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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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  • "The Swiftboating of Apple: Just like the torpedoing of John Kerry's 2004 presidential campaign Apple has recently been buffeted by attacks and its own curious failure to define and defend itself with a robust narrative."  The Huffington Post 3:12 PM
  • "Award to Apple Isn't Raised: The judge overseeing the first U.S. federal court case between Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. over mobile device patents late Tuesday decided not to raise the $1 billion in damages that a jury awarded to Apple, but she didn't set a final amount for damages." [Paid Membership Required] 7:21 AM
  • "Apple's $1 Billion Verdict Against Samsung Left Intact"  Bloomberg 8:58 AM
  • "Judge rejects damages appeal, Samsung didn't 'wilfully' infringe Apple patents"  ZDNet 7:27 AM
  • "U.S. court rejects Apple's bid to raise damages in Samsung case" Reuters 7:27 AM
  • "Samsung denied new trial and Apple more damages in patent suit: A California court said Samsung's infringement in its smartphones and tablets was not willful" IDG News Service 8:55 AM
  • "Samsung still owes Apple $1.05 billion, at least for now" Fortune 7:31 AM
  • "Judge rejects Apple's demand for higher Samsung damages" BBC 7:33 AM
  • "The Data Doesn't Lie: iOS Apps Are Better Than Android"  ReadWrite 9:42 AM
  • "Apple's 128GB iPad aims to drive profits up a path competitors can't easily follow" AppleInsider 8:55 AM
  • "Apple's 128GB iPad Defends Against Intel's Haswell Assault On ARM" Forbes 12:06 PM
  • "Is Apple Really a 'Has Been' Technology Titan?"  Forbes 9:45 AM
  • "Apple Slaps Google with a Motion to Compel Compliance with a Subpoena" Patently Apple 8:03 AM
  • "Apple demands Google hand over data for Motorola case" CNET News 2:41 PM
  • "Apple Asks Court To Force Google Cooperation: iPhone maker accuses Google of unwarranted delays in providing documentation it needs for Motorola Mobility lawsuit defense." InformationWeek 3:12 PM
  • "Apple seeds OS X 10.8.3 build 12D61 to developers" 9 to 5 Mac 3:37 PM
  • "Product Review: AutoCAD for Mac 2013" Architosh 10:11 AM
  • "Virtualization Benchmarks/Head-to-Head: How do VMware Fusion 5 and Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac compare?" MacTech Magazine 12:10 PM
  • "Mac troubleshooting: What to do when your computer is too slow" Macworld 8:23 AM
  • "How to adjust network settings in OS X via the command line: In addition to using the system preferences, you can adjust Wi-Fi network configuration in OS X via Terminal." CNET Reviews 12:10 PM
  • "How to Use Smart Folders in OS X" Mactuts+ 8:46 AM
  • "How To Hide All Desktop Icons On Mac OS X" ResExcellence 7:17 AM
  • "MacMost Now 820: Making a Better Login Image" MacMost 7:21 AM
  • "Preview All Text Files in Quick Look with the QLStephen Plugin for OS X" OS X Daily 1:12 PM
  • "How To Select & Copy Text From A File In OS X Quicklook" AddictiveTips 12:01 PM
  • "Master The Option Key In iWork [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 8:55 AM
  • "The 3 Best Voice Notes Recorder Apps For Your Mac (one is free, one is half the price of the other)" McSolo 7:20 AM
  • "The Easiest To Use Time Management, Task, Project, Todo App Also Has A Crazy Name" Mac 360 7:19 AM
  • "2 New Ways To Add A Clock To Your Mac's Dock (both cheap, one simple, one complex)" NoodleMac 7:20 AM
