Magazine 10:46 AM
  • "Report: Apple and Samsung dominate Q4 with 51 percent of global smartphone market" 9 to 5 Mac 9:12 AM
  • "Samsung v Apple phones" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:32 AM
  • "The iPad revolution is coming to a hospital near you: Despite what fear-mongers say, iPads not only satisfy HIPAA rules but may be the best tool for doctors and nurses" InfoWorld 11:06 AM
  • "Stunning Photos Of Apple's New Japanese Headquarters" [Slideshow] Business Insider 8:45 AM
  • "Nose Jobs: The Story Behind The Most Incredible Steve Jobs Photo You've Never Seen [Feature] Cult of Mac 10:00 AM
  • "First Steve Jobs movie gets red carpet premiere" Reuters 8:51 PM
  • "Wozniak slams scene in Kutcher's 'Jobs' biopic: Apple co-founder caught a glimpse of the movie's first scene and proclaims that it is 'not close' and 'totally wrong.'" CNET News 8:30 AM
  • "Apple co-founder Wozniak says parts of Jobs film 'totally wrong'" Reuters 4:07 PM
  • "Watch: Steve Wozniak says first clip from Steve Jobs film is 'totally wrong'" Macworld UK 8:40 AM
  • "Watch the First Clip of Ashton Kutcher as Steve 'jOBS'" WSJ Blogs 9:40 AM
  • "1 minute and 2 seconds of Ashton as Steve" Fortune 10:46 AM
  • "The iPad and the rise of the Planet of the Apes: Orangutan Outreach's 'Apps for Apes' is bringing iPads to the country's zoo-bound primates. Can global dominance be far behind?" InfoWorld 9:16 AM
  • "Rock Center looks at iPhone as the future of medicine" TUAW 9:11 AM
  • "Apple Adds 'App Store Notes' to Featured Apps" MacRumors 8:53 PM
  • "Sympathetic Scots scoff-house offers hard-up Apple fanbois a discount" The Register 8:27 AM
  • "Stunning IPhone Photos From L.A.'s IPhoneography Wizard" Forbes 11:29 AM
  • "RoboVM stirs up another helping of Java for iPhone" The Register 8:28 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Acer shows off Liquid E1 handset in China" CNET News 12:21 PM
  • "Open Source, Powder-Based 3-D Printer Has Full-Color Potential" Wired 12:02 PM
  • "Ouya tweaks console controller in redesign" TG Daily 11:49 AM
  • "Web server hackers installing rogue Apache modules and SSH backdoors" Techworld 11:47 AM
  • "Amazon Takes On Google, Facebook & Dropbox By Adding Auto-Uploads To Its Cloud Drive Photos App" TechCrunch 11:43 AM
  • "Twitter's new service suggests its future may lie in video" Reuters 11:25 AM
  • "Facebook's Graph Search worries security experts" CSO 11:13 AM
  • "Facebook blocks competitors from its social data" TechHive 11:12 AM
  • "Texting boyfriend while walking a bad idea, soggy newscaster discovers" Digital Life 11:05 AM
  • "Stranger than fiction: Fugitive multi-millionaire John McAfee reveals his next move" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 10:44 AM
  • "When baby products meet high-end robotics" Fortune 10:44 AM
  • "Samsung unveils rugged Xcover 2 smartphone" V3 11:56 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Poses With Baby Brother Galaxy Note II, Shows Off Its S-Pen" TechCrunch 11:44 AM
  • "Square Operating Chief Rabois Resigns; Sarah Friar Is Acting COO" Bloomberg 10:20 AM
  • "Google's continuing odyssey to sink passwords" ZDNet 12:05 PM
  • "Google redesigns image search results for faster viewing" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:00 AM
  • "Google Silent About Wireless Experiment: Google has applied to the FCC for permission to test an experimental wireless system. Is Google about to offer mobile broadband?" InformationWeek 10:10 AM
  • "HTML Pioneer Tim Berners-Lee Calls For More Online Innovation To Break Down Cultural Barriers And Build New Business Models" TechCrunch 11:45 AM
  • "Lumia 900 to get Windows Phone 7.8 on January 30 -- report" CNET News 10:06 AM