  • "How To Use Your Mac And A Scanner To Create The Dream: A Paperless Office" Mac 360 7:20 AM
  • "iCloud, Dropbox, And Cloud Storage Rule, So Why Not Put A Corkboard In The Cloud?" TeraTalks 7:20 AM
  • "This Mac App Of The Past Is The App Of The Future But The App Is Here Now" BohemianBoomer 7:20 AM
  • "Here's A Strange Mac Calculator You Will Love To Use, Don't Know About, But Need Now" Mac 360 7:20 AM
  • "Why Parallels Not VMware Fusion Is The Best Virtualization Software For Most Mac Users" Cult of Mac 10:11 AM
  • "Surgeon Simulator 2013 for Mac hilarious online craze: Surgery simulation game causes a stir across the web as gamers post images and videos of operational mishaps" Macworld UK 9:47 AM
Press Releases
  • "XIMEA's xiQ USB 3.0 Camera Is also First Industrial Camera to Work with MAC OS X" PRWeb 6:41 PM
  • "Watermarker offers image branding on OS X" TUAW 2:10 PM
  • "Steam App Finally Gets iPad Support" PadGadget 1:11 PM
  • "Sublime Text 3 Beta Released" Mactuts+ 12:04 PM
  • "Manga Studio 5: New Tools, 64-bit, Multi-processor Enabled" FairerPlatform 11:55 AM
  • "Mac Updates: Office 2011 SP3, Mellel 3.1, XBMC 12 'Frodo" FairerPlatform 8:09 AM
  • "Expresso is a Simple Text Editor with Calculation Capabilities" prMac 7:24 AM
  • "Mac Backup Guru for OS X: Simple and Trustworthy Bootable Back Up + Sync" prMac 7:24 AM
  • "JixiPix Software Releases New Aquarella Watercolor Software for Mac" prMac 7:24 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "New photos of Apple's Austin campus expansion show construction of second building" AppleInsider 6:36 PM
  • "Aussie resellers: Apple's business iPad is too late/Surface too strong." CRN 3:12 PM
  • "Regnum: Apple Suspected of Attempting to Bribe Russian Regional Officials" Brightwire 12:05 PM
  • "Bribery concerns follow Apple meet with Russian officials" Electronista 12:05 PM
  • "iPad mini is on fire: Apple moving 12M units in Q1" iDownload Blog 8:18 AM
  • "iPhone Users Rack Up the Highest Carrier Bills" AllThingsD 7:28 AM
  • "Hey Apple, Google: people don't trust you any more" Computerworld 9:34 AM
  • "Apple drops from top 20 privacy ranking after Path security breach" iDownload Blog 8:47 AM
  • "Apple, Google tumble off top 20 trusted companies list: Facebook, Yahoo! also not well-trusted to protect personal information" The Register 2:33 PM
  • "Apple Plans First Berlin Store and Fourth San Francisco Store" MacRumors 7:57 AM
  • "Japan & South Korea Led Google Play App To Revenue To Double From Q3 To Q4 2012, But Apple Still Revenue Leader" TechCrunch 2:36 PM
  • "Google's App Revenue Increases Sixfold as It Chases Apple Store" Bloomberg 8:58 AM
  • "Google Play revenue growing 10X faster than Apple's iOS app store" VentureBeat 9:57 AM
  • "Can BlackBerry 10 Take on Apple?" [Video Report] CNBC 7:28 AM
  • "On location at Macworld/iWorld 2013" 9 to 5 Mac 8:25 AM
  • "Siri Eyes Free coming to 2013 Honda Accord, along with Acura RDX and ILX" Engadget 10:13 AM
  • "Honda says Siri Eyes Free will land in 2013 Accord, Acura RDX and ILX vehicles" 9 to 5 Mac 10:31 AM
  • "Honda Bringing Siri 'Eyes Free' to Accord, Acura" PC Magazine 3:22 PM
  • "Apple to Toyota Add Face Masks, Purifiers on Beijing Smog" Bloomberg 8:58 AM
  • "'What did you learn from the iPhone?': When repeatedly asked what his company RIM Europe have learned from Apple in producing the new Blackberry 10, which is launched today, managing director Stephen Bates refuses to answer." [Video Report] BBC 2:06 PM