  • "Yahoo's Mayer Sees Future in Personalized, Mobile Web" Bloomberg 10:20 AM
  • "'League Of Legends,' The Most-Played PC Game In The World, Runs On The Same Open Hardware As Facebook" TechCrunch 8:55 AM
  • "Samsung's iPad Mini Competitor Will Come With A Pen" Business Insider 8:47 AM
  • "Weekly Podcast Episode 25: Announcing Our Earnings Report" Apple'n'Apps 8:56 PM
  • "Gene Steinberg meets John Martellaro, from The Mac Observer, and Peter Cohen, from the Angry Mac Bastards radio show and The Loop, this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE!" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 6:17 PM
  • "The Road to Macworld – Ted Landau Tech Talks, Looks Back at the Show, Apple's Ups and Downs and More" MacVoicesTV 2:44 PM
  • "On Apple's iPad 5, iPhone 5S, and Plastic iPhone"  iLounge 10:15 AM
  • "A Few More iPad 5, iPhone 5S, and iPad mini 2G Details" iLounge 1:21 PM
  • "iPhone, iPad, iPad Mini rumors afoot: Purportedly leaked details of the next generation of Apple's most popular products include an upgraded rear camera for the reported 'iPhone 5S' and a Retina screen for the next iPad Mini." CNET News 4:07 PM
  • "Report: iPad 5 to Sport Thinner Design, Debut in October" PC Magazine 5:00 PM
  • "Rumor: Super Thin iPad 5 Set For Release In October 2013" Apple Bitch 12:52 PM
  • "Yes, The iPad Mini Is Destroying Sales Of The Larger iPad" Business Insider 8:45 AM
  • "Pressure mounts on Apple to reveal iOS source code" iDownload Blog 10:46 AM
  • "Samsung Demands iOS 6 Code in South Korea Patent Fight" The Mac Observer 11:05 AM
  • "Apple cranks up its R&D machine" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:36 AM
  • "Apple's Cheaper Iphone Could Use A 'A Less Powerful Lower-End Snapdragon' Processor" BGR 10:13 AM
  • "Is Apple TV waiting on H.265 HEVC ratification?" ZDNet 9:11 AM
  • "Apple Names Product Assemblers in Boost to Supplier Transparency" Bloomberg 8:59 AM
  • "Apple cuts ties with supplier over child labour use" V3 9:15 AM
  • "Where are the Thunderbolt products?" ZDNet 12:09 PM
  • "Ship times for 21.5' iMac slips to 2-3 weeks on US Apple Online Store" AppleInsider 8:52 PM
  • "Rumor: Apple suppliers solve iMac production problems, strong sales projected" AppleInsider 12:54 PM
  • "Apple May Have Finally Fixed Its Imac Manufacturing Problems" BGR 6:21 PM
  • "iMac shipments fall over 40% in 4Q12, say Taiwan makers" DigiTimes 8:52 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Final Fury Pro For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $2.99)" Apple Sliced 8:51 AM
  • "Paper Galaxy For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:51 AM
  • "Ultimate Photo Editor For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $4.99)" Apple Sliced 8:51 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:18 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:18 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:18 AM
  • "Best Buy throws a $200 off New MacBook Air sale – now start at $799" 9 to 5 Mac 9:41 AM
  • "MacBook Airs Get $200 Discount at Best Buy" PC Magazine 12:52 PM
  • "Apple MacBook Pro Buyer's Guide -13 Inch Models -$750 To $2,199 -Best Prices, Reviews & Information" MacReviewZone 2:43 PM
  • "Apple MacBook Air Buyer's Guide -Prices $550 To $1,599 -Prices, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 2:43 PM
  • "Apple MacBook Pro Buyer's Guide -15 Inch Models -Prices From $979 to $3,049 -Best Prices, Reviews & Information" MacReviewZone 2:43 PM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 14 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 9:23 AM

  • "Review: CM4's Q Card wallet case adds lots of bulk to the iPhone 5" Macworld 8:50 AM