  • "Jobs goes Groucho, iPad bashful, fruity Kutcher, and Gates' kids 'aren't Apple lovers'" Macworld UK 10:42 AM
  • "What it Was Like Building Steve Jobs' Super Yacht" [Video Report] Bloomberg 8:57 AM
  • "Ashton Kutcher: Playing Steve Jobs Was 'Terrifying'" The Telegraph 8:06 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Want Stronger Passwords? Try Bad Grammar: Beware passwords built using too many pronouns or verbs, Carnegie Mellon security researchers say. String together nouns instead." InformationWeek 3:34 PM
  • "Facebook earnings beat Wall Street's estimates, show traction with mobile" CNET News 3:29 PM
  • "AT&T Trial Shows Small Cells Bring Nearly Perfect Coverage to Problem Areas" Wired 2:41 PM
  • "Kaspersky updates Endpoint Security for Business anti-hacker tool" V3 2:35 PM
  • "Hitachi unveils first 10K rpm 1.2TB hard drive" Computerworld 2:25 PM
  • "Dropbox Launches Instant File Previews And Virtual Photo Album Sharing" TechCrunch 2:21 PM
  • "Internet at its best open and free: The internet should be like a blank sheet of paper for people to write on, says the creator of the World Wide Web." Fairfax NZ News 2:07 PM
  • "Symantec CEO: 'We'll absolutely have a Norton brand'" Network World 11:40 AM
  • "'Fair data' logo promotes ethical standards for collecting consumer data" Techworld 11:38 AM
  • "HTC sends invite to Feb. 19 event, likely to unveil M7 phone" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:28 AM
  • "Freescale attacks Cavium with security coprocessors" EE Times 10:58 AM
  • "Zynga Chief Game Designer Brian Reynolds Leaving Company" Bloomberg 10:33 AM
  • "ZTE to launch Firefox OS smartphone at Mobile World Conference: Firefox OS will start competing with Android and Apple's iOS, with phones on the way from ZTE, Mozilla, Telefónica, and Geeksphone" IDG News Service 11:16 AM
  • "Google Puts The Nexus 4 Back On Sale In UK, France And Spain" TechCrunch 2:22 PM
  • "Google Forms Gets A Refresh, Adds Collaboration And Smarter Editing Features" TechCrunch 2:21 PM
  • "Google Fends Off BrightRoll in $7.6 Billion Video Market" Bloomberg 10:33 AM
  • "Mozilla takes drastic step to automatically block virtually all plug-ins in Firefox: Cites security, stability reasons for move to turn on 'click-to-play' for all but the latest Flash" Computerworld 10:43 AM
  • "Nintendo slashes Wii U sales goal by 27 percent, cuts 3DS target" PCWorld 11:38 AM
  • "BlackBerry Bluetooth Mini Stereo Speaker Gives You A Speakerphone That Goes Anywhere For $79.99" TechCrunch 2:22 PM
  • "The First BlackBerry 10 Device To Make U.S. Debut In March, Coming To All Four Major Carriers" TechCrunch 2:22 PM
  • "BlackBerry maker changes its name and launches long-awaited BlackBerry 10" CNNMoney 9:47 AM
  • "Yesterday Alicia Keys Was An iPhone Addict, Today She's BlackBerry's Global Creative Director" TechCrunch 2:35 PM
  • "Microsoft Seeks to Challenge Google with Gesture-Based Search" Patently Apple 4:36 PM
  • "Microsoft Utilizes Military Technology to Reinvent the Stylus" Patent Bolt 1:53 PM
  • "Tablets poised to see higher adoption in Indian schools" ZDNet 7:27 AM
  • "Macworld Expo opening and Apple vs Blackberry" Your Mac Life 2:09 PM
  • "Kirk McElhearn Takes Control of iTunes 11" MacVoicesTV 1:33 PM
  • "Behind the App: Play Creatividad and its Award-Winning iPoe Series" PadGadget 10:01 AM
  • "Podcast: Do you need a 128 GB iPad? Straight Talk vs. AT&T and Windows RT or Windows 8?" GigaOM 7:22 AM