  • "Review: PowerBag Business Class Pack is a bookbag with a battery" Macworld 8:49 AM
  • "Cygnett CrossStitch Craft Case for iPod Touch 5th Generation Review" Run Around Tech 9:32 AM
  • "Review & Giveaway: The Awesome Snugg Leather iPad 4 Cover And Flip Stand" AppleBitch 8:38 AM
  • "Review: SwitchEasy BONDS Bondage Black Case for iPhone 5" ResExcellence 8:15 AM
  • "The Critter Chronicles review: It's back to the future with this old-school adventure game" Macworld UK 12:52 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "PulpMotion Advanced 3 for OS X review" AppleTell 7:58 PM
  • "Apogee One for iOS and Mac (hands-on)" Engadget 6:21 PM
  • "Vine Is Cool: Just Watch It Grow [Review] Cult of Mac 9:16 AM
  • "Hands on with's unified messaging app for the iPhone" The Next Web 10:15 AM
  • "Another New And Clever Way To Add Text And Captions To Photographs On Your iPhone" Mac 360 8:17 AM
  • "Appidemic: Old Clockmaker's Riddle HD for iPad" AppleTell 9:19 AM
  • "Poly Review: Turn photos into geometric works of art with this entertaining iPad app." 148Apps 10:10 AM
  • "Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes Review" Mac|Life 3:09 PM
  • "Bit Dungeon for iPad and iPhone review: No-frills, high-action, take on the roguelike concept" Macworld UK 9:32 AM
  • "'Momonga Pinball Adventure' Review - A Spin Through a Lush New World" Touch Arcade 6:22 PM
  • "How to change Reminder sync settings on iPhone and iPad" iMore 12:52 PM
  • "How I replaced my iPhone 4S battery for $8: Apple may not make it easy to replace an iPhone's battery, but that doesn't mean you can't do it. For cheap. And it takes only about 20 minutes." CNET Reviews 8:30 AM
  • "Q&A: How to Tame a Wild Mouse/I got a new iMac, which comes with a wireless keyboard and mouse. These accessories look slick, but the mouse cursor does all sorts of bizarre jumping around on the screen. Am I doing this or do I have a feral mouse?" New York Times [Free Registration Required] 9:12 PM
  • "Hold Down Compose Button in iOS Mail to get Drafts List" The Mac Observer 10:39 AM
  • "Use OpenDNS to block inappropriate content" Amsys 9:24 AM
  • "Apple Loop: Exxon Tops Apple, China Labor Woes, Steve Jobs' 'Nose' Photo" Forbes 9:32 PM
  • "How I misjudged Vine, and came to see it as a new artform" CNET News 8:51 PM
  • "Regarding iPad 5, iPad mini 2, iPhone 5S, and other rumored Apple hardware" iMore 8:51 PM
  • "Has Apple Lost Its Cool to Samsung?" [Paid Membership Required] 8:20 PM
  • "Apple investors should stop whining/Commentary: Long-term investors should expect ups and downs" MarketWatch 4:16 PM
  • "Business prof: Apple still in an 'extraordinarily strong' position despite disappointing results" VentureBeat 4:03 PM
  • "Armchair Quarterbacks Dictate to Tim Cook & Always Lose" The Mac Observer 4:03 PM
  • "Is Apple the New Microsoft?" Breakout 12:54 PM
  • "Bill Gates: My kids have never asked for Apple products/In an interview with Fox Business Network, Bill Gates says his kids are very happy with their Windows Phones. So there." CNET News 12:33 PM
  • "iPad cannibals invade the Mac country club" ZDNet 12:09 PM
  • "Jonathan Ive Would Do No Better Than Tim Cook At Apple"  Forbes 12:03 PM
  • "Apple: Designed in California, made in China?" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 12:01 PM
  • "Notes of interest about Apple's retail stores" Edible Apple 11:56 AM
  • "iPad 5 rumor rollup for the week of Jan. 21: More than usually stunning display, thinner and lighter, canceled" Network World 11:16 AM
  • "Is Apple Still An Innovator?"  Forbes 11:07 AM
  • "I'm Not Going Back to My iPhone: For now, at least, my dumb phone experiment has reached a strange equilibrium."  Technology Review 10:49 AM
  • "Oh, How The Rich Suffer: After An Historic Stock Drop, What Apple Should Do With The Cash" Mac 360 10:35 AM
  • "Why I dread going to the Apple Store"  Macworld 10:02 AM
  • "Apple advantage: As smartphones become commodity, software and services will drive growth" Computerworld 9:59 AM
  • "What Apple's fiscal Q1/13 financial results mean for customers and investors" AppleTell 9:19 AM
  • "'Apple Has Got To The Point Where All News Is Bad News'" BGR 8:41 AM
  • "How much longer will Find My Friends use Google mapping data?" AppleDailyReport 8:21 AM
  • "The ARM Mac Pro: Small, Light, Cheap, Plausible?" FairerPlatform 8:19 AM
  • "As of tomorrow, unauthorized unlocking of new, on-contract iPhones will be illegal in the U.S." iMore 9:49 AM
  • "Unlocking An iPhone Under Contract Is Now Illegal" AppleBitch 8:17 AM
  • "Apple And Microsoft: How The Media Plays The New Blame Game For Fun And Profit" PixoBebo 8:17 AM
  • "Apple iPhone 5 vs. Samsung Galaxy S III: the truth about both smartphones that the sales-geeks won't tell you" Beatweek Magazine 8:15 AM
  • "Antivirus tests need better methodology" ZDNet 12:07 PM
  • "How to track a lost or stolen PC, notebook, tablet or smartphone" ZDNet 12:07 PM
  • "Why Experts Think Twitter's 6-Second Videos Could Be Huge" Wired 12:02 PM
  • "Q&A: How can I protect myself from online tracking?" USA Today 11:54 AM
  • "Does a Wii make you meaner than an Xbox?" TG Daily 11:48 AM
  • "Australian internet speeds fall to 40th place globally" Fairfax Media/AFP 11:25 AM
  • "Will computers kill gun control?" Salon 11:23 AM
  • "Internet Use Increases Worldwide, Connections Get Faster" InformationWeek 10:49 AM
  • "Can new smartphones rekindle the BlackBerry fire?" Computerworld 10:31 AM
  • "SanDisk Ultra Plus SSD review: Fast and inexpensive" Computerworld 10:31 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy S 4 buzz still white-hot, but could that mean we're ignoring the HTC M7? Hottest Android news and rumors for the week ending Jan. 25" Network World 11:15 AM
  • "Microsoft Office Web Apps vs. Google Docs: 5 reasons why Google Docs is better, 5 reasons why Web Apps is better" InfoWorld 10:52 AM
  • "Will Google Kill The Auto Industry? No, And Here's Why." Forbes 10:42 AM
  • "What Google's Transparency Report doesn't tell us" Computerworld 10:30 AM
  • "IPhone Beating Nokia 10-to-1 Leaves U.S. Effort in Doubt" Bloomberg 10:21 AM
  • "Tech, Small Business Can Learn Plenty from Starbucks" TheStreet 9:36 AM
  • "It's clear Android not really winning at AT&T or Verizon" The Gadget Club 8:46 AM
  • "How to accurately determine the value of Apple stock." The Joy of Tech [cartoon] 8:11 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Hundreds updated, now lets you play your own music" iMore 7:57 PM
  • "StoryDesk Adds iPad-to-iPad Sharing of Presentations" AllThingsD 6:21 PM
  • "Advarkaa Changes Name To AutoSnap And Adds New Features" App Advice 4:16 PM
  • "Stanley Foreman for iPhone 5" iLounge 2:57 PM
  • "Google Currents for iOS gets a happy dose of design unification" VentureBeat 1:21 PM
  • "MoForte Turns Your iPad Into A Guitar [NAMM 2013] Cult of Mac 10:41 AM
  • "Ability To Talk Becomes A Reality As Handwriting-To-Speech Application Is Released For Apple Mobile Devices" iSpeak4U 10:36 AM
  • "Griffin's Decomposable iCases Made From Hemp, Wool And Cotton" Cult of Mac 10:02 AM
  • "Artist Creates Cover for The New Yorker with iPad" PadGadget 9:23 AM
  • "ARCHOS Announces A New Bluetooth Keyboard For iPad" App Advice 8:57 AM
  • "Cycloramic 2.0 Revolves Around Capturing Panoramic Photos" App Advice 8:57 AM
  • "YouTube Capture updated with 1080p video uploads, improved sharing features" The Verge 8:57 AM