  • "Hackers unveil latest Apple iOS 6 jailbreak website: The untethered jailbreak software will go through testing before it is released" Computerworld 9:29 PM
  • "The iPhone 5S rumor roundup: It's inevitable...but when will it happen? The rumor roundup for Apple's next iPhone starts now" CNET Reviews 6:42 PM
  • "Apple's cumulative iPad sales this quarter to increase 60% year over year" Edible Apple 9:55 AM
  • "New Apple TV 3,2 is just a mid-season internal upgrade, with no external difference in size" The Next Web 11:58 AM
  • "New Apple TV revealed by FCC won't be smaller, will only contain minor component change" The Verge 11:59 AM
  • "Apple: Don't get excited about that new Apple TV box/The company says its updated Apple TV model, which showed up in regulatory filings this week, is a behind the scenes component change that won't bring new features." CNET News 12:25 PM
  • "New, smaller Apple TV 3,2 features A5X processor, iPhone 5's Broadcom BCM4334 chip" The Next Web 9:47 AM
  • "New smaller Apple TV coming, to feature A5x chip" Macworld UK 8:07 AM
  • "Rumor: New Smaller, Faster Apple TV Coming Soon" AppleBitch 7:56 AM
  • "Chart of the day: A decade of Apple 'computer' sales" Fortune 11:56 AM
  • "Despite better demand, retailers must order iPad 4 before they can sell iPad mini" iDownload Blog 12:39 PM
  • "DigiTimes: Apple Just Cut Its iPad Display Orders By 50% – [Rumor] RazorianFly 8:15 AM
  • "Apple trademarks its Stores to deter copycats" ZDNet 2:26 PM
  • "Apple gets trademark for retail store design and layout: The service mark application was filed in May 2010" IDG News Service 7:35 AM
  • "Apple trademarks its distinctive store design" Digital Trends 8:07 AM
  • "Apple Trademarks the Design of its Retail Stores" PC Magazine 12:40 PM
  • "Apple granted trademark protections for the interior of the Apple Store: It probably won't help against competitors that use similar designs, though." Ars Technica 5:31 PM
  • "Apple patent describes possible flash assembly for low-cost plastic-bodied iPhone" MacDailyNews 7:21 AM
  • "Apple cheaper iPhone mini patent published" Macworld UK 7:57 AM
  • "Does Apple Hate RAM Upgrades?, Has WiFi Killed Ethernet?, Why Windows RT Was DOA, and More" Low End Mac 8:45 AM
  • "Apple releases MacBook SMC firmware updates fixing rare battery issue" 9 to 5 Mac 5:28 PM
  • "Firmware updates address MacBook battery issues" Macworld 9:07 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Age of Myth HD For iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $1.99), The iPhone Version Is Also Free" Apple Sliced 8:42 AM
  • "ColorShift For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:42 AM
  • "Magic Guitar For iPhone Is Free Today (Was $2.99)" Apple Sliced 8:42 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:43 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:43 AM
  • "iPad 3 Buyer's Guide -Prices $290 To $829 -Best iPad Prices Reviews & Information" MacReviewZone 10:16 AM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 10 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 8:24 AM

  • "Intel SSD 525 Review (240GB)" AnandTech 8:45 AM
  • "Hands on: is the iPhone 5 the best iPhone yet? A look at the pros and cons" Stabley Times 7:22 AM
  • "Sena Jonal for iPad mini Review" iSource 1:11 PM
  • "PhoneSuit Power Core Micro Ultra Compact Battery Pack" iLounge 9:48 AM
  • "Review: Cygnett Khaki Workmate Case for the iPhone 5" Run Around Tech 8:45 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Rough Guides World Lens (for iPhone)" PC Magazine 3:12 PM
  • "Configure Your Home Theater To Perfection With THX tune-up For iOS" AddictiveTips 8:47 AM
  • "Appidemic: My Dashboard for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch" AppleTell 8:25 AM
  • "Daily iPad App: Spend more time drawing, less time tweaking with Inspire Pro" TUAW 10:12 AM
  • "Bokeh Lens Review: Bokeh Lens is an easy-to-use photo app dedicated to adding a beautiful bokeh effect to photos." 148Apps 2:08 PM
  • "'Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition' Review - Wrestling with a Classic" Touch Arcade 2:36 PM
  • "Work Out Like a Beast With Gorilla Workout – iPad App Review" PadGadget 8:23 AM
  • "Quirky App Of The Day: Sinner's Run Is Definitely A Race You Want To Win" App Advice 2:43 PM
  • "Moves Review: A free pedometer app that does little to impress." 148Apps 8:25 AM
  • "Calendar entires disappear after enabling iCloud Article" iLounge 3:37 PM
  • "Valve's Gabe Newell says Apple TV, not consoles, is the biggest threat to Steam Box" 9 to 5 Mac 7:42 PM
  • "Rumor Has It: Will Apple go plastic for a low-cost iPhone?" CNET TV 4:39 PM
  • "Google asks: How much is mapping worth?" ["The anecdotal impact is easy to assess. Look no further than the uproar Apple faced after it switched the iPhone's default mapping program from Google Maps to its own much criticized service."] Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 3:31 PM
  • "Why Apple is the stumbling block in Amazon's ebook transition" paidContent 2:04 PM
  • "5 Things That Could Slow Apple's Success/Let Apple's example be a lesson to you: Staying on top of your game--no matter how successful you are--is a never-ending struggle." Inc. 1:09 PM
  • "I'm as mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore" YMP Now 11:55 AM
  • "Uh Oh: I Lost My iPhone 5. Now What?" Forbes 10:31 AM
  • "Popularizing The Subscription Model: Would You Pay Monthly For A New Mac, iPhone, Or iPad?" Mac 360 10:30 AM
  • "Major Media Fails To Fact-Check iPhone Joke" Techdirt 9:14 AM
  • "Judge denies new trial, keeps Apple's $1B verdict over Samsung intact" GigaOM 9:24 AM
  • "Judge Koh: Samsung didn't 'willfully' infringe Apple patents" MacDailyNews 9:03 AM
  • "Dell Dude? Yup, he's a Mac user now, too" MacDailyNews 8:47 AM
  • "Reality be damned: iOS 7 wish list, continued/We received hundreds of comments and e-mails about what readers want for iOS." Ars Technica 8:46 AM
  • "The little-known Apple Lisa: Five quirks and oddities" Macworld 8:23 AM
  • "Is your Surface Pro a bit full? Slot in an SD card, it's not from Apple: iPad a bit full? Bad luck, buy a new one" The Register 7:35 AM
  • "Why Microsoft must become Apple and Google" PCWorld 7:33 AM
  • "5 Things I Tell Siri That Helps Me Run My Business" Forbes 7:29 AM
  • "Does An $800 (Or More) 128 GB iPad Make Sense, And If So Who For? – The 'Book Mystique" MacPrices 1:22 PM
  • "Apple's 'fat' 128 billion-byte iPad: What analysts are saying" Fortune 10:32 AM
  • "Tech writers don't get the 128 GB iPad 4 or are being idiots on purpose"  Revert to Saved 9:14 AM
  • "Does the 128GB iPad 4 Spell Death for the 64GB MacBook Air?" Apple Gazette 8:46 AM
  • "Don't be confused by the 128GB iPad. It's not for you." ZDNet 7:27 AM
  • "Why Ballmer doesn't want Office on the iPad" ZDNet 1:22 PM
  • "Microsoft's Ballmer Torpedoes Prospects for MS Office on iPad" The Mac Observer 1:12 PM
  • "Ballmer dashes Office for iPad hopes (for now)" iDownload Blog 12:06 PM