  • "Google updates its YouTube Capture iOS app, adds 1080p uploads, improves audio sync and upload speeds" The Next Web 8:41 AM
  • "BBC Sport iOS app updated with live and on-demand video, as it returns to mobile Web too" The Next Web 8:40 AM
  • "AppsMoment is Now a Leading Builder Application for Developing Apps" prMac 10:10 AM
  • "Room Escape - 100 for iOS" prMac 9:31 AM
  • "2013 GPS Fishing Guides Now Available" prMac 8:37 AM
  • "Challenge! Brings Social Gaming Fun to Classic Strategy Game Agon" prMac 8:37 AM
  • "Connect and Pop 1.0 - New Twist on Classic, Strategic, Connect Four Game" prMac 8:37 AM
  • "Favors App Lets Anybody Issue Coupons for Apple's Passbook" prMac 8:37 AM
  • "Simple FX - The Simplest Foreign Exchange App for Travel" prMac 8:37 AM
  • "The Delightful World of the Pooyoos Comes to iOS and Android Devices" prMac 8:37 AM
  • "Pete the Postman for iOS: 3D, Twin Stick, Shooter/Strategy/Puzzle Game" prMac 8:37 AM
  • "Balloonatic Pops onto the App Store" prMac 8:37 AM
  • "Drive The Most Realistic Space Shooter in Star Splitter 3D for iOS" prMac 8:37 AM
  • "Popular Compass++ 3.0 app released with localisation in 30+ languages" prMac 8:37 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Should Dell Go Private? Top Execs Weigh In" [Video Report] Bloomberg 9:53 AM
  • "Michael Dell and the Curse of the Exploding Batteries" The Register 11:50 AM
  • "HP declares legal war on makers of alternative printer cartridges" ZDNet 12:06 PM
  • "Microsoft's Windows Bolsters Sales in Challenging Market" Bloomberg 9:56 AM
  • "Microsoft earnings report show the future of the company: Enterprises first, consumers last" Computerworld Blogs 10:30 AM
  • "Microsoft's Skype pressured to offer privacy reports: Microsoft is under fresh pressure to disclose information about how confidential its Skype user data is." BBC 10:18 AM
  • "Skype privacy questioned by rights organisations: Advocacy groups call on Skype and owner Microsoft to detail access by third parties such as governments" Techworld 11:46 AM
  • "Activists urge Skype: Tell us who is spying on us/Microsoft mum on privacy, security policies" The Register 11:51 AM
  • "Microsoft plans to add to Surface line-up with more models, better distribution" ZDNet 12:07 PM
  • "Microsoft to launch WP8 reference design in mid-2013, say sources" DigiTimes 10:34 AM
  • "Does Windows 8's three-month report card read pass or fail?" PCWorld 11:12 AM
  • "Lenovo considers bid for RIM" TG Daily 11:48 AM
  • "Lenovo considering RIM buyout to boost mobile biz" The Register 11:51 AM
  • "U.K. Government's $1.6 Billion Oracle Deal Spurs Outrage" InformationWeek 12:23 PM
  • "Intel gets nod to build $4 billion plant in Ireland" CNET News 10:06 AM
  • "Intel gets nod to build $4bn Irish next-gen chip plant" ZDNet 12:07 PM
  • "Intel makes mobile push into Africa with Yolo smartphone" ZDNet 12:06 PM
  • "AMD 'Richland' APU details leaked" ZDNet 12:06 PM
  • "Cisco and NetApp fatten up Flexpod, chuck it at cloud biz" The Register 11:50 AM
  • "After selling Linksys, Cisco aims to reach consumers through carriers" IDG News Service 10:30 AM
  • "Unauthorized unlocking of smartphones becomes illegal Saturday/The feds mandate fidelity between carriers and users: New rule under DMCA outlaws unlocking new handsets without carrier permission." CNET News 10:07 AM
  • "Unlocking Your Cell Phone Will Soon Be Illegal" PC Magazine 11:11 AM
  • "Senators seek H-1B cap that starts at 115,000 and rises" Computerworld 10:30 AM
  • "When the government approves of hacking: While hacktivists and whistle-blowers face federal prison, the White House declares a National Day of Civic Hacking" Salon 11:23 AM