  • "Ballmer: Office with no iPad support makes 'a lot of sense'" ZDNet 7:27 AM
  • "How the iPad revolutionized the public speaking occupation" Stabley Times 7:22 AM
  • "Annual Subscriptions: Why Adobe And Microsoft Want You To Pay Annually To Play Daily" PixoBebo 7:19 AM
  • "Opinion: Apple's Best Days Are Yet To Come" ResExcellence 7:17 AM
  • "Alicia Keys announces on Twitter that she's the new BlackBerry 10 marketing director, sends tweet from her iPhone" Stabley Times 9:08 PM
  • "10 Pinterest tips from a user with 1.2 million followers" CNET News 3:30 PM
  • "Are Weak Wii U Sales a Bellwether of Shifting Game Demographics?" Techland 2:33 PM
  • "Will BlackBerry ever be hip again?" Salon 2:06 PM
  • "Most condemn using cell phones while driving, but do it themselves" Salt Lake Tribune 2:04 PM
  • "The BlackBerry, Rebuilt, Lives to Fight Another Day" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 1:57 PM
  • "BlackBerry 10 Radically New, But Many Details Missing" BYTE 3:33 PM
  • "RIM's BlackBerry 10 gets some rave reviews" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 11:11 AM
  • "RIM's Z10 and BlackBerry 10 feel a generation late" CNNMoney 10:39 AM
  • "Blackberry scored with BB 10 line, but game was long over" View from Above 2:57 PM
  • "Here's how the Z10, Q10 get BlackBerry back in the game" CNET News 2:41 PM
  • "Dropbox Now Guaranteed Massive Success After Ballmer Dismisses It As A 'Little Startup'" BGR 1:33 PM
  • "RIM Shamelessly Copies Apple, Renames The Company After A Fruit" Cult of Mac 12:00 PM
  • "Facebook's Mobile Move" TheStreet 9:29 AM
  • "Should You Subscribe to Microsoft Office 365?" Techland 8:24 AM
  • "The predicament of escaping the social media bubble." The Joy of Tech [cartoon] 7:18 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "The Official Karennet Macworld Party List V. 2.1" Thomas PR 7:01 PM
  • "Live Blog: Kutcher and Gad on playing Jobs and Woz/Join as at 9 a.m. on Thursday for our live blog of their Macworld/iWorld appearance." Macworld 6:01 PM
  • "Official Stratego game debuts for iPad" CNET Reviews 3:05 PM
  • "Satechi Energy Efficient Smart LED Desk Lamp Brightens Rooms & Charges USB Devices" Run Around Tech 2:48 PM
  • "Sounds Good: Inter-App Routing System Audiobus Gets First Ever Update" App Advice 2:43 PM
  • "Dropbox launches quick file previews for photos, documents" CNET News 2:41 PM
  • "uTest Launches Applause, An iOS And Android Mobile App Analytics Dashboard With A Klout-Like Score" TechCrunch 2:36 PM
  • "Google Forms Gets A Refresh, Adds Collaboration And Smarter Editing Features" TechCrunch 2:35 PM
  • "John Martellaro Chats Apple TV & Mac Pro on Tech Night Owl" The Mac Observer 2:07 PM
  • "BackBlaze iPhone app gives access to online backups" CNET News 1:05 PM
  • "Rovio teases Escape From Hoth update for Angry Birds Star Wars" PocketGamer 12:03 PM
  • "Prepare To Escape From Hoth Aboard The Millennium Falcon In Angry Birds Star Wars" App Advice 12:03 PM
  • "Aliens vs Predator Evolution stalks iOS and Android" TG Daily 12:00 PM
  • "Fab updates its iOS and Android apps with improved navigation and discovery, plus profiles" The Next Web 11:58 AM
  • "Bang with Friends Coming to iPhone" Tapscape 11:58 AM
  • "StoryDesk Introduces iPad-to-iPad Presentation Sharing" Business Wire 10:13 AM
  • "Mextures: Free Textures To Grungify Your iPhoneography" Cult of Mac 8:55 AM
  • "'500px' Is Back In The App Store" RazorianFly 8:15 AM
  • "Minecraft for iOS is Updated With New Features" iClarified 9:35 AM
  • "Minecraft - Pocket Edition 0.6.0 Brings Baby Animals, Fancy Clouds And More" App Advice 8:12 AM
  • "Jumpin Jackabee, A Gas Gas Gas" App Advice 8:12 AM
  • "Google Earth on desktop, Android, and iOS updated with 100,000+ new tours of popular sites, cities, and places" The Next Web 7:56 AM
  • "Professional VSD Viewer for iPad/iPhone Released" prMac 7:24 AM
  • "Recosoft - Macworld/iWorld 2013 Exhibit and PDF2Office Specials" prMac 7:24 AM
  • "Here Comes the Sun(s) with DrakeEQ on the iPhone" prMac 7:24 AM
  • "DrakeEQ HD on the iPad Answers the Question: Are We Alone?" prMac 7:24 AM
  • "Vector Victor 1.0 for iPad: 3D Math App Takes Mystery Out of Vectors" prMac 7:24 AM
  • "Learn with Jacob - Hamburger vs. Carrot - iPad App for Kids" prMac 7:24 AM
  • "Harold and Cow Sidecar Bike Race: The Great Escape 1.0 released for iOS" prMac 7:24 AM
  • "Former Star Wars Pirate Has Left the Dark Side for the App Store" prMac 7:24 AM
  • "Dailybook (Journal/Diary) 3.0 for iOS - Save Text, Photos, Audio in Book" prMac 7:23 AM
  • "Create romantic, artistic valentines - with no drawing skills required" prMac 7:23 AM
  • "Balloon Adventures 1.0 now available on App Store" prMac 7:23 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Dell Founder Said to Seek Majority Control With Own Funds" Bloomberg 9:43 AM
  • "Microsoft's Dell billions have Windows 8 strings attached" The Register 2:31 PM
  • "Of course Michael Dell wants control" Fortune 3:07 PM
  • "Dell Founder Reportedly Plans To Spend $1 Billion Of His Own Funds To Regain Control Of Company" BGR 6:17 PM
  • "Some Thoughts On The Dell Buyout, Microsoft's Involvement And The PC Market" Seeking Alpha 6:39 PM
  • "IBM security tool can catch insider threats, fraud" Network World 11:41 AM
  • "Welcome to IBM's Supercomputer Waterworld of the Future" Wired Magazine 2:41 PM
  • "IBM's Watson Finds Home At Rensselaer Poly Tech: IBM's cognitive computer will let university do advanced computing research and expose students to big data analytics disciplines." InformationWeek 11:13 AM
  • "IBM sends Watson to NY college to boost its skills" Associated Press 9:44 AM
  • "Rensselaer Polytechnic gets its own Watson" ZDNet 2:45 PM
  • "One Year Later and IBM's Social Business is Still Superior to Apple's" Forbes 11:07 AM
  • "IBM blurs the work-life diVide: The consumer market is the new benchmark for work computing, company says." Sydney Morning Herald 9:21 PM
  • "Senate's H-1B visa proposal goes far beyond Microsoft's" Seattle Times 2:00 PM
  • "Microsoft Cradles Linus Torvalds' (Other) Baby" Wired Magazine 2:41 PM
  • "Microsoft's Ballmer disses Dropbox as a 'little startup'" CNET News 10:16 AM
  • "A rival to Google Drive? Microsoft launches online version of its Office software" The Independent 11:22 AM
  • "Students to get Windows 8 upgrade discount" CNET Reviews 3:30 PM
  • "Office 2013 desktop suite pops up in Windows Store" CNET News 3:30 PM
  • "HP's Whitman: Sales Reps That Scoop Channel Deals Will Be Fired" CRN 10:40 AM
  • "Lenovo Profit Rises 34% on Avoiding PC Slump, Smartphones" Bloomberg 9:44 AM
  • "Lenovo's profit soars to record $205 million" CNET News 10:17 AM
  • "Lenovo Profit Rises in Third Quarter" [Paid Membership Required] 9:32 AM
  • "Windows 8 convertibles help Lenovo break into high-end PC market" IDG News Service 11:16 AM
  • "China's Lenovo sets sights overseas in smartphone push" Reuters 9:43 AM
  • "Lenovo May Offer Windows Phone to Expand Mobile Line, Yang Says" Bloomberg 9:48 AM