  • "EU seals pact with firms in bid to fill 700,000 tech jobs: The European Commission unveiled a deal on Friday with Hewlett-Packard, Telefonica and eight other telecoms and technology firms aimed at filling up to 700,000 high tech job vacancies." Reuters 9:57 AM
  • "EU Enlists Telefonica, Cisco, HP, Nokia, ARM And Others To Close The 700K IT Job Gap In Europe" TechCrunch 11:45 AM
  • "Excess chip inventory set to hurt Q1" EE Times 10:35 AM
  • "Up-and-comers pushing cloud computing stalwarts to diversify" Network World 10:52 AM
  • "Who's making money in the cloud?, Amazon Web Services and Microsoft are the only companies pulling in more than $1 billion in revenue annually from cloud computing, one research firm says" Network World 11:14 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple May Be Down But Here's Why It's Not Out" [Video Report] Bloomberg 5:00 PM
  • "AAPL: 'Flash Dump' Closes Stock at $439.88, Says ZeroHedge" Barron's 4:16 PM
  • "Exxon Overtakes Apple as Biggest U.S. Company by Market Cap" WSJ Blogs 11:20 AM
  • "Apple Surrenders to Exxon Mobil as World's Most Valuable Company" Bloomberg 11:20 AM
  • "Exxon surpasses Apple as world's most valuable co." Associated Press 11:20 AM
  • "Apple is no longer the world's most valuable company" VentureBeat 11:19 AM
  • "Exxon Mobil Dethrones Apple As World'S Most Valuable Company" BGR 11:19 AM
  • "Apple No Longer the World's Largest Company. Does It Matter?" The Motley Fool 12:51 PM
  • "Should You Buy Apple or Exxon? The Answer Is in the Charts" Minyanville 1:20 PM
  • "Apple: The Lone Tech Giant Hitting New Lows Today" The Motley Fool 2:57 PM
  • "Where Is The Panic Bottom in Apple?" Minyanville 1:21 PM
  • "When Waiting for Apple is Akin to Waiting for Godot" The Motley Fool 12:51 PM
  • "Apple 1Q13 Review; Thoughts on Guidance and AAPL" AAPL Orchard 8:48 AM
  • "Dorsey: Buy Apple at These Levels" [Video Report] Bloomberg 8:58 AM
  • "Cramer's Mad Money - Apple's Arrogance" Seeking Alpha 9:19 AM
  • "Apple chart pattern sets target at $340" MarketWatch 9:50 AM
  • "Apple's drop shows price of popularity: To find your prince, you need to kiss a frog"  MarketWatch 8:23 AM
  • "Huawei Creeps up on Apple, Samsung" WSJ Blogs 8:24 AM
  • "Apple Pie Or Rotten Apples? A DCF Valuation Following Earnings" Seeking Alpha 8:24 AM
Industry News
  • "Microsoft, Netflix rise, but Apple falls again: Goldman cuts Apple price target by $100 as bruised stock trades flat" MarketWatch 12:09 PM
  • "U.S. stocks rise on earnings; S&P 500 above 1,500: S&P 500 extends longest win run in more than half a dozen years" MarketWatch 4:04 PM
  • "S&P 500 Post Longest Winning Streak Since 2004 on Profits" Bloomberg 12:15 PM
  • "S&P Climbs for Eighth Day Amid Strong Earnings, Data" FOXBusiness 10:44 AM
  • "S&P Logs Best Win Streak Since 2004; For the Week, AAPL Skids 12%, NFLX Soars 70%" CNBC 4:04 PM
  • "Stocks Continue to Climb as Companies Exceed Expectations" TheStreet 4:05 PM
  • "S&P 500 closes above 1,500 for 1st time since 2007: U.S. stocks ended the week on a high note Friday, as investors welcomed a batch of better-than-expected corporate results." CNNMoney 4:05 PM
  • "S&P 500 Closes Above 1500" [Paid Membership Required] 4:05 PM
  • "Stocks could get earnings tailwind" CNNMoney 9:30 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Nikkei Average up 2.9% as Asia ends mostly down" MarketWatch 9:41 AM
  • "Europe Markets: German optimism boosts Europe stocks/DAX 30 jumps 1.4% to highest close since January 2008" MarketWatch 12:11 PM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 6:23 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at the close of trading" Associated Press 6:23 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 2:51 PM

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