  • "Three years later, has Oracle's Sun buy paid off? Cash flow has far exceeded purchase price, says Oracle President Mark Hurd, but an investment researcher remains doubtful" InfoWorld 10:42 AM
  • "Oracle 'fesses up: Java security flaws more than storm in teacup" The Register 2:31 PM
  • "Java security patch problems confound most users" V3 2:36 PM
  • "Intel CFO: We'll Shine In Smartphones And Ultrabooks/Intel CFO Stacy Smith explains why 2013 will be a big year for the no.1 chip maker's smartphone and Ultrabook strategies." [Video Report] TheStreet 9:45 AM
  • "Intel releases source code for NAS test app" The Register 2:32 PM
  • "AMD eyeing business opportunities from embedded solutions" DigiTimes 10:57 AM
  • "Fitch Downgrades AMD Debt From 'Meh' to 'Almost Hopeless'" AllThingsD 3:06 PM
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  • "Cisco to buy Czech vendor Cognitive Security for real-time analytics" CIO 9:41 AM
  • "Cisco Catalyst combines wired, wireless and SDN into one switch" Techworld 2:25 PM
  • "Device makers blamed for consumer risk from UPnP flaws: U.S. CERT advises consumers and businesses to disable networking protocol that permits many electronics to discover each other on a network" CSO 11:15 AM
  • "Tech Leaders Applaud Immigration Bill's Focus on H-1B Visas, STEM Workers" CIO 11:40 AM
  • "Tech industry backs immigration reform" TG Daily 2:27 PM
  • "Chip market ready for steady rebound" EE Times 10:57 AM
  • "The next revolution in cloud computing" Fortune 11:09 AM
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  • "Tech Spending Rebounds as Global Slowdown Fears Abate" Bloomberg 9:42 AM
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  • "Why Did $AAPL Stock Go Down After Beating Earnings Estimates And $AMZN Stock Go Up After Missing?" TechCrunch 8:03 AM
  • "Here's Why Amazon's Stock Is Soaring While Apple's Is Cratering" Daily Ticker 7:56 AM
  • "Why Wall Street Loves Amazon, Not Apple" Forbes 7:35 AM
  • "Why Apple down, Amazon up makes sense" MarketWatch 10:33 AM
  • "Apple vs. Amazon: Bizzaro valuations revisited" Fortune 7:31 AM
  • "Several Theories To Explain Apple's Nosedive" Seeking Alpha 7:25 AM
  • "Is Google the Next Apple?" TheStreet 7:21 AM
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  • "Some mutual funds sold their Apple stock at exactly the right time" Reuters 2:02 PM
  • "Fidelity Contrafund cut Apple stake 3 percent in December" Reuters 9:17 AM
Industry News
  • "Tech Stocks: Amazon gains, RIM losses lead tech action/RIM rolls out BlackBerry 10, changes name to BlackBerry" MarketWatch 4:39 PM
  • "U.S. stocks drop on economic worries: Dow industrials in position for largest January rise since 1989" MarketWatch 4:39 PM
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  • "Wall Street Slumps as Fed Maintains Policy Stance" FOXBusiness 2:50 PM
  • "Stocks Slip as Economy Shrinks" TheStreet 4:40 PM
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  • "Stocks set weak open after GDP" CNNMoney 9:27 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Asian stocks rally, Nikkei hits 33-month high" MarketWatch 9:33 AM
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  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks drop after U.S. GDP data/Imperial Tobacco drops after profit warning" MarketWatch 2:51 PM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 3:06 PM
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